Period
to 19 July 2019

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 19 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Certificate (HNC)
England > South East
6 months to
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 473 504 500
Rank change year-on-year +31 -4 +65
Permanent jobs citing HNC 50 42 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.19% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.66% 0.53% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 38 28 62
South East median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £27,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +28.44% -29.22%
10th Percentile £26,300 £26,208 £23,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £56,250 £44,900
England median annual salary £42,180 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year +20.51% +2.94% -2.86%

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 7,536 7,992 8,374
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.20% 26.44% 28.09%
Number of salaries quoted 5,484 6,290 6,809
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,025 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year - +9.89% -4.21%

HNC
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing HNC as a percentage 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

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

Salary trend for HNC in the South East

HNC
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing HNC in the South East over the 6 months to 19 July 2019.

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 19 July 2019. 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
Kent - 15 £37,500 - 7
Buckinghamshire +40 14 £36,212 +20.71% 5
Thames Valley +38 14 £36,212 +14.05% 25
Hampshire -12 14 £62,500 +86.57% 15
Surrey +30 4 £52,500 - 3
West Sussex +1 2 £25,000 -50.00% 4
East Sussex - 1 £30,000 - 5
HNC
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, 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 24 (48.00%) Degree
2 23 (46.00%) Software Testing
3 20 (40.00%) ITIL
3 20 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 20 (40.00%) Service Design
4 18 (36.00%) Problem-Solving
5 16 (32.00%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (32.00%) HND
5 16 (32.00%) LAN
6 15 (30.00%) VoIP
7 14 (28.00%) Active Directory
7 14 (28.00%) Avaya
7 14 (28.00%) Internet
7 14 (28.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 14 (28.00%) Office 365
8 13 (26.00%) Microsoft Intune
8 13 (26.00%) Amazon AWS
8 13 (26.00%) SCCM
8 13 (26.00%) PRINCE
8 13 (26.00%) Project Management
8 13 (26.00%) SharePoint
8 13 (26.00%) ITIL V3
8 13 (26.00%) Mobile Device Management
8 13 (26.00%) Skype
8 13 (26.00%) Azure Active Directory
9 12 (24.00%) Electronics
10 11 (22.00%) Mentoring
11 9 (18.00%) Driving Licence
11 9 (18.00%) Test Automation
12 7 (14.00%) Agile Software Development

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:

Application Platforms
1 13 (26.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.00%) IIS
2 1 (2.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (10.00%) SOLIDWORKS
2 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.00%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.00%) Siemens NX
Cloud Services
1 14 (28.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 14 (28.00%) Office 365
2 13 (26.00%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (26.00%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 16 (32.00%) LAN
2 15 (30.00%) VoIP
3 14 (28.00%) Internet
4 13 (26.00%) Skype
5 3 (6.00%) Firewall
5 3 (6.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (6.00%) WAN
6 2 (4.00%) DNS
6 2 (4.00%) VPN
6 2 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (2.00%) DHCP
7 1 (2.00%) Intranet
7 1 (2.00%) MPLS
7 1 (2.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.00%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.00%) QlikView
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (24.00%) Electronics
2 7 (14.00%) Legal
2 7 (14.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.00%) Finance
4 1 (2.00%) Games
4 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (26.00%) RF Engineer
2 9 (18.00%) Hardware Engineer
2 9 (18.00%) Hardware Test Engineer
2 9 (18.00%) Radio Engineer
2 9 (18.00%) RF Test Engineer
2 9 (18.00%) Test Engineer
3 5 (10.00%) Analyst
3 5 (10.00%) Service Manager
3 5 (10.00%) Services Delivery Manager
4 4 (8.00%) Delivery Manager
4 4 (8.00%) IT Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Associate Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Architect
6 2 (4.00%) Electronics Technician
6 2 (4.00%) Graduate
6 2 (4.00%) Service Architect
6 2 (4.00%) Test Technician
7 1 (2.00%) Developer
7 1 (2.00%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) HTML
2 1 (2.00%) .NET
2 1 (2.00%) CSS
2 1 (2.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (32.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (18.00%) Driving Licence
3 5 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.00%) e-Learning
4 1 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.00%) Windows
2 2 (4.00%) Linux
2 2 (4.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.00%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (46.00%) Software Testing
2 20 (40.00%) ITIL
2 20 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 20 (40.00%) Service Design
3 18 (36.00%) Problem-Solving
4 13 (26.00%) ITIL V3
4 13 (26.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 13 (26.00%) PRINCE
4 13 (26.00%) Project Management
5 11 (22.00%) Mentoring
6 9 (18.00%) Test Automation
7 7 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (14.00%) Service Management
8 6 (12.00%) Service Delivery
9 5 (10.00%) Creative Thinking
10 4 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (6.00%) Computer Science
12 2 (4.00%) Analytical Thinking
12 2 (4.00%) Commercial Awareness
12 2 (4.00%) Lean Manufacturing
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.00%) SQL
2 3 (6.00%) C#
2 3 (6.00%) C++
2 3 (6.00%) Java
3 2 (4.00%) C
3 2 (4.00%) VB
3 2 (4.00%) VBA
4 1 (2.00%) Fortran
4 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (48.00%) Degree
2 16 (32.00%) HND
3 4 (8.00%) Chartered Engineer
4 2 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.00%) CCIE
5 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.00%) MCSA
5 1 (2.00%) MCSE
5 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (28.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.00%) Firmware
3 1 (2.00%) DFS Replication
3 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (26.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 13 (26.00%) SCCM
2 7 (14.00%) Netcool
3 1 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 14 (28.00%) Avaya
2 7 (14.00%) Cadence
2 7 (14.00%) Remedy
3 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (10.00%) Motorola
4 1 (2.00%) Aruba
4 1 (2.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco
4 1 (2.00%) Dell
4 1 (2.00%) EMC
4 1 (2.00%) F5
4 1 (2.00%) Juniper
4 1 (2.00%) McAfee
4 1 (2.00%) Palo Alto
4 1 (2.00%) SAP
4 1 (2.00%) Siemens
4 1 (2.00%) Symantec
4 1 (2.00%) Virgin Media
4 1 (2.00%) VMware