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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 216 204 202
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -2
Permanent jobs citing HNC 15 13 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.25% 0.25% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.85% 0.87% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 13 11 13
Average salary £37,500 £34,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% +2.98%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £32,500 £33,250
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.25%
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
1770 1489 2146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 29.19% 29.11% 37.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1462 1269 1887
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 1 October 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 1 October 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
Bristol -1 7 £34,000 -17.57% 1
Gloucestershire - 6 £37,500 - 1
Wiltshire -8 1 £31,500 -8.69%
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 16 (53.33%) HND
1 16 (53.33%) Security Cleared
2 14 (46.67%) SC Cleared
3 13 (43.33%) Degree
4 12 (40.00%) MS Excel
5 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
5 11 (36.67%) Project Management
6 8 (26.67%) DV Cleared
7 7 (23.33%) Acrobat
7 7 (23.33%) JSP
7 7 (23.33%) Adobe
7 7 (23.33%) MS Visio
7 7 (23.33%) FrameMaker
7 7 (23.33%) Aerospace
7 7 (23.33%) Automotive
8 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
8 5 (16.67%) Finance
9 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (13.33%) Manufacturing
9 4 (13.33%) Military
9 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
9 4 (13.33%) PRINCE2
9 4 (13.33%) SQL
10 3 (10.00%) C
10 3 (10.00%) C++
10 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
10 3 (10.00%) MS Office
10 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
10 3 (10.00%) Time Management

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (6.67%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (23.33%) Acrobat
2 7 (23.33%) MS Visio
2 7 (23.33%) FrameMaker
3 3 (10.00%) MS Office
4 2 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (3.33%) MS Project
5 1 (3.33%) EPLAN
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) GSM
1 1 (3.33%) SDH
1 1 (3.33%) Ethernet
1 1 (3.33%) Internet
1 1 (3.33%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 7 (23.33%) Aerospace
1 7 (23.33%) Automotive
2 5 (16.67%) Finance
3 4 (13.33%) Manufacturing
3 4 (13.33%) Military
4 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (6.67%) Electronics
6 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Senior Technical Author
1 7 (23.33%) Author
1 7 (23.33%) Technical Author
2 4 (13.33%) Software Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Business Manager
4 2 (6.67%) IT Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Systems Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Data Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) IT Project Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Business Systems Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Systems Test Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Design Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) JSP
2 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.33%) PMI
3 1 (3.33%) Tandem
3 1 (3.33%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) UNIX
1 2 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) Project Management
2 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 4 (13.33%) PRINCE2
4 3 (10.00%) Time Management
5 2 (6.67%) Data Cleansing
5 2 (6.67%) Data Management
5 2 (6.67%) Kimball Methodology
5 2 (6.67%) Reverse Engineering
5 2 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.67%) Process Management
5 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.33%) Business Continuity
6 1 (3.33%) Information Security
6 1 (3.33%) Quality Management
6 1 (3.33%) Process Improvement
6 1 (3.33%) Line Management
6 1 (3.33%) Coaching
6 1 (3.33%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) SQL
2 3 (10.00%) C
2 3 (10.00%) C++
3 2 (6.67%) PL/SQL
3 2 (6.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (53.33%) HND
1 16 (53.33%) Security Cleared
2 14 (46.67%) SC Cleared
3 13 (43.33%) Degree
4 8 (26.67%) DV Cleared
5 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (3.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) DO-178B
1 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (23.33%) Adobe
3 2 (6.67%) Teradata
3 2 (6.67%) Business Objects
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle
4 1 (3.33%) EMC
4 1 (3.33%) Citrix
4 1 (3.33%) VMware
Dorset
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + Car, Pension
Posted: 12 days ago
Cheltenham
Huxley Associates
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago