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

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 832 805 808
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +3
Permanent jobs citing HNC 101 154 174
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.39% 0.51% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 77 119 109
Median salary £33,500 £37,500 £30,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.66% +22.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,358 £24,750 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £58,300 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £28,625
% change year-on-year
- +22.27%

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
26139 30235 31745
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.65% 27.37% 27.30%
Number of salaries quoted 21142 24036 24857
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 94 £35,000 -6.66% 27
South East +29 32 £40,000 -5.88% 3
London +37 18 £32,000 -28.88% 1
South West +25 16 £31,500 +12.50% 9
Surrey +34 13 £58,750 +30.55%
West Sussex 0 10 £37,750 +16.15% 1
Woking - 10 - -
East Midlands +6 8 £33,500 -14.15% 5
Yorkshire +19 7 £37,500 -6.25% 1
West Midlands -14 5 £35,000 +40.00% 5
Hampshire - 5 £40,000 -
West Yorkshire +14 4 £40,000 -
Wiltshire +12 4 £31,500 +5.00% 2
Swindon +5 4 £31,500 +5.00% 2
Leicestershire 0 4 - -
East of England -7 4 £31,500 - 1
Bristol - 4 £43,000 - 2
Lincolnshire - 4 £33,500 - 1
Gatwick - 4 £50,000 -
Burgess Hill - 4 £28,000 - 1
Basingstoke - 4 £40,000 -
North West +20 3 £38,750 -8.82% 2
Gloucestershire +5 3 £52,500 - 4
Cambridgeshire -3 3 £31,500 -10.00% 1
Birmingham -15 3 £28,000 +86.66% 2
Somerset - 3 £30,500 -
Bath - 3 £30,500 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £37,500 -
Berkshire +8 2 £38,781 +41.02%
Cambridge +5 2 - - 1

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 123 (64.06%) HND
2 94 (48.96%) Degree
3 37 (19.27%) AutoCAD
4 32 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 29 (15.10%) Windows
6 28 (14.58%) Electronics
7 27 (14.06%) SQL
8 24 (12.50%) Driving Licence
9 23 (11.98%) MS Excel
9 23 (11.98%) Manufacturing
10 21 (10.94%) Linux
11 20 (10.42%) Software Engineering
12 19 (9.90%) SQL Server
13 18 (9.38%) ITIL
14 16 (8.33%) CRM
14 16 (8.33%) ERP
14 16 (8.33%) Finance
14 16 (8.33%) Management Information System
15 15 (7.81%) SOLIDWORKS
15 15 (7.81%) C
15 15 (7.81%) Microsoft Certification
16 14 (7.29%) Cisco Certification
16 14 (7.29%) CAD
16 14 (7.29%) MCSE
16 14 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
17 13 (6.77%) Cisco
17 13 (6.77%) CCNA
17 13 (6.77%) Telecoms
18 12 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
18 12 (6.25%) TCP/IP

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 5 (2.60%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.08%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.56%) Apache
3 3 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (1.56%) IIS
4 2 (1.04%) CMS
5 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 37 (19.27%) AutoCAD
2 23 (11.98%) MS Excel
3 15 (7.81%) SOLIDWORKS
4 6 (3.13%) MS Office
4 6 (3.13%) MS Project
5 5 (2.60%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 5 (2.60%) PTC Creo
6 4 (2.08%) CATIA
6 4 (2.08%) MS Visio
7 3 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (1.04%) MicroStation
9 1 (0.52%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.52%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.52%) Revit
9 1 (0.52%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (2.08%) WebTrends
2 3 (1.56%) PeopleSoft CRM
3 1 (0.52%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.04%) SaaS
2 1 (0.52%) IaaS
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 11 (5.73%) Firewall
3 8 (4.17%) RFID
4 7 (3.65%) VSAT
5 6 (3.13%) OSPF
5 6 (3.13%) Spanning Tree
5 6 (3.13%) Wireless
6 5 (2.60%) Ethernet
6 5 (2.60%) Internet
7 4 (2.08%) BGP
7 4 (2.08%) GSM
7 4 (2.08%) IPv6
7 4 (2.08%) LAN
7 4 (2.08%) MPLS
7 4 (2.08%) RSVP
7 4 (2.08%) SDH
7 4 (2.08%) SONET
7 4 (2.08%) VLAN
7 4 (2.08%) VPN
7 4 (2.08%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.90%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.65%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.56%) MySQL
5 1 (0.52%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (3.13%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.52%) eggPlant
3 1 (0.52%) LabVIEW
3 1 (0.52%) Rational DOORS
General
1 28 (14.58%) Electronics
2 23 (11.98%) Manufacturing
3 16 (8.33%) Finance
4 13 (6.77%) Telecoms
5 11 (5.73%) Marketing
6 4 (2.08%) Automotive
6 4 (2.08%) Avionics
7 3 (1.56%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.56%) Billing
7 3 (1.56%) Military
8 2 (1.04%) Advertising
9 1 (0.52%) French Language
9 1 (0.52%) Games
9 1 (0.52%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (13.54%) Analyst
2 24 (12.50%) Technologist
3 20 (10.42%) Design Engineer
4 19 (9.90%) Systems Engineer
5 11 (5.73%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (4.17%) Field Engineer
6 8 (4.17%) Field Service Engineer
6 8 (4.17%) Project Engineer
6 8 (4.17%) Systems Analyst
7 7 (3.65%) Designer
7 7 (3.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 7 (3.65%) Integration Engineer
7 7 (3.65%) Support Engineer
7 7 (3.65%) Technical Support
8 6 (3.13%) Applications Support
8 6 (3.13%) C/C++ Software Engineer
8 6 (3.13%) C++ Software Engineer
8 6 (3.13%) Installations Engineer
8 6 (3.13%) Service Manager
8 6 (3.13%) Systems Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.69%) .NET
2 4 (2.08%) ASP.NET
2 4 (2.08%) Middleware
2 4 (2.08%) RFC 2547
3 3 (1.56%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.04%) HTML
4 2 (1.04%) HTML5
4 2 (1.04%) RESTful
4 2 (1.04%) RSS
4 2 (1.04%) SOAP
4 2 (1.04%) XML
5 1 (0.52%) CSS
5 1 (0.52%) CSS3
5 1 (0.52%) Flash
5 1 (0.52%) HTML5 Canvas
5 1 (0.52%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.50%) Driving Licence
2 16 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 14 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.73%) Computer Science
5 8 (4.17%) Mathematics
5 8 (4.17%) Mobile Computing
6 7 (3.65%) Data Structures
6 7 (3.65%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (2.60%) Statistics
8 3 (1.56%) FMCG
8 3 (1.56%) Robotics
8 3 (1.56%) User Experience
9 2 (1.04%) CCTV
9 2 (1.04%) Physics
10 1 (0.52%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.52%) CMDB
10 1 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.52%) NHS
10 1 (0.52%) SCADA
10 1 (0.52%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 29 (15.10%) Windows
2 21 (10.94%) Linux
3 10 (5.21%) Unix
4 7 (3.65%) Windows CE
4 7 (3.65%) Windows Server
5 6 (3.13%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.52%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (10.42%) Software Engineering
2 18 (9.38%) ITIL
3 16 (8.33%) CRM
3 16 (8.33%) ERP
4 14 (7.29%) CAD
5 12 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
6 10 (5.21%) Project Management
6 10 (5.21%) Service Delivery
6 10 (5.21%) Validation
7 9 (4.69%) Data Analysis
7 9 (4.69%) Presales
7 9 (4.69%) SDLC
8 8 (4.17%) Change Control
9 7 (3.65%) Business Continuity
9 7 (3.65%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (3.65%) Embedded Software Development
9 7 (3.65%) Line Management
9 7 (3.65%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (3.65%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 27 (14.06%) SQL
2 15 (7.81%) C
3 10 (5.21%) C#
4 9 (4.69%) T-SQL
5 7 (3.65%) C++
5 7 (3.65%) Embedded C
6 3 (1.56%) Java
6 3 (1.56%) Perl
6 3 (1.56%) PHP
7 2 (1.04%) Fortran
7 2 (1.04%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.04%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 123 (64.06%) HND
2 94 (48.96%) Degree
3 15 (7.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (7.29%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (7.29%) MCSE
5 13 (6.77%) CCNA
6 10 (5.21%) Security Cleared
7 7 (3.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (2.60%) A+ Certification
8 5 (2.60%) Chartered Engineer
8 5 (2.60%) Network+ Certification
9 4 (2.08%) CCIP
9 4 (2.08%) CCNP
9 4 (2.08%) MCSA
9 4 (2.08%) SC Cleared
10 3 (1.56%) NVQ Level 4
11 2 (1.04%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.52%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.17%) SLA
2 7 (3.65%) ISO 9001
2 7 (3.65%) QA
3 3 (1.56%) GAMP
4 2 (1.04%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.52%) GMP
5 1 (0.52%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.52%) ISO13485
5 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (5.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.13%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.52%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 32 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.77%) Cisco
3 11 (5.73%) VMware
4 8 (4.17%) Oracle
5 6 (3.13%) EMC
6 5 (2.60%) ServiceNow
7 4 (2.08%) Juniper
7 4 (2.08%) Siemens
7 4 (2.08%) Tealium
7 4 (2.08%) Teradata
8 3 (1.56%) Google
8 3 (1.56%) PeopleSoft
8 3 (1.56%) Rockwell
9 2 (1.04%) Mitel
10 1 (0.52%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 1 (0.52%) Avaya
10 1 (0.52%) Bloomberg
10 1 (0.52%) Hitachi
10 1 (0.52%) Reuters
10 1 (0.52%) TIBCO
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Salary: £57000 - £67000 per annum + Car or Car Allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: 35,000 - 40,000
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Salary: £17,000 - £22,500 DOE
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Salary: £20000 per annum
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