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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 211 199 189
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -10
Permanent jobs citing HNC 2 7 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.038% 0.14% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.51% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 9
Average salary £16,000 £36,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-55.55% +60.00%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £32,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -1.53%
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
1339 1376 1461
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.38% 26.81% 29.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1032 1090 1178
Average salary £38,750 £41,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.48% +9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £25,883
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 22 May 2015. 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 -10 1 - - 6
Wolverhampton - 1 £16,000 -
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 10 (83.33%) HND
2 8 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 8 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (58.33%) Management Information System
4 5 (41.67%) Coaching
4 5 (41.67%) Time Management
4 5 (41.67%) Data Structures
4 5 (41.67%) MS Access
4 5 (41.67%) SQL
4 5 (41.67%) VBA
4 5 (41.67%) Project Management
4 5 (41.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (41.67%) Workflow
5 4 (33.33%) Degree
6 3 (25.00%) CAD
6 3 (25.00%) MS Office
7 2 (16.67%) Change Management
7 2 (16.67%) Finance
7 2 (16.67%) Aerospace
7 2 (16.67%) eTOM
7 2 (16.67%) GSM
7 2 (16.67%) UMTS
7 2 (16.67%) SLA
7 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 2 (16.67%) WFM
7 2 (16.67%) Resource Management
7 2 (16.67%) Performance Management
7 2 (16.67%) Business Development
7 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
7 2 (16.67%) People Management

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) GSM
1 2 (16.67%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) MS Access
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
1 2 (16.67%) Aerospace
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Automotive
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (16.67%) Head of Operations
2 1 (8.33%) Software Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Tester
2 1 (8.33%) Sales Executive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (58.33%) Management Information System
3 5 (41.67%) Data Structures
4 1 (8.33%) SCADA
4 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Coaching
1 5 (41.67%) Time Management
1 5 (41.67%) Project Management
1 5 (41.67%) Workflow
2 3 (25.00%) CAD
3 2 (16.67%) Change Management
3 2 (16.67%) eTOM
3 2 (16.67%) WFM
3 2 (16.67%) Resource Management
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Management
3 2 (16.67%) Business Development
3 2 (16.67%) People Management
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (8.33%) Change Control
4 1 (8.33%) Test Management
4 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (8.33%) Six Sigma
4 1 (8.33%) CRM
4 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
4 1 (8.33%) CAE
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
1 5 (41.67%) VBA
2 1 (8.33%) C++
2 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (83.33%) HND
2 4 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) NVQ Level 4
3 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (8.33%) ISEB
3 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (16.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) EMC
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Mentor Graphics
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Warwickshire
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Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Warwickshire
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Leamington Spa
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Leamington Spa
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
West Midlands
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £33000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
West Midlands
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Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits.
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