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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 762 813 720
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -93
Permanent jobs citing HNC 110 111 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.098% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.39% 0.36% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 75 81 111
Average salary £36,000 £32,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,650 £45,000 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £31,627 £28,250
% change year-on-year
+18.56% +11.95%
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
28484 30571 28990
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.44% 27.10% 27.85%
Number of salaries quoted 22524 24685 23619
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,700
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 21 April 2015.

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 21 April 2015. 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 +1 28 £39,000 +30.00% 5
East of England +47 24 £41,500 +29.68% 6
East Midlands +16 14 £37,022 +34.62% 3
London +23 13 £36,000 -20.00% 8
Yorkshire +11 11 £25,250 -27.85%
North West -2 8 £47,500 +58.33% 5
South West -13 8 £25,000 -19.35% 10
West Midlands -12 5 £23,000 -36.55% 4
North East - 2 £36,000 - 1
HNC
UK

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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.

1 181 (70.43%) HND
2 125 (48.64%) Degree
3 52 (20.23%) Telecoms
4 46 (17.90%) Windows
5 39 (15.18%) Microsoft
5 39 (15.18%) Electronics
6 38 (14.79%) Finance
7 36 (14.01%) Project Management
8 32 (12.45%) ITIL
8 32 (12.45%) Management Information System
8 32 (12.45%) Marketing
9 31 (12.06%) UNIX
10 30 (11.67%) AutoCAD
10 30 (11.67%) Change Management
11 26 (10.12%) Analytical Skills
12 25 (9.73%) Product Marketing
12 25 (9.73%) Service Delivery
12 25 (9.73%) Manufacturing
12 25 (9.73%) CAD
12 25 (9.73%) GSM
13 24 (9.34%) UMTS
13 24 (9.34%) Cisco
14 23 (8.95%) MS Excel
14 23 (8.95%) Linux
15 22 (8.56%) SQL
15 22 (8.56%) LAN
15 22 (8.56%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
16 20 (7.78%) MS Office
16 20 (7.78%) NDS
16 20 (7.78%) SLA

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 8 (3.11%) IIS
2 6 (2.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.78%) Apache
4 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 30 (11.67%) AutoCAD
2 23 (8.95%) MS Excel
3 20 (7.78%) MS Office
4 7 (2.72%) PTC Creo
4 7 (2.72%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 5 (1.95%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (1.17%) SOLIDWORKS
8 2 (0.78%) Siemens NX
9 1 (0.39%) CATIA
9 1 (0.39%) Solid Edge
9 1 (0.39%) EPLAN
9 1 (0.39%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.39%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.95%) Office 365
2 4 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (9.73%) GSM
2 24 (9.34%) UMTS
3 22 (8.56%) LAN
4 20 (7.78%) SS7
5 15 (5.84%) WAN
6 11 (4.28%) Ethernet
6 11 (4.28%) TCP/IP
7 10 (3.89%) 3G
8 9 (3.50%) SAN
8 9 (3.50%) Internet
8 9 (3.50%) SDH
9 6 (2.33%) SMS
9 6 (2.33%) DNS
9 6 (2.33%) MPLS
9 6 (2.33%) LTE
9 6 (2.33%) PABX
10 5 (1.95%) 4G
10 5 (1.95%) DEFINITY
10 5 (1.95%) Firewall
10 5 (1.95%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.89%) Relational Database
3 9 (3.50%) MS Access
4 5 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.56%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.78%) MySQL
7 1 (0.39%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (3.11%) LabVIEW
2 2 (0.78%) Subversion
2 2 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.39%) Trac
3 1 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 52 (20.23%) Telecoms
2 39 (15.18%) Electronics
3 38 (14.79%) Finance
4 32 (12.45%) Marketing
5 25 (9.73%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.72%) Aerospace
7 6 (2.33%) Legal
8 5 (1.95%) Banking
8 5 (1.95%) Automotive
8 5 (1.95%) Back Office
9 3 (1.17%) Military
10 2 (0.78%) Local Government
10 2 (0.78%) Law
11 1 (0.39%) Advertising
11 1 (0.39%) Retail
11 1 (0.39%) Billing
Job Titles
1 46 (17.90%) Design Engineer
2 25 (9.73%) Analyst
3 23 (8.95%) Support Engineer
4 18 (7.00%) Support Analyst
5 12 (4.67%) Project Manager
6 11 (4.28%) Test Engineer
7 10 (3.89%) Team Leader
7 10 (3.89%) Software Engineer
7 10 (3.89%) Developer
7 10 (3.89%) Systems Engineer
7 10 (3.89%) Technical Support
8 9 (3.50%) Mechanical Engineer
9 8 (3.11%) Support Team Leader
9 8 (3.11%) Field Engineer
9 8 (3.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (2.72%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (2.72%) Support Technician
11 6 (2.33%) Applications Support
11 6 (2.33%) Author
11 6 (2.33%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.50%) .NET
2 8 (3.11%) JSON
3 5 (1.95%) jQuery
3 5 (1.95%) Razor View Engine
3 5 (1.95%) ASP.NET
3 5 (1.95%) Ajax
4 4 (1.56%) .NET Framework
4 4 (1.56%) HTML
5 3 (1.17%) XML
6 1 (0.39%) Flash
6 1 (0.39%) CSS
6 1 (0.39%) Web Services
6 1 (0.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (0.39%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.39%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 32 (12.45%) Management Information System
2 26 (10.12%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.28%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.89%) BBC
4 10 (3.89%) iDTV
5 7 (2.72%) Mathematics
6 6 (2.33%) Blackberry
7 5 (1.95%) Smartphone
7 5 (1.95%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.95%) Performance Metrics
8 4 (1.56%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.56%) GIS
9 3 (1.17%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.17%) CCTV
10 2 (0.78%) Economics
10 2 (0.78%) Robotics
11 1 (0.39%) SCADA
11 1 (0.39%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.39%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.39%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 46 (17.90%) Windows
2 31 (12.06%) UNIX
3 23 (8.95%) Linux
4 6 (2.33%) Windows CE
4 6 (2.33%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.78%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.39%) CentOS
8 1 (0.39%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.39%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (14.01%) Project Management
2 32 (12.45%) ITIL
3 30 (11.67%) Change Management
4 25 (9.73%) CAD
4 25 (9.73%) Service Delivery
4 25 (9.73%) Product Marketing
5 15 (5.84%) Time Management
6 11 (4.28%) Software Engineering
7 10 (3.89%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (3.89%) Workflow
7 10 (3.89%) Incident Management
7 10 (3.89%) Coaching
8 9 (3.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (3.50%) Data Protection
8 9 (3.50%) Business Continuity
8 9 (3.50%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (3.50%) PRINCE2
9 8 (3.11%) Service Management
9 8 (3.11%) Performance Management
10 7 (2.72%) Finite Element Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (8.56%) SQL
2 15 (5.84%) C
3 7 (2.72%) C++
4 6 (2.33%) C#
4 6 (2.33%) Embedded C
5 5 (1.95%) Embedded C++
5 5 (1.95%) PowerShell
5 5 (1.95%) VBA
5 5 (1.95%) T-SQL
5 5 (1.95%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.17%) VB.NET
6 3 (1.17%) Fortran
7 2 (0.78%) VB
7 2 (0.78%) Java
8 1 (0.39%) Perl
8 1 (0.39%) PHP
8 1 (0.39%) VBScript
8 1 (0.39%) Python
Qualifications
1 181 (70.43%) HND
2 125 (48.64%) Degree
3 19 (7.39%) Security Cleared
4 18 (7.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (6.61%) MCSE
5 17 (6.61%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (6.23%) PhD
7 14 (5.45%) SC Cleared
8 10 (3.89%) CCNA
9 8 (3.11%) MCITP
9 8 (3.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 6 (2.33%) DV Cleared
11 5 (1.95%) NVQ Level 3
11 5 (1.95%) Avaya Certification
12 4 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (1.56%) MCP
12 4 (1.56%) CCNP
12 4 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (1.56%) ISTQB
12 4 (1.56%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.78%) SLA
2 12 (4.67%) ISO 9001
3 5 (1.95%) JTAG
3 5 (1.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.56%) QA
5 1 (0.39%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 20 (7.78%) NDS
2 14 (5.45%) Active Directory
3 9 (3.50%) XenApp
4 6 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.17%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.17%) vSphere
6 1 (0.39%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (0.78%) Cacti
1 2 (0.78%) Zenoss
2 1 (0.39%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 39 (15.18%) Microsoft
2 24 (9.34%) Cisco
3 22 (8.56%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 20 (7.78%) TIBCO
5 14 (5.45%) VMware
6 13 (5.06%) Citrix
7 11 (4.28%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 8 (3.11%) Oracle
8 8 (3.11%) Juniper
9 6 (2.33%) HP
9 6 (2.33%) EMC
10 5 (1.95%) Dell
10 5 (1.95%) Avaya
11 4 (1.56%) ATG
11 4 (1.56%) Ciena
12 3 (1.17%) Autodesk
12 3 (1.17%) Bloomberg
12 3 (1.17%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.17%) Huawei
13 2 (0.78%) Fujitsu
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £28000 - £45000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 6 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 6 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £27000 per annum + 36 days holiday, pension and more
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bath
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bath
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Durham, County Durham
Premier Engineering
Salary: £35 - £38 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Hays UK - University of Nottingham
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
North West
Advantage XPO
Salary: £45 - £55 per annum + car
Posted: 13 hours ago
Reading
Intuition IT Solutions
Salary: Negotiable + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Reading
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Edissero Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
Premier Engineering
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Amazon
Posted: 4 days ago
Essex
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £32000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Advantage XPO
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
BAE Systems
Posted: 5 days ago
Southend-On-Sea
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension + Medical (or OT)
Posted: 5 days ago