Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Certificate (HNC)
England > South East
6 months to
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 474 486 522
Rank change year-on-year +12 +36 +19
Permanent jobs citing HNC 28 62 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.11% 0.21% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.41% 0.79% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 15 30 42
South East median annual salary £42,240 £37,500 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.64% +20.97% -4.62%
10th Percentile £30,600 £23,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £56,250 £41,950
England median annual salary £42,240 £35,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year +20.68% +11.11% -3.08%

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 6,880 7,857 8,287
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.22% 27.16% 27.10%
Number of salaries quoted 5,085 6,058 6,747
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £69,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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
Hampshire -6 13 £62,500 +28.21% 11
Thames Valley +39 8 £42,240 +20.68% 17
Oxfordshire +30 7 £42,240 +48.21% 3
Surrey +20 2 £67,500 +181.25% 7
East Sussex +12 2 £42,500 - 5
West Sussex -5 2 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +8 1 £36,500 +46.00% 3
HNC
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 16 (57.14%) HND
2 13 (46.43%) Windows
2 13 (46.43%) Degree
2 13 (46.43%) Data Centre
3 9 (32.14%) Validation
3 9 (32.14%) Cisco
3 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
3 9 (32.14%) Juniper
4 8 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (28.57%) MPLS
4 8 (28.57%) LAN
4 8 (28.57%) WAN
4 8 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (28.57%) Windows Server
5 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 7 (25.00%) RIP
5 7 (25.00%) DNS
5 7 (25.00%) CCNP
5 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 7 (25.00%) OSPF
5 7 (25.00%) BMC PATROL
5 7 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 7 (25.00%) L2TP
5 7 (25.00%) PRINCE
5 7 (25.00%) BGP
5 7 (25.00%) Management Information System
5 7 (25.00%) VMware
5 7 (25.00%) IPsec
5 7 (25.00%) JNCIP
5 7 (25.00%) HSRP

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 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (3.57%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (3.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (3.57%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (3.57%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (3.57%) InDesign
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (3.57%) Photoshop
3 1 (3.57%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Office 365
1 5 (17.86%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (28.57%) LAN
1 8 (28.57%) MPLS
1 8 (28.57%) WAN
2 7 (25.00%) BGP
2 7 (25.00%) DNS
2 7 (25.00%) HSRP
2 7 (25.00%) IPsec
2 7 (25.00%) L2TP
2 7 (25.00%) OSPF
2 7 (25.00%) RIP
3 6 (21.43%) Wireless
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (3.57%) DWDM
4 1 (3.57%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.57%) Firewall
4 1 (3.57%) RS-232
4 1 (3.57%) RS-485
4 1 (3.57%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) MySQL
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (17.86%) Electronics
2 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.14%) Legal
3 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.57%) Automotive
4 1 (3.57%) Local Government
4 1 (3.57%) Multimedia
4 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 7 (25.00%) Principal Engineer
1 7 (25.00%) Principal Network Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) IT Support
3 5 (17.86%) Support Team Leader
3 5 (17.86%) Team Leader
4 3 (10.71%) Field Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Field Service Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Design Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Service Design Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Electronics Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Service Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Service Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Support Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Video Editor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
1 1 (3.57%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 13 (46.43%) Data Centre
2 7 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 5 (17.86%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.57%) Animation
4 1 (3.57%) CCTV
4 1 (3.57%) e-Learning
4 1 (3.57%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (46.43%) Windows
2 8 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Validation
2 7 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 7 (25.00%) Network Architecture
2 7 (25.00%) PRINCE
3 6 (21.43%) Component Testing
3 6 (21.43%) Mentoring
4 5 (17.86%) ITSM
4 5 (17.86%) Line Management
5 4 (14.29%) Service Design
6 3 (10.71%) Change Management
6 3 (10.71%) ITIL
6 3 (10.71%) Regulatory Compliance
6 3 (10.71%) Time Management
7 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
7 2 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
7 2 (7.14%) Service Management
8 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
8 1 (3.57%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) C
1 1 (3.57%) C++
1 1 (3.57%) Java
1 1 (3.57%) Lua
1 1 (3.57%) Python
1 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (57.14%) HND
2 13 (46.43%) Degree
3 8 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (25.00%) CCNP
4 7 (25.00%) Chartered Engineer
4 7 (25.00%) JNCIP
5 6 (21.43%) DBS Check
6 1 (3.57%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (7.14%) Netcool
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) Cisco
1 9 (32.14%) Juniper
1 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (7.14%) Cadence
3 2 (7.14%) Motorola
3 2 (7.14%) Remedy
4 1 (3.57%) Adobe
4 1 (3.57%) Aruba
4 1 (3.57%) Avaya
4 1 (3.57%) Canon
4 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.57%) F5
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle
4 1 (3.57%) Palo Alto
4 1 (3.57%) Siemens
4 1 (3.57%) Sony
4 1 (3.57%) Virgin Media