The table below looks at the statistics for NVQ Level 4 in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited NVQ Level 4 over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
National Vocational Qualification Level 4 (NVQ Level 4)
UK
Rank 847 922 939
Rank change year-on-year
+75 +17
Permanent jobs citing NVQ Level 4 5 3 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.003% 0.017%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.024% 0.011% 0.061%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 11
Median salary £32,500 £30,000 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £23,200 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £30,000 £52,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £30,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -42.30%

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
21275 27519 29284
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.27% 27.99% 28.00%
Number of salaries quoted 16764 22024 23422
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,823 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

NVQ Level 4
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing NVQ Level 4 as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

NVQ Level 4 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

NVQ Level 4
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing NVQ Level 4 within the UK.

NVQ Level 4 Salary Trend in the UK

NVQ Level 4
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing NVQ Level 4 over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 within the UK.

NVQ Level 4 Salary Histogram in the UK

NVQ Level 4
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing NVQ Level 4 within the UK over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +81 5 £32,500 +8.33%
South West - 3 £32,500 -
Devon - 3 £32,500 -
Newton Abbot - 3 £32,500 -
Burnley - 2 £30,000 -
North West - 2 £30,000 -
Lancashire - 2 £30,000 -

NVQ Level 4
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT jobs citing NVQ Level 4 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for NVQ Level 4.

1 5 (83.33%) C#
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
1 5 (83.33%) MySQL
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) HNC
2 3 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (50.00%) WCF
2 3 (50.00%) WPF
2 3 (50.00%) JSON
2 3 (50.00%) SDLC
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Change Control
3 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 2 (33.33%) Business Continuity
3 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Unix
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) ERP

NVQ Level 4
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) MySQL
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 3 (50.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Applications Support
2 2 (33.33%) Applications Support Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Software Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
1 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (50.00%) JSON
1 3 (50.00%) WCF
1 3 (50.00%) WPF
2 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Unix
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) SDLC
1 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 2 (33.33%) Change Control
2 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (33.33%) ERP
2 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C#
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) RPG
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) HNC
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Infor