The first table below looks at the demand for HNC in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited HNC over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 194 191 180
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -11
Permanent jobs citing HNC 3 11 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.061% 0.22% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.23% 0.76% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2 8 12
Average salary £36,250 £22,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+61.11% -43.75%
UK excluding London average salary £31,627 £28,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+11.95% -13.07%
Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1304 1446 1170
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.37% 28.87% 24.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1041 1178 963
Average salary £42,500 £39,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.97% +9.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
HNC
England

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing HNC across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

HNC Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

HNC
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing HNC across the West Midlands region.

HNC Salary Trend in the West Midlands

HNC
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Coventry - 2 £36,000 - 2
Warwickshire - 1 £36,500 - 1
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing HNC 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 HNC.

1 6 (85.71%) HND
2 4 (57.14%) Degree
3 3 (42.86%) SCADA
3 3 (42.86%) WPF
3 3 (42.86%) Silverlight
3 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
3 3 (42.86%) MVC
3 3 (42.86%) Device Driver
3 3 (42.86%) Scrum
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
3 3 (42.86%) C#
3 3 (42.86%) C++
3 3 (42.86%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) .NET
3 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
3 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
3 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
3 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
4 2 (28.57%) Python
4 2 (28.57%) Electronics
4 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (14.29%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (14.29%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) Matrix Management
5 1 (14.29%) Document Management
5 1 (14.29%) MS Excel

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing HNC 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 HNC. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) AutoCAD
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 2 (28.57%) Electronics
3 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Software Programmer
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
1 3 (42.86%) Programmer
1 3 (42.86%) C# Developer
1 3 (42.86%) Software Developer
1 3 (42.86%) C# Software Developer
1 3 (42.86%) C# Programmer
2 2 (28.57%) Verification Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) CAD Technician
3 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) WPF
1 3 (42.86%) Silverlight
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
1 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
1 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
1 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) SCADA
1 3 (42.86%) Device Driver
2 1 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) MVC
1 3 (42.86%) Scrum
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
2 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Matrix Management
3 1 (14.29%) Document Management
3 1 (14.29%) CAD
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C#
1 3 (42.86%) C++
1 3 (42.86%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
2 2 (28.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) HND
2 4 (57.14%) Degree
3 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £40,000 to £45,000 DOE + Car
Posted: 2 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Experis Engineering
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum + Share Opt
Posted: 10 days ago
Leamington Spa
Huxley Associates
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + Bouns
Posted: 10 days ago
Coventry
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Jam Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Brierley Hill
Huxley Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benifits
Posted: 20 days ago
Shropshire
Huxley Associates
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Car
Posted: 24 days ago