Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 304 314 316
Rank change year-on-year +10 +2 +6
Permanent jobs citing HNC 26 27 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.25% 0.25% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.85% 0.76% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 21 26 28
South West median annual salary £26,000 £32,878 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.92% -12.33% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £29,250 £27,290
90th Percentile £37,000 £53,750 £42,500
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 West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South West
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3068 3551 3644
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.83% 32.99% 30.66%
Number of salaries quoted 2355 2783 2916
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,050 £23,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

HNC
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing HNC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for HNC in the South West

HNC
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for HNC in the South West

HNC
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing HNC in the South West over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for HNC in the South West

HNC
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the South West 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
Wiltshire +18 17 £24,750 -21.43% 1
Gloucestershire +23 4 £25,000 -52.38%
Dorset - 3 £50,000 - 3
Devon +12 2 £36,000 +20.00% 1
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 West region with a requirement for HNC.

1 14 (53.85%) Degree
2 13 (50.00%) C#
3 10 (38.46%) HTML
3 10 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 10 (38.46%) HND
4 9 (34.62%) SQL
4 9 (34.62%) .NET
4 9 (34.62%) Test Scripting
5 8 (30.77%) MCSE
5 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (26.92%) Computer Science
7 6 (23.08%) Ajax
7 6 (23.08%) jQuery
7 6 (23.08%) MVC
7 6 (23.08%) Manufacturing
7 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
7 6 (23.08%) CSS
7 6 (23.08%) VB
8 5 (19.23%) ITIL
8 5 (19.23%) MCSA
8 5 (19.23%) CMDB
8 5 (19.23%) Customer-Centric Approach
9 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (15.38%) Test Automation
9 4 (15.38%) Node.js
9 4 (15.38%) Software Testing
9 4 (15.38%) Industrial Design
9 4 (15.38%) Python
9 4 (15.38%) Java
10 3 (11.54%) PHP

HNC
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
1 3 (11.54%) SAS
1 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Photoshop
1 3 (11.54%) SPSS
2 1 (3.85%) CATIA
2 1 (3.85%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) RDBMS
2 3 (11.54%) Relational Database
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (23.08%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.69%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.85%) Automotive
3 1 (3.85%) Avionics
3 1 (3.85%) Electronics
3 1 (3.85%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Developer
1 6 (23.08%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) ICT Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) ICT Support
2 5 (19.23%) ICT Support Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Support Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Automation Tester
3 4 (15.38%) Tester
4 3 (11.54%) .NET Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Graduate
4 3 (11.54%) Graduate Support Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Graduate Systems Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Junior
4 3 (11.54%) Junior Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Support Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Systems Support
4 3 (11.54%) Systems Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Control Systems Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) PLC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (38.46%) HTML
2 9 (34.62%) .NET
3 6 (23.08%) Ajax
3 6 (23.08%) CSS
3 6 (23.08%) jQuery
4 4 (15.38%) Node.js
5 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET
5 3 (11.54%) CSS3
5 3 (11.54%) HTML5
5 3 (11.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (11.54%) XML
5 3 (11.54%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Computer Science
2 5 (19.23%) CMDB
3 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (11.54%) Graphic Design
5 2 (7.69%) SCADA
6 1 (3.85%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
1 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
1 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Test Scripting
2 6 (23.08%) MVC
3 5 (19.23%) Customer-Centric Approach
3 5 (19.23%) ITIL
4 4 (15.38%) Industrial Design
4 4 (15.38%) Software Testing
4 4 (15.38%) Test Automation
5 3 (11.54%) CRM
5 3 (11.54%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (11.54%) OOP
5 3 (11.54%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (11.54%) Time Management
5 3 (11.54%) Web Development
6 2 (7.69%) Internal Audit
7 1 (3.85%) CAD
7 1 (3.85%) Finite Element Analysis
7 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.85%) Project Management
7 1 (3.85%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) C#
2 10 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 9 (34.62%) SQL
4 6 (23.08%) VB
5 4 (15.38%) Java
5 4 (15.38%) Python
6 3 (11.54%) PHP
6 3 (11.54%) T-SQL
6 3 (11.54%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (53.85%) Degree
2 10 (38.46%) HND
3 8 (30.77%) MCSE
3 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (19.23%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) ISO 14001
1 2 (7.69%) ISO 9001
1 2 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) ARP4754
2 1 (3.85%) DO-178B
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Adobe
2 2 (7.69%) Allen-Bradley
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) Siemens
3 1 (3.85%) PTC