The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Wales region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank - - 83
Permanent jobs citing HNC 0 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales - - 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 1
Average salary - - £31,415
UK excluding London average salary £28,625 £32,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-10.54% -1.53%
Qualifications Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
424 346 253
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 31.59% 26.99% 26.41%
Number of salaries quoted 344 307 229
Average salary £37,500 £39,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
HNC
UK

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 5 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 4 (80.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) Electronics
3 1 (20.00%) LabVIEW
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) HND

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) LabVIEW
General
1 2 (40.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Development Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Electronics Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Development Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) HND