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

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 802 783 834
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +51
Permanent jobs citing HNC 110 192 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.44% 0.65% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 87 155 103
Median salary £33,000 £32,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.53% -4.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £19,750 £23,900
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £49,500
UK excluding London median salary £33,375 £31,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.66% -17.33%

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
24866 29764 31069
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.10% 27.29% 27.16%
Number of salaries quoted 19984 24007 24250
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -9 103 £33,000 -5.71% 7
South East +46 26 £30,000 -
London +37 22 £32,500 -23.52% 2
South West -9 16 £43,000 +7.50%
West Sussex +33 12 £29,000 -10.76%
North West +9 12 £33,750 +2.27% 1
Manchester +2 11 £32,500 -1.51% 1
Yorkshire +16 8 £37,500 +19.04% 1
Bristol +5 7 £43,000 +7.50%
Surrey +34 6 £58,750 +38.23%
East Midlands +11 6 £33,375 +25.94%
Cambridgeshire +9 6 £33,000 -30.52%
Nottingham +2 6 £33,375 +38.19%
Nottinghamshire -1 6 £33,375 +38.19%
East of England -5 6 £33,000 -5.71% 2
West Midlands -12 6 £25,750 -8.84%
Gloucestershire -12 6 £52,500 +31.25%
Burgess Hill - 6 £28,000 -
Hampshire +11 5 £28,500 +46.15%
Gatwick - 5 £50,000 -
Birmingham -25 4 £25,750 +71.66%
North Yorkshire - 4 £37,500 -
Redhill - 4 £60,000 -
Cambridge +5 3 - -
Eastleigh - 3 £28,500 -
Belfast - 3 - -
Northern Ireland - 3 - -
County Antrim - 3 - -
Glasgow +21 2 £26,500 -13.11% 1
West Yorkshire +11 2 - - 1

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 112 (56.00%) HND
2 78 (39.00%) Degree
3 36 (18.00%) Driving Licence
4 33 (16.50%) Electronics
5 27 (13.50%) SQL
6 25 (12.50%) MS Excel
6 25 (12.50%) Windows
6 25 (12.50%) SLA
7 23 (11.50%) ERP
7 23 (11.50%) AutoCAD
7 23 (11.50%) Manufacturing
8 22 (11.00%) CRM
9 21 (10.50%) Telecoms
10 20 (10.00%) Microsoft
10 20 (10.00%) ITIL
11 19 (9.50%) Software Engineering
12 18 (9.00%) Service Delivery
13 17 (8.50%) CAD
13 17 (8.50%) Project Management
14 16 (8.00%) SQL Server
14 16 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
15 15 (7.50%) Management Information System
16 14 (7.00%) MS Office
17 13 (6.50%) CCNA
17 13 (6.50%) Cisco Certification
17 13 (6.50%) Finance
18 12 (6.00%) Security Cleared
18 12 (6.00%) VMware
18 12 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
18 12 (6.00%) T-SQL

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 9 (4.50%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.00%) Apache
2 6 (3.00%) IIS
3 4 (2.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.00%) CMS
5 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 25 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 23 (11.50%) AutoCAD
3 14 (7.00%) MS Office
4 9 (4.50%) SOLIDWORKS
5 6 (3.00%) MS Project
6 5 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (2.00%) MS Visio
8 3 (1.50%) CATIA
8 3 (1.50%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 3 (1.50%) PTC Creo
9 2 (1.00%) MicroStation
9 2 (1.00%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.50%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.50%) Revit
Business Applications
1 8 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (3.00%) PeopleSoft CRM
3 4 (2.00%) WebTrends
4 3 (1.50%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.00%) SaaS
2 1 (0.50%) IaaS
2 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.00%) RFID
2 6 (3.00%) Internet
2 6 (3.00%) OSPF
2 6 (3.00%) Spanning Tree
3 5 (2.50%) Ethernet
3 5 (2.50%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.00%) BGP
4 4 (2.00%) HSRP
4 4 (2.00%) IPv6
4 4 (2.00%) MPLS
4 4 (2.00%) RSVP
4 4 (2.00%) SDH
4 4 (2.00%) SONET
4 4 (2.00%) VLAN
4 4 (2.00%) VPLS
5 3 (1.50%) HTTP
5 3 (1.50%) LAN
5 3 (1.50%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (1.50%) WAN
5 3 (1.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 8 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (3.00%) MySQL
5 4 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.50%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.50%) eggPlant
2 1 (0.50%) LabVIEW
2 1 (0.50%) Rational DOORS
General
1 33 (16.50%) Electronics
2 23 (11.50%) Manufacturing
3 21 (10.50%) Telecoms
4 13 (6.50%) Finance
5 8 (4.00%) Avionics
6 6 (3.00%) Marketing
6 6 (3.00%) Military
7 3 (1.50%) Billing
8 2 (1.00%) Advertising
9 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.50%) French Language
9 1 (0.50%) Games
9 1 (0.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (13.50%) Analyst
2 21 (10.50%) Systems Engineer
3 17 (8.50%) Design Engineer
4 14 (7.00%) Technologist
5 13 (6.50%) Mechanical Engineer
6 12 (6.00%) Applications Support
6 12 (6.00%) Field Engineer
6 12 (6.00%) Field Service Engineer
7 10 (5.00%) Developer
7 10 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
7 10 (5.00%) Support Analyst
8 9 (4.50%) Applications Support Analyst
8 9 (4.50%) Consultant
8 9 (4.50%) Mechanical Design Engineer
8 9 (4.50%) Project Engineer
9 8 (4.00%) Electronics Engineer
9 8 (4.00%) Integration Engineer
9 8 (4.00%) Support Engineer
10 7 (3.50%) Installations Engineer
10 7 (3.50%) Systems Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.00%) .NET
2 8 (4.00%) ASP.NET
3 7 (3.50%) Middleware
4 6 (3.00%) HTML
5 4 (2.00%) .NET Framework
5 4 (2.00%) RFC 2547
6 3 (1.50%) XML
7 2 (1.00%) CSS
7 2 (1.00%) HTML5
7 2 (1.00%) RESTful
7 2 (1.00%) RSS
7 2 (1.00%) SOAP
8 1 (0.50%) CSS3
8 1 (0.50%) Flash
8 1 (0.50%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.50%) HTML5 Canvas
8 1 (0.50%) jQuery
8 1 (0.50%) XHTML
8 1 (0.50%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 36 (18.00%) Driving Licence
2 15 (7.50%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.00%) Mobile Computing
4 7 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.50%) Mathematics
5 6 (3.00%) Data Centre
5 6 (3.00%) Statistics
6 5 (2.50%) Data Structures
6 5 (2.50%) Robotics
7 4 (2.00%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.00%) EPoS
9 1 (0.50%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.50%) CCTV
9 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.50%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.50%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.50%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.50%) Physics
9 1 (0.50%) SCADA
9 1 (0.50%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 25 (12.50%) Windows
2 9 (4.50%) Linux
3 4 (2.00%) Unix
3 4 (2.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.50%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.50%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (11.50%) ERP
2 22 (11.00%) CRM
3 20 (10.00%) ITIL
4 19 (9.50%) Software Engineering
5 18 (9.00%) Service Delivery
6 17 (8.50%) CAD
6 17 (8.50%) Project Management
7 16 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 12 (6.00%) Change Control
8 12 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (5.50%) Line Management
10 10 (5.00%) Process Improvement
11 9 (4.50%) Data Analysis
11 9 (4.50%) Validation
12 8 (4.00%) CAE
12 8 (4.00%) Change Management
12 8 (4.00%) Mentoring
12 8 (4.00%) SDLC
12 8 (4.00%) Web Application Development
13 7 (3.50%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 27 (13.50%) SQL
2 12 (6.00%) T-SQL
3 11 (5.50%) C
4 8 (4.00%) C#
5 3 (1.50%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.50%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.00%) Fortran
7 1 (0.50%) C++
7 1 (0.50%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 112 (56.00%) HND
2 78 (39.00%) Degree
3 13 (6.50%) CCNA
3 13 (6.50%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (6.00%) Security Cleared
5 8 (4.00%) MCSE
5 8 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (3.50%) Chartered Engineer
6 7 (3.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (3.00%) DV Cleared
8 5 (2.50%) A+ Certification
8 5 (2.50%) Network+ Certification
9 4 (2.00%) CCIP
9 4 (2.00%) CCNP
10 2 (1.00%) MCP
10 2 (1.00%) NVQ Level 4
11 1 (0.50%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.50%) MCSA
11 1 (0.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (12.50%) SLA
2 8 (4.00%) QA
3 5 (2.50%) GAMP
4 3 (1.50%) Def Stans
4 3 (1.50%) ISO 14001
4 3 (1.50%) ISO 9000
4 3 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.50%) ISO22301
5 1 (0.50%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.50%) ISO13485
5 1 (0.50%) TickIT
System Software
1 12 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.50%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 20 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.00%) Oracle
2 12 (6.00%) VMware
3 11 (5.50%) Cisco
4 6 (3.00%) Computacenter
4 6 (3.00%) PeopleSoft
4 6 (3.00%) Rockwell
4 6 (3.00%) Siemens
5 5 (2.50%) EMC
6 4 (2.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 4 (2.00%) Juniper
6 4 (2.00%) ServiceNow
6 4 (2.00%) Tealium
6 4 (2.00%) Teradata
7 2 (1.00%) Mitel
7 2 (1.00%) Nokia Networks
7 2 (1.00%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.00%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.50%) Autodesk
8 1 (0.50%) HP
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