The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for HNC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Certificate (HNC)
England / East of England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 253 265 257
Rank change year-on-year +12 -8  
Permanent jobs citing HNC 3 11 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.049% 0.15% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.17% 0.50% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 2 10 12
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -15.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,600 £22,500 £31,950
10% offered a salary of more than £41,400 £50,500 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £26,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -24.28% -12.50%  

HNC is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England.

Academic & Professional Certification
East of England
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1762 2206 2306
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 28.56% 29.67% 30.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1299 1731 1821
Median salary £43,000 £42,500 £43,900
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.17% -3.18%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £67,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

HNC
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing HNC as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for HNC in the East of England

HNC
Salary Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing HNC in the East of England.

Salary trend for HNC in the East of England

HNC
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing HNC in the East of England over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for HNC in the East of England

HNC
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Essex - 2 £43,000 - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £27,000 -
HNC
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 across the East of England region with a requirement for HNC.

1 4 (44.44%) Degree
2 3 (33.33%) Electronics
2 3 (33.33%) MS Office
3 2 (22.22%) HND
3 2 (22.22%) Python
3 2 (22.22%) ISO 9001
3 2 (22.22%) SLA
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) Firmware
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 2 (22.22%) Validation
3 2 (22.22%) LabVIEW
3 2 (22.22%) Data Management
3 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Marketing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
3 2 (22.22%) Time Management
3 2 (22.22%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (22.22%) IEC 61508
3 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (11.11%) Internal Audit
4 1 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (11.11%) Line Management
4 1 (11.11%) BICSI Certification
4 1 (11.11%) QMS
4 1 (11.11%) Product Management
4 1 (11.11%) Physics
4 1 (11.11%) QA

HNC
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) AutoCAD
2 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) LabVIEW
General
1 3 (33.33%) Electronics
2 2 (22.22%) Marketing
3 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Consultant
1 2 (22.22%) Data Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Applications Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Assistant Product Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Electrical Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Field Applications Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Field Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Product Manager
2 1 (11.11%) QA Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (11.11%) EPoS
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Customer Engagement
1 2 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
1 2 (22.22%) Data Management
1 2 (22.22%) Project Management
1 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
1 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
1 2 (22.22%) Time Management
1 2 (22.22%) Validation
2 1 (11.11%) CAD
2 1 (11.11%) Internal Audit
2 1 (11.11%) Line Management
2 1 (11.11%) Network Design
2 1 (11.11%) Physics
2 1 (11.11%) Product Management
2 1 (11.11%) QMS
2 1 (11.11%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Python
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) C
2 1 (11.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) HND
3 1 (11.11%) BICSI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) IEC 61508
1 2 (22.22%) ISO 9001
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
2 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft