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 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 783 737 711
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -26
Permanent jobs citing HNC 113 203 173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.17% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 0.62% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 79 131 130
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,550 £21,750
10% offered a salary of more than £56,783 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £32,000 £31,750
% change year-on-year
+17.18% +0.78%

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
30328 32559 30867
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.48% 27.26% 27.95%
Number of salaries quoted 23672 26050 24858
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 +7 101 £36,000 +12.50% 40
East of England +41 25 £41,750 +30.46% 8
South East +12 22 £42,500 +30.76% 5
East Midlands 0 15 £33,045 +20.16% 2
London +13 14 £36,000 -20.00% 4
Nottingham - 14 £33,045 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 14 £33,045 - 2
Bedfordshire +17 13 £31,500 -1.56% 1
Yorkshire +15 10 £23,750 -20.83% 1
Berkshire +1 7 £24,500 -18.33% 2
North West -7 7 £47,500 +58.33% 2
South West -18 7 £25,000 -22.48% 16
Surrey +24 6 £42,750 -5.00%
West Yorkshire +6 6 £23,750 -18.10% 1
Leeds +16 5 £17,500 -56.25%
Hertfordshire -3 5 - - 1
Scotland -45 5 £70,000 +84.21% 4
Hertford - 5 - -
Bedford - 5 £47,500 -
Cambridgeshire +18 4 £52,500 +31.25%
Oxfordshire +9 4 - -
Somerset - 4 £25,000 - 7
Livingston - 4 £70,000 - 2
West Lothian - 4 £70,000 - 2
Bath - 4 £25,000 - 2
North Yorkshire +10 3 - -
Warrington +9 3 £47,500 +28.37%
Cheshire -3 3 £47,500 +28.37%
Reading -8 3 £42,500 +41.66% 1
Runcorn - 3 £47,500 -

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 193 (67.48%) HND
2 141 (49.30%) Degree
3 54 (18.88%) Telecoms
4 47 (16.43%) Windows
5 43 (15.03%) Microsoft
5 43 (15.03%) Project Management
6 42 (14.69%) AutoCAD
7 41 (14.34%) Electronics
8 39 (13.64%) Finance
9 35 (12.24%) Management Information System
9 35 (12.24%) ITIL
9 35 (12.24%) UNIX
10 30 (10.49%) Cisco
10 30 (10.49%) Service Delivery
11 28 (9.79%) Change Management
11 28 (9.79%) Linux
12 27 (9.44%) Analytical Skills
13 26 (9.09%) Marketing
13 26 (9.09%) CAD
14 25 (8.74%) Microsoft Certification
14 25 (8.74%) SQL
14 25 (8.74%) MS Excel
14 25 (8.74%) Manufacturing
15 24 (8.39%) MCSE
15 24 (8.39%) LAN
15 24 (8.39%) Cisco Certification
16 23 (8.04%) GSM
16 23 (8.04%) Product Marketing
17 22 (7.69%) Security Cleared
17 22 (7.69%) UMTS

HNC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 10 (3.50%) IIS
2 7 (2.45%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.40%) Apache
4 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 42 (14.69%) AutoCAD
2 25 (8.74%) MS Excel
3 20 (6.99%) MS Office
4 9 (3.15%) MS Visio
5 7 (2.45%) PTC Creo
5 7 (2.45%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 3 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (1.05%) Revit
7 2 (0.70%) SOLIDWORKS
7 2 (0.70%) Siemens NX
8 1 (0.35%) ArcView
8 1 (0.35%) EPLAN
8 1 (0.35%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.35%) RoboHelp
8 1 (0.35%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.75%) Office 365
2 4 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (8.39%) LAN
2 23 (8.04%) GSM
3 22 (7.69%) UMTS
4 20 (6.99%) WAN
5 18 (6.29%) SS7
6 14 (4.90%) SAN
7 12 (4.20%) 3G
8 11 (3.85%) Ethernet
9 10 (3.50%) Internet
9 10 (3.50%) TCP/IP
10 9 (3.15%) VoIP
10 9 (3.15%) SDH
11 8 (2.80%) LTE
12 7 (2.45%) 2G
13 6 (2.10%) Firewall
13 6 (2.10%) MPLS
13 6 (2.10%) DNS
14 5 (1.75%) 4G
14 5 (1.75%) PABX
14 5 (1.75%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.90%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.85%) Relational Database
3 8 (2.80%) MS Access
4 5 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.40%) MySQL
5 4 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (1.40%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (3.15%) LabVIEW
2 1 (0.35%) Subversion
2 1 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.35%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.35%) Trac
General
1 54 (18.88%) Telecoms
2 41 (14.34%) Electronics
3 39 (13.64%) Finance
4 26 (9.09%) Marketing
5 25 (8.74%) Manufacturing
6 11 (3.85%) Automotive
7 7 (2.45%) Legal
8 6 (2.10%) Aerospace
9 5 (1.75%) Back Office
9 5 (1.75%) Banking
10 4 (1.40%) Law
11 3 (1.05%) Military
12 2 (0.70%) Local Government
13 1 (0.35%) Billing
13 1 (0.35%) Advertising
13 1 (0.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 54 (18.88%) Design Engineer
2 27 (9.44%) Analyst
3 22 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 20 (6.99%) Support Analyst
5 12 (4.20%) Project Manager
6 11 (3.85%) Software Engineer
6 11 (3.85%) Developer
6 11 (3.85%) Test Engineer
7 10 (3.50%) Team Leader
7 10 (3.50%) Technical Support
7 10 (3.50%) Systems Engineer
8 8 (2.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (2.80%) Support Team Leader
8 8 (2.80%) Field Engineer
8 8 (2.80%) Applications Support
8 8 (2.80%) Author
8 8 (2.80%) Technical Author
8 8 (2.80%) Mechanical Engineer
9 7 (2.45%) Graduate
9 7 (2.45%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.15%) .NET
2 8 (2.80%) JSON
3 6 (2.10%) ASP.NET
4 5 (1.75%) Ajax
4 5 (1.75%) jQuery
4 5 (1.75%) Razor View Engine
4 5 (1.75%) HTML
5 4 (1.40%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.05%) XML
7 1 (0.35%) WCF
7 1 (0.35%) WPF
7 1 (0.35%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.35%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 35 (12.24%) Management Information System
2 27 (9.44%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.90%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.50%) BBC
4 10 (3.50%) iDTV
5 6 (2.10%) Replication
5 6 (2.10%) Private Cloud
5 6 (2.10%) Mathematics
6 5 (1.75%) Smartphone
6 5 (1.75%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.75%) Performance Metrics
6 5 (1.75%) Blackberry
6 5 (1.75%) GIS
7 4 (1.40%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.40%) CCTV
8 3 (1.05%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.70%) Robotics
9 2 (0.70%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.35%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 47 (16.43%) Windows
2 35 (12.24%) UNIX
3 28 (9.79%) Linux
4 6 (2.10%) Windows CE
5 5 (1.75%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.70%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.35%) CentOS
9 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.35%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.35%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (15.03%) Project Management
2 35 (12.24%) ITIL
3 30 (10.49%) Service Delivery
4 28 (9.79%) Change Management
5 26 (9.09%) CAD
6 23 (8.04%) Product Marketing
7 15 (5.24%) Time Management
8 12 (4.20%) PRINCE2
9 11 (3.85%) Data Protection
9 11 (3.85%) Incident Management
9 11 (3.85%) Software Engineering
10 10 (3.50%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (3.50%) Workflow
10 10 (3.50%) Service Management
10 10 (3.50%) Coaching
10 10 (3.50%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (3.15%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (3.15%) Business Continuity
12 8 (2.80%) Performance Management
13 7 (2.45%) Finite Element Analysis
Programming Languages
1 25 (8.74%) SQL
2 15 (5.24%) C
3 7 (2.45%) C++
3 7 (2.45%) Embedded C
4 6 (2.10%) C#
4 6 (2.10%) T-SQL
5 5 (1.75%) PowerShell
5 5 (1.75%) VBA
5 5 (1.75%) Embedded C++
6 4 (1.40%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.40%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.05%) Fortran
8 2 (0.70%) VB
8 2 (0.70%) Java
9 1 (0.35%) Perl
9 1 (0.35%) PHP
9 1 (0.35%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.35%) VBScript
9 1 (0.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 193 (67.48%) HND
2 141 (49.30%) Degree
3 25 (8.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (8.39%) MCSE
4 24 (8.39%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (7.69%) Security Cleared
6 19 (6.64%) SC Cleared
7 17 (5.94%) CCNA
8 16 (5.59%) PhD
9 10 (3.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 8 (2.80%) MCITP
11 6 (2.10%) VTSP
11 6 (2.10%) DV Cleared
11 6 (2.10%) MOS
12 5 (1.75%) NVQ Level 3
12 5 (1.75%) CCNP
12 5 (1.75%) Avaya Certification
13 4 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (1.40%) MCP
13 4 (1.40%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.34%) SLA
2 12 (4.20%) ISO 9001
3 5 (1.75%) JTAG
3 5 (1.75%) QA
3 5 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.35%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 18 (6.29%) NDS
2 14 (4.90%) Active Directory
3 12 (4.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (3.15%) XenApp
5 3 (1.05%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.05%) vSphere
6 1 (0.35%) Firmware
6 1 (0.35%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (0.70%) Cacti
1 2 (0.70%) Zenoss
2 1 (0.35%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 43 (15.03%) Microsoft
2 30 (10.49%) Cisco
3 20 (6.99%) VMware
3 20 (6.99%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 18 (6.29%) TIBCO
5 17 (5.94%) Oracle
6 13 (4.55%) Citrix
6 13 (4.55%) Juniper
7 11 (3.85%) EMC
7 11 (3.85%) HP
8 10 (3.50%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 7 (2.45%) IBM
10 6 (2.10%) Intel
10 6 (2.10%) Sun
11 5 (1.75%) Avaya
11 5 (1.75%) Dell
12 4 (1.40%) ATG
12 4 (1.40%) Autodesk
12 4 (1.40%) PeopleSoft
12 4 (1.40%) Ciena
Nottinghamshire
Atos
Posted: 12 hours ago
Wiltshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
North London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Livingston, West Lothian
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Edissero Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Basildon, Essex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 3 days ago
Kingswinford, West Midlands (County)
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 38,000 - 43,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Weymouth, Dorset
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive, please state your expectations on application
Posted: 4 days ago
Merseyside
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Car+Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Arbroath, Angus
Entrust People Ltd
Salary: £Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Scotstoun/ Filton
First Recruitment Group
Salary: £0 - £60,000 per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Premier Engineering
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Somerset
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
BAE Systems
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £45000 per annum + car, bonus, pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £45000 per annum + car, bonus, pension
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Livingston, West Lothian
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Worthing
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago