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 2 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 852 876 810
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -66
Permanent jobs citing HNC 88 111 200
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.099% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% 0.36% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 73 76 130
Median salary £35,000 £37,250 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.04% +14.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,600 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £37,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +17.18%

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
28082 30871 33084
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.27% 27.56% 27.31%
Number of salaries quoted 22647 24105 26475
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,000 £69,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing HNC as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 2 May 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the UK over the 3 months to 2 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -11 82 £35,000 -2.77% 21
South East +30 27 £38,500 -1.28% 8
Surrey +5 19 £38,500 -9.94% 1
North West +25 12 £35,000 -26.31% 1
Woking - 12 - - 1
London +11 11 £45,000 +25.00% 2
East of England -1 8 £35,000 -16.16% 3
West Midlands -10 7 £37,500 +134.37%
Suffolk +11 6 £35,000 -
East Midlands +7 6 £33,375 +1.00% 1
South West -2 6 £33,261 +33.04% 4
Warwickshire -2 6 £43,750 -
Ipswich - 6 £35,000 -
Cheshire +28 5 £35,000 -26.31% 1
Warrington +18 5 £35,000 -26.31% 1
West Yorkshire +16 4 £41,000 +72.63% 2
Yorkshire +11 4 £41,000 +72.63% 2
Manchester +8 4 £31,000 -24.39%
Wiltshire +5 3 £26,523 +20.55%
Lancashire +5 3 £35,000 -
Scotland 0 3 £27,500 -60.71% 1
Nottinghamshire -1 3 £33,375 +1.00%
Nottingham -4 3 £33,375 +1.00%
Chippenham -4 3 £26,523 +20.55%
Kent -9 3 £29,000 +10.47% 1
Rugby - 3 £52,500 -
Blackburn - 3 £35,000 -
Bristol - 3 £40,000 -
Glasgow - 3 £27,500 -
Redhill +8 2 £52,500 +23.52%

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, IT jobs citing HNC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for HNC.

1 136 (69.04%) HND
2 103 (52.28%) Degree
3 52 (26.40%) Windows
3 52 (26.40%) Microsoft
4 41 (20.81%) Linux
5 35 (17.77%) Electronics
6 34 (17.26%) SQL
7 33 (16.75%) MS Excel
7 33 (16.75%) Microsoft Certification
8 32 (16.24%) Computer Science
9 31 (15.74%) MCSE
10 30 (15.23%) Cisco Certification
10 30 (15.23%) Analytical Skills
11 28 (14.21%) Cisco
12 27 (13.71%) AutoCAD
13 25 (12.69%) C
14 22 (11.17%) CCNA
15 21 (10.66%) Active Directory
15 21 (10.66%) Windows Server
16 19 (9.64%) SQL Server
16 19 (9.64%) Finance
16 19 (9.64%) Firewall
16 19 (9.64%) Management Information System
16 19 (9.64%) Agile Software Development
17 18 (9.14%) Manufacturing
18 17 (8.63%) Software Engineering
18 17 (8.63%) CRM
18 17 (8.63%) Unix
18 17 (8.63%) Driving Licence
19 16 (8.12%) OO

HNC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (7.11%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.06%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.06%) Skype for Business
3 5 (2.54%) IIS
4 3 (1.52%) Apache
5 2 (1.02%) CMS
5 2 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 33 (16.75%) MS Excel
2 27 (13.71%) AutoCAD
3 11 (5.58%) MS Office
3 11 (5.58%) SOLIDWORKS
4 5 (2.54%) MS Visio
5 4 (2.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (2.03%) MS Project
6 3 (1.52%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 3 (1.52%) PTC Creo
7 2 (1.02%) CATIA
8 1 (0.51%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 8 (4.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.03%) Eikon
3 3 (1.52%) PeopleSoft CRM
4 1 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.02%) Office 365
1 2 (1.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.64%) Firewall
2 12 (6.09%) LAN
3 11 (5.58%) DNS
3 11 (5.58%) SAN
3 11 (5.58%) TCP/IP
3 11 (5.58%) VSAT
4 9 (4.57%) WAN
5 8 (4.06%) DEFINITY
5 8 (4.06%) GSM
6 7 (3.55%) VoIP
7 6 (3.05%) 3G
7 6 (3.05%) 4G
8 5 (2.54%) Wireless
9 4 (2.03%) VPN
10 2 (1.02%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (1.02%) CTI
10 2 (1.02%) DHCP
10 2 (1.02%) OSPF
10 2 (1.02%) Spanning Tree
11 1 (0.51%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.64%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.05%) MySQL
3 4 (2.03%) MS Access
4 3 (1.52%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (7.11%) Visual Studio
2 6 (3.05%) Eclipse
2 6 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.51%) JIRA
3 1 (0.51%) LabVIEW
General
1 35 (17.77%) Electronics
2 19 (9.64%) Finance
3 18 (9.14%) Manufacturing
4 10 (5.08%) Telecoms
5 8 (4.06%) Marketing
6 6 (3.05%) Automotive
6 6 (3.05%) Billing
6 6 (3.05%) Military
7 4 (2.03%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.02%) Avionics
8 2 (1.02%) Banking
8 2 (1.02%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.02%) Retail
9 1 (0.51%) French Language
9 1 (0.51%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (11.68%) Analyst
2 22 (11.17%) Design Engineer
3 15 (7.61%) Software Engineer
3 15 (7.61%) Technologist
4 14 (7.11%) C Software Engineer
4 14 (7.11%) C/C++ Software Engineer
4 14 (7.11%) C++ Software Engineer
5 13 (6.60%) Support Engineer
6 12 (6.09%) Project Manager
7 10 (5.08%) 1st Line Support
7 10 (5.08%) Systems Engineer
8 9 (4.57%) 1st Line Engineer
9 8 (4.06%) 1st Line Support Engineer
9 8 (4.06%) Exchange Engineer
9 8 (4.06%) Exchange Support
9 8 (4.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (4.06%) Systems Analyst
9 8 (4.06%) Technical Support
9 8 (4.06%) Windows Engineer
9 8 (4.06%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.09%) .NET
2 3 (1.52%) Middleware
3 2 (1.02%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.51%) CSS
4 1 (0.51%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.51%) HTML
4 1 (0.51%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 32 (16.24%) Computer Science
2 30 (15.23%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (9.64%) Management Information System
4 17 (8.63%) Driving Licence
5 14 (7.11%) Embedded Systems
6 11 (5.58%) Mathematics
7 9 (4.57%) Data Structures
8 5 (2.54%) User Experience
9 4 (2.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (1.52%) CESG
10 3 (1.52%) FMCG
11 2 (1.02%) Data Centre
11 2 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
12 1 (0.51%) CCTV
12 1 (0.51%) CMDB
12 1 (0.51%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.51%) NHS
12 1 (0.51%) Performance Metrics
12 1 (0.51%) Physics
12 1 (0.51%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 52 (26.40%) Windows
2 41 (20.81%) Linux
3 21 (10.66%) Windows Server
4 17 (8.63%) Unix
5 14 (7.11%) Embedded Linux
5 14 (7.11%) Windows CE
6 9 (4.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (2.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.52%) Windows 2000
9 3 (1.52%) Windows NT
9 3 (1.52%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.51%) CentOS
10 1 (0.51%) Debian
10 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.51%) Solaris
10 1 (0.51%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (9.64%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (8.63%) CRM
2 17 (8.63%) Software Engineering
3 16 (8.12%) OO
4 15 (7.61%) Root Cause Analysis
5 14 (7.11%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (7.11%) Embedded Software Development
5 14 (7.11%) ITIL
5 14 (7.11%) OOD
5 14 (7.11%) Pair Programming
5 14 (7.11%) Project Management
5 14 (7.11%) Scrum
5 14 (7.11%) Test Automation
5 14 (7.11%) UML
6 12 (6.09%) Business Continuity
7 11 (5.58%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (4.57%) CAD
8 9 (4.57%) Presales
9 8 (4.06%) High Availability
9 8 (4.06%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 34 (17.26%) SQL
2 25 (12.69%) C
3 15 (7.61%) C#
3 15 (7.61%) C++
3 15 (7.61%) Embedded C
4 11 (5.58%) Java
5 5 (2.54%) Perl
5 5 (2.54%) PHP
5 5 (2.54%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.03%) VBA
7 2 (1.02%) Fortran
8 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.51%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 136 (69.04%) HND
2 103 (52.28%) Degree
3 33 (16.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 31 (15.74%) MCSE
5 30 (15.23%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (11.17%) CCNA
7 15 (7.61%) Security Cleared
8 11 (5.58%) SC Cleared
9 8 (4.06%) Avaya Certification
9 8 (4.06%) MCTS
10 7 (3.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 5 (2.54%) MCSA
12 3 (1.52%) CCNP
12 3 (1.52%) NVQ Level 4
13 2 (1.02%) A+ Certification
13 2 (1.02%) CCVP
13 2 (1.02%) Chartered Engineer
13 2 (1.02%) MCP
14 1 (0.51%) PhD
14 1 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.61%) ISO 9001
2 8 (4.06%) QA
3 5 (2.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.51%) GMP
4 1 (0.51%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.51%) NEBOSH
4 1 (0.51%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (10.66%) Active Directory
2 12 (6.09%) Hyper-V
3 7 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.52%) XenServer
6 2 (1.02%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.02%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (1.02%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.02%) vSphere
6 2 (1.02%) XenApp
7 1 (0.51%) iptables
7 1 (0.51%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (4.06%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 8 (4.06%) SCOM
2 3 (1.52%) Netcool
3 2 (1.02%) SCCM
4 1 (0.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.51%) WSUS
Vendors
1 52 (26.40%) Microsoft
2 28 (14.21%) Cisco
3 11 (5.58%) EMC
4 10 (5.08%) VMware
5 8 (4.06%) Avaya
6 6 (3.05%) Oracle
7 5 (2.54%) ServiceNow
8 4 (2.03%) Bloomberg
8 4 (2.03%) Reuters
8 4 (2.03%) SAP
9 3 (1.52%) Blue Coat
9 3 (1.52%) Citrix
9 3 (1.52%) Google
9 3 (1.52%) HP
9 3 (1.52%) Intel Security
9 3 (1.52%) NetApp
9 3 (1.52%) PeopleSoft
9 3 (1.52%) Riverbed
10 2 (1.02%) CyberTech
10 2 (1.02%) Verint
Thatcham, Berkshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
Posted: 6 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Pension, Medical
Posted: 12 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Auriol Resource
Salary: neg
Posted: Yesterday
London
Artemis Recruitment
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 26-30K + bonux, medical cover, pension, life insurance
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Premier Engineering
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Up to £43k per annum plus car
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £42k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Edenbridge
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Glastonbury, Somerset
Intapeople
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £17000 per annum + Bonus, Van, Fuel Card, Tools +More
Posted: 5 days ago
Dorset
Premier Engineering
Salary: £25000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £38,781 per annum Plus car
Posted: 5 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £39000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Aberdeenshire
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £40000 per annum + Car,Bon,Pen,OT,Hol
Posted: 8 days ago
Wymondham, Norfolk
Norfolk Constabulary
Salary: From £30,744 to £35,100 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Warrington
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bon,Pen,Progression
Posted: 19 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago