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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 145 157 139
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -18
Permanent jobs citing HNC 9 6 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.29% 0.18% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.96% 0.76% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 9
Average salary £26,000 £31,432 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.28% +39.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,550 £24,479 £21,750
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £39,179 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £31,432 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+32.03% +4.77%
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
939 791 830
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 29.97% 23.12% 28.69%
Number of salaries quoted 637 510 502
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,050 £27,500 £22,550
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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 +9 2 £45,000 +5.88%
Glasgow - 2 - -
Fife - 2 £21,125 - 1
Midlothian - 2 £26,000 -
Scottish Borders - 1 - -
HNC
UK

HNC
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 (78.95%) HND
2 13 (68.42%) AutoCAD
3 9 (47.37%) Degree
4 3 (15.79%) CAD
4 3 (15.79%) Revit
5 2 (10.53%) Law
5 2 (10.53%) C
5 2 (10.53%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (10.53%) CIPD
5 2 (10.53%) Data Protection
6 1 (5.26%) Quality Management
6 1 (5.26%) GIS
6 1 (5.26%) ESRI
6 1 (5.26%) Firewall
6 1 (5.26%) Electronics
6 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
6 1 (5.26%) Autodesk
6 1 (5.26%) VoIP
6 1 (5.26%) ISO 9001
6 1 (5.26%) SLA
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco
6 1 (5.26%) CCNA
6 1 (5.26%) IRCA
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (5.26%) QA
6 1 (5.26%) QMS
6 1 (5.26%) Retail
6 1 (5.26%) ArcView
6 1 (5.26%) Cartography

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

Applications
1 13 (68.42%) AutoCAD
2 3 (15.79%) Revit
3 1 (5.26%) ArcView
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) VoIP
1 1 (5.26%) Firewall
General
1 2 (10.53%) Law
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Electronics
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Design Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Draughtsman
2 2 (10.53%) Administrator
3 1 (5.26%) Junior Support Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Communications Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Radio Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Graduate
3 1 (5.26%) Junior
3 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (5.26%) GIS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) CAD
2 2 (10.53%) Data Protection
3 1 (5.26%) Cartography
3 1 (5.26%) Quality Management
3 1 (5.26%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (78.95%) HND
2 9 (47.37%) Degree
3 2 (10.53%) CIPD
4 1 (5.26%) CCNA
4 1 (5.26%) IRCA
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) ISO 9001
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
1 1 (5.26%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco
1 1 (5.26%) Autodesk
1 1 (5.26%) ESRI
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £16000 - £17000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Zonal Retail Data Systems Ltd
Salary: From £17,000 to £17,500 per annum Including Company Benifits
Posted: 3 days ago
Fife
BAE Systems
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago