Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Certificate (HNC)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1036 1003 1071
Rank change year-on-year -33 +68 -62
Permanent jobs citing HNC 122 148 187
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.073% 0.091% 0.097%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% 0.36% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 84 125 152
England median annual salary £35,000 £32,739 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.91% -6.46% -15.15%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £53,750 £45,000 £50,000
UK median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% -15.66%

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 39,056 40,948 53,402
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.51% 25.19% 27.75%
Number of salaries quoted 30,070 32,501 43,280
England median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £46,912
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.89% -4.07% +4.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +2 32 £35,000 - 38
North of England -23 25 £27,500 -15.38% 27
South East -10 24 £35,000 +29.63% 42
East of England +9 18 £47,500 +75.93% 17
West Midlands -10 17 £30,000 -14.29% 20
North West -27 15 £26,000 -17.46% 21
East Midlands +9 14 £35,000 -17.65% 18
London -23 13 £45,000 +32.35% 11
Yorkshire +20 10 £31,250 -10.71% 4
South West -12 10 £30,000 -4.76% 27
HNC
UK

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 56 (45.90%) HND
2 53 (43.44%) Degree
3 33 (27.05%) Microsoft
4 27 (22.13%) Electronics
4 27 (22.13%) Driving Licence
5 24 (19.67%) Finance
6 22 (18.03%) Manufacturing
6 22 (18.03%) Windows
6 22 (18.03%) Problem-Solving
7 21 (17.21%) Microsoft Office
8 20 (16.39%) Project Management
9 18 (14.75%) PRINCE2
10 16 (13.11%) ITIL
11 15 (12.30%) SharePoint
11 15 (12.30%) Self-Motivation
12 14 (11.48%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (11.48%) Microsoft Excel
12 14 (11.48%) QA
13 13 (10.66%) Mathematics
13 13 (10.66%) Change Management
13 13 (10.66%) Telecoms
13 13 (10.66%) CAD
13 13 (10.66%) Numerate Degree
13 13 (10.66%) IT Strategy
14 12 (9.84%) C
14 12 (9.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 11 (9.02%) SAP
15 11 (9.02%) Oracle
15 11 (9.02%) Service Delivery
16 10 (8.20%) Logistics

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 15 (12.30%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.28%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (1.64%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (1.64%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.82%) Documentum
Applications
1 21 (17.21%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (11.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (9.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (4.92%) MS Visio
5 5 (4.10%) AutoCAD
5 5 (4.10%) Photoshop
6 4 (3.28%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (2.46%) SOLIDWORKS
8 2 (1.64%) Windchill
9 1 (0.82%) Autodesk Inventor
9 1 (0.82%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 7 (5.74%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.38%) Office 365
2 5 (4.10%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.64%) IaaS
5 1 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.82%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.10%) LTE
2 4 (3.28%) 2G
2 4 (3.28%) 3G
2 4 (3.28%) 4G
2 4 (3.28%) Internet
2 4 (3.28%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (3.28%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.46%) Firewall
3 3 (2.46%) Network Security
4 2 (1.64%) Broadband
4 2 (1.64%) Skype
4 2 (1.64%) TETRA
4 2 (1.64%) WiMAX
5 1 (0.82%) BGP
5 1 (0.82%) DHCP
5 1 (0.82%) DSL
5 1 (0.82%) MPLS
5 1 (0.82%) OSPF
5 1 (0.82%) RS-485
5 1 (0.82%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.38%) GIS
1 9 (7.38%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.10%) Power BI
3 4 (3.28%) DTS
4 3 (2.46%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.64%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.82%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (4.92%) Bugzilla
1 6 (4.92%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (3.28%) LabVIEW
3 2 (1.64%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (22.13%) Electronics
2 24 (19.67%) Finance
3 22 (18.03%) Manufacturing
4 13 (10.66%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.92%) Aerospace
6 5 (4.10%) Retail
7 4 (3.28%) Multimedia
8 3 (2.46%) Legal
8 3 (2.46%) Local Government
8 3 (2.46%) Military
8 3 (2.46%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.64%) Games
10 1 (0.82%) Automotive
10 1 (0.82%) Avionics
10 1 (0.82%) Back Office
10 1 (0.82%) Banking
10 1 (0.82%) Billing
10 1 (0.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (13.93%) Project Manager
2 14 (11.48%) Support Engineer
3 12 (9.84%) Test Engineer
4 8 (6.56%) ERP Manager
4 8 (6.56%) ERP Project Manager
4 8 (6.56%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
4 8 (6.56%) Technical Support
5 6 (4.92%) Analyst
5 6 (4.92%) Applications Support
5 6 (4.92%) Configuration Engineer
5 6 (4.92%) Field Engineer
5 6 (4.92%) Hardware Engineer
6 5 (4.10%) Applications Manager
6 5 (4.10%) Applications Support Manager
6 5 (4.10%) CRM Manager
6 5 (4.10%) Customer Engineer
6 5 (4.10%) Customer Support Engineer
6 5 (4.10%) Office 365 Manager
6 5 (4.10%) Quality Engineer
6 5 (4.10%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.56%) .NET
2 5 (4.10%) .NET Framework
2 5 (4.10%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (22.13%) Driving Licence
2 15 (12.30%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 5 (4.10%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.10%) Graphic Design
6 4 (3.28%) Acoustics
7 3 (2.46%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.46%) SCADA
8 2 (1.64%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.64%) CMDB
8 2 (1.64%) Device Driver
8 2 (1.64%) Handset
8 2 (1.64%) Verilog
8 2 (1.64%) VHDL
8 2 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.82%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.82%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.82%) Life Science
9 1 (0.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (18.03%) Windows
2 6 (4.92%) Windows Server
3 5 (4.10%) Mac OS X
4 3 (2.46%) Android
4 3 (2.46%) Linux
4 3 (2.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.64%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.82%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.82%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.82%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (18.03%) Problem-Solving
2 20 (16.39%) Project Management
3 18 (14.75%) PRINCE2
4 16 (13.11%) ITIL
5 14 (11.48%) Continuous Improvement
6 13 (10.66%) CAD
6 13 (10.66%) Change Management
6 13 (10.66%) IT Strategy
6 13 (10.66%) Mathematics
7 11 (9.02%) Service Delivery
8 10 (8.20%) Logistics
9 9 (7.38%) Resource Allocation
9 9 (7.38%) System Testing
10 8 (6.56%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
10 8 (6.56%) ERP
10 8 (6.56%) Service Management
10 8 (6.56%) Supplier Management
11 7 (5.74%) Change Control
11 7 (5.74%) CRM
11 7 (5.74%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.84%) C
2 8 (6.56%) SQL
3 7 (5.74%) C#
4 5 (4.10%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.46%) C++
5 3 (2.46%) VB
5 3 (2.46%) VB.NET
5 3 (2.46%) VB6
6 2 (1.64%) Java
Qualifications
1 56 (45.90%) HND
2 53 (43.44%) Degree
3 13 (10.66%) Numerate Degree
4 10 (8.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 7 (5.74%) Security Cleared
6 6 (4.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (4.92%) SC Cleared
7 4 (3.28%) MCSA
7 4 (3.28%) MCSE
8 3 (2.46%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.64%) CCNA
9 2 (1.64%) Chartered Engineer
9 2 (1.64%) PhD
9 2 (1.64%) PMP
10 1 (0.82%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.82%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.82%) MCITP
10 1 (0.82%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.82%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.82%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.48%) QA
2 7 (5.74%) SLA
3 4 (3.28%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.64%) ISO 14001
4 2 (1.64%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.82%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.82%) TickIT
System Software
1 4 (3.28%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.64%) SCCM
1 2 (1.64%) SCVMM
2 1 (0.82%) PaperCut
2 1 (0.82%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 33 (27.05%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.02%) Oracle
2 11 (9.02%) SAP
3 8 (6.56%) JD Edwards
3 8 (6.56%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (4.92%) OpenText
5 5 (4.10%) Adobe
6 4 (3.28%) Altera
6 4 (3.28%) Ericsson
6 4 (3.28%) Nokia
6 4 (3.28%) Samsung
7 3 (2.46%) Cisco
7 3 (2.46%) Siemens
8 2 (1.64%) EMC
8 2 (1.64%) Xilinx
9 1 (0.82%) Canon
9 1 (0.82%) Equitrac
9 1 (0.82%) Fortinet
9 1 (0.82%) Kaspersky
9 1 (0.82%) VMware