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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 72 78 70
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -8
Permanent jobs citing HNC 3 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.46% 0.28% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.97% 1.44% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 1
Average salary £31,548 £45,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.89% +80.00%
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
HNC
West Midlands

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

Qualifications Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
152 139 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 23.46% 19.61% 26.76%
Number of salaries quoted 109 113 161
Average salary £31,500 £35,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -10.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,750 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £55,000 £49,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

HNC Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

HNC
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

HNC Salary Trend in Staffordshire

HNC
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 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
Burton-upon-Trent - 1 £25,000 -
Stafford - 1 £38,096 -
Tamworth - 1 - -
HNC
West Midlands

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 3 (100.00%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Intranet
2 2 (66.67%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) ERP
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (33.33%) Replication
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Web Design
3 1 (33.33%) VB6
3 1 (33.33%) Document Management
3 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Novell
3 1 (33.33%) JD Edwards
3 1 (33.33%) Sage
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) NetWare
3 1 (33.33%) DNS

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 1 (33.33%) IIS
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) GroupWise
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) AutoCAD
2 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (33.33%) MS Project
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Intranet
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (33.33%) MS Access
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) IT Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) EDI
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET 2.0
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (33.33%) NetWare
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ERP
1 2 (66.67%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Web Design
2 1 (33.33%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) VB
1 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
1 1 (33.33%) VBA
1 1 (33.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Novell eDirectory
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Novell
2 1 (33.33%) JD Edwards
2 1 (33.33%) Sage
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Infor
2 1 (33.33%) Kaspersky
2 1 (33.33%) Veeam
2 1 (33.33%) M86 Security
2 1 (33.33%) Spiceworks