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

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 144 151 147
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Permanent jobs citing HNC 11 14 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.35% 0.43% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.33% 1.73% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 11 7 6
Average salary £45,000 £24,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+87.50% -20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £37,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+20.80% +6.42%
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
825 811 939
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 26.27% 24.77% 30.15%
Number of salaries quoted 569 477 649
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,900 £60,000
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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +10 8 £45,000 +13.92%
Fife - 1 £18,250 - 2
South Lanarkshire - 1 £27,500 -
Argyll and Bute - 1 £31,000 -
HNC
UK

HNC
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 16 (88.89%) HND
2 14 (77.78%) AutoCAD
3 10 (55.56%) Degree
4 6 (33.33%) C
5 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.56%) QA
5 1 (5.56%) Matrix Management
5 1 (5.56%) QMS
5 1 (5.56%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (5.56%) Project Management
5 1 (5.56%) Quality Management
5 1 (5.56%) Change Management
5 1 (5.56%) Firewall
5 1 (5.56%) Electronics
5 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
5 1 (5.56%) Finance
5 1 (5.56%) VoIP
5 1 (5.56%) ISO 9001
5 1 (5.56%) SLA
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco
5 1 (5.56%) CCNA
5 1 (5.56%) IRCA
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 14 (77.78%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) VoIP
1 1 (5.56%) Firewall
General
1 1 (5.56%) Electronics
1 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Design Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Draughtsman
3 1 (5.56%) Junior Support Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Communications Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Portfolio Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Radio Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Graduate
3 1 (5.56%) Programme Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Junior
3 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (5.56%) Project Management
1 1 (5.56%) Quality Management
1 1 (5.56%) Change Management
1 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
1 1 (5.56%) Matrix Management
1 1 (5.56%) QMS
1 1 (5.56%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (88.89%) HND
2 10 (55.56%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) CCNA
3 1 (5.56%) IRCA
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) ISO 9001
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco
Fife
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £18000 - £18500 per annum + Good On Call + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Glenrothes
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
North Lanarkshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £26000.00 - £29000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago