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 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 774 761 826
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +65
Permanent jobs citing HNC 102 171 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.44% 0.62% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 83 134 98
Median salary £33,000 £35,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.71% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,406 £24,075
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £49,500
UK excluding London median salary £33,375 £31,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.66% -17.33%
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
22984 27532 28934
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.00% 27.09% 27.12%
Number of salaries quoted 18582 22312 22826
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +72 26 £30,000 - 7
London +50 21 £32,500 -23.52% 4
South West -11 16 £43,000 +7.50% 2
North West +5 12 £33,750 +2.27% 2
Yorkshire +19 8 £37,500 +19.04% 1
East Midlands -1 6 £33,375 +25.94%
East of England -2 6 £33,000 -5.71% 5
West Midlands -29 6 £25,750 -8.84%
North East - 1 £26,500 - 1
HNC
UK

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 106 (56.99%) HND
2 70 (37.63%) Degree
3 35 (18.82%) Driving Licence
4 33 (17.74%) Electronics
5 26 (13.98%) SQL
6 25 (13.44%) SLA
7 23 (12.37%) MS Excel
7 23 (12.37%) Manufacturing
8 22 (11.83%) CRM
8 22 (11.83%) Windows
8 22 (11.83%) ERP
8 22 (11.83%) AutoCAD
9 20 (10.75%) ITIL
10 19 (10.22%) Software Engineering
11 18 (9.68%) Microsoft
11 18 (9.68%) Service Delivery
12 17 (9.14%) Project Management
13 16 (8.60%) CAD
13 16 (8.60%) SQL Server
13 16 (8.60%) Continuous Improvement
14 15 (8.06%) Telecoms
14 15 (8.06%) Management Information System
15 14 (7.53%) MS Office
16 13 (6.99%) Finance
17 12 (6.45%) Security Cleared
17 12 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
17 12 (6.45%) T-SQL
17 12 (6.45%) .NET
17 12 (6.45%) Oracle
18 11 (5.91%) C

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 9 (4.84%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.23%) Apache
2 6 (3.23%) IIS
3 3 (1.61%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.08%) CMS
4 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 23 (12.37%) MS Excel
2 22 (11.83%) AutoCAD
3 14 (7.53%) MS Office
4 9 (4.84%) SOLIDWORKS
5 6 (3.23%) MS Project
6 5 (2.69%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (2.15%) MS Visio
8 3 (1.61%) CATIA
8 3 (1.61%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 3 (1.61%) PTC Creo
9 2 (1.08%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.54%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.54%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.54%) Revit
Business Applications
1 8 (4.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (3.23%) PeopleSoft CRM
3 4 (2.15%) WebTrends
4 3 (1.61%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.61%) SaaS
2 1 (0.54%) IaaS
2 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.30%) RFID
2 6 (3.23%) Internet
3 5 (2.69%) Ethernet
3 5 (2.69%) OSPF
3 5 (2.69%) Spanning Tree
3 5 (2.69%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.15%) BGP
4 4 (2.15%) HSRP
4 4 (2.15%) IPv6
4 4 (2.15%) MPLS
4 4 (2.15%) RSVP
4 4 (2.15%) SDH
4 4 (2.15%) SONET
4 4 (2.15%) VLAN
4 4 (2.15%) VPLS
5 3 (1.61%) HTTP
5 3 (1.61%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (1.08%) Value-Added Service
6 2 (1.08%) VSAT
6 2 (1.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.60%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.38%) Relational Database
3 8 (4.30%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (3.23%) MySQL
5 4 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.54%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.54%) eggPlant
2 1 (0.54%) LabVIEW
2 1 (0.54%) Rational DOORS
General
1 33 (17.74%) Electronics
2 23 (12.37%) Manufacturing
3 15 (8.06%) Telecoms
4 13 (6.99%) Finance
5 8 (4.30%) Avionics
6 6 (3.23%) Marketing
6 6 (3.23%) Military
7 3 (1.61%) Billing
8 2 (1.08%) Advertising
9 1 (0.54%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.54%) French Language
9 1 (0.54%) Games
9 1 (0.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (12.90%) Analyst
2 21 (11.29%) Systems Engineer
3 17 (9.14%) Design Engineer
4 14 (7.53%) Technologist
5 13 (6.99%) Mechanical Engineer
6 12 (6.45%) Applications Support
6 12 (6.45%) Field Engineer
6 12 (6.45%) Field Service Engineer
7 10 (5.38%) Developer
7 10 (5.38%) Senior Analyst
7 10 (5.38%) Support Analyst
8 9 (4.84%) Applications Support Analyst
8 9 (4.84%) Mechanical Design Engineer
8 9 (4.84%) Project Engineer
9 8 (4.30%) Electronics Engineer
9 8 (4.30%) Integration Engineer
9 8 (4.30%) Support Engineer
10 7 (3.76%) Installations Engineer
10 7 (3.76%) Systems Integration Engineer
10 7 (3.76%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.45%) .NET
2 8 (4.30%) ASP.NET
3 7 (3.76%) Middleware
4 6 (3.23%) HTML
5 4 (2.15%) .NET Framework
5 4 (2.15%) RFC 2547
6 3 (1.61%) XML
7 2 (1.08%) CSS
7 2 (1.08%) HTML5
7 2 (1.08%) RESTful
7 2 (1.08%) RSS
7 2 (1.08%) SOAP
8 1 (0.54%) CSS3
8 1 (0.54%) Flash
8 1 (0.54%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.54%) HTML5 Canvas
8 1 (0.54%) jQuery
8 1 (0.54%) XHTML
8 1 (0.54%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 35 (18.82%) Driving Licence
2 15 (8.06%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.30%) Mobile Computing
4 7 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.76%) Mathematics
5 6 (3.23%) Data Centre
5 6 (3.23%) Statistics
6 5 (2.69%) Data Structures
6 5 (2.69%) Robotics
7 4 (2.15%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.08%) EPoS
9 1 (0.54%) CCTV
9 1 (0.54%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.54%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.54%) FMCG
9 1 (0.54%) HP Storage
9 1 (0.54%) Physics
9 1 (0.54%) SCADA
9 1 (0.54%) Video Editing
9 1 (0.54%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 22 (11.83%) Windows
2 7 (3.76%) Linux
3 4 (2.15%) Unix
3 4 (2.15%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.54%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.54%) Windows CE
5 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.54%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (11.83%) CRM
1 22 (11.83%) ERP
2 20 (10.75%) ITIL
3 19 (10.22%) Software Engineering
4 18 (9.68%) Service Delivery
5 17 (9.14%) Project Management
6 16 (8.60%) CAD
6 16 (8.60%) Continuous Improvement
7 12 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (5.91%) Change Control
8 11 (5.91%) Line Management
9 10 (5.38%) Process Improvement
10 9 (4.84%) Data Analysis
10 9 (4.84%) Validation
11 8 (4.30%) CAE
11 8 (4.30%) Change Management
11 8 (4.30%) Mentoring
11 8 (4.30%) SDLC
11 8 (4.30%) Web Application Development
12 7 (3.76%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 26 (13.98%) SQL
2 12 (6.45%) T-SQL
3 11 (5.91%) C
4 8 (4.30%) C#
5 3 (1.61%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.61%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.08%) Fortran
7 1 (0.54%) C++
7 1 (0.54%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 106 (56.99%) HND
2 70 (37.63%) Degree
3 12 (6.45%) Security Cleared
4 8 (4.30%) MCSE
4 8 (4.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (3.76%) Chartered Engineer
6 6 (3.23%) CCNA
6 6 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (3.23%) DV Cleared
7 5 (2.69%) A+ Certification
7 5 (2.69%) Network+ Certification
7 5 (2.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (2.15%) CCIP
8 4 (2.15%) CCNP
9 2 (1.08%) MCP
9 2 (1.08%) NVQ Level 4
10 1 (0.54%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.54%) MCSA
10 1 (0.54%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (13.44%) SLA
2 8 (4.30%) QA
3 5 (2.69%) GAMP
4 3 (1.61%) Def Stans
4 3 (1.61%) ISO 14001
4 3 (1.61%) ISO 9000
4 3 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.61%) ISO22301
5 1 (0.54%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.54%) ISO13485
5 1 (0.54%) TickIT
System Software
1 8 (4.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.15%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.08%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (0.54%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 18 (9.68%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.45%) Oracle
3 8 (4.30%) VMware
4 6 (3.23%) Cisco
4 6 (3.23%) Computacenter
4 6 (3.23%) PeopleSoft
4 6 (3.23%) Rockwell
4 6 (3.23%) Siemens
5 5 (2.69%) EMC
6 4 (2.15%) Juniper
6 4 (2.15%) ServiceNow
6 4 (2.15%) Tealium
6 4 (2.15%) Teradata
7 2 (1.08%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 2 (1.08%) Nokia Networks
7 2 (1.08%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.54%) Autodesk
8 1 (0.54%) Dell
8 1 (0.54%) HP
8 1 (0.54%) NEC
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