Period
to 23 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Certificate (HNC)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 312 325 289
Rank change year-on-year +13 -36 +21
Permanent jobs citing HNC 16 18 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.16% 0.16% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.67% 0.60% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 8 16 10
West Midlands median annual salary £27,500 £27,750 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.90% -7.50% -28.96%
10th Percentile £25,575 £23,000 £23,950
90th Percentile £42,000 £41,875 £40,009
England median annual salary £31,250 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% -7.14% -6.67%

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 2375 3019 2732
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.43% 26.30% 25.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1824 2205 2174
West Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,700 £63,750 £65,480
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 November 2017.

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 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
Warwickshire +3 7 £35,000 -20.45%
Birmingham +26 4 £27,500 +6.80% 2
Herefordshire +5 3 - - 1
Staffordshire +10 1 £24,000 -9.43% 1
Wolverhampton +5 1 £27,500 -21.43%
HNC
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing HNC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for HNC.

1 12 (75.00%) Degree
2 8 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (31.25%) Numerate Degree
3 5 (31.25%) HND
3 5 (31.25%) Trend Analysis
3 5 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (18.75%) Retail
4 3 (18.75%) Electronics
4 3 (18.75%) Decision Table
4 3 (18.75%) Graphic Design
4 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
4 3 (18.75%) Photoshop
4 3 (18.75%) UML
4 3 (18.75%) CRM
4 3 (18.75%) Data Modelling
4 3 (18.75%) Adobe
4 3 (18.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (18.75%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (18.75%) SDLC
4 3 (18.75%) Driving Licence
4 3 (18.75%) Data Flow Diagram
5 1 (6.25%) User Experience
5 1 (6.25%) CAD
5 1 (6.25%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (6.25%) PMP
5 1 (6.25%) Quality Management
5 1 (6.25%) ISO 14001
5 1 (6.25%) ISO 9001

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:

Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Photoshop
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
General
1 3 (18.75%) Electronics
1 3 (18.75%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Business Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Support Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Systems Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Systems Support
3 3 (18.75%) Systems Support Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Technical Support
4 1 (6.25%) Draughtsman
4 1 (6.25%) IT Support
4 1 (6.25%) Support Officer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
2 3 (18.75%) Driving Licence
2 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (18.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (18.75%) Graphic Design
3 1 (6.25%) CCTV
3 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
1 5 (31.25%) Trend Analysis
2 3 (18.75%) CRM
2 3 (18.75%) Data Flow Diagram
2 3 (18.75%) Data Modelling
2 3 (18.75%) Decision Table
2 3 (18.75%) SDLC
2 3 (18.75%) UML
3 1 (6.25%) 3D Modelling
3 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
3 1 (6.25%) CAD
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
3 1 (6.25%) Quality Management
3 1 (6.25%) Resource Management
Qualifications
1 12 (75.00%) Degree
2 5 (31.25%) HND
2 5 (31.25%) Numerate Degree
3 3 (18.75%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (6.25%) MCITP
4 1 (6.25%) MCSE
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (6.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Data Quality
1 1 (6.25%) ISO 14001
1 1 (6.25%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Adobe