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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 151 147 159
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +12
Permanent jobs citing HNC 12 25 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.38% 0.68% 0.093%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.41% 2.95% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 10 7 3
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% +55.55%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
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
852 847 884
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 27.11% 23.08% 27.49%
Number of salaries quoted 582 561 532
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,900 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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
Edinburgh +13 4 £17,000 -52.11% 2
West Lothian - 4 £70,000 -
Glasgow -3 3 £31,000 -11.42% 1
Aberdeen +2 1 - -
HNC
UK

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 7 (36.84%) Degree
3 6 (31.58%) Linux
3 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
3 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
4 5 (26.32%) MCSE
4 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (21.05%) CAD
5 4 (21.05%) HP
5 4 (21.05%) EMC
5 4 (21.05%) Intel
5 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (21.05%) Juniper
5 4 (21.05%) SAN
5 4 (21.05%) Replication
5 4 (21.05%) VMware
5 4 (21.05%) MOS
5 4 (21.05%) UNIX
5 4 (21.05%) Oracle
5 4 (21.05%) Sun
5 4 (21.05%) CCNA
5 4 (21.05%) Cisco
5 4 (21.05%) IBM
5 4 (21.05%) MS Visio
5 4 (21.05%) LAN
5 4 (21.05%) VoIP
5 4 (21.05%) WAN
5 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
5 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.53%) Apache
2 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
2 4 (21.05%) MS Visio
3 3 (15.79%) AutoCAD
3 3 (15.79%) Revit
4 1 (5.26%) MS Office
4 1 (5.26%) ArcView
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) LAN
1 4 (21.05%) VoIP
1 4 (21.05%) WAN
1 4 (21.05%) SAN
2 1 (5.26%) DHCP
2 1 (5.26%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
2 2 (10.53%) MySQL
3 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
General
1 2 (10.53%) Law
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Support Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Software Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Developer
3 2 (10.53%) IT Support Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) IT Support
4 1 (5.26%) Senior IT Support
4 1 (5.26%) Senior IT Support Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Support Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) HTML
1 2 (10.53%) CSS
1 2 (10.53%) SOAP
1 2 (10.53%) Web Services
1 2 (10.53%) XML
1 2 (10.53%) XSL
1 2 (10.53%) jQuery
1 2 (10.53%) HTML5
1 2 (10.53%) REST
1 2 (10.53%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Replication
1 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (21.05%) Private Cloud
2 3 (15.79%) EPoS
3 2 (10.53%) W3C
3 2 (10.53%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (10.53%) Mathematics
3 2 (10.53%) Physics
4 1 (5.26%) Wiki
4 1 (5.26%) Credit Risk
4 1 (5.26%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Linux
2 4 (21.05%) UNIX
3 2 (10.53%) Windows
4 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) CAD
1 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (21.05%) High Availability
2 2 (10.53%) Data Protection
2 2 (10.53%) Active Record
2 2 (10.53%) MVC
2 2 (10.53%) ITIL
2 2 (10.53%) OOP
2 2 (10.53%) OO
2 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
2 2 (10.53%) OOD
3 1 (5.26%) ETL
3 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
3 1 (5.26%) Cartography
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
1 2 (10.53%) PHP
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
1 2 (10.53%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 15 (78.95%) HND
2 7 (36.84%) Degree
3 5 (26.32%) MCSE
3 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (21.05%) MOS
4 4 (21.05%) CCNA
4 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
4 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
4 4 (21.05%) VTSP
5 2 (10.53%) CIPD
6 1 (5.26%) MCP
6 1 (5.26%) MCDST
6 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) WAI
1 2 (10.53%) Section 508
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
1 1 (5.26%) SCOM
1 1 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) Sun
2 4 (21.05%) HP
2 4 (21.05%) EMC
2 4 (21.05%) Intel
2 4 (21.05%) Juniper
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle
2 4 (21.05%) Cisco
2 4 (21.05%) IBM
2 4 (21.05%) VMware
3 2 (10.53%) PayPal
3 2 (10.53%) WorldPay
4 1 (5.26%) Business Objects
4 1 (5.26%) McAfee
4 1 (5.26%) Autodesk
4 1 (5.26%) ESRI
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £17000 - £18000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago