Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for NVQ Level 4 qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

National Vocational Qualification Level 4 (NVQ Level 4)
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1181 1231 1276
Rank change year-on-year +50 +45 +34
Permanent jobs citing NVQ Level 4 8 6 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.003% 0.009%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.019% 0.012% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 8 6 9
UK median annual salary £30,000 £34,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.04% +6.15% +13.04%
10th Percentile £20,228 £30,640 £20,250
90th Percentile £34,500 £41,250 £49,565
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,000 £33,250 £40,587
% change year-on-year -9.77% -18.08% +15.96%

NVQ Level 4 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 43221 49687 59678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.99% 26.18% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 33227 39832 47689
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 £25,969
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 4
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing NVQ Level 4 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for NVQ Level 4 in the UK

NVQ Level 4
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing NVQ Level 4.

Salary trend for NVQ Level 4 in the UK

NVQ Level 4
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing NVQ Level 4 within the UK over the 6 months to 23 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
UK excluding London +46 8 £30,000 -9.77% 1
England +39 8 £30,000 -13.04% 1
North of England - 5 £27,500 -
South East +35 3 £33,000 -2.94% 1
North West - 3 £27,500 -
Yorkshire - 2 £21,046 -

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing NVQ Level 4 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 4.

1 6 (75.00%) Linux
2 5 (62.50%) Incident Management
3 4 (50.00%) ITIL
4 3 (37.50%) HND
4 3 (37.50%) Unix
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) C#
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) MySQL
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 3 (37.50%) Project Management
4 3 (37.50%) SLA
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) Degree
4 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
4 3 (37.50%) Problem Management
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (37.50%) Business Continuity
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
4 3 (37.50%) Change Control
5 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (25.00%) Ubuntu
5 2 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria
5 2 (25.00%) Collaborative Working
5 2 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (25.00%) Workflow

NVQ Level 4
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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) MySQL
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2014
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Applications Support
2 3 (37.50%) Applications Support Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Support Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Support Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Unix Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Unix Support
2 3 (37.50%) Unix Support Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
2 2 (25.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) Unix
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 2 (25.00%) CentOS
3 2 (25.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Incident Management
2 4 (50.00%) ITIL
3 3 (37.50%) Business Continuity
3 3 (37.50%) Change Control
3 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (37.50%) Problem Management
3 3 (37.50%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 2 (25.00%) Collaborative Working
4 2 (25.00%) High Availability
4 2 (25.00%) Process Improvement
4 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Service Management
4 2 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (25.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C#
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C
2 1 (12.50%) C++
2 1 (12.50%) Fortran
2 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
1 3 (37.50%) HND
2 2 (25.00%) HNC
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft