The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for HNC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
UK / Scotland
Rank - 162 153
Permanent jobs citing HNC 0 3 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland - 0.10% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.37% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 3
Median salary - £27,250 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £26,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -24.28% -12.50%  

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 Scotland.

Academic & Professional Certification
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 536 807 846
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 23.31% 27.48% 27.19%
Number of salaries quoted 330 526 532
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,250 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

HNC
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

HNC
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for HNC in Scotland

HNC
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Scotland region with a requirement for HNC.

1 3 (100.00%) HND
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) SLA

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Network Communications Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Junior
2 1 (33.33%) Junior Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) HND
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Ashdown IT
Salary: £22000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago