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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 211 207 211
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Permanent jobs citing HNC 14 8 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.24% 0.15% 0.072%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.91% 0.54% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 3
Average salary £25,000 £40,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-37.50% +45.45%
UK excluding London average salary £33,500 £28,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+17.54% -12.30%
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
1536 1489 1555
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.23% 27.57% 27.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1209 1215 1331
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 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
Birmingham +1 9 £15,000 - 1
Staffordshire +8 2 £31,548 -29.89%
Wolverhampton - 2 - -
Warwickshire -16 1 - -
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 14 (82.35%) HND
2 12 (70.59%) Degree
3 9 (52.94%) AutoCAD
4 8 (47.06%) Manufacturing
5 5 (29.41%) Automotive
5 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
5 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (23.53%) Allen-Bradley
6 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
6 4 (23.53%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (23.53%) Siemens
7 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
7 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Test Management
7 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
7 3 (17.65%) NVQ Level 4
7 3 (17.65%) Client/Server
7 3 (17.65%) Flash
7 3 (17.65%) C++
7 3 (17.65%) Java
7 3 (17.65%) Oracle
7 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
7 3 (17.65%) MS Project
7 3 (17.65%) MS Office
8 2 (11.76%) SQL
8 2 (11.76%) VBA
8 2 (11.76%) MS Access
8 2 (11.76%) ISO 9001
8 2 (11.76%) Cisco
8 2 (11.76%) CCNA

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) GroupWise
Applications
1 9 (52.94%) AutoCAD
2 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
3 3 (17.65%) MS Project
3 3 (17.65%) MS Office
4 2 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) DHCP
1 1 (5.88%) DNS
1 1 (5.88%) Intranet
1 1 (5.88%) Internet
1 1 (5.88%) Firewall
1 1 (5.88%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) JIRA
General
1 8 (47.06%) Manufacturing
2 5 (29.41%) Automotive
3 2 (11.76%) Games
4 1 (5.88%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Design Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Electrical Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Electrical Design Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Test Team Leader
3 2 (11.76%) Team Leader
4 1 (5.88%) IT Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) IT Assistant
4 1 (5.88%) Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (17.65%) Client/Server
3 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 2 (11.76%) Mobile Games
3 2 (11.76%) Data Structures
4 1 (5.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
1 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
1 1 (5.88%) NetWare
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Risk Assessment
2 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
2 3 (17.65%) Test Management
2 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
3 2 (11.76%) Time Management
3 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
3 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.76%) Project Management
3 2 (11.76%) Workflow
3 2 (11.76%) Coaching
4 1 (5.88%) Change Management
4 1 (5.88%) Document Management
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL
4 1 (5.88%) ERP
4 1 (5.88%) Six Sigma
4 1 (5.88%) CAD
4 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) C++
1 3 (17.65%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (82.35%) HND
2 12 (70.59%) Degree
3 3 (17.65%) NVQ Level 4
3 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (11.76%) CCNA
4 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (5.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) ISO 9001
1 2 (11.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) Novell eDirectory
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
1 4 (23.53%) Siemens
1 4 (23.53%) Allen-Bradley
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco
3 2 (11.76%) Atlassian
4 1 (5.88%) Infor
4 1 (5.88%) Kaspersky
4 1 (5.88%) Veeam
4 1 (5.88%) M86 Security
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix
4 1 (5.88%) Novell
4 1 (5.88%) VMware
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