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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 730 766 708
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -58
Permanent jobs citing HNC 119 97 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.098% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.40% 0.36% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 81 77 127
Average salary £38,750 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.23% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,250 £25,000 £20,465
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £30,967 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+29.17% +3.22%
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
29679 27024 28631
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 29.83% 27.19% 28.10%
Number of salaries quoted 23760 21492 23809
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
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 3 March 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 3 March 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 +4 47 £42,000 +40.00% 21
East of England +8 14 £44,500 +11.25% 2
London -5 14 £31,000 -31.11% 6
East Midlands +29 12 £37,888 -15.80% 4
North West -11 12 £47,500 +90.00% 4
West Midlands -19 9 £43,750 +6.70% 1
Yorkshire -3 7 £25,250 -8.18% 3
South West -35 3 £28,500 -8.80% 5
North East - 3 £37,000 -
HNC
UK

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 220 (74.83%) HND
2 143 (48.64%) Degree
3 58 (19.73%) Telecoms
4 50 (17.01%) Microsoft
5 47 (15.99%) Electronics
6 46 (15.65%) UNIX
7 44 (14.97%) Service Delivery
7 44 (14.97%) Finance
8 43 (14.63%) Change Management
9 42 (14.29%) Marketing
10 41 (13.95%) Management Information System
11 40 (13.61%) ITIL
12 39 (13.27%) Windows
13 38 (12.93%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 37 (12.59%) NDS
15 35 (11.90%) Project Management
16 33 (11.22%) GSM
16 33 (11.22%) Product Marketing
17 32 (10.88%) UMTS
18 31 (10.54%) MS Excel
18 31 (10.54%) Cisco Certification
19 30 (10.20%) Cisco
20 29 (9.86%) Microsoft Certification
20 29 (9.86%) SS7
20 29 (9.86%) PhD
20 29 (9.86%) Security Cleared
21 28 (9.52%) TIBCO
21 28 (9.52%) AutoCAD
22 27 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
23 26 (8.84%) MCSE

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 (2.72%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.04%) IIS
3 4 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (1.02%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.34%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.34%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (0.34%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.34%) Moodle
Applications
1 31 (10.54%) MS Excel
2 28 (9.52%) AutoCAD
3 26 (8.84%) MS Office
4 8 (2.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (2.38%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 4 (1.36%) MS Visio
7 3 (1.02%) Windchill
8 2 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.68%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.34%) CATIA
9 1 (0.34%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.34%) RoboHelp
9 1 (0.34%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 3 (1.02%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.34%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.70%) Office 365
2 4 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 33 (11.22%) GSM
2 32 (10.88%) UMTS
3 29 (9.86%) SS7
4 20 (6.80%) Internet
4 20 (6.80%) LAN
5 16 (5.44%) TCP/IP
6 14 (4.76%) Broadband
6 14 (4.76%) 3G
6 14 (4.76%) 4G
7 13 (4.42%) DNS
8 12 (4.08%) SAN
9 11 (3.74%) DEFINITY
9 11 (3.74%) Ethernet
10 10 (3.40%) SMS
11 9 (3.06%) VoLTE
11 9 (3.06%) LTE
12 8 (2.72%) PABX
12 8 (2.72%) WAN
12 8 (2.72%) MPLS
12 8 (2.72%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.42%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.06%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (2.04%) MS Access
4 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.34%) QlikView
4 1 (0.34%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (2.72%) LabVIEW
2 3 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.68%) Subversion
General
1 58 (19.73%) Telecoms
2 47 (15.99%) Electronics
3 44 (14.97%) Finance
4 42 (14.29%) Marketing
5 23 (7.82%) Manufacturing
6 13 (4.42%) Aerospace
7 5 (1.70%) Back Office
7 5 (1.70%) Legal
7 5 (1.70%) Military
8 4 (1.36%) Retail
9 3 (1.02%) Billing
9 3 (1.02%) Automotive
10 2 (0.68%) Local Government
11 1 (0.34%) Law
11 1 (0.34%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 49 (16.67%) Design Engineer
2 28 (9.52%) Analyst
3 27 (9.18%) Support Engineer
4 20 (6.80%) Support Analyst
5 16 (5.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 14 (4.76%) Test Engineer
7 13 (4.42%) Developer
8 12 (4.08%) Project Manager
8 12 (4.08%) Operations Analyst
9 11 (3.74%) Software Engineer
9 11 (3.74%) Systems Engineer
9 11 (3.74%) Operations Support Analyst
10 9 (3.06%) Team Leader
10 9 (3.06%) Technical Leader
11 8 (2.72%) Mechanical Engineer
11 8 (2.72%) Support Team Leader
11 8 (2.72%) 3rd Line Support
12 6 (2.04%) Senior Analyst
12 6 (2.04%) Field Engineer
12 6 (2.04%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.10%) .NET
2 9 (3.06%) .NET Framework
3 6 (2.04%) HTML
3 6 (2.04%) Ajax
3 6 (2.04%) jQuery
4 5 (1.70%) JSON
4 5 (1.70%) Razor View Engine
4 5 (1.70%) ASP.NET
4 5 (1.70%) CSS
5 2 (0.68%) Web Services
5 2 (0.68%) LAMP
5 2 (0.68%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (0.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (0.68%) WCF
6 1 (0.34%) HTML5
6 1 (0.34%) CSS3
6 1 (0.34%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 41 (13.95%) Management Information System
2 27 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (7.82%) BBC
3 23 (7.82%) iDTV
4 18 (6.12%) Mathematics
5 14 (4.76%) Smartphone
6 9 (3.06%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.70%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.70%) Performance Metrics
8 3 (1.02%) CCTV
8 3 (1.02%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.02%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.02%) Economics
9 2 (0.68%) SCADA
9 2 (0.68%) Robotics
9 2 (0.68%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.34%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.34%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.34%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.34%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 46 (15.65%) UNIX
2 39 (13.27%) Windows
3 23 (7.82%) Linux
4 9 (3.06%) Windows 7
5 6 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.70%) Windows 8
7 4 (1.36%) Windows CE
8 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.68%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X Server
9 1 (0.34%) CentOS
9 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.34%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (14.97%) Service Delivery
2 43 (14.63%) Change Management
3 40 (13.61%) ITIL
4 35 (11.90%) Project Management
5 33 (11.22%) Product Marketing
6 23 (7.82%) CAD
7 18 (6.12%) Time Management
7 18 (6.12%) Software Engineering
8 16 (5.44%) Workflow
9 14 (4.76%) Business Continuity
10 13 (4.42%) Data Protection
11 12 (4.08%) Continuous Improvement
12 11 (3.74%) Disaster Recovery
13 10 (3.40%) Mentoring
13 10 (3.40%) Coaching
14 8 (2.72%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (2.72%) Data Analysis
14 8 (2.72%) PRINCE2
14 8 (2.72%) Performance Management
15 7 (2.38%) Finite Element Analysis
Programming Languages
1 24 (8.16%) C
2 18 (6.12%) SQL
3 7 (2.38%) C#
3 7 (2.38%) VB.NET
3 7 (2.38%) Fortran
4 6 (2.04%) C++
5 5 (1.70%) T-SQL
5 5 (1.70%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.70%) PowerShell
5 5 (1.70%) VBA
6 4 (1.36%) Embedded C
6 4 (1.36%) Java
7 3 (1.02%) Embedded C++
7 3 (1.02%) VB
8 2 (0.68%) PHP
9 1 (0.34%) Perl
9 1 (0.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 220 (74.83%) HND
2 143 (48.64%) Degree
3 31 (10.54%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (9.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (9.86%) PhD
4 29 (9.86%) Security Cleared
5 26 (8.84%) MCSE
6 22 (7.48%) SC Cleared
7 18 (6.12%) CCNA
8 11 (3.74%) MCP
8 11 (3.74%) Avaya Certification
9 9 (3.06%) DV Cleared
10 8 (2.72%) MCITP
11 7 (2.38%) VCP4
12 6 (2.04%) CCNP
13 5 (1.70%) A+ Certification
13 5 (1.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (1.70%) NVQ Level 3
13 5 (1.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 4 (1.36%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.78%) SLA
2 13 (4.42%) ISO 9001
3 5 (1.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (1.70%) JTAG
4 3 (1.02%) QA
4 3 (1.02%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.34%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 37 (12.59%) NDS
2 14 (4.76%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.70%) XenApp
4 2 (0.68%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.34%) vSphere
5 1 (0.34%) MetaFrame
5 1 (0.34%) Firmware
5 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.02%) Casper Suite
2 2 (0.68%) WSUS
2 2 (0.68%) Cacti
2 2 (0.68%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 50 (17.01%) Microsoft
2 38 (12.93%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 30 (10.20%) Cisco
4 28 (9.52%) TIBCO
5 16 (5.44%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 11 (3.74%) Avaya
7 10 (3.40%) Citrix
7 10 (3.40%) VMware
8 9 (3.06%) Nokia
9 6 (2.04%) HP
10 5 (1.70%) Juniper
11 3 (1.02%) Dell
11 3 (1.02%) EMC
11 3 (1.02%) Apple
11 3 (1.02%) Epicor
11 3 (1.02%) SolidWorks
12 2 (0.68%) SolarWinds
12 2 (0.68%) Aruba
12 2 (0.68%) F5
12 2 (0.68%) Ciena
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