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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 138 127 132
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +5
Permanent jobs citing HNC 2 13 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.088% 0.55% 0.088%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.25% 1.34% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 2
Average salary £27,500 - £27,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
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
813 972 870
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 35.91% 41.10% 38.16%
Number of salaries quoted 554 660 694
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,579 £29,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 9 (81.82%) HND
2 7 (63.64%) Service Delivery
3 5 (45.45%) Change Management
3 5 (45.45%) Marketing
3 5 (45.45%) Product Marketing
3 5 (45.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 5 (45.45%) UNIX
3 5 (45.45%) GSM
3 5 (45.45%) UMTS
3 5 (45.45%) NDS
3 5 (45.45%) TIBCO
3 5 (45.45%) SS7
4 3 (27.27%) Degree
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
5 2 (18.18%) ITIL
5 2 (18.18%) Service Management
5 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (18.18%) Resource Management
5 2 (18.18%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 2 (18.18%) CRM
5 2 (18.18%) SLA
6 1 (9.09%) Cisco
6 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 1 (9.09%) Adobe
6 1 (9.09%) IPv6
6 1 (9.09%) CCNP
6 1 (9.09%) CCIP
6 1 (9.09%) CCNA
6 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Acrobat
1 1 (9.09%) RoboHelp
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) UMTS
1 5 (45.45%) SS7
1 5 (45.45%) GSM
2 1 (9.09%) SDH
2 1 (9.09%) VLAN
2 1 (9.09%) VPLS
2 1 (9.09%) HSRP
2 1 (9.09%) Spanning Tree
2 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
2 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 1 (9.09%) IPv6
2 1 (9.09%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) SONET
2 1 (9.09%) MPLS
2 1 (9.09%) OSPF
2 1 (9.09%) BGP
2 1 (9.09%) RSVP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) LabVIEW
1 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (45.45%) Marketing
2 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
3 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Service Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
2 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL Developer
2 1 (9.09%) Technical Writer
2 1 (9.09%) Author
2 1 (9.09%) Technical Author
2 1 (9.09%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Service Delivery
2 5 (45.45%) Change Management
2 5 (45.45%) Product Marketing
3 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (18.18%) Service Management
4 2 (18.18%) Resource Management
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL
4 2 (18.18%) CRM
5 1 (9.09%) CAD
5 1 (9.09%) Project Management
5 1 (9.09%) Validation
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
5 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
5 1 (9.09%) Energy Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
1 1 (9.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (81.82%) HND
2 3 (27.27%) Degree
3 1 (9.09%) CCNP
3 1 (9.09%) CCIP
3 1 (9.09%) CCNA
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (9.09%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) NDS
2 1 (9.09%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) TIBCO
1 5 (45.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 2 (18.18%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Adobe
3 1 (9.09%) Juniper