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 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
UK
Rank 786 851 824
Rank change year-on-year
+65 -27
Permanent jobs citing HNC 77 102 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.10% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 0.36% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 45 86 96
Median salary £31,500 £35,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.88% -10.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,600 £22,500 £25,250
10% offered a salary of more than £42,900 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £29,500 £35,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-15.71% -15.66%

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
20812 28128 29370
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 24.66% 27.90% 27.48%
Number of salaries quoted 16425 22473 23309
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,823 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 27 February 2017 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 27 February 2017. 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 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 +66 71 £31,750 -9.28% 20
North West +3 21 £29,500 -15.71% 5
Manchester -9 21 £29,500 -4.83% 3
Oldham - 14 - - 2
South East +35 12 £23,000 -40.25% 3
West Midlands +35 12 £35,000 -23.07% 4
London +54 10 £35,000 -26.31% 2
Hampshire +28 7 £32,000 -7.24% 1
Coventry - 6 £29,000 - 2
Yorkshire +33 5 £38,000 +51.13%
East of England +3 5 £35,000 -17.64% 3
Essex - 4 £43,000 -
Herefordshire - 4 £35,000 -
West Sussex - 4 £45,000 -
Southampton - 4 £33,500 -
Hereford - 4 £35,000 -
Surrey +29 3 £23,000 -40.25%
South West +18 3 £31,500 -1.59% 1
East Midlands -1 3 - - 2
South Yorkshire - 3 £38,000 -
Berkshire +27 2 £23,000 -48.88% 1
Buckinghamshire +18 2 £23,000 -51.57%
West Yorkshire +17 2 £38,000 +38.18%
Basingstoke +5 2 £23,000 -58.18%
Woking +3 2 £23,000 -
Crawley - 2 £46,000 -
Gatwick - 2 £45,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Sheffield - 2 - -
Maidenhead - 2 £23,000 -

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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.

1 108 (59.34%) HND
2 81 (44.51%) Degree
3 44 (24.18%) Electronics
4 33 (18.13%) SQL
5 31 (17.03%) Manufacturing
5 31 (17.03%) Analytical Skills
6 29 (15.93%) Computer Science
6 29 (15.93%) Software Engineering
6 29 (15.93%) SLA
7 28 (15.38%) Customer Requirements
8 25 (13.74%) Driving Licence
9 24 (13.19%) Microsoft
9 24 (13.19%) C
9 24 (13.19%) Finance
10 23 (12.64%) CAD
11 21 (11.54%) Validation
12 20 (10.99%) Windows
12 20 (10.99%) Linux
13 18 (9.89%) C++
13 18 (9.89%) Telecoms
14 17 (9.34%) Project Management
14 17 (9.34%) PHP
14 17 (9.34%) MySQL
15 16 (8.79%) MS Excel
16 15 (8.24%) Embedded C
16 15 (8.24%) SQL Server
16 15 (8.24%) Service Delivery
17 14 (7.69%) .NET
17 14 (7.69%) MS Office
17 14 (7.69%) ASP.NET

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 3 (1.65%) Apache
1 3 (1.65%) IIS
2 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (1.10%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.10%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.55%) CMS
Applications
1 16 (8.79%) MS Excel
2 14 (7.69%) MS Office
3 5 (2.75%) Siemens NX
4 4 (2.20%) AutoCAD
4 4 (2.20%) Autodesk Inventor
4 4 (2.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.20%) SOLIDWORKS
5 2 (1.10%) Solid Edge
6 1 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.55%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.55%) CATIA
6 1 (0.55%) FrameMaker
6 1 (0.55%) InDesign
6 1 (0.55%) Mathcad
6 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.55%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.55%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.55%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (1.65%) PeopleSoft CRM
1 3 (1.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.55%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.55%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (0.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.95%) TCP/IP
2 6 (3.30%) GSM
2 6 (3.30%) SS7
2 6 (3.30%) UMTS
2 6 (3.30%) Value-Added Service
3 5 (2.75%) LAN
3 5 (2.75%) WAN
4 3 (1.65%) ATM
4 3 (1.65%) Internet
5 2 (1.10%) SMS
6 1 (0.55%) Firewall
6 1 (0.55%) TETRA
6 1 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.34%) MySQL
2 15 (8.24%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.20%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.65%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (1.65%) Power BI
4 3 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.55%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.55%) QlikView
6 1 (0.55%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (4.40%) Git (software)
2 7 (3.85%) JIRA
3 4 (2.20%) LabVIEW
4 2 (1.10%) CruiseControl
4 2 (1.10%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.10%) NUnit
4 2 (1.10%) Subversion
5 1 (0.55%) Dreamweaver
General
1 44 (24.18%) Electronics
2 31 (17.03%) Manufacturing
3 24 (13.19%) Finance
4 18 (9.89%) Telecoms
5 13 (7.14%) Marketing
6 6 (3.30%) Avionics
7 5 (2.75%) Automotive
7 5 (2.75%) Military
8 2 (1.10%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.55%) Advertising
9 1 (0.55%) Games
9 1 (0.55%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (12.64%) Design Engineer
1 23 (12.64%) Mechanical Engineer
2 18 (9.89%) Developer
3 17 (9.34%) Test Engineer
4 16 (8.79%) Electronics Engineer
5 14 (7.69%) Analyst
5 14 (7.69%) Mechanical Design Engineer
6 13 (7.14%) Field Engineer
7 12 (6.59%) Project Engineer
8 11 (6.04%) Field Service Engineer
8 11 (6.04%) Support Analyst
9 10 (5.49%) Applications Support
9 10 (5.49%) Applications Support Analyst
9 10 (5.49%) Embedded Developer
10 9 (4.95%) Embedded Engineer
10 9 (4.95%) Systems Engineer
11 8 (4.40%) Linux Developer
12 7 (3.85%) Embedded Linux Engineer
12 7 (3.85%) PCB Design Engineer
12 7 (3.85%) PCB Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.69%) .NET
1 14 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 10 (5.49%) HTML
3 9 (4.95%) ASP.NET MVC
3 9 (4.95%) jQuery
4 8 (4.40%) SOAP
5 5 (2.75%) WCF
6 4 (2.20%) AngularJS
6 4 (2.20%) CSS
7 3 (1.65%) JSON
7 3 (1.65%) Middleware
7 3 (1.65%) WPF
8 2 (1.10%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.10%) Web Services
9 1 (0.55%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 31 (17.03%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (15.93%) Computer Science
3 25 (13.74%) Driving Licence
4 10 (5.49%) Management Information System
5 8 (4.40%) Device Driver
6 7 (3.85%) EPoS
7 4 (2.20%) CCTV
8 3 (1.65%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.65%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (1.10%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (1.10%) iPad
9 2 (1.10%) VHDL
10 1 (0.55%) AS400
10 1 (0.55%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.55%) HP Storage
10 1 (0.55%) iSeries
10 1 (0.55%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.55%) Raspberry Pi
10 1 (0.55%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 20 (10.99%) Linux
1 20 (10.99%) Windows
2 9 (4.95%) Windows Server
3 8 (4.40%) Embedded Linux
3 8 (4.40%) Unix
4 3 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.10%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.10%) Windows Vista
5 2 (1.10%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.55%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.55%) OS/390
6 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.55%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (15.93%) Software Engineering
2 28 (15.38%) Customer Requirements
3 23 (12.64%) CAD
4 21 (11.54%) Validation
5 17 (9.34%) Project Management
6 15 (8.24%) Service Delivery
7 13 (7.14%) ITIL
8 11 (6.04%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (5.49%) Unit Testing
10 9 (4.95%) 3D Modelling
10 9 (4.95%) Change Management
10 9 (4.95%) MVC
10 9 (4.95%) Process Improvement
11 8 (4.40%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (4.40%) Creative Problem-Solving
11 8 (4.40%) Device Driver Development
12 7 (3.85%) Finite Element Analysis
12 7 (3.85%) Schematic Capture
12 7 (3.85%) TDD
12 7 (3.85%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 33 (18.13%) SQL
2 24 (13.19%) C
3 18 (9.89%) C++
4 17 (9.34%) PHP
5 15 (8.24%) Embedded C
6 11 (6.04%) JavaScript
7 8 (4.40%) Embedded C++
8 7 (3.85%) C#
9 5 (2.75%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.65%) Java
11 2 (1.10%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.10%) Python
11 2 (1.10%) VB
12 1 (0.55%) Fortran
12 1 (0.55%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.55%) RPG
12 1 (0.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 108 (59.34%) HND
2 81 (44.51%) Degree
3 13 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (6.59%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (4.40%) CCNA
6 7 (3.85%) MCSE
7 5 (2.75%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (2.75%) MCSA
8 4 (2.20%) A+ Certification
8 4 (2.20%) CCENT
8 4 (2.20%) Network+ Certification
8 4 (2.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (2.20%) Security Cleared
9 3 (1.65%) Chartered Engineer
9 3 (1.65%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.65%) NVQ Level 4
10 2 (1.10%) MCP
11 1 (0.55%) GNVQ
11 1 (0.55%) PMP
11 1 (0.55%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (15.93%) SLA
2 13 (7.14%) QA
3 8 (4.40%) ISO 9000
4 5 (2.75%) ISO 14001
4 5 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (2.75%) ISO22301
4 5 (2.75%) RMADS
5 3 (1.65%) ISO 9001
5 3 (1.65%) ISO 9002
5 3 (1.65%) PCI DSS
6 2 (1.10%) Def Stans
6 2 (1.10%) IEC 61508
6 2 (1.10%) MISRA
7 1 (0.55%) PMO
7 1 (0.55%) TickIT
System Software
1 11 (6.04%) Firmware
2 9 (4.95%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.10%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (0.55%) PaperCut
1 1 (0.55%) SCCM
1 1 (0.55%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 24 (13.19%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.30%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 6 (3.30%) Cisco
2 6 (3.30%) Nokia Networks
2 6 (3.30%) TIBCO
3 5 (2.75%) Oracle
3 5 (2.75%) SAP
3 5 (2.75%) Siemens
4 3 (1.65%) Computacenter
4 3 (1.65%) PeopleSoft
4 3 (1.65%) VMware
5 2 (1.10%) ANSYS
5 2 (1.10%) EMC
5 2 (1.10%) Green Hills
5 2 (1.10%) HP
5 2 (1.10%) Xilinx
6 1 (0.55%) Infor
6 1 (0.55%) Meraki
6 1 (0.55%) Ruckus Wireless
6 1 (0.55%) Tableau
Cambridgeshire
Tec Partners
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Davanti Solutions
Salary: £18,000 per annum car + bonus + pension + 25 days holiday
Posted: 4 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Martin & Conley
Salary: COMPETITIVE SALARY + EXCELLENT BENEFITS
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Martin & Conley
Salary: COMPETITIVE SALARY + EXCELLENT BENEFITS
Posted: 3 days ago
St. Asaph, Clwyd
ISL
Salary: £27100 - £34900 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £30K + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £30K + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £30K + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Wallasey, Merseyside
FT Select
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 5 days ago
North West London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone
Posted: 20 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Salary: Highly-competitive and negotiable, depending on experience
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £28000 - £34500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Salary: Highly-competitive and negotiable
Posted: 25 days ago
Wymondham, Norfolk
Norfolk Constabulary
Salary: From £31,053 to £35,451 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
North West
Vodafone
Posted: 18 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £41000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago