Period
to 23 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for HNC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 23 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Certificate (HNC)
England > Midlands
6 months to
23 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 288 196 273
Rank change year-on-year -92 +77 +39
Permanent jobs citing HNC 48 10 65
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.45% 0.25% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.05% 1.09% 2.46%
Number of salaries quoted 34 10 23
10th Percentile £32,000 " £30,100
25th Percentile £32,500 £21,250 £35,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £35,000 £22,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +55.56% -52.63% +46.15%
75th Percentile £43,750 £27,250 £52,500
90th Percentile " £31,600 £66,250
England median annual salary £42,325 £40,500 £42,240
% change year-on-year +4.51% -4.12% +29.97%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Midlands
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,344 920 2,643
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 22.08% 22.69% 23.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1,409 713 2,016
10th Percentile £29,600 £27,040 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £63,250 £58,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £71,625
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

HNC
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing HNC as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for HNC in the Midlands

HNC
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing HNC in the Midlands.

Salary trend for HNC in the Midlands

HNC
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing HNC in the Midlands over the 6 months to 23 October 2021.

Salary histogram for HNC in the Midlands

HNC
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 October 2021. 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
East Midlands - 26 £38,750 - 11
West Midlands -91 22 £34,000 +51.11% 22
HNC
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 2021, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for HNC.

1 38 (79.17%) HND
2 33 (68.75%) SQL Server
3 32 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 31 (64.58%) Degree
5 29 (60.42%) Computer Science
6 26 (54.17%) Marketing
6 26 (54.17%) Software Engineering
6 26 (54.17%) Windows
7 20 (41.67%) SQL
8 19 (39.58%) Microsoft Office
9 18 (37.50%) Windows Server
10 15 (31.25%) Azure
10 15 (31.25%) Continuous Improvement
11 13 (27.08%) XML
11 13 (27.08%) XSLT
11 13 (27.08%) T-SQL
11 13 (27.08%) .NET
11 13 (27.08%) Systems Analysis
11 13 (27.08%) .NET Framework
11 13 (27.08%) Quality Management
11 13 (27.08%) Management Information System
11 13 (27.08%) Workflow
11 13 (27.08%) Information Management
11 13 (27.08%) QA
11 13 (27.08%) Unit Testing
11 13 (27.08%) AngularJS
11 13 (27.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 13 (27.08%) DevOps
11 13 (27.08%) Mobile Development
11 13 (27.08%) Problem-Solving

HNC
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (39.58%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (31.25%) Azure
2 2 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft 365
2 2 (4.17%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.83%) DNS
2 3 (6.25%) DHCP
3 2 (4.17%) MPLS
4 1 (2.08%) Firewall
4 1 (2.08%) PABX
4 1 (2.08%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (2.08%) RS-232
4 1 (2.08%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (68.75%) SQL Server
General
1 26 (54.17%) Marketing
2 12 (25.00%) Social Skills
3 10 (20.83%) Telecoms
4 7 (14.58%) Retail
5 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.17%) Public Sector
6 1 (2.08%) Fire and Rescue
6 1 (2.08%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 14 (29.17%) Analyst
2 13 (27.08%) .NET Developer
2 13 (27.08%) Customer Analyst
2 13 (27.08%) Developer
2 13 (27.08%) Junior
2 13 (27.08%) Junior Analyst
2 13 (27.08%) Junior Systems Analyst
2 13 (27.08%) Systems Analyst
3 6 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Server Support
4 5 (10.42%) Windows Server Support
5 4 (8.33%) Technical Manager
6 3 (6.25%) SCADA Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Server Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Windows Server Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Windows Support Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) 1st/2nd Line Support Technician
7 2 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Technician
7 2 (4.17%) Server Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (27.08%) .NET
1 13 (27.08%) .NET Framework
1 13 (27.08%) AngularJS
1 13 (27.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 13 (27.08%) XML
1 13 (27.08%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.08%) Management Information System
2 7 (14.58%) SCADA
3 5 (10.42%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.08%) NHS
4 1 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 26 (54.17%) Windows
2 18 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.08%) Linux
3 1 (2.08%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2016
3 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (60.42%) Computer Science
2 26 (54.17%) Software Engineering
3 15 (31.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 13 (27.08%) DevOps
4 13 (27.08%) Information Management
4 13 (27.08%) Mobile Development
4 13 (27.08%) Problem-Solving
4 13 (27.08%) Quality Management
4 13 (27.08%) Systems Analysis
4 13 (27.08%) Unit Testing
4 13 (27.08%) Workflow
5 7 (14.58%) Facilities Management
6 3 (6.25%) Preventative Maintenance
7 2 (4.17%) Cost Control
7 2 (4.17%) Data Analysis
7 2 (4.17%) Incident Management
7 2 (4.17%) ITSM
7 2 (4.17%) Mathematics
7 2 (4.17%) Proactive Management
7 2 (4.17%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 20 (41.67%) SQL
2 13 (27.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (79.17%) HND
2 31 (64.58%) Degree
3 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.17%) A+ Certification
4 2 (4.17%) MCDST
4 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.17%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.08%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (27.08%) QA
2 4 (8.33%) NEBOSH
3 3 (6.25%) COSHH
4 2 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (10.42%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 32 (66.67%) Microsoft