Period
to 18 June 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for HNC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 18 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Certificate (HNC)
England > South East
6 months to
18 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 378 367 457
Rank change year-on-year -11 +90 +71
Permanent jobs citing HNC 32 16 55
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.21% 0.11% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.81% 0.43% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 13 9 41
10th Percentile £36,400 £22,700 £23,000
25th Percentile £37,000 £36,250 £35,558
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
75th Percentile £64,750 " £53,750
90th Percentile £68,000 £42,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £42,899 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.25% - +14.29%

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 South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3,954 3,747 7,535
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.19% 25.51% 28.82%
Number of salaries quoted 2,276 2,778 5,565
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £39,000 £36,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £75,625 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

HNC
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for HNC in the South East

HNC
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for HNC in the South East

HNC
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing HNC in the South East over the 6 months to 18 June 2021.

Salary histogram for HNC in the South East

HNC
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the South East region over the 6 months to 18 June 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
Hampshire -22 14 £64,750 +61.88% 5
Thames Valley +8 13 £40,000 +31.15% 5
Berkshire - 13 £40,000 - 3
Surrey - 3 £40,000 - 2
West Sussex +4 1 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Kent - 1 - - 3
HNC
England

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 South East region with a requirement for HNC.

1 22 (68.75%) HND
2 18 (56.25%) Security Cleared
3 12 (37.50%) Degree
4 11 (34.38%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (34.38%) Social Skills
5 10 (31.25%) Configuration Management
6 9 (28.13%) Service Delivery
6 9 (28.13%) Validation
6 9 (28.13%) Requirements Engineering
6 9 (28.13%) Systems Thinking
6 9 (28.13%) Systems Engineering
6 9 (28.13%) Mentoring
6 9 (28.13%) Coaching
6 9 (28.13%) Project Delivery
7 7 (21.88%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
8 5 (15.63%) Windows
8 5 (15.63%) VMware
8 5 (15.63%) Information Security
8 5 (15.63%) AWS
8 5 (15.63%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (12.50%) Private Cloud
9 4 (12.50%) Patch Management
9 4 (12.50%) vRealize
9 4 (12.50%) vSphere
9 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
9 4 (12.50%) Azure
9 4 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (12.50%) Multimedia

HNC
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Applications
1 1 (3.13%) ALPHACAM
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) SAP BPC
1 1 (3.13%) SAP GTS
1 1 (3.13%) SAP IBP
1 1 (3.13%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.63%) AWS
2 4 (12.50%) Azure
3 1 (3.13%) Power Platform
3 1 (3.13%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (3.13%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) Lumira
2 1 (3.13%) Power BI
2 1 (3.13%) SAP BW
2 1 (3.13%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (3.13%) SAP HANA
2 1 (3.13%) Tableau
General
1 11 (34.38%) Social Skills
2 4 (12.50%) Aerospace
2 4 (12.50%) Multimedia
3 3 (9.38%) Military
4 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
4 2 (6.25%) Retail
5 1 (3.13%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 18 (56.25%) Systems Engineer
2 10 (31.25%) Principal Engineer
2 10 (31.25%) Principal Systems Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Associate Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Windows Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Applications Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Applications Support
6 1 (3.13%) Applications Support Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) CAD Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Development Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) RF Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) .NET
1 2 (6.25%) Ajax
1 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET
1 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (6.25%) CSS
1 2 (6.25%) HTML
1 2 (6.25%) jQuery
1 2 (6.25%) NHibernate
1 2 (6.25%) React
1 2 (6.25%) REST
1 2 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 2 (6.25%) XML
2 1 (3.13%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (12.50%) PKI
2 4 (12.50%) Private Cloud
3 3 (9.38%) SCADA
4 1 (3.13%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2019
3 2 (6.25%) Linux
4 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) Problem-Solving
2 10 (31.25%) Configuration Management
3 9 (28.13%) Coaching
3 9 (28.13%) Mentoring
3 9 (28.13%) Project Delivery
3 9 (28.13%) Requirements Engineering
3 9 (28.13%) Service Delivery
3 9 (28.13%) Systems Engineering
3 9 (28.13%) Systems Thinking
3 9 (28.13%) Validation
4 7 (21.88%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (15.63%) Information Security
6 4 (12.50%) Patch Management
7 3 (9.38%) Collaborative Working
7 3 (9.38%) Computer Science
7 3 (9.38%) Customer Engagement
7 3 (9.38%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (9.38%) Physics
7 3 (9.38%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 3 (9.38%) SQL
3 2 (6.25%) C#
3 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.13%) Perl
4 1 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (68.75%) HND
2 18 (56.25%) Security Cleared
3 12 (37.50%) Degree
4 4 (12.50%) DV Cleared
4 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 2 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (3.13%) BC Cleared
6 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) COSHH
1 1 (3.13%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
1 4 (12.50%) vSphere
2 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) vRealize
2 1 (3.13%) Ansible
2 1 (3.13%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.13%) Puppet
2 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.63%) VMware
3 4 (12.50%) CA
4 1 (3.13%) Autodesk
4 1 (3.13%) Cognos
4 1 (3.13%) F5
4 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.13%) SAP
4 1 (3.13%) Siemens