The table below looks at the statistics for HNC in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited HNC over the 3 months to 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 153 152 137
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -15
Permanent jobs citing HNC 1 1 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.042% 0.039% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.12% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 0
Average salary £31,500 - -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
HNC
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Qualifications Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
749 807 668
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 31.46% 31.66% 29.77%
Number of salaries quoted 628 674 510
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing HNC across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

HNC Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

HNC
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing HNC across the Hertfordshire region.

HNC Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 4 (66.67%) ADSL
1 4 (66.67%) SDH
1 4 (66.67%) Ethernet
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
1 4 (66.67%) Juniper
1 4 (66.67%) DWDM
1 4 (66.67%) Security Management
1 4 (66.67%) Electronics
1 4 (66.67%) Telecoms
1 4 (66.67%) Incident Management
1 4 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (66.67%) Structured Cabling
1 4 (66.67%) Ciena
1 4 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (33.33%) HND
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) NVQ Level 3
3 1 (16.67%) Marketing
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (16.67%) Business Objects
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) PTC Creo
3 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
3 1 (16.67%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) CAD
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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.

Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) Pro/ENGINEER
2 1 (16.67%) PTC Creo
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) ADSL
1 4 (66.67%) SDH
1 4 (66.67%) Ethernet
1 4 (66.67%) DWDM
1 4 (66.67%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
General
1 4 (66.67%) Electronics
1 4 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Field Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Mechanical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Security Management
1 4 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (16.67%) Validation
2 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) CAD
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) HND
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
1 4 (66.67%) Juniper
1 4 (66.67%) Ciena
2 1 (16.67%) Business Objects