The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Scotland region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 110 150 151
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +1
Permanent jobs citing HNC 71 10 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.75% 0.32% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.60% 1.12% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 31 9 6
Average salary £36,000 £22,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+60.00% -18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £21,750 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £35,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £31,529 £26,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+21.26% -20.00%
Qualifications Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
934 889 1035
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 23.02% 28.50% 29.43%
Number of salaries quoted 608 501 752
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
HNC
UK

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Aberdeen +41 68 £38,000 - 9
Edinburgh -31 2 £31,432 -3.28% 1
Aberdeenshire - 1 £50,000 - 2
HNC
UK

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 58 (71.60%) HND
2 28 (34.57%) Microsoft
2 28 (34.57%) Project Management
3 22 (27.16%) MS Project
4 21 (25.93%) SolidWorks
5 12 (14.81%) AutoCAD
6 11 (13.58%) Degree
6 11 (13.58%) R
7 8 (9.88%) 3D Modelling
7 8 (9.88%) Manufacturing
8 7 (8.64%) CAD
9 6 (7.41%) Cisco
10 5 (6.17%) MS Office
10 5 (6.17%) C
10 5 (6.17%) VSAT
11 4 (4.94%) Business Development
11 4 (4.94%) Citrix
11 4 (4.94%) Telecoms
12 3 (3.70%) Law
12 3 (3.70%) Windows XP
12 3 (3.70%) VoIP
12 3 (3.70%) VPN
12 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (3.70%) Blackberry
12 3 (3.70%) Terminal Services
12 3 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (3.70%) C#
12 3 (3.70%) Windows
12 3 (3.70%) MCSE
12 3 (3.70%) MCSA

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 (1.23%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 22 (27.16%) MS Project
2 12 (14.81%) AutoCAD
3 5 (6.17%) MS Office
4 1 (1.23%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.17%) VSAT
2 3 (3.70%) VoIP
2 3 (3.70%) VPN
3 2 (2.47%) Intranet
4 1 (1.23%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.23%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (9.88%) Manufacturing
2 4 (4.94%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.70%) Law
4 2 (2.47%) Electronics
4 2 (2.47%) Finance
5 1 (1.23%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 27 (33.33%) Design Engineer
2 19 (23.46%) Draughtsman
3 16 (19.75%) Project Engineer
4 8 (9.88%) Technical Engineer
5 5 (6.17%) Sales Engineer
6 4 (4.94%) Technical Support
6 4 (4.94%) Support Engineer
6 4 (4.94%) Technical Support Engineer
6 4 (4.94%) Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) IT Support Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) Mechanical Design Engineer
7 3 (3.70%) Mechanical Engineer
7 3 (3.70%) Support Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) Electrical Engineer
7 3 (3.70%) Electrical Design Engineer
7 3 (3.70%) IT Support
8 2 (2.47%) Systems Developer
8 2 (2.47%) Developer
9 1 (1.23%) Software Engineer
9 1 (1.23%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.70%) .NET
2 1 (1.23%) XML
2 1 (1.23%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.70%) Blackberry
2 2 (2.47%) Firmware
2 2 (2.47%) SCADA
3 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.70%) Windows
1 3 (3.70%) Windows XP
1 3 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (3.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (34.57%) Project Management
2 8 (9.88%) 3D Modelling
3 7 (8.64%) CAD
4 4 (4.94%) Business Development
5 2 (2.47%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.23%) PDM
6 1 (1.23%) Information Management
6 1 (1.23%) Logistics
6 1 (1.23%) Software Engineering
6 1 (1.23%) Incident Management
6 1 (1.23%) Service Management
6 1 (1.23%) ITIL
6 1 (1.23%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.58%) R
2 5 (6.17%) C
3 3 (3.70%) C#
3 3 (3.70%) VB
4 2 (2.47%) Java
4 2 (2.47%) SQL
5 1 (1.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 58 (71.60%) HND
2 11 (13.58%) Degree
3 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.70%) MCTS
3 3 (3.70%) MCITP
3 3 (3.70%) MCSE
3 3 (3.70%) MCSA
3 3 (3.70%) MCP
4 1 (1.23%) CCNA
4 1 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.23%) Chartered Engineer
System Software
1 3 (3.70%) Terminal Services
2 1 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.23%) XenApp
Vendors
1 28 (34.57%) Microsoft
2 21 (25.93%) SolidWorks
3 6 (7.41%) Cisco
4 4 (4.94%) Citrix
5 3 (3.70%) LANDesk
6 1 (1.23%) AVEVA
6 1 (1.23%) Siemens
6 1 (1.23%) Intergraph
6 1 (1.23%) Mitel
6 1 (1.23%) Wonderware
6 1 (1.23%) Oracle
6 1 (1.23%) SAP
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