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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Vocational Qualification Level 3 (NVQ Level 3)
Rank 840 885 877
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -8
Permanent jobs citing NVQ Level 3 30 5 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.005% 0.012%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.094% 0.017% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 21 0 4
Average salary £62,500 - £24,500
90% offered a salary of more than £19,406 - £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 - £25,000
UK excluding London average salary £58,750 - £24,500

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
31908 29129 30429
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 29.90% 27.27% 28.13%
Number of salaries quoted 25373 22889 25038
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,090 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 3 March 2015 within the UK.

NVQ Level 3 Salary Histogram in the UK

NVQ Level 3
Top 23 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 3 March 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 +35 26 £62,500 -
South East -15 10 £62,500 -
North West - 7 £37,500 -
Reading - 7 - -
Berkshire - 7 - -
London - 5 £65,000 -
Manchester - 4 £62,500 -
Glasgow - 4 £63,750 -
City of London - 4 £63,750 -
Scotland - 4 £63,750 -
West Sussex - 3 £62,500 -
Lancashire - 3 £20,000 -
Crawley - 3 £62,500 -
Stockport - 3 £62,500 -
East Midlands +29 2 £19,406 -
Leicester +25 2 £19,406 -
Leicestershire +24 2 £19,406 -
Dorset - 1 £65,000 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Bournemouth - 1 £65,000 -
Hertford - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
South West - 1 £65,000 -

NVQ Level 3
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 19 (44.19%) MS Excel
2 16 (37.21%) MS Visio
2 16 (37.21%) UNIX
2 16 (37.21%) PL/SQL
2 16 (37.21%) SQL
2 16 (37.21%) VBA
2 16 (37.21%) Oracle
2 16 (37.21%) SQL Server
2 16 (37.21%) MS Office
2 16 (37.21%) Data Mining
2 16 (37.21%) Billing
2 16 (37.21%) Data Architecture
2 16 (37.21%) Oracle Database
3 14 (32.56%) Continuous Improvement
3 14 (32.56%) Telecoms
4 10 (23.26%) Validation
4 10 (23.26%) NVQ Level 4
4 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
5 9 (20.93%) ISO 14001
5 9 (20.93%) Wireless
6 8 (18.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (16.28%) Windows
8 6 (13.95%) Client/Server
8 6 (13.95%) ITIL
9 5 (11.63%) HNC
9 5 (11.63%) Radio Access Network
10 4 (9.30%) VLE
10 4 (9.30%) Publishing
10 4 (9.30%) Finance
10 4 (9.30%) HND

NVQ Level 3
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 4 (9.30%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 19 (44.19%) MS Excel
2 16 (37.21%) MS Visio
2 16 (37.21%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.93%) Wireless
2 5 (11.63%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (9.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (37.21%) SQL Server
1 16 (37.21%) Data Mining
1 16 (37.21%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.33%) Crystal Reports
General
1 16 (37.21%) Billing
2 14 (32.56%) Telecoms
3 4 (9.30%) Finance
3 4 (9.30%) Publishing
4 1 (2.33%) Automotive
4 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (37.21%) Architect
1 16 (37.21%) Data Architect
2 7 (16.28%) Environment Manager
3 4 (9.30%) Analyst
3 4 (9.30%) Service Analyst
3 4 (9.30%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Team Leader
4 3 (6.98%) Deployment Team Leader
5 2 (4.65%) Oracle Architect
5 2 (4.65%) IT Support
5 2 (4.65%) IT Support Technician
5 2 (4.65%) Support Technician
6 1 (2.33%) Deployment Manager
6 1 (2.33%) IT Technician
6 1 (2.33%) Document Controller
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Client/Server
2 4 (9.30%) VLE
3 3 (6.98%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (37.21%) UNIX
2 7 (16.28%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (37.21%) Data Architecture
2 14 (32.56%) Continuous Improvement
3 10 (23.26%) Validation
4 6 (13.95%) ITIL
5 3 (6.98%) PRINCE2
5 3 (6.98%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.33%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.33%) Document Management
6 1 (2.33%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (37.21%) PL/SQL
1 16 (37.21%) SQL
1 16 (37.21%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (23.26%) NVQ Level 4
2 5 (11.63%) HNC
3 4 (9.30%) HND
4 3 (6.98%) MCSE
4 3 (6.98%) MCSA
4 3 (6.98%) CCNA
4 3 (6.98%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (6.98%) MCP
4 3 (6.98%) GNVQ
4 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.33%) VCP4
6 1 (2.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.93%) ISO 14001
2 8 (18.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (37.21%) Oracle
2 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.98%) HP
3 3 (6.98%) Dell
3 3 (6.98%) Symantec
3 3 (6.98%) VMware
3 3 (6.98%) Cisco
4 1 (2.33%) Business Objects