The table below looks at the statistics for HNC in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited HNC over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 230 209 223
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +14
Permanent jobs citing HNC 4 18 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.066% 0.33% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 1.12% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 4 16 10
Average salary £35,000 £30,250 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.70% -2.41%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £32,500 £30,250
% change year-on-year
+38.46% +7.43%
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 West region.

Qualifications Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1855 1605 1934
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 30.82% 29.12% 34.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1523 1287 1592
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

HNC Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

HNC
Salary Trend in the South West

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

HNC Salary Trend in the South West

HNC
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the South West region over the 3 months to 23 January 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
Gloucestershire -8 3 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Dorset -15 1 £35,000 +59.09% 1
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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%) Security Cleared
2 14 (73.68%) Degree
2 14 (73.68%) HND
3 11 (57.89%) SC Cleared
4 10 (52.63%) Project Management
5 7 (36.84%) MS Excel
5 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
6 5 (26.32%) C
6 5 (26.32%) Aerospace
7 4 (21.05%) Automotive
7 4 (21.05%) DV Cleared
7 4 (21.05%) Marketing
7 4 (21.05%) Adobe
7 4 (21.05%) JSP
7 4 (21.05%) MS Visio
7 4 (21.05%) PMP
7 4 (21.05%) Acrobat
7 4 (21.05%) FrameMaker
8 3 (15.79%) C++
8 3 (15.79%) Time Management
8 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
8 3 (15.79%) Military
8 3 (15.79%) Manufacturing
9 2 (10.53%) Data Management
9 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
9 2 (10.53%) Data Cleansing
9 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
9 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (10.53%) SQL
9 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 7 (36.84%) MS Excel
2 4 (21.05%) MS Visio
2 4 (21.05%) Acrobat
2 4 (21.05%) FrameMaker
3 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (10.53%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Internet
1 1 (5.26%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) LabVIEW
General
1 5 (26.32%) Aerospace
2 4 (21.05%) Automotive
2 4 (21.05%) Marketing
3 3 (15.79%) Military
3 3 (15.79%) Manufacturing
4 2 (10.53%) Finance
5 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Project Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Junior Project Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Senior Technical Author
2 4 (21.05%) Author
2 4 (21.05%) Technical Author
2 4 (21.05%) Junior
3 3 (15.79%) Software Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) IT Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Data Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Principle Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Quality Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Solutions Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Pre Sales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Project Management
2 3 (15.79%) Time Management
2 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
3 2 (10.53%) Data Management
3 2 (10.53%) Data Cleansing
3 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.26%) CAD
4 1 (5.26%) Quality Management
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL
4 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.26%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) C
2 3 (15.79%) C++
3 2 (10.53%) SQL
4 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (78.95%) Security Cleared
2 14 (73.68%) Degree
2 14 (73.68%) HND
3 11 (57.89%) SC Cleared
4 4 (21.05%) DV Cleared
4 4 (21.05%) PMP
5 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) Adobe
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £27500 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + Car, Pension
Posted: 9 days ago
Poole
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Cornwall
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Bath
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £37000 - £45000 per annum + bonus, pension, holidays
Posted: 17 days ago