The table below looks at the statistics for HNC in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited HNC over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 84 89 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Permanent jobs citing HNC 1 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.10% 0.30% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.43% 1.30% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 0
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +2.85%
HNC
East of England

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

Qualifications Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
234 230 285
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 24.32% 22.68% 24.98%
Number of salaries quoted 209 204 248
Average salary £42,500 £38,250 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -0.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £59,470 £57,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

HNC Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

HNC
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

HNC Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

HNC
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +4 1 £45,000 +20.00%
HNC
East of England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (33.33%) Marketing
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (33.33%) FrameMaker
2 1 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) MS Access
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Content Management
2 1 (33.33%) Logistics
2 1 (33.33%) Matrix Management
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows NT
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (33.33%) CentOS
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) 3G
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) 2G
2 1 (33.33%) LTE
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
1 1 (33.33%) FrameMaker
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
1 1 (33.33%) 3G
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) 2G
1 1 (33.33%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MS Access
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Author
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Author
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) IT Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) IT Support
1 1 (33.33%) Senior IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Windows NT
1 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
1 1 (33.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) Content Management
1 1 (33.33%) Logistics
1 1 (33.33%) Matrix Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) SAP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint