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 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 834 831 825
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Permanent jobs citing HNC 74 103 143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.080% 0.10% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.30% 0.38% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 58 72 100
Median salary £35,000 £36,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £37,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +17.18%
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
24809 27315 30154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.98% 27.34% 27.43%
Number of salaries quoted 20180 21616 24415
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £69,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 26 May 2016.

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 26 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
South East +29 27 £37,500 -6.25% 1
London +16 10 £36,250 -3.33% 2
North West +14 10 £35,000 -26.31% 1
East of England +13 7 £35,000 +11.11% 2
East Midlands +4 7 £33,500 +1.37% 1
Yorkshire +1 7 £42,000 +76.84% 1
South West -3 3 £40,000 +60.00% 1
West Midlands -11 2 £29,500 +84.37% 3
North East - 1 £62,500 - 2
HNC
UK

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, 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.

1 117 (70.48%) HND
2 88 (53.01%) Degree
3 44 (26.51%) Windows
4 37 (22.29%) Microsoft
4 37 (22.29%) Electronics
5 36 (21.69%) Linux
6 31 (18.67%) SQL
7 30 (18.07%) AutoCAD
8 26 (15.66%) Microsoft Certification
8 26 (15.66%) Computer Science
9 25 (15.06%) Analytical Skills
10 24 (14.46%) MCSE
11 22 (13.25%) MS Excel
12 21 (12.65%) Manufacturing
13 20 (12.05%) Agile Software Development
13 20 (12.05%) C
14 19 (11.45%) Software Engineering
15 18 (10.84%) Management Information System
15 18 (10.84%) CRM
16 16 (9.64%) SQL Server
16 16 (9.64%) ITIL
16 16 (9.64%) Cisco Certification
16 16 (9.64%) Cisco
16 16 (9.64%) Finance
16 16 (9.64%) Windows Server
17 15 (9.04%) Firewall
17 15 (9.04%) C++
17 15 (9.04%) OO
18 14 (8.43%) UML
18 14 (8.43%) ISO 9001

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 8 (4.82%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.22%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.22%) Skype for Business
3 3 (1.81%) Apache
3 3 (1.81%) IIS
4 2 (1.20%) CMS
Applications
1 30 (18.07%) AutoCAD
2 22 (13.25%) MS Excel
3 13 (7.83%) SOLIDWORKS
4 5 (3.01%) MS Office
4 5 (3.01%) MS Project
5 4 (2.41%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 4 (2.41%) PTC Creo
6 3 (1.81%) CATIA
6 3 (1.81%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (1.81%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.60%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.60%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.60%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 7 (4.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.41%) Eikon
3 3 (1.81%) PeopleSoft CRM
4 1 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.04%) Firewall
2 12 (7.23%) TCP/IP
3 10 (6.02%) VSAT
4 8 (4.82%) DNS
4 8 (4.82%) LAN
4 8 (4.82%) WAN
5 6 (3.61%) GSM
5 6 (3.61%) VoIP
6 5 (3.01%) 3G
6 5 (3.01%) 4G
6 5 (3.01%) SAN
6 5 (3.01%) Wireless
7 4 (2.41%) DEFINITY
7 4 (2.41%) VPN
8 3 (1.81%) OSPF
8 3 (1.81%) Spanning Tree
9 2 (1.20%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.60%) FTP
10 1 (0.60%) HTTP
10 1 (0.60%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.64%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.01%) MySQL
3 3 (1.81%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.20%) MS Access
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (7.83%) Visual Studio
2 7 (4.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.60%) JIRA
3 1 (0.60%) LabVIEW
General
1 37 (22.29%) Electronics
2 21 (12.65%) Manufacturing
3 16 (9.64%) Finance
4 10 (6.02%) Marketing
5 8 (4.82%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.61%) Billing
7 5 (3.01%) Automotive
8 3 (1.81%) Military
9 2 (1.20%) Advertising
9 2 (1.20%) Aerospace
9 2 (1.20%) Avionics
10 1 (0.60%) French Language
10 1 (0.60%) Games
10 1 (0.60%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (12.05%) Design Engineer
2 19 (11.45%) Technologist
3 16 (9.64%) Analyst
4 14 (8.43%) Software Engineer
5 13 (7.83%) C Software Engineer
5 13 (7.83%) C/C++ Software Engineer
5 13 (7.83%) C++ Software Engineer
5 13 (7.83%) Systems Engineer
6 11 (6.63%) Support Engineer
7 10 (6.02%) Project Manager
8 9 (5.42%) 1st Line Support
9 8 (4.82%) 1st Line Engineer
9 8 (4.82%) Technical Support
10 7 (4.22%) 1st Line Support Engineer
10 7 (4.22%) Exchange Engineer
10 7 (4.22%) Exchange Support
10 7 (4.22%) Project Engineer
10 7 (4.22%) Windows Engineer
10 7 (4.22%) Windows Support Engineer
11 6 (3.61%) Help Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.23%) .NET
2 3 (1.81%) .NET Framework
2 3 (1.81%) HTML
2 3 (1.81%) Middleware
3 2 (1.20%) CSS
3 2 (1.20%) HTML5
3 2 (1.20%) RESTful
3 2 (1.20%) RSS
3 2 (1.20%) SOAP
3 2 (1.20%) XML
4 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.60%) CSS3
4 1 (0.60%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.60%) Flash
4 1 (0.60%) HTML5 Canvas
4 1 (0.60%) jQuery
4 1 (0.60%) RFC 2547
4 1 (0.60%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.66%) Computer Science
2 25 (15.06%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (10.84%) Management Information System
4 14 (8.43%) Embedded Systems
5 9 (5.42%) Data Structures
5 9 (5.42%) Mathematics
6 8 (4.82%) Driving Licence
7 5 (3.01%) User Experience
8 4 (2.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.81%) FMCG
10 2 (1.20%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.60%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.60%) CCTV
11 1 (0.60%) CMDB
11 1 (0.60%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.60%) Performance Metrics
11 1 (0.60%) Physics
11 1 (0.60%) SCADA
11 1 (0.60%) Video Editing
11 1 (0.60%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 44 (26.51%) Windows
2 36 (21.69%) Linux
3 16 (9.64%) Windows Server
4 14 (8.43%) Windows CE
5 13 (7.83%) Embedded Linux
6 12 (7.23%) Unix
7 5 (3.01%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.60%) CentOS
8 1 (0.60%) Debian
8 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.60%) Solaris
8 1 (0.60%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.60%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.60%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.60%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (12.05%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (11.45%) Software Engineering
3 18 (10.84%) CRM
4 16 (9.64%) ITIL
5 15 (9.04%) OO
6 14 (8.43%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (8.43%) Embedded Software Development
6 14 (8.43%) Root Cause Analysis
6 14 (8.43%) Test Automation
6 14 (8.43%) UML
7 13 (7.83%) OOD
7 13 (7.83%) Pair Programming
7 13 (7.83%) Project Management
7 13 (7.83%) Scrum
8 8 (4.82%) Presales
9 7 (4.22%) CAD
9 7 (4.22%) High Availability
9 7 (4.22%) Logistics
9 7 (4.22%) Project Planning
9 7 (4.22%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 31 (18.67%) SQL
2 20 (12.05%) C
3 15 (9.04%) C++
4 14 (8.43%) C#
4 14 (8.43%) Embedded C
5 6 (3.61%) Java
5 6 (3.61%) T-SQL
6 5 (3.01%) Perl
6 5 (3.01%) PHP
7 3 (1.81%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.20%) Fortran
8 2 (1.20%) VBA
9 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 117 (70.48%) HND
2 88 (53.01%) Degree
3 26 (15.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (14.46%) MCSE
5 16 (9.64%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (7.23%) CCNA
7 9 (5.42%) Security Cleared
8 7 (4.22%) MCTS
9 6 (3.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (3.01%) MCSA
10 5 (3.01%) SC Cleared
11 4 (2.41%) Avaya Certification
12 3 (1.81%) NVQ Level 4
13 1 (0.60%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.60%) CCIP
13 1 (0.60%) CCNP
13 1 (0.60%) Chartered Engineer
13 1 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 1 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.60%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.43%) ISO 9001
2 6 (3.61%) QA
3 4 (2.41%) SLA
4 2 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.60%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.60%) ISO13485
System Software
1 13 (7.83%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.22%) Hyper-V
3 5 (3.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.41%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.60%) iptables
5 1 (0.60%) Xen
5 1 (0.60%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (4.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 7 (4.22%) SCOM
2 1 (0.60%) Netcool
2 1 (0.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (0.60%) WSUS
Vendors
1 37 (22.29%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.64%) Cisco
3 12 (7.23%) EMC
4 6 (3.61%) ServiceNow
5 5 (3.01%) Oracle
5 5 (3.01%) VMware
6 4 (2.41%) Avaya
6 4 (2.41%) Bloomberg
6 4 (2.41%) Reuters
7 3 (1.81%) Google
7 3 (1.81%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (1.81%) SAP
8 2 (1.20%) Juniper
8 2 (1.20%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.60%) Autodesk
9 1 (0.60%) Citrix
9 1 (0.60%) Hitachi
9 1 (0.60%) NetApp
9 1 (0.60%) Siemens
9 1 (0.60%) Sun
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