The table below looks at the statistics for HNC in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited HNC over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 124 135 128
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -7
Permanent jobs citing HNC 8 1 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.33% 0.044% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.81% 0.12% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 6
Average salary - - £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
HNC
Berkshire

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

Qualifications Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
991 849 714
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 40.53% 37.47% 35.72%
Number of salaries quoted 618 632 611
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,850
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

HNC Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

HNC
Salary Trend in Reading

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

HNC Salary Trend in Reading

HNC
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 20 (100.00%) HND
1 20 (100.00%) NDS
1 20 (100.00%) Service Delivery
2 19 (95.00%) UNIX
2 19 (95.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 19 (95.00%) TIBCO
3 17 (85.00%) Change Management
3 17 (85.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 16 (80.00%) GSM
4 16 (80.00%) UMTS
4 16 (80.00%) SS7
4 16 (80.00%) Marketing
4 16 (80.00%) Product Marketing
5 10 (50.00%) SMS
6 8 (40.00%) 3G
6 8 (40.00%) Telecoms
7 5 (25.00%) Linux
7 5 (25.00%) LTE
8 4 (20.00%) Broadband
8 4 (20.00%) Internet
8 4 (20.00%) 2G
8 4 (20.00%) Smartphone
8 4 (20.00%) 4G
9 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (10.00%) Oracle
11 1 (5.00%) Nokia
11 1 (5.00%) VoLTE

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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.

Communications & Networking
1 16 (80.00%) GSM
1 16 (80.00%) UMTS
1 16 (80.00%) SS7
2 10 (50.00%) SMS
3 8 (40.00%) 3G
4 5 (25.00%) LTE
5 4 (20.00%) 4G
5 4 (20.00%) Broadband
5 4 (20.00%) 2G
5 4 (20.00%) Internet
6 1 (5.00%) VoLTE
General
1 16 (80.00%) Marketing
2 8 (40.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (5.00%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 19 (95.00%) UNIX
2 5 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (100.00%) Service Delivery
2 17 (85.00%) Change Management
3 16 (80.00%) Product Marketing
4 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) HND
System Software
1 20 (100.00%) NDS
Vendors
1 19 (95.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
1 19 (95.00%) TIBCO
2 17 (85.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (5.00%) Nokia