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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 94 96 88
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Permanent jobs citing HNC 4 1 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.33% 0.080% 0.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.87% 0.29% 2.56%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 9
Average salary £30,502 £40,000 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.74% +50.94%
UK excluding London average salary £31,627 £28,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+11.95% -13.07%
Qualifications Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
460 341 351
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 37.46% 27.41% 31.68%
Number of salaries quoted 379 295 308
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the Wales region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
West Wales -4 3 £30,502 -23.74%
North Wales - 1 £30,000 -
HNC
UK

HNC
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (55.56%) Degree
2 4 (44.44%) Network Security
2 4 (44.44%) JSP 440
2 4 (44.44%) SIEM
2 4 (44.44%) Cyber Security
2 4 (44.44%) WAN
2 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
2 4 (44.44%) VPN
2 4 (44.44%) Firewall
2 4 (44.44%) Military
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 1 (11.11%) Electronics
3 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 1 (11.11%) LabVIEW
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) C
3 1 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) MS Office
3 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 1 (11.11%) Windows

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Network Security
1 4 (44.44%) WAN
1 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
1 4 (44.44%) VPN
1 4 (44.44%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) LabVIEW
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (44.44%) Military
2 1 (11.11%) Electronics
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Security Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Electronics Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Development Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Test Development Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) SIEM
1 4 (44.44%) Cyber Security
2 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
2 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C
1 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) JSP 440
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft