Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Certificate (HNC)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 999 989 975
Rank change year-on-year -10 -14 +31
Permanent jobs citing HNC 160 196 303
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.095% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.40% 0.42% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 139 157 231
England median annual salary £31,500 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.08% -7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £22,750 £24,550 £22,500
90th Percentile £46,250 £53,750 £55,000
UK median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £34,500
% change year-on-year - -5.80% -8.00%

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 40296 46875 56319
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.03% 26.16% 27.33%
Number of salaries quoted 31197 37885 45230
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,969
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
North of England +22 50 £35,000 - 5
South East +14 35 £31,000 -6.06% 8
Midlands +26 28 £30,000 -10.11% 6
South West -11 26 £26,000 -20.92% 3
North West -10 25 £33,750 +3.85% 2
Yorkshire +37 21 £37,000 -1.33% 3
East of England +22 20 £27,000 -18.18% 1
West Midlands +15 15 £27,500 - 6
East Midlands +43 13 £38,750 +16.10%
London -34 5 £27,000 -14.29% 3
North East +12 4 £29,750 -33.15%
HNC
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 83 (51.88%) Degree
2 72 (45.00%) HND
3 38 (23.75%) Manufacturing
4 33 (20.63%) Electronics
5 24 (15.00%) Microsoft
6 23 (14.38%) Windows
6 23 (14.38%) Microsoft Office
7 22 (13.75%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (13.13%) Driving Licence
9 20 (12.50%) Cisco
10 18 (11.25%) CCNA
11 17 (10.63%) MCSE
11 17 (10.63%) Microsoft Certification
11 17 (10.63%) Computer Science
12 16 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
13 15 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
13 15 (9.38%) Software Engineering
13 15 (9.38%) Project Management
13 15 (9.38%) C#
14 14 (8.75%) SQL
14 14 (8.75%) CAD
14 14 (8.75%) Mathematics
15 13 (8.13%) MCSA
16 12 (7.50%) SQL Server
16 12 (7.50%) QA
17 11 (6.88%) Windows Server
17 11 (6.88%) SOLIDWORKS
17 11 (6.88%) .NET
17 11 (6.88%) Ethernet
18 10 (6.25%) ISO 14001

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 8 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.50%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.50%) WinCC
3 3 (1.88%) Confluence
3 3 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (1.88%) SAS
4 2 (1.25%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.63%) Documentum
Applications
1 23 (14.38%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (6.88%) SOLIDWORKS
3 9 (5.63%) AutoCAD
4 7 (4.38%) Photoshop
5 5 (3.13%) Autodesk Inventor
6 4 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
7 3 (1.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (1.88%) SPSS
8 2 (1.25%) CATIA
8 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (1.25%) MS Visio
8 2 (1.25%) Solid Edge
9 1 (0.63%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.63%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 3 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.25%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.88%) Ethernet
2 9 (5.63%) LAN
2 9 (5.63%) Profibus
2 9 (5.63%) WAN
3 8 (5.00%) Modbus
4 7 (4.38%) TCP/IP
5 6 (3.75%) MPLS
5 6 (3.75%) Wireless
6 5 (3.13%) BGP
6 5 (3.13%) Firewall
6 5 (3.13%) OSPF
6 5 (3.13%) VoIP
7 4 (2.50%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (2.50%) EIGRP
7 4 (2.50%) Network Security
7 4 (2.50%) RIP
7 4 (2.50%) Unified Communications
8 3 (1.88%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (1.88%) VPN
8 3 (1.88%) VSAT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.38%) GIS
3 4 (2.50%) RDBMS
3 4 (2.50%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.63%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 6 (3.75%) JIRA
2 3 (1.88%) Bugzilla
2 3 (1.88%) JIRA Agile
2 3 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.25%) Zephyr
4 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.63%) Subversion
4 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 38 (23.75%) Manufacturing
2 33 (20.63%) Electronics
3 10 (6.25%) Finance
4 8 (5.00%) Automotive
4 8 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.13%) Aerospace
6 4 (2.50%) Retail
7 3 (1.88%) Billing
7 3 (1.88%) Law
8 2 (1.25%) Legal
8 2 (1.25%) Military
8 2 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.63%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 28 (17.50%) Analyst
2 14 (8.75%) Support Analyst
3 12 (7.50%) PLC Engineer
4 11 (6.88%) Design Engineer
4 11 (6.88%) Quality Engineer
5 9 (5.63%) Field Engineer
5 9 (5.63%) Hardware Engineer
6 8 (5.00%) Developer
6 8 (5.00%) PLC Software Engineer
6 8 (5.00%) Software Engineer
6 8 (5.00%) Support Engineer
6 8 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
6 8 (5.00%) Technical Support
7 7 (4.38%) Network Support
7 7 (4.38%) Senior Quality Engineer
7 7 (4.38%) Software Quality Engineer
7 7 (4.38%) Test Engineer
7 7 (4.38%) Tester
8 6 (3.75%) Installations Engineer
8 6 (3.75%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.88%) .NET
2 10 (6.25%) HTML
3 7 (4.38%) CSS
4 6 (3.75%) Ajax
4 6 (3.75%) jQuery
5 4 (2.50%) Node.js
6 3 (1.88%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.88%) CSS3
6 3 (1.88%) HTML5
6 3 (1.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (1.88%) XML
6 3 (1.88%) XSL
7 1 (0.63%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.63%) Web Services
7 1 (0.63%) WPF
7 1 (0.63%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.13%) Driving Licence
2 17 (10.63%) Computer Science
3 15 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.38%) Graphic Design
5 6 (3.75%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.75%) SCADA
6 5 (3.13%) CMDB
6 5 (3.13%) Data Centre
6 5 (3.13%) Robotics
7 4 (2.50%) PKI
8 3 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (1.88%) NHS
9 2 (1.25%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.63%) CCTV
10 1 (0.63%) EPoS
10 1 (0.63%) iPhone
10 1 (0.63%) STB
10 1 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (14.38%) Windows
2 11 (6.88%) Windows Server
3 4 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.88%) Linux
4 3 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.25%) CentOS
5 2 (1.25%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.63%) Android
6 1 (0.63%) Solaris
6 1 (0.63%) Unix
6 1 (0.63%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.63%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 15 (9.38%) Project Management
2 15 (9.38%) Software Engineering
3 14 (8.75%) CAD
3 14 (8.75%) Mathematics
4 10 (6.25%) Line Management
4 10 (6.25%) Process Improvement
4 10 (6.25%) Quality Management
5 9 (5.63%) ITIL
5 9 (5.63%) Test Scripting
6 8 (5.00%) SDLC
6 8 (5.00%) Software Testing
7 7 (4.38%) MVC
7 7 (4.38%) QMS
7 7 (4.38%) Test Automation
7 7 (4.38%) Time Management
8 6 (3.75%) CRM
8 6 (3.75%) PRINCE2
8 6 (3.75%) Regression Testing
8 6 (3.75%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 15 (9.38%) C#
2 14 (8.75%) SQL
3 10 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 7 (4.38%) Java
4 7 (4.38%) VB
5 5 (3.13%) C
5 5 (3.13%) PHP
5 5 (3.13%) Python
6 4 (2.50%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.88%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.63%) C++
8 1 (0.63%) Delphi
8 1 (0.63%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.63%) XAML
Qualifications
1 83 (51.88%) Degree
2 72 (45.00%) HND
3 22 (13.75%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (11.25%) CCNA
5 17 (10.63%) MCSE
5 17 (10.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (8.13%) MCSA
7 9 (5.63%) CCNP
7 9 (5.63%) Numerate Degree
8 6 (3.75%) Security Cleared
9 5 (3.13%) SC Cleared
10 4 (2.50%) A+ Certification
10 4 (2.50%) Network+ Certification
11 3 (1.88%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (1.25%) CCIE
12 2 (1.25%) Chartered Engineer
12 2 (1.25%) ISTQB
12 2 (1.25%) MCITP
12 2 (1.25%) MCP
12 2 (1.25%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.50%) QA
2 10 (6.25%) ISO 14001
3 9 (5.63%) ISO 9001
4 8 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (4.38%) ISO 9000
6 6 (3.75%) ISO 22301
6 6 (3.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (2.50%) SLA
8 3 (1.88%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.63%) ARP4754
9 1 (0.63%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.63%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.63%) TickIT
System Software
1 9 (5.63%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.63%) Firmware
Vendors
1 24 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 20 (12.50%) Cisco
3 10 (6.25%) Siemens
4 8 (5.00%) Allen-Bradley
5 7 (4.38%) Adobe
6 4 (2.50%) Juniper
6 4 (2.50%) Nokia
6 4 (2.50%) Remedy
6 4 (2.50%) Rockwell
6 4 (2.50%) Virgin Media
7 3 (1.88%) Autodesk
7 3 (1.88%) Ciena
7 3 (1.88%) F5
7 3 (1.88%) SAP
7 3 (1.88%) VMware
8 2 (1.25%) Aruba
8 2 (1.25%) Avaya
8 2 (1.25%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.25%) Palo Alto
8 2 (1.25%) SolarWinds