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 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
UK / England
Rank 763 848 800
Rank change year-on-year
+85 -48
Permanent jobs citing HNC 76 88 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.096% 0.094% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.39% 0.34% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 47 74 93
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £40,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -14.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £48,750
UK excluding London median salary £30,750 £35,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-12.14% -16.66%

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
19625 26040 27312
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 24.73% 27.68% 27.47%
Number of salaries quoted 15609 21101 21950
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region citing HNC as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 20 February 2017.

HNC Salary Histogram in England

HNC
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the England region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North West -6 20 £30,000 -14.28% 6
South East +43 14 £23,000 -40.25% 1
West Midlands +40 13 £35,000 -23.07% 9
London +48 11 £37,500 -21.19%
Yorkshire +24 7 £36,500 +45.17% 1
East of England +18 5 £35,000 -17.64% 2
South West +20 3 £31,500 -16.00% 2
Midlands - 3 £40,000 -
East Midlands 0 2 - - 2
HNC
UK

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, IT jobs citing HNC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for HNC.

1 102 (57.30%) HND
2 82 (46.07%) Degree
3 43 (24.16%) Electronics
4 32 (17.98%) SQL
5 30 (16.85%) Manufacturing
6 28 (15.73%) Software Engineering
6 28 (15.73%) Driving Licence
7 27 (15.17%) Analytical Skills
7 27 (15.17%) Computer Science
8 26 (14.61%) SLA
9 24 (13.48%) Microsoft
10 23 (12.92%) Finance
11 22 (12.36%) CAD
11 22 (12.36%) C
12 20 (11.24%) Validation
13 19 (10.67%) Project Management
14 18 (10.11%) MS Excel
14 18 (10.11%) Linux
15 17 (9.55%) Windows
15 17 (9.55%) Telecoms
16 16 (8.99%) MS Office
16 16 (8.99%) C++
16 16 (8.99%) MySQL
16 16 (8.99%) Service Delivery
17 15 (8.43%) SQL Server
17 15 (8.43%) PHP
18 14 (7.87%) .NET
18 14 (7.87%) ASP.NET
19 13 (7.30%) Embedded C
19 13 (7.30%) Microsoft Certification

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (1.69%) Apache
1 3 (1.69%) IIS
1 3 (1.69%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (1.12%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.56%) CMS
Applications
1 18 (10.11%) MS Excel
2 16 (8.99%) MS Office
3 5 (2.81%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (2.81%) Siemens NX
4 4 (2.25%) SOLIDWORKS
5 3 (1.69%) AutoCAD
5 3 (1.69%) Autodesk Inventor
6 2 (1.12%) Solid Edge
7 1 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.56%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.56%) CATIA
7 1 (0.56%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.56%) InDesign
7 1 (0.56%) Mathcad
7 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.56%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.56%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.56%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.69%) PeopleSoft CRM
1 3 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.56%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (0.56%) Office 365
1 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.49%) TCP/IP
2 6 (3.37%) GSM
2 6 (3.37%) SS7
2 6 (3.37%) UMTS
2 6 (3.37%) Value-Added Service
3 3 (1.69%) ATM
3 3 (1.69%) Internet
3 3 (1.69%) SMS
4 2 (1.12%) LAN
4 2 (1.12%) WAN
5 1 (0.56%) Firewall
5 1 (0.56%) HTTP
5 1 (0.56%) TETRA
5 1 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.99%) MySQL
2 15 (8.43%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.25%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (1.69%) Power BI
5 2 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.56%) QlikView
6 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (3.93%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.37%) JIRA
3 3 (1.69%) LabVIEW
4 2 (1.12%) CruiseControl
4 2 (1.12%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.12%) NUnit
4 2 (1.12%) Subversion
5 1 (0.56%) Dreamweaver
General
1 43 (24.16%) Electronics
2 30 (16.85%) Manufacturing
3 23 (12.92%) Finance
4 17 (9.55%) Telecoms
5 13 (7.30%) Marketing
6 6 (3.37%) Avionics
6 6 (3.37%) Military
7 4 (2.25%) Automotive
8 2 (1.12%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.56%) Advertising
9 1 (0.56%) Games
9 1 (0.56%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (12.92%) Design Engineer
1 23 (12.92%) Mechanical Engineer
2 18 (10.11%) Developer
3 16 (8.99%) Electronics Engineer
4 15 (8.43%) Test Engineer
5 14 (7.87%) Analyst
5 14 (7.87%) Mechanical Design Engineer
6 13 (7.30%) Field Engineer
6 13 (7.30%) Project Engineer
7 11 (6.18%) Field Service Engineer
7 11 (6.18%) Support Analyst
8 10 (5.62%) Applications Support
8 10 (5.62%) Applications Support Analyst
8 10 (5.62%) Systems Engineer
9 9 (5.06%) Embedded Developer
10 8 (4.49%) Embedded Engineer
10 8 (4.49%) Software Developer
11 7 (3.93%) PCB Design Engineer
11 7 (3.93%) PCB Engineer
11 7 (3.93%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.87%) .NET
1 14 (7.87%) ASP.NET
2 10 (5.62%) HTML
3 8 (4.49%) ASP.NET MVC
3 8 (4.49%) jQuery
4 7 (3.93%) SOAP
5 5 (2.81%) WCF
6 4 (2.25%) AngularJS
6 4 (2.25%) CSS
7 3 (1.69%) JSON
7 3 (1.69%) Middleware
7 3 (1.69%) WPF
8 2 (1.12%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.12%) Web Services
9 1 (0.56%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 28 (15.73%) Driving Licence
2 27 (15.17%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (15.17%) Computer Science
3 10 (5.62%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.93%) Device Driver
4 7 (3.93%) EPoS
5 5 (2.81%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.25%) CCTV
7 3 (1.69%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.12%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (1.12%) iPad
8 2 (1.12%) VHDL
9 1 (0.56%) AS400
9 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.56%) HP Storage
9 1 (0.56%) iSeries
9 1 (0.56%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.56%) Robotics
9 1 (0.56%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 18 (10.11%) Linux
2 17 (9.55%) Windows
3 9 (5.06%) Windows Server
4 8 (4.49%) Unix
5 7 (3.93%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.12%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.12%) Windows Vista
7 2 (1.12%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.56%) OS/390
8 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.56%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (15.73%) Software Engineering
2 22 (12.36%) CAD
3 20 (11.24%) Validation
4 19 (10.67%) Project Management
5 16 (8.99%) Service Delivery
6 13 (7.30%) ITIL
7 11 (6.18%) Change Management
7 11 (6.18%) Process Improvement
8 10 (5.62%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (5.06%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (5.06%) Unit Testing
9 9 (5.06%) Workflow
10 8 (4.49%) 3D Modelling
10 8 (4.49%) ERP
10 8 (4.49%) MVC
11 7 (3.93%) Creative Problem-Solving
11 7 (3.93%) CRM
11 7 (3.93%) Device Driver Development
11 7 (3.93%) Schematic Capture
11 7 (3.93%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (17.98%) SQL
2 22 (12.36%) C
3 16 (8.99%) C++
4 15 (8.43%) PHP
5 13 (7.30%) Embedded C
6 10 (5.62%) JavaScript
7 8 (4.49%) C#
8 7 (3.93%) Embedded C++
9 6 (3.37%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.69%) Java
11 2 (1.12%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.12%) Python
12 1 (0.56%) Fortran
12 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.56%) RPG
12 1 (0.56%) VB
12 1 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 102 (57.30%) HND
2 82 (46.07%) Degree
3 13 (7.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (3.93%) MCSE
5 5 (2.81%) CCNA
5 5 (2.81%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.81%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (2.81%) MCSA
5 5 (2.81%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.25%) A+ Certification
6 4 (2.25%) Network+ Certification
6 4 (2.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.69%) Chartered Engineer
7 3 (1.69%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.69%) NVQ Level 4
8 2 (1.12%) MCP
9 1 (0.56%) PMP
9 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.56%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.56%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (14.61%) SLA
2 12 (6.74%) QA
3 8 (4.49%) ISO 9000
4 5 (2.81%) ISO 14001
4 5 (2.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (2.81%) ISO22301
4 5 (2.81%) RMADS
5 3 (1.69%) ISO 9001
5 3 (1.69%) ISO 9002
5 3 (1.69%) PCI DSS
6 2 (1.12%) Def Stans
6 2 (1.12%) IEC 61508
6 2 (1.12%) MISRA
7 1 (0.56%) GAMP
7 1 (0.56%) TickIT
System Software
1 10 (5.62%) Firmware
2 9 (5.06%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.12%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (0.56%) PaperCut
1 1 (0.56%) SCCM
1 1 (0.56%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 24 (13.48%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.37%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 6 (3.37%) Nokia Networks
2 6 (3.37%) Siemens
2 6 (3.37%) TIBCO
3 5 (2.81%) Computacenter
3 5 (2.81%) Oracle
3 5 (2.81%) SAP
4 3 (1.69%) PeopleSoft
4 3 (1.69%) VMware
5 2 (1.12%) Cisco
5 2 (1.12%) EMC
5 2 (1.12%) Green Hills
5 2 (1.12%) HP
5 2 (1.12%) Xilinx
6 1 (0.56%) Adobe
6 1 (0.56%) Dell
6 1 (0.56%) Huawei
6 1 (0.56%) IBM
6 1 (0.56%) NEC
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 33,000 + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
ECS Recruitment Group Ltd
Salary: £18k per annum + 15.5% Shift Allowance
Posted: 6 days ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
FT Select
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 4 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Reed Technology
Posted: 5 days ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
FT Select
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone
Posted: 14 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Salary: Highly-competitive and negotiable, depending on experience
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £28000 - £34500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Salary: Highly-competitive and negotiable
Posted: 19 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £25K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £25K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £25K + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Wymondham, Norfolk
Norfolk Constabulary
Salary: From £31,053 to £35,451 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £30K + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £30K + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £30K + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
North West
Vodafone
Posted: 12 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £41000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago