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

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 779 793 785
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -8
Permanent jobs citing HNC 107 152 194
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.45% 0.52% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 89 111 129
Median salary £30,250 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-13.57% -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £19,600 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,100 £52,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £33,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-2.98% -25.55%

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
23716 29090 31602
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.84% 27.36% 27.92%
Number of salaries quoted 18732 23035 25333
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 +25 100 £32,500 -7.14% 19
South East +64 26 £33,500 +69.62% 9
London +62 23 £28,000 -34.11% 3
West Sussex +32 12 £29,000 -20.54% 1
West Midlands -20 12 £30,500 -2.40% 1
Yorkshire +22 10 £19,500 -38.09%
South West -9 9 £32,500 -13.33%
North West -23 8 £30,000 -14.28% 4
Burgess Hill - 7 £28,000 -
East of England +5 6 £33,000 -5.71% 2
Berkshire +55 5 - - 1
Reading +31 5 - -
Scotland +23 5 £26,500 -38.37% 1
Surrey +16 5 £30,000 +2.56% 2
Manchester -17 5 £31,250 -5.30% 3
North Yorkshire - 5 £19,500 -
York - 5 £19,500 -
Cambridgeshire +1 4 £33,000 -5.71%
Hampshire -8 4 £37,750 +93.58% 1
Devon -16 4 £32,500 -19.75%
Birmingham - 4 £24,000 -
South Yorkshire - 4 - -
Hereford - 4 £35,000 -
Redhill - 4 £37,500 -
Midlands - 4 £40,000 -
Herefordshire - 4 £35,000 -
Glasgow - 4 £26,500 - 1
Bristol +5 3 £31,500 -21.25%
Gatwick - 3 £45,000 - 1
Sheffield - 3 - -

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 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.

1 117 (54.67%) HND
2 86 (40.19%) Degree
3 45 (21.03%) Electronics
4 39 (18.22%) Driving Licence
5 33 (15.42%) SLA
6 30 (14.02%) SQL
7 26 (12.15%) Manufacturing
8 23 (10.75%) Windows
8 23 (10.75%) Microsoft
8 23 (10.75%) MS Excel
8 23 (10.75%) Service Delivery
9 22 (10.28%) Software Engineering
9 22 (10.28%) CAD
10 20 (9.35%) Project Management
10 20 (9.35%) SQL Server
11 19 (8.88%) Telecoms
11 19 (8.88%) ERP
12 18 (8.41%) ITIL
12 18 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
13 16 (7.48%) MS Office
13 16 (7.48%) Continuous Improvement
14 15 (7.01%) CRM
14 15 (7.01%) Finance
15 14 (6.54%) Microsoft Certification
16 13 (6.07%) .NET
16 13 (6.07%) Change Management
17 12 (5.61%) Stakeholder Management
17 12 (5.61%) Cisco Certification
17 12 (5.61%) AutoCAD
17 12 (5.61%) Process Improvement

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 (4.21%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.87%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.40%) Apache
3 3 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (1.40%) IIS
4 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 23 (10.75%) MS Excel
2 16 (7.48%) MS Office
3 12 (5.61%) AutoCAD
4 4 (1.87%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.87%) MS Project
4 4 (1.87%) SOLIDWORKS
5 3 (1.40%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.40%) Siemens NX
6 2 (0.93%) MicroStation
7 1 (0.47%) CATIA
7 1 (0.47%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.47%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.47%) Revit
7 1 (0.47%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 8 (3.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.87%) WebTrends
3 3 (1.40%) PeopleSoft CRM
3 3 (1.40%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.40%) SaaS
2 1 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.47%) IaaS
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.27%) GSM
1 7 (3.27%) RFID
1 7 (3.27%) SS7
1 7 (3.27%) UMTS
1 7 (3.27%) Value-Added Service
2 6 (2.80%) LAN
2 6 (2.80%) WAN
3 5 (2.34%) Internet
4 4 (1.87%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.40%) ATM
5 3 (1.40%) HTTP
5 3 (1.40%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (1.40%) SMS
6 2 (0.93%) DECT
6 2 (0.93%) HSRP
6 2 (0.93%) SDH
6 2 (0.93%) Spanning Tree
6 2 (0.93%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.93%) VLAN
6 2 (0.93%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (9.35%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.74%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (3.27%) MySQL
3 7 (3.27%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.47%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Eclipse
1 2 (0.93%) Subversion
1 2 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.47%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.47%) eggPlant
2 1 (0.47%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.47%) LabVIEW
2 1 (0.47%) Rational DOORS
General
1 45 (21.03%) Electronics
2 26 (12.15%) Manufacturing
3 19 (8.88%) Telecoms
4 15 (7.01%) Finance
5 10 (4.67%) Marketing
6 9 (4.21%) Avionics
7 7 (3.27%) Military
8 4 (1.87%) Automotive
9 3 (1.40%) Aerospace
9 3 (1.40%) Billing
10 2 (0.93%) Retail
11 1 (0.47%) Games
Job Titles
1 24 (11.21%) Analyst
2 20 (9.35%) Design Engineer
2 20 (9.35%) Mechanical Engineer
2 20 (9.35%) Systems Engineer
3 17 (7.94%) Electronics Engineer
3 17 (7.94%) Field Engineer
4 16 (7.48%) Field Service Engineer
5 14 (6.54%) Applications Support
6 13 (6.07%) Support Analyst
7 12 (5.61%) Developer
8 11 (5.14%) Applications Support Analyst
8 11 (5.14%) Consultant
8 11 (5.14%) Mechanical Design Engineer
8 11 (5.14%) Support Engineer
8 11 (5.14%) Test Engineer
9 10 (4.67%) Project Engineer
10 9 (4.21%) Data Consultant
11 8 (3.74%) Senior Analyst
11 8 (3.74%) Software Developer
12 7 (3.27%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.07%) .NET
2 11 (5.14%) ASP.NET
3 5 (2.34%) HTML
4 4 (1.87%) .NET Framework
4 4 (1.87%) Middleware
5 3 (1.40%) JSON
5 3 (1.40%) WCF
5 3 (1.40%) WPF
6 2 (0.93%) CSS
6 2 (0.93%) jQuery
6 2 (0.93%) RFC 2547
7 1 (0.47%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.47%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.47%) SOAP
7 1 (0.47%) XHTML
7 1 (0.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (18.22%) Driving Licence
2 18 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.61%) Computer Science
4 8 (3.74%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.27%) Mobile Computing
6 6 (2.80%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.80%) Statistics
7 5 (2.34%) Robotics
8 4 (1.87%) EPoS
8 4 (1.87%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.93%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.93%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.93%) Physics
10 1 (0.47%) CCTV
10 1 (0.47%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.47%) HP Storage
10 1 (0.47%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 23 (10.75%) Windows
2 7 (3.27%) Unix
2 7 (3.27%) Windows Server
3 6 (2.80%) Linux
3 6 (2.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (1.87%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.93%) Windows 8
5 2 (0.93%) Windows Vista
5 2 (0.93%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.47%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (10.75%) Service Delivery
2 22 (10.28%) CAD
2 22 (10.28%) Software Engineering
3 20 (9.35%) Project Management
4 19 (8.88%) ERP
5 18 (8.41%) ITIL
6 16 (7.48%) Continuous Improvement
7 15 (7.01%) CRM
8 13 (6.07%) Change Management
9 12 (5.61%) Process Improvement
9 12 (5.61%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (5.14%) Change Control
10 11 (5.14%) Line Management
11 10 (4.67%) Validation
12 9 (4.21%) CAE
12 9 (4.21%) SDLC
13 8 (3.74%) Mentoring
13 8 (3.74%) Web Application Development
13 8 (3.74%) Workflow
14 7 (3.27%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 30 (14.02%) SQL
2 11 (5.14%) C#
3 10 (4.67%) C
3 10 (4.67%) T-SQL
4 4 (1.87%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.40%) Java
6 2 (0.93%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.93%) PHP
7 1 (0.47%) C++
7 1 (0.47%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.47%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.47%) RPG
7 1 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 117 (54.67%) HND
2 86 (40.19%) Degree
3 14 (6.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (5.61%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (5.14%) CCNA
6 10 (4.67%) Security Cleared
7 9 (4.21%) MCSE
8 8 (3.74%) Chartered Engineer
9 7 (3.27%) DV Cleared
10 6 (2.80%) A+ Certification
10 6 (2.80%) Network+ Certification
11 4 (1.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (1.40%) MCP
12 3 (1.40%) NVQ Level 4
13 2 (0.93%) CCIP
13 2 (0.93%) CCNP
13 2 (0.93%) MCSA
14 1 (0.47%) DBS Check
14 1 (0.47%) PMP
14 1 (0.47%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (15.42%) SLA
2 8 (3.74%) ISO 9000
3 6 (2.80%) QA
4 5 (2.34%) GAMP
4 5 (2.34%) ISO 14001
4 5 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (2.34%) ISO22301
5 4 (1.87%) Def Stans
6 3 (1.40%) ISO 9002
6 3 (1.40%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.93%) MISRA
8 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.47%) TickIT
System Software
1 9 (4.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.27%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.40%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (0.47%) PaperCut
1 1 (0.47%) PowerCLI
1 1 (0.47%) SCCM
1 1 (0.47%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 23 (10.75%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.21%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 9 (4.21%) Oracle
2 9 (4.21%) Siemens
2 9 (4.21%) VMware
3 7 (3.27%) Nokia Networks
3 7 (3.27%) TIBCO
4 6 (2.80%) Cisco
4 6 (2.80%) Computacenter
4 6 (2.80%) Rockwell
5 4 (1.87%) Tealium
5 4 (1.87%) Teradata
6 3 (1.40%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (0.93%) EMC
7 2 (0.93%) Green Hills
7 2 (0.93%) Juniper
7 2 (0.93%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.93%) SAP
7 2 (0.93%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.47%) Apple
Caldicot, Gwent
CPS Group UK
Salary: £17000 - £23000 per annum + pension, annual leave,
Posted: 23 hours ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competetive Salary + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45k
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Huxley
Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Salary: £22000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
United Kingdom
National Grid Careers
Posted: 5 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
Pertemps Managed Services
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Pertemps Managed Services
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Pertemps Managed Services
Salary: £20000 - £22950 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Pertemps Managed Services
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
FT Select
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedfordshire
Mane Contract Services Limited
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 6 days ago
South East
Pertemps Managed Services
Salary: £31000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Vodafone
Posted: 3 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Pertemps Managed Services
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Pertemps Managed Services
Salary: £34000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Pertemps Managed Services
Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Innovative Technology
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago