The table below looks at the statistics for HNC in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited HNC over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 187 178 175
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -3
Permanent jobs citing HNC 1 1 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.024% 0.026% 0.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.10% 0.11% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 9
Average salary £25,000 £22,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% -37.14%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
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 Manchester region.

Qualifications Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
960 879 900
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 23.32% 22.78% 23.96%
Number of salaries quoted 740 776 740
Average salary £36,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

HNC Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

HNC
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

HNC Salary Trend in Manchester

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 11 (91.67%) HND
2 9 (75.00%) Project Management
2 9 (75.00%) QA
3 7 (58.33%) Internet
3 7 (58.33%) HTML
3 7 (58.33%) Photoshop
3 7 (58.33%) CSS
3 7 (58.33%) JSP
3 7 (58.33%) XML
3 7 (58.33%) XHTML
4 4 (33.33%) Compuware
4 4 (33.33%) ISEB
4 4 (33.33%) TestPartner
4 4 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 4 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (16.67%) System Testing
5 2 (16.67%) VBScript
5 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 1 (8.33%) ITSM
6 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
6 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (8.33%) Service Management
6 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
6 1 (8.33%) CRM
6 1 (8.33%) SharePoint

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (8.33%) Lync
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Photoshop
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) TestPartner
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Web Developer
3 4 (33.33%) Tester
3 4 (33.33%) Software Tester
4 2 (16.67%) Website Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Internet Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Author
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) HTML
1 7 (58.33%) CSS
1 7 (58.33%) JSP
1 7 (58.33%) XML
1 7 (58.33%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Project Management
2 4 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (16.67%) System Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (8.33%) ITSM
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL V3
4 1 (8.33%) Service Management
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) VBScript
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (91.67%) HND
2 4 (33.33%) ISEB
2 4 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (75.00%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Compuware
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
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