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 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 161 153 143
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -10
Permanent jobs citing HNC 3 10 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.11% 0.32% 1.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.39% 1.16% 4.49%
Number of salaries quoted 3 8 15
Median salary £27,500 £53,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-48.59% +52.85%
UK excluding London median salary £33,500 £35,750 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-6.29% +19.16%
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
779 864 891
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 27.36% 27.30% 23.54%
Number of salaries quoted 400 588 597
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of job ads across the Scotland region citing HNC as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -7 2 £27,500 -9.83%
Edinburgh +9 1 £19,000 -29.62%
HNC
UK

HNC
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT jobs citing HNC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for HNC.

1 5 (83.33%) Degree
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
3 3 (50.00%) HND
4 2 (33.33%) SaaS
4 2 (33.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 1 (16.67%) Aerospace
5 1 (16.67%) Change Control
5 1 (16.67%) Driving Licence
5 1 (16.67%) Schematic Capture
5 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Windows
5 1 (16.67%) C
5 1 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) ERP
5 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
5 1 (16.67%) DHCP
5 1 (16.67%) DNS

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
General
1 1 (16.67%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Designer
4 1 (16.67%) Development Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) PCB Designer
4 1 (16.67%) Systems Development Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) Change Control
2 1 (16.67%) ERP
2 1 (16.67%) Schematic Capture
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) Degree
2 3 (50.00%) HND
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft