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

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
UK
Rank 760 809 769
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -40
Permanent jobs citing HNC 91 109 175
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.43% 0.39% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 63 86 122
Median salary £33,500 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.28% -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £20,500 £26,600
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £35,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -22.22%

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
21265 27805 29415
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.22% 28.11% 27.93%
Number of salaries quoted 16834 22231 23556
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 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,500
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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +65 84 £33,500 -4.28% 20
South East +54 19 £33,500 +47.25% 3
North West -8 16 £27,500 -21.42% 5
West Midlands +9 14 £35,000 -9.67% 3
Manchester -9 13 £27,500 +6.79% 4
London +52 11 £41,250 -13.15% 1
Yorkshire +29 10 £19,500 -22.44% 1
Oldham - 9 - -
Hampshire +14 8 £33,500 +71.79% 1
West Sussex +7 8 £45,000 +95.65%
Herefordshire - 7 £35,000 -
Hereford - 7 £35,000 -
East of England +6 6 £30,000 -25.00% 1
South Yorkshire - 6 £38,000 -
Coventry +17 5 - - 2
South West +12 5 £32,500 -13.33% 4
Essex - 5 £28,750 -
Sheffield - 5 - -
Devon +2 4 £32,500 -19.75% 1
North Yorkshire - 4 £19,500 -
York - 4 £19,500 -
Southampton - 4 £33,500 -
Surrey +33 3 £23,000 -12.38% 2
Midlands - 3 £40,000 -
Newton Abbot - 3 £32,500 -
Crawley - 3 £61,000 -
Gatwick - 3 £45,000 -
Reading +37 2 £23,000 -
Berkshire +33 2 £23,000 -
Greenford +3 2 £34,250 -2.14%

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 119 (60.41%) HND
2 87 (44.16%) Degree
3 46 (23.35%) Electronics
4 32 (16.24%) SLA
5 31 (15.74%) Manufacturing
6 30 (15.23%) SQL
6 30 (15.23%) Analytical Skills
6 30 (15.23%) Driving Licence
7 23 (11.68%) Computer Science
7 23 (11.68%) Windows
7 23 (11.68%) Microsoft
7 23 (11.68%) Finance
8 22 (11.17%) Software Engineering
9 21 (10.66%) Telecoms
9 21 (10.66%) CAD
10 19 (9.64%) MS Excel
10 19 (9.64%) C
11 18 (9.14%) Project Management
11 18 (9.14%) Validation
11 18 (9.14%) Service Delivery
12 17 (8.63%) ITIL
12 17 (8.63%) MS Office
13 16 (8.12%) SQL Server
13 16 (8.12%) Linux
14 15 (7.61%) Cisco Certification
15 14 (7.11%) MySQL
16 13 (6.60%) Change Management
16 13 (6.60%) Marketing
16 13 (6.60%) Process Improvement
17 12 (6.09%) Microsoft Certification

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 4 (2.03%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.52%) Apache
2 3 (1.52%) IIS
3 2 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (1.02%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.51%) CMS
Applications
1 19 (9.64%) MS Excel
2 17 (8.63%) MS Office
3 5 (2.54%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (2.54%) Siemens NX
4 4 (2.03%) SOLIDWORKS
5 3 (1.52%) AutoCAD
6 2 (1.02%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.51%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.51%) CATIA
7 1 (0.51%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.51%) InDesign
7 1 (0.51%) Mathcad
7 1 (0.51%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.51%) Solid Edge
7 1 (0.51%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.52%) PeopleSoft CRM
2 3 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.52%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.52%) SaaS
2 1 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.55%) GSM
1 7 (3.55%) SS7
1 7 (3.55%) TCP/IP
1 7 (3.55%) UMTS
1 7 (3.55%) Value-Added Service
2 6 (3.05%) LAN
2 6 (3.05%) WAN
3 3 (1.52%) ATM
3 3 (1.52%) HTTP
3 3 (1.52%) SMS
4 2 (1.02%) DECT
4 2 (1.02%) Internet
4 2 (1.02%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.02%) VoIP
5 1 (0.51%) Firewall
5 1 (0.51%) TETRA
5 1 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.12%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.11%) MySQL
3 5 (2.54%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.03%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.52%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (1.52%) Power BI
6 2 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.51%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.51%) QlikView
7 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (3.05%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.03%) JIRA
2 4 (2.03%) LabVIEW
3 2 (1.02%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.02%) Subversion
4 1 (0.51%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.51%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 46 (23.35%) Electronics
2 31 (15.74%) Manufacturing
3 23 (11.68%) Finance
4 21 (10.66%) Telecoms
5 13 (6.60%) Marketing
6 7 (3.55%) Avionics
6 7 (3.55%) Military
7 5 (2.54%) Automotive
8 3 (1.52%) Billing
9 2 (1.02%) Aerospace
9 2 (1.02%) Retail
10 1 (0.51%) Advertising
10 1 (0.51%) Games
10 1 (0.51%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 23 (11.68%) Design Engineer
1 23 (11.68%) Mechanical Engineer
2 18 (9.14%) Analyst
3 17 (8.63%) Electronics Engineer
4 15 (7.61%) Developer
4 15 (7.61%) Test Engineer
5 14 (7.11%) Mechanical Design Engineer
5 14 (7.11%) Support Analyst
5 14 (7.11%) Systems Engineer
6 13 (6.60%) Applications Support
6 13 (6.60%) Applications Support Analyst
7 12 (6.09%) Project Engineer
8 11 (5.58%) Field Engineer
9 10 (5.08%) Field Service Engineer
10 8 (4.06%) Support Engineer
11 7 (3.55%) Consultant
11 7 (3.55%) PCB Design Engineer
11 7 (3.55%) PCB Engineer
11 7 (3.55%) Senior Design Engineer
11 7 (3.55%) VAS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.09%) .NET
2 11 (5.58%) ASP.NET
3 10 (5.08%) HTML
4 7 (3.55%) jQuery
5 6 (3.05%) SOAP
6 4 (2.03%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (1.52%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.52%) CSS
7 3 (1.52%) JSON
7 3 (1.52%) Middleware
7 3 (1.52%) WCF
7 3 (1.52%) WPF
8 2 (1.02%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.51%) Flash
9 1 (0.51%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.51%) XHTML
9 1 (0.51%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (15.23%) Analytical Skills
1 30 (15.23%) Driving Licence
2 23 (11.68%) Computer Science
3 11 (5.58%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.05%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.05%) Device Driver
5 5 (2.54%) EPoS
6 3 (1.52%) CCTV
6 3 (1.52%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.02%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.02%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.02%) Physics
7 2 (1.02%) Robotics
7 2 (1.02%) Statistics
8 1 (0.51%) HP Storage
8 1 (0.51%) iSeries
8 1 (0.51%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.51%) Mechatronics
8 1 (0.51%) SCADA
8 1 (0.51%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 23 (11.68%) Windows
2 16 (8.12%) Linux
3 9 (4.57%) Unix
4 8 (4.06%) Windows Server
5 6 (3.05%) Embedded Linux
6 5 (2.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.02%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.02%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.02%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.51%) OS/390
10 1 (0.51%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (11.17%) Software Engineering
2 21 (10.66%) CAD
3 18 (9.14%) Project Management
3 18 (9.14%) Service Delivery
3 18 (9.14%) Validation
4 17 (8.63%) ITIL
5 13 (6.60%) Change Management
5 13 (6.60%) Process Improvement
6 10 (5.08%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (4.57%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (4.57%) CRM
7 9 (4.57%) ERP
8 8 (4.06%) 3D Modelling
8 8 (4.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (4.06%) Workflow
9 7 (3.55%) CAE
9 7 (3.55%) Product Marketing
9 7 (3.55%) Prototyping
9 7 (3.55%) Schematic Capture
9 7 (3.55%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (15.23%) SQL
2 19 (9.64%) C
3 12 (6.09%) PHP
4 11 (5.58%) C++
5 10 (5.08%) Embedded C
6 7 (3.55%) C#
6 7 (3.55%) JavaScript
7 6 (3.05%) Embedded C++
7 6 (3.05%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.52%) Java
9 2 (1.02%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.02%) Python
9 2 (1.02%) VB
10 1 (0.51%) Fortran
10 1 (0.51%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.51%) RPG
10 1 (0.51%) VBA
Qualifications
1 119 (60.41%) HND
2 87 (44.16%) Degree
3 15 (7.61%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (6.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (5.58%) CCNA
6 7 (3.55%) Security Cleared
7 6 (3.05%) MCSE
8 5 (2.54%) Chartered Engineer
8 5 (2.54%) DV Cleared
8 5 (2.54%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (2.03%) A+ Certification
9 4 (2.03%) CCENT
9 4 (2.03%) MCSA
9 4 (2.03%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (1.52%) NVQ Level 4
10 3 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (1.02%) MCP
12 1 (0.51%) GNVQ
12 1 (0.51%) NVQ Level 3
12 1 (0.51%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (16.24%) SLA
2 10 (5.08%) QA
3 8 (4.06%) ISO 9000
4 5 (2.54%) ISO 14001
4 5 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (2.54%) ISO22301
4 5 (2.54%) RMADS
5 3 (1.52%) Def Stans
5 3 (1.52%) ISO 9001
5 3 (1.52%) ISO 9002
5 3 (1.52%) PCI DSS
6 2 (1.02%) GAMP
6 2 (1.02%) IEC 61508
6 2 (1.02%) MISRA
7 1 (0.51%) TickIT
System Software
1 8 (4.06%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.05%) Firmware
3 4 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.02%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (0.51%) PaperCut
1 1 (0.51%) SCCM
1 1 (0.51%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 23 (11.68%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.57%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 8 (4.06%) Siemens
4 7 (3.55%) Cisco
4 7 (3.55%) Nokia Networks
4 7 (3.55%) TIBCO
5 6 (3.05%) Computacenter
6 5 (2.54%) Oracle
7 4 (2.03%) SAP
7 4 (2.03%) VMware
8 3 (1.52%) PeopleSoft
8 3 (1.52%) Rockwell
9 2 (1.02%) EMC
9 2 (1.02%) Green Hills
9 2 (1.02%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.51%) Adobe
10 1 (0.51%) Apple
10 1 (0.51%) HP
10 1 (0.51%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.51%) Tableau
Cambridgeshire
Tec Partners
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Brighouse, West Yorkshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Circa 35,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Merseyside
FT Select
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Experian
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £37000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Experian
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
GCI Network Solutions
Salary: From £21,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 4 hours ago
Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £33000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30995 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Dyson
Posted: 20 days ago
Coventry
Huxley
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago