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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
National Vocational Qualification Level 4 (NVQ Level 4)
UK
Rank 855 945 940
Rank change year-on-year +90 -5  
Permanent jobs citing NVQ Level 4 2 3 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.003% 0.018%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.010% 0.010% 0.065%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 15
Median salary - £35,000 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -32.69%  
UK excluding London median salary - - £52,000

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 21051 28584 29068
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.78% 27.76% 27.51%
Number of salaries quoted 16599 22917 22807
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £68,500 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

NVQ Level 4
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing NVQ Level 4 as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 5 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +98 2 - -
South West - 2 - -
Bath - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 - -

NVQ Level 4
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 5 (62.50%) C#
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
1 5 (62.50%) MySQL
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
2 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) HNC
2 3 (37.50%) HND
2 3 (37.50%) Manufacturing
2 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
2 3 (37.50%) WCF
2 3 (37.50%) WPF
2 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 3 (37.50%) JSON
2 3 (37.50%) SDLC
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Change Control
3 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (25.00%) Business Continuity
3 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) MS Office

NVQ Level 4
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
1 2 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) MySQL
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 3 (37.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Applications Support
2 2 (25.00%) Applications Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Software Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Project Officer
3 1 (12.50%) Project Support Officer
3 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
1 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
1 3 (37.50%) JSON
1 3 (37.50%) WCF
1 3 (37.50%) WPF
2 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
1 2 (25.00%) Unix
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) SDLC
1 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
2 2 (25.00%) Business Continuity
2 2 (25.00%) Change Control
2 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (25.00%) ERP
2 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Behavioural Change
3 1 (12.50%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
3 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) C#
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) RPG
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
1 3 (37.50%) HNC
1 3 (37.50%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Infor