Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Certificate (HNC)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 884 1010 996
Rank change year-on-year +126 -14 -1
Permanent jobs citing HNC 186 142 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.087% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.54% 0.37% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 105 112 136
England median annual salary £37,500 £30,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -9.09% -5.71%
10th Percentile £22,200 £23,050 £24,375
90th Percentile £60,000 £48,500 £46,750
UK median annual salary £37,500 £31,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +19.05% -3.08% -7.14%

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 34,228 38,590 42,468
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.25% 23.76% 25.77%
Number of salaries quoted 25,231 30,198 33,918
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019. 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 +85 67 £35,750 +16.26% 42
West Midlands +84 56 £40,000 +33.33% 27
South East +75 56 £38,000 +20.63% 52
London +61 19 £35,000 +29.63% 12
South West +26 19 £45,000 +73.08% 40
East Midlands +22 11 £32,500 -7.14% 15
East of England +23 10 £37,500 +37.61% 19
North of England +6 6 £24,000 -10.28% 64
North West +15 4 £24,000 -7.69% 39
Yorkshire +5 2 £32,500 +13.31% 19
HNC
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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.

1 124 (66.67%) Degree
2 116 (62.37%) HND
3 68 (36.56%) Windows
4 59 (31.72%) Linux
5 48 (25.81%) Microsoft
6 47 (25.27%) Electronics
7 44 (23.66%) ITIL
8 43 (23.12%) C
9 42 (22.58%) Telecoms
10 35 (18.82%) SLA
11 34 (18.28%) Problem-Solving
12 33 (17.74%) Microsoft Office
13 32 (17.20%) C++
14 31 (16.67%) Software Engineering
15 28 (15.05%) Active Directory
16 27 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
17 23 (12.37%) Windows Server
17 23 (12.37%) Service Management
18 22 (11.83%) Service Delivery
18 22 (11.83%) ITIL V3
19 21 (11.29%) Firewall
19 21 (11.29%) Management Information System
20 20 (10.75%) Microsoft Excel
20 20 (10.75%) Driving Licence
21 19 (10.22%) LabVIEW
21 19 (10.22%) Logistics
22 17 (9.14%) Configuration Management
23 16 (8.60%) TCP/IP
23 16 (8.60%) Incident Management
23 16 (8.60%) Windows 10

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 7 (3.76%) CMS
2 5 (2.69%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.15%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.61%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 33 (17.74%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (10.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (5.38%) MS Visio
4 9 (4.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.08%) AutoCAD
5 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (1.08%) Revit
5 2 (1.08%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.54%) CATIA
6 1 (0.54%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.54%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.30%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (4.30%) Office 365
2 3 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.08%) IaaS
3 2 (1.08%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 21 (11.29%) Firewall
2 16 (8.60%) TCP/IP
3 12 (6.45%) DSL
3 12 (6.45%) Internet
3 12 (6.45%) WAN
4 11 (5.91%) VoIP
5 10 (5.38%) DWDM
5 10 (5.38%) MPLS
5 10 (5.38%) Wireless
6 9 (4.84%) Broadband
6 9 (4.84%) LAN
7 7 (3.76%) BGP
7 7 (3.76%) OSPF
8 6 (3.23%) ADSL
8 6 (3.23%) DNS
8 6 (3.23%) SHDSL
8 6 (3.23%) VDSL
8 6 (3.23%) xDSL
9 5 (2.69%) LTE
9 5 (2.69%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.38%) DTS
1 10 (5.38%) GIS
2 9 (4.84%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.69%) MySQL
3 5 (2.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.08%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 19 (10.22%) LabVIEW
2 5 (2.69%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (1.61%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.08%) Bugzilla
4 2 (1.08%) Rational Quality Manager
5 1 (0.54%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.54%) JIRA
5 1 (0.54%) Selenium
5 1 (0.54%) Subversion
General
1 47 (25.27%) Electronics
2 42 (22.58%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.38%) Military
3 10 (5.38%) Multimedia
4 9 (4.84%) Retail
5 8 (4.30%) Finance
5 8 (4.30%) Manufacturing
6 6 (3.23%) Publishing
7 3 (1.61%) Automotive
7 3 (1.61%) Avionics
8 2 (1.08%) Advertising
8 2 (1.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (16.13%) Software Engineer
2 19 (10.22%) Support Engineer
3 17 (9.14%) Systems Engineer
4 11 (5.91%) Analyst
4 11 (5.91%) Desktop Engineer
4 11 (5.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (5.38%) Desktop Support
5 10 (5.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 10 (5.38%) Field Engineer
5 10 (5.38%) NOC Technician
5 10 (5.38%) Senior Field Engineer
6 9 (4.84%) Mobile Engineer
6 9 (4.84%) Test Engineer
7 8 (4.30%) Hardware Engineer
8 7 (3.76%) Communications Engineer
8 7 (3.76%) Design Engineer
8 7 (3.76%) IT Engineer
8 7 (3.76%) Wireless Engineer
9 6 (3.23%) Lead Systems Engineer
9 6 (3.23%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.08%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 27 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (11.29%) Management Information System
3 20 (10.75%) Driving Licence
4 14 (7.53%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (5.91%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (3.76%) Data Centre
7 6 (3.23%) e-Learning
7 6 (3.23%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (2.15%) CCTV
9 3 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (1.08%) NHS
11 1 (0.54%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 68 (36.56%) Windows
2 59 (31.72%) Linux
3 23 (12.37%) Windows Server
4 16 (8.60%) Windows 10
5 13 (6.99%) Windows 7
6 12 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (6.45%) Windows XP
7 11 (5.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (4.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (4.84%) Unix
9 7 (3.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (3.23%) Embedded Linux
10 6 (3.23%) Solaris
10 6 (3.23%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.54%) Android
11 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (23.66%) ITIL
2 34 (18.28%) Problem-Solving
3 31 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 23 (12.37%) Service Management
5 22 (11.83%) ITIL V3
5 22 (11.83%) Service Delivery
6 19 (10.22%) Logistics
7 17 (9.14%) Configuration Management
8 16 (8.60%) Incident Management
9 15 (8.06%) CAD
10 13 (6.99%) CRM
10 13 (6.99%) ITSM
11 12 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 12 (6.45%) Performance Measurement
12 11 (5.91%) Customer Requirements
12 11 (5.91%) System Testing
13 10 (5.38%) Decision-Making
13 10 (5.38%) Patch Management
13 10 (5.38%) Signal Processing
14 9 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 43 (23.12%) C
2 32 (17.20%) C++
3 14 (7.53%) SQL
4 12 (6.45%) VB
5 11 (5.91%) Python
6 9 (4.84%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.61%) C#
7 3 (1.61%) Java
7 3 (1.61%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.08%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.54%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 124 (66.67%) Degree
2 116 (62.37%) HND
3 13 (6.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (6.45%) Security Cleared
5 8 (4.30%) MCSE
6 7 (3.76%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (3.76%) DV Cleared
7 6 (3.23%) CCNP
7 6 (3.23%) MCSA
8 5 (2.69%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (2.69%) SC Cleared
9 4 (2.15%) CCNA
9 4 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (1.61%) A+ Certification
10 3 (1.61%) ISTQB
10 3 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (1.08%) MCP
11 2 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.54%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (18.82%) SLA
2 5 (2.69%) QA
3 3 (1.61%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.54%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 28 (15.05%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.84%) Hyper-V
3 8 (4.30%) Firmware
4 7 (3.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.61%) DFS Replication
5 3 (1.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.61%) vSphere
5 3 (1.61%) XenApp
6 2 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (1.61%) AirWatch
1 3 (1.61%) Backup Exec
1 3 (1.61%) SCCM
2 2 (1.08%) Netcool
2 2 (1.08%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 48 (25.81%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.53%) Cisco
3 11 (5.91%) Remedy
4 9 (4.84%) Red Hat
5 8 (4.30%) VMware
6 7 (3.76%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 7 (3.76%) Juniper
7 6 (3.23%) HP
7 6 (3.23%) Nokia
7 6 (3.23%) Sun
7 6 (3.23%) Telindus
7 6 (3.23%) Virgin Media
8 4 (2.15%) Avaya
9 3 (1.61%) Citrix
9 3 (1.61%) Dell
9 3 (1.61%) EMC
9 3 (1.61%) Genesys
9 3 (1.61%) NetApp
9 3 (1.61%) Oracle
9 3 (1.61%) Siemens