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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 166 163 144
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -19
Permanent jobs citing HNC 7 1 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.19% 0.030% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.81% 0.11% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 2
Average salary £35,000 £25,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.00% -41.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £25,000 £40,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,950 £25,000 £44,500
UK excluding London average salary £28,625 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-11.92% -
Qualifications Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
863 891 1039
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 23.21% 27.17% 32.32%
Number of salaries quoted 569 532 697
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
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 25 July 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 25 July 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
(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 - 3 - - 1
Edinburgh -9 2 £35,500 +42.00% 2
Glasgow - 2 £35,000 - 1
HNC
UK

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 55 (73.33%) HND
2 26 (34.67%) Project Management
3 25 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 22 (29.33%) MS Project
5 21 (28.00%) SolidWorks
6 13 (17.33%) AutoCAD
7 12 (16.00%) Degree
8 11 (14.67%) R
9 8 (10.67%) 3D Modelling
10 7 (9.33%) Manufacturing
10 7 (9.33%) CAD
11 6 (8.00%) C
12 4 (5.33%) Business Development
13 3 (4.00%) Linux
14 2 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (2.67%) NVQ Level 4
14 2 (2.67%) Problem Management
14 2 (2.67%) EMC NetWorker
14 2 (2.67%) PDM
14 2 (2.67%) Brocade
14 2 (2.67%) Red Hat
14 2 (2.67%) EMC
14 2 (2.67%) SAN
14 2 (2.67%) AIX
14 2 (2.67%) UNIX
14 2 (2.67%) MS Office
14 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
14 2 (2.67%) Finance
14 2 (2.67%) Tru64
15 1 (1.33%) Service Delivery

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

Applications
1 22 (29.33%) MS Project
2 13 (17.33%) AutoCAD
3 2 (2.67%) MS Office
4 1 (1.33%) Pro/ENGINEER
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.67%) SAN
General
1 7 (9.33%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 27 (36.00%) Design Engineer
2 21 (28.00%) Draughtsman
3 17 (22.67%) Project Engineer
4 8 (10.67%) Technical Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) Sales Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Technical Support Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Technical Support
6 4 (5.33%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Mechanical Design Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Electrical Design Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Mechanical Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Electrical Engineer
8 1 (1.33%) Storage Analyst
8 1 (1.33%) Storage Engineer
8 1 (1.33%) Software Engineer
8 1 (1.33%) Analyst
8 1 (1.33%) Server Engineer
8 1 (1.33%) Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.33%) E-Learning
2 1 (1.33%) SCADA
2 1 (1.33%) Wiki
2 1 (1.33%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.00%) Linux
2 2 (2.67%) Tru64
2 2 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (2.67%) UNIX
2 2 (2.67%) AIX
3 1 (1.33%) Windows
3 1 (1.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (34.67%) Project Management
2 8 (10.67%) 3D Modelling
3 7 (9.33%) CAD
4 4 (5.33%) Business Development
5 2 (2.67%) Problem Management
5 2 (2.67%) PDM
6 1 (1.33%) Software Engineering
6 1 (1.33%) ITIL
6 1 (1.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.67%) R
2 6 (8.00%) C
Qualifications
1 55 (73.33%) HND
2 12 (16.00%) Degree
3 2 (2.67%) NVQ Level 4
4 1 (1.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.33%) Chartered Engineer
Systems Management
1 2 (2.67%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 25 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 21 (28.00%) SolidWorks
3 2 (2.67%) Brocade
3 2 (2.67%) EMC
3 2 (2.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.33%) Apple
4 1 (1.33%) Siemens
4 1 (1.33%) Wonderware
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