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 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 750 722 722
Rank change year-on-year
-28 0
Permanent jobs citing HNC 125 115 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.43% 0.43% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 90 92 138
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -0.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,825 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,850 £50,000 £47,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
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
28763 26677 31812
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.98% 26.79% 28.63%
Number of salaries quoted 22617 21986 27103
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 £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 15 September 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 15 September 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
(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 +5 46 £47,000 +49.20% 7
London -22 28 £30,000 -36.50% 5
South West -21 14 £37,500 +9.48% 18
West Midlands +4 10 £40,000 +60.00% 5
Yorkshire -26 9 £28,625 -28.43% 3
East of England -39 8 £38,000 +16.92% 4
East Midlands -10 7 £23,750 -20.83% 1
North West -18 2 £24,000 +9.09% 10
HNC
UK

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 15 September 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.

1 191 (64.75%) HND
2 117 (39.66%) Degree
3 61 (20.68%) Microsoft
3 61 (20.68%) Project Management
3 61 (20.68%) Telecoms
4 52 (17.63%) ITIL
5 49 (16.61%) UNIX
6 39 (13.22%) Windows
6 39 (13.22%) NDS
6 39 (13.22%) Service Delivery
7 38 (12.88%) Linux
8 37 (12.54%) Change Management
9 36 (12.20%) XML
9 36 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
10 35 (11.86%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 34 (11.53%) MS Excel
11 34 (11.53%) Cisco Certification
12 33 (11.19%) Internet
12 33 (11.19%) SQL
12 33 (11.19%) Computer Science
13 32 (10.85%) HTML
13 32 (10.85%) Cisco
14 31 (10.51%) Electronics
14 31 (10.51%) Marketing
15 30 (10.17%) 3G
16 28 (9.49%) TIBCO
16 28 (9.49%) Alcatel-Lucent
16 28 (9.49%) JSP
17 27 (9.15%) MS Office
17 27 (9.15%) LTE

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 10 (3.39%) Tomcat
2 8 (2.71%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.36%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.36%) CMS
4 2 (0.68%) SAS
4 2 (0.68%) IIS
5 1 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.34%) Lync
5 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 34 (11.53%) MS Excel
2 27 (9.15%) MS Office
3 14 (4.75%) Photoshop
4 10 (3.39%) MS Visio
4 10 (3.39%) XMetaL
5 8 (2.71%) FrameMaker
6 7 (2.37%) Acrobat
7 6 (2.03%) AutoCAD
7 6 (2.03%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (1.02%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.68%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.34%) ProjectWise
10 1 (0.34%) EPLAN
10 1 (0.34%) InDesign
10 1 (0.34%) Windchill
10 1 (0.34%) CorelDRAW
10 1 (0.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.02%) LabWindows
1 3 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.68%) HFM
2 2 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.68%) SAP PM
2 2 (0.68%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.34%) Sage 50
3 1 (0.34%) Exchequer
3 1 (0.34%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 33 (11.19%) Internet
2 30 (10.17%) 3G
3 27 (9.15%) LTE
4 25 (8.47%) GSM
5 24 (8.14%) UMTS
5 24 (8.14%) SS7
6 22 (7.46%) 4G
7 17 (5.76%) Broadband
8 15 (5.08%) TCP/IP
8 15 (5.08%) 2G
9 14 (4.75%) SAN
10 12 (4.07%) Firewall
10 12 (4.07%) VPN
11 11 (3.73%) Ethernet
11 11 (3.73%) WAN
11 11 (3.73%) DEFINITY
11 11 (3.73%) VoLTE
12 10 (3.39%) BGP
12 10 (3.39%) MPLS
12 10 (3.39%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.03%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (1.02%) QlikView
2 3 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (1.02%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.68%) MySQL
3 2 (0.68%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.68%) Essbase
4 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (3.39%) Eclipse
2 4 (1.36%) TestPartner
2 4 (1.36%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.02%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (0.68%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.34%) GNU Toolchain
General
1 61 (20.68%) Telecoms
2 31 (10.51%) Marketing
2 31 (10.51%) Electronics
3 23 (7.80%) Manufacturing
3 23 (7.80%) Finance
4 14 (4.75%) Aerospace
5 9 (3.05%) Law
6 8 (2.71%) Automotive
6 8 (2.71%) Retail
7 7 (2.37%) Advertising
8 4 (1.36%) Military
8 4 (1.36%) Banking
8 4 (1.36%) Legal
9 2 (0.68%) French Language
9 2 (0.68%) German Language
9 2 (0.68%) Hebrew Language
10 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.34%) Back Office
10 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 33 (11.19%) Support Engineer
2 31 (10.51%) Developer
3 26 (8.81%) Analyst
4 25 (8.47%) Author
5 19 (6.44%) Technical Author
5 19 (6.44%) Design Engineer
6 16 (5.42%) Support Analyst
7 12 (4.07%) Network Engineer
7 12 (4.07%) Tester
8 11 (3.73%) Technical Support
8 11 (3.73%) Java Developer
9 10 (3.39%) Software Engineer
9 10 (3.39%) Technical Engineer
9 10 (3.39%) Technical Leader
10 9 (3.05%) Electronics Technician
10 9 (3.05%) Operations Analyst
10 9 (3.05%) Junior
11 8 (2.71%) Project Manager
11 8 (2.71%) IT Support Engineer
11 8 (2.71%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (12.20%) XML
2 32 (10.85%) HTML
3 28 (9.49%) JSP
4 14 (4.75%) XHTML
5 11 (3.73%) CSS
5 11 (3.73%) Java EE
6 10 (3.39%) Grails
6 10 (3.39%) XSLT
6 10 (3.39%) Hibernate
6 10 (3.39%) Spring
7 9 (3.05%) .NET
8 3 (1.02%) COM+
8 3 (1.02%) LAMP
8 3 (1.02%) HTML5
9 2 (0.68%) MDX
9 2 (0.68%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.34%) SOAP
10 1 (0.34%) XSL
10 1 (0.34%) OLE
10 1 (0.34%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 36 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (11.19%) Computer Science
3 25 (8.47%) Management Information System
4 15 (5.08%) Smartphone
5 10 (3.39%) iSeries
5 10 (3.39%) AS400
6 8 (2.71%) Firmware
7 7 (2.37%) Video on Demand
8 6 (2.03%) Replication
8 6 (2.03%) Mathematics
9 5 (1.69%) Home Automation
10 4 (1.36%) SCADA
11 3 (1.02%) Social Media
11 3 (1.02%) Kindle
11 3 (1.02%) New Media
11 3 (1.02%) iDTV
11 3 (1.02%) BBC
11 3 (1.02%) Copywriting
12 2 (0.68%) Embedded Systems
13 1 (0.34%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 49 (16.61%) UNIX
2 39 (13.22%) Windows
3 38 (12.88%) Linux
4 12 (4.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (2.71%) Windows XP
5 8 (2.71%) Windows 7
6 6 (2.03%) Windows 8
6 6 (2.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.02%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.68%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.68%) CentOS
9 2 (0.68%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (20.68%) Project Management
2 52 (17.63%) ITIL
3 39 (13.22%) Service Delivery
4 37 (12.54%) Change Management
5 24 (8.14%) Product Marketing
6 21 (7.12%) Business Continuity
7 18 (6.10%) Continuous Improvement
8 17 (5.76%) Line Management
9 16 (5.42%) Service Management
9 16 (5.42%) Time Management
10 13 (4.41%) CAD
10 13 (4.41%) OO
11 12 (4.07%) Migration
11 12 (4.07%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (4.07%) Software Engineering
12 11 (3.73%) Data Protection
12 11 (3.73%) Workflow
12 11 (3.73%) Disaster Recovery
13 10 (3.39%) UML
13 10 (3.39%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 33 (11.19%) SQL
2 17 (5.76%) Java
3 15 (5.08%) C
4 10 (3.39%) RPG
4 10 (3.39%) Groovy
4 10 (3.39%) RPG IV
5 8 (2.71%) C#
5 8 (2.71%) C++
6 6 (2.03%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.69%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.36%) Python
9 3 (1.02%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.02%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.68%) VBA
10 2 (0.68%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.68%) Lisp
10 2 (0.68%) VBScript
10 2 (0.68%) VB
11 1 (0.34%) Perl
11 1 (0.34%) VB6
Qualifications
1 191 (64.75%) HND
2 117 (39.66%) Degree
3 34 (11.53%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (8.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (8.81%) Security Cleared
5 23 (7.80%) CCNA
6 21 (7.12%) MCSE
7 17 (5.76%) SC Cleared
8 11 (3.73%) DV Cleared
8 11 (3.73%) Avaya Certification
9 9 (3.05%) CCNP
10 8 (2.71%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (2.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (2.03%) MCITP
11 6 (2.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (1.69%) MCSA
12 5 (1.69%) MCP
13 4 (1.36%) ISEB
13 4 (1.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 4 (1.36%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.44%) QA
2 11 (3.73%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.36%) SLA
3 4 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.68%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.34%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.34%) DO-178B
System Software
1 39 (13.22%) NDS
2 8 (2.71%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.69%) XenApp
4 3 (1.02%) XenServer
5 1 (0.34%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (0.34%) Backup Exec
1 1 (0.34%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (0.34%) SCCM
1 1 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 61 (20.68%) Microsoft
2 35 (11.86%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 32 (10.85%) Cisco
4 28 (9.49%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 28 (9.49%) TIBCO
5 20 (6.78%) Oracle
6 12 (4.07%) Avaya
7 11 (3.73%) Adobe
7 11 (3.73%) VMware
7 11 (3.73%) F5
8 10 (3.39%) AccuRev
8 10 (3.39%) CheckPoint
8 10 (3.39%) JBoss
9 8 (2.71%) SAP
9 8 (2.71%) HP
9 8 (2.71%) Citrix
10 7 (2.37%) Nokia
10 7 (2.37%) Aruba
10 7 (2.37%) Fortinet
11 6 (2.03%) SolidWorks
Portsmouth, Hampshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum 3% Pension, 25 days holiday
Posted: 6 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000+ Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
CV4 7AL, Coventry, UK
University of Warwick
Salary: £38,511 - £45,954 pa
Posted: 14 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £17,000 - £22,000
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Connectus
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Connectus
Salary: £48000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Barrow-in-furness, Cumbria
BAE - AMS
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath
Huxley Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + 10% bonus, company car
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £33250 per annum + (package)+ben
Posted: 3 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough
Huxley Associates
Salary: £36000 - £45000 per annum + Car, Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Three
Salary: Competitive + benefits + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
BAE Systems
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Three
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Huxley Associates
Salary: £48000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Southend-On-Sea
Huxley Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago