Period
to 17 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for HNC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 17 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Certificate (HNC)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 135 174 179
Rank change year-on-year +39 +5 +13
Permanent jobs citing HNC 8 11 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.32% 0.34% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.59% 1.10% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 5
Birmingham median annual salary £55,000 £36,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +50.68% +32.73% +14.58%
10th Percentile £46,250 £35,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £37,250 £38,750
West Midlands median annual salary £47,000 £40,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year +17.50% +45.45% -17.91%

HNC is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 503 997 934
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 20.30% 31.05% 25.60%
Number of salaries quoted 449 563 603
Birmingham median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +20.48% +3.75%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £65,000
West Midlands median annual salary £47,750 £43,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.40% +8.13% -

HNC
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing HNC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for HNC in Birmingham

HNC
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing HNC in Birmingham.

Salary trend for HNC in Birmingham

HNC
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing HNC in Birmingham over the 6 months to 17 February 2020.

Salary histogram for HNC in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 February 2020, IT jobs citing HNC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for HNC.

1 7 (87.50%) Degree
2 5 (62.50%) JIRA
2 5 (62.50%) Computer Science
2 5 (62.50%) Selenium
2 5 (62.50%) Performance Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 5 (62.50%) ISTQB
2 5 (62.50%) HP
2 5 (62.50%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (62.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (50.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (37.50%) HND
4 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (37.50%) User Experience
4 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
4 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
4 3 (37.50%) Software Delivery
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Testing
5 2 (25.00%) GitHub
5 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (25.00%) DevOps
5 2 (25.00%) Postman
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (25.00%) CCTV
5 2 (25.00%) Maven

HNC
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SAP EWM
1 1 (12.50%) SAP MM
1 1 (12.50%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Azure
1 2 (25.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Wireless
2 1 (12.50%) BGP
2 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (12.50%) MPLS
2 1 (12.50%) OSPF
2 1 (12.50%) RSVP
2 1 (12.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) JIRA
1 5 (62.50%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (25.00%) JMeter
2 2 (25.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (25.00%) Maven
2 2 (25.00%) Postman
2 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Public Sector
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Test Leader
1 3 (37.50%) Test Manager
2 2 (25.00%) QA Manager
2 2 (25.00%) QA Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Lead
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Provisioning Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Manager
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (37.50%) User Experience
3 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (25.00%) CCTV
4 1 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) HPUX
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Computer Science
1 5 (62.50%) Performance Testing
1 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Scrum
2 3 (37.50%) Software Delivery
2 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
2 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Testing
3 2 (25.00%) DevOps
3 2 (25.00%) ERP
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (25.00%) System Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) Coaching
4 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 1 (12.50%) Procure-to-Pay
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
1 2 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) Degree
2 5 (62.50%) ISTQB
2 5 (62.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (37.50%) HND
4 1 (12.50%) CCNA
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (12.50%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (12.50%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) Juniper
3 1 (12.50%) Micro Focus
3 1 (12.50%) Nokia
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
3 1 (12.50%) SAP