Period
to 17 September 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 17 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Certificate (HNC)
England > South East
6 months to
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 396 280 494
Rank change year-on-year -116 +214 +15
Permanent jobs citing HNC 47 9 23
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.27% 0.11% 0.088%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.97% 0.39% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 20 8 16
10th Percentile £37,000 " £34,750
25th Percentile £38,088 " £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +29.77%
75th Percentile £55,663 £48,125 £66,250
90th Percentile £68,000 £51,125 "
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,250 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.59% -3.01% +18.57%

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 4,857 2,293 7,249
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.94% 27.04% 27.81%
Number of salaries quoted 2,708 1,703 5,409
10th Percentile £28,750 £31,050 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £33,336
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 17 September 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 17 September 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
Berkshire - 22 £42,325 - 1
Thames Valley - 22 £42,325 - 7
Hampshire -100 15 £51,325 +28.31% 9
Kent - 6 - - 2
Surrey -62 3 £45,000 -7.69% 6
West Sussex -17 1 £45,000 -10.00% 5
HNC
England

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 32 (68.09%) HND
2 29 (61.70%) Security Cleared
3 14 (29.79%) Problem-Solving
3 14 (29.79%) Systems Engineering
4 13 (27.66%) Systems Thinking
4 13 (27.66%) Requirements Engineering
4 13 (27.66%) Validation
5 10 (21.28%) Degree
5 10 (21.28%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (19.15%) Service Delivery
7 8 (17.02%) SC Cleared
7 8 (17.02%) DV Cleared
7 8 (17.02%) SCADA
7 8 (17.02%) Configuration Management
7 8 (17.02%) Mentoring
7 8 (17.02%) Coaching
7 8 (17.02%) Cybersecurity
7 8 (17.02%) Multimedia
7 8 (17.02%) Project Delivery
8 7 (14.89%) Information Security
9 6 (12.77%) Retail
9 6 (12.77%) Facilities Management
9 6 (12.77%) Windows
9 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
9 6 (12.77%) Driving Licence
10 5 (10.64%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (10.64%) Social Skills
11 4 (8.51%) DNS
11 4 (8.51%) PowerShell
11 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2019

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 (2.13%) ALPHACAM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) Azure
2 2 (4.26%) AWS
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) DNS
2 3 (6.38%) Firewall
3 2 (4.26%) Internet
3 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.26%) VoIP
3 2 (4.26%) VPN
3 2 (4.26%) WAN
3 2 (4.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (17.02%) Multimedia
2 6 (12.77%) Retail
3 5 (10.64%) Social Skills
4 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.38%) Automotive
4 3 (6.38%) Manufacturing
4 3 (6.38%) Military
4 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 20 (42.55%) Systems Engineer
2 9 (19.15%) Principal Engineer
2 9 (19.15%) Principal Systems Engineer
3 7 (14.89%) RF Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) Mobile Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Development Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Field Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Field Service Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Desktop Specialist
7 2 (4.26%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Windows Systems Engineer
8 1 (2.13%) Applications Support
8 1 (2.13%) Applications Support Engineer
8 1 (2.13%) CAD Engineer
8 1 (2.13%) CAD Support
8 1 (2.13%) Head of Engineering
8 1 (2.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.13%) IT Engineer
8 1 (2.13%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) SCADA
2 6 (12.77%) Driving Licence
3 3 (6.38%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (4.26%) PKI
5 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.13%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.77%) Windows
2 4 (8.51%) Windows 10
2 4 (8.51%) Windows Server
2 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2019
3 2 (4.26%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.79%) Problem-Solving
1 14 (29.79%) Systems Engineering
2 13 (27.66%) Requirements Engineering
2 13 (27.66%) Systems Thinking
2 13 (27.66%) Validation
3 10 (21.28%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (19.15%) Service Delivery
5 8 (17.02%) Coaching
5 8 (17.02%) Configuration Management
5 8 (17.02%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (17.02%) Mentoring
5 8 (17.02%) Project Delivery
6 7 (14.89%) Information Security
7 6 (12.77%) Facilities Management
8 5 (10.64%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (8.51%) Line Management
10 3 (6.38%) DNA
10 3 (6.38%) Preventative Maintenance
10 3 (6.38%) Technical Leadership
11 2 (4.26%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.51%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 32 (68.09%) HND
2 29 (61.70%) Security Cleared
3 10 (21.28%) Degree
4 8 (17.02%) DV Cleared
4 8 (17.02%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.26%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (4.26%) MCSA
5 2 (4.26%) MCSE
5 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) COSHH
1 3 (6.38%) NEBOSH
2 2 (4.26%) ISO 9001
2 2 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.26%) DFS Replication
2 2 (4.26%) Firmware
2 2 (4.26%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (4.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) SCCM
1 2 (4.26%) vRealize
2 1 (2.13%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.38%) Siemens
3 2 (4.26%) CA
3 2 (4.26%) Dell
3 2 (4.26%) Lumension
3 2 (4.26%) VMware
4 1 (2.13%) Autodesk
4 1 (2.13%) F5