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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank - 105 105
Permanent jobs citing HNC 0 5 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge - 0.35% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.89% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 11
Average salary - £40,000 £21,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +86.04%
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £32,250 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+30.23% +7.50%
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
597 563 713
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 36.97% 39.18% 40.84%
Number of salaries quoted 428 468 581
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 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,400 £50,000 £60,000
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 22 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 3 (100.00%) HND
1 3 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Data Management
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Ajax
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) Multimedia
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) WCDMA
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) XSL
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) LTE
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Wireless
1 1 (33.33%) WCDMA
1 1 (33.33%) LTE
General
1 1 (33.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Configuration Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Ajax
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) XSL
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Data Management
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) HND
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA