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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 716 748 753
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +5
Permanent jobs citing HNC 166 122 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.53% 0.41% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 101 97 115
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £19,600 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £28,625 £32,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-10.54% -1.53%
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
31524 29552 33039
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.07% 27.26% 28.13%
Number of salaries quoted 24626 23785 28227
Average salary £44,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.32% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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 August 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 August 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 -23 152 £30,000 -7.69% 54
South East +22 59 £32,500 -7.14% 13
Berkshire +22 31 - - 4
London -30 30 £32,500 -35.00% 5
Yorkshire -21 15 £22,500 -15.09% 7
Reading +8 13 - - 2
East of England -17 13 £32,250 +7.50% 4
South West -34 13 £37,500 +7.14% 11
Maidenhead - 10 - - 1
North West +7 8 £20,250 -32.50% 4
City of London -5 8 £30,000 +33.33% 1
East Midlands -11 8 £24,250 -39.37% 3
South Yorkshire - 8 £22,500 - 3
West Midlands +8 7 £40,000 +60.00% 5
Scotland -2 7 £35,000 +40.00% 5
Halifax -2 7 £28,500 +7.54%
Hampshire -4 7 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Bedfordshire -6 7 £32,000 -1.53%
Brighton -21 7 - -
East Sussex -24 7 - -
West Yorkshire -39 7 £21,750 -17.92% 1
Sheffield - 7 £22,500 -
Kent -7 6 £25,000 -33.33% 1
Gloucestershire -1 5 £37,500 +105.47% 5
Northamptonshire - 5 £23,750 - 1
Basingstoke +3 3 £50,000 +58.73%
Buckinghamshire -8 3 £43,125 +7.81% 1
Rugby - 3 £40,000 - 1
Lancashire - 3 £15,000 - 2
Warwickshire - 3 £40,000 - 2

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 236 (63.44%) HND
2 115 (30.91%) Degree
3 81 (21.77%) Project Management
4 79 (21.24%) Microsoft
5 51 (13.71%) Telecoms
6 47 (12.63%) XML
7 45 (12.10%) UNIX
8 43 (11.56%) SQL
9 42 (11.29%) HTML
9 42 (11.29%) Linux
10 41 (11.02%) Windows
11 39 (10.48%) ITIL
12 36 (9.68%) JSP
13 35 (9.41%) Internet
13 35 (9.41%) Service Delivery
13 35 (9.41%) Computer Science
14 34 (9.14%) NDS
15 31 (8.33%) Change Management
15 31 (8.33%) Cisco
16 30 (8.06%) 3G
16 30 (8.06%) Marketing
16 30 (8.06%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
17 29 (7.80%) MS Excel
17 29 (7.80%) SolidWorks
17 29 (7.80%) Manufacturing
17 29 (7.80%) Electronics
18 27 (7.26%) Oracle
18 27 (7.26%) Cisco Certification
19 26 (6.99%) Microsoft Certification
20 25 (6.72%) Alcatel-Lucent

HNC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 16 (4.30%) Tomcat
2 7 (1.88%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.61%) IIS
4 5 (1.34%) CMS
4 5 (1.34%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.54%) SAS
6 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.27%) Lync
6 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 29 (7.80%) MS Excel
2 24 (6.45%) AutoCAD
3 23 (6.18%) MS Project
3 23 (6.18%) MS Office
4 20 (5.38%) Photoshop
5 10 (2.69%) XMetaL
6 8 (2.15%) MS Visio
7 5 (1.34%) FrameMaker
8 4 (1.08%) Acrobat
8 4 (1.08%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 3 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
9 3 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.54%) MicroStation
11 1 (0.27%) EPLAN
11 1 (0.27%) ProjectWise
11 1 (0.27%) InDesign
11 1 (0.27%) Windchill
11 1 (0.27%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 5 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.08%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.81%) LabWindows
4 2 (0.54%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.54%) HFM
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 35 (9.41%) Internet
2 30 (8.06%) 3G
3 24 (6.45%) LTE
4 22 (5.91%) GSM
5 21 (5.65%) SS7
5 21 (5.65%) UMTS
6 18 (4.84%) 4G
7 17 (4.57%) 2G
8 15 (4.03%) Firewall
8 15 (4.03%) Broadband
8 15 (4.03%) SAN
9 13 (3.49%) WAN
10 10 (2.69%) Ethernet
10 10 (2.69%) TCP/IP
11 9 (2.42%) VoLTE
11 9 (2.42%) VPN
11 9 (2.42%) LAN
12 8 (2.15%) DEFINITY
12 8 (2.15%) MPLS
12 8 (2.15%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.03%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.08%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.54%) MySQL
5 2 (0.54%) Essbase
5 2 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.54%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (0.54%) QlikView
5 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (4.30%) Eclipse
2 6 (1.61%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.08%) TestPartner
4 3 (0.81%) LabVIEW
4 3 (0.81%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 51 (13.71%) Telecoms
2 30 (8.06%) Marketing
3 29 (7.80%) Manufacturing
3 29 (7.80%) Electronics
4 19 (5.11%) Finance
5 9 (2.42%) Aerospace
6 8 (2.15%) Law
7 7 (1.88%) Advertising
8 6 (1.61%) Retail
9 5 (1.34%) Automotive
10 4 (1.08%) Legal
10 4 (1.08%) Banking
11 1 (0.27%) Arabic Language
11 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.27%) Back Office
11 1 (0.27%) Military
11 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 48 (12.90%) Developer
2 45 (12.10%) Design Engineer
3 32 (8.60%) Support Engineer
4 27 (7.26%) Author
5 25 (6.72%) Draughtsman
6 23 (6.18%) Analyst
7 22 (5.91%) Project Engineer
8 16 (4.30%) Java Developer
8 16 (4.30%) Technical Author
8 16 (4.30%) Technical Engineer
9 15 (4.03%) Technical Support
10 14 (3.76%) Support Analyst
11 13 (3.49%) Network Engineer
12 12 (3.23%) Tester
13 11 (2.96%) Website Developer
13 11 (2.96%) Internet Developer
14 9 (2.42%) Sales Engineer
14 9 (2.42%) Technical Support Engineer
14 9 (2.42%) Junior
15 8 (2.15%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (12.63%) XML
2 42 (11.29%) HTML
3 36 (9.68%) JSP
4 19 (5.11%) XHTML
5 17 (4.57%) CSS
5 17 (4.57%) XSLT
6 16 (4.30%) Hibernate
6 16 (4.30%) Spring
6 16 (4.30%) Grails
6 16 (4.30%) Java EE
7 15 (4.03%) .NET
8 6 (1.61%) ASP.NET
9 4 (1.08%) LAMP
10 3 (0.81%) HTML5
10 3 (0.81%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.81%) WCF
10 3 (0.81%) WPF
10 3 (0.81%) Silverlight
10 3 (0.81%) COM+
11 2 (0.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 35 (9.41%) Computer Science
2 23 (6.18%) Management Information System
3 16 (4.30%) AS400
3 16 (4.30%) iSeries
4 13 (3.49%) Smartphone
5 11 (2.96%) Replication
6 7 (1.88%) Video on Demand
6 7 (1.88%) Firmware
7 5 (1.34%) Home Automation
7 5 (1.34%) SCADA
8 4 (1.08%) Social Media
9 3 (0.81%) New Media
9 3 (0.81%) Kindle
9 3 (0.81%) Copywriting
10 2 (0.54%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.54%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.27%) Tandem
11 1 (0.27%) Graphic Design
11 1 (0.27%) Wiki
11 1 (0.27%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 45 (12.10%) UNIX
2 42 (11.29%) Linux
3 41 (11.02%) Windows
4 14 (3.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (2.15%) Windows XP
6 7 (1.88%) Windows 7
6 7 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (1.61%) Windows 8
8 5 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.08%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.54%) Windows NT
10 2 (0.54%) AIX
10 2 (0.54%) Tru64
10 2 (0.54%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.54%) CentOS
10 2 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (21.77%) Project Management
2 39 (10.48%) ITIL
3 35 (9.41%) Service Delivery
4 31 (8.33%) Change Management
5 21 (5.65%) CAD
5 21 (5.65%) Product Marketing
6 18 (4.84%) Time Management
7 17 (4.57%) Continuous Improvement
7 17 (4.57%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (4.57%) OO
8 16 (4.30%) UML
8 16 (4.30%) OOD
8 16 (4.30%) SOA
8 16 (4.30%) Business Continuity
8 16 (4.30%) Dependency Injection
9 15 (4.03%) Migration
10 12 (3.23%) Business Development
11 10 (2.69%) Software Engineering
11 10 (2.69%) 3D Modelling
12 9 (2.42%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 43 (11.56%) SQL
2 20 (5.38%) Java
3 16 (4.30%) RPG
3 16 (4.30%) Groovy
3 16 (4.30%) RPG IV
4 15 (4.03%) C#
5 12 (3.23%) T-SQL
5 12 (3.23%) R
6 11 (2.96%) C
7 6 (1.61%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.34%) PL/SQL
8 5 (1.34%) VB.NET
9 3 (0.81%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.81%) Lisp
9 3 (0.81%) C++
9 3 (0.81%) Python
10 2 (0.54%) VBA
10 2 (0.54%) VBScript
10 2 (0.54%) VB
10 2 (0.54%) VB6
Qualifications
1 236 (63.44%) HND
2 115 (30.91%) Degree
3 27 (7.26%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (6.99%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (5.11%) CCNA
6 17 (4.57%) MCSE
7 15 (4.03%) Security Cleared
8 9 (2.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (2.15%) Avaya Certification
9 8 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (2.15%) SC Cleared
10 7 (1.88%) DV Cleared
10 7 (1.88%) MCITP
11 6 (1.61%) MCSA
11 6 (1.61%) CCNP
12 5 (1.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (1.08%) MCP
13 4 (1.08%) ISEB
13 4 (1.08%) MBA
13 4 (1.08%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.18%) QA
2 9 (2.42%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.08%) SLA
4 3 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.27%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.27%) ISO 9002
System Software
1 34 (9.14%) NDS
2 8 (2.15%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.34%) XenApp
4 4 (1.08%) Terminal Server
4 4 (1.08%) XenServer
5 1 (0.27%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 4 (1.08%) OpenView
2 3 (0.81%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.27%) SCCM
3 1 (0.27%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 79 (21.24%) Microsoft
2 31 (8.33%) Cisco
3 30 (8.06%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 29 (7.80%) SolidWorks
5 27 (7.26%) Oracle
6 25 (6.72%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 25 (6.72%) TIBCO
7 17 (4.57%) VMware
8 16 (4.30%) JBoss
8 16 (4.30%) AccuRev
9 12 (3.23%) CheckPoint
10 10 (2.69%) SAP
10 10 (2.69%) Citrix
11 9 (2.42%) HP
11 9 (2.42%) EMC
11 9 (2.42%) Avaya
12 8 (2.15%) Adobe
12 8 (2.15%) F5
13 7 (1.88%) Intel
14 5 (1.34%) Nokia
West Midlands
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: From £40,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Invatech Health
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Invatech Health
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Invatech Health
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Airwave
Posted: Yesterday
Maldon, Essex
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Thatcham, Berkshire
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: £35K-£45K plus benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
UK
RSA
Salary: Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bupa + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Cobham
Salary: Attractive with Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Dover, Kent
Proteus Europe
Salary: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30-35k
Posted: 4 days ago
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
United Kingdom
Amada UK Ltd
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 15 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
SITA (UK) LTD
Salary: £40,000 per annum plus 10% bonus
Posted: 16 days ago