Period
to 21 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for HNC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Certificate (HNC)
UK > England
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 986 1033 1064
Rank change year-on-year +47 +31 +5
Permanent jobs citing HNC 158 137 179
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.097% 0.082% 0.094%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.40% 0.33% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 117 136 145
England median annual salary £35,000 £34,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.19% -2.14% -5.41%
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £53,750 £46,250 £52,000
UK median annual salary £35,000 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +1.45% -1.43% -6.67%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 39,066 41,430 51,595
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.91% 24.65% 27.03%
Number of salaries quoted 29,231 32,259 42,061
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -1.10% +1.11%

HNC
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing HNC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for HNC in England

HNC
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for HNC in England

HNC
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing HNC in England over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Salary histogram for HNC in England

HNC
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the England region over the 6 months to 21 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Midlands +22 46 £35,000 +1.45% 28
South East +3 43 £35,000 +28.44% 28
West Midlands +46 32 £35,000 +18.64% 17
East of England +35 29 £37,500 +38.89% 14
North of England -15 21 £24,000 -40.00% 28
North West -7 16 £24,000 -40.00% 16
East Midlands +9 13 £35,000 -17.65% 11
London +23 12 £37,500 +38.89% 9
South West -2 7 £31,500 +34.04% 12
Yorkshire +11 4 £28,000 -32.12% 7
North East -23 1 - - 5
HNC
UK

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, IT jobs citing HNC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for HNC.

1 68 (43.04%) HND
2 60 (37.97%) Degree
3 53 (33.54%) Microsoft
4 50 (31.65%) Windows
5 28 (17.72%) Driving Licence
6 26 (16.46%) Microsoft Office
7 25 (15.82%) Electronics
8 23 (14.56%) Problem-Solving
9 22 (13.92%) Self-Motivation
9 22 (13.92%) Finance
9 22 (13.92%) ITIL
9 22 (13.92%) Firewall
10 21 (13.29%) Change Management
11 20 (12.66%) SLA
11 20 (12.66%) Microsoft Certification
12 19 (12.03%) Service Delivery
12 19 (12.03%) CAD
12 19 (12.03%) Analytical Skills
13 18 (11.39%) Numerate Degree
13 18 (11.39%) Linux
13 18 (11.39%) Mathematics
14 17 (10.76%) Telecoms
14 17 (10.76%) TCP/IP
15 16 (10.13%) Service Management
15 16 (10.13%) Project Management
15 16 (10.13%) SharePoint
15 16 (10.13%) QA
15 16 (10.13%) Incident Management
15 16 (10.13%) IT Strategy
15 16 (10.13%) Windows Server 2008

HNC
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 16 (10.13%) SharePoint
2 12 (7.59%) MS Exchange
3 11 (6.96%) Skype for Business
4 10 (6.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (6.33%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (1.27%) CMS
Applications
1 26 (16.46%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (6.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (4.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (3.16%) AutoCAD
4 5 (3.16%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (3.16%) SOLIDWORKS
5 4 (2.53%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.90%) Autodesk Inventor
7 2 (1.27%) PTC Creo
7 2 (1.27%) Windchill
8 1 (0.63%) Revit
8 1 (0.63%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 10 (6.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.63%) Maximo
2 1 (0.63%) MIS ActiveH
2 1 (0.63%) OPENHousing
2 1 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.13%) Office 365
2 12 (7.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (6.33%) IaaS
4 2 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.27%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 22 (13.92%) Firewall
2 17 (10.76%) TCP/IP
3 15 (9.49%) Skype
3 15 (9.49%) WAN
4 14 (8.86%) LAN
5 9 (5.70%) VPN
6 6 (3.80%) Internet
6 6 (3.80%) MPLS
7 5 (3.16%) SAN
7 5 (3.16%) VLAN
8 4 (2.53%) 2G
8 4 (2.53%) 3G
8 4 (2.53%) 4G
8 4 (2.53%) CTI
8 4 (2.53%) Ethernet
8 4 (2.53%) Radio Access Network
9 3 (1.90%) LTE
9 3 (1.90%) VoIP
10 2 (1.27%) Broadband
10 2 (1.27%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.59%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.96%) GIS
2 11 (6.96%) Relational Database
3 9 (5.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.90%) DTS
5 2 (1.27%) MySQL
5 2 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (4.43%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (3.80%) Bugzilla
3 2 (1.27%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.27%) JUnit
3 2 (1.27%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.63%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.63%) JIRA
4 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (15.82%) Electronics
2 22 (13.92%) Finance
3 17 (10.76%) Telecoms
4 15 (9.49%) Manufacturing
5 8 (5.06%) Retail
6 5 (3.16%) Aerospace
6 5 (3.16%) Billing
6 5 (3.16%) Military
7 4 (2.53%) Legal
8 3 (1.90%) Avionics
8 3 (1.90%) Games
8 3 (1.90%) Local Government
8 3 (1.90%) Multimedia
9 2 (1.27%) Automotive
9 2 (1.27%) Banking
9 2 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (11.39%) Support Engineer
2 17 (10.76%) Analyst
3 14 (8.86%) Project Manager
4 12 (7.59%) Configuration Engineer
5 10 (6.33%) IT Support
5 10 (6.33%) Test Engineer
6 9 (5.70%) Design Engineer
6 9 (5.70%) Hardware Engineer
7 8 (5.06%) ERP Manager
7 8 (5.06%) ERP Project Manager
7 8 (5.06%) Installations Engineer
7 8 (5.06%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
7 8 (5.06%) Support Analyst
8 7 (4.43%) IT Engineer
9 6 (3.80%) Applications Support
9 6 (3.80%) Applications Support Analyst
9 6 (3.80%) Desktop Engineer
9 6 (3.80%) Desktop Support
9 6 (3.80%) Field Engineer
9 6 (3.80%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.53%) .NET
2 2 (1.27%) Hibernate
2 2 (1.27%) HTML
2 2 (1.27%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 28 (17.72%) Driving Licence
2 22 (13.92%) Self-Motivation
3 19 (12.03%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.70%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.80%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.16%) Algorithms
7 4 (2.53%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (2.53%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.90%) Acoustics
9 2 (1.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (1.27%) Robotics
9 2 (1.27%) SCADA
10 1 (0.63%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.63%) CCTV
10 1 (0.63%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.63%) Verilog
10 1 (0.63%) VHDL
10 1 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 50 (31.65%) Windows
2 18 (11.39%) Linux
3 16 (10.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (9.49%) Windows Server
5 8 (5.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (3.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.90%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.90%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.27%) Android
8 2 (1.27%) Solaris
8 2 (1.27%) Unix
8 2 (1.27%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.63%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (14.56%) Problem-Solving
2 22 (13.92%) ITIL
3 21 (13.29%) Change Management
4 19 (12.03%) CAD
4 19 (12.03%) Service Delivery
5 18 (11.39%) Mathematics
6 16 (10.13%) Incident Management
6 16 (10.13%) IT Strategy
6 16 (10.13%) ITIL V3
6 16 (10.13%) Project Management
6 16 (10.13%) Service Management
7 15 (9.49%) ITSM
7 15 (9.49%) PRINCE2
8 12 (7.59%) CRM
9 11 (6.96%) Line Management
9 11 (6.96%) Problem Management
10 9 (5.70%) ERP
11 8 (5.06%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
11 8 (5.06%) Network Design
11 8 (5.06%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.59%) SQL
2 9 (5.70%) C
3 5 (3.16%) Assembly Language
3 5 (3.16%) C++
3 5 (3.16%) Python
4 4 (2.53%) Bash Shell
4 4 (2.53%) C#
4 4 (2.53%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.90%) Java
6 2 (1.27%) VB
6 2 (1.27%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.27%) VB6
7 1 (0.63%) Perl
Qualifications
1 68 (43.04%) HND
2 60 (37.97%) Degree
3 20 (12.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (11.39%) Numerate Degree
5 9 (5.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (3.80%) MCSA
7 5 (3.16%) MCSE
7 5 (3.16%) Security Cleared
8 4 (2.53%) MCITP
8 4 (2.53%) MCP
8 4 (2.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.27%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.27%) NVQ Level 3
10 2 (1.27%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.63%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.63%) CCNA
11 1 (0.63%) NVQ Level 4
11 1 (0.63%) PhD
11 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (12.66%) SLA
2 16 (10.13%) QA
3 2 (1.27%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.27%) PMO
4 1 (0.63%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.63%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 11 (6.96%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.70%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.16%) Firmware
5 4 (2.53%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (2.53%) vSphere
5 4 (2.53%) XenApp
6 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.63%) KVM
Systems Management
1 14 (8.86%) SCCM
2 9 (5.70%) SCVMM
3 5 (3.16%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 5 (3.16%) SCOM
4 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.63%) PaperCut
4 1 (0.63%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 53 (33.54%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.96%) Cisco
2 11 (6.96%) Oracle
2 11 (6.96%) SAP
3 8 (5.06%) Red Hat
4 7 (4.43%) JD Edwards
4 7 (4.43%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (3.80%) Citrix
5 6 (3.80%) Nokia
5 6 (3.80%) OpenText
5 6 (3.80%) VMware
6 4 (2.53%) Avaya
6 4 (2.53%) CheckPoint
6 4 (2.53%) Ericsson
6 4 (2.53%) Genesys
6 4 (2.53%) McAfee
6 4 (2.53%) NetApp
6 4 (2.53%) Riverbed
6 4 (2.53%) Siemens
6 4 (2.53%) Verint