The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the England region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 724 736 753
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +17
Permanent jobs citing HNC 157 119 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.53% 0.43% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 95 94 111
Average salary £28,625 £35,000 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.21% +6.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £24,900 £22,750
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £28,625 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-11.92% -
Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
29706 27697 30988
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.15% 27.21% 27.83%
Number of salaries quoted 23439 22567 26764
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £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
UK

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 July 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 28 July 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 +38 57 £37,500 +7.14% 13
London -59 30 £32,500 -29.72% 5
Yorkshire -31 15 £22,500 -15.09% 8
South West -28 14 £37,250 +6.42% 12
East of England -14 13 £32,000 +6.66% 2
North West +14 12 £25,500 -15.00% 7
West Midlands -6 9 £40,000 +45.45% 3
East Midlands -2 8 £24,250 -39.37% 6
HNC
UK

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 165 (60.22%) HND
2 87 (31.75%) Degree
3 54 (19.71%) Project Management
4 52 (18.98%) Microsoft
5 48 (17.52%) XML
6 47 (17.15%) Telecoms
7 43 (15.69%) HTML
7 43 (15.69%) UNIX
8 41 (14.96%) Windows
8 41 (14.96%) SQL
9 39 (14.23%) Linux
10 36 (13.14%) JSP
11 35 (12.77%) ITIL
12 32 (11.68%) NDS
12 32 (11.68%) Internet
12 32 (11.68%) Service Delivery
13 31 (11.31%) Computer Science
14 29 (10.58%) Marketing
14 29 (10.58%) 3G
14 29 (10.58%) Cisco
15 28 (10.22%) Oracle
15 28 (10.22%) MS Excel
15 28 (10.22%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
16 27 (9.85%) Change Management
16 27 (9.85%) Electronics
17 26 (9.49%) Microsoft Certification
18 25 (9.12%) Cisco Certification
19 24 (8.76%) Alcatel-Lucent
19 24 (8.76%) TIBCO
20 23 (8.39%) Manufacturing

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 17 (6.20%) Tomcat
2 7 (2.55%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.19%) IIS
4 5 (1.82%) CMS
4 5 (1.82%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.73%) SAS
6 1 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.36%) Lync
6 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 28 (10.22%) MS Excel
2 20 (7.30%) Photoshop
2 20 (7.30%) MS Office
3 10 (3.65%) XMetaL
4 7 (2.55%) AutoCAD
4 7 (2.55%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.46%) FrameMaker
6 3 (1.09%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 3 (1.09%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (1.09%) Acrobat
6 3 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.73%) MicroStation
8 1 (0.36%) Windchill
8 1 (0.36%) InDesign
8 1 (0.36%) MS Project
8 1 (0.36%) EPLAN
8 1 (0.36%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 5 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.46%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (1.46%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.09%) LabWindows
4 2 (0.73%) HFM
4 2 (0.73%) SAP PM
4 2 (0.73%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (0.73%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.36%) Exchequer
5 1 (0.36%) Sage 50
Communications & Networking
1 32 (11.68%) Internet
2 29 (10.58%) 3G
3 23 (8.39%) LTE
4 21 (7.66%) GSM
5 20 (7.30%) UMTS
5 20 (7.30%) SS7
6 17 (6.20%) 4G
6 17 (6.20%) 2G
7 15 (5.47%) Firewall
8 14 (5.11%) Broadband
9 13 (4.74%) SAN
10 11 (4.01%) WAN
11 8 (2.92%) VoLTE
11 8 (2.92%) LAN
11 8 (2.92%) DEFINITY
11 8 (2.92%) TCP/IP
12 7 (2.55%) Wireless
12 7 (2.55%) VPN
12 7 (2.55%) SMS
12 7 (2.55%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.84%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.46%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.73%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.73%) MySQL
5 2 (0.73%) Essbase
5 2 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.36%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.36%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 17 (6.20%) Eclipse
2 6 (2.19%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.46%) TestPartner
4 3 (1.09%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (0.73%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 47 (17.15%) Telecoms
2 29 (10.58%) Marketing
3 27 (9.85%) Electronics
4 23 (8.39%) Manufacturing
5 16 (5.84%) Finance
6 8 (2.92%) Aerospace
6 8 (2.92%) Law
7 7 (2.55%) Advertising
8 6 (2.19%) Retail
9 4 (1.46%) Banking
9 4 (1.46%) Legal
9 4 (1.46%) Automotive
10 1 (0.36%) Publishing
10 1 (0.36%) Military
10 1 (0.36%) Back Office
10 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.36%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 46 (16.79%) Developer
2 29 (10.58%) Support Engineer
3 26 (9.49%) Author
4 23 (8.39%) Analyst
5 18 (6.57%) Design Engineer
6 17 (6.20%) Java Developer
7 15 (5.47%) Technical Author
7 15 (5.47%) Support Analyst
8 12 (4.38%) Technical Support
8 12 (4.38%) Tester
8 12 (4.38%) Network Engineer
9 11 (4.01%) Website Developer
9 11 (4.01%) Internet Developer
10 9 (3.28%) Technical Engineer
10 9 (3.28%) Junior
11 7 (2.55%) Support Specialist
11 7 (2.55%) Hardware Tester
11 7 (2.55%) Electronics Technician
11 7 (2.55%) Junior Tester
11 7 (2.55%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (17.52%) XML
2 43 (15.69%) HTML
3 36 (13.14%) JSP
4 19 (6.93%) XHTML
5 18 (6.57%) XSLT
6 17 (6.20%) Spring
6 17 (6.20%) Grails
6 17 (6.20%) Java EE
6 17 (6.20%) Hibernate
6 17 (6.20%) CSS
7 12 (4.38%) .NET
8 4 (1.46%) LAMP
9 3 (1.09%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.09%) COM+
9 3 (1.09%) HTML5
10 2 (0.73%) MDX
11 1 (0.36%) SAP Basis
11 1 (0.36%) WinForms
11 1 (0.36%) OLE
11 1 (0.36%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.31%) Computer Science
2 21 (7.66%) Management Information System
3 17 (6.20%) iSeries
3 17 (6.20%) AS400
4 12 (4.38%) Smartphone
5 11 (4.01%) Replication
6 7 (2.55%) Video on Demand
7 5 (1.82%) Firmware
7 5 (1.82%) Home Automation
8 4 (1.46%) SCADA
8 4 (1.46%) Social Media
9 3 (1.09%) Kindle
9 3 (1.09%) New Media
9 3 (1.09%) Copywriting
10 2 (0.73%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.73%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.36%) 3D Graphics
11 1 (0.36%) PMI
11 1 (0.36%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.36%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 43 (15.69%) UNIX
2 41 (14.96%) Windows
3 39 (14.23%) Linux
4 14 (5.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (2.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (2.55%) Windows XP
6 6 (2.19%) Windows 7
6 6 (2.19%) Windows 8
7 5 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.46%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.73%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.36%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.36%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (19.71%) Project Management
2 35 (12.77%) ITIL
3 32 (11.68%) Service Delivery
4 27 (9.85%) Change Management
5 20 (7.30%) Product Marketing
6 19 (6.93%) Time Management
7 18 (6.57%) OO
7 18 (6.57%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (6.20%) Dependency Injection
8 17 (6.20%) UML
8 17 (6.20%) OOD
8 17 (6.20%) SOA
9 16 (5.84%) CAD
9 16 (5.84%) Business Continuity
10 15 (5.47%) Migration
11 14 (5.11%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (3.28%) Information Security
13 8 (2.92%) Business Development
13 8 (2.92%) Data Protection
13 8 (2.92%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 41 (14.96%) SQL
2 21 (7.66%) Java
3 17 (6.20%) Groovy
3 17 (6.20%) RPG IV
3 17 (6.20%) RPG
4 12 (4.38%) C#
5 9 (3.28%) T-SQL
6 6 (2.19%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.82%) C
8 3 (1.09%) C++
8 3 (1.09%) Python
8 3 (1.09%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.73%) VB6
9 2 (0.73%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.73%) VBScript
9 2 (0.73%) VB
9 2 (0.73%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.73%) VBA
9 2 (0.73%) Lisp
10 1 (0.36%) R
Qualifications
1 165 (60.22%) HND
2 87 (31.75%) Degree
3 26 (9.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (9.12%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (6.20%) MCSE
5 17 (6.20%) CCNA
6 12 (4.38%) Security Cleared
7 9 (3.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (2.92%) Avaya Certification
8 8 (2.92%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (2.55%) MCITP
10 6 (2.19%) SC Cleared
10 6 (2.19%) DV Cleared
10 6 (2.19%) MCSA
10 6 (2.19%) CCNP
11 5 (1.82%) MBA
12 4 (1.46%) CCSE
12 4 (1.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (1.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (1.46%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (8.03%) QA
2 9 (3.28%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.09%) SLA
3 3 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.36%) ISO 9002
4 1 (0.36%) DO-178B
System Software
1 32 (11.68%) NDS
2 8 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (2.92%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.82%) Terminal Server
3 5 (1.82%) XenApp
4 4 (1.46%) XenServer
5 1 (0.36%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (1.82%) OpenView
2 1 (0.36%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (0.36%) SCCM
2 1 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 52 (18.98%) Microsoft
2 29 (10.58%) Cisco
3 28 (10.22%) Oracle
3 28 (10.22%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 24 (8.76%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 24 (8.76%) TIBCO
5 18 (6.57%) VMware
6 17 (6.20%) AccuRev
6 17 (6.20%) JBoss
7 11 (4.01%) CheckPoint
8 10 (3.65%) Citrix
9 9 (3.28%) HP
9 9 (3.28%) Avaya
10 8 (2.92%) SAP
11 7 (2.55%) Adobe
11 7 (2.55%) Intel
12 6 (2.19%) F5
12 6 (2.19%) EMC
13 4 (1.46%) Altiris
13 4 (1.46%) Juniper
Dover, Kent
Proteus Europe
Salary: Market Rate
Posted: 5 hours ago
South Yorkshire
Huxley Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 hours ago
East Riding of Yorkshire
Huxley Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Simplified Recruitment
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per Annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Simplified Recruitment
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per Annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Simplified Recruitment
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per Annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30-35k
Posted: 11 hours ago
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bupa + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum + Share Opt
Posted: 3 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Search Consultancy
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: From £40,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Staffordshire
Advantage XPO
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Health
Posted: 6 days ago
Bournemouth
Huxley Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, healthcare
Posted: 7 days ago
Lancaster
Huxley Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hudson - London
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + pension, healthcare
Posted: 7 days ago
Bradford
Huxley Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago