Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for NVQ Level 3 qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

National Vocational Qualification Level 3 (NVQ Level 3)
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1164 1182 1271
Rank change year-on-year +18 +89 +47
Permanent jobs citing NVQ Level 3 25 37 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.020% 0.018%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.058% 0.075% 0.067%
Number of salaries quoted 16 14 51
UK median annual salary £33,003 £29,621 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.42% -22.05% +66.83%
UK excluding London median annual salary £24,000 £29,621 £38,000
% change year-on-year -18.98% -22.05% +66.83%

NVQ Level 3 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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 43165 49027 60087
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.01% 26.21% 27.47%
Number of salaries quoted 33185 39333 47990
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

NVQ Level 3
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing NVQ Level 3 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for NVQ Level 3 in the UK

NVQ Level 3
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for NVQ Level 3 in the UK

NVQ Level 3
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing NVQ Level 3 over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for NVQ Level 3 in the UK

NVQ Level 3
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing NVQ Level 3 within the UK over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +36 25 £33,003 +11.42% 6
UK excluding London +26 20 £24,000 -18.98% 6
Midlands +16 8 £27,500 - 2
South West - 7 £24,000 - 2
West Midlands - 7 £23,500 - 1
London -6 5 £40,000 +45.45%
Yorkshire - 3 - -
North of England - 3 - - 2
East Midlands +23 1 £31,500 - 1
South East +21 1 £34,505 +16.49%
East of England - 1 £23,000 -

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT jobs citing NVQ Level 3 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for NVQ Level 3.

1 12 (48.00%) Windows
2 10 (40.00%) SLA
2 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (40.00%) Driving Licence
3 9 (36.00%) Windows 7
3 9 (36.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (36.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (32.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (32.00%) Degree
5 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
5 7 (28.00%) Internet
6 6 (24.00%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (24.00%) Telecoms
7 5 (20.00%) Service Delivery
7 5 (20.00%) VPN
7 5 (20.00%) ITIL
7 5 (20.00%) Skype for Business
7 5 (20.00%) Windows 10
7 5 (20.00%) Skype
8 4 (16.00%) Line Management
8 4 (16.00%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (16.00%) Learning Management System
8 4 (16.00%) Asset Management
8 4 (16.00%) C
8 4 (16.00%) Oracle
8 4 (16.00%) e-Learning
9 3 (12.00%) Citrix
9 3 (12.00%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (12.00%) Siemens

NVQ Level 3
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (36.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (36.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (28.00%) Internet
2 6 (24.00%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (20.00%) Skype
3 5 (20.00%) VPN
4 1 (4.00%) DWDM
4 1 (4.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (4.00%) SMS
4 1 (4.00%) Structured Cabling
General
1 6 (24.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) IT Support
2 7 (28.00%) Analyst
2 7 (28.00%) Service Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (16.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 4 (16.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Engineering Manager
4 4 (16.00%) IT Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) IT Support Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Support Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Training Manager
5 3 (12.00%) IT Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) IT Support Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Support Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Installation Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Telecoms Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) IT Technician
Miscellaneous
1 10 (40.00%) Driving Licence
2 4 (16.00%) e-Learning
2 4 (16.00%) Learning Management System
2 4 (16.00%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (8.00%) CCTV
4 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (48.00%) Windows
2 9 (36.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (12.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.00%) Android
5 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.00%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) ITIL
1 5 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 4 (16.00%) Asset Management
2 4 (16.00%) Line Management
3 2 (8.00%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (8.00%) Matrix Management
4 1 (4.00%) Coaching
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.00%) Product Management
4 1 (4.00%) Service Management
4 1 (4.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) Degree
2 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (12.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.00%) MCITP
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (40.00%) SLA
2 1 (4.00%) COSHH
System Software
1 8 (32.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.00%) Oracle
3 3 (12.00%) Citrix
3 3 (12.00%) Siemens
4 1 (4.00%) Dell