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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 750 752 716
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -36
Permanent jobs citing HNC 147 129 184
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.48% 0.45% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 99 97 147
Average salary £33,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,800 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -

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
30465 28654 33810
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.04% 26.84% 28.78%
Number of salaries quoted 23768 23376 28477
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 £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 -16 133 £33,250 +2.30% 57
South East +28 48 £47,250 +50.00% 5
London -9 29 £30,000 -33.33% 5
Berkshire +26 19 - - 2
Hampshire +9 18 £47,500 +42.85% 2
South West -23 16 £37,500 +8.69% 18
West Midlands +3 10 £40,000 +60.00% 5
Yorkshire -26 10 £28,625 -31.84% 4
City of London +18 8 £27,500 - 1
Reading +11 8 - -
East Midlands -8 7 £23,750 -20.83% 1
Scotland -10 7 £45,500 +85.71% 1
East of England -40 7 £38,000 +16.92% 4
Warwickshire - 7 £40,000 -
Rugby - 7 £40,000 -
Aberdeen +16 6 - -
Bristol -6 6 £34,000 -15.00% 3
Maidenhead -10 6 - - 1
West Yorkshire -25 6 £28,625 -12.59% 4
Gloucestershire - 6 £37,500 - 9
Northamptonshire - 5 £23,750 -
Halifax - 5 £28,625 - 1
Basingstoke +4 4 £50,000 +58.73%
Buckinghamshire +4 4 £49,500 +23.75%
Kent +2 4 £25,000 -33.33%
North West -14 4 £24,000 +2.12% 14
Winchester - 4 £40,000 -
South Yorkshire - 4 £22,750 -
Sheffield - 4 £22,750 -
West Sussex -6 3 £32,500 -

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 256 (67.37%) HND
2 144 (37.89%) Degree
3 81 (21.32%) Project Management
4 80 (21.05%) Microsoft
5 61 (16.05%) Telecoms
6 54 (14.21%) ITIL
7 52 (13.68%) UNIX
8 42 (11.05%) Linux
9 41 (10.79%) Windows
10 40 (10.53%) Service Delivery
11 39 (10.26%) NDS
12 38 (10.00%) Change Management
12 38 (10.00%) Computer Science
12 38 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
13 37 (9.74%) SQL
14 36 (9.47%) XML
14 36 (9.47%) MS Excel
15 35 (9.21%) Cisco Certification
15 35 (9.21%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
16 34 (8.95%) Internet
17 33 (8.68%) Cisco
18 32 (8.42%) HTML
18 32 (8.42%) Electronics
19 31 (8.16%) Marketing
20 30 (7.89%) C
20 30 (7.89%) 3G
20 30 (7.89%) Management Information System
20 30 (7.89%) Manufacturing
21 29 (7.63%) MS Office
21 29 (7.63%) Security Cleared

HNC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 10 (2.63%) Tomcat
2 9 (2.37%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.05%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.05%) CMS
4 2 (0.53%) SAS
4 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.53%) IIS
5 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.26%) Lync
Applications
1 36 (9.47%) MS Excel
2 29 (7.63%) MS Office
3 23 (6.05%) AutoCAD
4 18 (4.74%) MS Project
5 14 (3.68%) Photoshop
6 10 (2.63%) MS Visio
6 10 (2.63%) XMetaL
7 8 (2.11%) FrameMaker
8 7 (1.84%) Acrobat
9 6 (1.58%) MS PowerPoint
10 3 (0.79%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.79%) Windchill
11 2 (0.53%) MicroStation
12 1 (0.26%) ProjectWise
12 1 (0.26%) EPLAN
12 1 (0.26%) Pro/ENGINEER
12 1 (0.26%) InDesign
12 1 (0.26%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 3 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.79%) Teamcenter
1 3 (0.79%) LabWindows
1 3 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.53%) Hyperion Planning
2 2 (0.53%) HFM
2 2 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.53%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.26%) Sage 50
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.26%) Exchequer
Communications & Networking
1 34 (8.95%) Internet
2 30 (7.89%) 3G
3 27 (7.11%) LTE
4 25 (6.58%) GSM
5 24 (6.32%) UMTS
5 24 (6.32%) SS7
6 22 (5.79%) 4G
7 17 (4.47%) SAN
7 17 (4.47%) Broadband
8 15 (3.95%) TCP/IP
8 15 (3.95%) 2G
9 12 (3.16%) Firewall
9 12 (3.16%) DEFINITY
9 12 (3.16%) VPN
9 12 (3.16%) Ethernet
9 12 (3.16%) WAN
10 11 (2.89%) BGP
10 11 (2.89%) MPLS
10 11 (2.89%) VoLTE
11 10 (2.63%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.84%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (0.79%) QlikView
3 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.79%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.53%) MySQL
4 2 (0.53%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.53%) Essbase
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (2.63%) Eclipse
2 4 (1.05%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.79%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (0.79%) LabVIEW
3 3 (0.79%) TestPartner
4 1 (0.26%) GNU Toolchain
General
1 61 (16.05%) Telecoms
2 32 (8.42%) Electronics
3 31 (8.16%) Marketing
4 30 (7.89%) Manufacturing
5 26 (6.84%) Finance
6 16 (4.21%) Aerospace
7 9 (2.37%) Law
8 8 (2.11%) Automotive
8 8 (2.11%) Retail
9 7 (1.84%) Advertising
10 5 (1.32%) Military
11 4 (1.05%) Banking
12 3 (0.79%) Legal
13 2 (0.53%) French Language
13 2 (0.53%) German Language
13 2 (0.53%) Hebrew Language
14 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.26%) Back Office
14 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 41 (10.79%) Design Engineer
2 38 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 37 (9.74%) Developer
4 30 (7.89%) Analyst
5 25 (6.58%) Author
6 23 (6.05%) Draughtsman
7 19 (5.00%) Project Engineer
7 19 (5.00%) Technical Author
8 18 (4.74%) Support Analyst
9 17 (4.47%) Technical Engineer
10 14 (3.68%) Technical Support
11 12 (3.16%) Network Engineer
11 12 (3.16%) Field Engineer
12 11 (2.89%) Java Developer
12 11 (2.89%) Software Engineer
12 11 (2.89%) Tester
13 10 (2.63%) Technical Support Engineer
13 10 (2.63%) Operations Analyst
13 10 (2.63%) Technical Leader
14 9 (2.37%) Electronics Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (9.47%) XML
2 32 (8.42%) HTML
3 28 (7.37%) JSP
4 14 (3.68%) XHTML
5 13 (3.42%) .NET
6 11 (2.89%) CSS
6 11 (2.89%) Java EE
7 10 (2.63%) Grails
7 10 (2.63%) XSLT
7 10 (2.63%) Hibernate
7 10 (2.63%) Spring
8 5 (1.32%) ASP.NET
8 5 (1.32%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.79%) LAMP
9 3 (0.79%) HTML5
9 3 (0.79%) WCF
9 3 (0.79%) WPF
9 3 (0.79%) Silverlight
9 3 (0.79%) COM+
10 2 (0.53%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 38 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (7.89%) Management Information System
3 15 (3.95%) Smartphone
4 10 (2.63%) iSeries
4 10 (2.63%) AS400
5 8 (2.11%) Firmware
6 7 (1.84%) Video on Demand
6 7 (1.84%) Mathematics
7 6 (1.58%) iDTV
7 6 (1.58%) BBC
7 6 (1.58%) Replication
8 5 (1.32%) Home Automation
9 4 (1.05%) SCADA
10 3 (0.79%) Social Media
10 3 (0.79%) Kindle
10 3 (0.79%) New Media
10 3 (0.79%) Copywriting
11 2 (0.53%) Embedded Systems
12 1 (0.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 52 (13.68%) UNIX
2 42 (11.05%) Linux
3 41 (10.79%) Windows
4 12 (3.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (2.63%) Windows 7
6 8 (2.11%) Windows XP
7 6 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (1.58%) Windows 8
8 5 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.79%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.53%) CentOS
10 2 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.53%) Tru64
10 2 (0.53%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.53%) AIX
10 2 (0.53%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (21.32%) Project Management
2 54 (14.21%) ITIL
3 40 (10.53%) Service Delivery
4 38 (10.00%) Change Management
5 24 (6.32%) Product Marketing
6 22 (5.79%) Business Continuity
7 18 (4.74%) CAD
7 18 (4.74%) Continuous Improvement
8 17 (4.47%) Line Management
9 16 (4.21%) Service Management
9 16 (4.21%) Time Management
9 16 (4.21%) Software Engineering
10 15 (3.95%) OO
11 12 (3.16%) Disaster Recovery
11 12 (3.16%) Workflow
11 12 (3.16%) Migration
11 12 (3.16%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (3.16%) Data Protection
12 11 (2.89%) Business Development
13 10 (2.63%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 37 (9.74%) SQL
2 30 (7.89%) C
3 19 (5.00%) Java
4 12 (3.16%) R
5 11 (2.89%) C#
6 10 (2.63%) RPG
6 10 (2.63%) Groovy
6 10 (2.63%) RPG IV
7 9 (2.37%) C++
8 8 (2.11%) T-SQL
9 7 (1.84%) VB.NET
10 6 (1.58%) JavaScript
11 5 (1.32%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.05%) Python
13 3 (0.79%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.79%) Lisp
13 3 (0.79%) VB
14 2 (0.53%) Fortran
14 2 (0.53%) VBA
15 1 (0.26%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 256 (67.37%) HND
2 144 (37.89%) Degree
3 35 (9.21%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (7.63%) Security Cleared
5 27 (7.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 23 (6.05%) CCNA
7 22 (5.79%) MCSE
8 19 (5.00%) SC Cleared
9 12 (3.16%) Avaya Certification
10 11 (2.89%) DV Cleared
11 9 (2.37%) CCNP
12 8 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (1.58%) MCITP
13 6 (1.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 6 (1.58%) PhD
14 5 (1.32%) MCSA
14 5 (1.32%) MCP
15 4 (1.05%) CCSA
15 4 (1.05%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.00%) QA
2 11 (2.89%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.05%) SLA
3 4 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.53%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.26%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.26%) JTAG
5 1 (0.26%) DO-178B
System Software
1 39 (10.26%) NDS
2 9 (2.37%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.32%) XenApp
4 3 (0.79%) XenServer
5 1 (0.26%) MetaFrame
5 1 (0.26%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (0.79%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (0.26%) SCCM
2 1 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (0.26%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 80 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 35 (9.21%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 33 (8.68%) Cisco
4 28 (7.37%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 28 (7.37%) TIBCO
5 20 (5.26%) SolidWorks
5 20 (5.26%) Oracle
6 13 (3.42%) Avaya
7 11 (2.89%) VMware
7 11 (2.89%) Adobe
7 11 (2.89%) F5
8 10 (2.63%) AccuRev
8 10 (2.63%) JBoss
8 10 (2.63%) CheckPoint
9 9 (2.37%) Citrix
10 8 (2.11%) SAP
10 8 (2.11%) HP
11 7 (1.84%) EMC
11 7 (1.84%) Nokia
11 7 (1.84%) Aruba
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 hours ago
Hamilton, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £17,000 - £23,000
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
BAE Systems
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
DataSource Computer Employment
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum 3% Pension, 25 days holiday
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000+ Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £17,000 - £22,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Connectus
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Connectus
Salary: £48000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Barrow-in-furness, Cumbria
BAE - AMS
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Posted: 4 days ago
Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £23000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £33250 per annum + (package)+ben
Posted: 4 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
BAE Systems
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Three
Posted: 7 days ago