Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Certificate (HNC)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 271 306 340
Rank change year-on-year +35 +34 -22
Permanent jobs citing HNC 32 11 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.34% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.26% 0.46% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 23 8 13
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £29,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.64% -15.71% +40.00%
10th Percentile £22,600 £26,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £51,631 £35,750 £53,750
England median annual salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% -2.78%

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 2,540 2,389 3,371
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 27.16% 23.75% 27.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1,626 1,917 2,488
West Midlands median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% - -
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,750 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +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 19 July 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 19 July 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 +26 6 £48,000 +74.55% 2
Birmingham -5 5 £38,000 +7.04% 3
Dudley - 5 £26,000 -
Worcestershire - 4 £48,135 - 1
Wolverhampton -8 3 £23,000 -16.36%
Shropshire - 3 £40,500 - 2
Staffordshire - 3 £35,000 - 3
Coventry -3 2 £25,000 -16.67% 3
HNC
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 22 (68.75%) HND
2 15 (46.88%) Degree
3 14 (43.75%) Microsoft
4 11 (34.38%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (34.38%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (28.13%) Windows
6 8 (25.00%) Linux
6 8 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (25.00%) Red Hat
6 8 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (21.88%) Windows Server
8 6 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (18.75%) Incident Management
8 6 (18.75%) Finance
8 6 (18.75%) VMware
8 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (18.75%) Cisco
9 5 (15.63%) MCSA
9 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Excel
9 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Office
9 5 (15.63%) CAD
10 4 (12.50%) NetApp
10 4 (12.50%) Service Management
10 4 (12.50%) Service Delivery
10 4 (12.50%) Firewall
10 4 (12.50%) ITSM
10 4 (12.50%) Management Information System
10 4 (12.50%) Electronics
10 4 (12.50%) ITIL

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 2 (6.25%) CMS
1 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (6.25%) AutoCAD
3 2 (6.25%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MIS ActiveH
1 1 (3.13%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) Office 365
2 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.25%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) Firewall
1 4 (12.50%) LAN
1 4 (12.50%) WAN
2 3 (9.38%) Internet
3 2 (6.25%) BGP
3 2 (6.25%) DHCP
3 2 (6.25%) DNS
3 2 (6.25%) DSL
3 2 (6.25%) DWDM
3 2 (6.25%) MPLS
3 2 (6.25%) OSPF
3 2 (6.25%) SHDSL
3 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Electronics
2 4 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
4 2 (6.25%) Banking
4 2 (6.25%) Local Government
5 1 (3.13%) Automotive
5 1 (3.13%) Billing
5 1 (3.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (18.75%) Design Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) Analyst
2 4 (12.50%) Mechanical Design Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) Mechanical Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (6.25%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 2 (6.25%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) Electronics Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) Electronics Test Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) NOC Technician
3 2 (6.25%) Office 365 Specialist
3 2 (6.25%) Project Manager
3 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) Test Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) ICT Manager
4 1 (3.13%) ICT Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 11 (34.38%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 4 (12.50%) Virtual Team
4 2 (6.25%) SCADA
5 1 (3.13%) CCTV
5 1 (3.13%) Driving Licence
5 1 (3.13%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 9 (28.13%) Windows
2 8 (25.00%) Linux
2 8 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (21.88%) Windows Server
4 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.25%) Solaris
5 2 (6.25%) Unix
5 2 (6.25%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (18.75%) Incident Management
3 5 (15.63%) CAD
4 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (12.50%) IT Strategy
4 4 (12.50%) ITIL
4 4 (12.50%) ITSM
4 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 4 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 4 (12.50%) Service Management
4 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (12.50%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 3 (9.38%) Change Management
5 3 (9.38%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (9.38%) Data Migration
5 3 (9.38%) Decision-Making
5 3 (9.38%) Migration
6 2 (6.25%) Matrix Management
6 2 (6.25%) Network Management
6 2 (6.25%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) Bash Shell
1 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 4 (12.50%) Python
2 2 (6.25%) C
3 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (68.75%) HND
2 15 (46.88%) Degree
3 8 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (15.63%) MCSA
5 4 (12.50%) MCITP
5 4 (12.50%) MCP
5 4 (12.50%) MCSE
5 4 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (12.50%) vSphere
2 4 (12.50%) XenApp
3 2 (6.25%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 8 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 6 (18.75%) Cisco
3 6 (18.75%) VMware
4 4 (12.50%) Citrix
4 4 (12.50%) NetApp
4 4 (12.50%) ServiceNow
5 2 (6.25%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 2 (6.25%) Dell
5 2 (6.25%) EMC
5 2 (6.25%) Fortinet
5 2 (6.25%) HP
5 2 (6.25%) Juniper
5 2 (6.25%) Kaspersky
5 2 (6.25%) Nokia
5 2 (6.25%) Oracle
5 2 (6.25%) Sun
5 2 (6.25%) Telindus
6 1 (3.13%) IFS