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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 758 730 733
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +3
Permanent jobs citing HNC 144 210 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.18% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.48% 0.65% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 112 129 116
Average salary £36,500 £31,314 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.56% -3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,100 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%

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

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
30106 32256 29975
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.20% 27.31% 27.60%
Number of salaries quoted 23879 25494 24281
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend

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

HNC Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

HNC
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing HNC within the UK.

HNC Salary Trend in the UK

HNC
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing HNC over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 within the UK.

HNC Salary Histogram in the UK

HNC
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 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
England -25 122 £35,000 +16.66% 30
East of England +23 30 £31,500 -1.56% 3
South East -15 24 £42,500 +5.86% 4
London +9 21 £45,000 +3.44% 3
Bedfordshire +19 14 £31,500 -1.56% 1
Cambridgeshire +14 13 £52,500 +31.25%
Scotland -16 12 £34,000 -2.85% 3
South West -9 11 £26,000 -27.77% 5
West Midlands -9 11 £16,000 -57.89% 3
East Midlands +5 9 £33,045 +20.16% 2
Buckinghamshire -2 9 £45,000 +9.09%
West Yorkshire +3 8 £40,000 +63.26% 2
Birmingham 0 8 - -
Yorkshire -8 8 £40,000 +63.26% 3
North West -17 7 £47,500 +82.69% 6
Nottinghamshire - 7 £33,045 -
Nottingham - 7 £33,045 -
Cambridge +24 6 £36,250 -9.37%
Oxfordshire +11 6 £42,500 +1.44%
Chesham - 6 £45,000 -
Huntingdon - 6 £52,500 -
Edinburgh +9 4 £17,000 -52.11% 2
Dorset +8 4 £26,000 -7.14%
Berkshire -23 4 £24,500 - 2
Livingston - 4 £70,000 -
West Lothian - 4 £70,000 -
Leeds +7 3 - -
Glasgow +7 3 £31,000 -11.42% 1
Cheshire -6 3 £47,500 +28.37%
Somerset - 3 £25,000 - 1

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 161 (59.85%) HND
2 138 (51.30%) Degree
3 53 (19.70%) Telecoms
4 43 (15.99%) Project Management
4 43 (15.99%) Microsoft
5 39 (14.50%) Windows
5 39 (14.50%) MS Excel
6 38 (14.13%) Electronics
7 37 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
8 36 (13.38%) Manufacturing
8 36 (13.38%) ITIL
9 34 (12.64%) SQL
9 34 (12.64%) Cisco
10 33 (12.27%) CAD
11 30 (11.15%) Linux
12 29 (10.78%) LAN
13 28 (10.41%) Oracle
13 28 (10.41%) MS Office
13 28 (10.41%) Cisco Certification
14 27 (10.04%) Finance
15 26 (9.67%) Microsoft Certification
16 25 (9.29%) WAN
16 25 (9.29%) MCSE
16 25 (9.29%) Management Information System
17 24 (8.92%) UNIX
17 24 (8.92%) AutoCAD
18 23 (8.55%) CCNA
19 22 (8.18%) SLA
19 22 (8.18%) Service Delivery
19 22 (8.18%) Security Cleared

HNC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 8 (2.97%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.23%) IIS
2 6 (2.23%) Apache
3 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.37%) SAS
4 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 39 (14.50%) MS Excel
2 28 (10.41%) MS Office
3 24 (8.92%) AutoCAD
4 12 (4.46%) MS Visio
5 8 (2.97%) SOLIDWORKS
6 7 (2.60%) PTC Creo
6 7 (2.60%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 7 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (1.12%) Revit
8 1 (0.37%) EPLAN
8 1 (0.37%) Siemens NX
8 1 (0.37%) ArcView
8 1 (0.37%) CATIA
8 1 (0.37%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.37%) MS Project
8 1 (0.37%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.37%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 2 (0.74%) Magento
2 1 (0.37%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.12%) Office 365
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (10.78%) LAN
2 25 (9.29%) WAN
3 20 (7.43%) SAN
4 17 (6.32%) 3G
4 17 (6.32%) 2G
4 17 (6.32%) LTE
5 11 (4.09%) VoIP
6 10 (3.72%) Ethernet
7 8 (2.97%) TCP/IP
7 8 (2.97%) GSM
7 8 (2.97%) UMTS
7 8 (2.97%) SDH
7 8 (2.97%) SS7
7 8 (2.97%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (2.97%) Wireless
8 5 (1.86%) OSPF
8 5 (1.86%) BGP
8 5 (1.86%) DEFINITY
8 5 (1.86%) VSAT
8 5 (1.86%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.35%) Relational Database
2 8 (2.97%) Oracle Reports
2 8 (2.97%) MS Access
2 8 (2.97%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.97%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.23%) MySQL
4 2 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.37%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.37%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.37%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (4.09%) LabVIEW
2 1 (0.37%) Subversion
2 1 (0.37%) JIRA
2 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.37%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.37%) Trac
General
1 53 (19.70%) Telecoms
2 38 (14.13%) Electronics
3 36 (13.38%) Manufacturing
4 27 (10.04%) Finance
5 18 (6.69%) Automotive
6 11 (4.09%) Aerospace
7 10 (3.72%) Banking
7 10 (3.72%) Marketing
8 8 (2.97%) Legal
9 5 (1.86%) Military
10 3 (1.12%) Retail
10 3 (1.12%) Law
11 1 (0.37%) Advertising
11 1 (0.37%) Games
11 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 37 (13.75%) Design Engineer
2 35 (13.01%) Analyst
3 28 (10.41%) Support Analyst
4 17 (6.32%) Author
4 17 (6.32%) Technical Author
5 14 (5.20%) Electrical Engineer
6 13 (4.83%) Electrical Design Engineer
6 13 (4.83%) Mechanical Engineer
6 13 (4.83%) Support Engineer
7 12 (4.46%) Applications Support
7 12 (4.46%) Project Manager
8 11 (4.09%) Systems Engineer
9 10 (3.72%) Technical Support
9 10 (3.72%) Developer
9 10 (3.72%) Test Engineer
9 10 (3.72%) Mechanical Design Engineer
10 9 (3.35%) Contracts Manager
10 9 (3.35%) Applications Support Analyst
11 8 (2.97%) Software Engineer
11 8 (2.97%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.09%) HTML
2 5 (1.86%) .NET
2 5 (1.86%) XML
3 4 (1.49%) JSON
4 3 (1.12%) jQuery
5 2 (0.74%) HTML5
5 2 (0.74%) REST
5 2 (0.74%) CSS3
5 2 (0.74%) XSL
5 2 (0.74%) Flash
5 2 (0.74%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.74%) CSS
5 2 (0.74%) SOAP
5 2 (0.74%) Web Services
6 1 (0.37%) Ajax
6 1 (0.37%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.37%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (0.37%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.37%) WCF
6 1 (0.37%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 37 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (9.29%) Management Information System
3 21 (7.81%) Computer Science
4 17 (6.32%) Data Centre
5 11 (4.09%) Private Cloud
5 11 (4.09%) Mathematics
5 11 (4.09%) Replication
6 7 (2.60%) GIS
7 6 (2.23%) Blackberry
7 6 (2.23%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.86%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.49%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.12%) EPoS
11 2 (0.74%) W3C
11 2 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.74%) Robotics
11 2 (0.74%) Physics
11 2 (0.74%) Embedded Systems
12 1 (0.37%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.37%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 39 (14.50%) Windows
2 30 (11.15%) Linux
3 24 (8.92%) UNIX
4 6 (2.23%) Windows CE
4 6 (2.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (2.23%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.12%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.74%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.74%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.37%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (15.99%) Project Management
2 36 (13.38%) ITIL
3 33 (12.27%) CAD
4 22 (8.18%) Service Delivery
5 15 (5.58%) Change Management
6 14 (5.20%) Incident Management
7 13 (4.83%) Disaster Recovery
7 13 (4.83%) Business Continuity
7 13 (4.83%) PRINCE2
7 13 (4.83%) Service Management
8 12 (4.46%) Data Protection
8 12 (4.46%) Continuous Improvement
8 12 (4.46%) Line Management
9 11 (4.09%) High Availability
9 11 (4.09%) Time Management
10 10 (3.72%) Software Engineering
10 10 (3.72%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (3.72%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (2.97%) Workflow
11 8 (2.97%) Finite Element Analysis
Programming Languages
1 34 (12.64%) SQL
2 20 (7.43%) C
3 11 (4.09%) C++
4 10 (3.72%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.60%) Embedded C
6 6 (2.23%) VBA
7 5 (1.86%) Embedded C++
8 4 (1.49%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.12%) PHP
9 3 (1.12%) Java
10 2 (0.74%) C#
10 2 (0.74%) Perl
10 2 (0.74%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.74%) VB
10 2 (0.74%) PHP5
10 2 (0.74%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.37%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.37%) VBScript
11 1 (0.37%) AWK
11 1 (0.37%) Python
Qualifications
1 161 (59.85%) HND
2 138 (51.30%) Degree
3 28 (10.41%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (9.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (9.29%) MCSE
6 23 (8.55%) CCNA
7 22 (8.18%) Security Cleared
8 18 (6.69%) SC Cleared
9 11 (4.09%) VTSP
9 11 (4.09%) MOS
10 8 (2.97%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (2.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 5 (1.86%) Avaya Certification
11 5 (1.86%) PhD
11 5 (1.86%) MCITP
12 4 (1.49%) CCNP
13 3 (1.12%) MCSA
13 3 (1.12%) NVQ Level 3
13 3 (1.12%) NVQ Level 4
13 3 (1.12%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (8.18%) SLA
2 14 (5.20%) ISO 9001
3 5 (1.86%) JTAG
3 5 (1.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.74%) WAI
5 2 (0.74%) QA
5 2 (0.74%) Section 508
System Software
1 17 (6.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (4.83%) Active Directory
3 10 (3.72%) XenApp
4 7 (2.60%) NDS
5 3 (1.12%) vSphere
5 3 (1.12%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.37%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.37%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (0.37%) SCCM
1 1 (0.37%) SCOM
1 1 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (0.37%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 43 (15.99%) Microsoft
2 34 (12.64%) Cisco
3 28 (10.41%) Oracle
4 21 (7.81%) VMware
5 17 (6.32%) Juniper
6 15 (5.58%) HP
6 15 (5.58%) EMC
7 12 (4.46%) IBM
8 11 (4.09%) Intel
8 11 (4.09%) Citrix
8 11 (4.09%) Sun
9 9 (3.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 9 (3.35%) Siemens
10 8 (2.97%) Allen-Bradley
11 7 (2.60%) Autodesk
11 7 (2.60%) TIBCO
12 6 (2.23%) ATG
13 5 (1.86%) Avaya
14 4 (1.49%) Dell
14 4 (1.49%) Alcatel-Lucent
Greater Manchester
Premier Engineering
Salary: £23000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £42000 - £48000 per annum + Pension, Medical
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension , Medical
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Edissero Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £17000 - £18000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £22000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum + Superb Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Elland, West Yorkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £33250 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
SYSTEM RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: fully neg
Posted: 3 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £27500 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Vodafone
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £57,000 per annum Up to £57,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Somerset
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago