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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 700 750 712
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -38
Permanent jobs citing HNC 150 96 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.10% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.55% 0.37% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 102 77 140
Average salary £41,500 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.66% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,200 £20,465
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,250 £32,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+32.03% +6.66%
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
27142 25948 28987
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.47% 27.13% 28.07%
Number of salaries quoted 21880 20643 24475
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 January 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 30 January 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
South East +22 67 £42,000 +35.48% 19
North West 0 18 £45,000 +80.00% 10
London 0 16 £31,000 -31.11% 4
East Midlands +18 13 £31,138 -30.80% 3
West Midlands -6 10 £31,500 -23.17% 10
East of England -10 9 £44,500 +9.87% 7
North East - 7 £45,000 -
Yorkshire -12 5 £25,250 +17.44% 2
South West -25 4 £35,000 +16.66% 10
HNC
UK

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 230 (75.41%) HND
2 162 (53.11%) Degree
3 67 (21.97%) Microsoft
4 60 (19.67%) Telecoms
5 52 (17.05%) ITIL
6 48 (15.74%) UNIX
7 47 (15.41%) Project Management
8 45 (14.75%) Change Management
9 42 (13.77%) Service Delivery
10 41 (13.44%) Marketing
11 40 (13.11%) Security Cleared
11 40 (13.11%) Electronics
11 40 (13.11%) Windows
12 39 (12.79%) Finance
13 38 (12.46%) MS Excel
14 37 (12.13%) Cisco Certification
14 37 (12.13%) Management Information System
15 36 (11.80%) NDS
15 36 (11.80%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
16 34 (11.15%) Analytical Skills
16 34 (11.15%) Cisco
17 32 (10.49%) GSM
17 32 (10.49%) MS Office
17 32 (10.49%) Product Marketing
18 31 (10.16%) UMTS
18 31 (10.16%) Microsoft Certification
19 29 (9.51%) C
19 29 (9.51%) SC Cleared
20 28 (9.18%) MCSE
20 28 (9.18%) SS7

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (2.30%) MS Exchange
2 6 (1.97%) IIS
3 4 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (0.98%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.33%) Moodle
6 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.33%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.33%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.33%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 38 (12.46%) MS Excel
2 32 (10.49%) MS Office
3 27 (8.85%) AutoCAD
4 10 (3.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (2.62%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.97%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 5 (1.64%) Acrobat
8 4 (1.31%) FrameMaker
9 3 (0.98%) Windchill
10 2 (0.66%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.33%) Solid Edge
11 1 (0.33%) CATIA
11 1 (0.33%) CorelDRAW
11 1 (0.33%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 3 (0.98%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.64%) Office 365
2 4 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 32 (10.49%) GSM
2 31 (10.16%) UMTS
3 28 (9.18%) SS7
4 22 (7.21%) Internet
5 21 (6.89%) TCP/IP
6 20 (6.56%) LAN
7 18 (5.90%) 4G
8 14 (4.59%) Broadband
8 14 (4.59%) 3G
9 13 (4.26%) VLAN
9 13 (4.26%) MPLS
9 13 (4.26%) DNS
10 12 (3.93%) Ethernet
10 12 (3.93%) SAN
10 12 (3.93%) DEFINITY
10 12 (3.93%) SMS
11 11 (3.61%) OSPF
11 11 (3.61%) BGP
12 10 (3.28%) LTE
13 9 (2.95%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.93%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.95%) Relational Database
3 6 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (1.31%) MS Access
5 2 (0.66%) QlikView
6 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.31%) LabVIEW
2 3 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.66%) Subversion
4 1 (0.33%) GNU Toolchain
4 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 60 (19.67%) Telecoms
2 41 (13.44%) Marketing
3 40 (13.11%) Electronics
4 39 (12.79%) Finance
5 21 (6.89%) Manufacturing
6 14 (4.59%) Aerospace
7 6 (1.97%) Automotive
7 6 (1.97%) Military
8 5 (1.64%) Back Office
9 4 (1.31%) Legal
9 4 (1.31%) Retail
10 3 (0.98%) Billing
11 2 (0.66%) Law
11 2 (0.66%) Local Government
11 2 (0.66%) French Language
11 2 (0.66%) German Language
11 2 (0.66%) Hebrew Language
12 1 (0.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 51 (16.72%) Design Engineer
2 31 (10.16%) Support Engineer
3 26 (8.52%) Analyst
4 19 (6.23%) Support Analyst
5 14 (4.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (4.59%) Project Manager
6 13 (4.26%) Software Engineer
6 13 (4.26%) Developer
6 13 (4.26%) Systems Engineer
6 13 (4.26%) Operations Analyst
7 12 (3.93%) Operations Support Analyst
8 10 (3.28%) Team Leader
9 9 (2.95%) Technical Leader
9 9 (2.95%) Mechanical Engineer
9 9 (2.95%) Network Engineer
10 8 (2.62%) Field Engineer
10 8 (2.62%) Test Engineer
10 8 (2.62%) Support Team Leader
11 7 (2.30%) IT Support
12 6 (1.97%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.92%) .NET
2 9 (2.95%) .NET Framework
3 7 (2.30%) Ajax
3 7 (2.30%) HTML
4 6 (1.97%) jQuery
5 5 (1.64%) Razor View Engine
5 5 (1.64%) JSON
5 5 (1.64%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.64%) CSS
6 4 (1.31%) JSP
7 2 (0.66%) Web Services
7 2 (0.66%) LAMP
7 2 (0.66%) WCF
7 2 (0.66%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (0.66%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (0.33%) HTML5
8 1 (0.33%) CSS3
8 1 (0.33%) Java EE
8 1 (0.33%) XML
8 1 (0.33%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 37 (12.13%) Management Information System
2 34 (11.15%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (7.54%) iDTV
3 23 (7.54%) BBC
4 19 (6.23%) Mathematics
5 14 (4.59%) Smartphone
6 11 (3.61%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.64%) Performance Metrics
8 3 (0.98%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.98%) CCTV
8 3 (0.98%) Economics
8 3 (0.98%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.98%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.66%) Robotics
9 2 (0.66%) SCADA
9 2 (0.66%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.66%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.33%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.33%) Human Factors
10 1 (0.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 48 (15.74%) UNIX
2 40 (13.11%) Windows
3 24 (7.87%) Linux
4 11 (3.61%) Windows 7
5 7 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.97%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.98%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.66%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.33%) CentOS
9 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X Server
9 1 (0.33%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (17.05%) ITIL
2 47 (15.41%) Project Management
3 45 (14.75%) Change Management
4 42 (13.77%) Service Delivery
5 32 (10.49%) Product Marketing
6 25 (8.20%) CAD
7 20 (6.56%) Software Engineering
8 19 (6.23%) Service Management
9 16 (5.25%) Time Management
10 15 (4.92%) Workflow
10 15 (4.92%) Business Continuity
11 13 (4.26%) Data Protection
11 13 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
12 12 (3.93%) Disaster Recovery
12 12 (3.93%) Data Analysis
13 11 (3.61%) Mentoring
14 9 (2.95%) Resource Management
14 9 (2.95%) Performance Management
14 9 (2.95%) PRINCE2
15 8 (2.62%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (9.51%) C
2 18 (5.90%) SQL
3 8 (2.62%) C#
3 8 (2.62%) C++
4 7 (2.30%) Fortran
4 7 (2.30%) VB.NET
5 6 (1.97%) Java
6 5 (1.64%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.64%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.64%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.98%) VB
7 3 (0.98%) VBA
8 2 (0.66%) Perl
8 2 (0.66%) PHP
8 2 (0.66%) Embedded C
8 2 (0.66%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.33%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.33%) VBScript
9 1 (0.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 230 (75.41%) HND
2 162 (53.11%) Degree
3 40 (13.11%) Security Cleared
4 37 (12.13%) Cisco Certification
5 31 (10.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 29 (9.51%) SC Cleared
7 28 (9.18%) MCSE
8 25 (8.20%) PhD
9 23 (7.54%) CCNA
10 13 (4.26%) DV Cleared
11 12 (3.93%) Avaya Certification
12 11 (3.61%) MCP
13 9 (2.95%) MCITP
13 9 (2.95%) CCNP
14 6 (1.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 5 (1.64%) A+ Certification
16 4 (1.31%) MCSA
16 4 (1.31%) PMP
16 4 (1.31%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.57%) SLA
2 8 (2.62%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.31%) QA
4 3 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.98%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.66%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 36 (11.80%) NDS
2 13 (4.26%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.97%) XenApp
4 4 (1.31%) Firmware
5 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.33%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 3 (0.98%) Casper Suite
2 2 (0.66%) WSUS
2 2 (0.66%) Cacti
2 2 (0.66%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 67 (21.97%) Microsoft
2 36 (11.80%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 34 (11.15%) Cisco
4 27 (8.85%) TIBCO
5 16 (5.25%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 12 (3.93%) Avaya
7 11 (3.61%) Citrix
8 10 (3.28%) VMware
9 9 (2.95%) Nokia
10 7 (2.30%) F5
10 7 (2.30%) Aruba
10 7 (2.30%) Fortinet
11 6 (1.97%) Adobe
11 6 (1.97%) HP
11 6 (1.97%) SolidWorks
12 5 (1.64%) CheckPoint
13 4 (1.31%) EMC
14 3 (0.98%) Dell
14 3 (0.98%) Juniper
14 3 (0.98%) Epicor
Buckinghamshire
Roc Search
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Keighley, West Yorkshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 + Contributory Pension
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Watton Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol Area
Intapeople
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per month
Posted: 2 days ago
Hereford
IntaPeople
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Alcester, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 to 30,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier Engineering
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Car + pension + Medical
Posted: 3 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Outsourcery
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 per year plus Bonus, Benefits and Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Middlesbrough
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Essex
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Atos
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Atos
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Atos
Posted: 4 days ago
Hythe, Kent
I4 Recruitment
Salary: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago