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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 298 321 321
Rank change year-on-year
+23 0
Permanent jobs citing HNC 5 7 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.052% 0.060% 0.025%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.24% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 1
Average salary £40,000 £27,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+45.45% -45.00%
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
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
2281 2956 2657
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 23.58% 25.20% 22.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1968 2418 2354
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing HNC across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

HNC Salary Histogram in the City of London

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (100.00%) Problem Management
2 4 (80.00%) WatchGuard
2 4 (80.00%) Computer Security
2 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (80.00%) Hyper-V
2 4 (80.00%) Lync
2 4 (80.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) MCTS
2 4 (80.00%) MCITP
2 4 (80.00%) VLAN
2 4 (80.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (80.00%) CRM
2 4 (80.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (80.00%) VPN
2 4 (80.00%) DNS
2 4 (80.00%) SLA
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) CCNA
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Apple
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 4 (80.00%) MCP
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) Management Information System

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 4 (80.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (80.00%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) VPN
1 4 (80.00%) DNS
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall
1 4 (80.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (80.00%) Electronics
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Technical Support
1 4 (80.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 4 (80.00%) Senior Technical Support
1 4 (80.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Management Information System
1 4 (80.00%) Mathematics
1 4 (80.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Problem Management
2 4 (80.00%) Computer Security
2 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 4 (80.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Perl
1 1 (20.00%) AWK
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) CCNA
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (80.00%) MCTS
1 4 (80.00%) MCITP
1 4 (80.00%) MCP
2 1 (20.00%) HND
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) SLA
1 4 (80.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (80.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
1 4 (80.00%) Apple
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
1 4 (80.00%) WatchGuard