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

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 213 192 210
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +18
Permanent jobs citing HNC 14 16 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.23% 0.32% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.84% 1.06% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 12 15 7
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
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
1657 1504 2156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 26.86% 29.70% 38.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1315 1274 1910
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing HNC across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

HNC Salary Histogram 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 29 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
Gloucestershire - 7 £37,500 - 17
Bristol -11 2 £29,000 -27.50% 2
Dorset -8 1 £37,000 +23.33%
Wiltshire -15 1 £31,500 -8.69% 2
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 12 (44.44%) HND
1 12 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 11 (40.74%) MS Excel
3 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
3 10 (37.04%) Degree
4 9 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 9 (33.33%) Project Management
5 8 (29.63%) DV Cleared
6 7 (25.93%) FrameMaker
6 7 (25.93%) Automotive
6 7 (25.93%) Adobe
6 7 (25.93%) Acrobat
6 7 (25.93%) MS Visio
6 7 (25.93%) JSP
7 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
7 5 (18.52%) Finance
8 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
8 4 (14.81%) SQL
8 4 (14.81%) Windows
9 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET
9 3 (11.11%) .NET
9 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (11.11%) Aerospace
9 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
9 3 (11.11%) Manufacturing
9 3 (11.11%) Software Engineering
10 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (7.41%) Reverse Engineering
10 2 (7.41%) Military

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.41%) SAS
2 1 (3.70%) CMS
2 1 (3.70%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (40.74%) MS Excel
2 7 (25.93%) MS Visio
2 7 (25.93%) Acrobat
2 7 (25.93%) FrameMaker
3 1 (3.70%) EPLAN
3 1 (3.70%) Photoshop
3 1 (3.70%) MS Project
3 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) GSM
1 1 (3.70%) SDH
1 1 (3.70%) Ethernet
1 1 (3.70%) Internet
1 1 (3.70%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (25.93%) Automotive
2 5 (18.52%) Finance
3 3 (11.11%) Aerospace
3 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 3 (11.11%) Manufacturing
4 2 (7.41%) Military
4 2 (7.41%) Electronics
5 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Author
1 7 (25.93%) Technical Author
1 7 (25.93%) Senior Technical Author
2 2 (7.41%) Software Engineer
2 2 (7.41%) Developer
2 2 (7.41%) Analyst
2 2 (7.41%) IT Manager
2 2 (7.41%) Systems Manager
2 2 (7.41%) Business Systems Manager
2 2 (7.41%) Business Manager
3 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (3.70%) Project Controller
3 1 (3.70%) Data Analyst
3 1 (3.70%) .NET Developer
3 1 (3.70%) Test Engineer
3 1 (3.70%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (3.70%) SQL DBA
3 1 (3.70%) Systems Test Engineer
3 1 (3.70%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (3.70%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) JSP
2 3 (11.11%) .NET
2 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.70%) CSS
3 1 (3.70%) HTML
3 1 (3.70%) Web Services
3 1 (3.70%) XML
3 1 (3.70%) XSLT
3 1 (3.70%) Flash
3 1 (3.70%) JSON
3 1 (3.70%) jQuery
3 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.41%) Replication
3 1 (3.70%) Tandem
3 1 (3.70%) Graphic Design
3 1 (3.70%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) Social Media
3 1 (3.70%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (3.70%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) UNIX
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Project Management
2 3 (11.11%) Software Engineering
2 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
3 2 (7.41%) Process Management
3 2 (7.41%) Reverse Engineering
3 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (7.41%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (3.70%) Database Security
4 1 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.70%) Process Improvement
4 1 (3.70%) Change Control
4 1 (3.70%) ITIL
4 1 (3.70%) High Availability
4 1 (3.70%) Quality Management
4 1 (3.70%) Time Management
4 1 (3.70%) QMS
4 1 (3.70%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (3.70%) Database Tuning
4 1 (3.70%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) PL/SQL
2 2 (7.41%) VB.NET
3 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.70%) C
3 1 (3.70%) C#
3 1 (3.70%) C++
3 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (44.44%) HND
1 12 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 10 (37.04%) Degree
3 9 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 8 (29.63%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (3.70%) MCSA
5 1 (3.70%) MCDBA
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
5 1 (3.70%) MCTS
5 1 (3.70%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
1 1 (3.70%) DO-178B
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.93%) Adobe
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle
3 2 (7.41%) Business Objects
3 2 (7.41%) Teradata
4 1 (3.70%) Alterian
4 1 (3.70%) EMC
4 1 (3.70%) Citrix
4 1 (3.70%) VMware
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