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 20 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 725 759 701
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -58
Permanent jobs citing HNC 165 112 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.56% 0.41% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 110 93 138
Average salary £41,500 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,300 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -
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
29450 27172 29659
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.49% 26.69% 28.52%
Number of salaries quoted 23705 22107 24968
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £67,000
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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +42 75 £45,000 +28.57% 9
London -11 19 £35,000 -22.22% 4
West Midlands +8 13 £42,233 +38.46% 3
North West -5 12 £45,000 +4.65% 6
South West -23 12 £36,250 +29.46% 5
Yorkshire -34 11 £28,625 -31.84%
East of England -38 10 £47,500 +26.66% 3
North East - 7 £45,000 -
East Midlands +9 5 £27,888 -38.02% 2
HNC
UK

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 220 (72.13%) HND
2 147 (48.20%) Degree
3 62 (20.33%) Telecoms
4 59 (19.34%) Microsoft
5 54 (17.70%) Service Delivery
6 53 (17.38%) ITIL
7 52 (17.05%) NDS
8 50 (16.39%) UNIX
9 49 (16.07%) Change Management
9 49 (16.07%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 47 (15.41%) Project Management
11 45 (14.75%) MS Excel
12 42 (13.77%) Marketing
13 41 (13.44%) Electronics
14 38 (12.46%) Cisco Certification
15 37 (12.13%) Security Cleared
16 36 (11.80%) Windows
17 35 (11.48%) GSM
18 34 (11.15%) TIBCO
18 34 (11.15%) Analytical Skills
19 33 (10.82%) UMTS
19 33 (10.82%) MS Office
20 32 (10.49%) SS7
21 31 (10.16%) Product Marketing
22 30 (9.84%) Cisco
23 28 (9.18%) Internet
23 28 (9.18%) Alcatel-Lucent
23 28 (9.18%) 4G
24 27 (8.85%) SC Cleared
24 27 (8.85%) Finance

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 10 (3.28%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.31%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.33%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.33%) Moodle
5 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.33%) Lync
5 1 (0.33%) JBoss
5 1 (0.33%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.33%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 45 (14.75%) MS Excel
2 33 (10.82%) MS Office
3 19 (6.23%) AutoCAD
4 10 (3.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (2.95%) MS Visio
6 8 (2.62%) FrameMaker
7 7 (2.30%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.98%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.98%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.98%) Windchill
9 1 (0.33%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 1 (0.33%) MicroStation
9 1 (0.33%) ProjectWise
9 1 (0.33%) Solid Edge
9 1 (0.33%) EPLAN
9 1 (0.33%) XMetaL
9 1 (0.33%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 3 (0.98%) Teamcenter
2 2 (0.66%) LabWindows
3 1 (0.33%) HFM
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.33%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (11.48%) GSM
2 33 (10.82%) UMTS
3 32 (10.49%) SS7
4 28 (9.18%) Internet
4 28 (9.18%) 4G
5 23 (7.54%) 3G
6 21 (6.89%) Broadband
6 21 (6.89%) LTE
7 20 (6.56%) TCP/IP
8 18 (5.90%) LAN
8 18 (5.90%) VoLTE
9 15 (4.92%) SMS
10 14 (4.59%) VPN
10 14 (4.59%) VLAN
11 13 (4.26%) Firewall
11 13 (4.26%) Ethernet
12 12 (3.93%) Wireless
13 11 (3.61%) DEFINITY
13 11 (3.61%) SAN
14 10 (3.28%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.31%) QlikView
2 3 (0.98%) Relational Database
2 3 (0.98%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.33%) MS Access
3 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.33%) Essbase
3 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.33%) MySQL
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 2 (0.66%) LabVIEW
1 2 (0.66%) Subversion
1 2 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.33%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.33%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.33%) GNU Toolchain
General
1 62 (20.33%) Telecoms
2 42 (13.77%) Marketing
3 41 (13.44%) Electronics
4 27 (8.85%) Finance
5 24 (7.87%) Manufacturing
6 12 (3.93%) Aerospace
7 9 (2.95%) Automotive
8 7 (2.30%) Law
9 6 (1.97%) Military
9 6 (1.97%) Retail
10 5 (1.64%) Advertising
11 3 (0.98%) Billing
12 2 (0.66%) Local Government
12 2 (0.66%) French Language
12 2 (0.66%) German Language
12 2 (0.66%) Hebrew Language
13 1 (0.33%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 45 (14.75%) Design Engineer
2 38 (12.46%) Support Engineer
3 30 (9.84%) Analyst
4 20 (6.56%) Support Analyst
5 17 (5.57%) Technical Leader
6 16 (5.25%) Project Manager
7 15 (4.92%) Network Engineer
8 12 (3.93%) Software Engineer
9 11 (3.61%) Technical Support
9 11 (3.61%) Electronics Technician
10 10 (3.28%) Technical Engineer
10 10 (3.28%) Developer
10 10 (3.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (2.95%) Field Engineer
11 9 (2.95%) Team Leader
11 9 (2.95%) Technical Author
11 9 (2.95%) Junior
11 9 (2.95%) Author
11 9 (2.95%) Operations Analyst
11 9 (2.95%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.26%) HTML
2 11 (3.61%) .NET
3 8 (2.62%) JSP
3 8 (2.62%) .NET Framework
4 6 (1.97%) XML
5 5 (1.64%) CSS
6 2 (0.66%) Web Services
6 2 (0.66%) LAMP
6 2 (0.66%) Java EE
6 2 (0.66%) WCF
6 2 (0.66%) COM+
6 2 (0.66%) HTML5
6 2 (0.66%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (0.66%) Ajax
6 2 (0.66%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (0.33%) CSS3
7 1 (0.33%) SOAP
7 1 (0.33%) XSL
7 1 (0.33%) XSLT
7 1 (0.33%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (11.15%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (7.21%) Management Information System
3 21 (6.89%) Smartphone
4 19 (6.23%) Computer Science
5 17 (5.57%) Mathematics
5 17 (5.57%) iDTV
5 17 (5.57%) BBC
6 5 (1.64%) Home Automation
7 4 (1.31%) SCADA
7 4 (1.31%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.98%) Economics
9 2 (0.66%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.66%) Performance Metrics
9 2 (0.66%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.33%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.33%) iSeries
10 1 (0.33%) Video on Demand
10 1 (0.33%) Social Media
10 1 (0.33%) New Media
10 1 (0.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 50 (16.39%) UNIX
2 36 (11.80%) Windows
3 23 (7.54%) Linux
4 13 (4.26%) Windows 7
5 10 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.31%) Windows XP
6 4 (1.31%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.66%) CentOS
8 2 (0.66%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (17.70%) Service Delivery
2 53 (17.38%) ITIL
3 49 (16.07%) Change Management
4 47 (15.41%) Project Management
5 31 (10.16%) Product Marketing
6 20 (6.56%) Service Management
6 20 (6.56%) CAD
7 19 (6.23%) Software Engineering
8 16 (5.25%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (4.59%) Business Continuity
10 12 (3.93%) Data Protection
10 12 (3.93%) Mentoring
11 11 (3.61%) Time Management
11 11 (3.61%) Workflow
11 11 (3.61%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (2.95%) Data Analysis
13 8 (2.62%) Network Design
13 8 (2.62%) Resource Management
13 8 (2.62%) Configuration Management
13 8 (2.62%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 26 (8.52%) C
2 12 (3.93%) SQL
3 8 (2.62%) C++
3 8 (2.62%) Java
3 8 (2.62%) JavaScript
4 6 (1.97%) Fortran
4 6 (1.97%) VB.NET
5 5 (1.64%) C#
6 2 (0.66%) VB
7 1 (0.33%) Python
7 1 (0.33%) Assembly Language
7 1 (0.33%) Groovy
7 1 (0.33%) RPG IV
7 1 (0.33%) R
7 1 (0.33%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.33%) Perl
7 1 (0.33%) PHP
7 1 (0.33%) RPG
Qualifications
1 220 (72.13%) HND
2 147 (48.20%) Degree
3 38 (12.46%) Cisco Certification
4 37 (12.13%) Security Cleared
5 27 (8.85%) SC Cleared
6 26 (8.52%) CCNA
7 20 (6.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (5.90%) PhD
9 17 (5.57%) MCSE
10 15 (4.92%) DV Cleared
11 11 (3.61%) Avaya Certification
11 11 (3.61%) CCNP
12 8 (2.62%) MCP
13 7 (2.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (1.64%) A+ Certification
15 4 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (1.31%) CCIP
15 4 (1.31%) CCDP
15 4 (1.31%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.61%) SLA
2 9 (2.95%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.98%) ISO 9000
3 3 (0.98%) QA
4 1 (0.33%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 52 (17.05%) NDS
2 14 (4.59%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.97%) Firmware
4 2 (0.66%) XenApp
5 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.33%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 3 (0.98%) Casper Suite
2 2 (0.66%) WSUS
3 1 (0.33%) Cacti
3 1 (0.33%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 59 (19.34%) Microsoft
2 49 (16.07%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 34 (11.15%) TIBCO
4 30 (9.84%) Cisco
5 28 (9.18%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 14 (4.59%) Nokia
7 12 (3.93%) F5
8 11 (3.61%) Avaya
9 10 (3.28%) CheckPoint
10 9 (2.95%) Adobe
10 9 (2.95%) Aruba
10 9 (2.95%) SolidWorks
10 9 (2.95%) Fortinet
11 5 (1.64%) HP
12 3 (0.98%) EMC
12 3 (0.98%) Intel
12 3 (0.98%) Citrix
12 3 (0.98%) SAP
12 3 (0.98%) Apple
13 2 (0.66%) Siemens
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Berkshire
Proteus Europe
Posted: Yesterday
Irlam, Manchester
Talk Talk Group PLC
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Newmarket, Suffolk
Cobham
Salary: Attractive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Carlisle, Cumbria
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 30,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £38000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £29500 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Vodafone
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Double OTE, Car Allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Thales
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £20,000 plus £2500 for travel allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Proteus Europe
Posted: 3 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
GE Energy Management
Salary: £ Competitive Salary & Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £27500 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £27500 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Chesham, Buckinghamshire
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
BAE Systems
Posted: 7 days ago
New Malden, Surrey
BAE Systems
Posted: 7 days ago
West Sussex
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £32000 - £33000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Health
Posted: 10 days ago