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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 744 751 712
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -39
Permanent jobs citing HNC 147 138 183
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.48% 0.48% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 99 105 151
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,150 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £32,500 £33,250
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.25%

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
30434 28618 33710
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.04% 26.66% 28.96%
Number of salaries quoted 23814 23350 28241
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 1 October 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 1 October 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
(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 -12 133 £35,750 -1.37% 41
South East +33 48 £47,500 +42.85% 8
London -5 31 £30,000 -33.33%
Berkshire +25 21 - - 2
Hampshire +7 18 £47,500 +35.71% 5
South West -12 15 £37,500 +8.69% 4
West Midlands -7 12 £42,233 +68.93% 7
City of London +16 9 £27,500 -
Reading +12 9 - -
Maidenhead -6 8 - - 1
Bristol -1 7 £34,000 -17.57% 1
Scotland -11 7 £45,500 +85.71% 2
East of England -35 7 £38,000 +16.92% 2
Yorkshire -41 7 £28,625 -31.84% 7
Aberdeen +12 6 - -
East Midlands -14 6 £23,750 -40.62% 1
West Yorkshire -23 6 £28,875 -25.96% 3
Gloucestershire - 6 £37,500 - 1
North West -5 5 £24,000 +2.12% 11
Warwickshire - 5 £40,000 -
Northamptonshire - 5 £23,750 -
Halifax - 5 £28,625 - 1
Rugby - 5 £40,000 -
Winchester - 5 £47,500 -
Hayes - 4 £52,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £49,500 -
West Sussex -10 3 £32,500 -7.14%
Cumbria - 3 - - 4
Shropshire - 3 £20,000 -
Barrow-in-Furness - 3 - - 2

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 248 (67.95%) HND
2 144 (39.45%) Degree
3 74 (20.27%) Microsoft
4 72 (19.73%) Project Management
5 64 (17.53%) Telecoms
6 59 (16.16%) ITIL
7 51 (13.97%) UNIX
8 46 (12.60%) Service Delivery
9 43 (11.78%) NDS
10 42 (11.51%) Cisco Certification
11 41 (11.23%) Change Management
12 39 (10.68%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 39 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
13 38 (10.41%) Windows
13 38 (10.41%) Linux
13 38 (10.41%) MS Excel
14 36 (9.86%) Internet
14 36 (9.86%) Electronics
15 35 (9.59%) Cisco
15 35 (9.59%) Computer Science
16 34 (9.32%) MS Office
17 33 (9.04%) SQL
18 31 (8.49%) 3G
18 31 (8.49%) Management Information System
19 30 (8.22%) Security Cleared
20 29 (7.95%) Marketing
20 29 (7.95%) C
20 29 (7.95%) XML
20 29 (7.95%) CCNA
21 28 (7.67%) Alcatel-Lucent

HNC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 11 (3.01%) MS Exchange
2 8 (2.19%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.10%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.10%) CMS
4 3 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.55%) SAS
5 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.27%) Lync
6 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.27%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.27%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 38 (10.41%) MS Excel
2 34 (9.32%) MS Office
3 20 (5.48%) AutoCAD
4 13 (3.56%) MS Project
5 12 (3.29%) Photoshop
6 8 (2.19%) MS Visio
6 8 (2.19%) FrameMaker
6 8 (2.19%) XMetaL
7 7 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
7 7 (1.92%) Acrobat
8 4 (1.10%) Windchill
8 4 (1.10%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.55%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.27%) EPLAN
10 1 (0.27%) ProjectWise
10 1 (0.27%) CorelDRAW
10 1 (0.27%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 4 (1.10%) Teamcenter
2 3 (0.82%) LabWindows
3 2 (0.55%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (0.55%) HFM
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.27%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.27%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.27%) Exchequer
Communications & Networking
1 36 (9.86%) Internet
2 31 (8.49%) 3G
3 28 (7.67%) LTE
4 26 (7.12%) 4G
5 25 (6.85%) GSM
6 24 (6.58%) UMTS
6 24 (6.58%) SS7
7 21 (5.75%) Broadband
8 19 (5.21%) TCP/IP
9 16 (4.38%) Ethernet
10 15 (4.11%) VoLTE
10 15 (4.11%) SAN
11 14 (3.84%) VPN
11 14 (3.84%) Firewall
12 13 (3.56%) VLAN
12 13 (3.56%) MPLS
12 13 (3.56%) BGP
12 13 (3.56%) DEFINITY
13 12 (3.29%) 2G
14 11 (3.01%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.10%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.82%) QlikView
2 3 (0.82%) MySQL
3 2 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.55%) Essbase
3 2 (0.55%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 8 (2.19%) Eclipse
2 3 (0.82%) TestPartner
2 3 (0.82%) LabVIEW
2 3 (0.82%) Dreamweaver
3 2 (0.55%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.27%) GNU Toolchain
General
1 64 (17.53%) Telecoms
2 36 (9.86%) Electronics
3 29 (7.95%) Marketing
4 28 (7.67%) Manufacturing
5 26 (7.12%) Finance
6 17 (4.66%) Aerospace
7 9 (2.47%) Retail
7 9 (2.47%) Law
8 8 (2.19%) Automotive
9 7 (1.92%) Advertising
10 5 (1.37%) Military
11 3 (0.82%) Banking
11 3 (0.82%) Legal
12 2 (0.55%) French Language
12 2 (0.55%) German Language
12 2 (0.55%) Hebrew Language
13 1 (0.27%) Arabic Language
13 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 39 (10.68%) Design Engineer
2 36 (9.86%) Support Engineer
3 32 (8.77%) Analyst
4 30 (8.22%) Developer
5 22 (6.03%) Author
6 19 (5.21%) Draughtsman
6 19 (5.21%) Support Analyst
7 16 (4.38%) Technical Author
8 15 (4.11%) Project Engineer
9 14 (3.84%) Network Engineer
9 14 (3.84%) Technical Engineer
9 14 (3.84%) Technical Leader
10 12 (3.29%) Technical Support
10 12 (3.29%) Field Engineer
10 12 (3.29%) Operations Analyst
11 11 (3.01%) Electronics Technician
11 11 (3.01%) Software Engineer
12 10 (2.74%) Tester
12 10 (2.74%) Operations Support Analyst
13 9 (2.47%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (7.95%) XML
2 27 (7.40%) HTML
3 23 (6.30%) JSP
4 11 (3.01%) .NET
4 11 (3.01%) XHTML
5 9 (2.47%) Java EE
5 9 (2.47%) CSS
6 8 (2.19%) XSLT
6 8 (2.19%) Hibernate
6 8 (2.19%) Spring
6 8 (2.19%) Grails
7 5 (1.37%) .NET Framework
7 5 (1.37%) ASP.NET
8 4 (1.10%) HTML5
9 3 (0.82%) WCF
9 3 (0.82%) WPF
9 3 (0.82%) Silverlight
9 3 (0.82%) COM+
10 2 (0.55%) MDX
10 2 (0.55%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 39 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (9.59%) Computer Science
3 31 (8.49%) Management Information System
4 19 (5.21%) Smartphone
5 10 (2.74%) Mathematics
6 9 (2.47%) BBC
6 9 (2.47%) iDTV
7 8 (2.19%) AS400
7 8 (2.19%) iSeries
8 5 (1.37%) Home Automation
8 5 (1.37%) Video on Demand
9 4 (1.10%) SCADA
10 3 (0.82%) Copywriting
10 3 (0.82%) New Media
10 3 (0.82%) Kindle
10 3 (0.82%) Social Media
11 2 (0.55%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.55%) Embedded Systems
12 1 (0.27%) Wiki
12 1 (0.27%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 51 (13.97%) UNIX
2 38 (10.41%) Windows
2 38 (10.41%) Linux
3 11 (3.01%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (2.74%) Windows 7
5 8 (2.19%) Windows XP
6 6 (1.64%) Windows 8
7 5 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.55%) AIX
8 2 (0.55%) Windows NT
8 2 (0.55%) Tru64
8 2 (0.55%) CentOS
8 2 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.55%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (19.73%) Project Management
2 59 (16.16%) ITIL
3 46 (12.60%) Service Delivery
4 41 (11.23%) Change Management
5 24 (6.58%) Business Continuity
5 24 (6.58%) Product Marketing
6 20 (5.48%) Service Management
7 18 (4.93%) Continuous Improvement
8 17 (4.66%) CAD
9 16 (4.38%) Software Engineering
10 14 (3.84%) Line Management
10 14 (3.84%) Time Management
11 13 (3.56%) Data Protection
11 13 (3.56%) Disaster Recovery
11 13 (3.56%) Workflow
11 13 (3.56%) OO
12 10 (2.74%) Migration
12 10 (2.74%) Information Security
13 9 (2.47%) Business Development
13 9 (2.47%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 33 (9.04%) SQL
2 29 (7.95%) C
3 16 (4.38%) Java
4 9 (2.47%) R
4 9 (2.47%) C++
5 8 (2.19%) C#
5 8 (2.19%) RPG
5 8 (2.19%) RPG IV
5 8 (2.19%) Groovy
6 7 (1.92%) VB.NET
7 6 (1.64%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.37%) PL/SQL
8 5 (1.37%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.82%) Lisp
9 3 (0.82%) Python
9 3 (0.82%) VB
10 2 (0.55%) VBA
10 2 (0.55%) Fortran
10 2 (0.55%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.27%) VB6
Qualifications
1 248 (67.95%) HND
2 144 (39.45%) Degree
3 42 (11.51%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (8.22%) Security Cleared
5 29 (7.95%) CCNA
6 27 (7.40%) Microsoft Certification
7 25 (6.85%) MCSE
8 20 (5.48%) SC Cleared
9 13 (3.56%) Avaya Certification
10 11 (3.01%) DV Cleared
10 11 (3.01%) CCNP
11 9 (2.47%) PhD
12 8 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (1.92%) MCP
14 6 (1.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 5 (1.37%) MCITP
15 5 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 4 (1.10%) MCSA
16 4 (1.10%) CCIE
16 4 (1.10%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.38%) QA
2 11 (3.01%) ISO 9001
3 5 (1.37%) SLA
4 4 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.82%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.27%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.27%) JTAG
6 1 (0.27%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 43 (11.78%) NDS
2 11 (3.01%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.19%) Firmware
4 5 (1.37%) XenApp
5 2 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.27%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.27%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (0.82%) EMC NetWorker
1 3 (0.82%) Casper Suite
2 1 (0.27%) SCCM
2 1 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (0.27%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 74 (20.27%) Microsoft
2 39 (10.68%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 35 (9.59%) Cisco
4 28 (7.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 28 (7.67%) TIBCO
5 16 (4.38%) SolidWorks
5 16 (4.38%) Oracle
6 14 (3.84%) Avaya
7 13 (3.56%) F5
8 11 (3.01%) CheckPoint
8 11 (3.01%) Nokia
9 10 (2.74%) Adobe
10 9 (2.47%) Fortinet
10 9 (2.47%) Aruba
11 8 (2.19%) JBoss
11 8 (2.19%) VMware
11 8 (2.19%) AccuRev
12 7 (1.92%) Citrix
13 5 (1.37%) HP
14 4 (1.10%) SAP
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Salary: £36000 - £45000 per annum + Car, Pension
Posted: 21 hours ago
Dorset
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Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Salary: £25000 - £33250 per annum + (package)+ben
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Powys
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent benefits
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Salary: £33000 - £37000 per annum + Good benifits
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + car + bonus + overtime
Posted: 2 days ago
Barrow-in-furness, Cumbria
BAE - AMS
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £23000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
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Essex
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Salary: From £20,781 to £24,057 per annum
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Rotherham, South Yorkshire
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