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 23 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Certificate (HNC)
UK
3 months to
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 789 859 844
Rank change year-on-year +70 -15  
Permanent jobs citing HNC 74 80 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.087% 0.081% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.35% 0.30% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 58 65 90
Median salary £35,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.42% -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,700 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,250 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +0.71% -6.66%  

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 20985 26732 29771
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.64% 27.14% 27.52%
Number of salaries quoted 16369 21503 23355
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 +53 65 £36,000 +2.85% 23
South East +70 26 £36,500 -2.66% 6
Hampshire +36 11 £27,500 -26.66% 1
North West -31 10 £38,250 +9.28% 5
Yorkshire +15 6 £37,000 -11.90% 1
East Midlands +15 6 £42,500 +27.10% 1
South West +14 6 £26,125 -21.45% 6
West Midlands +22 5 £34,500 -8.00% 1
Kent +20 5 £47,500 +63.79% 1
Berkshire +33 4 £32,500 -16.19%
West Sussex +18 4 £39,250 +18.04% 2
Manchester -26 4 - - 2
Coventry - 4 £32,250 -
Reading - 4 £42,000 -
Oldham - 4 - -
West Malling - 4 £47,500 - 1
London +44 3 £40,000 +6.66% 2
North East +8 3 £32,000 -48.80%
Cheshire -17 3 £33,500 -10.66%
Derby - 3 £42,500 -
Fareham - 3 £26,000 -
County Antrim - 3 - - 1
Derbyshire - 3 £42,500 -
Northern Ireland - 3 - - 1
Surrey +29 2 £25,000 -35.06%
Tyne and Wear +15 2 £38,500 -38.40%
West Yorkshire +14 2 £36,000 -14.28% 1
Wales +12 2 £41,000 - 1
Wiltshire +10 2 £23,500 -11.39% 1
Gatwick -4 2 £36,500 -30.47%

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 103 (67.32%) HND
2 84 (54.90%) Degree
3 34 (22.22%) Manufacturing
3 34 (22.22%) Computer Science
4 32 (20.92%) Software Engineering
5 30 (19.61%) Finance
6 28 (18.30%) C
6 28 (18.30%) Microsoft
7 27 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
8 26 (16.99%) SQL
9 24 (15.69%) Electronics
10 23 (15.03%) C++
10 23 (15.03%) Linux
11 21 (13.73%) PHP
11 21 (13.73%) Validation
11 21 (13.73%) Driving Licence
12 20 (13.07%) Embedded C
13 18 (11.76%) HTML
13 18 (11.76%) CAD
14 17 (11.11%) JavaScript
15 15 (9.80%) .NET
15 15 (9.80%) SQL Server
15 15 (9.80%) Microsoft Excel
15 15 (9.80%) Project Management
15 15 (9.80%) QA
16 14 (9.15%) MySQL
16 14 (9.15%) Windows
16 14 (9.15%) Microsoft Office
16 14 (9.15%) ASP.NET
17 13 (8.50%) Firmware

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 5 (3.27%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.31%) CMS
3 1 (0.65%) IIS
3 1 (0.65%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (9.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (9.15%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (4.58%) AutoCAD
4 5 (3.27%) SOLIDWORKS
5 4 (2.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (1.96%) Autodesk Inventor
6 3 (1.96%) Siemens NX
7 2 (1.31%) Mathcad
7 2 (1.31%) PTC Creo
7 2 (1.31%) Solid Edge
7 2 (1.31%) Windchill
8 1 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.65%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.65%) InDesign
8 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.65%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.65%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 3 (1.96%) SAP ERP
1 3 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.31%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.65%) Maximo
3 1 (0.65%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.65%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.84%) TCP/IP
2 7 (4.58%) Wireless
3 5 (3.27%) Firewall
3 5 (3.27%) LAN
3 5 (3.27%) VoIP
3 5 (3.27%) WAN
4 4 (2.61%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (2.61%) MPLS
5 3 (1.96%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (1.96%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (1.31%) GoToMeeting
6 2 (1.31%) GSM
6 2 (1.31%) SAN
6 2 (1.31%) Skype
6 2 (1.31%) WebEx
6 2 (1.31%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.65%) 3G
7 1 (0.65%) DNS
7 1 (0.65%) Internet
7 1 (0.65%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.15%) MySQL
3 4 (2.61%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.96%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (1.96%) Power BI
5 2 (1.31%) GIS
5 2 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.65%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.65%) QlikView
6 1 (0.65%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.65%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (7.19%) Git (software)
2 8 (5.23%) JIRA
3 5 (3.27%) CruiseControl
3 5 (3.27%) NUnit
4 4 (2.61%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (1.96%) LabVIEW
6 2 (1.31%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.65%) Dreamweaver
General
1 34 (22.22%) Manufacturing
2 30 (19.61%) Finance
3 24 (15.69%) Electronics
4 10 (6.54%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.92%) Marketing
6 4 (2.61%) Military
7 3 (1.96%) Automotive
8 2 (1.31%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.65%) Advertising
9 1 (0.65%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.65%) Games
9 1 (0.65%) Legal
9 1 (0.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (13.73%) Developer
2 19 (12.42%) Design Engineer
3 15 (9.80%) Test Engineer
4 13 (8.50%) Embedded Developer
5 11 (7.19%) Linux Developer
5 11 (7.19%) Mechanical Engineer
5 11 (7.19%) Project Engineer
6 10 (6.54%) Embedded Engineer
6 10 (6.54%) Embedded Linux Engineer
6 10 (6.54%) Linux Engineer
6 10 (6.54%) Mechanical Design Engineer
6 10 (6.54%) Project Manager
7 9 (5.88%) Analyst
8 7 (4.58%) Field Engineer
8 7 (4.58%) Senior Design Engineer
8 7 (4.58%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (3.27%) Applications Support
9 5 (3.27%) Electronics Engineer
9 5 (3.27%) Quality Engineer
9 5 (3.27%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.76%) HTML
2 15 (9.80%) .NET
3 14 (9.15%) ASP.NET
4 13 (8.50%) ASP.NET MVC
5 11 (7.19%) SOAP
6 10 (6.54%) jQuery
7 7 (4.58%) AngularJS
7 7 (4.58%) CSS
8 6 (3.92%) WCF
9 5 (3.27%) Web Services
10 2 (1.31%) Node.js
11 1 (0.65%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.65%) Flash
11 1 (0.65%) JSON
11 1 (0.65%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 34 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 27 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (13.73%) Driving Licence
4 11 (7.19%) Device Driver
5 8 (5.23%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.27%) CCTV
7 4 (2.61%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.96%) EPoS
9 2 (1.31%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (1.31%) Infotainment
9 2 (1.31%) iPad
9 2 (1.31%) PMI
9 2 (1.31%) VHDL
9 2 (1.31%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.65%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.65%) iSeries
10 1 (0.65%) Raspberry Pi
10 1 (0.65%) SCADA
10 1 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (15.03%) Linux
2 14 (9.15%) Windows
3 11 (7.19%) Embedded Linux
4 5 (3.27%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.96%) Android
5 3 (1.96%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.96%) Unix
6 1 (0.65%) OS/390
6 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.65%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (20.92%) Software Engineering
2 21 (13.73%) Validation
3 18 (11.76%) CAD
4 15 (9.80%) Project Management
5 13 (8.50%) MVC
6 11 (7.19%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (7.19%) Creative Problem-Solving
6 11 (7.19%) Device Driver Development
6 11 (7.19%) Test Automation
7 10 (6.54%) Unit Testing
8 9 (5.88%) Service Delivery
9 8 (5.23%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (5.23%) Finite Element Analysis
9 8 (5.23%) TDD
10 7 (4.58%) Customer Requirements
10 7 (4.58%) ITIL
10 7 (4.58%) PRINCE2
10 7 (4.58%) Process Improvement
11 6 (3.92%) 3D Modelling
11 6 (3.92%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 28 (18.30%) C
2 26 (16.99%) SQL
3 23 (15.03%) C++
4 21 (13.73%) PHP
5 20 (13.07%) Embedded C
6 17 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 11 (7.19%) Embedded C++
8 8 (5.23%) C#
9 7 (4.58%) Java
10 6 (3.92%) T-SQL
11 4 (2.61%) Python
12 3 (1.96%) MATLAB
13 2 (1.31%) Fortran
14 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.65%) VB
14 1 (0.65%) VBA
Qualifications
1 103 (67.32%) HND
2 84 (54.90%) Degree
3 12 (7.84%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (7.19%) Security Cleared
5 8 (5.23%) SC Cleared
6 6 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (3.27%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (3.27%) MCSE
8 4 (2.61%) CCENT
8 4 (2.61%) CCIE
8 4 (2.61%) MCSA
8 4 (2.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.96%) A+ Certification
9 3 (1.96%) CCNA
9 3 (1.96%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.96%) Network+ Certification
9 3 (1.96%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 3 (1.96%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 2 (1.31%) NVQ Level 4
10 2 (1.31%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.80%) QA
2 6 (3.92%) ISO 9000
2 6 (3.92%) SLA
3 5 (3.27%) RMADS
4 4 (2.61%) ISO 9001
5 3 (1.96%) ISO 14001
5 3 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.96%) ISO22301
6 2 (1.31%) Data Quality
6 2 (1.31%) IEC 61508
6 2 (1.31%) ISO 9002
6 2 (1.31%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.65%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.65%) DO-160
7 1 (0.65%) NEBOSH
7 1 (0.65%) TickIT
System Software
1 13 (8.50%) Firmware
2 5 (3.27%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.31%) MOM
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (0.65%) SCOM
Vendors
1 28 (18.30%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.54%) Cisco
2 10 (6.54%) SAP
3 5 (3.27%) Juniper
4 4 (2.61%) Aruba
4 4 (2.61%) Avaya
4 4 (2.61%) CheckPoint
4 4 (2.61%) F5
4 4 (2.61%) Oracle
4 4 (2.61%) Palo Alto
5 3 (1.96%) Siemens
6 2 (1.31%) ANSYS
6 2 (1.31%) EMC
6 2 (1.31%) Xilinx
7 1 (0.65%) Atmel
7 1 (0.65%) Mitel
7 1 (0.65%) NEC
7 1 (0.65%) Northgate
7 1 (0.65%) Tandberg
7 1 (0.65%) VMware
Brighouse, West Yorkshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Circa 37,000
Posted: 18 hours ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 40,000
Posted: 18 hours ago
Dorset
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Farnworth, Lancashire
Product Development Technologist
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £4000 - £42000 per annum + benefits + travel allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
ISL
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Weymouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
GCI Network Solutions
Salary: From £21,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Exeter
Bluetown Online LTD
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Crawley
Thales
Posted: 19 days ago
Oxfordshire
Diamond Light Source
Salary: From £32,480 to £49,268 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Templecombe
Thales
Posted: 26 days ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
FT Select
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwickshire
Warwickshire County Council
Salary: From £32,486 to £34,538 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Hastings, East Sussex
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 38,000
Posted: 5 days ago
UK
Elekta
Salary: £0 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 21 days ago
West Malling
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £50000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago
Hoddesdon
Bluetown Online LTD
Posted: 26 days ago
London
TDA Group
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Llanelli, Dyfed
Acorn
Salary: £23989.00 per annum + Pension
Posted: 4 days ago