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 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 705 764 704
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -60
Permanent jobs citing HNC 192 135 191
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.62% 0.45% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 128 108 163
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,700 £21,800
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £53,000 £49,700
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £37,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+20.80% +6.42%

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
31182 29698 32765
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.76% 27.08% 28.36%
Number of salaries quoted 24968 23465 27508
Average salary £45,000 £42,900 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.89% +2.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £66,000
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 18 December 2014 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 18 December 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
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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 +64 171 £45,000 +5.88% 42
South East +63 83 £45,000 +24.13% 10
Berkshire +28 33 £51,250 +60.15% 4
Hampshire +12 32 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Reading +16 22 - -
North West -10 16 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Winchester - 15 £45,000 -
London +11 14 £37,500 -16.66% 1
East Midlands +13 13 £30,638 -31.91% 5
Scotland +7 11 £45,000 +87.50% 3
West Midlands +6 11 £65,000 +58.53% 2
East of England -24 10 £47,500 +17.28% 5
Cheshire 0 9 £45,000 -18.18% 4
Warrington - 9 £45,000 - 4
Durham - 9 £45,000 -
North East - 9 £45,000 - 2
South Wales +15 8 £45,000 +38.89% 2
Wales +12 8 £45,000 +38.89% 2
Aberdeen +10 8 £45,000 +13.92%
Kent +3 8 £45,000 +28.57%
Billingham - 8 £45,000 -
Bridgend - 8 £45,000 -
Maidstone - 8 £45,000 -
South West -15 7 £35,000 +20.68% 8
Yorkshire -24 7 £29,125 -23.35% 2
Lincolnshire - 7 - - 2
Cambridgeshire -5 6 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Gloucestershire - 5 £35,000 -
Scunthorpe - 5 - - 2
Birmingham - 5 £65,000 - 1

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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.

1 259 (74.86%) HND
2 183 (52.89%) Degree
3 65 (18.79%) Telecoms
4 59 (17.05%) Microsoft
5 52 (15.03%) ITIL
6 51 (14.74%) UNIX
6 51 (14.74%) Change Management
7 50 (14.45%) Service Delivery
8 49 (14.16%) Project Management
8 49 (14.16%) AutoCAD
9 47 (13.58%) NDS
9 47 (13.58%) Marketing
9 47 (13.58%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 40 (11.56%) MS Excel
11 39 (11.27%) GSM
11 39 (11.27%) Electronics
12 38 (10.98%) Windows
13 37 (10.69%) UMTS
13 37 (10.69%) Security Cleared
13 37 (10.69%) Product Marketing
14 36 (10.40%) Analytical Skills
15 35 (10.12%) Finance
16 34 (9.83%) C
16 34 (9.83%) SS7
17 33 (9.54%) TIBCO
17 33 (9.54%) Cisco Certification
17 33 (9.54%) MS Office
18 29 (8.38%) Cisco
19 27 (7.80%) Manufacturing
19 27 (7.80%) SC Cleared

HNC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 7 (2.02%) MS Exchange
2 3 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (0.87%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.58%) IIS
4 1 (0.29%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.29%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (0.29%) Joomla!
4 1 (0.29%) Moodle
4 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 49 (14.16%) AutoCAD
2 40 (11.56%) MS Excel
3 33 (9.54%) MS Office
4 10 (2.89%) MS Visio
5 9 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (2.02%) FrameMaker
7 6 (1.73%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.87%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.87%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.87%) Windchill
9 2 (0.58%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.29%) CorelDRAW
10 1 (0.29%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 3 (0.87%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.87%) Office 365
2 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 39 (11.27%) GSM
2 37 (10.69%) UMTS
3 34 (9.83%) SS7
4 25 (7.23%) Internet
4 25 (7.23%) 4G
5 21 (6.07%) TCP/IP
6 19 (5.49%) 3G
7 18 (5.20%) LAN
7 18 (5.20%) Broadband
8 16 (4.62%) SMS
8 16 (4.62%) LTE
9 14 (4.05%) VoLTE
9 14 (4.05%) VPN
9 14 (4.05%) VLAN
10 12 (3.47%) Ethernet
10 12 (3.47%) VoIP
11 11 (3.18%) DNS
11 11 (3.18%) Firewall
11 11 (3.18%) MPLS
12 9 (2.60%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.60%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.16%) QlikView
2 4 (1.16%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.29%) MySQL
4 1 (0.29%) MS Access
4 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (0.87%) LabVIEW
2 2 (0.58%) Subversion
2 2 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.29%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.29%) GNU Toolchain
General
1 65 (18.79%) Telecoms
2 47 (13.58%) Marketing
3 39 (11.27%) Electronics
4 35 (10.12%) Finance
5 27 (7.80%) Manufacturing
6 13 (3.76%) Aerospace
7 8 (2.31%) Automotive
8 7 (2.02%) Law
9 6 (1.73%) Military
10 4 (1.16%) Retail
10 4 (1.16%) Advertising
10 4 (1.16%) Back Office
11 3 (0.87%) Billing
12 2 (0.58%) Local Government
12 2 (0.58%) French Language
12 2 (0.58%) German Language
12 2 (0.58%) Hebrew Language
13 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 70 (20.23%) Design Engineer
2 37 (10.69%) Support Engineer
3 27 (7.80%) Analyst
4 16 (4.62%) Support Analyst
5 15 (4.34%) Project Manager
5 15 (4.34%) Field Engineer
6 14 (4.05%) Technical Leader
7 13 (3.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 13 (3.76%) Developer
8 12 (3.47%) Software Engineer
9 11 (3.18%) Network Engineer
10 10 (2.89%) Systems Engineer
10 10 (2.89%) Operations Analyst
11 9 (2.60%) Technical Engineer
11 9 (2.60%) Electronics Technician
11 9 (2.60%) Team Leader
12 8 (2.31%) Support Team Leader
12 8 (2.31%) Operations Support Analyst
13 7 (2.02%) Mechanical Engineer
13 7 (2.02%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.34%) .NET
2 12 (3.47%) .NET Framework
3 10 (2.89%) HTML
4 6 (1.73%) JSP
5 5 (1.45%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.45%) CSS
5 5 (1.45%) WCF
6 4 (1.16%) Ajax
7 3 (0.87%) WPF
7 3 (0.87%) Silverlight
7 3 (0.87%) jQuery
8 2 (0.58%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.58%) HTML5
8 2 (0.58%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (0.58%) Web Services
8 2 (0.58%) XML
8 2 (0.58%) JSON
8 2 (0.58%) Razor View Engine
8 2 (0.58%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (0.58%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (10.40%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (7.23%) Management Information System
3 22 (6.36%) BBC
3 22 (6.36%) iDTV
4 18 (5.20%) Smartphone
4 18 (5.20%) Mathematics
5 14 (4.05%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.45%) Performance Metrics
7 3 (0.87%) Home Automation
7 3 (0.87%) Blackberry
7 3 (0.87%) Economics
8 2 (0.58%) CCTV
8 2 (0.58%) SCADA
8 2 (0.58%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.58%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.58%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.29%) Copywriting
9 1 (0.29%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.29%) Social Media
9 1 (0.29%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 51 (14.74%) UNIX
2 38 (10.98%) Windows
3 20 (5.78%) Linux
4 11 (3.18%) Windows 7
5 7 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.16%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.87%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X Server
9 1 (0.29%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.29%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.29%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (15.03%) ITIL
2 51 (14.74%) Change Management
3 50 (14.45%) Service Delivery
4 49 (14.16%) Project Management
5 37 (10.69%) Product Marketing
6 20 (5.78%) Software Engineering
6 20 (5.78%) CAD
7 19 (5.49%) Service Management
8 13 (3.76%) Time Management
9 12 (3.47%) Business Continuity
9 12 (3.47%) Mentoring
10 11 (3.18%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (3.18%) Data Analysis
11 10 (2.89%) Data Protection
11 10 (2.89%) Resource Management
12 9 (2.60%) Performance Management
12 9 (2.60%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (2.60%) Workflow
13 8 (2.31%) Configuration Management
13 8 (2.31%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 34 (9.83%) C
2 13 (3.76%) SQL
3 10 (2.89%) VB.NET
4 8 (2.31%) C#
5 7 (2.02%) C++
5 7 (2.02%) Fortran
6 6 (1.73%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.45%) T-SQL
7 5 (1.45%) Java
8 3 (0.87%) VB
8 3 (0.87%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.58%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.29%) R
10 1 (0.29%) Python
10 1 (0.29%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.29%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.29%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.29%) Perl
10 1 (0.29%) PHP
Qualifications
1 259 (74.86%) HND
2 183 (52.89%) Degree
3 37 (10.69%) Security Cleared
4 33 (9.54%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (7.80%) SC Cleared
6 23 (6.65%) PhD
7 22 (6.36%) CCNA
8 19 (5.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 17 (4.91%) MCSE
10 15 (4.34%) DV Cleared
11 12 (3.47%) CCNP
12 9 (2.60%) Avaya Certification
13 8 (2.31%) MCP
14 7 (2.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 5 (1.45%) A+ Certification
16 4 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (1.16%) PMP
16 4 (1.16%) CCIP
16 4 (1.16%) CCDP
16 4 (1.16%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.62%) SLA
2 10 (2.89%) ISO 9001
3 6 (1.73%) QA
4 3 (0.87%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.58%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.29%) JTAG
System Software
1 47 (13.58%) NDS
2 14 (4.05%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.73%) Firmware
4 2 (0.58%) XenApp
5 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.29%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 3 (0.87%) Casper Suite
2 2 (0.58%) WSUS
2 2 (0.58%) Cacti
2 2 (0.58%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 59 (17.05%) Microsoft
2 47 (13.58%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 33 (9.54%) TIBCO
4 29 (8.38%) Cisco
5 24 (6.94%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 14 (4.05%) Nokia
7 12 (3.47%) F5
8 9 (2.60%) Aruba
8 9 (2.60%) Fortinet
8 9 (2.60%) CheckPoint
8 9 (2.60%) Avaya
9 8 (2.31%) Adobe
9 8 (2.31%) SolidWorks
10 5 (1.45%) HP
10 5 (1.45%) Citrix
11 4 (1.16%) Oracle
11 4 (1.16%) VMware
12 3 (0.87%) Autodesk
12 3 (0.87%) SolarWinds
12 3 (0.87%) EMC
Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £17000.00 - £20000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire
networx
Salary: Negotiable + Benefits Package
Posted: 22 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Premier Engineering
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Premier Engineering
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Keighley
IntaPeople
Salary: £26000 - £29000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Real Staffing
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Real Staffing
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
The SmartList
Salary: £24.5k + excellent commission package, car, phone, etc.
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone Group
Salary: Competitive + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £27000 - £34000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Experis Ltd
Salary: £57825 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Fife
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £18000 - £18500 per annum + Good On Call + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + Car, Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Advantage XPO
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Port Talbot
IntaPeople
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago