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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 751 738 744
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +6
Permanent jobs citing HNC 137 115 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.47% 0.43% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 91 91 120
Average salary £32,000 £33,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +2.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,400 £27,150 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
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
29271 26901 31346
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.93% 27.03% 28.42%
Number of salaries quoted 22897 22080 26790
Average salary £45,000 £44,145 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.93% +3.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +9 50 £40,000 +10.34% 4
London -6 28 £32,000 -36.00% 4
South West -21 14 £37,500 +7.14% 25
Yorkshire -34 14 £22,500 -32.83% 6
West Midlands -4 11 £42,500 +70.00% 2
East Midlands -18 8 £24,250 -19.16% 1
East of England -34 7 £38,500 +18.46% 3
North West -11 4 £25,500 +15.90% 9
HNC
UK

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 183 (63.99%) HND
2 111 (38.81%) Degree
3 62 (21.68%) Project Management
4 60 (20.98%) Microsoft
5 57 (19.93%) Telecoms
6 48 (16.78%) ITIL
7 45 (15.73%) UNIX
8 41 (14.34%) XML
9 38 (13.29%) Windows
10 37 (12.94%) HTML
11 36 (12.59%) SQL
11 36 (12.59%) NDS
11 36 (12.59%) Service Delivery
11 36 (12.59%) Change Management
12 35 (12.24%) Linux
12 35 (12.24%) MS Excel
13 33 (11.54%) Computer Science
14 32 (11.19%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 32 (11.19%) JSP
14 32 (11.19%) Internet
15 30 (10.49%) Cisco Certification
15 30 (10.49%) Marketing
16 29 (10.14%) 3G
16 29 (10.14%) Cisco
17 27 (9.44%) TIBCO
17 27 (9.44%) Alcatel-Lucent
17 27 (9.44%) Electronics
18 25 (8.74%) MS Office
18 25 (8.74%) LTE
19 24 (8.39%) Security Cleared

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 12 (4.20%) Tomcat
2 7 (2.45%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.75%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.75%) IIS
3 5 (1.75%) CMS
4 2 (0.70%) SAS
5 1 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.35%) Lync
5 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 35 (12.24%) MS Excel
2 25 (8.74%) MS Office
3 17 (5.94%) Photoshop
4 10 (3.50%) MS Visio
4 10 (3.50%) XMetaL
5 8 (2.80%) FrameMaker
6 7 (2.45%) Acrobat
7 6 (2.10%) AutoCAD
8 5 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
9 3 (1.05%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.70%) MicroStation
10 2 (0.70%) Pro/ENGINEER
11 1 (0.35%) ProjectWise
11 1 (0.35%) EPLAN
11 1 (0.35%) InDesign
11 1 (0.35%) Windchill
11 1 (0.35%) CorelDRAW
11 1 (0.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.40%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (1.05%) LabWindows
3 3 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.70%) SAP PM
4 2 (0.70%) HFM
4 2 (0.70%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.35%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.35%) Exchequer
5 1 (0.35%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 32 (11.19%) Internet
2 29 (10.14%) 3G
3 25 (8.74%) LTE
4 24 (8.39%) GSM
5 23 (8.04%) UMTS
5 23 (8.04%) SS7
6 21 (7.34%) 4G
7 16 (5.59%) 2G
8 15 (5.24%) Broadband
8 15 (5.24%) TCP/IP
9 12 (4.20%) VPN
9 12 (4.20%) SAN
10 11 (3.85%) Firewall
10 11 (3.85%) Ethernet
10 11 (3.85%) WAN
11 10 (3.50%) VoIP
11 10 (3.50%) LAN
11 10 (3.50%) BGP
11 10 (3.50%) MPLS
12 9 (3.15%) DEFINITY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.15%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.05%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.05%) QlikView
5 2 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.70%) Essbase
5 2 (0.70%) MySQL
5 2 (0.70%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 12 (4.20%) Eclipse
2 6 (2.10%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.40%) TestPartner
4 3 (1.05%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (0.70%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.35%) GNU Toolchain
General
1 57 (19.93%) Telecoms
2 30 (10.49%) Marketing
3 27 (9.44%) Electronics
4 23 (8.04%) Manufacturing
5 21 (7.34%) Finance
6 9 (3.15%) Aerospace
6 9 (3.15%) Law
7 8 (2.80%) Automotive
8 7 (2.45%) Advertising
9 6 (2.10%) Retail
10 4 (1.40%) Legal
10 4 (1.40%) Banking
11 2 (0.70%) French Language
11 2 (0.70%) German Language
11 2 (0.70%) Hebrew Language
11 2 (0.70%) Military
12 1 (0.35%) Publishing
12 1 (0.35%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.35%) Arabic Language
12 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 36 (12.59%) Developer
2 32 (11.19%) Support Engineer
3 27 (9.44%) Author
4 23 (8.04%) Analyst
5 20 (6.99%) Design Engineer
6 19 (6.64%) Technical Author
7 14 (4.90%) Support Analyst
8 12 (4.20%) Network Engineer
8 12 (4.20%) Tester
8 12 (4.20%) Java Developer
9 11 (3.85%) Technical Support
10 10 (3.50%) Technical Engineer
11 9 (3.15%) Junior
11 9 (3.15%) Software Engineer
12 8 (2.80%) IT Support Engineer
12 8 (2.80%) Internet Developer
12 8 (2.80%) Field Engineer
12 8 (2.80%) Technical Leader
12 8 (2.80%) Website Developer
12 8 (2.80%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (14.34%) XML
2 37 (12.94%) HTML
3 32 (11.19%) JSP
4 16 (5.59%) XHTML
5 14 (4.90%) CSS
6 13 (4.55%) XSLT
7 12 (4.20%) Hibernate
7 12 (4.20%) Spring
7 12 (4.20%) Java EE
7 12 (4.20%) Grails
8 11 (3.85%) .NET
9 3 (1.05%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.05%) COM+
9 3 (1.05%) LAMP
9 3 (1.05%) HTML5
10 2 (0.70%) MDX
11 1 (0.35%) jQuery
11 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (0.35%) JSON
11 1 (0.35%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 33 (11.54%) Computer Science
2 23 (8.04%) Management Information System
3 13 (4.55%) Smartphone
4 12 (4.20%) iSeries
4 12 (4.20%) AS400
5 9 (3.15%) Replication
6 8 (2.80%) Firmware
7 7 (2.45%) Video on Demand
8 5 (1.75%) Home Automation
9 4 (1.40%) Social Media
9 4 (1.40%) SCADA
9 4 (1.40%) Mathematics
10 3 (1.05%) Kindle
10 3 (1.05%) New Media
10 3 (1.05%) Copywriting
11 2 (0.70%) Embedded Systems
12 1 (0.35%) PMI
12 1 (0.35%) Graphic Design
12 1 (0.35%) Blackberry
12 1 (0.35%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 45 (15.73%) UNIX
2 38 (13.29%) Windows
3 35 (12.24%) Linux
4 12 (4.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (2.80%) Windows 7
6 7 (2.45%) Windows XP
7 5 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.75%) Windows 8
8 4 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.05%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.70%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.70%) CentOS
10 2 (0.70%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (21.68%) Project Management
2 48 (16.78%) ITIL
3 36 (12.59%) Service Delivery
3 36 (12.59%) Change Management
4 23 (8.04%) Product Marketing
5 17 (5.94%) Business Continuity
5 17 (5.94%) Continuous Improvement
6 15 (5.24%) OO
6 15 (5.24%) Service Management
6 15 (5.24%) Time Management
7 14 (4.90%) Migration
7 14 (4.90%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (4.55%) CAD
9 12 (4.20%) OOD
9 12 (4.20%) SOA
9 12 (4.20%) UML
9 12 (4.20%) Dependency Injection
10 10 (3.50%) Information Security
10 10 (3.50%) Software Engineering
11 9 (3.15%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (12.59%) SQL
2 18 (6.29%) Java
3 12 (4.20%) C
3 12 (4.20%) RPG
3 12 (4.20%) Groovy
3 12 (4.20%) RPG IV
4 11 (3.85%) C#
5 7 (2.45%) C++
5 7 (2.45%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.45%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.40%) Python
7 3 (1.05%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.70%) Lisp
8 2 (0.70%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.70%) VBScript
8 2 (0.70%) VB
8 2 (0.70%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.70%) VBA
9 1 (0.35%) Perl
9 1 (0.35%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 183 (63.99%) HND
2 111 (38.81%) Degree
3 30 (10.49%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (8.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (8.39%) Security Cleared
5 21 (7.34%) CCNA
6 17 (5.94%) MCSE
7 14 (4.90%) SC Cleared
8 10 (3.50%) DV Cleared
9 9 (3.15%) CCNP
9 9 (3.15%) Avaya Certification
10 8 (2.80%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (2.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (2.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (1.75%) MCITP
13 5 (1.75%) MCSA
14 4 (1.40%) MCP
14 4 (1.40%) ISEB
14 4 (1.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 4 (1.40%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.34%) QA
2 9 (3.15%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.40%) SLA
3 4 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.35%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.35%) DO-178B
System Software
1 36 (12.59%) NDS
2 7 (2.45%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.40%) XenApp
5 3 (1.05%) XenServer
6 1 (0.35%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (0.35%) Backup Exec
1 1 (0.35%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (0.35%) SCCM
1 1 (0.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 60 (20.98%) Microsoft
2 32 (11.19%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 29 (10.14%) Cisco
4 27 (9.44%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 27 (9.44%) TIBCO
5 21 (7.34%) Oracle
6 12 (4.20%) JBoss
6 12 (4.20%) AccuRev
7 11 (3.85%) F5
7 11 (3.85%) Adobe
8 10 (3.50%) Avaya
8 10 (3.50%) CheckPoint
8 10 (3.50%) VMware
9 8 (2.80%) SAP
9 8 (2.80%) HP
10 7 (2.45%) Citrix
10 7 (2.45%) Aruba
10 7 (2.45%) Fortinet
11 6 (2.10%) SolidWorks
11 6 (2.10%) Intel
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £33250 per annum + (package)+ben
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £23000.00 - £27000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000+ Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + Car/Car Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle upon Tyne
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £32000.00 - £36000.00 per annum + Car/Car Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham
Huxley Associates
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester
Huxley Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Plymouth
Huxley Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £29800.00 - £39700.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
Kendal
Huxley Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds
Huxley Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Real Staffing
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + 5% matched pension scheme & 25 days hol
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington
Huxley Associates
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + Car, Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + Car, Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester
Huxley Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham
Huxley Associates
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago