The table below looks at the statistics for HNC in IT jobs advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited HNC over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 22 29 41
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +12
Permanent jobs citing HNC 6 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 4.08% 1.24% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.04% 4.55% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 1
Average salary £45,000 £55,000 £50,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.18% +8.91%
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £32,250 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+30.23% +7.50%
HNC
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Aberdeen region.

Qualifications Category
Aberdeen
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
46 66 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 31.29% 27.39% 34.21%
Number of salaries quoted 44 52 76
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £35,420
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +19.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £34,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing HNC across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

HNC Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

HNC
Salary Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing HNC across the Aberdeen region.

HNC Salary Trend in Aberdeen

HNC
Top 4 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Aberdeen region citing HNC also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited HNC.

1 14 (100.00%) HND
1 14 (100.00%) AutoCAD
2 8 (57.14%) Degree
3 6 (42.86%) C

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Aberdeen region citing HNC also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited HNC. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 14 (100.00%) AutoCAD
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Design Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Draughtsman
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) HND
2 8 (57.14%) Degree