Period
to 23 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for HNC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 23 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Certificate (HNC)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 289 299 337
Rank change year-on-year +10 +38 -35
Permanent jobs citing HNC 15 18 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.16% 0.19% 0.075%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.63% 0.79% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 10 11 8
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -7.89% +26.67%
10th Percentile £22,500 £27,000 £28,975
90th Percentile £53,397 £36,500 £54,125
England median annual salary £35,000 £34,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.19% -2.14% -12.50%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,373 2,265 3,222
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 25.40% 23.51% 26.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1,525 1,762 2,421
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £24,350 £23,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £61,250 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,658
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.55% +3.68%

HNC
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing HNC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for HNC 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 in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for HNC in the West Midlands

HNC
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing HNC in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

Salary histogram for HNC in the West Midlands

HNC
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 May 2018. 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
Warwickshire - 5 £60,000 - 4
Staffordshire - 3 £30,000 -
Coventry -15 2 £25,000 -16.67% 1
Worcestershire - 2 £51,270 -
Birmingham -13 1 £35,000 -1.41% 3
Wolverhampton - 1 £23,000 -
HNC
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for HNC.

1 10 (66.67%) HND
2 8 (53.33%) Degree
3 6 (40.00%) Telecoms
4 4 (26.67%) Finance
4 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2
4 4 (26.67%) Windows
4 4 (26.67%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
5 3 (20.00%) Driving Licence
5 3 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (20.00%) Internet
5 3 (20.00%) Security Management
5 3 (20.00%) Oracle
5 3 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (20.00%) SCADA
5 3 (20.00%) Network Security
6 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (13.33%) Supplier Management
6 2 (13.33%) Local Government
6 2 (13.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
6 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (13.33%) Programme Management
6 2 (13.33%) Document Management
6 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (13.33%) Electronics
6 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
6 2 (13.33%) Quality Management
6 2 (13.33%) Change Management

HNC
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.67%) Mimecast
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) Internet
1 3 (20.00%) Network Security
2 1 (6.67%) DHCP
2 1 (6.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (6.67%) MySQL
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (26.67%) Finance
3 2 (13.33%) Electronics
3 2 (13.33%) Local Government
3 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (6.67%) Banking
4 1 (6.67%) Billing
4 1 (6.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Network Systems Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Support
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Commercial Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Design Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Electronics Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Electronics Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Training Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Transformation Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Driving Licence
1 3 (20.00%) SCADA
2 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) CCTV
3 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.67%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
1 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Cybersecurity
1 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2
2 3 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (20.00%) Security Management
3 2 (13.33%) Change Control
3 2 (13.33%) Change Management
3 2 (13.33%) Collaborative Working
3 2 (13.33%) Document Management
3 2 (13.33%) Matrix Management
3 2 (13.33%) Programme Management
3 2 (13.33%) Quality Management
3 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (13.33%) Supplier Management
4 1 (6.67%) Decision-Making
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) Logistics
4 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.67%) Resource Allocation
4 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) Java
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) HND
2 8 (53.33%) Degree
3 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco
2 1 (6.67%) Dell
2 1 (6.67%) EMC
2 1 (6.67%) Fortinet
2 1 (6.67%) Kaspersky
2 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
2 1 (6.67%) VMware