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

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 141 131 150
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +19
Permanent jobs citing HNC 3 4 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.15% 0.19% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.45% 0.56% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 8
Average salary - £57,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +43.75%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £30,502 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+31.13% +1.67%
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
670 716 750
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 32.49% 33.50% 28.20%
Number of salaries quoted 516 507 596
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 4 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
Hertford - 3 - -
HNC
East of England

HNC
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (50.00%) ADSL
1 2 (50.00%) SDH
1 2 (50.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) Juniper
1 2 (50.00%) DWDM
1 2 (50.00%) Security Management
1 2 (50.00%) Electronics
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
1 2 (50.00%) Structured Cabling
1 2 (50.00%) Ciena
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) NVQ Level 3
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (25.00%) Business Objects
2 1 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (25.00%) HND
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX
2 1 (25.00%) Windows

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) ADSL
1 2 (50.00%) SDH
1 2 (50.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (50.00%) DWDM
1 2 (50.00%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
General
1 2 (50.00%) Electronics
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Field Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Operations Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) IT Operations Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Security Management
1 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) NVQ Level 3
2 1 (25.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) Juniper
1 2 (50.00%) Ciena
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Business Objects