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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 153 149 149
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Permanent jobs citing HNC 8 6 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.22% 0.19% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.88% 0.73% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 5
Average salary £39,250 £25,000 £37,111
Average salary % change year-on-year
+57.00% -32.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £25,000 £26,826
10% offered a salary of more than £44,900 £25,000 £44,452
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
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
905 819 1022
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 24.60% 26.49% 32.06%
Number of salaries quoted 567 517 636
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,800 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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
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 August 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 - 4 - - 1
Glasgow -7 3 £35,000 -
Edinburgh -10 1 £43,500 +74.00%
HNC
UK

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 59 (74.68%) HND
2 27 (34.18%) Project Management
3 25 (31.65%) Microsoft
4 22 (27.85%) MS Project
5 21 (26.58%) SolidWorks
6 17 (21.52%) AutoCAD
7 12 (15.19%) Degree
8 11 (13.92%) R
9 10 (12.66%) C
10 8 (10.13%) 3D Modelling
11 7 (8.86%) Manufacturing
11 7 (8.86%) CAD
12 4 (5.06%) Business Development
13 3 (3.80%) Finance
13 3 (3.80%) Linux
14 2 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (2.53%) EMC NetWorker
14 2 (2.53%) NVQ Level 4
14 2 (2.53%) Brocade
14 2 (2.53%) PDM
14 2 (2.53%) Problem Management
14 2 (2.53%) Tru64
14 2 (2.53%) EMC
14 2 (2.53%) SAN
14 2 (2.53%) Red Hat
14 2 (2.53%) AIX
14 2 (2.53%) UNIX
14 2 (2.53%) MS Office
14 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
15 1 (1.27%) Service Delivery

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (27.85%) MS Project
2 17 (21.52%) AutoCAD
3 2 (2.53%) MS Office
4 1 (1.27%) Pro/ENGINEER
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.53%) SAN
General
1 7 (8.86%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.80%) Finance
Job Titles
1 27 (34.18%) Design Engineer
2 25 (31.65%) Draughtsman
3 17 (21.52%) Project Engineer
4 8 (10.13%) Technical Engineer
5 5 (6.33%) Sales Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Technical Support
6 4 (5.06%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Technical Support Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) Mechanical Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) Electrical Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) Mechanical Design Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) Electrical Design Engineer
8 1 (1.27%) Portfolio Manager
8 1 (1.27%) Storage Analyst
8 1 (1.27%) Storage Engineer
8 1 (1.27%) Programme Manager
8 1 (1.27%) Analyst
8 1 (1.27%) Server Engineer
8 1 (1.27%) Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.27%) E-Learning
2 1 (1.27%) Wiki
2 1 (1.27%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.80%) Linux
2 2 (2.53%) Tru64
2 2 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (2.53%) UNIX
2 2 (2.53%) AIX
3 1 (1.27%) Windows
3 1 (1.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (34.18%) Project Management
2 8 (10.13%) 3D Modelling
3 7 (8.86%) CAD
4 4 (5.06%) Business Development
5 2 (2.53%) Problem Management
5 2 (2.53%) PDM
6 1 (1.27%) Programme Management
6 1 (1.27%) Matrix Management
6 1 (1.27%) ITIL
6 1 (1.27%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.27%) Change Management
6 1 (1.27%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.92%) R
2 10 (12.66%) C
Qualifications
1 59 (74.68%) HND
2 12 (15.19%) Degree
3 2 (2.53%) NVQ Level 4
4 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 25 (31.65%) Microsoft
2 21 (26.58%) SolidWorks
3 2 (2.53%) Brocade
3 2 (2.53%) EMC
3 2 (2.53%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.27%) Apple
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Yoh Company
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Scotland
TheSmartList
Salary: £Competitive DOE
Posted: 16 days ago
Dunfermline, Fife
TheSmartList
Salary: £Competitive DOE
Posted: 16 days ago