The table below looks at the statistics for HNC in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited HNC over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 96 100 75
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -25
Permanent jobs citing HNC 2 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.20% 0.084% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.70% 0.29% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 1
Average salary £45,000 - £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -4.41%
HNC
South East

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

Qualifications Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
284 344 244
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 27.71% 28.96% 31.81%
Number of salaries quoted 253 313 207
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,750 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

HNC Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

HNC
Salary Trend in Kent

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

HNC Salary Trend in Kent

HNC
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the Kent region over the 3 months to 24 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
Dover - 1 - -
Maidstone - 1 £45,000 -
HNC
South East

HNC
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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 7 (100.00%) HND
1 7 (100.00%) Degree
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
2 5 (71.43%) MS Exchange
2 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (71.43%) Firewall
2 5 (71.43%) Wireless
3 4 (57.14%) Advertising
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Change Control
4 1 (14.29%) SAP
4 1 (14.29%) ERP
4 1 (14.29%) Stress Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Finite Element Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) SolidWorks
4 1 (14.29%) CorelDRAW
4 1 (14.29%) Cadence
4 1 (14.29%) EMC
4 1 (14.29%) Firmware
4 1 (14.29%) CTI
4 1 (14.29%) CAD
4 1 (14.29%) AutoCAD

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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 5 (71.43%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) AutoCAD
1 1 (14.29%) CorelDRAW
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) Firewall
1 5 (71.43%) Wireless
2 1 (14.29%) CTI
General
1 4 (57.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Support Engineer
2 4 (57.14%) IT Support Engineer
2 4 (57.14%) IT Support
3 1 (14.29%) Designer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Designer
3 1 (14.29%) Design Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) ERP
2 1 (14.29%) CAD
2 1 (14.29%) Finite Element Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Stress Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) Change Control
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) HND
1 7 (100.00%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) SAP
1 1 (14.29%) EMC
1 1 (14.29%) SolidWorks
1 1 (14.29%) Cadence