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

Higher National Certificate (HNC)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 298 289 309
Rank change year-on-year -9 +20 -12
Permanent jobs citing HNC 17 26 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.17% 0.25% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.74% 1.04% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 11 17 12
West Midlands median annual salary £27,500 £33,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.91% -4.29% -17.13%
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,000 £26,870
90th Percentile £41,250 £36,500 £52,750
England median annual salary £31,500 £31,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - -10.00% -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 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 2,301 2,493 2,807
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.32% 24.19% 25.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1,601 1,855 2,202
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - -0.62% +0.63%
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £63,750
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 February 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 February 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 +6 7 £42,500 -3.41% 8
Birmingham +17 5 £27,500 +14.58% 8
Staffordshire +10 3 £30,000 +13.21% 8
Coventry -14 1 £25,000 -13.79% 8
Wolverhampton - 1 £23,000 - 1
HNC
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 12 (70.59%) Degree
2 5 (29.41%) HND
2 5 (29.41%) Trend Analysis
2 5 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (29.41%) Driving Licence
2 5 (29.41%) Numerate Degree
3 4 (23.53%) Electronics
3 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
4 3 (17.65%) Graphic Design
4 3 (17.65%) Photoshop
4 3 (17.65%) Windows
4 3 (17.65%) Adobe
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
4 3 (17.65%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (11.76%) SCADA
5 2 (11.76%) Network Security
5 2 (11.76%) Finance
5 2 (11.76%) Security Management
5 2 (11.76%) Quality Management
6 1 (5.88%) ISO 14001
6 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
6 1 (5.88%) VMware
6 1 (5.88%) e-Learning
6 1 (5.88%) Banking
6 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
6 1 (5.88%) Logistics
6 1 (5.88%) MCITP
6 1 (5.88%) CCTV
6 1 (5.88%) Fortinet

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 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Photoshop
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.88%) Mimecast
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Network Security
2 1 (5.88%) DHCP
2 1 (5.88%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) MySQL
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (23.53%) Electronics
1 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.76%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Business Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Technical Support
4 2 (11.76%) Network Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Network Systems Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Applications Support
5 1 (5.88%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Electronics Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Electronics Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) IT Support
5 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Support Officer
5 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Training Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (29.41%) Driving Licence
2 3 (17.65%) Graphic Design
3 2 (11.76%) SCADA
4 1 (5.88%) CCTV
4 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.88%) e-Learning
4 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
1 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
1 5 (29.41%) Trend Analysis
2 3 (17.65%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (11.76%) Quality Management
3 2 (11.76%) Security Management
4 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL
4 1 (5.88%) Logistics
4 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.88%) OO
4 1 (5.88%) OOP
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
4 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.88%) Project Management
4 1 (5.88%) Resource Allocation
4 1 (5.88%) Resource Management
4 1 (5.88%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Java
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (70.59%) Degree
2 5 (29.41%) HND
2 5 (29.41%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.88%) MCITP
3 1 (5.88%) MCSE
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.88%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
1 1 (5.88%) ISO 14001
1 1 (5.88%) ISO 9001
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (5.88%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Adobe
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco
2 1 (5.88%) Dell
2 1 (5.88%) EMC
2 1 (5.88%) Fortinet
2 1 (5.88%) Kaspersky
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.88%) VMware