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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 818 783 820
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +37
Permanent jobs citing HNC 91 146 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.096% 0.15% 0.099%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.35% 0.53% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 74 98 80
Average salary £35,000 £41,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.66% +23.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £23,800
10% offered a salary of more than £51,750 £50,000 £47,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,750 £42,250 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +40.83%
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
26156 27364 26645
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.69% 27.57% 27.18%
Number of salaries quoted 21168 22032 21157
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £71,000 £65,000 £67,500
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 10 February 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 10 February 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 -16 31 £34,250 -18.45% 2
East of England +6 18 £47,500 +6.74% 2
London +4 13 £47,500 +53.22% 3
North West +21 12 £35,000 -22.22% 3
West Midlands -20 6 £36,750 +16.66% 5
South West -8 5 £38,750 +10.71% 2
East Midlands -6 3 £42,500 +36.49% 1
Yorkshire +5 2 £25,143 -0.42% 5
HNC
UK

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 February 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.

1 156 (64.73%) HND
2 119 (49.38%) Degree
3 62 (25.73%) Microsoft
4 52 (21.58%) Windows
5 49 (20.33%) Computer Science
6 44 (18.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 43 (17.84%) MS Excel
7 43 (17.84%) Analytical Skills
8 41 (17.01%) MCSE
9 39 (16.18%) Linux
9 39 (16.18%) Management Information System
10 37 (15.35%) Cisco Certification
11 36 (14.94%) Cisco
11 36 (14.94%) SQL
12 33 (13.69%) Electronics
13 29 (12.03%) ITIL
14 27 (11.20%) Unix
15 25 (10.37%) Business Continuity
15 25 (10.37%) Security Cleared
16 23 (9.54%) Continuous Improvement
16 23 (9.54%) Project Management
16 23 (9.54%) Disaster Recovery
16 23 (9.54%) SQL Server
17 22 (9.13%) MS Office
17 22 (9.13%) CCNA
17 22 (9.13%) Active Directory
17 22 (9.13%) CAD
17 22 (9.13%) Software Engineering
18 21 (8.71%) SAN
19 20 (8.30%) Java

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 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 17 (7.05%) MS Exchange
2 10 (4.15%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.32%) IIS
3 8 (3.32%) Skype for Business
4 5 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.24%) Apache
7 2 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.41%) OpenStack
Applications
1 43 (17.84%) MS Excel
2 22 (9.13%) MS Office
3 11 (4.56%) AutoCAD
4 10 (4.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (3.32%) SOLIDWORKS
6 7 (2.90%) MS Project
7 5 (2.07%) CATIA
7 5 (2.07%) MS Visio
8 3 (1.24%) Siemens NX
9 2 (0.83%) Revit
9 2 (0.83%) Solid Edge
10 1 (0.41%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.41%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.41%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 10 (4.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.66%) Eikon
3 1 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.41%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (8.71%) SAN
2 15 (6.22%) DEFINITY
3 12 (4.98%) Firewall
3 12 (4.98%) TCP/IP
4 11 (4.56%) DNS
4 11 (4.56%) VoIP
5 10 (4.15%) Ethernet
5 10 (4.15%) LAN
5 10 (4.15%) WAN
6 9 (3.73%) VSAT
7 8 (3.32%) 3G
8 6 (2.49%) GSM
9 5 (2.07%) 4G
10 4 (1.66%) MPLS
11 3 (1.24%) 2G
11 3 (1.24%) DPNSS
11 3 (1.24%) DVB
11 3 (1.24%) H.323
11 3 (1.24%) QSIG
11 3 (1.24%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.54%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.32%) MySQL
2 8 (3.32%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (2.49%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.07%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.66%) DB2
5 4 (1.66%) MS Access
6 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (5.81%) Eclipse
2 10 (4.15%) Visual Studio
3 5 (2.07%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.24%) JIRA
5 2 (0.83%) JDeveloper
5 2 (0.83%) JUnit
5 2 (0.83%) NetBeans
6 1 (0.41%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.41%) Subversion
General
1 33 (13.69%) Electronics
2 18 (7.47%) Finance
3 14 (5.81%) Manufacturing
4 11 (4.56%) Military
4 11 (4.56%) Telecoms
5 10 (4.15%) Automotive
6 6 (2.49%) Aerospace
7 5 (2.07%) Billing
8 3 (1.24%) Banking
8 3 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.83%) Games
9 2 (0.83%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.83%) Legal
9 2 (0.83%) Retail
10 1 (0.41%) Avionics
10 1 (0.41%) German Language
10 1 (0.41%) Marketing
10 1 (0.41%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 30 (12.45%) Analyst
2 26 (10.79%) Design Engineer
3 21 (8.71%) Junior
3 21 (8.71%) Support Engineer
4 16 (6.64%) Project Manager
5 13 (5.39%) Applications Support
5 13 (5.39%) Developer
5 13 (5.39%) Mechanical Engineer
5 13 (5.39%) Support Analyst
6 12 (4.98%) Graduate
6 12 (4.98%) Software Engineer
6 12 (4.98%) Systems Engineer
7 11 (4.56%) C Software Engineer
7 11 (4.56%) C/C++ Software Engineer
7 11 (4.56%) C++ Software Engineer
7 11 (4.56%) Mechanical Design Engineer
8 10 (4.15%) Graduate Software Developer
8 10 (4.15%) Junior Developer
8 10 (4.15%) Junior Software Developer
8 10 (4.15%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.56%) .NET
2 4 (1.66%) COM
2 4 (1.66%) HTML
3 3 (1.24%) Flash
3 3 (1.24%) Middleware
3 3 (1.24%) XML
4 2 (0.83%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.83%) Hibernate
4 2 (0.83%) JMS
5 1 (0.41%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.41%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.41%) CSS
5 1 (0.41%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.41%) HTML5
5 1 (0.41%) jQuery
5 1 (0.41%) RFC 2547
Miscellaneous
1 49 (20.33%) Computer Science
2 43 (17.84%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (16.18%) Management Information System
4 17 (7.05%) Mathematics
5 14 (5.81%) Data Centre
6 11 (4.56%) Driving Licence
7 10 (4.15%) Embedded Systems
8 8 (3.32%) Data Structures
9 5 (2.07%) Enterprise Storage
9 5 (2.07%) Mainframe
9 5 (2.07%) User Experience
10 4 (1.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (1.24%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.24%) Private Cloud
11 3 (1.24%) Replication
12 2 (0.83%) CCTV
12 2 (0.83%) CMDB
12 2 (0.83%) FMCG
12 2 (0.83%) Performance Metrics
12 2 (0.83%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 52 (21.58%) Windows
2 39 (16.18%) Linux
3 27 (11.20%) Unix
4 18 (7.47%) Windows Server
5 11 (4.56%) Windows CE
5 11 (4.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (4.15%) Embedded Linux
7 9 (3.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (2.07%) Windows 2000
9 5 (2.07%) Windows NT
9 5 (2.07%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.41%) CentOS
10 1 (0.41%) Debian
10 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (12.03%) ITIL
2 25 (10.37%) Business Continuity
3 23 (9.54%) Continuous Improvement
3 23 (9.54%) Disaster Recovery
3 23 (9.54%) Project Management
4 22 (9.13%) CAD
4 22 (9.13%) Software Engineering
5 16 (6.64%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (6.64%) CRM
6 14 (5.81%) Quality Management
6 14 (5.81%) Root Cause Analysis
6 14 (5.81%) Service Delivery
7 13 (5.39%) Line Management
7 13 (5.39%) OO
7 13 (5.39%) Service Management
8 12 (4.98%) PRINCE2
8 12 (4.98%) Scrum
8 12 (4.98%) UML
9 11 (4.56%) Embedded Software Development
9 11 (4.56%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 36 (14.94%) SQL
2 20 (8.30%) Java
3 14 (5.81%) C
3 14 (5.81%) C++
4 11 (4.56%) C#
4 11 (4.56%) Embedded C
5 8 (3.32%) Korn
5 8 (3.32%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.66%) Perl
6 4 (1.66%) PHP
6 4 (1.66%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.66%) VBA
7 3 (1.24%) MATLAB
8 2 (0.83%) Python
8 2 (0.83%) Ruby
9 1 (0.41%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.41%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.41%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 156 (64.73%) HND
2 119 (49.38%) Degree
3 44 (18.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 41 (17.01%) MCSE
5 37 (15.35%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (10.37%) Security Cleared
7 22 (9.13%) CCNA
8 15 (6.22%) Avaya Certification
9 12 (4.98%) SC Cleared
10 9 (3.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 8 (3.32%) MCTS
12 5 (2.07%) A+ Certification
12 5 (2.07%) CCVP
12 5 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (1.66%) CCNP
13 4 (1.66%) MCP
14 3 (1.24%) CCNP Voice
14 3 (1.24%) MOS
14 3 (1.24%) VTSP
15 2 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.88%) SLA
2 13 (5.39%) ISO 9001
3 5 (2.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.24%) QA
5 2 (0.83%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 22 (9.13%) Active Directory
2 15 (6.22%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.49%) XenServer
4 5 (2.07%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 5 (2.07%) vSphere
4 5 (2.07%) XenApp
5 3 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.83%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.83%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.41%) iptables
7 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.41%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (3.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 8 (3.32%) SCOM
2 7 (2.90%) SCCM
3 3 (1.24%) Cisco IPCC
3 3 (1.24%) Netcool
4 2 (0.83%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 62 (25.73%) Microsoft
2 36 (14.94%) Cisco
3 19 (7.88%) Oracle
4 15 (6.22%) Avaya
5 12 (4.98%) VMware
6 11 (4.56%) Citrix
7 10 (4.15%) EMC
8 7 (2.90%) Allen-Bradley
8 7 (2.90%) IBM
8 7 (2.90%) Siemens
9 6 (2.49%) SAP
10 5 (2.07%) Juniper
11 4 (1.66%) Bloomberg
11 4 (1.66%) Reuters
11 4 (1.66%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.66%) Sun
12 3 (1.24%) Atlassian
12 3 (1.24%) Autodesk
12 3 (1.24%) Ericsson
12 3 (1.24%) NetApp
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