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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 122 122 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Permanent jobs citing HNC 2 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.12% 0.17% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.51% 0.66% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 0
Average salary £47,500 - -
UK excluding London average salary £33,500 £28,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+17.54% -12.30%
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
394 452 409
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.91% 25.08% 23.96%
Number of salaries quoted 290 323 327
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing HNC across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Middlewich - 1 £35,000 -
Runcorn - 1 £47,500 -
Warrington - 1 £47,500 -
HNC
North West

HNC
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing HNC also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited HNC.

1 5 (100.00%) HND
1 5 (100.00%) Degree
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Waterfall
2 4 (80.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (80.00%) Embedded Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (80.00%) C
2 4 (80.00%) C++
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) UML
2 4 (80.00%) OO
2 4 (80.00%) ISO 9001
2 4 (80.00%) Embedded C
2 4 (80.00%) Embedded C++
2 4 (80.00%) Windows CE
2 4 (80.00%) Electronics
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Pair Programming
2 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Aerospace
3 1 (20.00%) Automotive
3 1 (20.00%) SOLIDWORKS

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing HNC also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited HNC. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SOLIDWORKS
General
1 4 (80.00%) Electronics
2 1 (20.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (20.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 4 (80.00%) C++ Software Engineer
1 4 (80.00%) Embedded C Software Engineer
1 4 (80.00%) Embedded C Engineer
1 4 (80.00%) C Software Engineer
1 4 (80.00%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
1 4 (80.00%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
1 4 (80.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
1 4 (80.00%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
1 4 (80.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) UML
1 4 (80.00%) OO
1 4 (80.00%) Scrum
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Pair Programming
1 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (80.00%) Waterfall
1 4 (80.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 4 (80.00%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C
1 4 (80.00%) C++
1 4 (80.00%) Embedded C
1 4 (80.00%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) HND
1 5 (100.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) ISO 9001