The table below looks at the statistics for HNC in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited HNC over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 157 149 165
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +16
Permanent jobs citing HNC 5 13 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.17% 0.42% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.60% 1.50% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4 10 6
Average salary £43,000 £38,000 £26,466
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.15% +43.58%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £42,500 £30,716
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +38.36%
HNC
UK

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

Qualifications Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
840 869 801
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 28.29% 28.00% 23.95%
Number of salaries quoted 520 595 494
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

HNC Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

HNC
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

HNC Salary Trend in Scotland

HNC
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing HNC across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

HNC Salary Histogram in Scotland

HNC
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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
Aberdeen +17 4 £43,000 -4.44%
Dundee - 1 - -
HNC
UK

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 15 (100.00%) HND
2 7 (46.67%) Degree
3 5 (33.33%) Driving Licence
4 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (26.67%) EPoS
5 3 (20.00%) Project Management
5 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (20.00%) JIRA
5 3 (20.00%) Atlassian
5 3 (20.00%) SDLC
6 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
6 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
7 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
7 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
7 1 (6.67%) SLA
7 1 (6.67%) Cisco
7 1 (6.67%) C
7 1 (6.67%) SQL
7 1 (6.67%) Oracle
7 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
7 1 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
7 1 (6.67%) Citrix
7 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (6.67%) Windows
7 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (6.67%) VMware
7 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (6.67%) MCDST
7 1 (6.67%) Aerospace

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
1 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (6.67%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
1 5 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) DBA
3 1 (6.67%) Designer
3 1 (6.67%) IT Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) IT Support
3 1 (6.67%) IT Support Technician
3 1 (6.67%) IT Technician
3 1 (6.67%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Driving Licence
2 4 (26.67%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
1 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (20.00%) Project Management
2 3 (20.00%) SDLC
2 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.67%) Schematic Capture
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) HND
2 7 (46.67%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) MCDST
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Atlassian
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) VMware
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Premier Engineering
Salary: £42000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £17000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago