The table below looks at the statistics for HNC in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited HNC over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 207 215 212
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -3
Permanent jobs citing HNC 23 7 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.42% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.14% 0.38% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 7 4 8
Average salary £37,500 £32,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.18% -13.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,200 £30,600 £20,413
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £32,000 £40,600
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £32,250 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+30.23% +7.50%
HNC
South East

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

Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2024 1842 1787
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 37.28% 34.19% 34.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1340 1288 1394
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £29,100
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

HNC Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

HNC
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

HNC Salary Trend in Berkshire

HNC
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing HNC across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

HNC Salary Histogram in Berkshire

HNC
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015. 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
Reading +4 15 £42,000 +31.25% 3
Newbury - 2 £37,500 -
HNC
South East

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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 44 (91.67%) HND
2 36 (75.00%) Service Delivery
3 35 (72.92%) NDS
3 35 (72.92%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 32 (66.67%) Marketing
5 30 (62.50%) UNIX
5 30 (62.50%) Product Marketing
6 25 (52.08%) GSM
6 25 (52.08%) UMTS
6 25 (52.08%) TIBCO
6 25 (52.08%) SS7
6 25 (52.08%) Change Management
7 20 (41.67%) Telecoms
8 18 (37.50%) Internet
9 15 (31.25%) Smartphone
9 15 (31.25%) 3G
9 15 (31.25%) Broadband
9 15 (31.25%) 4G
10 14 (29.17%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 12 (25.00%) SMS
12 10 (20.83%) Nokia
12 10 (20.83%) LTE
12 10 (20.83%) VoLTE
13 7 (14.58%) Linux
14 5 (10.42%) DNS
14 5 (10.42%) Back Office
15 4 (8.33%) Degree
16 3 (6.25%) ITIL
16 3 (6.25%) CRM
17 2 (4.17%) LAN

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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 2 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.08%) Acrobat
2 1 (2.08%) RoboHelp
Communications & Networking
1 25 (52.08%) GSM
1 25 (52.08%) UMTS
1 25 (52.08%) SS7
2 18 (37.50%) Internet
3 15 (31.25%) 3G
3 15 (31.25%) 4G
3 15 (31.25%) Broadband
4 12 (25.00%) SMS
5 10 (20.83%) LTE
5 10 (20.83%) VoLTE
6 5 (10.42%) DNS
7 2 (4.17%) LAN
8 1 (2.08%) SDH
8 1 (2.08%) IPv6
8 1 (2.08%) Ethernet
8 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
8 1 (2.08%) HSRP
8 1 (2.08%) VLAN
8 1 (2.08%) VPLS
8 1 (2.08%) SONET
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) LabVIEW
1 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 32 (66.67%) Marketing
2 20 (41.67%) Telecoms
3 5 (10.42%) Back Office
4 2 (4.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 12 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 10 (20.83%) Technical Leader
3 5 (10.42%) Messaging Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) Consultant
5 2 (4.17%) Pre Sales Consultant
6 1 (2.08%) Author
6 1 (2.08%) Technical Author
6 1 (2.08%) Service Manager
6 1 (2.08%) Test Engineer
6 1 (2.08%) Technical Writer
6 1 (2.08%) Solutions Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 15 (31.25%) Smartphone
2 2 (4.17%) Economics
3 1 (2.08%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 30 (62.50%) UNIX
2 7 (14.58%) Linux
3 2 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (75.00%) Service Delivery
2 30 (62.50%) Product Marketing
3 25 (52.08%) Change Management
4 3 (6.25%) ITIL
4 3 (6.25%) CRM
5 2 (4.17%) TOGAF
5 2 (4.17%) Document Management
6 1 (2.08%) Automated Testing
6 1 (2.08%) Software Testing
6 1 (2.08%) Resource Management
6 1 (2.08%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.08%) Waterfall
6 1 (2.08%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.08%) CAD
6 1 (2.08%) Project Management
6 1 (2.08%) Service Management
6 1 (2.08%) Validation
6 1 (2.08%) Agile Software Development
Qualifications
1 44 (91.67%) HND
2 4 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (2.08%) CCNP
3 1 (2.08%) CCIP
3 1 (2.08%) CCNA
3 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.08%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (72.92%) NDS
2 1 (2.08%) Firmware
Vendors
1 35 (72.92%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 25 (52.08%) TIBCO
3 14 (29.17%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 10 (20.83%) Nokia
5 1 (2.08%) Cisco
5 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.08%) Adobe
5 1 (2.08%) Juniper
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