The table below looks at the statistics for HNC in IT jobs advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited HNC over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 205 202 215
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +13
Permanent jobs citing HNC 2 2 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 0.043% 0.043% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.13% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 9
Average salary £30,000 £22,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -31.81%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £37,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+20.80% +6.42%
HNC
South East

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

Qualifications Category
Surrey
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1567 1487 2055
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Surrey 33.48% 31.94% 37.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1360 1211 1817
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

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

HNC Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

HNC
Salary Trend in Surrey

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

HNC Salary Trend in Surrey

HNC
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the Surrey 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 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Time Management
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) HND
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) ISO 9001
2 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) ISO 14001
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Logistics
2 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the Surrey 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 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Quality Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Hardware Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
1 1 (33.33%) Information Security
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Logistics
1 1 (33.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) HND
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) ISO 9001
1 1 (33.33%) ISO 14001
1 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft