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

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 723 759 756
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -3
Permanent jobs citing HNC 181 150 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.61% 0.49% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 142 99 91
Average salary £31,750 £32,500 £34,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £21,552 £27,150
10% offered a salary of more than £54,950 £49,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -

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
29721 30793 28509
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.24% 27.00% 27.02%
Number of salaries quoted 24107 23920 23183
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £43,700
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +1.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +37 158 £33,000 +3.12% 64
East of England +29 38 £31,500 -17.10% 10
Yorkshire +24 24 £29,125 +29.44% 1
South East -13 23 £35,000 -19.54% 15
London -9 21 £40,000 +29.03% 8
West Yorkshire +22 19 £29,125 +53.28% 1
Scotland +18 19 £19,000 -51.59% 2
South West -11 17 £32,500 -13.33% 21
Edinburgh +12 16 £17,000 -60.91%
Essex +6 15 £37,500 - 7
West Midlands 0 15 £25,750 -35.62% 3
East Midlands +4 13 £25,326 +6.63% 1
Bedfordshire +16 12 £31,500 -11.26% 1
Cambridgeshire +24 10 £41,250 -10.81% 1
Birmingham +9 9 £15,000 -
Elland - 9 £29,125 - 1
Buckinghamshire -5 7 £45,000 -9.09% 4
Northamptonshire 0 6 £26,500 +11.57% 1
Bristol -4 6 £40,000 +17.64% 9
North West -4 6 £35,000 +40.00% 5
Oxfordshire - 6 £35,000 - 4
City of London +32 5 £40,000 +45.45%
Cambridge +18 5 £20,000 -55.55%
Northampton +4 5 £26,500 +7.07%
Nottingham - 5 £24,152 -
Nottinghamshire - 5 £24,152 -
Dorset - 5 £30,000 - 6
Manchester +5 4 £35,250 +41.00% 4
Chesham - 4 £45,000 -
Swindon +9 3 £30,000 -4.76% 1

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 177 (56.73%) HND
2 162 (51.92%) Degree
3 65 (20.83%) MS Excel
4 61 (19.55%) Microsoft
4 61 (19.55%) Telecoms
5 48 (15.38%) Project Management
6 45 (14.42%) ITIL
7 42 (13.46%) Linux
7 42 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
8 40 (12.82%) Cisco
9 37 (11.86%) Cisco Certification
9 37 (11.86%) Microsoft Certification
9 37 (11.86%) Oracle
9 37 (11.86%) CAD
9 37 (11.86%) Manufacturing
10 35 (11.22%) Windows
11 34 (10.90%) Electronics
12 33 (10.58%) MS Office
12 33 (10.58%) SLA
13 32 (10.26%) MCSE
14 30 (9.62%) SQL
14 30 (9.62%) VMware
15 29 (9.29%) VMware Infrastructure
16 28 (8.97%) Security Cleared
16 28 (8.97%) CCNA
17 27 (8.65%) SAN
17 27 (8.65%) UNIX
18 26 (8.33%) LAN
18 26 (8.33%) WAN
18 26 (8.33%) Management Information System

HNC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 11 (3.53%) MS Exchange
2 7 (2.24%) Apache
3 6 (1.92%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.92%) Lync
4 5 (1.60%) IIS
5 2 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.32%) SAS
6 1 (0.32%) GroupWise
Applications
1 65 (20.83%) MS Excel
2 33 (10.58%) MS Office
3 22 (7.05%) AutoCAD
4 16 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (4.81%) SOLIDWORKS
5 15 (4.81%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.92%) MS Project
7 3 (0.96%) CATIA
7 3 (0.96%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 3 (0.96%) PTC Creo
8 2 (0.64%) Solid Edge
9 1 (0.32%) EPLAN
9 1 (0.32%) Siemens NX
9 1 (0.32%) Windchill
9 1 (0.32%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.96%) Magento
2 1 (0.32%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (8.65%) SAN
2 26 (8.33%) LAN
2 26 (8.33%) WAN
3 23 (7.37%) 3G
3 23 (7.37%) 2G
3 23 (7.37%) LTE
4 15 (4.81%) VoIP
5 11 (3.53%) VPN
5 11 (3.53%) Internet
6 9 (2.88%) DEFINITY
7 8 (2.56%) Firewall
7 8 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (2.56%) Wireless
7 8 (2.56%) DNS
7 8 (2.56%) Ethernet
8 7 (2.24%) TCP/IP
9 5 (1.60%) VSAT
10 4 (1.28%) WiMAX
10 4 (1.28%) VLAN
10 4 (1.28%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.81%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
2 12 (3.85%) Oracle Database
3 10 (3.21%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.56%) MySQL
5 6 (1.92%) MS Access
6 3 (0.96%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.32%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.32%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 5 (1.60%) Subversion
2 4 (1.28%) LabVIEW
3 3 (0.96%) Trac
3 3 (0.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.64%) SpecFlow
4 2 (0.64%) JIRA
4 2 (0.64%) Selenium
4 2 (0.64%) WebDriver
4 2 (0.64%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.32%) GNU Toolchain
5 1 (0.32%) JUnit
5 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.32%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.32%) JDeveloper
5 1 (0.32%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.32%) NetBeans
General
1 61 (19.55%) Telecoms
2 37 (11.86%) Manufacturing
3 34 (10.90%) Electronics
4 20 (6.41%) Automotive
5 15 (4.81%) Finance
6 14 (4.49%) Aerospace
7 11 (3.53%) Banking
8 9 (2.88%) Military
9 6 (1.92%) Legal
10 4 (1.28%) Marketing
11 3 (0.96%) Retail
12 2 (0.64%) Games
13 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.32%) Billing
13 1 (0.32%) Law
13 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 55 (17.63%) Analyst
2 47 (15.06%) Design Engineer
3 41 (13.14%) Support Analyst
4 22 (7.05%) Author
4 22 (7.05%) Technical Author
5 19 (6.09%) Mechanical Engineer
6 17 (5.45%) Mechanical Design Engineer
7 15 (4.81%) Project Manager
8 14 (4.49%) Electrical Engineer
9 13 (4.17%) Electrical Design Engineer
9 13 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
10 12 (3.85%) Team Leader
11 11 (3.53%) Applications Support
12 10 (3.21%) Technical Support
12 10 (3.21%) Developer
12 10 (3.21%) Database Manager
13 9 (2.88%) Operations Support Analyst
13 9 (2.88%) Operations Analyst
13 9 (2.88%) Contracts Manager
14 8 (2.56%) RF Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.81%) HTML
2 11 (3.53%) XML
3 4 (1.28%) SOAP
3 4 (1.28%) .NET
3 4 (1.28%) Flash
3 4 (1.28%) HTML5
4 3 (0.96%) REST
4 3 (0.96%) CSS3
4 3 (0.96%) JSON
4 3 (0.96%) jQuery
4 3 (0.96%) CSS
4 3 (0.96%) Web Services
4 3 (0.96%) XSL
5 2 (0.64%) COM
6 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET 2.0
6 1 (0.32%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.32%) EDI
6 1 (0.32%) JMS
6 1 (0.32%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 42 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 26 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 22 (7.05%) Data Centre
4 20 (6.41%) Mathematics
5 16 (5.13%) Replication
6 15 (4.81%) EPoS
6 15 (4.81%) Private Cloud
7 9 (2.88%) CMDB
8 6 (1.92%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.60%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.60%) GIS
10 4 (1.28%) Performance Metrics
11 3 (0.96%) Wiki
11 3 (0.96%) Physics
11 3 (0.96%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.96%) W3C
12 2 (0.64%) Mobile Games
12 2 (0.64%) Graphic Design
12 2 (0.64%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 42 (13.46%) Linux
2 35 (11.22%) Windows
3 27 (8.65%) UNIX
4 4 (1.28%) Windows XP
4 4 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (1.28%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.96%) Windows CE
6 2 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.32%) NetWare
7 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.32%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (15.38%) Project Management
2 45 (14.42%) ITIL
3 37 (11.86%) CAD
4 21 (6.73%) Disaster Recovery
4 21 (6.73%) Business Continuity
5 20 (6.41%) Service Delivery
6 17 (5.45%) Business Intelligence
6 17 (5.45%) Line Management
7 16 (5.13%) Service Management
7 16 (5.13%) PRINCE2
7 16 (5.13%) User Acceptance Testing
8 15 (4.81%) Problem Management
8 15 (4.81%) High Availability
9 12 (3.85%) Incident Management
10 10 (3.21%) Software Engineering
10 10 (3.21%) Capacity Planning
10 10 (3.21%) Data Centre Operations
11 9 (2.88%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (2.56%) Change Management
12 8 (2.56%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 30 (9.62%) SQL
2 16 (5.13%) C
3 11 (3.53%) JavaScript
4 10 (3.21%) C++
5 5 (1.60%) Java
6 4 (1.28%) VBA
7 3 (0.96%) PHP5
7 3 (0.96%) C#
7 3 (0.96%) PHP
7 3 (0.96%) PL/SQL
7 3 (0.96%) Embedded C
7 3 (0.96%) Embedded C++
8 2 (0.64%) Perl
8 2 (0.64%) Python
9 1 (0.32%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.32%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.32%) AWK
9 1 (0.32%) VB6
9 1 (0.32%) VB
9 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 177 (56.73%) HND
2 162 (51.92%) Degree
3 37 (11.86%) Cisco Certification
3 37 (11.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 32 (10.26%) MCSE
5 28 (8.97%) CCNA
5 28 (8.97%) Security Cleared
6 16 (5.13%) SC Cleared
7 15 (4.81%) VTSP
7 15 (4.81%) MOS
8 10 (3.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 10 (3.21%) MCP
9 9 (2.88%) Avaya Certification
10 7 (2.24%) MCTS
10 7 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (1.92%) MCITP
12 4 (1.28%) NVQ Level 4
13 3 (0.96%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.96%) Chartered Engineer
13 3 (0.96%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (10.58%) SLA
2 9 (2.88%) ISO 9001
3 6 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.60%) QA
5 3 (0.96%) WAI
5 3 (0.96%) Section 508
6 1 (0.32%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 29 (9.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (6.73%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.24%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.92%) XenApp
5 3 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.64%) vSphere
7 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.32%) Novell eDirectory
7 1 (0.32%) Firmware
7 1 (0.32%) NDS
Systems Management
1 2 (0.64%) SCCM
2 1 (0.32%) SCOM
2 1 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.32%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.32%) WSUS
2 1 (0.32%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 61 (19.55%) Microsoft
2 40 (12.82%) Cisco
3 37 (11.86%) Oracle
4 30 (9.62%) VMware
5 19 (6.09%) EMC
6 18 (5.77%) Juniper
7 17 (5.45%) IBM
8 16 (5.13%) Siemens
9 15 (4.81%) Sun
9 15 (4.81%) HP
9 15 (4.81%) Intel
9 15 (4.81%) Allen-Bradley
10 10 (3.21%) Citrix
11 9 (2.88%) Avaya
11 9 (2.88%) Autodesk
12 8 (2.56%) Remedy
13 6 (1.92%) Apple
14 5 (1.60%) ATG
15 4 (1.28%) PeopleSoft
15 4 (1.28%) SAP
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