The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for HNC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Certificate (HNC)
UK / Wales
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 - 103
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing HNC 1 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.10% - 0.070%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.39% - 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 1
Median salary £41,000 - £36,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £34,250 £35,500
% change year-on-year +10.94% -3.52%  

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 advertised in Wales.

Academic & Professional Certification
Wales
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 256 327 442
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 25.75% 25.37% 30.91%
Number of salaries quoted 205 278 371
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,747 £21,125 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

HNC
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales 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 Wales

HNC
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for HNC in Wales

HNC
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the Wales region over the 3 months to 26 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
South Wales - 1 £41,000 -
HNC
UK

For the 6 months to 26 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for HNC.

1 3 (100.00%) Degree
1 3 (100.00%) HND
2 2 (66.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (33.33%) LabVIEW
3 1 (33.33%) PDM
3 1 (33.33%) Windchill
3 1 (33.33%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (33.33%) Solid Edge
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Raspberry Pi
3 1 (33.33%) PTC Creo
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (33.33%) CAD
3 1 (33.33%) AutoCAD
3 1 (33.33%) Electronics
3 1 (33.33%) Automotive
3 1 (33.33%) VB

HNC
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) AutoCAD
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (33.33%) Pro/ENGINEER
1 1 (33.33%) PTC Creo
1 1 (33.33%) Solid Edge
1 1 (33.33%) Windchill
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) LabVIEW
General
1 2 (66.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (33.33%) Automotive
2 1 (33.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Design Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Development Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Mechanical Design Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Mechanical Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Design Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Development Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Mechanical Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Development Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Raspberry Pi
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) CAD
1 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
1 1 (33.33%) PDM
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
1 3 (100.00%) HND