The table below looks at the statistics for HNC in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited HNC over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 104 126 -
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -
Permanent jobs citing HNC 6 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.44% 0.11% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.04% 0.30% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 0
Average salary £20,000 £40,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-50.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £28,625 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+13.53% -10.54%
HNC
Cambridgeshire

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

Qualifications Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
576 661 601
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 41.89% 36.62% 36.16%
Number of salaries quoted 480 476 511
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

HNC Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

HNC
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

HNC Salary Trend in Cambridge

HNC
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 7 (100.00%) HND
2 5 (71.43%) AutoCAD
2 5 (71.43%) Degree
3 4 (57.14%) Allen-Bradley
3 4 (57.14%) Siemens
3 4 (57.14%) Manufacturing
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) C
4 1 (14.29%) C++
4 1 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 5 (71.43%) AutoCAD
General
1 4 (57.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Design Engineer
1 5 (71.43%) Electrical Engineer
1 5 (71.43%) Electrical Design Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) C++ Developer
2 1 (14.29%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
1 1 (14.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
1 1 (14.29%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) HND
2 5 (71.43%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Siemens
1 4 (57.14%) Allen-Bradley