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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 307 327 330
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +3
Permanent jobs citing HNC 7 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.064% 0.033% 0.049%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.26% 0.15% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 6
Average salary £27,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-38.88% -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -4.41%
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
2718 2651 3088
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 24.77% 21.83% 25.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2287 2305 2771
Average salary £50,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 22 October 2014, 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 10 (62.50%) MS Excel
2 9 (56.25%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (50.00%) Degree
3 8 (50.00%) HND
4 7 (43.75%) Manufacturing
4 7 (43.75%) ITIL
4 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
5 5 (31.25%) SQL
5 5 (31.25%) Electronics
5 5 (31.25%) MS Office
6 4 (25.00%) Business Continuity
6 4 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (25.00%) Business Development
6 4 (25.00%) Migration
6 4 (25.00%) CMS
7 3 (18.75%) MCSE
7 3 (18.75%) Firewall
7 3 (18.75%) MCP
7 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
7 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
7 3 (18.75%) DNS
7 3 (18.75%) CCNA
7 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
7 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (18.75%) Apple
7 3 (18.75%) Internet
7 3 (18.75%) Casper Suite
7 3 (18.75%) ACMT
7 3 (18.75%) Mathematics

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 4 (25.00%) CMS
2 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
2 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 10 (62.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (31.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) HFM
1 2 (12.50%) Hyperion Planning
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) Firewall
1 3 (18.75%) DNS
1 3 (18.75%) Internet
1 3 (18.75%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle BI EE
1 2 (12.50%) Essbase
General
1 7 (43.75%) Manufacturing
2 5 (31.25%) Electronics
3 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Technical Support Engineer
1 5 (31.25%) Technical Engineer
1 5 (31.25%) Technical Support
1 5 (31.25%) Support Engineer
1 5 (31.25%) Field Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Implementation Specialist
2 4 (25.00%) Product Specialist
2 4 (25.00%) Support Specialist
2 4 (25.00%) Products Support Specialist
3 3 (18.75%) Mac Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) PC Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Essbase Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Electronics Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 9 (56.25%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (18.75%) Mathematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) Business Continuity
2 4 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
2 4 (25.00%) Business Development
2 4 (25.00%) Migration
3 3 (18.75%) Asset Management
4 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) DRM
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) Degree
1 8 (50.00%) HND
2 3 (18.75%) MCSE
2 3 (18.75%) MCP
2 3 (18.75%) CCNA
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (18.75%) ACMT
2 3 (18.75%) MCTS
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Apple
3 2 (12.50%) Hyperion