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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 850 838 860
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +22
Permanent jobs citing HNC 83 101 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.086% 0.098% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.36% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 68 67 88
Average salary £35,000 £36,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,350 £24,950 £24,929
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £50,250 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +17.18%
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
26203 28394 30486
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.09% 27.51% 27.30%
Number of salaries quoted 21271 22357 24617
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £71,000 £67,500 £68,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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
South East +28 28 £38,500 -9.41% 6
North West +31 12 £35,000 -26.31% 2
London +9 11 £45,000 +25.00% 4
East of England -2 8 £35,000 -26.31% 3
West Midlands -16 7 £37,500 +134.37%
South West +2 6 £33,261 +33.04% 5
East Midlands -8 6 £33,375 +1.00% 1
Yorkshire +10 4 £41,000 +72.63% 2
North East +4 1 £35,000 -2.77%
HNC
UK

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 128 (72.32%) HND
2 93 (52.54%) Degree
3 52 (29.38%) Windows
4 45 (25.42%) Microsoft
5 41 (23.16%) Linux
6 35 (19.77%) Electronics
7 33 (18.64%) SQL
7 33 (18.64%) Microsoft Certification
8 31 (17.51%) MCSE
8 31 (17.51%) Computer Science
9 29 (16.38%) Analytical Skills
10 27 (15.25%) AutoCAD
11 26 (14.69%) Cisco Certification
12 25 (14.12%) MS Excel
13 24 (13.56%) Cisco
14 21 (11.86%) C
14 21 (11.86%) Active Directory
14 21 (11.86%) Windows Server
15 19 (10.73%) Finance
15 19 (10.73%) Firewall
15 19 (10.73%) Management Information System
15 19 (10.73%) Agile Software Development
16 18 (10.17%) CCNA
16 18 (10.17%) SQL Server
17 17 (9.60%) CRM
17 17 (9.60%) Unix
17 17 (9.60%) Software Engineering
17 17 (9.60%) Manufacturing
18 15 (8.47%) ISO 9001
18 15 (8.47%) C#

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 13 (7.34%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.52%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.52%) Skype for Business
3 5 (2.82%) IIS
4 3 (1.69%) Apache
5 2 (1.13%) CMS
5 2 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 27 (15.25%) AutoCAD
2 25 (14.12%) MS Excel
3 11 (6.21%) SOLIDWORKS
4 8 (4.52%) MS Office
5 4 (2.26%) MS Project
6 3 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (1.69%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 3 (1.69%) PTC Creo
7 2 (1.13%) CATIA
7 2 (1.13%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.56%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 8 (4.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.26%) Eikon
3 3 (1.69%) PeopleSoft CRM
4 1 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.73%) Firewall
2 11 (6.21%) DNS
2 11 (6.21%) SAN
2 11 (6.21%) TCP/IP
2 11 (6.21%) VSAT
3 9 (5.08%) LAN
3 9 (5.08%) WAN
4 8 (4.52%) DEFINITY
4 8 (4.52%) GSM
5 7 (3.95%) VoIP
6 6 (3.39%) 3G
6 6 (3.39%) 4G
7 5 (2.82%) Wireless
8 4 (2.26%) VPN
9 2 (1.13%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (1.13%) CTI
9 2 (1.13%) DHCP
9 2 (1.13%) OSPF
9 2 (1.13%) Spanning Tree
10 1 (0.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.17%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.82%) MySQL
3 4 (2.26%) MS Access
4 3 (1.69%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (7.91%) Visual Studio
2 6 (3.39%) Eclipse
2 6 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.56%) JIRA
3 1 (0.56%) LabVIEW
General
1 35 (19.77%) Electronics
2 19 (10.73%) Finance
3 17 (9.60%) Manufacturing
4 8 (4.52%) Marketing
5 6 (3.39%) Billing
5 6 (3.39%) Military
6 5 (2.82%) Automotive
6 5 (2.82%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.69%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.13%) Avionics
8 2 (1.13%) Banking
8 2 (1.13%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.13%) Retail
9 1 (0.56%) French Language
9 1 (0.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (11.30%) Analyst
2 19 (10.73%) Design Engineer
3 15 (8.47%) Software Engineer
3 15 (8.47%) Technologist
4 14 (7.91%) C Software Engineer
4 14 (7.91%) C/C++ Software Engineer
4 14 (7.91%) C++ Software Engineer
5 13 (7.34%) Support Engineer
6 12 (6.78%) Project Manager
7 10 (5.65%) 1st Line Support
7 10 (5.65%) Systems Engineer
8 9 (5.08%) 1st Line Engineer
9 8 (4.52%) 1st Line Support Engineer
9 8 (4.52%) Exchange Engineer
9 8 (4.52%) Exchange Support
9 8 (4.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (4.52%) Technical Support
9 8 (4.52%) Windows Engineer
9 8 (4.52%) Windows Support Engineer
10 6 (3.39%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.78%) .NET
2 3 (1.69%) Middleware
3 2 (1.13%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.56%) CSS
4 1 (0.56%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.56%) HTML
4 1 (0.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 31 (17.51%) Computer Science
2 29 (16.38%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (10.73%) Management Information System
4 14 (7.91%) Embedded Systems
5 11 (6.21%) Mathematics
6 9 (5.08%) Data Structures
7 8 (4.52%) Driving Licence
8 5 (2.82%) User Experience
9 4 (2.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (1.69%) FMCG
11 2 (1.13%) Data Centre
11 2 (1.13%) Enterprise Storage
12 1 (0.56%) CCTV
12 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.56%) CMDB
12 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.56%) Performance Metrics
12 1 (0.56%) Physics
12 1 (0.56%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 52 (29.38%) Windows
2 41 (23.16%) Linux
3 21 (11.86%) Windows Server
4 17 (9.60%) Unix
5 14 (7.91%) Embedded Linux
5 14 (7.91%) Windows CE
6 9 (5.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.69%) Windows 2000
9 3 (1.69%) Windows NT
9 3 (1.69%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.56%) CentOS
10 1 (0.56%) Debian
10 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.56%) Solaris
10 1 (0.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (10.73%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (9.60%) CRM
2 17 (9.60%) Software Engineering
3 15 (8.47%) OO
3 15 (8.47%) Root Cause Analysis
4 14 (7.91%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (7.91%) Embedded Software Development
4 14 (7.91%) ITIL
4 14 (7.91%) OOD
4 14 (7.91%) Pair Programming
4 14 (7.91%) Project Management
4 14 (7.91%) Scrum
4 14 (7.91%) Test Automation
4 14 (7.91%) UML
5 12 (6.78%) Business Continuity
6 11 (6.21%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (5.08%) CAD
8 8 (4.52%) Presales
8 8 (4.52%) PRINCE2
8 8 (4.52%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 33 (18.64%) SQL
2 21 (11.86%) C
3 15 (8.47%) C#
3 15 (8.47%) C++
3 15 (8.47%) Embedded C
4 10 (5.65%) Java
5 5 (2.82%) Perl
5 5 (2.82%) PHP
5 5 (2.82%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.26%) VBA
7 2 (1.13%) Fortran
8 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 128 (72.32%) HND
2 93 (52.54%) Degree
3 33 (18.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 31 (17.51%) MCSE
5 26 (14.69%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (10.17%) CCNA
7 11 (6.21%) Security Cleared
8 8 (4.52%) Avaya Certification
8 8 (4.52%) MCTS
9 7 (3.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 7 (3.95%) SC Cleared
10 5 (2.82%) MCSA
11 3 (1.69%) NVQ Level 4
12 2 (1.13%) A+ Certification
12 2 (1.13%) CCVP
12 2 (1.13%) MCP
13 1 (0.56%) ISTQB
13 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.56%) LPIC
13 1 (0.56%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.47%) ISO 9001
2 5 (2.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (2.26%) QA
4 1 (0.56%) NEBOSH
4 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (11.86%) Active Directory
2 12 (6.78%) Hyper-V
3 6 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.69%) XenServer
6 2 (1.13%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (1.13%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.13%) vSphere
6 2 (1.13%) XenApp
7 1 (0.56%) iptables
7 1 (0.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (4.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 8 (4.52%) SCOM
2 3 (1.69%) Netcool
3 2 (1.13%) SCCM
4 1 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (25.42%) Microsoft
2 24 (13.56%) Cisco
3 11 (6.21%) EMC
4 9 (5.08%) VMware
5 8 (4.52%) Avaya
6 5 (2.82%) Oracle
6 5 (2.82%) ServiceNow
7 4 (2.26%) Bloomberg
7 4 (2.26%) Reuters
7 4 (2.26%) SAP
8 3 (1.69%) Citrix
8 3 (1.69%) Google
8 3 (1.69%) NetApp
8 3 (1.69%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (1.13%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.13%) CyberTech
9 2 (1.13%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.13%) Verint
10 1 (0.56%) F5
10 1 (0.56%) Nokia Networks
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