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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Vocational Qualification Level 4 (NVQ Level 4)
Rank - 870 891
Permanent jobs citing NVQ Level 4 0 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK - 0.003% 0.003%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.011% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 3
Average salary - £40,000 £32,100
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +24.61%
UK excluding London average salary - £40,000 -

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
30927 28478 33853
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.11% 26.75% 28.82%
Number of salaries quoted 24121 23322 28448
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

NVQ Level 4
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing NVQ Level 4 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing NVQ Level 4 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 4.

1 4 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (37.50%) ISO 14001
2 3 (37.50%) GIS
2 3 (37.50%) Validation
2 3 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 3 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (37.50%) Risk Analysis
2 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
2 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 3 (37.50%) Mapinfo
2 3 (37.50%) Benchmarking
2 3 (37.50%) MS Office
2 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Performance Management
2 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (25.00%) NVQ Level 3
3 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (25.00%) EMC
3 2 (25.00%) SAN
3 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (25.00%) HNC
3 2 (25.00%) HND
3 2 (25.00%) UNIX
3 2 (25.00%) AIX
3 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) Tru64

NVQ Level 4
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing NVQ Level 4 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 4. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
1 3 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) SAN
General
1 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Project Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Business Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Telecoms Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Server Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Storage Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (37.50%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) UNIX
1 2 (25.00%) AIX
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
1 2 (25.00%) Tru64
1 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Benchmarking
1 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
1 3 (37.50%) Validation
1 3 (37.50%) Risk Analysis
1 3 (37.50%) Performance Management
1 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) NVQ Level 3
2 2 (25.00%) HNC
2 2 (25.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) ISO 14001
1 3 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
1 3 (37.50%) Mapinfo
2 2 (25.00%) Huawei
2 2 (25.00%) Brocade
2 2 (25.00%) EMC
2 2 (25.00%) Red Hat