The table below looks at the statistics 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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 223 203 193
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -10
Permanent jobs citing HNC 6 12 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.11% 0.24% 0.093%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.41% 0.91% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 4
Average salary £36,750 £31,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -23.17%
UK excluding London average salary £35,750 £42,250 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +40.83%
HNC
England

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

Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1450 1324 1203
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.47% 26.17% 27.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1140 1124 929
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% -2.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Warwickshire -17 5 £35,000 - 1
Birmingham -3 1 £38,500 +22.22% 2
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 11 (68.75%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (56.25%) HND
3 8 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 6 (37.50%) MS Office
5 5 (31.25%) Management Information System
5 5 (31.25%) Finance
5 5 (31.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (31.25%) Quality Management
5 5 (31.25%) Asset Management
5 5 (31.25%) Software Testing
5 5 (31.25%) Degree
5 5 (31.25%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (25.00%) MS Access
6 4 (25.00%) CAD
6 4 (25.00%) SQL
6 4 (25.00%) VBA
6 4 (25.00%) Data Structures
7 3 (18.75%) MATLAB
7 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Automotive
7 3 (18.75%) Manufacturing
7 3 (18.75%) Validation
7 3 (18.75%) Black-Box Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
8 2 (12.50%) JIRA
8 2 (12.50%) Atlassian
8 2 (12.50%) Test Management
8 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
8 2 (12.50%) NVQ Level 4
8 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 8 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (37.50%) MS Office
3 2 (12.50%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (6.25%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 1 (6.25%) PTC Creo
4 1 (6.25%) Windchill
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) MS Access
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Automotive
2 3 (18.75%) Manufacturing
3 2 (12.50%) Games
4 1 (6.25%) Aerospace
4 1 (6.25%) German Language
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Design Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Automation Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Software Test Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Test Automation Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Test Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Junior
3 2 (12.50%) Junior Penetration Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Junior Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Mechanical Design Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Mechanical Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Test Lead
4 1 (6.25%) Field Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Field Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Lead Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Project Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Support
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 11 (68.75%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (31.25%) Management Information System
3 4 (25.00%) Data Structures
4 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
5 2 (12.50%) Client/Server
5 2 (12.50%) Mobile Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Asset Management
1 5 (31.25%) Continuous Improvement
1 5 (31.25%) Quality Management
1 5 (31.25%) Software Testing
2 4 (25.00%) CAD
3 3 (18.75%) Black-Box Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Validation
4 2 (12.50%) Test Management
4 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 1 (6.25%) 3D Modelling
5 1 (6.25%) Benchmarking
5 1 (6.25%) Change Management
5 1 (6.25%) Coaching
5 1 (6.25%) Data Management
5 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
5 1 (6.25%) Finite Element Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Information Management
5 1 (6.25%) Investment Management
5 1 (6.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
1 4 (25.00%) VBA
2 3 (18.75%) MATLAB
3 2 (12.50%) C++
3 2 (12.50%) Java
3 2 (12.50%) Python
3 2 (12.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) HND
2 5 (31.25%) Degree
3 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (12.50%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Atlassian
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Autodesk
2 1 (6.25%) Sage
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