The table below looks at the statistics for HNC in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited HNC over the 3 months to 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank - 93 98
Permanent jobs citing HNC 0 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales - 0.33% 0.080%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.87% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 1
Average salary - £30,502 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -23.74%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £31,814 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+17.87% +6.04%
HNC
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Qualifications Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
381 461 348
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 27.35% 37.88% 27.77%
Number of salaries quoted 321 378 303
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing HNC across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

HNC Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

HNC
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing HNC across the Wales region.

HNC Salary Trend in Wales

HNC
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the Wales region 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 6 (85.71%) AutoCAD
1 6 (85.71%) HND
1 6 (85.71%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) C
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) Embedded C
2 1 (14.29%) Electronics
2 1 (14.29%) LabVIEW

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the Wales region 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.

Applications
1 6 (85.71%) AutoCAD
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) LabVIEW
General
1 1 (14.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Design Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
1 1 (14.29%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) HND
1 6 (85.71%) Degree