Period
to 27 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for HNC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 27 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Certificate (HNC)
England > London
6 months to
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 685 759 825
Rank change year-on-year +74 +66 -32
Permanent jobs citing HNC 28 26 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.055% 0.041% 0.017%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.28% 0.19% 0.075%
Number of salaries quoted 12 17 16
London median annual salary £47,500 £35,000 £27,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.71% +26.13% +0.91%
10th Percentile £39,750 £33,500 £26,875
90th Percentile £58,375 £60,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £40,500 £38,750 £31,500
% change year-on-year +4.52% +23.02% -

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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9,853 13,523 15,950
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.46% 21.56% 22.79%
Number of salaries quoted 7,450 10,022 12,627
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
England median annual salary £50,830 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.66% +5.26% +5.56%

HNC
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing HNC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for HNC in London

HNC
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing HNC in London.

Salary trend for HNC in London

HNC
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing HNC in London over the 6 months to 27 February 2020.

Salary histogram for HNC in London

HNC
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the London region over the 6 months to 27 February 2020. 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
Central London - 13 - - 3
West London +7 1 £29,000 - 3
East London - 1 - -
HNC
England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2020, 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 London region with a requirement for HNC.

1 16 (57.14%) Degree
2 12 (42.86%) Management Information System
3 10 (35.71%) Electronics
3 10 (35.71%) Cisco
4 9 (32.14%) 3G
4 9 (32.14%) 2G
4 9 (32.14%) BT
4 9 (32.14%) QA
4 9 (32.14%) 4G
4 9 (32.14%) Fibre Optics
5 7 (25.00%) Change Management
5 7 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (21.43%) ISTQB
6 6 (21.43%) HP
6 6 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
6 6 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (21.43%) JIRA
6 6 (21.43%) Computer Science
6 6 (21.43%) Performance Testing
7 5 (17.86%) System Testing
7 5 (17.86%) CAFM
7 5 (17.86%) Configuration Management
7 5 (17.86%) HND
7 5 (17.86%) ISO 9001
8 4 (14.29%) UMTS
8 4 (14.29%) GSM
8 4 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (14.29%) Driving Licence

HNC
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.57%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Azure
1 3 (10.71%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (32.14%) 2G
1 9 (32.14%) 3G
1 9 (32.14%) 4G
2 4 (14.29%) GSM
2 4 (14.29%) LTE
2 4 (14.29%) UMTS
2 4 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (3.57%) DWDM
3 1 (3.57%) SMS
3 1 (3.57%) SMTP
3 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.57%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) JIRA
2 3 (10.71%) Jenkins
2 3 (10.71%) JMeter
2 3 (10.71%) Postman
2 3 (10.71%) Selenium
2 3 (10.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (35.71%) Electronics
2 4 (14.29%) Police
3 3 (10.71%) Finance
4 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.57%) Local Government
5 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Communications Officer
2 5 (17.86%) Information Specialist
3 4 (14.29%) Forensic Technician
4 3 (10.71%) Performance Test Leader
4 3 (10.71%) Test Leader
5 2 (7.14%) QA Manager
5 2 (7.14%) QA Test Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Installations Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Procurement Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Senior QA Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Test Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Systems Support Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) Spring
2 1 (3.57%) REST
2 1 (3.57%) SOAP
2 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (42.86%) Management Information System
2 9 (32.14%) Fibre Optics
3 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (14.29%) Driving Licence
5 3 (10.71%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (10.71%) User Experience
6 1 (3.57%) CCTV
6 1 (3.57%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Android
2 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Change Management
1 7 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (21.43%) Computer Science
2 6 (21.43%) Performance Testing
3 5 (17.86%) CAFM
3 5 (17.86%) Configuration Management
3 5 (17.86%) System Testing
4 4 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (14.29%) Digital Forensics
4 4 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 3 (10.71%) DevOps
5 3 (10.71%) ERP
5 3 (10.71%) Manual Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Regression Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Software Delivery
5 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting
5 3 (10.71%) Test Strategy
6 2 (7.14%) Scrum
6 2 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (57.14%) Degree
2 6 (21.43%) ISTQB
2 6 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
3 5 (17.86%) HND
4 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (32.14%) QA
2 5 (17.86%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.57%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (3.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Cisco
2 9 (32.14%) BT
3 6 (21.43%) HP
4 1 (3.57%) Apple
4 1 (3.57%) Citrix
4 1 (3.57%) Juniper
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle
4 1 (3.57%) SAP