The table below looks at the statistics for HNC in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited HNC over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 420 458 449
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -9
Permanent jobs citing HNC 28 24 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.46% 0.36% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 13 17 23
Average salary £38,500 £42,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.41% +41.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £24,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,700 £46,200 £44,700
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £31,814
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +17.87%
HNC
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the South East region.

Qualifications Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
6032 6732 7803
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.23% 31.35% 33.01%
Number of salaries quoted 4881 5045 6172
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing HNC across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

HNC Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

HNC
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing HNC across the South East region.

HNC Salary Trend in the South East

HNC
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing HNC across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

HNC Salary Histogram in the South East

HNC
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. 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
Surrey +10 20 £38,500 -9.41%
Kent -9 3 £29,000 +10.47% 1
West Sussex -10 2 £33,250 -6.33% 1
Hampshire - 2 £37,500 - 1
Buckinghamshire +19 1 - - 1
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the South East 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 41 (69.49%) HND
2 31 (52.54%) Degree
3 24 (40.68%) Computer Science
4 21 (35.59%) Windows
5 18 (30.51%) Microsoft
6 17 (28.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (27.12%) MCSE
8 15 (25.42%) SQL
8 15 (25.42%) AutoCAD
9 13 (22.03%) CCNA
9 13 (22.03%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (22.03%) Cisco
10 12 (20.34%) CRM
10 12 (20.34%) Electronics
11 11 (18.64%) Firewall
11 11 (18.64%) MS Excel
12 10 (16.95%) Linux
12 10 (16.95%) .NET
12 10 (16.95%) Active Directory
12 10 (16.95%) Windows Server
13 9 (15.25%) DNS
13 9 (15.25%) Java
13 9 (15.25%) MS Exchange
13 9 (15.25%) Management Information System
14 8 (13.56%) MCTS
14 8 (13.56%) Dynamics CRM
14 8 (13.56%) SharePoint
14 8 (13.56%) LAN
14 8 (13.56%) ITIL
14 8 (13.56%) WAN

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the South East 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 9 (15.25%) MS Exchange
2 8 (13.56%) SharePoint
2 8 (13.56%) Skype for Business
3 2 (3.39%) CMS
Applications
1 15 (25.42%) AutoCAD
2 11 (18.64%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.39%) MS Project
4 1 (1.69%) MS Office
4 1 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (13.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.64%) Firewall
2 9 (15.25%) DNS
3 8 (13.56%) LAN
3 8 (13.56%) TCP/IP
3 8 (13.56%) VSAT
3 8 (13.56%) WAN
4 7 (11.86%) GSM
5 6 (10.17%) 3G
5 6 (10.17%) 4G
5 6 (10.17%) VoIP
6 4 (6.78%) Wireless
7 2 (3.39%) OSPF
7 2 (3.39%) Spanning Tree
8 1 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.69%) NAS
8 1 (1.69%) SAN
8 1 (1.69%) SMS
8 1 (1.69%) SNMP
8 1 (1.69%) SS7
8 1 (1.69%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Eclipse
1 4 (6.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (20.34%) Electronics
2 5 (8.47%) Billing
2 5 (8.47%) Finance
3 3 (5.08%) Military
4 2 (3.39%) Automotive
4 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.69%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.69%) Avionics
5 1 (1.69%) Legal
5 1 (1.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (25.42%) Technologist
2 11 (18.64%) Support Engineer
3 8 (13.56%) 1st Line Engineer
3 8 (13.56%) 1st Line Support
3 8 (13.56%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 8 (13.56%) Exchange Engineer
3 8 (13.56%) Exchange Support
3 8 (13.56%) Windows Engineer
3 8 (13.56%) Windows Support Engineer
4 7 (11.86%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) Analyst
5 6 (10.17%) Help Desk Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) Help Desk Support
5 6 (10.17%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) Messaging Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) Messaging Support
5 6 (10.17%) Messaging Support Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) Wintel Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) Wintel Support
5 6 (10.17%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.95%) .NET
2 1 (1.69%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 24 (40.68%) Computer Science
2 9 (15.25%) Management Information System
3 8 (13.56%) Mathematics
4 5 (8.47%) User Experience
5 4 (6.78%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.69%) CCTV
6 1 (1.69%) CMDB
6 1 (1.69%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.69%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (1.69%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 21 (35.59%) Windows
2 10 (16.95%) Linux
2 10 (16.95%) Windows Server
3 3 (5.08%) Unix
4 2 (3.39%) Windows 2000
4 2 (3.39%) Windows NT
4 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.39%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.69%) CentOS
5 1 (1.69%) Debian
5 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.69%) Solaris
5 1 (1.69%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.34%) CRM
2 8 (13.56%) High Availability
2 8 (13.56%) ITIL
2 8 (13.56%) Project Planning
3 6 (10.17%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (6.78%) Data Analysis
4 4 (6.78%) SDLC
4 4 (6.78%) Web Design
4 4 (6.78%) Web Development
5 3 (5.08%) Network Design
6 2 (3.39%) Change Management
6 2 (3.39%) Line Management
6 2 (3.39%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.39%) Project Management
6 2 (3.39%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.69%) Business Development
7 1 (1.69%) Incident Management
7 1 (1.69%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (1.69%) Product Marketing
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.42%) SQL
2 9 (15.25%) Java
3 6 (10.17%) C
4 5 (8.47%) Perl
4 5 (8.47%) PHP
5 4 (6.78%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.39%) Fortran
7 1 (1.69%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.69%) C++
7 1 (1.69%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 41 (69.49%) HND
2 31 (52.54%) Degree
3 17 (28.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (27.12%) MCSE
5 13 (22.03%) CCNA
5 13 (22.03%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (13.56%) MCTS
7 6 (10.17%) Security Cleared
8 4 (6.78%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.69%) LPIC
9 1 (1.69%) MCSA
9 1 (1.69%) PhD
9 1 (1.69%) Postgraduate
9 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.69%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (16.95%) Active Directory
2 8 (13.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.69%) iptables
3 1 (1.69%) Xen
3 1 (1.69%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (13.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 8 (13.56%) SCOM
2 2 (3.39%) Netcool
3 1 (1.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (30.51%) Microsoft
2 13 (22.03%) Cisco
3 4 (6.78%) ServiceNow
4 2 (3.39%) EMC
4 2 (3.39%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.69%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (1.69%) F5
5 1 (1.69%) Juniper
5 1 (1.69%) NetApp
5 1 (1.69%) Nokia Networks
5 1 (1.69%) Oracle
5 1 (1.69%) Remedy
5 1 (1.69%) Sun
5 1 (1.69%) Symantec
5 1 (1.69%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.69%) VMware
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