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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 697 749 696
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -53
Permanent jobs citing HNC 169 115 173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.58% 0.42% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 106 96 147
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,638 £24,150 £21,750
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,500 £49,100
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +2.85%
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
28931 27477 30865
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.54% 26.87% 28.31%
Number of salaries quoted 23292 21935 26132
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +66 82 £45,000 +24.13% 9
North West +2 16 £45,000 +12.50% 7
East Midlands +25 13 £30,638 -31.91% 3
London +10 13 £40,000 -11.11% 1
West Midlands 0 11 £65,000 +58.53% 2
East of England -20 10 £47,500 +15.85% 5
North East - 9 £45,000 - 2
South West -14 7 £35,000 +20.68% 6
Yorkshire -26 7 £29,125 -23.35% 3
HNC
UK

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 228 (73.31%) HND
2 156 (50.16%) Degree
3 65 (20.90%) Telecoms
4 59 (18.97%) Microsoft
5 52 (16.72%) ITIL
6 51 (16.40%) Service Delivery
7 50 (16.08%) Change Management
7 50 (16.08%) UNIX
8 48 (15.43%) Project Management
9 47 (15.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 47 (15.11%) Marketing
9 47 (15.11%) NDS
10 40 (12.86%) MS Excel
11 39 (12.54%) GSM
11 39 (12.54%) Electronics
12 37 (11.90%) UMTS
12 37 (11.90%) Security Cleared
12 37 (11.90%) Windows
12 37 (11.90%) Product Marketing
13 36 (11.58%) Analytical Skills
14 34 (10.93%) Finance
14 34 (10.93%) SS7
15 33 (10.61%) TIBCO
16 32 (10.29%) MS Office
16 32 (10.29%) Cisco Certification
17 28 (9.00%) C
17 28 (9.00%) Cisco
18 27 (8.68%) AutoCAD
18 27 (8.68%) SC Cleared
19 26 (8.36%) Manufacturing

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 7 (2.25%) MS Exchange
2 3 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (0.96%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.64%) IIS
4 1 (0.32%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.32%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (0.32%) Joomla!
4 1 (0.32%) Moodle
4 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 40 (12.86%) MS Excel
2 32 (10.29%) MS Office
3 27 (8.68%) AutoCAD
4 9 (2.89%) MS Visio
4 9 (2.89%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (2.25%) FrameMaker
6 6 (1.93%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.96%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.96%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.96%) Windchill
8 2 (0.64%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 1 (0.32%) CorelDRAW
9 1 (0.32%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 3 (0.96%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.96%) Office 365
2 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 39 (12.54%) GSM
2 37 (11.90%) UMTS
3 34 (10.93%) SS7
4 25 (8.04%) Internet
4 25 (8.04%) 4G
5 21 (6.75%) TCP/IP
6 19 (6.11%) 3G
7 18 (5.79%) LAN
7 18 (5.79%) Broadband
8 16 (5.14%) SMS
8 16 (5.14%) LTE
9 14 (4.50%) VoLTE
9 14 (4.50%) VPN
9 14 (4.50%) VLAN
10 12 (3.86%) Ethernet
11 11 (3.54%) MPLS
11 11 (3.54%) DNS
11 11 (3.54%) VoIP
12 10 (3.22%) Firewall
13 9 (2.89%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.25%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.29%) QlikView
2 4 (1.29%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.32%) MySQL
4 1 (0.32%) MS Access
4 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (0.64%) LabVIEW
1 2 (0.64%) Subversion
1 2 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.32%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.32%) GNU Toolchain
General
1 65 (20.90%) Telecoms
2 47 (15.11%) Marketing
3 39 (12.54%) Electronics
4 34 (10.93%) Finance
5 26 (8.36%) Manufacturing
6 12 (3.86%) Aerospace
7 8 (2.57%) Automotive
8 7 (2.25%) Law
9 6 (1.93%) Military
10 4 (1.29%) Retail
10 4 (1.29%) Advertising
10 4 (1.29%) Back Office
11 3 (0.96%) Billing
12 2 (0.64%) Local Government
12 2 (0.64%) French Language
12 2 (0.64%) German Language
12 2 (0.64%) Hebrew Language
13 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 54 (17.36%) Design Engineer
2 36 (11.58%) Support Engineer
3 26 (8.36%) Analyst
4 16 (5.14%) Support Analyst
5 15 (4.82%) Project Manager
6 14 (4.50%) Technical Leader
7 13 (4.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (3.86%) Software Engineer
9 11 (3.54%) Network Engineer
9 11 (3.54%) Field Engineer
10 10 (3.22%) Systems Engineer
10 10 (3.22%) Developer
11 9 (2.89%) Team Leader
11 9 (2.89%) Electronics Technician
11 9 (2.89%) Operations Analyst
11 9 (2.89%) Technical Engineer
12 8 (2.57%) Support Team Leader
12 8 (2.57%) Operations Support Analyst
13 7 (2.25%) Mechanical Engineer
13 7 (2.25%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.86%) .NET
2 10 (3.22%) HTML
3 9 (2.89%) .NET Framework
4 6 (1.93%) JSP
5 5 (1.61%) CSS
6 4 (1.29%) Ajax
7 3 (0.96%) jQuery
8 2 (0.64%) HTML5
8 2 (0.64%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (0.64%) Razor View Engine
8 2 (0.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (0.64%) LAMP
8 2 (0.64%) JSON
8 2 (0.64%) WCF
8 2 (0.64%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.64%) Web Services
8 2 (0.64%) XML
9 1 (0.32%) XSL
9 1 (0.32%) XHTML
9 1 (0.32%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 36 (11.58%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (8.04%) Management Information System
3 22 (7.07%) BBC
3 22 (7.07%) iDTV
4 18 (5.79%) Smartphone
4 18 (5.79%) Mathematics
5 10 (3.22%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.61%) Performance Metrics
7 3 (0.96%) Home Automation
7 3 (0.96%) CCTV
7 3 (0.96%) Blackberry
7 3 (0.96%) Economics
8 2 (0.64%) SCADA
8 2 (0.64%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.64%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.32%) Copywriting
9 1 (0.32%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.32%) Social Media
9 1 (0.32%) New Media
9 1 (0.32%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 50 (16.08%) UNIX
2 37 (11.90%) Windows
3 20 (6.43%) Linux
4 11 (3.54%) Windows 7
5 7 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.29%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.96%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X Server
9 1 (0.32%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.32%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.32%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (16.72%) ITIL
2 51 (16.40%) Service Delivery
3 50 (16.08%) Change Management
4 48 (15.43%) Project Management
5 37 (11.90%) Product Marketing
6 20 (6.43%) CAD
7 19 (6.11%) Service Management
7 19 (6.11%) Software Engineering
8 13 (4.18%) Time Management
9 12 (3.86%) Business Continuity
9 12 (3.86%) Mentoring
10 11 (3.54%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (3.54%) Data Analysis
11 10 (3.22%) Data Protection
11 10 (3.22%) Resource Management
12 9 (2.89%) Performance Management
12 9 (2.89%) Workflow
12 9 (2.89%) Disaster Recovery
13 8 (2.57%) Configuration Management
13 8 (2.57%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 28 (9.00%) C
2 9 (2.89%) SQL
3 7 (2.25%) C++
3 7 (2.25%) Fortran
3 7 (2.25%) VB.NET
4 6 (1.93%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.61%) Java
5 5 (1.61%) C#
6 2 (0.64%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.64%) VB
6 2 (0.64%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.32%) R
7 1 (0.32%) Python
7 1 (0.32%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.32%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.32%) Assembly Language
7 1 (0.32%) Perl
7 1 (0.32%) PHP
Qualifications
1 228 (73.31%) HND
2 156 (50.16%) Degree
3 37 (11.90%) Security Cleared
4 32 (10.29%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (8.68%) SC Cleared
6 23 (7.40%) PhD
7 21 (6.75%) CCNA
8 19 (6.11%) Microsoft Certification
9 17 (5.47%) MCSE
10 15 (4.82%) DV Cleared
11 12 (3.86%) CCNP
12 9 (2.89%) Avaya Certification
13 8 (2.57%) MCP
14 7 (2.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 5 (1.61%) A+ Certification
16 4 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (1.29%) PMP
16 4 (1.29%) CCIP
16 4 (1.29%) CCDP
16 4 (1.29%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.82%) SLA
2 9 (2.89%) ISO 9001
3 5 (1.61%) QA
4 3 (0.96%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.64%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 47 (15.11%) NDS
2 14 (4.50%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.93%) Firmware
4 2 (0.64%) XenApp
5 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.32%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 3 (0.96%) Casper Suite
2 2 (0.64%) WSUS
2 2 (0.64%) Cacti
2 2 (0.64%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 59 (18.97%) Microsoft
2 47 (15.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 33 (10.61%) TIBCO
4 28 (9.00%) Cisco
5 24 (7.72%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 14 (4.50%) Nokia
7 12 (3.86%) F5
8 9 (2.89%) Aruba
8 9 (2.89%) CheckPoint
8 9 (2.89%) Fortinet
8 9 (2.89%) Avaya
9 8 (2.57%) Adobe
9 8 (2.57%) SolidWorks
10 5 (1.61%) HP
10 5 (1.61%) Citrix
11 4 (1.29%) VMware
12 3 (0.96%) Autodesk
12 3 (0.96%) SolarWinds
12 3 (0.96%) Apple
12 3 (0.96%) EMC
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £25500 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £17000.00 - £20000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
Premier Engineering
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Premier Engineering
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Keighley
IntaPeople
Salary: £26000 - £29000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
The SmartList
Salary: £24.5k + excellent commission package, car, phone, etc.
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone Group
Salary: Competitive + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £27000 - £34000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Experis Ltd
Salary: £57825 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Warrington
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + Car, Pension
Posted: 9 days ago
Essex
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Bournemouth
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Oxfordshire
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Salary: £26000 - £35000 per annum + On call Allownace, Pension
Posted: 12 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Package
Posted: 15 days ago