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

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 724 758 760
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +2
Permanent jobs citing HNC 173 169 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.57% 0.53% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 135 103 98
Average salary £35,000 £31,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £19,800 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,250 £28,950 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+11.39% -10.92%

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
30089 31964 29984
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.26% 27.07% 27.26%
Number of salaries quoted 24031 24956 24145
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +2.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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 5 August 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 5 August 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
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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 +26 148 £36,750 +22.50% 41
East of England +33 38 £31,500 -2.32% 9
London +15 30 £45,000 +38.46% 4
South East -26 27 £42,500 +30.76% 5
Scotland +18 18 £17,000 -51.42% 2
West Midlands -1 15 £25,000 -37.50% 4
Yorkshire 0 14 £34,563 +53.61% 3
Cambridgeshire +29 13 £35,000 -12.50%
Bedfordshire +12 13 £31,500 -1.56% 2
West Yorkshire +4 13 £34,563 +58.90% 2
Edinburgh +13 12 £17,000 -52.11% 1
Buckinghamshire +5 10 £45,000 +4.34%
Essex +5 10 £37,500 - 5
South West -20 10 £31,000 -16.77% 8
Birmingham +3 9 £15,000 - 2
East Midlands +6 8 £37,500 +54.63% 5
Oxfordshire +12 7 £42,500 +1.44%
Cambridge +24 6 £20,000 -50.00%
Chesham - 6 £45,000 -
City of London +24 5 £40,000 +33.33%
North West -8 5 £42,500 +109.87% 3
Nottinghamshire - 5 - - 3
Elland - 5 £29,125 - 1
Huntingdon - 5 £47,500 -
Nottingham - 5 - - 2
Glasgow +11 4 £30,500 -12.85% 1
Dorset +8 4 £26,000 -29.72% 2
West Sussex -5 4 £32,500 -
Surrey +16 3 £45,000 +45.16% 2
Leeds +12 3 - -

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 August 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.

1 157 (55.09%) HND
2 149 (52.28%) Degree
3 63 (22.11%) Telecoms
4 56 (19.65%) MS Excel
5 53 (18.60%) Microsoft
6 43 (15.09%) Project Management
6 43 (15.09%) ITIL
7 41 (14.39%) Linux
8 40 (14.04%) Cisco
8 40 (14.04%) Electronics
9 39 (13.68%) Analytical Skills
10 38 (13.33%) Manufacturing
11 37 (12.98%) Windows
12 34 (11.93%) Oracle
12 34 (11.93%) Cisco Certification
13 33 (11.58%) Microsoft Certification
14 32 (11.23%) SLA
15 31 (10.88%) VMware
16 30 (10.53%) LAN
16 30 (10.53%) SQL
16 30 (10.53%) MS Office
16 30 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
17 29 (10.18%) CCNA
18 28 (9.82%) WAN
18 28 (9.82%) MCSE
19 26 (9.12%) UNIX
20 25 (8.77%) Management Information System
20 25 (8.77%) CAD
21 24 (8.42%) AutoCAD
21 24 (8.42%) SAN

HNC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 12 (4.21%) MS Exchange
2 7 (2.46%) Apache
3 6 (2.11%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.11%) Lync
4 5 (1.75%) IIS
5 2 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.35%) SAS
6 1 (0.35%) GroupWise
Applications
1 56 (19.65%) MS Excel
2 30 (10.53%) MS Office
3 24 (8.42%) AutoCAD
4 15 (5.26%) MS Visio
5 10 (3.51%) SOLIDWORKS
5 10 (3.51%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (1.05%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 3 (1.05%) MS Project
6 3 (1.05%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.35%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.35%) ArcView
7 1 (0.35%) EPLAN
Business Applications
1 3 (1.05%) Magento
2 1 (0.35%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (10.53%) LAN
2 28 (9.82%) WAN
3 24 (8.42%) SAN
4 20 (7.02%) 3G
4 20 (7.02%) 2G
4 20 (7.02%) LTE
5 15 (5.26%) VoIP
6 11 (3.86%) VPN
6 11 (3.86%) Internet
7 10 (3.51%) Ethernet
8 9 (3.16%) TCP/IP
8 9 (3.16%) Firewall
9 8 (2.81%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (2.81%) Wireless
9 8 (2.81%) DNS
10 6 (2.11%) SDH
11 5 (1.75%) GSM
11 5 (1.75%) UMTS
11 5 (1.75%) DEFINITY
11 5 (1.75%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.56%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.51%) Oracle Reports
2 10 (3.51%) Oracle Database
2 10 (3.51%) Relational Database
3 7 (2.46%) MySQL
3 7 (2.46%) MS Access
4 3 (1.05%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.35%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 8 (2.81%) LabVIEW
2 4 (1.40%) Subversion
3 3 (1.05%) Trac
3 3 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.70%) SpecFlow
4 2 (0.70%) JIRA
4 2 (0.70%) Selenium
4 2 (0.70%) WebDriver
4 2 (0.70%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.35%) GNU Toolchain
5 1 (0.35%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 63 (22.11%) Telecoms
2 40 (14.04%) Electronics
3 38 (13.33%) Manufacturing
4 23 (8.07%) Finance
5 18 (6.32%) Automotive
6 12 (4.21%) Aerospace
7 10 (3.51%) Banking
8 9 (3.16%) Military
9 7 (2.46%) Marketing
10 6 (2.11%) Legal
11 3 (1.05%) Retail
12 2 (0.70%) Games
13 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.35%) Law
13 1 (0.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 48 (16.84%) Analyst
2 37 (12.98%) Design Engineer
3 36 (12.63%) Support Analyst
4 19 (6.67%) Author
4 19 (6.67%) Technical Author
5 15 (5.26%) Electrical Engineer
6 14 (4.91%) Electrical Design Engineer
7 13 (4.56%) Project Manager
8 12 (4.21%) Applications Support
9 11 (3.86%) Technical Support
10 10 (3.51%) Database Manager
11 9 (3.16%) Mechanical Engineer
11 9 (3.16%) Contracts Manager
11 9 (3.16%) Developer
11 9 (3.16%) Systems Engineer
11 9 (3.16%) Applications Support Analyst
12 8 (2.81%) Support Engineer
12 8 (2.81%) Help Desk Analyst
12 8 (2.81%) 2nd Line Support
12 8 (2.81%) RF Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.91%) HTML
2 8 (2.81%) XML
3 4 (1.40%) .NET
3 4 (1.40%) SOAP
4 3 (1.05%) Web Services
4 3 (1.05%) XSL
4 3 (1.05%) Flash
4 3 (1.05%) JSON
4 3 (1.05%) jQuery
4 3 (1.05%) HTML5
4 3 (1.05%) REST
4 3 (1.05%) CSS3
4 3 (1.05%) CSS
5 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET 2.0
5 1 (0.35%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.35%) EDI
5 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 39 (13.68%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (8.77%) Management Information System
3 22 (7.72%) Computer Science
4 21 (7.37%) Data Centre
4 21 (7.37%) Mathematics
5 16 (5.61%) Replication
6 15 (5.26%) Private Cloud
7 11 (3.86%) EPoS
8 8 (2.81%) CMDB
9 7 (2.46%) GIS
10 6 (2.11%) Blackberry
10 6 (2.11%) Mainframe
11 3 (1.05%) W3C
11 3 (1.05%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.05%) Physics
11 3 (1.05%) Wiki
11 3 (1.05%) Performance Metrics
12 2 (0.70%) Mobile Games
12 2 (0.70%) Embedded Systems
13 1 (0.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 41 (14.39%) Linux
2 37 (12.98%) Windows
3 26 (9.12%) UNIX
4 5 (1.75%) Windows CE
4 5 (1.75%) Windows XP
5 4 (1.40%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.70%) Windows NT
7 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.35%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.35%) NetWare
8 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.35%) CentOS
8 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (15.09%) ITIL
1 43 (15.09%) Project Management
2 25 (8.77%) CAD
3 18 (6.32%) Service Delivery
4 15 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 15 (5.26%) Business Continuity
4 15 (5.26%) PRINCE2
4 15 (5.26%) High Availability
4 15 (5.26%) Line Management
5 14 (4.91%) Incident Management
5 14 (4.91%) Problem Management
6 13 (4.56%) Service Management
6 13 (4.56%) Change Management
7 12 (4.21%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (4.21%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (3.86%) Software Engineering
9 10 (3.51%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (3.51%) Capacity Planning
10 9 (3.16%) Time Management
11 8 (2.81%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 30 (10.53%) SQL
2 19 (6.67%) C
3 12 (4.21%) C++
3 12 (4.21%) JavaScript
4 5 (1.75%) VBA
4 5 (1.75%) Embedded C
5 4 (1.40%) Embedded C++
5 4 (1.40%) Java
6 3 (1.05%) C#
6 3 (1.05%) PHP
6 3 (1.05%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.05%) PHP5
7 2 (0.70%) Perl
7 2 (0.70%) Python
7 2 (0.70%) VB
8 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.35%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.35%) AWK
8 1 (0.35%) VB6
8 1 (0.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 157 (55.09%) HND
2 149 (52.28%) Degree
3 34 (11.93%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (11.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 29 (10.18%) CCNA
6 28 (9.82%) MCSE
7 23 (8.07%) Security Cleared
8 17 (5.96%) SC Cleared
9 15 (5.26%) VTSP
9 15 (5.26%) MOS
10 10 (3.51%) MCP
11 9 (3.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 8 (2.81%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (2.46%) MCTS
14 6 (2.11%) MCITP
15 5 (1.75%) Avaya Certification
16 4 (1.40%) NVQ Level 4
17 3 (1.05%) Chartered Engineer
17 3 (1.05%) PhD
17 3 (1.05%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (11.23%) SLA
2 13 (4.56%) ISO 9001
3 8 (2.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.40%) JTAG
5 3 (1.05%) Section 508
5 3 (1.05%) WAI
5 3 (1.05%) QA
6 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.35%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 30 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (7.72%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.81%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.11%) XenApp
5 4 (1.40%) NDS
6 3 (1.05%) vSphere
7 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.35%) Firmware
7 1 (0.35%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.70%) SCCM
2 1 (0.35%) SCOM
2 1 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.35%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.35%) WSUS
2 1 (0.35%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 53 (18.60%) Microsoft
2 40 (14.04%) Cisco
3 34 (11.93%) Oracle
4 31 (10.88%) VMware
5 20 (7.02%) Juniper
6 19 (6.67%) EMC
7 17 (5.96%) IBM
8 15 (5.26%) Sun
8 15 (5.26%) HP
8 15 (5.26%) Intel
9 10 (3.51%) Siemens
10 9 (3.16%) Allen-Bradley
11 7 (2.46%) Remedy
11 7 (2.46%) Autodesk
11 7 (2.46%) Citrix
12 6 (2.11%) ATG
12 6 (2.11%) Apple
12 6 (2.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 5 (1.75%) Avaya
14 4 (1.40%) PeopleSoft
Bristol, Avon
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £24,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leicestershire
Premier Engineering
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Premier Engineering
Salary: £31000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Premier Engineering
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Ongar, Essex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 24,000 to 28,000
Posted: 19 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: Yesterday
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £38000 - £47000 per annum + car + pension + PMI
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £42000 - £48000 per annum + Pension, Medical
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Elland, West Yorkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £33250 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
University of Strathcylde
Salary: From £30,434 to £37,394 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Vodafone
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Vehicle, Pension, Bonus, Health
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Premier Engineering
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Christchurch, Dorset
BAE Systems
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £20000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £20k - 25k per year + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Salary: From £25,528 to £34,189 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago