The table below looks at the statistics for NVQ Level 3 in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited NVQ Level 3 over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Vocational Qualification Level 3 (NVQ Level 3)
Rank 883 920 858
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -62
Permanent jobs citing NVQ Level 3 9 9 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.008% 0.020%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.030% 0.028% 0.074%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 17
Average salary £39,500 £17,945 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+120.11% -38.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,700 £16,584 £23,900
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £27,522 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary - £17,945 £29,000
% change year-on-year
- -38.12%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
29867 31754 29655
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.27% 27.14% 27.27%
Number of salaries quoted 23809 24862 23887
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

NVQ Level 3
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing NVQ Level 3 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

NVQ Level 3 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

NVQ Level 3
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing NVQ Level 3 within the UK.

NVQ Level 3 Salary Trend in the UK

NVQ Level 3
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing NVQ Level 3 over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 within the UK.

NVQ Level 3 Salary Histogram in the UK

NVQ Level 3
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing NVQ Level 3 within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +18 7 £39,500 +120.11% 9
London +34 5 £39,500 +120.11% 3
Glasgow - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
South West -11 1 - - 3
City of London - 1 £45,000 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -

NVQ Level 3
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing NVQ Level 3 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited NVQ Level 3.

1 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 8 (38.10%) Continuous Improvement
3 7 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 7 (33.33%) Finance
4 5 (23.81%) Degree
5 4 (19.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (19.05%) ISO 14001
5 4 (19.05%) Project Management
5 4 (19.05%) MS Office
5 4 (19.05%) SLA
6 3 (14.29%) Windows
6 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
6 3 (14.29%) CRM
6 3 (14.29%) MCP
6 3 (14.29%) A+ Certification
6 3 (14.29%) Change Management
6 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
7 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
7 2 (9.52%) Line Management
7 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
7 2 (9.52%) Wireless
7 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
7 2 (9.52%) Service Management
7 2 (9.52%) Quality Management
7 2 (9.52%) VLE
7 2 (9.52%) Programme Management
7 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (9.52%) Project Planning
7 2 (9.52%) Business Development
7 2 (9.52%) NVQ Level 4

NVQ Level 3
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing NVQ Level 3 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited NVQ Level 3. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Office
2 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 2 (9.52%) AutoCAD
3 2 (9.52%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Internet
1 2 (9.52%) MPLS
1 2 (9.52%) OSPF
1 2 (9.52%) BGP
1 2 (9.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Crystal Reports
1 2 (9.52%) BusinessObjects
General
1 7 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Publishing
3 1 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (4.76%) Legal
3 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (14.29%) IT Support
2 2 (9.52%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (9.52%) ICT Consultant
2 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (9.52%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (9.52%) PMO Manager
2 2 (9.52%) Project Manager
2 2 (9.52%) Analyst
2 2 (9.52%) IT Consultant
2 2 (9.52%) Consultant
2 2 (9.52%) Network Engineer
2 2 (9.52%) Service Analyst
2 2 (9.52%) Support Consultant
3 1 (4.76%) Administrator
3 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (4.76%) Systems Support
3 1 (4.76%) Applications Support
3 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.52%) VLE
2 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.76%) Reference Data
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
2 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (19.05%) Project Management
3 3 (14.29%) CRM
3 3 (14.29%) Change Management
4 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
4 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (9.52%) CAD
4 2 (9.52%) Service Management
4 2 (9.52%) Quality Management
4 2 (9.52%) Validation
4 2 (9.52%) Programme Management
4 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.52%) Project Planning
4 2 (9.52%) Business Development
4 2 (9.52%) Matrix Management
4 2 (9.52%) Performance Management
4 2 (9.52%) QMS
4 2 (9.52%) Line Management
4 2 (9.52%) Network Design
4 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) C
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Degree
2 3 (14.29%) MCP
2 3 (14.29%) A+ Certification
3 2 (9.52%) NVQ Level 4
4 1 (4.76%) HNC
4 1 (4.76%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) SLA
1 4 (19.05%) ISO 14001
1 4 (19.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (9.52%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
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