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 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 713 757 705
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -52
Permanent jobs citing HNC 174 115 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.59% 0.41% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 123 95 146
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £32,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +16.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £22,000 £20,550
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £48,750 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £32,500 £30,250
% change year-on-year
+38.46% +7.43%

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
29320 28292 30741
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.76% 27.22% 28.21%
Number of salaries quoted 23521 22225 25772
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 23 January 2015 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 23 January 2015. 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 +62 148 £42,500 +6.25% 65
South East +22 67 £42,250 +32.03% 21
Berkshire +20 24 £37,500 +17.18% 5
Hampshire +4 23 £45,000 +55.17% 2
North West +10 19 £45,000 +80.00% 13
Reading +16 16 £42,000 +31.25% 4
Scotland +19 15 £45,000 +93.54% 4
London -13 13 £31,000 -31.11% 5
East Midlands +23 12 £27,500 -38.88% 2
East of England -12 11 £45,000 +4.65% 5
Winchester - 10 £45,000 -
West Midlands -17 9 £31,500 -23.17% 7
Cheshire - 9 £45,000 - 6
Lincolnshire - 9 - -
Warrington - 9 £45,000 - 4
Kent +8 8 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Wales -11 8 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Durham - 8 £45,000 -
North East - 8 £45,000 -
Aberdeen +9 7 £45,000 -18.18%
South Wales -9 7 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Billingham - 7 £45,000 -
Bridgend - 7 £45,000 -
Maidstone - 7 £45,000 -
Cambridgeshire +5 5 £47,500 +18.75%
West Yorkshire -4 5 £25,250 -3.80%
Yorkshire -9 5 £25,250 +17.44% 1
Scunthorpe - 5 - -
Halifax - 5 £25,250 -
Coventry - 5 £43,750 - 1

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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.

1 259 (75.29%) HND
2 182 (52.91%) Degree
3 67 (19.48%) Microsoft
4 62 (18.02%) Telecoms
5 53 (15.41%) ITIL
6 52 (15.12%) AutoCAD
7 50 (14.53%) UNIX
8 47 (13.66%) Project Management
9 45 (13.08%) Change Management
10 42 (12.21%) Service Delivery
10 42 (12.21%) Electronics
11 41 (11.92%) Marketing
12 39 (11.34%) Security Cleared
12 39 (11.34%) Windows
12 39 (11.34%) MS Excel
13 38 (11.05%) Finance
14 37 (10.76%) NDS
14 37 (10.76%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 37 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
15 36 (10.47%) C
16 35 (10.17%) Cisco Certification
16 35 (10.17%) Management Information System
17 34 (9.88%) MS Office
18 32 (9.30%) GSM
18 32 (9.30%) Cisco
18 32 (9.30%) Product Marketing
19 31 (9.01%) UMTS
20 28 (8.14%) CAD
20 28 (8.14%) SS7
20 28 (8.14%) SC Cleared

HNC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 5 (1.45%) IIS
2 4 (1.16%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.87%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.29%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.29%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (0.29%) Joomla!
4 1 (0.29%) Moodle
4 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 52 (15.12%) AutoCAD
2 39 (11.34%) MS Excel
3 34 (9.88%) MS Office
4 10 (2.91%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (2.62%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.74%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 5 (1.45%) Acrobat
8 4 (1.16%) FrameMaker
9 3 (0.87%) Windchill
9 3 (0.87%) Revit
10 2 (0.58%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.29%) CATIA
11 1 (0.29%) CorelDRAW
11 1 (0.29%) RoboHelp
11 1 (0.29%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 3 (0.87%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.45%) Office 365
2 4 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 32 (9.30%) GSM
2 31 (9.01%) UMTS
3 28 (8.14%) SS7
4 23 (6.69%) Internet
5 20 (5.81%) TCP/IP
5 20 (5.81%) LAN
6 19 (5.52%) 4G
7 15 (4.36%) 3G
7 15 (4.36%) Broadband
8 13 (3.78%) VLAN
9 12 (3.49%) SMS
9 12 (3.49%) DNS
9 12 (3.49%) Ethernet
9 12 (3.49%) DEFINITY
9 12 (3.49%) SAN
10 11 (3.20%) LTE
11 10 (2.91%) VoLTE
11 10 (2.91%) VoIP
11 10 (2.91%) MPLS
12 8 (2.33%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.36%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.62%) Relational Database
3 6 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (1.16%) QlikView
5 3 (0.87%) MS Access
6 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (1.74%) LabVIEW
2 3 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.58%) Subversion
3 2 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.29%) GNU Toolchain
General
1 62 (18.02%) Telecoms
2 42 (12.21%) Electronics
3 41 (11.92%) Marketing
4 38 (11.05%) Finance
5 25 (7.27%) Manufacturing
6 15 (4.36%) Aerospace
7 6 (1.74%) Automotive
7 6 (1.74%) Military
8 5 (1.45%) Back Office
8 5 (1.45%) Retail
9 4 (1.16%) Law
9 4 (1.16%) Legal
10 3 (0.87%) Billing
11 2 (0.58%) French Language
11 2 (0.58%) German Language
11 2 (0.58%) Hebrew Language
11 2 (0.58%) Local Government
12 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 67 (19.48%) Design Engineer
2 31 (9.01%) Support Engineer
3 26 (7.56%) Analyst
4 18 (5.23%) Support Analyst
5 16 (4.65%) Developer
6 14 (4.07%) Operations Analyst
6 14 (4.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 14 (4.07%) Software Engineer
6 14 (4.07%) Project Manager
7 13 (3.78%) Field Engineer
8 12 (3.49%) Operations Support Analyst
8 12 (3.49%) Systems Engineer
9 10 (2.91%) Technical Leader
10 9 (2.62%) Team Leader
10 9 (2.62%) Network Engineer
10 9 (2.62%) Mechanical Engineer
11 8 (2.33%) Support Team Leader
11 8 (2.33%) Test Engineer
12 6 (1.74%) IT Support
12 6 (1.74%) Draughtsman
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.23%) .NET
2 12 (3.49%) .NET Framework
3 8 (2.33%) ASP.NET
4 7 (2.03%) HTML
4 7 (2.03%) Ajax
5 6 (1.74%) jQuery
6 5 (1.45%) CSS
6 5 (1.45%) WCF
6 5 (1.45%) JSON
6 5 (1.45%) Razor View Engine
7 4 (1.16%) JSP
8 3 (0.87%) WPF
8 3 (0.87%) Silverlight
8 3 (0.87%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.58%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (0.58%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 2 (0.58%) Web Services
9 2 (0.58%) LAMP
10 1 (0.29%) XML
10 1 (0.29%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 37 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (10.17%) Management Information System
3 23 (6.69%) iDTV
3 23 (6.69%) BBC
4 19 (5.52%) Mathematics
5 15 (4.36%) Smartphone
6 13 (3.78%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.45%) Performance Metrics
8 3 (0.87%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.87%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.87%) Economics
8 3 (0.87%) CCTV
8 3 (0.87%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.58%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.58%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.58%) Robotics
9 2 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.58%) SCADA
9 2 (0.58%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.29%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 50 (14.53%) UNIX
2 39 (11.34%) Windows
3 24 (6.98%) Linux
4 8 (2.33%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.16%) Windows 8
5 4 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.87%) Windows XP
6 3 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.58%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.29%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X Server
8 1 (0.29%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (15.41%) ITIL
2 47 (13.66%) Project Management
3 45 (13.08%) Change Management
4 42 (12.21%) Service Delivery
5 32 (9.30%) Product Marketing
6 28 (8.14%) CAD
7 21 (6.10%) Software Engineering
8 18 (5.23%) Service Management
9 15 (4.36%) Business Continuity
9 15 (4.36%) Data Protection
9 15 (4.36%) Time Management
10 14 (4.07%) Workflow
11 13 (3.78%) Continuous Improvement
12 12 (3.49%) Data Analysis
12 12 (3.49%) Disaster Recovery
13 11 (3.20%) Mentoring
14 10 (2.91%) MVC
15 9 (2.62%) PRINCE2
15 9 (2.62%) Performance Management
16 8 (2.33%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (10.47%) C
2 19 (5.52%) SQL
3 11 (3.20%) C#
4 10 (2.91%) VB.NET
5 8 (2.33%) T-SQL
5 8 (2.33%) C++
6 7 (2.03%) Fortran
7 5 (1.45%) Java
7 5 (1.45%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.16%) PowerShell
8 4 (1.16%) VB
9 3 (0.87%) Embedded C
9 3 (0.87%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.58%) VBA
10 2 (0.58%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.29%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.29%) Perl
11 1 (0.29%) PHP
11 1 (0.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 259 (75.29%) HND
2 182 (52.91%) Degree
3 39 (11.34%) Security Cleared
4 35 (10.17%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (8.14%) SC Cleared
6 27 (7.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 25 (7.27%) MCSE
8 24 (6.98%) PhD
9 21 (6.10%) CCNA
10 13 (3.78%) DV Cleared
11 12 (3.49%) Avaya Certification
12 11 (3.20%) MCP
13 9 (2.62%) CCNP
14 6 (1.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 6 (1.74%) MCITP
14 6 (1.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (1.45%) A+ Certification
15 5 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 4 (1.16%) NVQ Level 3
16 4 (1.16%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.65%) SLA
2 8 (2.33%) ISO 9001
3 6 (1.74%) QA
4 3 (0.87%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.58%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.29%) JTAG
System Software
1 37 (10.76%) NDS
2 13 (3.78%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.16%) Firmware
4 2 (0.58%) XenApp
5 1 (0.29%) NFS
5 1 (0.29%) MetaFrame
5 1 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (0.87%) Casper Suite
2 2 (0.58%) Cacti
2 2 (0.58%) Zenoss
2 2 (0.58%) WSUS
Vendors
1 67 (19.48%) Microsoft
2 37 (10.76%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 32 (9.30%) Cisco
4 27 (7.85%) TIBCO
5 17 (4.94%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 12 (3.49%) Avaya
7 10 (2.91%) Nokia
7 10 (2.91%) VMware
8 7 (2.03%) Citrix
8 7 (2.03%) Fortinet
8 7 (2.03%) F5
8 7 (2.03%) Aruba
9 6 (1.74%) Adobe
9 6 (1.74%) SolidWorks
10 5 (1.45%) HP
10 5 (1.45%) CheckPoint
10 5 (1.45%) Oracle
11 4 (1.16%) EMC
12 3 (0.87%) Dell
12 3 (0.87%) Apple
Middlewich, Cheshire
AWD Recruitment
Salary: up to £21,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Vodafone
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Vodafone
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £17,000 - £21,000 Dependent on Experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £17,000 - £22,000 Dependent on Experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Car + pension + Medical
Posted: 3 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
GE Energy Management
Salary: £ Competitive Salary & Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Imperative People
Salary: £26000.00 - £29000.00 per annum + Pack
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 50k+ Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stowmarket, Suffolk
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 38,000 to 45,000
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
EE
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
Austin Fraser
Salary: £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £27500 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
BAE Systems
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Corporate benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Sue Ryder
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago