Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Certificate (HNC)
England > South East
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 515 534 606
Rank change year-on-year +19 +72 -69
Permanent jobs citing HNC 34 56 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.11% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.41% 0.52% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 41 38 40
South East median annual salary £31,000 £33,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.06% +10.00% -33.33%
10th Percentile £25,500 £26,750 £18,750
90th Percentile £41,500 £58,750 £52,500
England median annual salary £31,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -3.08% -7.14% -6.67%

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 8223 10792 13280
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.87% 31.13% 30.99%
Number of salaries quoted 6687 8686 10646
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £66,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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
Thames Valley +32 9 £26,000 -43.78% 4
Surrey -6 8 £27,000 -43.16% 1
Hampshire +13 6 £31,000 -7.46% 3
Kent +18 5 £28,500 -12.31%
Buckinghamshire +15 5 £24,500 -34.67% 3
West Sussex -14 5 £41,000 +46.43%
Berkshire +40 2 £34,000 -38.18% 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £26,000 -
East Sussex - 1 £38,000 - 2
HNC
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 South East region with a requirement for HNC.

1 17 (50.00%) HND
2 15 (44.12%) Driving Licence
3 12 (35.29%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
4 10 (29.41%) Electronics
4 10 (29.41%) Degree
5 9 (26.47%) Windows
6 7 (20.59%) QA
6 7 (20.59%) Process Improvement
7 6 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (17.65%) QMS
7 6 (17.65%) Quality Management
7 6 (17.65%) GIS
7 6 (17.65%) Service Delivery
7 6 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (14.71%) ISO 9000
9 4 (11.76%) IT Strategy
9 4 (11.76%) Numerate Degree
9 4 (11.76%) ISO 22301
9 4 (11.76%) Windows Server
9 4 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
9 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
9 4 (11.76%) Mathematics
9 4 (11.76%) Change Management
9 4 (11.76%) Network+ Certification
9 4 (11.76%) ISO 14001
9 4 (11.76%) SharePoint
9 4 (11.76%) MCSE

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 4 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.82%) Confluence
3 2 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (35.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.94%) AutoCAD
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) SAP PM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (5.88%) Firewall
1 2 (5.88%) LAN
1 2 (5.88%) MPLS
1 2 (5.88%) VoIP
1 2 (5.88%) WAN
1 2 (5.88%) Wireless
2 1 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) GIS
2 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Bugzilla
1 3 (8.82%) JIRA
1 3 (8.82%) JIRA Agile
General
1 10 (29.41%) Electronics
2 3 (8.82%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.94%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (20.59%) Quality Engineer
2 6 (17.65%) Field Engineer
2 6 (17.65%) Hardware Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Field Hardware Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Installations Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Software Quality Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Support
4 4 (11.76%) Network Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Applications Support
5 3 (8.82%) Applications Support Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) IT Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) IT Support
5 3 (8.82%) IT Support Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Software Tester
5 3 (8.82%) Support Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 15 (44.12%) Driving Licence
2 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.88%) SCADA
3 1 (2.94%) EPoS
3 1 (2.94%) STB
Operating Systems
1 9 (26.47%) Windows
2 4 (11.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.59%) Process Improvement
2 6 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (17.65%) QMS
2 6 (17.65%) Quality Management
2 6 (17.65%) Service Delivery
3 4 (11.76%) Change Management
3 4 (11.76%) IT Strategy
3 4 (11.76%) Mathematics
3 4 (11.76%) Project Management
4 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (8.82%) Line Management
4 3 (8.82%) SDLC
4 3 (8.82%) Test Automation
5 2 (5.88%) Asset Management
5 2 (5.88%) CMMI
5 2 (5.88%) Data Governance
5 2 (5.88%) Data Management
5 2 (5.88%) Load Balancing
5 2 (5.88%) Network Architecture
5 2 (5.88%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.76%) SQL
2 2 (5.88%) C
3 1 (2.94%) Java
3 1 (2.94%) Python
3 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (50.00%) HND
2 10 (29.41%) Degree
3 6 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (11.76%) A+ Certification
4 4 (11.76%) CCNA
4 4 (11.76%) MCSA
4 4 (11.76%) MCSE
4 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (11.76%) Network+ Certification
4 4 (11.76%) Numerate Degree
4 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
4 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.88%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.59%) QA
2 5 (14.71%) ISO 9000
3 4 (11.76%) ISO 14001
3 4 (11.76%) ISO 22301
3 4 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 4 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (5.88%) Data Quality
4 2 (5.88%) ISO 9001
5 1 (2.94%) TickIT
System Software
1 3 (8.82%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.88%) Allen-Bradley
2 2 (5.88%) Aruba
2 2 (5.88%) Avaya
2 2 (5.88%) CheckPoint
2 2 (5.88%) Cisco
2 2 (5.88%) F5
2 2 (5.88%) Juniper
2 2 (5.88%) Palo Alto
2 2 (5.88%) SAP
2 2 (5.88%) Siemens