Period
to 23 September 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 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Certificate (HNC)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 253 305 337
Rank change year-on-year +52 +32 -24
Permanent jobs citing HNC 42 14 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.49% 0.14% 0.084%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.81% 0.59% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 26 8 8
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £28,750 £27,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.74% +3.60% +7.77%
10th Percentile £23,500 £25,575 £21,875
90th Percentile £46,250 £37,400 £41,125
England median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,375
% change year-on-year - +4.87% -4.64%

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 2,318 2,369 3,208
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 26.85% 23.93% 26.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1,516 1,893 2,330
West Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,591 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.40% +1.48% -
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,114 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 September 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 September 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
Birmingham +26 17 £36,500 -2.67% 8
Dudley - 7 £26,000 -
Staffordshire +20 5 £32,500 +35.42% 3
Warwickshire +36 3 £48,000 +74.55% 4
Worcestershire - 3 £45,000 - 1
Shropshire - 3 £40,500 - 3
Coventry +10 2 £35,000 +8.53% 1
Wolverhampton +5 2 £24,000 -12.73%
HNC
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 30 (71.43%) HND
2 24 (57.14%) Degree
3 17 (40.48%) Problem-Solving
4 15 (35.71%) Linux
4 15 (35.71%) SLA
4 15 (35.71%) Microsoft
5 14 (33.33%) Windows
5 14 (33.33%) Red Hat
5 14 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (30.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (30.95%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (28.57%) Incident Management
8 11 (26.19%) VMware
9 10 (23.81%) Management Information System
9 10 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (23.81%) Self-Motivation
10 9 (21.43%) Cisco
11 8 (19.05%) Service Management
12 7 (16.67%) DSL
12 7 (16.67%) Juniper
12 7 (16.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 7 (16.67%) Nokia
12 7 (16.67%) DWDM
12 7 (16.67%) MPLS
12 7 (16.67%) OSPF
12 7 (16.67%) BGP
12 7 (16.67%) TCP/IP
12 7 (16.67%) Sun
12 7 (16.67%) HP

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 7 (16.67%) CMS
2 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (4.76%) AutoCAD
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (4.76%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MIS ActiveH
1 1 (2.38%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.90%) Office 365
2 3 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.14%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.67%) BGP
1 7 (16.67%) DSL
1 7 (16.67%) DWDM
1 7 (16.67%) LAN
1 7 (16.67%) MPLS
1 7 (16.67%) OSPF
1 7 (16.67%) SHDSL
1 7 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 7 (16.67%) WAN
2 6 (14.29%) Firewall
3 2 (4.76%) Network Security
3 2 (4.76%) VoIP
4 1 (2.38%) ADSL
4 1 (2.38%) Broadband
4 1 (2.38%) DHCP
4 1 (2.38%) DNS
4 1 (2.38%) Internet
4 1 (2.38%) VDSL
4 1 (2.38%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Subversion
General
1 6 (14.29%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) Manufacturing
3 3 (7.14%) Electronics
4 2 (4.76%) Automotive
4 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.38%) Banking
5 1 (2.38%) Billing
5 1 (2.38%) Local Government
5 1 (2.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (16.67%) NOC Technician
2 6 (14.29%) Analyst
2 6 (14.29%) Design Engineer
2 6 (14.29%) Operations Analyst
3 4 (9.52%) Mechanical Design Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Mechanical Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
4 2 (4.76%) Office 365 Specialist
4 2 (4.76%) Support Engineer
5 1 (2.38%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (2.38%) Administrator
5 1 (2.38%) Applications Specialist
5 1 (2.38%) Coordinator
5 1 (2.38%) Development Specialist
5 1 (2.38%) Help Desk Manager
5 1 (2.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (2.38%) IT Manager
5 1 (2.38%) Operations Manager
5 1 (2.38%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.95%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (23.81%) Management Information System
2 10 (23.81%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (11.90%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.38%) CCTV
4 1 (2.38%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.38%) Robotics
4 1 (2.38%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 15 (35.71%) Linux
2 14 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 14 (33.33%) Windows
3 13 (30.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (16.67%) Solaris
4 7 (16.67%) Unix
4 7 (16.67%) Windows 2000 Server
4 7 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.38%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (40.48%) Problem-Solving
2 12 (28.57%) Incident Management
3 8 (19.05%) Service Management
4 7 (16.67%) Critical Success Factor
4 7 (16.67%) CRM
4 7 (16.67%) ITIL
4 7 (16.67%) ITSM
4 7 (16.67%) Network Management
4 7 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
4 7 (16.67%) RAD
4 7 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 5 (11.90%) CAD
5 5 (11.90%) Infrastructure Management
5 5 (11.90%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 4 (9.52%) IT Strategy
7 3 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (7.14%) Data Migration
7 3 (7.14%) Decision-Making
7 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 3 (7.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.29%) Bash Shell
1 6 (14.29%) Python
2 5 (11.90%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.76%) C
4 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (71.43%) HND
2 24 (57.14%) Degree
3 10 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (16.67%) MCSA
5 5 (11.90%) MCP
5 5 (11.90%) MCSE
5 5 (11.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (9.52%) MCITP
7 2 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (2.38%) CCNA
8 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (35.71%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (14.29%) vSphere
2 6 (14.29%) XenApp
3 3 (7.14%) Active Directory
3 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (4.76%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 15 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 14 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 11 (26.19%) VMware
4 9 (21.43%) Cisco
5 7 (16.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 7 (16.67%) HP
5 7 (16.67%) Juniper
5 7 (16.67%) Nokia
5 7 (16.67%) Sun
5 7 (16.67%) Telindus
6 6 (14.29%) Citrix
6 6 (14.29%) NetApp
7 5 (11.90%) ServiceNow
8 3 (7.14%) Fortinet
8 3 (7.14%) Kaspersky
9 2 (4.76%) Veeam
10 1 (2.38%) Dell
10 1 (2.38%) EMC
10 1 (2.38%) IFS