Period
to 19 February 2019

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 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Certificate (HNC)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 238 297 287
Rank change year-on-year +59 -10 +17
Permanent jobs citing HNC 53 17 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.67% 0.17% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.26% 0.74% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 40 11 17
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £27,500 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +45.45% -17.91% -4.29%
10th Percentile £22,000 £22,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £41,250 £36,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £32,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year +25.00% +1.59% -10.00%

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 2,345 2,309 2,491
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 29.60% 23.51% 24.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1,547 1,608 1,838
West Midlands median annual salary £43,250 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.13% - -2.44%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £63,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 February 2019.

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 February 2019. 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
Worcestershire - 15 £24,000 - 5
Coventry +30 11 £40,000 +60.00%
Warwickshire +28 11 £60,000 +41.18% 2
Birmingham +1 11 £36,500 +32.73% 8
Dudley - 2 £24,500 - 3
Staffordshire +15 1 £45,000 +50.00% 5
HNC
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, 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 45 (84.91%) Degree
2 26 (49.06%) HND
3 25 (47.17%) ITIL
4 23 (43.40%) Telecoms
5 18 (33.96%) Microsoft Office
5 18 (33.96%) Service Delivery
6 17 (32.08%) Linux
7 16 (30.19%) Service Management
8 15 (28.30%) SLA
9 13 (24.53%) Microsoft Excel
9 13 (24.53%) ITSM
10 12 (22.64%) Windows
10 12 (22.64%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (20.75%) Customer Requirements
12 10 (18.87%) Data Encryption
12 10 (18.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 10 (18.87%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (18.87%) Microsoft
12 10 (18.87%) DV Cleared
12 10 (18.87%) Security Cleared
13 9 (16.98%) Incident Management
13 9 (16.98%) Management Information System
14 8 (15.09%) DSL
14 8 (15.09%) Broadband
15 7 (13.21%) Problem-Solving
15 7 (13.21%) Windows Server
16 6 (11.32%) Driving Licence
16 6 (11.32%) Python
16 6 (11.32%) Change Management
16 6 (11.32%) Bash Shell

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 3 (5.66%) CMS
Applications
1 18 (33.96%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (24.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (11.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (5.66%) CATIA
5 1 (1.89%) AutoCAD
5 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.09%) Broadband
1 8 (15.09%) DSL
2 5 (9.43%) ADSL
2 5 (9.43%) Firewall
2 5 (9.43%) Internet
2 5 (9.43%) VDSL
2 5 (9.43%) xDSL
3 4 (7.55%) DWDM
4 3 (5.66%) 3GPP
4 3 (5.66%) LAN
4 3 (5.66%) LTE
4 3 (5.66%) WAN
5 2 (3.77%) BGP
5 2 (3.77%) MPLS
5 2 (3.77%) OSPF
5 2 (3.77%) SHDSL
5 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.43%) MySQL
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
General
1 23 (43.40%) Telecoms
2 5 (9.43%) Publishing
3 4 (7.55%) Automotive
3 4 (7.55%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.77%) Electronics
4 2 (3.77%) Finance
4 2 (3.77%) Legal
5 1 (1.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (18.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (11.32%) NOC Technician
3 5 (9.43%) Design Engineer
3 5 (9.43%) Head of Infrastructure
4 4 (7.55%) Lead Systems Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Test Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Process Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Support Specialist
6 2 (3.77%) Account Manager
6 2 (3.77%) Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) Installations Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) Provisioning Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Service Manager
7 1 (1.89%) Operations Manager
7 1 (1.89%) Product Engineer
7 1 (1.89%) Service Architect
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.64%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (16.98%) Management Information System
3 6 (11.32%) Driving Licence
4 5 (9.43%) Data Centre
4 5 (9.43%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (7.55%) CCTV
6 1 (1.89%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 17 (32.08%) Linux
2 12 (22.64%) Windows
3 7 (13.21%) Windows Server
4 5 (9.43%) Embedded Linux
4 5 (9.43%) Unix
5 4 (7.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.77%) Solaris
6 2 (3.77%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (47.17%) ITIL
2 18 (33.96%) Service Delivery
3 16 (30.19%) Service Management
4 13 (24.53%) ITSM
5 11 (20.75%) Customer Requirements
6 10 (18.87%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (18.87%) Data Encryption
6 10 (18.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 9 (16.98%) Incident Management
8 7 (13.21%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (11.32%) Change Management
9 6 (11.32%) Logistics
10 5 (9.43%) IT Strategy
10 5 (9.43%) Resource Management
10 5 (9.43%) Software Testing
10 5 (9.43%) Test Automation
10 5 (9.43%) Use Case
10 5 (9.43%) Validation
11 3 (5.66%) Availability Management
11 3 (5.66%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.32%) Bash Shell
1 6 (11.32%) Python
2 5 (9.43%) C
2 5 (9.43%) SQL
3 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 45 (84.91%) Degree
2 26 (49.06%) HND
3 10 (18.87%) DV Cleared
3 10 (18.87%) Security Cleared
4 5 (9.43%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.77%) MCSA
5 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.89%) CCNA
6 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.89%) MCP
6 1 (1.89%) MCSE
6 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (28.30%) SLA
2 2 (3.77%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (3.77%) vSphere
2 2 (3.77%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) AirWatch
2 2 (3.77%) Netcool
Vendors
1 10 (18.87%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.55%) Red Hat
2 4 (7.55%) VMware
3 2 (3.77%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 2 (3.77%) Cadence
3 2 (3.77%) Cisco
3 2 (3.77%) Citrix
3 2 (3.77%) HP
3 2 (3.77%) Juniper
3 2 (3.77%) NetApp
3 2 (3.77%) Nokia
3 2 (3.77%) Remedy
3 2 (3.77%) Sun
3 2 (3.77%) Telindus
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle
4 1 (1.89%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.89%) Virgin Media