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

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 212 197 196
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -1
Permanent jobs citing HNC 12 2 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.22% 0.037% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.77% 0.13% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 8 2 9
Average salary £40,000 £25,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+60.00% -24.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £25,000 £17,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £28,300 £40,800
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £32,500 £32,750
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -0.76%
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
1554 1565 1341
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.92% 29.20% 27.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1301 1347 1110
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing HNC across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

HNC Salary Histogram 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 September 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
(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 - 7 £40,000 -
Staffordshire -9 2 £45,000 +80.00%
Shropshire - 2 £20,000 - 1
Coventry - 1 £42,233 - 2
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 15 (71.43%) HND
2 9 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 9 (42.86%) Degree
3 8 (38.10%) Project Management
4 7 (33.33%) Resource Management
4 7 (33.33%) 4G
5 5 (23.81%) Electronics
5 5 (23.81%) Service Management
5 5 (23.81%) ITIL
5 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
6 4 (19.05%) Windows
6 4 (19.05%) GPRS
6 4 (19.05%) CAD
6 4 (19.05%) Configuration Management
6 4 (19.05%) TETRA
6 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
7 3 (14.29%) Bash Shell
7 3 (14.29%) Test Strategy
7 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 3 (14.29%) AutoCAD
7 3 (14.29%) Python
7 3 (14.29%) VPN
8 2 (9.52%) DNS
8 2 (9.52%) DHCP
8 2 (9.52%) Linux
8 2 (9.52%) Wireless
8 2 (9.52%) Broadband
8 2 (9.52%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (9.52%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (9.52%) MicroStation

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) AutoCAD
2 2 (9.52%) MicroStation
3 1 (4.76%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Sage 50
1 1 (4.76%) Exchequer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) 4G
2 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
3 4 (19.05%) GPRS
3 4 (19.05%) TETRA
4 3 (14.29%) VPN
5 2 (9.52%) DNS
5 2 (9.52%) DHCP
5 2 (9.52%) Wireless
5 2 (9.52%) Broadband
6 1 (4.76%) Gigabit Ethernet
6 1 (4.76%) Ethernet
6 1 (4.76%) LAN
6 1 (4.76%) WAN
6 1 (4.76%) Internet
General
1 9 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 5 (23.81%) Electronics
3 1 (4.76%) Marketing
3 1 (4.76%) Automotive
3 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Configuration Manager
1 4 (19.05%) Design Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Senior Architect
2 3 (14.29%) Technical Design Architect
2 3 (14.29%) Technical Design Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Verification Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Senior Technical Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Senior Design Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Product Design Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Technical Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Senior Technical Architect
2 3 (14.29%) Technical Solutions Architect
2 3 (14.29%) Senior Solutions Architect
2 3 (14.29%) Architect
2 3 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 3 (14.29%) Technical Architect
2 3 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (9.52%) CAD Technician
3 2 (9.52%) Electronics Technician
4 1 (4.76%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Linux
2 2 (9.52%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
3 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Project Management
2 7 (33.33%) Resource Management
3 5 (23.81%) Service Management
3 5 (23.81%) ITIL
4 4 (19.05%) CAD
4 4 (19.05%) Configuration Management
5 3 (14.29%) Test Strategy
5 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.76%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (4.76%) Line Management
6 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.76%) Change Management
6 1 (4.76%) ITSM
6 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) Bash Shell
1 3 (14.29%) Python
2 1 (4.76%) C
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (71.43%) HND
2 9 (42.86%) Degree
3 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) MCSE
4 1 (4.76%) MCSA
4 1 (4.76%) MCP
4 1 (4.76%) CCNA
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.76%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
1 1 (4.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 1 (4.76%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Draytek
1 1 (4.76%) VMware
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.76%) HP
1 1 (4.76%) Dell
1 1 (4.76%) Sage
1 1 (4.76%) Symantec
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