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 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Certificate (HNC)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 200 239 204
Rank change year-on-year +39 -35  
Permanent jobs citing HNC 7 8 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.15% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.64% 0.47% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 3 8 2
Median salary £35,000 £38,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.89% -13.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,200 £30,950 £32,750
10% offered a salary of more than £35,400 £53,250 £54,750
UK excluding London median salary £26,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -24.28% -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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1097 1689 1348
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 23.00% 27.36% 26.27%
Number of salaries quoted 855 1278 1075
Median salary £44,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

HNC
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing HNC as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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
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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry - 3 £29,000 - 1
Birmingham +13 1 £35,500 -7.79% 1
Herefordshire -19 1 £35,000 -6.66%
Walsall - 1 - -
Wednesbury - 1 - -
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 14 (63.64%) HND
2 10 (45.45%) CAD
2 10 (45.45%) Degree
3 9 (40.91%) Electronics
4 7 (31.82%) 3D Modelling
4 7 (31.82%) Schematic Capture
5 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (27.27%) Finance
6 5 (22.73%) ITIL
6 5 (22.73%) Management Information System
6 5 (22.73%) Risk Management
6 5 (22.73%) RMADS
6 5 (22.73%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (22.73%) Business Continuity
6 5 (22.73%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (22.73%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (9.09%) Automotive
7 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
7 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
7 2 (9.09%) ATM
7 2 (9.09%) SLA
7 2 (9.09%) Driving Licence
7 2 (9.09%) PDCA
8 1 (4.55%) PTC Creo
8 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
8 1 (4.55%) Project Management
8 1 (4.55%) MS Office
8 1 (4.55%) GNVQ
8 1 (4.55%) Solid Edge

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 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Office
2 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.55%) PTC Creo
2 1 (4.55%) Solid Edge
2 1 (4.55%) Windchill
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) ATM
General
1 9 (40.91%) Electronics
2 6 (27.27%) Finance
3 2 (9.09%) Automotive
3 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Design Engineer
2 7 (31.82%) PCB Design Engineer
2 7 (31.82%) PCB Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Security Manager
3 5 (22.73%) Senior Design Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Senior PCB Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Project Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Field Service Technician
5 2 (9.09%) Installation Technician
5 2 (9.09%) Mechanical Design Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Mechanical Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Field Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Field Service Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Network Planner
6 1 (4.55%) Portfolio Planner
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (22.73%) Management Information System
3 2 (9.09%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) CAD
2 7 (31.82%) 3D Modelling
2 7 (31.82%) Schematic Capture
3 5 (22.73%) Business Continuity
3 5 (22.73%) Customer Requirements
3 5 (22.73%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (22.73%) ITIL
3 5 (22.73%) Risk Management
4 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (9.09%) PDCA
5 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.55%) Finite Element Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Project Management
5 1 (4.55%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 14 (63.64%) HND
2 10 (45.45%) Degree
3 5 (22.73%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.55%) GNVQ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) RMADS
2 2 (9.09%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) ANSYS
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
Warwick, Warwickshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £30K + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £30K + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £30K + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago