The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the England region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 790 708 715
Rank change year-on-year
-82 +7
Permanent jobs citing HNC 112 148 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.099% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 0.51% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 82 111 139
Average salary £32,000 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £41,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,627 £28,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+11.95% -13.07%
Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
30548 28855 32597
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.03% 27.73% 27.54%
Number of salaries quoted 24664 23524 27845
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
HNC
UK

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -40 32 £45,000 +38.46% 3
South East -23 29 £30,000 +20.00% 7
North West +10 18 £30,000 -9.09% 7
South West -19 9 £31,000 -7.46% 9
East of England -36 9 £32,000 +6.66% 3
East Midlands -23 7 £27,500 +26.43% 4
Yorkshire -35 4 £35,000 +45.83% 4
West Midlands -3 3 £36,250 +61.11% 10
Midlands - 1 - -
HNC
UK

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 98 (46.45%) HND
2 61 (28.91%) Degree
3 58 (27.49%) Project Management
4 45 (21.33%) Microsoft
5 44 (20.85%) XML
6 42 (19.91%) Oracle
7 40 (18.96%) Windows
8 38 (18.01%) SQL
9 37 (17.54%) HTML
10 34 (16.11%) JSP
11 29 (13.74%) Java
12 28 (13.27%) Time Management
12 28 (13.27%) Agile Software Development
13 27 (12.80%) Linux
14 26 (12.32%) QA
15 25 (11.85%) ITIL
16 24 (11.37%) XSLT
16 24 (11.37%) Telecoms
17 23 (10.90%) Hibernate
17 23 (10.90%) CAD
17 23 (10.90%) AS400
17 23 (10.90%) MS Office
17 23 (10.90%) RPG
17 23 (10.90%) UML
17 23 (10.90%) OO
17 23 (10.90%) JBoss
17 23 (10.90%) Tomcat
17 23 (10.90%) OOD
17 23 (10.90%) SOA
17 23 (10.90%) Eclipse

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 23 (10.90%) Tomcat
2 11 (5.21%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.84%) IIS
4 5 (2.37%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.90%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (0.95%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.47%) CMS
Applications
1 23 (10.90%) MS Office
2 20 (9.48%) MS Excel
3 19 (9.00%) AutoCAD
4 12 (5.69%) Photoshop
5 4 (1.90%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.90%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 4 (1.90%) XMetaL
6 2 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.47%) MicroStation
7 1 (0.47%) CATIA
7 1 (0.47%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 9 (4.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.37%) Oracle CRM
2 5 (2.37%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (2.37%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.90%) Teamcenter
3 4 (1.90%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (1.90%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.95%) BASE24
5 1 (0.47%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.47%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.47%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.69%) Internet
2 11 (5.21%) Firewall
2 11 (5.21%) 3G
3 9 (4.27%) 2G
3 9 (4.27%) WAN
3 9 (4.27%) SAN
3 9 (4.27%) LAN
4 6 (2.84%) LTE
5 5 (2.37%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (2.37%) 4G
5 5 (2.37%) DNS
5 5 (2.37%) VoIP
6 4 (1.90%) GSM
6 4 (1.90%) Ethernet
6 4 (1.90%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.42%) VLAN
7 3 (1.42%) Network Security
7 3 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (1.42%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (1.42%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.53%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (3.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.37%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (2.37%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.37%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (1.90%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.95%) MS Access
6 2 (0.95%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.47%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 23 (10.90%) Eclipse
2 5 (2.37%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.90%) TestPartner
4 3 (1.42%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.47%) LSMW
5 1 (0.47%) JIRA
5 1 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.47%) Toad
General
1 24 (11.37%) Telecoms
2 22 (10.43%) Manufacturing
3 19 (9.00%) Finance
4 15 (7.11%) Electronics
5 10 (4.74%) Marketing
6 9 (4.27%) Legal
7 8 (3.79%) Aerospace
7 8 (3.79%) Retail
8 5 (2.37%) Back Office
8 5 (2.37%) Military
9 4 (1.90%) Banking
10 2 (0.95%) Law
10 2 (0.95%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.95%) Avionics
11 1 (0.47%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.47%) Front Office
11 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.47%) Automotive
11 1 (0.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 49 (23.22%) Developer
2 23 (10.90%) Java Developer
3 14 (6.64%) Support Engineer
4 12 (5.69%) Technical Support
5 11 (5.21%) Author
5 11 (5.21%) Analyst
6 10 (4.74%) Network Engineer
6 10 (4.74%) Design Engineer
7 8 (3.79%) Support Analyst
7 8 (3.79%) Consultant
7 8 (3.79%) DBA
7 8 (3.79%) Project Manager
8 7 (3.32%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (2.84%) Internet Developer
9 6 (2.84%) Programmer
9 6 (2.84%) Tester
9 6 (2.84%) Software Engineer
9 6 (2.84%) Designer
9 6 (2.84%) Website Developer
10 5 (2.37%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (20.85%) XML
2 37 (17.54%) HTML
3 34 (16.11%) JSP
4 24 (11.37%) XSLT
5 23 (10.90%) Hibernate
5 23 (10.90%) Java EE
5 23 (10.90%) Grails
5 23 (10.90%) Spring
6 12 (5.69%) .NET
6 12 (5.69%) CSS
7 11 (5.21%) XHTML
8 5 (2.37%) Middleware
9 4 (1.90%) ASP.NET
9 4 (1.90%) SOAP
9 4 (1.90%) XSD
9 4 (1.90%) WSDL
9 4 (1.90%) LAMP
9 4 (1.90%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (1.42%) .NET Framework
10 3 (1.42%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.90%) AS400
1 23 (10.90%) iSeries
2 19 (9.00%) Management Information System
3 15 (7.11%) Replication
4 14 (6.64%) Computer Science
5 9 (4.27%) SCADA
6 7 (3.32%) Blackberry
7 5 (2.37%) Mathematics
7 5 (2.37%) Video on Demand
8 4 (1.90%) Firmware
9 3 (1.42%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (1.42%) Device Driver
10 2 (0.95%) EFT
10 2 (0.95%) EFTPOS
10 2 (0.95%) Clustering
10 2 (0.95%) APACS
10 2 (0.95%) Mobile Payment
10 2 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.95%) CAN bus
10 2 (0.95%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 40 (18.96%) Windows
2 27 (12.80%) Linux
3 16 (7.58%) UNIX
4 14 (6.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (5.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.37%) Windows XP
7 4 (1.90%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (1.42%) Windows Vista
8 3 (1.42%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.42%) Windows NT
8 3 (1.42%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.95%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.47%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (27.49%) Project Management
2 28 (13.27%) Time Management
2 28 (13.27%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (11.85%) ITIL
4 23 (10.90%) CAD
4 23 (10.90%) UML
4 23 (10.90%) OO
4 23 (10.90%) OOD
4 23 (10.90%) SOA
4 23 (10.90%) Dependency Injection
5 14 (6.64%) CRM
6 10 (4.74%) Change Management
6 10 (4.74%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (4.27%) Migration
8 8 (3.79%) PRINCE2
8 8 (3.79%) Validation
8 8 (3.79%) Test Scripting
9 7 (3.32%) Data Migration
9 7 (3.32%) Network Management
9 7 (3.32%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 38 (18.01%) SQL
2 29 (13.74%) Java
3 23 (10.90%) RPG
3 23 (10.90%) Groovy
3 23 (10.90%) RPG IV
4 13 (6.16%) C
5 12 (5.69%) C#
6 7 (3.32%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.90%) XQuery
8 3 (1.42%) VB
8 3 (1.42%) C++
9 2 (0.95%) Python
9 2 (0.95%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.95%) VBScript
9 2 (0.95%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.47%) VB6
10 1 (0.47%) R
10 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.47%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 98 (46.45%) HND
2 61 (28.91%) Degree
3 19 (9.00%) Security Cleared
4 18 (8.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (8.06%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (6.16%) CCNA
7 10 (4.74%) MCSE
7 10 (4.74%) MCP
8 9 (4.27%) SC Cleared
8 9 (4.27%) MCITP
9 7 (3.32%) MBA
10 6 (2.84%) CCNP
10 6 (2.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (2.37%) RHCE
11 5 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (1.90%) MCSA
12 4 (1.90%) ISEB
12 4 (1.90%) VTSP
12 4 (1.90%) DV Cleared
12 4 (1.90%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (12.32%) QA
2 13 (6.16%) ISO 9001
3 10 (4.74%) SLA
4 3 (1.42%) TickIT
5 2 (0.95%) ISO 8583
5 2 (0.95%) DO-178B
5 2 (0.95%) DO-254
5 2 (0.95%) ARP4761
6 1 (0.47%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.47%) ISO 9002
System Software
1 12 (5.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (2.84%) Terminal Server
3 5 (2.37%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.37%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.90%) XenServer
5 3 (1.42%) NDS
6 2 (0.95%) XenApp
7 1 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.47%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 7 (3.32%) OpenView
2 2 (0.95%) Backup Exec
2 2 (0.95%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.47%) SCCM
3 1 (0.47%) MOM
3 1 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.47%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 45 (21.33%) Microsoft
2 42 (19.91%) Oracle
3 23 (10.90%) JBoss
3 23 (10.90%) Cisco
3 23 (10.90%) AccuRev
4 20 (9.48%) VMware
5 10 (4.74%) HP
6 9 (4.27%) Citrix
6 9 (4.27%) CheckPoint
7 8 (3.79%) Siemens
8 7 (3.32%) SAP
9 6 (2.84%) EMC
9 6 (2.84%) IBM
10 5 (2.37%) Sun
10 5 (2.37%) Siebel
11 4 (1.90%) Intel
11 4 (1.90%) Compuware
11 4 (1.90%) Juniper
12 3 (1.42%) Altiris
12 3 (1.42%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
Plymouth, Devon
Connectus
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £40,000 to £45,000
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £40,000 to £45,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £40,000 to £45,000 DOE + Car
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £40,000 to £50,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £25000 per annum + 33% shift
Posted: 3 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Experis Engineering
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £33000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Cheshire Datasystems Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
North West London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £16,000 - £20,000 DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £44000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + 23 days holiday, pension scheme
Posted: 5 days ago
Kettering
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £31500 per annum + bonus, overtime, pension
Posted: 9 days ago
Coventry
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum + Share Opt
Posted: 9 days ago
Leamington Spa
Huxley Associates
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + Bouns
Posted: 10 days ago
Warrington
Huxley Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago