The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for HNC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Certificate (HNC)
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 812 836 839
Rank change year-on-year +24 +3  
Permanent jobs citing HNC 71 87 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.081% 0.088% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.33% 0.33% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 61 66 108
Median salary £38,000 £33,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.43% -10.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £34,250 £36,750
% change year-on-year +10.94% -6.80%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 21636 26299 30474
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.60% 26.71% 27.47%
Number of salaries quoted 16864 21248 24174
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,674
% change year-on-year - +1.98%  

HNC
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing HNC as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for HNC in the UK

HNC
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for HNC in the UK

HNC
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing HNC over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for HNC in the UK

HNC
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the UK over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +34 63 £38,000 +8.57% 19
South East +36 21 £42,000 +12.00% 2
South West +9 8 £23,500 -25.39% 1
North West -37 8 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Yorkshire +6 7 £38,500 -6.09% 2
West Midlands +15 6 £30,000 -4.76% 3
Kent +12 6 £50,000 +72.41% 1
West Sussex +8 6 £41,500 +24.81%
London +19 5 £40,000 +26.98% 5
East Midlands +13 5 £40,500 +20.89% 1
Crawley +12 5 £42,000 -26.95%
Wiltshire +10 5 £23,500 -25.39%
Swindon +1 5 £23,500 -25.39%
Coventry - 4 £32,250 -
West Malling - 4 £50,000 -
North East +18 3 £32,000 -48.80%
Hampshire +14 3 £45,000 +12.50% 1
West Yorkshire +12 3 £37,000 -9.75% 2
Cheshire -24 3 £33,000 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £40,000 - 1
Berkshire +32 2 £44,000 +13.45%
Reading +31 2 £44,000 -
Tyne and Wear +21 2 £38,500 -38.40%
Surrey +17 2 £39,750 +6.00%
Lancashire +4 2 £37,500 -6.25%
Blackburn -2 2 £37,500 -6.25%
Sheffield - 2 £42,500 -
Rochester - 2 £26,000 -
Redhill - 2 £39,750 -
Chester - 2 £32,750 -

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 with a requirement for HNC.

1 92 (65.25%) HND
2 76 (53.90%) Degree
3 32 (22.70%) Manufacturing
4 31 (21.99%) Computer Science
5 26 (18.44%) Software Engineering
5 26 (18.44%) Microsoft
6 24 (17.02%) C
7 22 (15.60%) Driving Licence
8 21 (14.89%) Finance
9 20 (14.18%) C++
9 20 (14.18%) Analytical Skills
10 19 (13.48%) HTML
10 19 (13.48%) SQL
10 19 (13.48%) Linux
11 17 (12.06%) JavaScript
11 17 (12.06%) PHP
11 17 (12.06%) Embedded C
11 17 (12.06%) Validation
11 17 (12.06%) Computer Science Degree
12 16 (11.35%) Electronics
12 16 (11.35%) Microsoft Office
13 15 (10.64%) Windows
13 15 (10.64%) CAD
13 15 (10.64%) QA
13 15 (10.64%) Test Automation
14 14 (9.93%) .NET
15 13 (9.22%) Microsoft Excel
16 12 (8.51%) ASP.NET
16 12 (8.51%) MVC
16 12 (8.51%) ASP.NET MVC

HNC
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 6 (4.26%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.71%) CMS
2 1 (0.71%) Confluence
2 1 (0.71%) IIS
2 1 (0.71%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (11.35%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (9.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (7.09%) AutoCAD
4 7 (4.96%) SOLIDWORKS
5 5 (3.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (2.13%) Autodesk Inventor
6 3 (2.13%) PTC Creo
6 3 (2.13%) Solid Edge
7 2 (1.42%) Siemens NX
7 2 (1.42%) Windchill
8 1 (0.71%) CATIA
8 1 (0.71%) Mathcad
8 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.71%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 3 (2.13%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.42%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.71%) Maximo
3 1 (0.71%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.71%) Northgate Housing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.09%) TCP/IP
2 8 (5.67%) Wireless
3 6 (4.26%) Firewall
3 6 (4.26%) LAN
3 6 (4.26%) VoIP
3 6 (4.26%) WAN
4 5 (3.55%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (3.55%) MPLS
5 4 (2.84%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (2.13%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (1.42%) GoToMeeting
7 2 (1.42%) GSM
7 2 (1.42%) SAN
7 2 (1.42%) Skype
7 2 (1.42%) WebEx
7 2 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.71%) 3G
8 1 (0.71%) DNS
8 1 (0.71%) Internet
8 1 (0.71%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.80%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.38%) MySQL
3 4 (2.84%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (2.13%) GIS
5 2 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.42%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.42%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.71%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.71%) QlikView
6 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.71%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 9 (6.38%) Git (software)
2 8 (5.67%) JIRA
3 5 (3.55%) CruiseControl
3 5 (3.55%) NUnit
4 4 (2.84%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (1.42%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.71%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.71%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.71%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.71%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.71%) Subversion
General
1 32 (22.70%) Manufacturing
2 21 (14.89%) Finance
3 16 (11.35%) Electronics
4 5 (3.55%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.84%) Military
6 3 (2.13%) Automotive
7 2 (1.42%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.71%) Advertising
8 1 (0.71%) Legal
8 1 (0.71%) Marketing
8 1 (0.71%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (12.06%) Design Engineer
1 17 (12.06%) Developer
2 11 (7.80%) Embedded Developer
3 10 (7.09%) Field Engineer
3 10 (7.09%) Mechanical Engineer
3 10 (7.09%) Project Engineer
3 10 (7.09%) Test Engineer
4 9 (6.38%) Embedded Engineer
4 9 (6.38%) Embedded Linux Engineer
4 9 (6.38%) Hardware Engineer
4 9 (6.38%) Linux Developer
4 9 (6.38%) Linux Engineer
4 9 (6.38%) Mechanical Design Engineer
5 7 (4.96%) Analyst
5 7 (4.96%) Installations Engineer
5 7 (4.96%) Project Manager
6 6 (4.26%) Manufacturing Engineer
6 6 (4.26%) Network Engineer
6 6 (4.26%) Quality Engineer
6 6 (4.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (13.48%) HTML
2 14 (9.93%) .NET
3 12 (8.51%) ASP.NET
3 12 (8.51%) ASP.NET MVC
4 9 (6.38%) SOAP
5 7 (4.96%) jQuery
6 6 (4.26%) Web Services
7 5 (3.55%) AngularJS
7 5 (3.55%) CSS
7 5 (3.55%) Node.js
7 5 (3.55%) WCF
8 1 (0.71%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.71%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 31 (21.99%) Computer Science
2 22 (15.60%) Driving Licence
3 20 (14.18%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (6.38%) Device Driver
5 6 (4.26%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.55%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.84%) CCTV
8 3 (2.13%) EPoS
8 3 (2.13%) Robotics
9 2 (1.42%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (1.42%) Infotainment
9 2 (1.42%) iPad
9 2 (1.42%) PMI
9 2 (1.42%) VHDL
9 2 (1.42%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.71%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.71%) iPhone
10 1 (0.71%) Raspberry Pi
10 1 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (13.48%) Linux
2 15 (10.64%) Windows
3 9 (6.38%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (2.84%) Android
5 3 (2.13%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.13%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.71%) Unix
6 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (18.44%) Software Engineering
2 17 (12.06%) Validation
3 15 (10.64%) CAD
3 15 (10.64%) Test Automation
4 12 (8.51%) MVC
5 11 (7.80%) Project Management
6 9 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (6.38%) Creative Problem-Solving
6 9 (6.38%) Device Driver Development
6 9 (6.38%) Finite Element Analysis
7 8 (5.67%) Process Improvement
7 8 (5.67%) SDLC
7 8 (5.67%) Service Delivery
8 7 (4.96%) TDD
8 7 (4.96%) Unit Testing
9 6 (4.26%) Software Testing
10 5 (3.55%) Industrial Design
10 5 (3.55%) Lean Manufacturing
10 5 (3.55%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 24 (17.02%) C
2 20 (14.18%) C++
3 19 (13.48%) SQL
4 17 (12.06%) Embedded C
4 17 (12.06%) JavaScript
4 17 (12.06%) PHP
5 11 (7.80%) C#
6 10 (7.09%) Java
7 9 (6.38%) Embedded C++
8 6 (4.26%) T-SQL
9 5 (3.55%) Python
10 3 (2.13%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.71%) Delphi
11 1 (0.71%) Fortran
11 1 (0.71%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.71%) VB
11 1 (0.71%) VBA
11 1 (0.71%) XAML
Qualifications
1 92 (65.25%) HND
2 76 (53.90%) Degree
3 17 (12.06%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (7.80%) Security Cleared
5 9 (6.38%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (5.67%) SC Cleared
7 5 (3.55%) CCIE
8 4 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (2.84%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 4 (2.84%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 3 (2.13%) DV Cleared
9 3 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.13%) MCSE
9 3 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.42%) CCENT
10 2 (1.42%) MCSA
10 2 (1.42%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.71%) BICSI Certification
11 1 (0.71%) Chartered Engineer
11 1 (0.71%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.64%) QA
2 4 (2.84%) ISO 9000
2 4 (2.84%) SLA
3 3 (2.13%) ISO 14001
3 3 (2.13%) ISO 22301
3 3 (2.13%) ISO 9001
3 3 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.13%) RMADS
4 2 (1.42%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.71%) DO-160
5 1 (0.71%) NEBOSH
5 1 (0.71%) TickIT
System Software
1 10 (7.09%) Firmware
2 3 (2.13%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.71%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.42%) MOM
2 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (0.71%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (18.44%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.38%) Cisco
3 8 (5.67%) SAP
4 6 (4.26%) Juniper
5 5 (3.55%) Aruba
5 5 (3.55%) Avaya
5 5 (3.55%) CheckPoint
5 5 (3.55%) F5
5 5 (3.55%) Palo Alto
6 4 (2.84%) Oracle
6 4 (2.84%) Siemens
7 2 (1.42%) Allen-Bradley
7 2 (1.42%) ANSYS
7 2 (1.42%) EMC
7 2 (1.42%) Xilinx
8 1 (0.71%) Atmel
8 1 (0.71%) Meraki
8 1 (0.71%) Ruckus Wireless
8 1 (0.71%) Tableau
8 1 (0.71%) Tandberg
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 30,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, Glasgow
Recruitment Genius
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £28000 - £34500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £34,000 - £38,000 DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Prenton, Merseyside
FT Select
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Kettering
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Hereford
TUI Group Careers
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
City, London
GCI Network Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Kerr Recruitment
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Huxley
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Leeds
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £40000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £20,000 to £26,000 per annum £25,000-£26,000 Basic plus 25% Shift
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TDA Group
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
SYSTEM RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Wymondham, Norfolk
Norfolk and Suffolk Constabulary
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago