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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 107 107 121
Rank change year-on-year
0 +14
Permanent jobs citing HNC 2 1 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.12% 0.067% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.17% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 5
Average salary - £45,000 £21,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +109.30%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -
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
622 596 787
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 35.85% 39.71% 38.75%
Number of salaries quoted 449 468 641
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) Degree
2 3 (75.00%) HND
2 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (50.00%) C#
3 2 (50.00%) C++
3 2 (50.00%) HTML
3 2 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (50.00%) Data Management
3 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) Modbus
4 1 (25.00%) Ajax
4 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (25.00%) XSL
4 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (25.00%) QA
4 1 (25.00%) LTE
4 1 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (25.00%) .NET
4 1 (25.00%) MS Office
4 1 (25.00%) COM+
4 1 (25.00%) Wireless
4 1 (25.00%) Multimedia
4 1 (25.00%) LabWindows
4 1 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) OO
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) WCDMA
1 1 (25.00%) Wireless
1 1 (25.00%) LTE
1 1 (25.00%) Modbus
General
1 1 (25.00%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Configuration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) XSL
2 1 (25.00%) Ajax
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (50.00%) Data Management
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Degree
2 3 (75.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft