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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 308 316 312
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Permanent jobs citing HNC 1 2 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.010% 0.019% 0.055%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.035% 0.079% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 6
Average salary £27,500 £52,500 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-47.61% +133.33%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £31,432 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+27.26% +4.77%
HNC
London

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

Qualifications Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2830 2518 2834
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 27.23% 23.89% 26.12%
Number of salaries quoted 2389 2129 2519
Average salary £51,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.90% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

HNC Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

HNC
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

HNC Salary Trend in the City of London

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the City of London 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%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) CCNA
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Asset Management
2 3 (75.00%) MCTS
2 3 (75.00%) Electronics
2 3 (75.00%) VLAN
2 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) Mathematics
2 3 (75.00%) ACMT
2 3 (75.00%) Apple
2 3 (75.00%) Internet
2 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) MCP
2 3 (75.00%) Casper Suite
3 1 (25.00%) VCP4
3 1 (25.00%) HND
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) MPLS
3 1 (25.00%) OSPF
3 1 (25.00%) BGP
3 1 (25.00%) DSL

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the City of London 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) VLAN
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) Internet
3 1 (25.00%) MPLS
3 1 (25.00%) OSPF
3 1 (25.00%) BGP
3 1 (25.00%) DSL
General
1 3 (75.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) PC Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Mac Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Support
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) Asset Management
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) CCNA
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) MCTS
2 3 (75.00%) MCP
2 3 (75.00%) ACMT
3 1 (25.00%) VCP4
3 1 (25.00%) HND
3 1 (25.00%) MCITP
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Apple
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix