The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 713 721 727
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +6
Permanent jobs citing HNC 184 148 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.58% 0.50% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 112 116 128
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,600 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,500 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-9.23% -
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
31600 29794 32765
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.09% 27.31% 27.91%
Number of salaries quoted 24801 24153 28117
Average salary £44,250 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,452 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.62% -

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 11 July 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 11 July 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 +7 165 £30,000 -7.69% 36
South East +14 58 £40,000 +14.28% 7
Berkshire +12 27 - - 1
London -42 27 £42,000 +12.00% 4
North West +20 16 £26,000 -13.33% 5
East of England -3 16 £32,000 +6.66% 4
Yorkshire -35 16 £23,500 -12.14% 3
Reading +6 14 - -
South West -31 14 £37,250 +6.42% 6
Scotland -2 12 £35,000 +27.27% 6
West Midlands +3 11 £40,000 +45.45% 2
Hampshire +6 10 £38,750 +55.00% 3
Halifax -2 9 £28,500 +7.54%
Bedfordshire -7 9 £32,000 +4.06%
West Yorkshire -31 9 £24,500 -7.54%
East Midlands -12 8 £27,500 -31.25% 5
Aberdeen - 8 £36,000 - 1
City of London -2 7 £47,250 +110.00% 1
South Yorkshire -4 7 £22,500 -50.00%
East Sussex -18 7 - -
Brighton -20 7 - -
Maidenhead - 7 - - 1
Sheffield - 6 £22,500 -
Cheshire - 6 - - 1
Gloucestershire +6 5 £37,500 +105.47% 1
Kent -5 5 £25,000 -33.33%
Northamptonshire - 5 £27,000 - 3
Oxfordshire +5 4 £41,895 +109.47%
Basingstoke +1 4 £51,250 +105.00%
Coventry -1 4 £36,000 +30.90% 1

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

1 225 (61.14%) HND
2 112 (30.43%) Degree
3 83 (22.55%) Project Management
4 78 (21.20%) Microsoft
5 53 (14.40%) SQL
6 50 (13.59%) XML
7 47 (12.77%) UNIX
8 46 (12.50%) Windows
8 46 (12.50%) HTML
9 44 (11.96%) Telecoms
10 43 (11.68%) Linux
11 37 (10.05%) JSP
12 34 (9.24%) Computer Science
13 33 (8.97%) Oracle
14 31 (8.42%) ITIL
14 31 (8.42%) Internet
15 29 (7.88%) Service Delivery
15 29 (7.88%) Manufacturing
15 29 (7.88%) Electronics
16 28 (7.61%) AutoCAD
16 28 (7.61%) 3G
16 28 (7.61%) NDS
17 27 (7.34%) Cisco
17 27 (7.34%) Microsoft Certification
17 27 (7.34%) Java
17 27 (7.34%) SolidWorks
17 27 (7.34%) QA
17 27 (7.34%) Marketing
18 26 (7.07%) MS Excel
19 25 (6.79%) CAD

HNC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 19 (5.16%) Tomcat
2 7 (1.90%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.63%) IIS
4 5 (1.36%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.36%) CMS
5 2 (0.54%) SAS
6 1 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.27%) Lync
6 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 28 (7.61%) AutoCAD
2 26 (7.07%) MS Excel
3 23 (6.25%) MS Project
3 23 (6.25%) MS Office
4 20 (5.43%) Photoshop
5 10 (2.72%) XMetaL
6 9 (2.45%) MS Visio
7 4 (1.09%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 4 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (0.82%) FrameMaker
8 3 (0.82%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.54%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.54%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.27%) ProjectWise
10 1 (0.27%) EPLAN
10 1 (0.27%) InDesign
10 1 (0.27%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.09%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.82%) LabWindows
4 2 (0.54%) HFM
4 2 (0.54%) BASE24
4 2 (0.54%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.54%) SAP PM
4 2 (0.54%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.27%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.27%) Exchequer
Communications & Networking
1 31 (8.42%) Internet
2 28 (7.61%) 3G
3 21 (5.71%) LTE
4 19 (5.16%) GSM
5 18 (4.89%) UMTS
5 18 (4.89%) SS7
5 18 (4.89%) 2G
6 16 (4.35%) 4G
7 15 (4.08%) Firewall
7 15 (4.08%) SAN
8 12 (3.26%) WAN
8 12 (3.26%) Broadband
9 8 (2.17%) DEFINITY
10 7 (1.90%) Ethernet
10 7 (1.90%) TCP/IP
10 7 (1.90%) Wireless
11 6 (1.63%) VoLTE
11 6 (1.63%) SMS
11 6 (1.63%) LAN
12 5 (1.36%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.16%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.09%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.82%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.54%) MySQL
6 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.54%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (0.54%) MS Access
6 2 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.54%) Essbase
6 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 19 (5.16%) Eclipse
2 6 (1.63%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.36%) LabVIEW
4 4 (1.09%) TestPartner
5 3 (0.82%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 44 (11.96%) Telecoms
2 29 (7.88%) Electronics
2 29 (7.88%) Manufacturing
3 27 (7.34%) Marketing
4 20 (5.43%) Finance
5 8 (2.17%) Aerospace
6 7 (1.90%) Advertising
7 6 (1.63%) Law
7 6 (1.63%) Retail
8 4 (1.09%) Legal
8 4 (1.09%) Banking
9 3 (0.82%) Automotive
9 3 (0.82%) Back Office
10 2 (0.54%) Avionics
11 1 (0.27%) Arabic Language
11 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.27%) Publishing
11 1 (0.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 54 (14.67%) Developer
2 43 (11.68%) Design Engineer
3 31 (8.42%) Support Engineer
4 26 (7.07%) Analyst
5 25 (6.79%) Author
5 25 (6.79%) Draughtsman
6 22 (5.98%) Project Engineer
7 19 (5.16%) Java Developer
8 16 (4.35%) Support Analyst
8 16 (4.35%) Technical Engineer
9 15 (4.08%) Technical Support
10 14 (3.80%) Technical Author
11 12 (3.26%) Tester
12 11 (2.99%) Internet Developer
12 11 (2.99%) Website Developer
13 10 (2.72%) Network Engineer
14 9 (2.45%) Junior
14 9 (2.45%) Technical Support Engineer
14 9 (2.45%) Sales Engineer
15 8 (2.17%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (13.59%) XML
2 46 (12.50%) HTML
3 37 (10.05%) JSP
4 20 (5.43%) XSLT
5 19 (5.16%) .NET
5 19 (5.16%) XHTML
5 19 (5.16%) Hibernate
5 19 (5.16%) Spring
5 19 (5.16%) Java EE
5 19 (5.16%) Grails
6 17 (4.62%) CSS
7 6 (1.63%) ASP.NET
8 4 (1.09%) LAMP
9 3 (0.82%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.82%) COM+
9 3 (0.82%) WCF
9 3 (0.82%) WPF
9 3 (0.82%) Silverlight
9 3 (0.82%) HTML5
10 2 (0.54%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 34 (9.24%) Computer Science
2 25 (6.79%) Management Information System
3 19 (5.16%) AS400
3 19 (5.16%) iSeries
4 11 (2.99%) Replication
5 10 (2.72%) Smartphone
6 7 (1.90%) SCADA
6 7 (1.90%) Video on Demand
7 5 (1.36%) Firmware
8 4 (1.09%) Social Media
8 4 (1.09%) Home Automation
9 3 (0.82%) Kindle
9 3 (0.82%) New Media
9 3 (0.82%) Copywriting
9 3 (0.82%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.54%) Graphic Design
10 2 (0.54%) EFT
10 2 (0.54%) EFTPOS
10 2 (0.54%) APACS
10 2 (0.54%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 47 (12.77%) UNIX
2 46 (12.50%) Windows
3 43 (11.68%) Linux
4 14 (3.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (1.90%) Windows 7
5 7 (1.90%) Windows XP
5 7 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (1.63%) Windows 8
7 5 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.09%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.54%) Tru64
9 2 (0.54%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.54%) AIX
10 1 (0.27%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.27%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.27%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (22.55%) Project Management
2 31 (8.42%) ITIL
3 29 (7.88%) Service Delivery
4 25 (6.79%) Change Management
4 25 (6.79%) CAD
5 21 (5.71%) Time Management
6 20 (5.43%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (5.43%) OO
7 19 (5.16%) OOD
7 19 (5.16%) SOA
7 19 (5.16%) UML
7 19 (5.16%) Dependency Injection
8 18 (4.89%) Product Marketing
9 16 (4.35%) Business Continuity
10 15 (4.08%) Migration
11 14 (3.80%) Continuous Improvement
12 12 (3.26%) Business Development
13 10 (2.72%) Software Engineering
13 10 (2.72%) 3D Modelling
14 9 (2.45%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 53 (14.40%) SQL
2 27 (7.34%) Java
3 19 (5.16%) RPG
3 19 (5.16%) Groovy
3 19 (5.16%) RPG IV
4 17 (4.62%) C#
5 12 (3.26%) T-SQL
6 11 (2.99%) C
6 11 (2.99%) R
7 6 (1.63%) VB
7 6 (1.63%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.36%) PL/SQL
8 5 (1.36%) VB.NET
9 3 (0.82%) Python
9 3 (0.82%) Lisp
9 3 (0.82%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.82%) C++
10 2 (0.54%) VBScript
10 2 (0.54%) VB6
10 2 (0.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 225 (61.14%) HND
2 112 (30.43%) Degree
3 27 (7.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (4.89%) MCSE
6 15 (4.08%) CCNA
7 13 (3.53%) Security Cleared
8 9 (2.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (2.17%) MCITP
9 8 (2.17%) Avaya Certification
10 7 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (1.63%) MCSA
11 6 (1.63%) DV Cleared
12 5 (1.36%) MCP
12 5 (1.36%) MBA
13 4 (1.09%) CCSA
13 4 (1.09%) CCSE
13 4 (1.09%) CCNP
13 4 (1.09%) ISEB
13 4 (1.09%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.34%) QA
2 10 (2.72%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.54%) SLA
4 2 (0.54%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.27%) ISO 9002
5 1 (0.27%) DO-178B
System Software
1 28 (7.61%) NDS
2 9 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.17%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.36%) Terminal Server
4 5 (1.36%) XenApp
5 4 (1.09%) XenServer
6 1 (0.27%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (1.36%) OpenView
2 3 (0.82%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.27%) SCCM
3 1 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.27%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 78 (21.20%) Microsoft
2 33 (8.97%) Oracle
3 27 (7.34%) Cisco
3 27 (7.34%) SolidWorks
4 24 (6.52%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 22 (5.98%) TIBCO
5 22 (5.98%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 20 (5.43%) VMware
7 19 (5.16%) JBoss
7 19 (5.16%) AccuRev
8 10 (2.72%) CheckPoint
8 10 (2.72%) Citrix
9 9 (2.45%) Avaya
10 8 (2.17%) EMC
10 8 (2.17%) HP
10 8 (2.17%) SAP
11 7 (1.90%) Intel
12 6 (1.63%) Adobe
13 5 (1.36%) Siemens
14 4 (1.09%) Sun
Belfast, County Antrim
SEC Recruitment Limited
Salary: £35000 - £36000 per annum + Plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Salary: From £350 to £400 per day 12 month contract
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: From £40,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Romford, Essex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000
Posted: 2 days ago
West Drayton, Middlesex
Connectus
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Vodafone
Posted: 3 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £0
Posted: 3 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Dalkeith, Midlothian
TheSmartList
Posted: 3 days ago
Midlothian
TheSmartList
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TheSmartList
Posted: 3 days ago
Northamptonshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £27500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £16000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Three
Posted: 12 days ago
Suffolk
TheSmartList
Posted: 22 days ago
Newmarket, Suffolk
TheSmartList
Posted: 22 days ago