Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Certificate (HNC)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 932 1001 1046
Rank change year-on-year +69 +45 -59
Permanent jobs citing HNC 194 156 193
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.095% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.53% 0.39% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 133 140 152
England median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% - -10.21%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,750 £25,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £46,250 £53,750
UK median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -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 36,646 40,109 47,269
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.86% 24.34% 26.42%
Number of salaries quoted 27,312 30,985 38,273
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% -

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +66 68 £32,500 +8.33% 65
South East +26 59 £35,000 +8.53% 83
West Midlands +84 56 £35,000 +27.27% 36
East of England +31 22 £37,500 +38.89% 29
North of England 0 18 £24,000 -33.33% 54
North West -7 15 £24,000 -36.00% 31
South West -15 15 £45,000 +76.47% 48
East Midlands -1 12 £32,500 -18.75% 29
London +32 11 £35,000 +29.63% 20
Yorkshire +3 2 £31,750 -14.19% 15
North East -20 1 - - 8
HNC
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 96 (49.48%) Degree
2 93 (47.94%) HND
3 72 (37.11%) Windows
4 55 (28.35%) Microsoft
5 51 (26.29%) Linux
6 41 (21.13%) ITIL
7 37 (19.07%) Electronics
8 35 (18.04%) SLA
9 31 (15.98%) Problem-Solving
10 30 (15.46%) Analytical Skills
11 29 (14.95%) Firewall
12 28 (14.43%) Service Management
13 27 (13.92%) C
13 27 (13.92%) Microsoft Office
13 27 (13.92%) ITIL V3
14 25 (12.89%) Incident Management
15 24 (12.37%) Software Engineering
15 24 (12.37%) Active Directory
16 23 (11.86%) Microsoft Certification
16 23 (11.86%) C++
16 23 (11.86%) ITSM
17 22 (11.34%) TCP/IP
17 22 (11.34%) LAN
17 22 (11.34%) WAN
18 20 (10.31%) Windows Server
19 19 (9.79%) Windows Server 2008
19 19 (9.79%) Service Delivery
19 19 (9.79%) CRM
19 19 (9.79%) Telecoms
20 18 (9.28%) Skype

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 13 (6.70%) SharePoint
2 12 (6.19%) MS Exchange
2 12 (6.19%) Skype for Business
3 10 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2007
3 10 (5.15%) SharePoint Server
4 9 (4.64%) CMS
Applications
1 27 (13.92%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (4.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (3.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (2.58%) AutoCAD
5 4 (2.06%) SOLIDWORKS
6 3 (1.55%) Autodesk Inventor
6 3 (1.55%) Revit
7 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.52%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.52%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 10 (5.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.52%) Maximo
2 1 (0.52%) MIS ActiveH
2 1 (0.52%) OPENHousing
2 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.76%) Office 365
2 13 (6.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (5.15%) IaaS
4 3 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.55%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 29 (14.95%) Firewall
2 22 (11.34%) LAN
2 22 (11.34%) TCP/IP
2 22 (11.34%) WAN
3 18 (9.28%) Skype
4 15 (7.73%) MPLS
5 12 (6.19%) DSL
5 12 (6.19%) VPN
6 8 (4.12%) BGP
6 8 (4.12%) DWDM
6 8 (4.12%) OSPF
6 8 (4.12%) SHDSL
7 7 (3.61%) CTI
7 7 (3.61%) Ethernet
8 6 (3.09%) VoIP
9 5 (2.58%) Broadband
9 5 (2.58%) SAN
9 5 (2.58%) VLAN
10 4 (2.06%) ADSL
10 4 (2.06%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.70%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.15%) Relational Database
3 9 (4.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.06%) GIS
5 1 (0.52%) MySQL
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (7.73%) LabVIEW
2 5 (2.58%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.52%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.52%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.52%) JIRA
3 1 (0.52%) JUnit
3 1 (0.52%) Rational Quality Manager
3 1 (0.52%) Subversion
General
1 37 (19.07%) Electronics
2 19 (9.79%) Telecoms
3 17 (8.76%) Manufacturing
4 12 (6.19%) Finance
5 10 (5.15%) Retail
6 5 (2.58%) Avionics
6 5 (2.58%) Billing
7 4 (2.06%) Automotive
7 4 (2.06%) Publishing
8 3 (1.55%) Aerospace
8 3 (1.55%) Military
9 2 (1.03%) Advertising
9 2 (1.03%) Games
9 2 (1.03%) Marketing
10 1 (0.52%) Banking
10 1 (0.52%) Legal
10 1 (0.52%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 25 (12.89%) Analyst
2 23 (11.86%) Software Engineer
3 21 (10.82%) Support Engineer
4 12 (6.19%) IT Support
5 11 (5.67%) Desktop Engineer
5 11 (5.67%) Desktop Support
6 10 (5.15%) Design Engineer
6 10 (5.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (4.64%) Hardware Engineer
7 9 (4.64%) IT Engineer
7 9 (4.64%) NOC Technician
7 9 (4.64%) Operations Analyst
7 9 (4.64%) Support Analyst
8 8 (4.12%) Service Analyst
8 8 (4.12%) Service Desk Analyst
8 8 (4.12%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (3.61%) Applications Support
9 7 (3.61%) Applications Support Analyst
9 7 (3.61%) Configuration Engineer
9 7 (3.61%) Installations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.03%) .NET
1 2 (1.03%) Flash
2 1 (0.52%) Hibernate
2 1 (0.52%) HTML
2 1 (0.52%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 30 (15.46%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (8.76%) Driving Licence
3 16 (8.25%) Management Information System
4 14 (7.22%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (3.61%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.61%) Hybrid Cloud
5 7 (3.61%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (2.58%) Algorithms
6 5 (2.58%) Virtual Team
7 4 (2.06%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (1.55%) CCTV
9 2 (1.03%) NHS
9 2 (1.03%) Robotics
10 1 (0.52%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.52%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.52%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.52%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 72 (37.11%) Windows
2 51 (26.29%) Linux
3 20 (10.31%) Windows Server
4 19 (9.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (8.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (7.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (6.19%) Windows 7
8 10 (5.15%) Windows 10
9 8 (4.12%) Solaris
9 8 (4.12%) Unix
9 8 (4.12%) Windows 2000 Server
9 8 (4.12%) Windows XP
10 4 (2.06%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (21.13%) ITIL
2 31 (15.98%) Problem-Solving
3 28 (14.43%) Service Management
4 27 (13.92%) ITIL V3
5 25 (12.89%) Incident Management
6 24 (12.37%) Software Engineering
7 23 (11.86%) ITSM
8 19 (9.79%) CRM
8 19 (9.79%) Service Delivery
9 14 (7.22%) CAD
9 14 (7.22%) Line Management
10 13 (6.70%) Change Management
11 11 (5.67%) Problem Management
12 10 (5.15%) Configuration Management
12 10 (5.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 10 (5.15%) Validation
13 9 (4.64%) Critical Success Factor
13 9 (4.64%) Project Management
14 8 (4.12%) Performance Analysis
14 8 (4.12%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 27 (13.92%) C
2 23 (11.86%) C++
3 12 (6.19%) Python
3 12 (6.19%) SQL
4 11 (5.67%) Bash Shell
5 8 (4.12%) VB
6 6 (3.09%) Assembly Language
6 6 (3.09%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.55%) Java
8 1 (0.52%) C#
8 1 (0.52%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.52%) Perl
Qualifications
1 96 (49.48%) Degree
2 93 (47.94%) HND
3 23 (11.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (5.67%) Security Cleared
5 8 (4.12%) MCSA
5 8 (4.12%) Numerate Degree
6 6 (3.09%) MCP
6 6 (3.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (2.58%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.58%) DV Cleared
7 5 (2.58%) MCSE
7 5 (2.58%) SC Cleared
8 4 (2.06%) MCITP
9 3 (1.55%) A+ Certification
9 3 (1.55%) CCNA
9 3 (1.55%) CCNP
10 2 (1.03%) NVQ Level 3
11 1 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.52%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (0.52%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (18.04%) SLA
2 7 (3.61%) QA
3 2 (1.03%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.03%) PMO
4 1 (0.52%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.52%) ISO 26262
4 1 (0.52%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 24 (12.37%) Active Directory
2 12 (6.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.64%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (3.61%) Firmware
4 7 (3.61%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (3.61%) vSphere
4 7 (3.61%) XenApp
5 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (1.55%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (1.03%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.52%) KVM
Systems Management
1 14 (7.22%) SCCM
2 9 (4.64%) SCVMM
3 5 (2.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 5 (2.58%) SCOM
4 1 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.52%) Netcool
Vendors
1 55 (28.35%) Microsoft
2 17 (8.76%) Cisco
3 16 (8.25%) Red Hat
4 13 (6.70%) VMware
5 9 (4.64%) Citrix
5 9 (4.64%) HP
6 8 (4.12%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 8 (4.12%) Juniper
6 8 (4.12%) Nokia
6 8 (4.12%) Sun
6 8 (4.12%) Telindus
7 7 (3.61%) Avaya
7 7 (3.61%) CheckPoint
7 7 (3.61%) Genesys
7 7 (3.61%) McAfee
7 7 (3.61%) NetApp
7 7 (3.61%) Riverbed
7 7 (3.61%) Verint
8 6 (3.09%) Remedy
8 6 (3.09%) ServiceNow