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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 748 746 711
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -35
Permanent jobs citing HNC 118 170 150
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.43% 0.55% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 92 109 116
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,934 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £30,000 £30,875
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -2.83%
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
27542 30637 28217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.05% 27.34% 27.55%
Number of salaries quoted 21985 24416 23102
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,546 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.58% +1.36%

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 2 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 2 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 +25 30 £31,500 -1.56% 4
South East -21 24 £42,500 +5.86% 4
London +20 20 £45,000 +3.44% 2
South West -21 11 £26,000 -29.72% 7
East Midlands +8 9 £33,045 +20.16% 3
West Midlands -9 9 £16,000 -57.89% 3
Yorkshire -3 7 £34,563 +41.07% 3
North West -15 7 £47,500 +82.69% 6
HNC
UK

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 142 (61.21%) HND
2 117 (50.43%) Degree
3 50 (21.55%) Telecoms
4 37 (15.95%) Electronics
4 37 (15.95%) Windows
5 36 (15.52%) Microsoft
6 34 (14.66%) Manufacturing
7 33 (14.22%) Project Management
8 32 (13.79%) ITIL
8 32 (13.79%) MS Excel
8 32 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
9 30 (12.93%) SQL
9 30 (12.93%) Cisco
10 29 (12.50%) CAD
11 26 (11.21%) MS Office
12 25 (10.78%) LAN
12 25 (10.78%) Finance
13 24 (10.34%) Management Information System
13 24 (10.34%) Linux
14 23 (9.91%) Cisco Certification
15 22 (9.48%) Oracle
16 21 (9.05%) WAN
17 20 (8.62%) UNIX
17 20 (8.62%) Microsoft Certification
17 20 (8.62%) Computer Science
18 19 (8.19%) SLA
18 19 (8.19%) AutoCAD
18 19 (8.19%) C
18 19 (8.19%) MCSE
19 18 (7.76%) CCNA

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 7 (3.02%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.59%) IIS
3 4 (1.72%) Apache
4 2 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 32 (13.79%) MS Excel
2 26 (11.21%) MS Office
3 19 (8.19%) AutoCAD
4 8 (3.45%) SOLIDWORKS
4 8 (3.45%) MS Visio
5 7 (3.02%) PTC Creo
5 7 (3.02%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 6 (2.59%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.43%) EPLAN
7 1 (0.43%) Siemens NX
7 1 (0.43%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.43%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.43%) CATIA
7 1 (0.43%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.29%) Office 365
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (10.78%) LAN
2 21 (9.05%) WAN
3 17 (7.33%) 3G
3 17 (7.33%) 2G
3 17 (7.33%) LTE
4 16 (6.90%) SAN
5 10 (4.31%) Ethernet
6 8 (3.45%) GSM
6 8 (3.45%) TCP/IP
6 8 (3.45%) UMTS
6 8 (3.45%) SDH
6 8 (3.45%) SS7
6 8 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (3.45%) Wireless
7 7 (3.02%) VoIP
8 5 (2.16%) DEFINITY
8 5 (2.16%) OSPF
8 5 (2.16%) BGP
8 5 (2.16%) VSAT
8 5 (2.16%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.45%) MS Access
2 7 (3.02%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.02%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (3.02%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.59%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.72%) MySQL
5 2 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.43%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (4.31%) LabVIEW
2 1 (0.43%) Subversion
2 1 (0.43%) JIRA
2 1 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.43%) Trac
General
1 50 (21.55%) Telecoms
2 37 (15.95%) Electronics
3 34 (14.66%) Manufacturing
4 25 (10.78%) Finance
5 10 (4.31%) Aerospace
5 10 (4.31%) Marketing
6 9 (3.88%) Banking
7 8 (3.45%) Automotive
8 6 (2.59%) Legal
9 4 (1.72%) Military
10 2 (0.86%) Retail
11 1 (0.43%) Law
11 1 (0.43%) Advertising
11 1 (0.43%) Games
11 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 35 (15.09%) Design Engineer
2 30 (12.93%) Analyst
3 24 (10.34%) Support Analyst
4 17 (7.33%) Author
4 17 (7.33%) Technical Author
5 13 (5.60%) Support Engineer
5 13 (5.60%) Mechanical Engineer
5 13 (5.60%) Electrical Engineer
6 12 (5.17%) Electrical Design Engineer
6 12 (5.17%) Applications Support
6 12 (5.17%) Project Manager
7 11 (4.74%) Systems Engineer
8 10 (4.31%) Technical Support
8 10 (4.31%) Test Engineer
8 10 (4.31%) Mechanical Design Engineer
9 9 (3.88%) Applications Support Analyst
10 8 (3.45%) Support Technician
10 8 (3.45%) RF Engineer
11 7 (3.02%) Database Manager
11 7 (3.02%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.88%) HTML
2 4 (1.72%) .NET
2 4 (1.72%) JSON
3 3 (1.29%) XML
4 2 (0.86%) Flash
5 1 (0.43%) Ajax
5 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.43%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.43%) jQuery
5 1 (0.43%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 32 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (10.34%) Management Information System
3 20 (8.62%) Computer Science
4 16 (6.90%) Data Centre
5 9 (3.88%) Mathematics
6 7 (3.02%) Replication
6 7 (3.02%) Private Cloud
7 6 (2.59%) Blackberry
7 6 (2.59%) Mainframe
7 6 (2.59%) GIS
8 5 (2.16%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.72%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.86%) Robotics
10 2 (0.86%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.43%) 3D Graphics
11 1 (0.43%) Mobile Games
11 1 (0.43%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.43%) Smart Meter
11 1 (0.43%) PMI
11 1 (0.43%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 37 (15.95%) Windows
2 24 (10.34%) Linux
3 20 (8.62%) UNIX
4 6 (2.59%) Windows 7
4 6 (2.59%) Windows CE
5 5 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.86%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.86%) Windows NT
7 2 (0.86%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.43%) CentOS
8 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (14.22%) Project Management
2 32 (13.79%) ITIL
3 29 (12.50%) CAD
4 15 (6.47%) Change Management
5 13 (5.60%) Service Delivery
5 13 (5.60%) PRINCE2
6 12 (5.17%) Service Management
6 12 (5.17%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (5.17%) Business Continuity
6 12 (5.17%) Incident Management
7 11 (4.74%) Time Management
7 11 (4.74%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (4.74%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (4.31%) Data Protection
9 9 (3.88%) Software Engineering
9 9 (3.88%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (3.45%) Workflow
10 8 (3.45%) Finite Element Analysis
10 8 (3.45%) Line Management
11 7 (3.02%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 30 (12.93%) SQL
2 19 (8.19%) C
3 11 (4.74%) C++
4 8 (3.45%) JavaScript
5 6 (2.59%) VBA
5 6 (2.59%) Embedded C
6 5 (2.16%) Embedded C++
7 3 (1.29%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.29%) Java
8 2 (0.86%) Perl
8 2 (0.86%) VB
8 2 (0.86%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.43%) AWK
9 1 (0.43%) Python
9 1 (0.43%) PHP
9 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.43%) VBScript
9 1 (0.43%) C#
Qualifications
1 142 (61.21%) HND
2 117 (50.43%) Degree
3 23 (9.91%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (8.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (8.19%) MCSE
6 18 (7.76%) CCNA
6 18 (7.76%) Security Cleared
7 14 (6.03%) SC Cleared
8 8 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 7 (3.02%) VTSP
9 7 (3.02%) MOS
9 7 (3.02%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (2.16%) Avaya Certification
10 5 (2.16%) PhD
10 5 (2.16%) MCITP
11 3 (1.29%) ISTQB
11 3 (1.29%) CCNP
11 3 (1.29%) VCP4
11 3 (1.29%) NVQ Level 3
11 3 (1.29%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.19%) SLA
2 14 (6.03%) ISO 9001
3 5 (2.16%) JTAG
3 5 (2.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.86%) QA
System Software
1 13 (5.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (4.74%) Active Directory
3 10 (4.31%) XenApp
4 7 (3.02%) NDS
5 3 (1.29%) vSphere
5 3 (1.29%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.43%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.43%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 36 (15.52%) Microsoft
2 30 (12.93%) Cisco
3 22 (9.48%) Oracle
4 17 (7.33%) VMware
5 13 (5.60%) Juniper
6 11 (4.74%) Citrix
6 11 (4.74%) HP
6 11 (4.74%) EMC
7 9 (3.88%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 8 (3.45%) IBM
8 8 (3.45%) Siemens
9 7 (3.02%) TIBCO
9 7 (3.02%) Intel
9 7 (3.02%) Allen-Bradley
9 7 (3.02%) Sun
10 6 (2.59%) Autodesk
10 6 (2.59%) ATG
11 5 (2.16%) Avaya
12 4 (1.72%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 4 (1.72%) Dell
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £22000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum + Superb Benefits Package
Posted: 14 hours ago
Elland, West Yorkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £33250 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
SYSTEM RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: fully neg
Posted: Yesterday
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £27500 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Vodafone
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £42000 - £48000 per annum + Pension, Medical
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £57,000 per annum Up to £57,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedfordshire
Edissero Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Premier Engineering
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Somerset
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Essex
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Salisbury
Real Staffing
Salary: £52000 - £62000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Kettering
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + Car Allowance, Pension
Posted: 15 days ago
Norfolk & Suffolk Constabularies
Norfolk Constabulary
Salary: £26,271 - £29,880 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago