The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Aberdeen region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 3 45 50
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +5
Permanent jobs citing HNC 68 1 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 18.48% 0.31% 1.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 43.59% 1.12% 4.03%
Number of salaries quoted 28 0 4
Average salary £38,000 - £27,500
UK excluding London average salary £31,627 £28,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+11.95% -13.07%
Qualifications Category
Aberdeen
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
156 89 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 42.39% 27.90% 26.16%
Number of salaries quoted 86 68 98
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £32,100 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £49,600
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
HNC
Scotland

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
Salary Histogram in Aberdeen

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing HNC across the Aberdeen region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

HNC Salary Histogram in Aberdeen

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 51 (70.83%) HND
2 27 (37.50%) Project Management
3 25 (34.72%) Microsoft
4 21 (29.17%) MS Project
4 21 (29.17%) SolidWorks
5 12 (16.67%) AutoCAD
6 11 (15.28%) Degree
6 11 (15.28%) R
7 8 (11.11%) 3D Modelling
7 8 (11.11%) Manufacturing
8 7 (9.72%) CAD
9 5 (6.94%) C
10 4 (5.56%) Business Development
11 3 (4.17%) Cisco
11 3 (4.17%) Telecoms
11 3 (4.17%) MS Office
11 3 (4.17%) VSAT
12 2 (2.78%) Service Delivery
13 1 (1.39%) Electronics
13 1 (1.39%) Aerospace
13 1 (1.39%) Service Management
13 1 (1.39%) Intergraph
13 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio
13 1 (1.39%) SAP
13 1 (1.39%) XML
13 1 (1.39%) ITIL
13 1 (1.39%) C#
13 1 (1.39%) VB
13 1 (1.39%) .NET
13 1 (1.39%) Oracle

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.39%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 21 (29.17%) MS Project
2 12 (16.67%) AutoCAD
3 3 (4.17%) MS Office
4 1 (1.39%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.17%) VSAT
2 1 (1.39%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.39%) Data Mining
1 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.39%) Electronics
3 1 (1.39%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.39%) Billing
Job Titles
1 26 (36.11%) Design Engineer
2 19 (26.39%) Draughtsman
3 16 (22.22%) Project Engineer
4 8 (11.11%) Technical Engineer
5 5 (6.94%) Sales Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) Technical Support Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) Technical Support
6 4 (5.56%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.17%) Electrical Engineer
7 3 (4.17%) Electrical Design Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) Mechanical Design Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) Mechanical Engineer
9 1 (1.39%) Field Engineer
9 1 (1.39%) Software Engineer
9 1 (1.39%) Analyst
9 1 (1.39%) Analyst Programmer
9 1 (1.39%) Programmer
9 1 (1.39%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
9 1 (1.39%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.39%) XML
1 1 (1.39%) .NET
1 1 (1.39%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.39%) SCADA
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (37.50%) Project Management
2 8 (11.11%) 3D Modelling
3 7 (9.72%) CAD
4 4 (5.56%) Business Development
5 2 (2.78%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.39%) Service Management
6 1 (1.39%) ITIL
6 1 (1.39%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.39%) Incident Management
6 1 (1.39%) PDM
6 1 (1.39%) Logistics
6 1 (1.39%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.28%) R
2 5 (6.94%) C
3 1 (1.39%) C#
3 1 (1.39%) VB
3 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 51 (70.83%) HND
2 11 (15.28%) Degree
3 1 (1.39%) CCNA
3 1 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.39%) Chartered Engineer
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (1.39%) XenApp
Vendors
1 25 (34.72%) Microsoft
2 21 (29.17%) SolidWorks
3 3 (4.17%) Cisco
4 1 (1.39%) Intergraph
4 1 (1.39%) SAP
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle
4 1 (1.39%) Citrix
4 1 (1.39%) Siemens
4 1 (1.39%) Wonderware
4 1 (1.39%) AVEVA
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