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

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 727 732 716
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -16
Permanent jobs citing HNC 150 130 179
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.52% 0.48% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 105 106 151
Average salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,900 £24,850 £25,200
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,250 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
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
28950 26864 31333
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.10% 26.59% 28.83%
Number of salaries quoted 23058 22142 26394
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 October 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 October 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 +37 60 £47,500 +41.79% 12
London 0 29 £32,000 -28.88% 4
West Midlands -10 14 £45,000 +80.00% 5
South West -20 14 £37,500 +33.92% 3
Yorkshire -32 11 £28,625 -34.94% 3
East of England -46 8 £38,500 +18.46% 6
North West -12 7 £32,500 +30.00% 7
East Midlands -13 3 £26,138 -34.65%
North East - 2 £39,500 - 2
HNC
UK

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 213 (67.62%) HND
2 140 (44.44%) Degree
3 66 (20.95%) Telecoms
4 64 (20.32%) Microsoft
5 59 (18.73%) ITIL
6 55 (17.46%) UNIX
7 53 (16.83%) Service Delivery
8 51 (16.19%) NDS
9 50 (15.87%) Project Management
10 47 (14.92%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 46 (14.60%) Change Management
12 44 (13.97%) Cisco Certification
13 43 (13.65%) MS Excel
14 41 (13.02%) Analytical Skills
15 37 (11.75%) Windows
15 37 (11.75%) Electronics
16 36 (11.43%) Cisco
16 36 (11.43%) Marketing
17 35 (11.11%) Internet
18 34 (10.79%) MS Office
19 33 (10.48%) Linux
19 33 (10.48%) TIBCO
20 32 (10.16%) Security Cleared
21 31 (9.84%) 3G
21 31 (9.84%) GSM
22 30 (9.52%) UMTS
22 30 (9.52%) CCNA
22 30 (9.52%) Alcatel-Lucent
22 30 (9.52%) SS7
23 29 (9.21%) Product Marketing

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 11 (3.49%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.59%) JBoss
2 5 (1.59%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.27%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.27%) CMS
4 3 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.63%) SAS
5 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.32%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.32%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.32%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.32%) Moodle
6 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.32%) Lync
Applications
1 43 (13.65%) MS Excel
2 34 (10.79%) MS Office
3 10 (3.17%) Photoshop
4 9 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (2.54%) AutoCAD
5 8 (2.54%) FrameMaker
6 7 (2.22%) MS Visio
6 7 (2.22%) Acrobat
7 6 (1.90%) XMetaL
8 5 (1.59%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (1.27%) Windchill
10 2 (0.63%) MicroStation
11 1 (0.32%) ProjectWise
11 1 (0.32%) EPLAN
11 1 (0.32%) CorelDRAW
11 1 (0.32%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.27%) Teamcenter
2 3 (0.95%) LabWindows
3 2 (0.63%) HFM
3 2 (0.63%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.32%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.32%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.32%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (11.11%) Internet
2 31 (9.84%) 3G
2 31 (9.84%) GSM
3 30 (9.52%) UMTS
3 30 (9.52%) SS7
4 29 (9.21%) 4G
5 28 (8.89%) LTE
6 23 (7.30%) Broadband
7 21 (6.67%) TCP/IP
8 18 (5.71%) VoLTE
9 15 (4.76%) Ethernet
9 15 (4.76%) VLAN
10 14 (4.44%) Firewall
10 14 (4.44%) DEFINITY
10 14 (4.44%) SAN
10 14 (4.44%) VPN
10 14 (4.44%) LAN
11 13 (4.13%) SMS
12 12 (3.81%) MPLS
12 12 (3.81%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.27%) SQL Server
1 4 (1.27%) QlikView
2 2 (0.63%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (0.63%) Relational Database
2 2 (0.63%) Essbase
2 2 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.63%) MySQL
3 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.59%) Eclipse
2 3 (0.95%) Dreamweaver
2 3 (0.95%) LabVIEW
3 2 (0.63%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.32%) Subversion
4 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.32%) GNU Toolchain
General
1 66 (20.95%) Telecoms
2 37 (11.75%) Electronics
3 36 (11.43%) Marketing
4 25 (7.94%) Manufacturing
5 22 (6.98%) Finance
6 14 (4.44%) Aerospace
7 8 (2.54%) Automotive
8 7 (2.22%) Law
8 7 (2.22%) Advertising
8 7 (2.22%) Military
9 5 (1.59%) Retail
10 3 (0.95%) Banking
11 2 (0.63%) French Language
11 2 (0.63%) German Language
11 2 (0.63%) Hebrew Language
11 2 (0.63%) Billing
12 1 (0.32%) Arabic Language
12 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 35 (11.11%) Support Engineer
2 33 (10.48%) Analyst
3 29 (9.21%) Design Engineer
4 23 (7.30%) Support Analyst
5 21 (6.67%) Developer
6 19 (6.03%) Author
7 17 (5.40%) Technical Leader
8 15 (4.76%) Network Engineer
9 14 (4.44%) Technical Author
10 13 (4.13%) Software Engineer
11 12 (3.81%) Operations Analyst
12 11 (3.49%) Electronics Technician
12 11 (3.49%) Project Manager
12 11 (3.49%) Technical Support
12 11 (3.49%) Operations Support Analyst
13 10 (3.17%) Technical Engineer
13 10 (3.17%) IT Support
14 8 (2.54%) IT Support Engineer
14 8 (2.54%) Junior
14 8 (2.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (7.62%) HTML
2 21 (6.67%) XML
3 17 (5.40%) JSP
4 11 (3.49%) .NET
5 9 (2.86%) CSS
6 8 (2.54%) XHTML
7 6 (1.90%) Java EE
8 5 (1.59%) Hibernate
8 5 (1.59%) Spring
8 5 (1.59%) XSLT
8 5 (1.59%) Grails
8 5 (1.59%) .NET Framework
9 4 (1.27%) HTML5
10 3 (0.95%) COM+
11 2 (0.63%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.63%) LAMP
11 2 (0.63%) Ajax
11 2 (0.63%) MDX
12 1 (0.32%) WCF
12 1 (0.32%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 41 (13.02%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (8.89%) Management Information System
3 27 (8.57%) Computer Science
4 22 (6.98%) Smartphone
5 14 (4.44%) Mathematics
6 13 (4.13%) iDTV
6 13 (4.13%) BBC
7 5 (1.59%) AS400
7 5 (1.59%) Home Automation
7 5 (1.59%) iSeries
8 4 (1.27%) SCADA
9 3 (0.95%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.95%) Copywriting
9 3 (0.95%) Social Media
9 3 (0.95%) New Media
10 2 (0.63%) Video on Demand
10 2 (0.63%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.32%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.32%) Kindle
11 1 (0.32%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 55 (17.46%) UNIX
2 37 (11.75%) Windows
3 33 (10.48%) Linux
4 13 (4.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (4.13%) Windows 7
5 8 (2.54%) Windows 8
5 8 (2.54%) Windows XP
6 6 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.63%) Windows NT
8 2 (0.63%) CentOS
9 1 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (18.73%) ITIL
2 53 (16.83%) Service Delivery
3 50 (15.87%) Project Management
4 46 (14.60%) Change Management
5 29 (9.21%) Product Marketing
6 21 (6.67%) Business Continuity
7 20 (6.35%) Service Management
7 20 (6.35%) Software Engineering
8 18 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
9 17 (5.40%) CAD
10 15 (4.76%) Data Protection
11 14 (4.44%) Workflow
11 14 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
12 11 (3.49%) Time Management
12 11 (3.49%) Mentoring
13 10 (3.17%) OO
14 9 (2.86%) Migration
14 9 (2.86%) Data Analysis
15 8 (2.54%) Business Analysis
15 8 (2.54%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (7.94%) SQL
2 23 (7.30%) C
3 13 (4.13%) Java
4 9 (2.86%) C++
5 8 (2.54%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.90%) C#
6 6 (1.90%) VB.NET
7 5 (1.59%) RPG
7 5 (1.59%) Groovy
7 5 (1.59%) RPG IV
8 4 (1.27%) Fortran
9 3 (0.95%) VB
10 2 (0.63%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.63%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.63%) Python
10 2 (0.63%) Lisp
11 1 (0.32%) VB6
11 1 (0.32%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.32%) R
11 1 (0.32%) Perl
Qualifications
1 213 (67.62%) HND
2 140 (44.44%) Degree
3 44 (13.97%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (10.16%) Security Cleared
5 30 (9.52%) CCNA
6 28 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
7 25 (7.94%) MCSE
8 23 (7.30%) SC Cleared
9 14 (4.44%) Avaya Certification
10 13 (4.13%) PhD
10 13 (4.13%) DV Cleared
11 11 (3.49%) CCNP
12 9 (2.86%) MCP
13 7 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (1.59%) MCITP
14 5 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (1.27%) A+ Certification
15 4 (1.27%) CCIP
15 4 (1.27%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.86%) ISO 9001
2 8 (2.54%) QA
3 7 (2.22%) SLA
4 4 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.95%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.32%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.32%) DO-178B
System Software
1 51 (16.19%) NDS
2 14 (4.44%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.54%) Firmware
4 5 (1.59%) XenApp
5 2 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.32%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.32%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 3 (0.95%) Casper Suite
2 2 (0.63%) WSUS
3 1 (0.32%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.32%) SCCM
3 1 (0.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.32%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 64 (20.32%) Microsoft
2 47 (14.92%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 36 (11.43%) Cisco
4 33 (10.48%) TIBCO
5 30 (9.52%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 15 (4.76%) Avaya
7 14 (4.44%) Nokia
8 13 (4.13%) F5
9 11 (3.49%) Adobe
9 11 (3.49%) Oracle
9 11 (3.49%) CheckPoint
10 9 (2.86%) Fortinet
10 9 (2.86%) Aruba
11 8 (2.54%) SolidWorks
12 7 (2.22%) VMware
13 6 (1.90%) HP
13 6 (1.90%) Citrix
14 5 (1.59%) AccuRev
15 4 (1.27%) SAP
16 3 (0.95%) EMC
Reading, Berkshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £38,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Southend-On-Sea
Huxley Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Yoh
Posted: 3 days ago
County Durham
Yoh
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Yoh
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Thales
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Thales
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Poole
Huxley Associates
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + car, pension, bonus, holidays
Posted: 4 days ago
Hitchin
Huxley Associates
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
Intapeople
Salary: £25000 to £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Dorset
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25-30K
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35-45K
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Yoh Company
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Negotiable, Pension, PMI, LA, Holidays
Posted: 10 days ago
Hitchin
Huxley Associates
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Stevenage
Huxley Associates
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago