The table below looks at the statistics for HNC in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited HNC over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 89 121 124
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +3
Permanent jobs citing HNC 1 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.100% 0.11% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.47% 0.50% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 0
Median salary - £47,500 -
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £28,625
% change year-on-year
- +22.27%
HNC
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Qualifications Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
215 401 436
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.39% 22.99% 24.67%
Number of salaries quoted 182 293 310
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,900 £20,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Cheshire region citing HNC as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

HNC Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

HNC
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

HNC Salary Trend in Cheshire

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for HNC.

1 7 (100.00%) HND
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
1 7 (100.00%) UML
1 7 (100.00%) OO
1 7 (100.00%) C
1 7 (100.00%) C++
1 7 (100.00%) Windows CE
1 7 (100.00%) Electronics
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 7 (100.00%) Degree
1 7 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 7 (100.00%) Embedded Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Embedded Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (85.71%) Root Cause Analysis
2 6 (85.71%) Embedded Linux
2 6 (85.71%) Pair Programming
2 6 (85.71%) Scrum
2 6 (85.71%) Visual Studio
2 6 (85.71%) C#
2 6 (85.71%) OOD
2 6 (85.71%) ISO 9001
2 6 (85.71%) Embedded C
3 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
3 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 1 (14.29%) SSL
3 1 (14.29%) Finance

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
1 1 (14.29%) SSL
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (100.00%) Electronics
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) C Software Engineer
1 6 (85.71%) C/C++ Software Engineer
1 6 (85.71%) C++ Software Engineer
1 6 (85.71%) Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Project Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (100.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (14.29%) Algorithms
2 1 (14.29%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows CE
2 6 (85.71%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 7 (100.00%) Embedded Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) OO
1 7 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 7 (100.00%) UML
2 6 (85.71%) OOD
2 6 (85.71%) Pair Programming
2 6 (85.71%) Root Cause Analysis
2 6 (85.71%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Multithreading
3 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C
1 7 (100.00%) C++
2 6 (85.71%) C#
2 6 (85.71%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Degree
1 7 (100.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (85.71%) ISO 9001
2 1 (14.29%) ISO13485