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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 98 102 85
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -17
Permanent jobs citing HNC 2 5 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.15% 0.37% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.51% 1.60% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 5
Average salary - £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £42,500 £31,432
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +35.21%
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
393 313 356
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 30.11% 23.17% 33.87%
Number of salaries quoted 323 262 293
Average salary £36,500 £39,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.59% -1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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
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 13 February 2016. 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
South Wales -4 2 - -
HNC
UK

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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%) MS Office
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) CCNP
2 3 (60.00%) CCNA
2 3 (60.00%) Intel Security
2 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (60.00%) MS Visio
2 3 (60.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) C
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) HP
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) CESG
2 3 (60.00%) Blue Coat
2 3 (60.00%) Network Design
2 3 (60.00%) Requirements Management
2 3 (60.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) Riverbed
2 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) MCSE
4 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (20.00%) VoIP
4 1 (20.00%) SLA
4 1 (20.00%) Electronics
4 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MS Office
2 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (60.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) VoIP
General
1 1 (20.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Design Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Network Design Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Support
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Network Design
1 3 (60.00%) Requirements Management
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CCNA
1 3 (60.00%) CCNP
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) MCSE
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (20.00%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Blue Coat
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) HP
2 3 (60.00%) Intel Security
2 3 (60.00%) Riverbed