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 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Certificate (HNC)
UK / England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 778 861 828
Rank change year-on-year +83 -33  
Permanent jobs citing HNC 64 86 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.080% 0.088% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.32% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 36 74 69
Median salary £27,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.85% -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £26,523 £25,475
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £50,000 £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 England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 19810 26924 27908
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 24.75% 27.61% 27.59%
Number of salaries quoted 15723 21803 22089
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

HNC
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 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
South East +44 18 £25,000 -35.06% 2
North West -7 18 £40,000 +14.28% 4
London +72 7 £33,500 -25.55%
West Midlands +39 7 £35,000 -7.89% 3
Yorkshire +32 6 £35,000 +12.00% 3
East Midlands +10 5 £43,750 -2.77% 1
East of England +12 3 £35,000 - 1
South West +24 2 £28,750 -23.33% 2
HNC
UK

HNC
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 England region with a requirement for HNC.

1 97 (61.01%) HND
2 83 (52.20%) Degree
3 34 (21.38%) Electronics
4 33 (20.75%) Computer Science
5 32 (20.13%) Manufacturing
6 31 (19.50%) Software Engineering
7 29 (18.24%) C
8 27 (16.98%) Microsoft
9 25 (15.72%) SQL
9 25 (15.72%) Finance
10 23 (14.47%) Validation
10 23 (14.47%) Analytical Skills
11 22 (13.84%) Driving Licence
11 22 (13.84%) C++
11 22 (13.84%) CAD
12 21 (13.21%) PHP
12 21 (13.21%) Linux
13 20 (12.58%) Embedded C
14 18 (11.32%) Customer Requirements
15 15 (9.43%) Project Management
15 15 (9.43%) MySQL
16 14 (8.81%) MS Excel
17 13 (8.18%) Agile Software Development
17 13 (8.18%) SQL Server
17 13 (8.18%) .NET
17 13 (8.18%) HTML
17 13 (8.18%) ASP.NET
17 13 (8.18%) Firmware
18 12 (7.55%) QA
18 12 (7.55%) Marketing

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 1 (0.63%) CMS
1 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (0.63%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.63%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (8.81%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.29%) MS Office
3 5 (3.14%) Siemens NX
3 5 (3.14%) SOLIDWORKS
4 4 (2.52%) AutoCAD
5 3 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (1.26%) Autodesk Inventor
6 2 (1.26%) Mathcad
6 2 (1.26%) Solid Edge
7 1 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.63%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.63%) CATIA
7 1 (0.63%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.63%) InDesign
7 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.63%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.63%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.63%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (1.89%) SAP ERP
1 3 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.63%) Maximo
2 1 (0.63%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.63%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (0.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.55%) TCP/IP
2 6 (3.77%) GSM
3 5 (3.14%) SS7
3 5 (3.14%) UMTS
3 5 (3.14%) Value-Added Service
4 3 (1.89%) LAN
4 3 (1.89%) Structured Cabling
4 3 (1.89%) WAN
5 2 (1.26%) ATM
5 2 (1.26%) GoToMeeting
5 2 (1.26%) Internet
5 2 (1.26%) Skype
5 2 (1.26%) SMS
5 2 (1.26%) VoIP
5 2 (1.26%) WebEx
5 2 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.26%) Wireless
6 1 (0.63%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.63%) Firewall
6 1 (0.63%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.43%) MySQL
2 13 (8.18%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.89%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (1.89%) Power BI
4 2 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.63%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.63%) QlikView
5 1 (0.63%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (6.92%) Git (software)
2 8 (5.03%) JIRA
3 2 (1.26%) CruiseControl
3 2 (1.26%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.26%) LabVIEW
3 2 (1.26%) NUnit
3 2 (1.26%) Subversion
4 1 (0.63%) Dreamweaver
General
1 34 (21.38%) Electronics
2 32 (20.13%) Manufacturing
3 25 (15.72%) Finance
4 12 (7.55%) Marketing
5 11 (6.92%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.52%) Automotive
6 4 (2.52%) Avionics
6 4 (2.52%) Military
7 2 (1.26%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.63%) Advertising
8 1 (0.63%) Games
8 1 (0.63%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (13.84%) Design Engineer
2 20 (12.58%) Mechanical Engineer
3 19 (11.95%) Developer
4 16 (10.06%) Test Engineer
5 14 (8.81%) Mechanical Design Engineer
6 13 (8.18%) Embedded Developer
7 12 (7.55%) Analyst
7 12 (7.55%) Embedded Engineer
7 12 (7.55%) Field Engineer
8 11 (6.92%) Electronics Engineer
8 11 (6.92%) Linux Developer
9 10 (6.29%) Embedded Linux Engineer
9 10 (6.29%) Field Service Engineer
9 10 (6.29%) Linux Engineer
10 9 (5.66%) Project Engineer
10 9 (5.66%) Project Manager
11 8 (5.03%) Support Analyst
12 7 (4.40%) Applications Support
12 7 (4.40%) Applications Support Analyst
12 7 (4.40%) PCB Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.18%) .NET
1 13 (8.18%) ASP.NET
1 13 (8.18%) HTML
2 11 (6.92%) SOAP
3 10 (6.29%) ASP.NET MVC
3 10 (6.29%) jQuery
4 5 (3.14%) WCF
5 4 (2.52%) AngularJS
5 4 (2.52%) CSS
6 3 (1.89%) JSON
6 3 (1.89%) WPF
7 2 (1.26%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.26%) Web Services
8 1 (0.63%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 33 (20.75%) Computer Science
2 23 (14.47%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (13.84%) Driving Licence
4 11 (6.92%) Device Driver
5 7 (4.40%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.77%) EPoS
7 5 (3.14%) CCTV
8 3 (1.89%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (1.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (1.26%) iPad
9 2 (1.26%) PMI
9 2 (1.26%) VHDL
9 2 (1.26%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.63%) AS400
10 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.63%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.63%) iSeries
10 1 (0.63%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.63%) SCADA
10 1 (0.63%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 21 (13.21%) Linux
2 11 (6.92%) Embedded Linux
3 8 (5.03%) Windows
4 7 (4.40%) Unix
4 7 (4.40%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.89%) Android
5 3 (1.89%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.63%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.63%) OS/390
7 1 (0.63%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.63%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.63%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.63%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (19.50%) Software Engineering
2 23 (14.47%) Validation
3 22 (13.84%) CAD
4 18 (11.32%) Customer Requirements
5 15 (9.43%) Project Management
6 13 (8.18%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (6.92%) Creative Problem-Solving
7 11 (6.92%) Device Driver Development
7 11 (6.92%) Service Delivery
7 11 (6.92%) Unit Testing
8 10 (6.29%) MVC
9 9 (5.66%) ITIL
10 8 (5.03%) 3D Modelling
10 8 (5.03%) TDD
11 7 (4.40%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (4.40%) Finite Element Analysis
11 7 (4.40%) PRINCE2
11 7 (4.40%) Schematic Capture
12 6 (3.77%) Change Management
12 6 (3.77%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (18.24%) C
2 25 (15.72%) SQL
3 22 (13.84%) C++
4 21 (13.21%) PHP
5 20 (12.58%) Embedded C
6 12 (7.55%) JavaScript
7 11 (6.92%) Embedded C++
8 5 (3.14%) C#
9 3 (1.89%) Java
9 3 (1.89%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.26%) Python
11 1 (0.63%) Fortran
11 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.63%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.63%) RPG
11 1 (0.63%) VB
11 1 (0.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 97 (61.01%) HND
2 83 (52.20%) Degree
3 12 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (5.03%) Security Cleared
5 6 (3.77%) MCSE
6 5 (3.14%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (3.14%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (3.14%) MCSA
7 4 (2.52%) A+ Certification
7 4 (2.52%) CCNA
7 4 (2.52%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.52%) Network+ Certification
7 4 (2.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (2.52%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.89%) NVQ Level 4
9 2 (1.26%) Chartered Engineer
9 2 (1.26%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.26%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 2 (1.26%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 1 (0.63%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.55%) QA
1 12 (7.55%) SLA
2 6 (3.77%) ISO 9000
3 5 (3.14%) RMADS
4 3 (1.89%) ISO 14001
4 3 (1.89%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.89%) ISO 9002
4 3 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.89%) ISO22301
4 3 (1.89%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.26%) Def Stans
5 2 (1.26%) IEC 61508
5 2 (1.26%) MISRA
System Software
1 13 (8.18%) Firmware
2 7 (4.40%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.63%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (1.26%) MOM
2 1 (0.63%) PaperCut
2 1 (0.63%) SCCM
2 1 (0.63%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 27 (16.98%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.03%) SAP
3 5 (3.14%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 5 (3.14%) Nokia Networks
3 5 (3.14%) Siemens
3 5 (3.14%) TIBCO
4 2 (1.26%) Cisco
4 2 (1.26%) EMC
4 2 (1.26%) Green Hills
4 2 (1.26%) Juniper
4 2 (1.26%) VMware
4 2 (1.26%) Xilinx
5 1 (0.63%) Apple
5 1 (0.63%) Avaya
5 1 (0.63%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.63%) HP
5 1 (0.63%) Huawei
5 1 (0.63%) IBM
5 1 (0.63%) Northgate
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle
Bath, Somerset
Wessex Water
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £30K + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £30K + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £30K + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 45,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Webrecruit
Salary: From £18,000 to £19,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
ISL
Salary: £40000.00 - £47000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Oldham, Manchester
Easy Web Recruitment
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
West Malling, Kent
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £45000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Oldham, Manchester
Easy Web Recruitment
Salary: Highly Competitive and negotiable
Posted: 14 days ago
Northallerton, North Yorkshire
Kerfoot Group
Salary: From £24,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Grantham, Lincolnshire
South Kesteven District Council
Salary: Up to £26,700 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Posted: 18 days ago