Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Certificate (HNC)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 235 319 320
Rank change year-on-year +84 +1 -11
Permanent jobs citing HNC 65 15 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.77% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.81% 0.63% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 42 7 16
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £27,500 £27,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.27% -0.90% -7.50%
10th Percentile £22,000 £25,350 £23,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £42,250 £41,875
England median annual salary £35,000 £31,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.08% -7.14%

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 2,311 2,392 2,987
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 27.24% 23.68% 26.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1,540 1,841 2,185
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £24,500 £23,750 £22,750
90th Percentile £66,375 £67,500 £64,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +27 23 £36,500 +32.73% 14
Worcestershire - 12 £24,000 - 3
Dudley - 8 £26,000 -
Warwickshire +42 6 £60,000 +71.43% 4
Coventry - 6 £40,000 - 4
Staffordshire +27 5 £32,500 +35.42% 8
Shropshire - 3 £40,500 - 4
Wolverhampton +3 2 £24,000 -12.73%
HNC
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 48 (73.85%) Degree
2 40 (61.54%) HND
3 24 (36.92%) SLA
4 23 (35.38%) Linux
5 21 (32.31%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (30.77%) Microsoft
7 19 (29.23%) Windows
7 19 (29.23%) Problem-Solving
8 18 (27.69%) ITIL
8 18 (27.69%) Incident Management
8 18 (27.69%) Service Delivery
9 16 (24.62%) Service Management
9 16 (24.62%) Red Hat
9 16 (24.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (23.08%) ITSM
11 14 (21.54%) Management Information System
11 14 (21.54%) Microsoft Office
12 12 (18.46%) DSL
12 12 (18.46%) VMware
13 11 (16.92%) Telecoms
13 11 (16.92%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (16.92%) Microsoft Excel
13 11 (16.92%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (16.92%) Windows Server
14 10 (15.38%) Bash Shell
14 10 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 10 (15.38%) Self-Motivation
14 10 (15.38%) Python
14 10 (15.38%) Cisco

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 9 (13.85%) CMS
2 2 (3.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.54%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (21.54%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (16.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (9.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (3.08%) AutoCAD
4 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (3.08%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) MIS ActiveH
1 1 (1.54%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.69%) Office 365
2 3 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.62%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.46%) DSL
2 8 (12.31%) BGP
2 8 (12.31%) DWDM
2 8 (12.31%) LAN
2 8 (12.31%) MPLS
2 8 (12.31%) OSPF
2 8 (12.31%) SHDSL
2 8 (12.31%) TCP/IP
2 8 (12.31%) WAN
3 7 (10.77%) Firewall
4 5 (7.69%) Broadband
5 4 (6.15%) ADSL
5 4 (6.15%) Internet
5 4 (6.15%) VDSL
5 4 (6.15%) xDSL
6 2 (3.08%) Network Security
6 2 (3.08%) VoIP
7 1 (1.54%) DHCP
7 1 (1.54%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.62%) MySQL
2 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Subversion
General
1 11 (16.92%) Telecoms
2 7 (10.77%) Finance
3 4 (6.15%) Manufacturing
3 4 (6.15%) Publishing
4 3 (4.62%) Electronics
5 2 (3.08%) Automotive
6 1 (1.54%) Banking
6 1 (1.54%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11 (16.92%) NOC Technician
2 8 (12.31%) Design Engineer
2 8 (12.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (10.77%) Analyst
3 7 (10.77%) Operations Analyst
4 4 (6.15%) Mechanical Design Engineer
4 4 (6.15%) Mechanical Engineer
5 3 (4.62%) Head of Infrastructure
5 3 (4.62%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (4.62%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
5 3 (4.62%) Lead Systems Engineer
5 3 (4.62%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (4.62%) Test Engineer
6 2 (3.08%) Office 365 Specialist
6 2 (3.08%) Product Engineer
6 2 (3.08%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.08%) Verification Engineer
7 1 (1.54%) 3D CAD Engineer
7 1 (1.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 1 (1.54%) Cloud Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 21 (32.31%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (21.54%) Management Information System
3 10 (15.38%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (7.69%) Virtual Team
5 4 (6.15%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (4.62%) CCTV
6 3 (4.62%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.54%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.54%) e-Learning
7 1 (1.54%) Robotics
7 1 (1.54%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 23 (35.38%) Linux
2 19 (29.23%) Windows
3 16 (24.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (16.92%) Windows Server
6 8 (12.31%) Solaris
6 8 (12.31%) Unix
6 8 (12.31%) Windows 2000 Server
7 4 (6.15%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (29.23%) Problem-Solving
2 18 (27.69%) Incident Management
2 18 (27.69%) ITIL
2 18 (27.69%) Service Delivery
3 16 (24.62%) Service Management
4 15 (23.08%) ITSM
5 10 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 9 (13.85%) Critical Success Factor
6 9 (13.85%) CRM
7 8 (12.31%) Customer Requirements
7 8 (12.31%) Network Management
7 8 (12.31%) Performance Analysis
7 8 (12.31%) RAD
8 7 (10.77%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (10.77%) Data Encryption
8 7 (10.77%) Infrastructure Management
8 7 (10.77%) IT Strategy
9 6 (9.23%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 5 (7.69%) CAD
10 5 (7.69%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.38%) Bash Shell
1 10 (15.38%) Python
2 6 (9.23%) PowerShell
3 5 (7.69%) C
4 4 (6.15%) SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (73.85%) Degree
2 40 (61.54%) HND
3 11 (16.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (12.31%) MCSA
4 8 (12.31%) Security Cleared
5 7 (10.77%) DV Cleared
6 6 (9.23%) MCP
6 6 (9.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (7.69%) MCSE
8 4 (6.15%) MCITP
9 3 (4.62%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (1.54%) CCNA
11 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (36.92%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (16.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (10.77%) VMware ESXi
2 7 (10.77%) vSphere
2 7 (10.77%) XenApp
3 3 (4.62%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (4.62%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (3.08%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 20 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 16 (24.62%) Red Hat
3 12 (18.46%) VMware
4 10 (15.38%) Cisco
5 8 (12.31%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 8 (12.31%) HP
5 8 (12.31%) Juniper
5 8 (12.31%) Nokia
5 8 (12.31%) Sun
5 8 (12.31%) Telindus
6 7 (10.77%) Citrix
6 7 (10.77%) NetApp
7 6 (9.23%) ServiceNow
8 3 (4.62%) Fortinet
8 3 (4.62%) Kaspersky
9 2 (3.08%) Veeam
10 1 (1.54%) Dell
10 1 (1.54%) EMC
10 1 (1.54%) IFS
10 1 (1.54%) Virgin Media