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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 743 750 726
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -24
Permanent jobs citing HNC 156 123 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.50% 0.43% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 100 93 131
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90% offered a salary of more than £21,937 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500

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
31403 28879 33391
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.98% 27.15% 28.58%
Number of salaries quoted 24333 23456 28266
Average salary £44,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 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 29 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 -13 137 £32,000 -3.75% 53
South East +9 50 £40,000 +10.34% 2
London -6 28 £32,000 -36.00% 4
Berkshire +16 26 - - 1
South West -21 14 £37,500 +7.14% 25
Yorkshire -34 14 £22,500 -32.83% 6
Reading +4 11 - - 1
West Midlands -4 11 £42,500 +70.00% 2
Hampshire -7 11 £49,500 +43.47% 1
Scotland -15 9 £39,250 +57.00% 4
Maidenhead -7 8 - -
East Midlands -18 8 £24,250 -19.16% 1
South Yorkshire - 8 £22,500 -
City of London 0 7 £27,500 -45.00% 2
East of England -34 7 £38,500 +18.46% 3
Warwickshire - 7 £40,000 -
Gloucestershire - 7 £37,500 - 17
Rugby - 7 £40,000 -
Sheffield - 7 £22,500 -
Kent -2 6 £25,000 -33.33%
West Yorkshire -32 6 £19,000 -56.81% 4
Halifax - 6 £28,625 - 1
Aberdeen - 5 - - 2
Northamptonshire - 5 £23,750 -
North West -11 4 £25,500 +15.90% 9
Basingstoke +1 3 £50,000 +58.73%
Buckinghamshire -3 3 £49,500 +23.75%
West Sussex -6 3 £32,500 -18.75%
Glasgow -8 3 £35,000 -
Brighton -24 3 - -

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 252 (66.32%) HND
2 133 (35.00%) Degree
3 88 (23.16%) Project Management
4 83 (21.84%) Microsoft
5 57 (15.00%) Telecoms
6 49 (12.89%) ITIL
7 47 (12.37%) UNIX
8 41 (10.79%) XML
9 39 (10.26%) SQL
9 39 (10.26%) Windows
10 38 (10.00%) Linux
11 37 (9.74%) HTML
11 37 (9.74%) Service Delivery
11 37 (9.74%) Change Management
11 37 (9.74%) Computer Science
12 36 (9.47%) NDS
13 35 (9.21%) MS Excel
14 33 (8.68%) Internet
15 32 (8.42%) JSP
15 32 (8.42%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
16 30 (7.89%) Marketing
16 30 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
16 30 (7.89%) Manufacturing
17 29 (7.63%) 3G
17 29 (7.63%) Cisco
18 28 (7.37%) SolidWorks
18 28 (7.37%) Electronics
19 27 (7.11%) Alcatel-Lucent
19 27 (7.11%) TIBCO
20 26 (6.84%) MS Office

HNC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 12 (3.16%) Tomcat
2 7 (1.84%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.32%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.32%) IIS
3 5 (1.32%) CMS
4 2 (0.53%) SAS
5 1 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.26%) Lync
5 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 35 (9.21%) MS Excel
2 26 (6.84%) MS Office
3 25 (6.58%) AutoCAD
4 22 (5.79%) MS Project
5 17 (4.47%) Photoshop
6 10 (2.63%) MS Visio
6 10 (2.63%) XMetaL
7 8 (2.11%) FrameMaker
8 7 (1.84%) Acrobat
9 5 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
10 3 (0.79%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 3 (0.79%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.53%) MicroStation
12 1 (0.26%) ProjectWise
12 1 (0.26%) EPLAN
12 1 (0.26%) InDesign
12 1 (0.26%) Windchill
12 1 (0.26%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 5 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.05%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.79%) LabWindows
3 3 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.53%) SAP PM
4 2 (0.53%) HFM
4 2 (0.53%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.26%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.26%) Exchequer
5 1 (0.26%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 33 (8.68%) Internet
2 29 (7.63%) 3G
3 25 (6.58%) LTE
4 24 (6.32%) GSM
5 23 (6.05%) UMTS
5 23 (6.05%) SS7
6 21 (5.53%) 4G
7 16 (4.21%) 2G
8 15 (3.95%) Broadband
8 15 (3.95%) TCP/IP
9 14 (3.68%) SAN
10 12 (3.16%) VPN
10 12 (3.16%) Ethernet
10 12 (3.16%) WAN
11 11 (2.89%) MPLS
11 11 (2.89%) Firewall
11 11 (2.89%) BGP
12 10 (2.63%) VoIP
12 10 (2.63%) LAN
13 9 (2.37%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.37%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.79%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.79%) QlikView
5 2 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.53%) Essbase
5 2 (0.53%) MySQL
5 2 (0.53%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 12 (3.16%) Eclipse
2 6 (1.58%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.05%) TestPartner
4 3 (0.79%) Dreamweaver
4 3 (0.79%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.26%) GNU Toolchain
General
1 57 (15.00%) Telecoms
2 30 (7.89%) Manufacturing
2 30 (7.89%) Marketing
3 28 (7.37%) Electronics
4 24 (6.32%) Finance
5 10 (2.63%) Aerospace
6 9 (2.37%) Law
7 8 (2.11%) Automotive
8 7 (1.84%) Advertising
9 6 (1.58%) Retail
10 4 (1.05%) Legal
10 4 (1.05%) Banking
11 2 (0.53%) French Language
11 2 (0.53%) German Language
11 2 (0.53%) Hebrew Language
11 2 (0.53%) Military
12 1 (0.26%) Publishing
12 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.26%) Arabic Language
12 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 46 (12.11%) Design Engineer
2 39 (10.26%) Developer
3 36 (9.47%) Support Engineer
4 27 (7.11%) Author
4 27 (7.11%) Draughtsman
5 24 (6.32%) Analyst
6 22 (5.79%) Project Engineer
7 19 (5.00%) Technical Author
8 18 (4.74%) Technical Engineer
9 15 (3.95%) Technical Support
10 14 (3.68%) Support Analyst
11 12 (3.16%) Network Engineer
11 12 (3.16%) Tester
11 12 (3.16%) Field Engineer
11 12 (3.16%) Java Developer
12 11 (2.89%) Technical Support Engineer
13 9 (2.37%) Junior
13 9 (2.37%) Software Engineer
13 9 (2.37%) Sales Engineer
14 8 (2.11%) Website Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (10.79%) XML
2 37 (9.74%) HTML
3 32 (8.42%) JSP
4 16 (4.21%) XHTML
5 14 (3.68%) CSS
5 14 (3.68%) .NET
6 13 (3.42%) XSLT
7 12 (3.16%) Hibernate
7 12 (3.16%) Spring
7 12 (3.16%) Java EE
7 12 (3.16%) Grails
8 6 (1.58%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.79%) COM+
9 3 (0.79%) HTML5
9 3 (0.79%) WCF
9 3 (0.79%) WPF
9 3 (0.79%) Silverlight
9 3 (0.79%) LAMP
9 3 (0.79%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.53%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 37 (9.74%) Computer Science
2 25 (6.58%) Management Information System
3 13 (3.42%) Smartphone
4 12 (3.16%) AS400
4 12 (3.16%) iSeries
5 9 (2.37%) Replication
6 8 (2.11%) Firmware
7 7 (1.84%) Video on Demand
8 5 (1.32%) Home Automation
9 4 (1.05%) SCADA
9 4 (1.05%) Mathematics
9 4 (1.05%) Social Media
10 3 (0.79%) Kindle
10 3 (0.79%) New Media
10 3 (0.79%) Copywriting
11 2 (0.53%) Embedded Systems
12 1 (0.26%) PMI
12 1 (0.26%) Wiki
12 1 (0.26%) Blog
12 1 (0.26%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 47 (12.37%) UNIX
2 39 (10.26%) Windows
3 38 (10.00%) Linux
4 12 (3.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (2.37%) Windows 7
6 7 (1.84%) Windows XP
7 5 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.32%) Windows 8
8 4 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.79%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.53%) CentOS
10 2 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.53%) Tru64
10 2 (0.53%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.53%) Windows NT
10 2 (0.53%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (23.16%) Project Management
2 49 (12.89%) ITIL
3 37 (9.74%) Service Delivery
3 37 (9.74%) Change Management
4 23 (6.05%) Product Marketing
5 20 (5.26%) CAD
6 17 (4.47%) Business Continuity
6 17 (4.47%) Continuous Improvement
7 15 (3.95%) Service Management
7 15 (3.95%) OO
7 15 (3.95%) Time Management
8 14 (3.68%) Migration
8 14 (3.68%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (3.42%) Software Engineering
10 12 (3.16%) Business Development
10 12 (3.16%) UML
10 12 (3.16%) OOD
10 12 (3.16%) SOA
10 12 (3.16%) Dependency Injection
11 10 (2.63%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 39 (10.26%) SQL
2 23 (6.05%) C
3 18 (4.74%) Java
4 14 (3.68%) C#
5 12 (3.16%) RPG
5 12 (3.16%) Groovy
5 12 (3.16%) RPG IV
5 12 (3.16%) R
6 10 (2.63%) T-SQL
7 7 (1.84%) C++
7 7 (1.84%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.32%) PL/SQL
8 5 (1.32%) VB.NET
9 4 (1.05%) Python
10 3 (0.79%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.79%) Lisp
10 3 (0.79%) VB
11 2 (0.53%) VBA
11 2 (0.53%) VBScript
12 1 (0.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 252 (66.32%) HND
2 133 (35.00%) Degree
3 30 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (6.58%) Security Cleared
5 24 (6.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 21 (5.53%) CCNA
7 17 (4.47%) MCSE
8 14 (3.68%) SC Cleared
9 10 (2.63%) DV Cleared
10 9 (2.37%) CCNP
10 9 (2.37%) Avaya Certification
11 8 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (1.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (1.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (1.32%) MCITP
14 5 (1.32%) MCSA
15 4 (1.05%) MCP
15 4 (1.05%) ISEB
15 4 (1.05%) CCSA
15 4 (1.05%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.53%) QA
2 9 (2.37%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.05%) SLA
3 4 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.26%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.26%) JTAG
4 1 (0.26%) DO-178B
System Software
1 36 (9.47%) NDS
2 7 (1.84%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.05%) XenApp
5 3 (0.79%) XenServer
6 1 (0.26%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (0.79%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (0.26%) SCCM
2 1 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (0.26%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 83 (21.84%) Microsoft
2 32 (8.42%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 29 (7.63%) Cisco
4 28 (7.37%) SolidWorks
5 27 (7.11%) TIBCO
5 27 (7.11%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 21 (5.53%) Oracle
7 12 (3.16%) JBoss
7 12 (3.16%) AccuRev
8 11 (2.89%) F5
8 11 (2.89%) Adobe
9 10 (2.63%) Avaya
9 10 (2.63%) CheckPoint
9 10 (2.63%) VMware
10 8 (2.11%) SAP
10 8 (2.11%) HP
11 7 (1.84%) EMC
11 7 (1.84%) Citrix
11 7 (1.84%) Aruba
11 7 (1.84%) Fortinet
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £33250 per annum + (package)+ben
Posted: Yesterday
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Yoh
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £23000.00 - £27000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000+ Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + Car/Car Allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £32000.00 - £36000.00 per annum + Car/Car Allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham
Huxley Associates
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester
Huxley Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Plymouth
Huxley Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £29800.00 - £39700.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Yoh Company
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
Kendal
Huxley Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
Huxley Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Real Staffing
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + 5% matched pension scheme & 25 days hol
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington
Huxley Associates
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + Car, Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + Car, Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago