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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 22 37 42
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +5
Permanent jobs citing HNC 6 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 2.33% 1.10% 0.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.23% 2.78% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 0
Average salary - £24,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £32,500 £32,750
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -0.76%
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
65 108 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 25.29% 39.56% 39.22%
Number of salaries quoted 37 86 84
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 14 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 40 (72.73%) HND
2 20 (36.36%) Project Management
3 17 (30.91%) Microsoft
3 17 (30.91%) MS Project
4 12 (21.82%) C
4 12 (21.82%) AutoCAD
5 11 (20.00%) R
6 9 (16.36%) SolidWorks
7 8 (14.55%) Degree
8 4 (7.27%) Business Development
8 4 (7.27%) 3D Modelling
8 4 (7.27%) Manufacturing
9 3 (5.45%) CAD
10 2 (3.64%) PDM

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 17 (30.91%) MS Project
2 12 (21.82%) AutoCAD
General
1 4 (7.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (36.36%) Design Engineer
2 18 (32.73%) Draughtsman
3 13 (23.64%) Project Engineer
4 7 (12.73%) Technical Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Sales Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Technical Support
6 3 (5.45%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Electrical Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Technical Support Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Electrical Design Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (36.36%) Project Management
2 4 (7.27%) Business Development
2 4 (7.27%) 3D Modelling
3 3 (5.45%) CAD
4 2 (3.64%) PDM
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.82%) C
2 11 (20.00%) R
Qualifications
1 40 (72.73%) HND
2 8 (14.55%) Degree
Vendors
1 17 (30.91%) Microsoft
2 9 (16.36%) SolidWorks