The table below looks at the statistics for HNC in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited HNC over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 726 739 752
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +13
Permanent jobs citing HNC 133 164 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.48% 0.55% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 103 100 95
Average salary £37,500 £28,950 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.53% -17.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,175 £21,200 £26,400
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £28,625 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+22.27% -11.92%
HNC
UK

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

Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
27720 29856 27735
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.05% 27.14% 27.22%
Number of salaries quoted 22233 23610 22578
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

HNC Jobs Demand Trend in England

HNC
Salary Trend in England

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

HNC Salary Trend in England

HNC
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing HNC across the England region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

HNC Salary Histogram in England

HNC
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the England region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East of England +31 34 £31,500 -1.56% 7
London +15 27 £45,000 +38.46% 7
South East -5 25 £42,500 +6.25% 7
West Midlands -11 14 £25,000 -37.50%
Yorkshire -3 11 £34,563 +53.61% 4
South West -20 9 £30,000 -20.00% 3
East Midlands -2 7 £39,022 +50.81% 6
North West -12 5 £42,500 +66.66% 3
HNC
UK

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs across the England 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.

1 133 (56.84%) HND
2 122 (52.14%) Degree
3 54 (23.08%) Telecoms
4 42 (17.95%) MS Excel
5 38 (16.24%) Microsoft
6 36 (15.38%) Electronics
6 36 (15.38%) Manufacturing
7 35 (14.96%) ITIL
8 33 (14.10%) Cisco
9 32 (13.68%) Windows
9 32 (13.68%) Analytical Skills
10 31 (13.25%) Linux
10 31 (13.25%) Project Management
11 28 (11.97%) Oracle
12 27 (11.54%) SQL
12 27 (11.54%) SLA
13 26 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
14 25 (10.68%) MS Office
14 25 (10.68%) LAN
15 24 (10.26%) VMware
16 23 (9.83%) Management Information System
16 23 (9.83%) WAN
16 23 (9.83%) CAD
16 23 (9.83%) AutoCAD
16 23 (9.83%) VMware Infrastructure
17 22 (9.40%) Microsoft Certification
17 22 (9.40%) CCNA
17 22 (9.40%) Finance
18 21 (8.97%) UNIX
19 20 (8.55%) Computer Science

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs across the England 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 6 (2.56%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.71%) IIS
2 4 (1.71%) Apache
2 4 (1.71%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.71%) Lync
3 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.43%) GroupWise
Applications
1 42 (17.95%) MS Excel
2 25 (10.68%) MS Office
3 23 (9.83%) AutoCAD
4 10 (4.27%) MS Visio
4 10 (4.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (3.85%) SOLIDWORKS
6 3 (1.28%) PTC Creo
6 3 (1.28%) MS Project
6 3 (1.28%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 1 (0.43%) EPLAN
7 1 (0.43%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (10.68%) LAN
2 23 (9.83%) WAN
3 18 (7.69%) LTE
3 18 (7.69%) SAN
3 18 (7.69%) 3G
3 18 (7.69%) 2G
4 10 (4.27%) VoIP
5 9 (3.85%) Ethernet
6 8 (3.42%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (3.42%) Wireless
7 7 (2.99%) Internet
7 7 (2.99%) TCP/IP
7 7 (2.99%) VPN
7 7 (2.99%) Firewall
8 6 (2.56%) SDH
8 6 (2.56%) GSM
8 6 (2.56%) UMTS
8 6 (2.56%) SS7
9 5 (2.14%) VSAT
9 5 (2.14%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.27%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.85%) Oracle Database
2 9 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (2.99%) MS Access
4 4 (1.71%) MySQL
4 4 (1.71%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.43%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (3.85%) LabVIEW
2 2 (0.85%) Subversion
2 2 (0.85%) Trac
2 2 (0.85%) JIRA
3 1 (0.43%) Selenium
3 1 (0.43%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.43%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.43%) GNU Toolchain
3 1 (0.43%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
General
1 54 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 36 (15.38%) Electronics
2 36 (15.38%) Manufacturing
3 22 (9.40%) Finance
4 11 (4.70%) Aerospace
5 9 (3.85%) Automotive
5 9 (3.85%) Banking
6 8 (3.42%) Marketing
7 7 (2.99%) Military
8 5 (2.14%) Legal
9 2 (0.85%) Retail
9 2 (0.85%) Games
10 1 (0.43%) Advertising
10 1 (0.43%) Law
10 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 36 (15.38%) Design Engineer
2 29 (12.39%) Analyst
3 23 (9.83%) Support Analyst
4 17 (7.26%) Author
4 17 (7.26%) Technical Author
5 15 (6.41%) Electrical Engineer
6 14 (5.98%) Electrical Design Engineer
7 12 (5.13%) Applications Support
7 12 (5.13%) Project Manager
8 11 (4.70%) Technical Support
9 10 (4.27%) Support Engineer
10 9 (3.85%) Mechanical Engineer
10 9 (3.85%) Database Manager
10 9 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
10 9 (3.85%) Applications Support Analyst
11 8 (3.42%) Test Engineer
11 8 (3.42%) RF Engineer
11 8 (3.42%) Mechanical Design Engineer
12 7 (2.99%) Junior
12 7 (2.99%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.27%) HTML
2 3 (1.28%) JSON
2 3 (1.28%) Flash
2 3 (1.28%) .NET
2 3 (1.28%) XML
3 1 (0.43%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.43%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (13.68%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (9.83%) Management Information System
3 20 (8.55%) Computer Science
4 18 (7.69%) Data Centre
5 14 (5.98%) Mathematics
6 11 (4.70%) Replication
7 10 (4.27%) Private Cloud
8 6 (2.56%) GIS
8 6 (2.56%) Mainframe
8 6 (2.56%) Blackberry
9 5 (2.14%) CMDB
10 3 (1.28%) Performance Metrics
10 3 (1.28%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.28%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.85%) Mobile Games
11 2 (0.85%) Embedded Systems
12 1 (0.43%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 1 (0.43%) CCTV
12 1 (0.43%) Statistics
12 1 (0.43%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 32 (13.68%) Windows
2 31 (13.25%) Linux
3 21 (8.97%) UNIX
4 5 (2.14%) Windows CE
5 4 (1.71%) Windows XP
5 4 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.71%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.85%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.43%) CentOS
8 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.43%) NetWare
8 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (14.96%) ITIL
2 31 (13.25%) Project Management
3 23 (9.83%) CAD
4 14 (5.98%) Service Management
4 14 (5.98%) Change Management
5 13 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (5.56%) Business Continuity
5 13 (5.56%) Incident Management
6 12 (5.13%) PRINCE2
7 11 (4.70%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (4.27%) Service Delivery
8 10 (4.27%) Time Management
8 10 (4.27%) Software Engineering
8 10 (4.27%) High Availability
8 10 (4.27%) Line Management
9 9 (3.85%) Problem Management
9 9 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
9 9 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (3.42%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (2.99%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 27 (11.54%) SQL
2 18 (7.69%) C
3 12 (5.13%) C++
4 9 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.14%) Embedded C
5 5 (2.14%) Java
5 5 (2.14%) VBA
6 4 (1.71%) Embedded C++
7 3 (1.28%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.28%) Perl
8 2 (0.85%) C#
8 2 (0.85%) Python
9 1 (0.43%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.43%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.43%) PHP
9 1 (0.43%) VB
9 1 (0.43%) AWK
Qualifications
1 133 (56.84%) HND
2 122 (52.14%) Degree
3 26 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (9.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (9.40%) CCNA
5 18 (7.69%) MCSE
6 17 (7.26%) Security Cleared
7 12 (5.13%) SC Cleared
8 10 (4.27%) MOS
8 10 (4.27%) VTSP
9 7 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 7 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (2.56%) MCITP
11 5 (2.14%) MCTS
11 5 (2.14%) PhD
11 5 (2.14%) MCP
12 4 (1.71%) Avaya Certification
12 4 (1.71%) NVQ Level 4
13 3 (1.28%) ISTQB
13 3 (1.28%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (11.54%) SLA
2 14 (5.98%) ISO 9001
3 7 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (2.14%) JTAG
5 3 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.85%) QA
7 1 (0.43%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 23 (9.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (6.84%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.99%) XenApp
3 7 (2.99%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.14%) NDS
5 3 (1.28%) vSphere
6 1 (0.43%) Novell eDirectory
6 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.43%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.43%) SCCM
1 1 (0.43%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 38 (16.24%) Microsoft
2 33 (14.10%) Cisco
3 28 (11.97%) Oracle
4 24 (10.26%) VMware
5 15 (6.41%) Juniper
6 14 (5.98%) EMC
7 11 (4.70%) IBM
8 10 (4.27%) Sun
8 10 (4.27%) Intel
8 10 (4.27%) HP
9 9 (3.85%) Siemens
10 8 (3.42%) Citrix
10 8 (3.42%) Allen-Bradley
11 7 (2.99%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 7 (2.99%) Remedy
12 6 (2.56%) ATG
12 6 (2.56%) Autodesk
13 5 (2.14%) TIBCO
14 4 (1.71%) PeopleSoft
14 4 (1.71%) Avaya
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Salary: £19000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £60k - 80k per year
Posted: 15 hours ago
Yorkshire
Guyson
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £57,000 per annum + Good benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £33250 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension , Medical
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £42000 - £48000 per annum + Pension, Medical
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Premier Engineering
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Connectus
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £22,029 - 26,274 per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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London
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Posted: 12 days ago
Surrey
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Salary: £40,000
Posted: 15 days ago
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