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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 427 437 406
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -31
Permanent jobs citing HNC 24 29 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.12% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.36% 0.37% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 18 22 28
Average salary £39,000 £30,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £26,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,900 £44,625 £37,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £31,814 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+17.87% +6.04%
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
6678 7802 7529
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.15% 32.97% 33.00%
Number of salaries quoted 5027 6151 6001
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 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
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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
Berkshire -1 8 £33,500 +11.66% 2
Surrey +15 7 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Oxfordshire +12 4 - -
Kent +14 2 £26,250 -12.50%
West Sussex +4 1 £35,500 +33.96% 1
Buckinghamshire -3 1 £35,000 -15.15%
Hampshire -6 1 £32,500 +54.76% 1
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 58 (63.74%) HND
2 35 (38.46%) Degree
3 26 (28.57%) Marketing
4 23 (25.27%) Product Marketing
4 23 (25.27%) UNIX
5 22 (24.18%) Service Delivery
6 20 (21.98%) Telecoms
7 18 (19.78%) Change Management
7 18 (19.78%) SS7
7 18 (19.78%) GSM
7 18 (19.78%) UMTS
7 18 (19.78%) NDS
7 18 (19.78%) TIBCO
7 18 (19.78%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 15 (16.48%) PhD
9 14 (15.38%) AutoCAD
10 12 (13.19%) Windows
11 11 (12.09%) Electronics
12 10 (10.99%) BBC
12 10 (10.99%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 10 (10.99%) iDTV
13 9 (9.89%) TCP/IP
14 8 (8.79%) Internet
14 8 (8.79%) Linux
14 8 (8.79%) Microsoft
15 7 (7.69%) ITIL
16 6 (6.59%) Management Information System
16 6 (6.59%) VMware
16 6 (6.59%) Ethernet
16 6 (6.59%) DV Cleared

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

Applications
1 14 (15.38%) AutoCAD
2 3 (3.30%) MS Office
2 3 (3.30%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.20%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.10%) Acrobat
4 1 (1.10%) RoboHelp
4 1 (1.10%) CATIA
4 1 (1.10%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 1 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.10%) Siemens NX
4 1 (1.10%) PTC Creo
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.49%) Office 365
2 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (19.78%) GSM
1 18 (19.78%) UMTS
1 18 (19.78%) SS7
2 9 (9.89%) TCP/IP
3 8 (8.79%) Internet
4 6 (6.59%) Ethernet
5 5 (5.49%) SMS
5 5 (5.49%) LAN
5 5 (5.49%) Broadband
5 5 (5.49%) 3G
5 5 (5.49%) DNS
5 5 (5.49%) 4G
6 4 (4.40%) PABX
6 4 (4.40%) SDH
7 2 (2.20%) ATM
8 1 (1.10%) WAN
8 1 (1.10%) IPv6
8 1 (1.10%) VLAN
8 1 (1.10%) VPLS
8 1 (1.10%) SONET
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.40%) SQL Server
1 4 (4.40%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (2.20%) LabVIEW
2 1 (1.10%) Subversion
2 1 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.10%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.10%) Trac
General
1 26 (28.57%) Marketing
2 20 (21.98%) Telecoms
3 11 (12.09%) Electronics
4 5 (5.49%) Back Office
5 4 (4.40%) Finance
5 4 (4.40%) Aerospace
6 2 (2.20%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.20%) Military
6 2 (2.20%) Local Government
7 1 (1.10%) Billing
Job Titles
1 21 (23.08%) Design Engineer
2 10 (10.99%) Support Engineer
3 9 (9.89%) Team Leader
4 8 (8.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (8.79%) Support Team Leader
5 7 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (5.49%) Software Engineer
6 5 (5.49%) Support Manager
6 5 (5.49%) Messaging Engineer
7 4 (4.40%) Electrical Engineer
7 4 (4.40%) Electrical Design Engineer
8 3 (3.30%) RF Engineer
8 3 (3.30%) Field Support Engineer
8 3 (3.30%) Developer
8 3 (3.30%) Applications Support
8 3 (3.30%) Field Engineer
9 2 (2.20%) Web Developer
9 2 (2.20%) Consultant
9 2 (2.20%) Network Engineer
9 2 (2.20%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.30%) .NET
1 3 (3.30%) XML
1 3 (3.30%) .NET Framework
1 3 (3.30%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.99%) iDTV
1 10 (10.99%) BBC
2 6 (6.59%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.49%) Smartphone
4 3 (3.30%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.20%) CCTV
5 2 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.10%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.10%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.10%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 23 (25.27%) UNIX
2 12 (13.19%) Windows
3 8 (8.79%) Linux
4 2 (2.20%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.10%) Windows CE
5 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.27%) Product Marketing
2 22 (24.18%) Service Delivery
3 18 (19.78%) Change Management
4 7 (7.69%) ITIL
5 5 (5.49%) CAD
5 5 (5.49%) Integration Testing
5 5 (5.49%) Software Engineering
6 4 (4.40%) Network Management
6 4 (4.40%) CRM
7 3 (3.30%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (2.20%) Service Management
8 2 (2.20%) Document Management
8 2 (2.20%) Network Design
8 2 (2.20%) Logistics
8 2 (2.20%) Automated Testing
8 2 (2.20%) Parallel Computing
8 2 (2.20%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (2.20%) Software Testing
8 2 (2.20%) Resource Management
8 2 (2.20%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.49%) C
2 4 (4.40%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.30%) Fortran
3 3 (3.30%) VB.NET
3 3 (3.30%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.10%) Perl
4 1 (1.10%) PHP
4 1 (1.10%) SQL
4 1 (1.10%) VB
4 1 (1.10%) Python
4 1 (1.10%) C++
4 1 (1.10%) Java
4 1 (1.10%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 58 (63.74%) HND
2 35 (38.46%) Degree
3 15 (16.48%) PhD
4 6 (6.59%) DV Cleared
4 6 (6.59%) Security Cleared
5 5 (5.49%) SC Cleared
5 5 (5.49%) MCSE
5 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (5.49%) MCITP
6 4 (4.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (2.20%) CCNA
7 2 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.20%) CCNP
8 1 (1.10%) CCIP
8 1 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.10%) ECDL
8 1 (1.10%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.10%) MCTS
8 1 (1.10%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.40%) QA
2 2 (2.20%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (19.78%) NDS
2 5 (5.49%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.10%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.10%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 18 (19.78%) TIBCO
1 18 (19.78%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 10 (10.99%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 8 (8.79%) Microsoft
4 6 (6.59%) VMware
5 4 (4.40%) Citrix
6 2 (2.20%) Cisco
6 2 (2.20%) Dell
7 1 (1.10%) EMC
7 1 (1.10%) Adobe
7 1 (1.10%) HP
7 1 (1.10%) Juniper
7 1 (1.10%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.10%) Riverbed
7 1 (1.10%) McAfee
7 1 (1.10%) SOTI
Crawley
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £27000 per annum + car, overtime, holidays
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Consult Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £27000 per annum + 36 days holiday, pension and more
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
Intuition IT Solutions
Salary: Negotiable + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago