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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 845 776 835
Rank change year-on-year
-69 +59
Permanent jobs citing HNC 106 166 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 0.57% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 85 116 94
Average salary £36,500 £41,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.04% +27.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,775 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,250 £46,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £42,000 £31,432
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +33.62%

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
28445 28992 28090
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 28.03% 27.73% 27.26%
Number of salaries quoted 22750 23158 22047
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 5 February 2016 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 5 February 2016. 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 -44 93 £35,000 -15.66% 26
South East -41 30 £28,750 -31.54% 3
Surrey +21 20 £34,250 -2.14% 1
East of England +13 19 £46,250 -2.63% 2
Cambridgeshire +10 15 £51,250 +7.89%
North West +3 14 £35,000 -22.22% 4
London 0 14 £46,250 +49.19% 6
Cheshire +19 12 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Warrington +12 10 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Cambridge - 8 £22,500 -
Thames Ditton - 8 £22,500 -
Huntingdon -3 7 £52,500 +10.52%
Hampshire -3 7 £19,500 -56.66%
South West -7 5 £38,750 +10.71% 4
Scotland -9 5 £43,000 +13.15% 3
West Midlands -21 5 £38,500 +22.22% 3
Aberdeen +15 4 £43,000 -4.44%
Warwickshire -19 4 - -
Warwick -22 4 - -
Farnborough - 4 £19,500 -
Wales +2 3 - -
South Wales 0 3 - -
East Midlands -10 3 £42,500 +36.49% 1
Hertfordshire - 3 £31,500 - 1
Newport - 3 - -
Redhill - 3 £50,000 -
Docklands, London - 3 £29,000 -
Manchester +20 2 £25,750 - 3
Yorkshire +10 2 £25,143 -0.42% 3
Runcorn +7 2 - -

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 176 (64.94%) HND
2 131 (48.34%) Degree
3 69 (25.46%) Microsoft
4 54 (19.93%) Windows
5 50 (18.45%) MS Excel
6 49 (18.08%) Computer Science
7 46 (16.97%) Microsoft Certification
8 43 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
9 42 (15.50%) MCSE
10 40 (14.76%) Cisco Certification
10 40 (14.76%) Cisco
11 39 (14.39%) Linux
11 39 (14.39%) Management Information System
12 36 (13.28%) SQL
13 35 (12.92%) Electronics
14 30 (11.07%) ITIL
14 30 (11.07%) Security Cleared
15 28 (10.33%) Unix
16 27 (9.96%) MS Office
17 26 (9.59%) Business Continuity
17 26 (9.59%) Project Management
18 25 (9.23%) SQL Server
19 24 (8.86%) CCNA
19 24 (8.86%) Active Directory
19 24 (8.86%) Disaster Recovery
20 23 (8.49%) CAD
20 23 (8.49%) Continuous Improvement
20 23 (8.49%) Software Engineering
21 22 (8.12%) SAN
21 22 (8.12%) SLA

HNC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 19 (7.01%) MS Exchange
2 11 (4.06%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.95%) IIS
3 8 (2.95%) Lync
4 6 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.11%) Apache
7 2 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.37%) OpenStack
Applications
1 50 (18.45%) MS Excel
2 27 (9.96%) MS Office
3 12 (4.43%) AutoCAD
3 12 (4.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (3.69%) SOLIDWORKS
5 8 (2.95%) MS Visio
6 7 (2.58%) MS Project
7 5 (1.85%) CATIA
8 3 (1.11%) Siemens NX
9 2 (0.74%) Revit
9 2 (0.74%) Solid Edge
10 1 (0.37%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.37%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.37%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 10 (3.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.48%) Eikon
3 1 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.37%) Primavera
3 1 (0.37%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.74%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (8.12%) SAN
2 16 (5.90%) DEFINITY
3 12 (4.43%) LAN
3 12 (4.43%) VoIP
4 11 (4.06%) DNS
4 11 (4.06%) Firewall
4 11 (4.06%) TCP/IP
5 10 (3.69%) Ethernet
6 9 (3.32%) WAN
7 8 (2.95%) 3G
7 8 (2.95%) VSAT
8 6 (2.21%) GSM
9 5 (1.85%) 4G
10 4 (1.48%) MPLS
11 3 (1.11%) 2G
11 3 (1.11%) DPNSS
11 3 (1.11%) DVB
11 3 (1.11%) H.323
11 3 (1.11%) QSIG
11 3 (1.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (9.23%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.32%) MySQL
2 9 (3.32%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (2.58%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.21%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.48%) DB2
6 3 (1.11%) MS Access
7 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.37%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.37%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (5.17%) Eclipse
2 10 (3.69%) Visual Studio
3 6 (2.21%) JIRA
4 5 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.74%) JDeveloper
5 2 (0.74%) JUnit
5 2 (0.74%) NetBeans
6 1 (0.37%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.37%) Subversion
General
1 35 (12.92%) Electronics
2 17 (6.27%) Finance
3 15 (5.54%) Manufacturing
3 15 (5.54%) Telecoms
4 11 (4.06%) Military
5 10 (3.69%) Automotive
6 7 (2.58%) Aerospace
7 5 (1.85%) Billing
8 3 (1.11%) Banking
8 3 (1.11%) Legal
8 3 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.74%) Games
9 2 (0.74%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.74%) Retail
10 1 (0.37%) Avionics
10 1 (0.37%) German Language
10 1 (0.37%) Marketing
10 1 (0.37%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 37 (13.65%) Analyst
2 32 (11.81%) Design Engineer
3 22 (8.12%) Support Engineer
4 21 (7.75%) Junior
5 20 (7.38%) Support Analyst
6 16 (5.90%) Project Manager
7 15 (5.54%) Mechanical Engineer
8 14 (5.17%) Applications Support
9 13 (4.80%) Developer
9 13 (4.80%) Mechanical Design Engineer
10 12 (4.43%) Graduate
10 12 (4.43%) Software Engineer
10 12 (4.43%) Systems Engineer
11 11 (4.06%) C Software Engineer
11 11 (4.06%) C/C++ Software Engineer
11 11 (4.06%) C++ Software Engineer
11 11 (4.06%) Operations Analyst
12 10 (3.69%) Graduate Developer
12 10 (3.69%) Graduate Software Developer
12 10 (3.69%) Junior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.06%) .NET
2 4 (1.48%) COM
2 4 (1.48%) HTML
3 3 (1.11%) Flash
3 3 (1.11%) Middleware
3 3 (1.11%) XML
4 2 (0.74%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.74%) Hibernate
4 2 (0.74%) JMS
5 1 (0.37%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.37%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.37%) CSS
5 1 (0.37%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.37%) HTML5
5 1 (0.37%) jQuery
5 1 (0.37%) RFC 2547
Miscellaneous
1 49 (18.08%) Computer Science
2 43 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (14.39%) Management Information System
4 20 (7.38%) Driving Licence
5 17 (6.27%) Mathematics
6 15 (5.54%) Data Centre
7 10 (3.69%) Embedded Systems
8 7 (2.58%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.85%) Enterprise Storage
9 5 (1.85%) EPoS
9 5 (1.85%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (1.48%) User Experience
11 3 (1.11%) CESG
11 3 (1.11%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.11%) CMDB
11 3 (1.11%) Performance Metrics
11 3 (1.11%) Private Cloud
11 3 (1.11%) Replication
12 2 (0.74%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 54 (19.93%) Windows
2 39 (14.39%) Linux
3 28 (10.33%) Unix
4 19 (7.01%) Windows Server
5 11 (4.06%) Windows CE
5 11 (4.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (3.69%) Embedded Linux
6 10 (3.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (2.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.85%) Windows 2000
8 5 (1.85%) Windows NT
8 5 (1.85%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.74%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.37%) CentOS
10 1 (0.37%) Debian
10 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.37%) Solaris
10 1 (0.37%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (11.07%) ITIL
2 26 (9.59%) Business Continuity
2 26 (9.59%) Project Management
3 24 (8.86%) Disaster Recovery
4 23 (8.49%) CAD
4 23 (8.49%) Continuous Improvement
4 23 (8.49%) Software Engineering
5 16 (5.90%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (5.90%) CRM
6 15 (5.54%) Root Cause Analysis
6 15 (5.54%) Service Delivery
7 14 (5.17%) OO
7 14 (5.17%) Service Management
8 13 (4.80%) Line Management
8 13 (4.80%) Quality Management
9 12 (4.43%) Incident Management
9 12 (4.43%) PRINCE2
9 12 (4.43%) Scrum
9 12 (4.43%) UML
10 11 (4.06%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 36 (13.28%) SQL
2 20 (7.38%) Java
3 18 (6.64%) C
4 14 (5.17%) C++
5 11 (4.06%) C#
5 11 (4.06%) Embedded C
6 8 (2.95%) Korn
6 8 (2.95%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.48%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.11%) MATLAB
8 3 (1.11%) Perl
8 3 (1.11%) PHP
8 3 (1.11%) VBA
9 2 (0.74%) Python
9 2 (0.74%) Ruby
10 1 (0.37%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.37%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.37%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 176 (64.94%) HND
2 131 (48.34%) Degree
3 46 (16.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 42 (15.50%) MCSE
5 40 (14.76%) Cisco Certification
6 30 (11.07%) Security Cleared
7 24 (8.86%) CCNA
8 16 (5.90%) Avaya Certification
8 16 (5.90%) SC Cleared
9 9 (3.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 8 (2.95%) MCTS
11 7 (2.58%) CCNP
12 5 (1.85%) A+ Certification
12 5 (1.85%) CCVP
12 5 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (1.48%) MCP
14 3 (1.11%) MOS
14 3 (1.11%) VTSP
15 2 (0.74%) Chartered Engineer
15 2 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (8.12%) SLA
2 13 (4.80%) ISO 9001
3 6 (2.21%) QA
4 4 (1.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.74%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 24 (8.86%) Active Directory
2 15 (5.54%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.21%) XenServer
4 5 (1.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 5 (1.85%) vSphere
4 5 (1.85%) XenApp
5 3 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.74%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.74%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.37%) iptables
7 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.37%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (2.95%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 8 (2.95%) SCOM
2 7 (2.58%) SCCM
3 3 (1.11%) Cisco IPCC
3 3 (1.11%) Netcool
4 2 (0.74%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 69 (25.46%) Microsoft
2 40 (14.76%) Cisco
3 21 (7.75%) Oracle
4 16 (5.90%) Avaya
5 13 (4.80%) VMware
6 12 (4.43%) Citrix
7 10 (3.69%) EMC
8 8 (2.95%) Allen-Bradley
8 8 (2.95%) Siemens
9 7 (2.58%) IBM
9 7 (2.58%) SAP
10 6 (2.21%) Atlassian
10 6 (2.21%) HP
11 5 (1.85%) Juniper
12 4 (1.48%) Bloomberg
12 4 (1.48%) Reuters
12 4 (1.48%) ServiceNow
12 4 (1.48%) Sun
13 3 (1.11%) Blue Coat
13 3 (1.11%) Riverbed
Warrington, Cheshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £47000 - £54000 per annum + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Yatton, Somerset
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Premier Engineering
Salary: £42000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Consult Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Premier Engineering
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £17000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Auriol Resource
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Pension, Medical
Posted: 5 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum + Pension , Medical
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Southend-On-Sea
Huxley
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Hemel Hempstead
Huxley
Salary: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Premier Engineering
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Thame, Oxfordshire
DCV Technologies
Salary: £22000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Weston-Super-Mare, Avon
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-45,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + Car Allowance, Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
UK
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Barnsley
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Posted: 10 days ago
Leeds
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £31000 per annum + OT, Van, Hols, Priv Health
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £31000 per annum + OT, Van, Hols, Priv Health
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Car + Priv.Health + Pension
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Car + Priv.Health + Pension
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: From £21,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Telford
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £33000 per annum + bonus, pension, health,
Posted: 19 days ago
Shropshire
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £31000 - £33000 per annum + bonus, pension, private health
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Vivid Resourcing
Salary: Market related
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester
G2 Recruitment
Salary: £28k - 34k per year + Generous Benefits Package
Posted: 27 days ago