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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 736 730 714
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -16
Permanent jobs citing HNC 168 150 195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.54% 0.52% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 111 114 161
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,200 £24,150 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £51,250 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £32,500 £34,500
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -5.79%

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
30936 29020 33232
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.19% 26.82% 28.91%
Number of salaries quoted 24445 23647 27646
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 21 October 2014 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 21 October 2014. 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 +5 152 £37,500 - 38
South East +33 61 £47,500 +41.79% 11
London -19 29 £32,000 -28.88% 2
Hampshire +15 26 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Berkshire +21 25 £65,000 +103.12% 5
Reading +3 15 - - 3
West Midlands -9 15 £43,616 +74.46% 5
South West -21 14 £37,500 +33.92% 2
Yorkshire -24 11 £28,625 -34.94% 3
Winchester - 9 £47,500 -
Scotland -9 8 £45,250 +88.54% 4
West Yorkshire -27 8 £29,125 -25.32% 2
East of England -45 8 £38,500 +18.46% 6
Aberdeen +17 7 £45,000 +87.50% 1
City of London +10 7 £27,500 -38.88%
Bristol -3 7 £34,000 +21.42%
North West -4 7 £32,500 -3.70% 7
Maidenhead -10 7 - -
Halifax - 7 £29,125 -
Gloucestershire - 6 £37,500 -
West Sussex -2 4 £32,500 -7.14%
Warwickshire - 4 - -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £49,500 - 3
Hayes - 4 £52,500 -
Birmingham - 4 £65,000 - 2
Rugby - 4 - -
Basingstoke +14 3 - - 1
East Midlands -12 3 £26,138 -34.65%
Shropshire - 3 £20,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £46,250 - 1

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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.

1 236 (69.01%) HND
2 156 (45.61%) Degree
3 66 (19.30%) Telecoms
4 64 (18.71%) Microsoft
5 59 (17.25%) ITIL
6 58 (16.96%) UNIX
7 55 (16.08%) Service Delivery
8 52 (15.20%) NDS
9 51 (14.91%) Project Management
10 48 (14.04%) Change Management
10 48 (14.04%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 43 (12.57%) Cisco Certification
11 43 (12.57%) MS Excel
12 42 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
13 39 (11.40%) Windows
14 38 (11.11%) Electronics
15 37 (10.82%) Marketing
16 35 (10.23%) Linux
16 35 (10.23%) MS Office
16 35 (10.23%) Internet
16 35 (10.23%) Cisco
17 34 (9.94%) TIBCO
18 33 (9.65%) Security Cleared
19 32 (9.36%) GSM
20 31 (9.06%) UMTS
20 31 (9.06%) Alcatel-Lucent
20 31 (9.06%) 3G
20 31 (9.06%) SS7
20 31 (9.06%) Computer Science
21 30 (8.77%) Product Marketing

HNC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 (3.22%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.46%) JBoss
2 5 (1.46%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.17%) CMS
3 4 (1.17%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.58%) SAS
6 1 (0.29%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.29%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.29%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.29%) Moodle
6 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.29%) Lync
6 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 43 (12.57%) MS Excel
2 35 (10.23%) MS Office
3 18 (5.26%) AutoCAD
4 9 (2.63%) Photoshop
4 9 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (2.34%) FrameMaker
5 8 (2.34%) MS Visio
6 7 (2.05%) Acrobat
7 6 (1.75%) XMetaL
8 5 (1.46%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (1.17%) Windchill
10 2 (0.58%) MicroStation
11 1 (0.29%) MS Project
11 1 (0.29%) Pro/ENGINEER
11 1 (0.29%) CorelDRAW
11 1 (0.29%) ProjectWise
11 1 (0.29%) Solid Edge
11 1 (0.29%) EPLAN
Business Applications
1 4 (1.17%) Teamcenter
2 3 (0.88%) LabWindows
3 2 (0.58%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (0.58%) HFM
4 1 (0.29%) Exchequer
4 1 (0.29%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.29%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (10.23%) Internet
2 32 (9.36%) GSM
3 31 (9.06%) UMTS
3 31 (9.06%) 3G
3 31 (9.06%) SS7
4 29 (8.48%) 4G
5 28 (8.19%) LTE
6 23 (6.73%) Broadband
7 21 (6.14%) TCP/IP
8 18 (5.26%) VoLTE
9 16 (4.68%) Ethernet
10 15 (4.39%) SAN
10 15 (4.39%) VLAN
11 14 (4.09%) Firewall
11 14 (4.09%) VPN
11 14 (4.09%) LAN
11 14 (4.09%) SMS
12 13 (3.80%) DEFINITY
12 13 (3.80%) BGP
12 13 (3.80%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.17%) QlikView
1 4 (1.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.58%) Relational Database
2 2 (0.58%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (0.58%) Essbase
2 2 (0.58%) MySQL
2 2 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.46%) Eclipse
2 4 (1.17%) LabVIEW
3 3 (0.88%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (0.58%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.29%) Subversion
5 1 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.29%) GNU Toolchain
General
1 66 (19.30%) Telecoms
2 38 (11.11%) Electronics
3 37 (10.82%) Marketing
4 26 (7.60%) Manufacturing
5 25 (7.31%) Finance
6 15 (4.39%) Aerospace
7 8 (2.34%) Automotive
8 7 (2.05%) Military
8 7 (2.05%) Law
8 7 (2.05%) Advertising
9 6 (1.75%) Retail
10 3 (0.88%) Banking
11 2 (0.58%) French Language
11 2 (0.58%) German Language
11 2 (0.58%) Hebrew Language
11 2 (0.58%) Billing
12 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.29%) Legal
12 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.29%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 36 (10.53%) Support Engineer
2 34 (9.94%) Analyst
3 32 (9.36%) Design Engineer
4 23 (6.73%) Developer
5 22 (6.43%) Support Analyst
6 18 (5.26%) Author
7 17 (4.97%) Technical Leader
8 15 (4.39%) Network Engineer
9 14 (4.09%) Technical Author
10 13 (3.80%) Software Engineer
11 12 (3.51%) Operations Analyst
12 11 (3.22%) Project Manager
12 11 (3.22%) Technical Support
12 11 (3.22%) Field Engineer
12 11 (3.22%) Electronics Technician
13 10 (2.92%) IT Support
13 10 (2.92%) Operations Support Analyst
13 10 (2.92%) Technical Engineer
14 9 (2.63%) Draughtsman
15 8 (2.34%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.73%) HTML
2 20 (5.85%) XML
3 16 (4.68%) JSP
4 14 (4.09%) .NET
5 8 (2.34%) .NET Framework
5 8 (2.34%) CSS
6 7 (2.05%) XHTML
7 6 (1.75%) Java EE
8 5 (1.46%) ASP.NET
8 5 (1.46%) XSLT
8 5 (1.46%) Hibernate
8 5 (1.46%) Spring
8 5 (1.46%) Grails
9 4 (1.17%) HTML5
9 4 (1.17%) WCF
10 3 (0.88%) COM+
10 3 (0.88%) WPF
10 3 (0.88%) Silverlight
11 2 (0.58%) Ajax
11 2 (0.58%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 42 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (9.06%) Computer Science
3 29 (8.48%) Management Information System
4 22 (6.43%) Smartphone
5 14 (4.09%) Mathematics
6 13 (3.80%) iDTV
6 13 (3.80%) BBC
7 5 (1.46%) AS400
7 5 (1.46%) iSeries
7 5 (1.46%) Home Automation
8 4 (1.17%) SCADA
9 3 (0.88%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.88%) Copywriting
9 3 (0.88%) Social Media
9 3 (0.88%) New Media
10 2 (0.58%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.58%) Video on Demand
11 1 (0.29%) PMI
11 1 (0.29%) Streaming Video
11 1 (0.29%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 58 (16.96%) UNIX
2 39 (11.40%) Windows
3 35 (10.23%) Linux
4 14 (4.09%) Windows 7
5 13 (3.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (2.34%) Windows 8
6 8 (2.34%) Windows XP
7 6 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.58%) CentOS
9 2 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.58%) Tru64
9 2 (0.58%) AIX
9 2 (0.58%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (17.25%) ITIL
2 55 (16.08%) Service Delivery
3 51 (14.91%) Project Management
4 48 (14.04%) Change Management
5 30 (8.77%) Product Marketing
6 23 (6.73%) Software Engineering
7 20 (5.85%) Service Management
7 20 (5.85%) Business Continuity
8 18 (5.26%) CAD
8 18 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (4.09%) Data Protection
10 13 (3.80%) Disaster Recovery
10 13 (3.80%) Workflow
11 11 (3.22%) Mentoring
11 11 (3.22%) Time Management
12 10 (2.92%) OO
13 9 (2.63%) Migration
13 9 (2.63%) Data Analysis
14 8 (2.34%) Change Control
14 8 (2.34%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (8.77%) C
2 29 (8.48%) SQL
3 13 (3.80%) Java
4 9 (2.63%) VB.NET
4 9 (2.63%) C#
4 9 (2.63%) C++
5 8 (2.34%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.46%) PL/SQL
6 5 (1.46%) RPG
6 5 (1.46%) T-SQL
6 5 (1.46%) Groovy
6 5 (1.46%) RPG IV
7 4 (1.17%) Fortran
7 4 (1.17%) VB
8 3 (0.88%) Lisp
9 2 (0.58%) Python
10 1 (0.29%) VBA
10 1 (0.29%) Perl
10 1 (0.29%) PHP
10 1 (0.29%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 236 (69.01%) HND
2 156 (45.61%) Degree
3 43 (12.57%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (9.65%) Security Cleared
5 30 (8.77%) CCNA
6 27 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
7 24 (7.02%) MCSE
8 23 (6.73%) SC Cleared
9 13 (3.80%) PhD
9 13 (3.80%) Avaya Certification
9 13 (3.80%) DV Cleared
10 11 (3.22%) CCNP
11 9 (2.63%) MCP
12 7 (2.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (1.46%) MCITP
14 4 (1.17%) CCSE
14 4 (1.17%) CCSA
14 4 (1.17%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.63%) ISO 9001
2 7 (2.05%) SLA
2 7 (2.05%) QA
3 4 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.88%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.29%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.29%) JTAG
5 1 (0.29%) DO-178B
System Software
1 52 (15.20%) NDS
2 14 (4.09%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.34%) Firmware
4 5 (1.46%) XenApp
5 2 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.29%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.29%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (0.88%) EMC NetWorker
1 3 (0.88%) Casper Suite
2 2 (0.58%) WSUS
3 1 (0.29%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.29%) SCCM
3 1 (0.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 64 (18.71%) Microsoft
2 48 (14.04%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 35 (10.23%) Cisco
4 34 (9.94%) TIBCO
5 31 (9.06%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 14 (4.09%) Avaya
6 14 (4.09%) Nokia
7 13 (3.80%) F5
8 12 (3.51%) Oracle
9 11 (3.22%) CheckPoint
9 11 (3.22%) Adobe
10 10 (2.92%) SolidWorks
11 9 (2.63%) Fortinet
11 9 (2.63%) Aruba
12 7 (2.05%) VMware
13 6 (1.75%) HP
13 6 (1.75%) Citrix
14 5 (1.46%) EMC
14 5 (1.46%) AccuRev
15 4 (1.17%) Apple
Reading, Berkshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £38,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Southend-On-Sea
Huxley Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Yoh
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Yoh
Posted: 4 days ago
County Durham
Yoh
Posted: 4 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Yoh
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Yoh
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Thales
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Thales
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Poole
Huxley Associates
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + car, pension, bonus, holidays
Posted: 5 days ago
Hitchin
Huxley Associates
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
West Yorkshire
Intapeople
Salary: £25000 to £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Fife
Huxley Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Berkshire
Yoh Company
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Negotiable, Pension, PMI, LA, Holidays
Posted: 10 days ago
Glenrothes
Huxley Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Hitchin
Huxley Associates
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago