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 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Certificate (HNC)
UK / England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 803 825 831
Rank change year-on-year +22 +6  
Permanent jobs citing HNC 64 80 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.076% 0.088% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% 0.33% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 55 60 95
Median salary £38,000 £34,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.94% -2.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £28,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,500 £52,545
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £34,250 £35,500
% change year-on-year +10.94% -3.52%  

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 20663 24209 28466
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 24.57% 26.55% 27.38%
Number of salaries quoted 16207 19826 22770
Median salary £46,750 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.57% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +52 21 £42,000 +12.00% 1
South West -7 8 £23,500 -25.39% 2
North West -35 8 £37,500 +7.14% 2
West Midlands +19 7 £30,000 -4.76% 3
Yorkshire -4 7 £38,500 -6.09% 2
London +17 5 £40,000 +26.98% 4
East Midlands +17 5 £40,500 +20.89% 1
North East +12 3 £32,000 -48.80%
HNC
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 80 (63.49%) HND
2 68 (53.97%) Degree
3 28 (22.22%) Manufacturing
4 26 (20.63%) Computer Science
5 22 (17.46%) C
5 22 (17.46%) Driving Licence
6 21 (16.67%) Software Engineering
7 20 (15.87%) Microsoft
8 18 (14.29%) C++
9 17 (13.49%) Linux
9 17 (13.49%) Finance
10 16 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
10 16 (12.70%) Computer Science Degree
11 15 (11.90%) Validation
11 15 (11.90%) HTML
11 15 (11.90%) PHP
11 15 (11.90%) Embedded C
12 14 (11.11%) QA
12 14 (11.11%) SQL
13 13 (10.32%) Microsoft Office
13 13 (10.32%) JavaScript
13 13 (10.32%) CAD
14 12 (9.52%) Electronics
14 12 (9.52%) Test Automation
15 11 (8.73%) Security Cleared
15 11 (8.73%) Microsoft Excel
16 10 (7.94%) Windows
16 10 (7.94%) .NET
16 10 (7.94%) Project Management
17 9 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement

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 6 (4.76%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.79%) CMS
2 1 (0.79%) Confluence
2 1 (0.79%) IIS
2 1 (0.79%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (10.32%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (8.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (6.35%) AutoCAD
4 7 (5.56%) SOLIDWORKS
5 4 (3.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (1.59%) Autodesk Inventor
6 2 (1.59%) PTC Creo
6 2 (1.59%) Siemens NX
6 2 (1.59%) Solid Edge
7 1 (0.79%) CATIA
7 1 (0.79%) Mathcad
7 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.79%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (2.38%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.59%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.79%) Maximo
3 1 (0.79%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.79%) Northgate Housing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 8 (6.35%) Wireless
3 6 (4.76%) Firewall
3 6 (4.76%) LAN
3 6 (4.76%) VoIP
3 6 (4.76%) WAN
4 5 (3.97%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (3.97%) MPLS
5 4 (3.17%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (2.38%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (1.59%) GoToMeeting
7 2 (1.59%) GSM
7 2 (1.59%) SAN
7 2 (1.59%) Skype
7 2 (1.59%) WebEx
7 2 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.79%) DNS
8 1 (0.79%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.79%) SDH
8 1 (0.79%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.56%) MySQL
1 7 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.38%) GIS
2 3 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.59%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.59%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.79%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.79%) QlikView
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.79%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 8 (6.35%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.56%) JIRA
3 4 (3.17%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (1.59%) CruiseControl
4 2 (1.59%) NUnit
4 2 (1.59%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.79%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.79%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.79%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (0.79%) Subversion
General
1 28 (22.22%) Manufacturing
2 17 (13.49%) Finance
3 12 (9.52%) Electronics
4 5 (3.97%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.17%) Military
6 2 (1.59%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.59%) Automotive
7 1 (0.79%) Advertising
7 1 (0.79%) Legal
7 1 (0.79%) Marketing
7 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15 (11.90%) Design Engineer
2 13 (10.32%) Developer
3 10 (7.94%) Embedded Developer
3 10 (7.94%) Field Engineer
3 10 (7.94%) Project Engineer
4 9 (7.14%) Mechanical Engineer
5 8 (6.35%) Embedded Engineer
5 8 (6.35%) Embedded Linux Engineer
5 8 (6.35%) Linux Developer
5 8 (6.35%) Linux Engineer
5 8 (6.35%) Mechanical Design Engineer
5 8 (6.35%) Test Engineer
6 7 (5.56%) Analyst
6 7 (5.56%) Hardware Engineer
6 7 (5.56%) Project Manager
7 6 (4.76%) Manufacturing Engineer
7 6 (4.76%) Network Engineer
7 6 (4.76%) Quality Engineer
7 6 (4.76%) Tester
8 5 (3.97%) Field Hardware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.90%) HTML
2 10 (7.94%) .NET
3 8 (6.35%) ASP.NET
3 8 (6.35%) ASP.NET MVC
3 8 (6.35%) SOAP
4 6 (4.76%) jQuery
5 5 (3.97%) Node.js
6 3 (2.38%) Web Services
7 2 (1.59%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.59%) CSS
7 2 (1.59%) WCF
8 1 (0.79%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.79%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (20.63%) Computer Science
2 22 (17.46%) Driving Licence
3 16 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.35%) Device Driver
5 6 (4.76%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.97%) Data Centre
7 4 (3.17%) CCTV
8 3 (2.38%) EPoS
8 3 (2.38%) Robotics
9 2 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.59%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (1.59%) Infotainment
9 2 (1.59%) iPad
9 2 (1.59%) PMI
9 2 (1.59%) VHDL
9 2 (1.59%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.79%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.79%) iPhone
10 1 (0.79%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 17 (13.49%) Linux
2 10 (7.94%) Windows
3 8 (6.35%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (3.17%) Android
5 3 (2.38%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.38%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.79%) Unix
6 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 15 (11.90%) Validation
3 13 (10.32%) CAD
4 12 (9.52%) Test Automation
5 10 (7.94%) Project Management
6 9 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (6.35%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (6.35%) Creative Problem-Solving
7 8 (6.35%) Device Driver Development
7 8 (6.35%) Finite Element Analysis
7 8 (6.35%) MVC
7 8 (6.35%) Process Improvement
7 8 (6.35%) Service Delivery
8 6 (4.76%) SDLC
8 6 (4.76%) Software Testing
8 6 (4.76%) TDD
8 6 (4.76%) Unit Testing
9 5 (3.97%) Customer Requirements
9 5 (3.97%) Industrial Design
9 5 (3.97%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 22 (17.46%) C
2 18 (14.29%) C++
3 15 (11.90%) Embedded C
3 15 (11.90%) PHP
4 14 (11.11%) SQL
5 13 (10.32%) JavaScript
6 9 (7.14%) Java
7 8 (6.35%) C#
7 8 (6.35%) Embedded C++
8 5 (3.97%) Python
9 3 (2.38%) MATLAB
9 3 (2.38%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.79%) Delphi
10 1 (0.79%) Fortran
10 1 (0.79%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.79%) VBA
10 1 (0.79%) XAML
Qualifications
1 80 (63.49%) HND
2 68 (53.97%) Degree
3 16 (12.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (8.73%) Security Cleared
5 8 (6.35%) SC Cleared
6 7 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (3.97%) CCIE
8 4 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (3.17%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 4 (3.17%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 3 (2.38%) DV Cleared
9 3 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.38%) MCSE
9 3 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.59%) MCSA
10 2 (1.59%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.79%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.79%) CCNA
11 1 (0.79%) CCNP
11 1 (0.79%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.11%) QA
2 4 (3.17%) ISO 9000
3 3 (2.38%) ISO 14001
3 3 (2.38%) ISO 22301
3 3 (2.38%) ISO 9001
3 3 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.38%) RMADS
4 2 (1.59%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.59%) SLA
5 1 (0.79%) DO-160
5 1 (0.79%) NEBOSH
5 1 (0.79%) TickIT
System Software
1 9 (7.14%) Firmware
2 3 (2.38%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.59%) MOM
2 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (0.79%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (15.87%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.35%) SAP
3 6 (4.76%) Cisco
3 6 (4.76%) Juniper
4 5 (3.97%) Aruba
4 5 (3.97%) Avaya
4 5 (3.97%) CheckPoint
4 5 (3.97%) F5
4 5 (3.97%) Palo Alto
5 4 (3.17%) Siemens
6 3 (2.38%) Oracle
7 2 (1.59%) Allen-Bradley
7 2 (1.59%) EMC
7 2 (1.59%) Xilinx
8 1 (0.79%) ANSYS
8 1 (0.79%) Atmel
8 1 (0.79%) Meraki
8 1 (0.79%) Ruckus Wireless
8 1 (0.79%) Samsung
8 1 (0.79%) Tableau
Templecombe
Thales
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 30,000 + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, Glasgow
Recruitment Genius
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £28000 - £34500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £34,000 - £38,000 DOE
Posted: 6 days ago
Kettering
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Hereford
TUI Group Careers
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Prenton, Merseyside
FT Select
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Huxley
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
City, London
GCI Network Solutions
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £40000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Kerr Recruitment
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £20,000 to £26,000 per annum £25,000-£26,000 Basic plus 25% Shift
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TDA Group
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Wymondham, Norfolk
Norfolk and Suffolk Constabulary
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago