The table below looks at the statistics for HNC in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited HNC over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank - - 55
Permanent jobs citing HNC 0 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire - - 0.87%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 2.70%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 4
Average salary - - £18,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -4.41%
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 Lancashire region.

Qualifications Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
97 86 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 20.08% 15.69% 32.17%
Number of salaries quoted 71 70 128
Average salary £35,000 £27,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.62% -16.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £18,250 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,250 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing HNC across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

HNC Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

HNC
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

HNC Salary Trend in Lancashire

HNC
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) Photoshop
1 3 (100.00%) HND
1 3 (100.00%) XHTML
1 3 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (100.00%) Dreamweaver
1 3 (100.00%) Adobe
1 3 (100.00%) Advertising
1 3 (100.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (100.00%) Web Design
1 3 (100.00%) Pay per click
1 3 (100.00%) Marketing
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
1 3 (100.00%) Creative Marketing
1 3 (100.00%) Copywriting
1 3 (100.00%) Email Marketing
1 3 (100.00%) HTML5
1 3 (100.00%) Social Media
1 3 (100.00%) New Media
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 3 (100.00%) Photoshop
1 3 (100.00%) Adobe Illustrator
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Dreamweaver
General
1 3 (100.00%) Advertising
1 3 (100.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Marketing Assistant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) XHTML
1 3 (100.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Copywriting
1 3 (100.00%) Social Media
1 3 (100.00%) New Media
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (100.00%) Web Design
1 3 (100.00%) Pay per click
1 3 (100.00%) Creative Marketing
1 3 (100.00%) Email Marketing
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) HND
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Adobe