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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 728 750 742
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -8
Permanent jobs citing HNC 156 138 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.56% 0.48% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 119 91 91
Average salary £33,000 £32,000 £33,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,152 £22,400 £27,150
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £49,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
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
27767 28927 26850
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.16% 27.00% 27.00%
Number of salaries quoted 22508 22627 22033
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +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 28 August 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 28 August 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
East of England +33 41 £31,500 -18.18% 11
Yorkshire +21 24 £30,000 +33.33% 2
London +6 22 £43,750 +36.71% 4
South East -14 22 £37,500 -6.25% 10
West Midlands -1 15 £25,750 -39.41% 3
East Midlands +4 14 £24,152 -0.40% 1
South West -24 12 £32,000 -14.66% 19
North West +4 5 £35,000 +37.25% 4
HNC
UK

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 145 (54.92%) HND
2 141 (53.41%) Degree
3 59 (22.35%) Telecoms
4 57 (21.59%) MS Excel
5 50 (18.94%) Microsoft
6 43 (16.29%) ITIL
7 38 (14.39%) Project Management
8 37 (14.02%) Manufacturing
9 36 (13.64%) Cisco
10 35 (13.26%) Electronics
10 35 (13.26%) Analytical Skills
11 34 (12.88%) Linux
12 33 (12.50%) Oracle
12 33 (12.50%) SLA
13 32 (12.12%) CAD
14 31 (11.74%) Cisco Certification
14 31 (11.74%) Windows
15 30 (11.36%) MS Office
15 30 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
16 26 (9.85%) SQL
16 26 (9.85%) VMware
17 25 (9.47%) MCSE
17 25 (9.47%) Computer Science
17 25 (9.47%) VMware Infrastructure
18 24 (9.09%) Management Information System
19 23 (8.71%) 2G
19 23 (8.71%) CCNA
19 23 (8.71%) AutoCAD
19 23 (8.71%) 3G
19 23 (8.71%) Security Cleared

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 9 (3.41%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.27%) Lync
2 6 (2.27%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.89%) IIS
4 4 (1.52%) Apache
5 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.38%) GroupWise
Applications
1 57 (21.59%) MS Excel
2 30 (11.36%) MS Office
3 23 (8.71%) AutoCAD
4 15 (5.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (5.30%) SOLIDWORKS
6 11 (4.17%) MS Visio
7 6 (2.27%) MS Project
8 3 (1.14%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 3 (1.14%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.38%) Solid Edge
9 1 (0.38%) EPLAN
9 1 (0.38%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.38%) CATIA
9 1 (0.38%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (8.71%) 3G
1 23 (8.71%) 2G
1 23 (8.71%) LTE
2 22 (8.33%) SAN
2 22 (8.33%) LAN
2 22 (8.33%) WAN
3 11 (4.17%) VoIP
3 11 (4.17%) VPN
4 10 (3.79%) Internet
5 8 (3.03%) DEFINITY
5 8 (3.03%) Firewall
5 8 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (3.03%) Wireless
5 8 (3.03%) Ethernet
6 7 (2.65%) DNS
7 6 (2.27%) TCP/IP
8 5 (1.89%) VSAT
9 4 (1.52%) WiMAX
9 4 (1.52%) VLAN
9 4 (1.52%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.30%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.92%) Oracle Database
2 13 (4.92%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (2.27%) MS Access
4 4 (1.52%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.52%) MySQL
5 2 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.38%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (1.89%) Subversion
2 4 (1.52%) LabVIEW
3 3 (1.14%) Trac
3 3 (1.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.76%) SpecFlow
4 2 (0.76%) JIRA
4 2 (0.76%) Selenium
4 2 (0.76%) WebDriver
4 2 (0.76%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.38%) GNU Toolchain
5 1 (0.38%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 59 (22.35%) Telecoms
2 37 (14.02%) Manufacturing
3 35 (13.26%) Electronics
4 13 (4.92%) Aerospace
5 11 (4.17%) Finance
6 10 (3.79%) Banking
7 9 (3.41%) Automotive
8 8 (3.03%) Military
9 5 (1.89%) Legal
10 4 (1.52%) Marketing
11 2 (0.76%) Games
11 2 (0.76%) Retail
12 1 (0.38%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.38%) Billing
12 1 (0.38%) Law
12 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 44 (16.67%) Design Engineer
2 37 (14.02%) Analyst
3 26 (9.85%) Support Analyst
4 22 (8.33%) Author
4 22 (8.33%) Technical Author
5 17 (6.44%) Mechanical Engineer
6 15 (5.68%) Electrical Engineer
6 15 (5.68%) Mechanical Design Engineer
6 15 (5.68%) Project Manager
7 14 (5.30%) Electrical Design Engineer
8 13 (4.92%) Systems Engineer
9 11 (4.17%) Applications Support
9 11 (4.17%) Team Leader
9 11 (4.17%) Database Manager
10 10 (3.79%) Technical Support
11 8 (3.03%) IT Project Manager
11 8 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support
11 8 (3.03%) Applications Support Analyst
11 8 (3.03%) Operations Analyst
11 8 (3.03%) RF Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.17%) HTML
2 8 (3.03%) XML
3 4 (1.52%) Flash
3 4 (1.52%) .NET
4 3 (1.14%) JSON
5 1 (0.38%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.38%) ASP.NET 2.0
5 1 (0.38%) HTML5
5 1 (0.38%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.38%) COM
5 1 (0.38%) SOAP
5 1 (0.38%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 35 (13.26%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (9.47%) Computer Science
3 24 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 22 (8.33%) Data Centre
5 17 (6.44%) Mathematics
6 12 (4.55%) Replication
7 11 (4.17%) Private Cloud
8 9 (3.41%) CMDB
9 6 (2.27%) Blackberry
9 6 (2.27%) Mainframe
9 6 (2.27%) GIS
10 4 (1.52%) Performance Metrics
11 3 (1.14%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.76%) Mobile Games
12 2 (0.76%) Graphic Design
12 2 (0.76%) Photography
12 2 (0.76%) FMCG
12 2 (0.76%) Embedded Systems
12 2 (0.76%) User Experience
13 1 (0.38%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 34 (12.88%) Linux
2 31 (11.74%) Windows
3 22 (8.33%) UNIX
4 3 (1.14%) Windows CE
4 3 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.14%) Windows XP
4 3 (1.14%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.38%) NetWare
6 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.38%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (16.29%) ITIL
2 38 (14.39%) Project Management
3 32 (12.12%) CAD
4 21 (7.95%) Disaster Recovery
4 21 (7.95%) Business Continuity
5 17 (6.44%) Business Intelligence
6 16 (6.06%) Service Management
7 14 (5.30%) PRINCE2
7 14 (5.30%) Problem Management
7 14 (5.30%) Line Management
8 13 (4.92%) Incident Management
9 11 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
9 11 (4.17%) High Availability
10 10 (3.79%) Software Engineering
11 9 (3.41%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (3.03%) Time Management
12 8 (3.03%) Service Delivery
12 8 (3.03%) Change Management
12 8 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
12 8 (3.03%) Data Centre Operations
Programming Languages
1 26 (9.85%) SQL
2 15 (5.68%) C
3 10 (3.79%) C++
4 8 (3.03%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.52%) VBA
5 4 (1.52%) Java
6 3 (1.14%) C#
6 3 (1.14%) Embedded C
6 3 (1.14%) Embedded C++
6 3 (1.14%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.76%) Python
7 2 (0.76%) Perl
8 1 (0.38%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.38%) AWK
8 1 (0.38%) VB6
8 1 (0.38%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.38%) VB
8 1 (0.38%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.38%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 145 (54.92%) HND
2 141 (53.41%) Degree
3 31 (11.74%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (9.47%) MCSE
6 23 (8.71%) CCNA
6 23 (8.71%) Security Cleared
7 12 (4.55%) SC Cleared
8 11 (4.17%) VTSP
8 11 (4.17%) MOS
9 9 (3.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 9 (3.41%) MCP
10 8 (3.03%) Avaya Certification
11 7 (2.65%) MCTS
11 7 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (2.27%) MCITP
13 4 (1.52%) NVQ Level 4
14 3 (1.14%) ISTQB
14 3 (1.14%) Chartered Engineer
15 2 (0.76%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (12.50%) SLA
2 9 (3.41%) ISO 9001
3 7 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.89%) QA
5 1 (0.38%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 25 (9.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (7.20%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.65%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.27%) XenApp
5 2 (0.76%) vSphere
5 2 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.38%) Novell eDirectory
6 1 (0.38%) Firmware
6 1 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.38%) NDS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.38%) WSUS
1 1 (0.38%) SCCM
1 1 (0.38%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 50 (18.94%) Microsoft
2 36 (13.64%) Cisco
3 33 (12.50%) Oracle
4 26 (9.85%) VMware
5 15 (5.68%) EMC
5 15 (5.68%) Juniper
5 15 (5.68%) Siemens
6 14 (5.30%) Allen-Bradley
7 13 (4.92%) IBM
8 11 (4.17%) Sun
8 11 (4.17%) HP
8 11 (4.17%) Intel
9 9 (3.41%) Citrix
10 8 (3.03%) Avaya
10 8 (3.03%) Remedy
10 8 (3.03%) Autodesk
11 6 (2.27%) ATG
11 6 (2.27%) Apple
12 4 (1.52%) WatchGuard
12 4 (1.52%) PeopleSoft
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