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 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
UK
Rank 797 869 841
Rank change year-on-year +72 -28  
Permanent jobs citing HNC 70 95 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.082% 0.092% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.33% 0.33% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 38 81 73
Median salary £27,000 £35,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.85% -5.40%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £26,523 £25,125
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £26,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -24.28% -12.50%  

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 21048 28659 29214
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.78% 27.75% 27.50%
Number of salaries quoted 16595 22967 22930
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 £72,000 £68,500 £71,000
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 25 March 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 25 March 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 +68 64 £27,000 -22.85% 22
North West -4 20 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Manchester -1 19 £40,000 +29.03% 4
South East +70 17 £25,000 -35.06% 2
Oldham - 16 - - 2
Hampshire +32 12 £26,000 -16.12% 1
West Midlands +29 8 £35,000 -7.89% 6
London +66 6 £27,000 -40.00% 1
Yorkshire +27 5 £35,000 +12.00% 3
East Midlands +9 5 £43,750 -2.77% 1
Berkshire +37 4 £23,000 -48.88%
Surrey +22 4 £25,000 -35.06%
Coventry - 4 £29,000 - 2
Reading - 4 £24,000 -
Buckinghamshire +18 3 £23,000 -51.57%
East of England +15 3 £35,000 - 2
Derbyshire +10 3 £43,750 +12.90%
Derby +9 3 £43,750 -2.77%
Basingstoke - 3 £23,000 -
Fareham - 3 £26,000 -
West Yorkshire +31 2 £35,000 -
South West +10 2 £28,750 -23.33% 3
Wales +4 2 £36,000 - 2
Woking 0 2 £23,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
York - 2 £36,750 - 1
High Wycombe - 2 £23,000 -
Maidenhead - 2 £23,000 -
Slough - 2 £23,000 -
Essex - 2 £43,000 - 1

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 107 (63.31%) HND
2 85 (50.30%) Degree
3 36 (21.30%) Electronics
4 34 (20.12%) Computer Science
5 33 (19.53%) Manufacturing
6 32 (18.93%) Software Engineering
7 29 (17.16%) C
8 28 (16.57%) Microsoft
8 28 (16.57%) Analytical Skills
9 27 (15.98%) Finance
10 26 (15.38%) SQL
11 23 (13.61%) CAD
11 23 (13.61%) Validation
11 23 (13.61%) Driving Licence
12 22 (13.02%) C++
13 21 (12.43%) PHP
13 21 (12.43%) Linux
14 20 (11.83%) Embedded C
15 19 (11.24%) Customer Requirements
16 18 (10.65%) SLA
17 16 (9.47%) Project Management
18 15 (8.88%) MySQL
18 15 (8.88%) SQL Server
19 14 (8.28%) .NET
19 14 (8.28%) HTML
19 14 (8.28%) ASP.NET
19 14 (8.28%) MS Excel
20 13 (7.69%) JavaScript
20 13 (7.69%) Firmware
20 13 (7.69%) Telecoms

HNC
Top Related 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 1 (0.59%) CMS
1 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (0.59%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.59%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (8.28%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.92%) MS Office
3 6 (3.55%) AutoCAD
4 5 (2.96%) Siemens NX
5 4 (2.37%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (2.37%) SOLIDWORKS
6 3 (1.78%) Solid Edge
7 2 (1.18%) Autodesk Inventor
8 1 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.59%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.59%) CATIA
8 1 (0.59%) FrameMaker
8 1 (0.59%) InDesign
8 1 (0.59%) Mathcad
8 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.59%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.59%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.59%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (1.78%) SAP ERP
1 3 (1.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.59%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.59%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (0.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.10%) TCP/IP
2 7 (4.14%) GSM
3 6 (3.55%) SS7
3 6 (3.55%) UMTS
3 6 (3.55%) Value-Added Service
4 5 (2.96%) LAN
4 5 (2.96%) WAN
5 3 (1.78%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (1.18%) ATM
6 2 (1.18%) GoToMeeting
6 2 (1.18%) Internet
6 2 (1.18%) Skype
6 2 (1.18%) SMS
6 2 (1.18%) VoIP
6 2 (1.18%) WebEx
6 2 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.18%) Wireless
7 1 (0.59%) Firewall
7 1 (0.59%) MPLS
7 1 (0.59%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.88%) MySQL
1 15 (8.88%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.78%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (1.78%) Power BI
3 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.59%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.59%) QlikView
4 1 (0.59%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.59%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (6.51%) Git (software)
2 8 (4.73%) JIRA
3 3 (1.78%) CruiseControl
3 3 (1.78%) LabVIEW
3 3 (1.78%) NUnit
4 2 (1.18%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.18%) Subversion
5 1 (0.59%) Dreamweaver
General
1 36 (21.30%) Electronics
2 33 (19.53%) Manufacturing
3 27 (15.98%) Finance
4 13 (7.69%) Marketing
4 13 (7.69%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.96%) Automotive
6 4 (2.37%) Avionics
6 4 (2.37%) Military
7 2 (1.18%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.59%) Advertising
8 1 (0.59%) Games
8 1 (0.59%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (13.02%) Design Engineer
2 20 (11.83%) Developer
2 20 (11.83%) Mechanical Engineer
3 17 (10.06%) Test Engineer
4 13 (7.69%) Embedded Developer
4 13 (7.69%) Field Engineer
4 13 (7.69%) Mechanical Design Engineer
5 12 (7.10%) Electronics Engineer
5 12 (7.10%) Embedded Engineer
6 11 (6.51%) Analyst
6 11 (6.51%) Field Service Engineer
6 11 (6.51%) Linux Developer
7 10 (5.92%) Embedded Linux Engineer
7 10 (5.92%) Linux Engineer
8 9 (5.33%) Project Engineer
8 9 (5.33%) Project Manager
9 8 (4.73%) Support Analyst
10 7 (4.14%) Applications Support
10 7 (4.14%) Applications Support Analyst
10 7 (4.14%) PCB Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.28%) .NET
1 14 (8.28%) ASP.NET
1 14 (8.28%) HTML
2 11 (6.51%) ASP.NET MVC
2 11 (6.51%) SOAP
3 10 (5.92%) jQuery
4 6 (3.55%) WCF
5 5 (2.96%) AngularJS
5 5 (2.96%) CSS
6 3 (1.78%) JSON
6 3 (1.78%) Web Services
6 3 (1.78%) WPF
7 2 (1.18%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.59%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 34 (20.12%) Computer Science
2 28 (16.57%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (13.61%) Driving Licence
4 11 (6.51%) Device Driver
5 7 (4.14%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.55%) EPoS
7 5 (2.96%) CCTV
8 3 (1.78%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (1.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (1.18%) iPad
9 2 (1.18%) PMI
9 2 (1.18%) VHDL
9 2 (1.18%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.59%) AS400
10 1 (0.59%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.59%) iSeries
10 1 (0.59%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.59%) Raspberry Pi
10 1 (0.59%) SCADA
10 1 (0.59%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.43%) Linux
2 12 (7.10%) Windows
3 11 (6.51%) Embedded Linux
4 8 (4.73%) Unix
5 7 (4.14%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.78%) Android
6 3 (1.78%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.59%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.59%) OS/390
8 1 (0.59%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.59%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.59%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.59%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (18.93%) Software Engineering
2 23 (13.61%) CAD
2 23 (13.61%) Validation
3 19 (11.24%) Customer Requirements
4 16 (9.47%) Project Management
5 13 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (7.10%) Service Delivery
7 11 (6.51%) Creative Problem-Solving
7 11 (6.51%) Device Driver Development
7 11 (6.51%) MVC
7 11 (6.51%) Unit Testing
8 9 (5.33%) 3D Modelling
8 9 (5.33%) ITIL
9 8 (4.73%) TDD
10 7 (4.14%) Change Management
10 7 (4.14%) Finite Element Analysis
10 7 (4.14%) PRINCE2
10 7 (4.14%) Schematic Capture
11 6 (3.55%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (3.55%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 29 (17.16%) C
2 26 (15.38%) SQL
3 22 (13.02%) C++
4 21 (12.43%) PHP
5 20 (11.83%) Embedded C
6 13 (7.69%) JavaScript
7 11 (6.51%) Embedded C++
8 6 (3.55%) C#
9 4 (2.37%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.78%) Java
11 2 (1.18%) Python
11 2 (1.18%) VB
12 1 (0.59%) Fortran
12 1 (0.59%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.59%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.59%) RPG
12 1 (0.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 107 (63.31%) HND
2 85 (50.30%) Degree
3 12 (7.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (6.51%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (4.73%) Security Cleared
6 6 (3.55%) CCNA
6 6 (3.55%) MCSE
7 5 (2.96%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (2.96%) MCSA
8 4 (2.37%) A+ Certification
8 4 (2.37%) CCENT
8 4 (2.37%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.37%) Network+ Certification
8 4 (2.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (2.37%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.78%) NVQ Level 4
10 2 (1.18%) Chartered Engineer
10 2 (1.18%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.59%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.65%) SLA
2 12 (7.10%) QA
3 6 (3.55%) ISO 9000
4 5 (2.96%) RMADS
5 3 (1.78%) ISO 14001
5 3 (1.78%) ISO 9001
5 3 (1.78%) ISO 9002
5 3 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.78%) ISO22301
5 3 (1.78%) PCI DSS
6 2 (1.18%) Def Stans
6 2 (1.18%) IEC 61508
6 2 (1.18%) MISRA
System Software
1 13 (7.69%) Firmware
2 7 (4.14%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.59%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (1.18%) MOM
2 1 (0.59%) PaperCut
2 1 (0.59%) SCCM
2 1 (0.59%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 28 (16.57%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.73%) SAP
3 6 (3.55%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 6 (3.55%) Cisco
3 6 (3.55%) Nokia Networks
3 6 (3.55%) TIBCO
4 5 (2.96%) Siemens
5 2 (1.18%) ANSYS
5 2 (1.18%) EMC
5 2 (1.18%) Green Hills
5 2 (1.18%) Juniper
5 2 (1.18%) VMware
5 2 (1.18%) Xilinx
6 1 (0.59%) Aruba
6 1 (0.59%) Avaya
6 1 (0.59%) F5
6 1 (0.59%) Meraki
6 1 (0.59%) Palo Alto
6 1 (0.59%) Ruckus Wireless
6 1 (0.59%) Tableau
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Salary: competitive salary
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Somerset
Wessex Water
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Ashdown IT
Salary: £22000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 45,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000
Posted: 5 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Webrecruit
Salary: From £18,000 to £19,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
ISL
Salary: £40000.00 - £47000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Pembrokeshire
IntaPeople
Salary: £20000 - £23500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oldham, Manchester
Easy Web Recruitment
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
West Malling, Kent
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £45000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oldham, Manchester
Easy Web Recruitment
Salary: Highly Competitive and negotiable
Posted: 11 days ago
Antrim
Experian
Posted: 12 days ago
Northallerton, North Yorkshire
Kerfoot Group
Salary: From £24,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £30K + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £30K + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £30K + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Grantham, Lincolnshire
South Kesteven District Council
Salary: Up to £26,700 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Posted: 16 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive benefits package
Posted: 26 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £30K + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £30K + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Aximis (West) Limited
Salary: Up to £30K + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago