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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 745 778 706
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -72
Permanent jobs citing HNC 136 114 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.43% 0.40% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 93 93 139
Average salary £38,750 £32,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.09% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,250 £25,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £31,432 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+32.03% +4.77%

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
31391 28720 30137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 29.33% 27.26% 28.12%
Number of salaries quoted 24987 22543 24799
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 £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +17 122 £40,000 +19.40% 41
South East +12 50 £42,000 +40.00% 16
Berkshire +15 22 £42,500 +41.66% 7
London +11 15 £31,000 -31.11% 5
Reading +1 15 £42,500 +41.66% 1
North West -3 13 £47,500 +90.00% 6
East of England +3 12 £41,500 +3.75% 4
West Midlands -10 10 £43,750 +6.70%
East Midlands +23 9 £34,775 -22.72% 1
Scotland +12 9 £26,000 -17.28% 3
Hampshire -4 8 £45,000 +85.56% 2
Yorkshire +3 7 £25,250 -8.18% 4
Surrey -5 6 £42,500 -5.55% 3
Kent +6 5 £30,000 - 1
West Yorkshire -3 5 £25,250 -8.18%
Warwickshire -8 5 - -
Warwick -10 5 - -
Warrington - 5 £47,500 -
Bedfordshire - 5 £47,500 - 1
Stowmarket - 5 £39,500 -
Halifax - 5 £25,250 -
Liverpool - 5 £57,825 -
Merseyside - 5 £57,825 -
Suffolk - 5 £39,500 -
Lincolnshire - 5 - -
Cheshire - 5 £47,500 - 1
North East - 4 £41,000 -
Bedford - 4 £47,500 - 1
Coventry - 4 £43,750 -
Winchester - 4 £45,000 -

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 246 (76.16%) HND
2 164 (50.77%) Degree
3 57 (17.65%) Telecoms
4 50 (15.48%) Microsoft
5 49 (15.17%) AutoCAD
6 48 (14.86%) UNIX
7 47 (14.55%) Electronics
8 44 (13.62%) Service Delivery
9 43 (13.31%) Change Management
9 43 (13.31%) Finance
10 42 (13.00%) Marketing
11 41 (12.69%) Management Information System
11 41 (12.69%) Windows
12 40 (12.38%) ITIL
13 37 (11.46%) NDS
13 37 (11.46%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 35 (10.84%) Project Management
15 33 (10.22%) GSM
15 33 (10.22%) Product Marketing
16 32 (9.91%) UMTS
16 32 (9.91%) Cisco Certification
17 30 (9.29%) Cisco
17 30 (9.29%) MS Excel
18 29 (8.98%) PhD
18 29 (8.98%) Microsoft Certification
18 29 (8.98%) SS7
18 29 (8.98%) Security Cleared
19 28 (8.67%) TIBCO
20 27 (8.36%) C
21 26 (8.05%) MS Office

HNC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 8 (2.48%) MS Exchange
2 6 (1.86%) IIS
3 4 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (0.93%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.31%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.31%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (0.31%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.31%) Moodle
Applications
1 49 (15.17%) AutoCAD
2 30 (9.29%) MS Excel
3 26 (8.05%) MS Office
4 8 (2.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (2.17%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 5 (1.55%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.93%) Revit
7 3 (0.93%) Windchill
8 2 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.62%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.31%) CATIA
9 1 (0.31%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.31%) RoboHelp
9 1 (0.31%) ArcView
9 1 (0.31%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 3 (0.93%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.31%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.55%) Office 365
2 4 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 33 (10.22%) GSM
2 32 (9.91%) UMTS
3 29 (8.98%) SS7
4 20 (6.19%) Internet
4 20 (6.19%) LAN
5 16 (4.95%) TCP/IP
6 14 (4.33%) Broadband
6 14 (4.33%) 3G
6 14 (4.33%) 4G
7 13 (4.02%) DNS
8 12 (3.72%) SAN
9 11 (3.41%) DEFINITY
10 10 (3.10%) SMS
10 10 (3.10%) Ethernet
11 9 (2.79%) Firewall
11 9 (2.79%) LTE
11 9 (2.79%) VoLTE
12 8 (2.48%) PABX
12 8 (2.48%) VLAN
12 8 (2.48%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.95%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.79%) Relational Database
3 6 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (1.86%) MS Access
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.31%) QlikView
4 1 (0.31%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (2.48%) LabVIEW
2 3 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.62%) Subversion
General
1 57 (17.65%) Telecoms
2 47 (14.55%) Electronics
3 43 (13.31%) Finance
4 42 (13.00%) Marketing
5 22 (6.81%) Manufacturing
6 13 (4.02%) Aerospace
7 5 (1.55%) Back Office
7 5 (1.55%) Legal
7 5 (1.55%) Military
7 5 (1.55%) Retail
8 3 (0.93%) Billing
8 3 (0.93%) Automotive
8 3 (0.93%) Law
9 2 (0.62%) Local Government
10 1 (0.31%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 65 (20.12%) Design Engineer
2 28 (8.67%) Analyst
2 28 (8.67%) Support Engineer
3 20 (6.19%) Support Analyst
4 16 (4.95%) Developer
4 16 (4.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (4.02%) Test Engineer
5 13 (4.02%) Operations Analyst
6 12 (3.72%) Project Manager
6 12 (3.72%) Software Engineer
7 11 (3.41%) Systems Engineer
7 11 (3.41%) Operations Support Analyst
8 9 (2.79%) Team Leader
8 9 (2.79%) Technical Leader
9 8 (2.48%) Mechanical Engineer
9 8 (2.48%) Support Team Leader
9 8 (2.48%) 3rd Line Support
10 6 (1.86%) Operations Manager
10 6 (1.86%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (1.86%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.57%) .NET
2 12 (3.72%) .NET Framework
3 8 (2.48%) ASP.NET
4 6 (1.86%) HTML
4 6 (1.86%) Ajax
4 6 (1.86%) jQuery
5 5 (1.55%) JSON
5 5 (1.55%) WCF
5 5 (1.55%) CSS
5 5 (1.55%) Razor View Engine
6 3 (0.93%) WPF
6 3 (0.93%) Silverlight
6 3 (0.93%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.62%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (0.62%) Web Services
7 2 (0.62%) LAMP
7 2 (0.62%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (0.31%) Java EE
8 1 (0.31%) CSS3
8 1 (0.31%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 41 (12.69%) Management Information System
2 26 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (7.12%) BBC
3 23 (7.12%) iDTV
4 18 (5.57%) Mathematics
5 14 (4.33%) Smartphone
6 13 (4.02%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.55%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.55%) Performance Metrics
8 3 (0.93%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.93%) CCTV
8 3 (0.93%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.93%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.93%) Economics
9 2 (0.62%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.62%) SCADA
9 2 (0.62%) Robotics
9 2 (0.62%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.31%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.31%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 48 (14.86%) UNIX
2 41 (12.69%) Windows
3 23 (7.12%) Linux
4 9 (2.79%) Windows 7
5 6 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.55%) Windows 8
7 4 (1.24%) Windows CE
8 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.62%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X Server
9 1 (0.31%) CentOS
9 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.31%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (13.62%) Service Delivery
2 43 (13.31%) Change Management
3 40 (12.38%) ITIL
4 35 (10.84%) Project Management
5 33 (10.22%) Product Marketing
6 26 (8.05%) CAD
7 19 (5.88%) Software Engineering
8 17 (5.26%) Time Management
9 16 (4.95%) Workflow
10 14 (4.33%) Business Continuity
10 14 (4.33%) Data Protection
11 11 (3.41%) Disaster Recovery
11 11 (3.41%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (3.10%) Mentoring
12 10 (3.10%) Coaching
12 10 (3.10%) MVC
13 8 (2.48%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (2.48%) Data Analysis
13 8 (2.48%) PRINCE2
13 8 (2.48%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (8.36%) C
2 22 (6.81%) SQL
3 10 (3.10%) VB.NET
3 10 (3.10%) C#
4 8 (2.48%) T-SQL
5 7 (2.17%) Fortran
6 6 (1.86%) C++
7 5 (1.55%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.55%) Embedded C
7 5 (1.55%) PowerShell
7 5 (1.55%) VBA
8 4 (1.24%) Java
9 3 (0.93%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.93%) VB
9 3 (0.93%) Embedded C++
10 2 (0.62%) PHP
11 1 (0.31%) Perl
11 1 (0.31%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 246 (76.16%) HND
2 164 (50.77%) Degree
3 32 (9.91%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (8.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (8.98%) PhD
4 29 (8.98%) Security Cleared
5 26 (8.05%) MCSE
6 22 (6.81%) SC Cleared
7 19 (5.88%) CCNA
8 11 (3.41%) MCP
8 11 (3.41%) Avaya Certification
9 9 (2.79%) DV Cleared
10 8 (2.48%) MCITP
11 6 (1.86%) CCNP
12 5 (1.55%) A+ Certification
12 5 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (1.55%) NVQ Level 3
12 5 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 4 (1.24%) CITP
13 4 (1.24%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.57%) SLA
2 13 (4.02%) ISO 9001
3 5 (1.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.24%) QA
4 4 (1.24%) JTAG
5 3 (0.93%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.31%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 37 (11.46%) NDS
2 14 (4.33%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.55%) XenApp
4 2 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.62%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.31%) vSphere
5 1 (0.31%) MetaFrame
5 1 (0.31%) Firmware
5 1 (0.31%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (0.93%) Casper Suite
2 2 (0.62%) WSUS
2 2 (0.62%) Cacti
2 2 (0.62%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 50 (15.48%) Microsoft
2 37 (11.46%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 30 (9.29%) Cisco
4 28 (8.67%) TIBCO
5 16 (4.95%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 11 (3.41%) VMware
6 11 (3.41%) Avaya
7 10 (3.10%) Citrix
8 9 (2.79%) Nokia
9 6 (1.86%) HP
10 5 (1.55%) Oracle
11 4 (1.24%) Juniper
12 3 (0.93%) Dell
12 3 (0.93%) EMC
12 3 (0.93%) Epicor
12 3 (0.93%) Apple
12 3 (0.93%) Autodesk
12 3 (0.93%) SolidWorks
13 2 (0.62%) SolarWinds
13 2 (0.62%) Aruba
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