The table below looks at the statistics for HNC in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited HNC over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 249 253 240
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -13
Permanent jobs citing HNC 5 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.074% 0.055% 0.015%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% 0.24% 0.064%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 1
Average salary £35,000 £25,500 £22,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.25% +15.90%
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
HNC
England

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

Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1624 1689 1569
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.15% 23.01% 22.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1254 1289 1327
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,100 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

HNC Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

HNC
Salary Trend in the North West

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

HNC Salary Trend in the North West

HNC
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Manchester +3 3 £37,500 +50.00% 4
Lancashire +4 1 £35,000 +125.80%
Cheshire - 1 £35,000 -
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 12 (100.00%) HND
2 10 (83.33%) Degree
3 4 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (25.00%) Scrum
4 3 (25.00%) Electronics
4 3 (25.00%) UML
4 3 (25.00%) OO
4 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (25.00%) C
4 3 (25.00%) C++
4 3 (25.00%) ISO 9001
4 3 (25.00%) Embedded C
4 3 (25.00%) Embedded C++
4 3 (25.00%) Windows CE
4 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) Pair Programming
4 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (16.67%) SOLIDWORKS
5 2 (16.67%) Finite Element Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) CAD
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (16.67%) MS Office
6 1 (8.33%) COM
6 1 (8.33%) SQL

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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%) MS Exchange
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (16.67%) SOLIDWORKS
2 2 (16.67%) MS Office
3 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (8.33%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) SAN
1 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
General
1 3 (25.00%) Electronics
2 1 (8.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (8.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Design Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) C++ Software Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Embedded C Software Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Embedded C Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) C Software Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Design Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Facilities Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Data Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Data Centre Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (8.33%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows CE
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) UML
1 3 (25.00%) OO
1 3 (25.00%) Scrum
1 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (25.00%) Pair Programming
1 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
1 3 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 3 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) Finite Element Analysis
2 2 (16.67%) CAD
3 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (8.33%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) Workflow
3 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (8.33%) Line Management
3 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) C
1 3 (25.00%) C++
1 3 (25.00%) Embedded C
1 3 (25.00%) Embedded C++
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) HND
2 10 (83.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Remedy
2 1 (8.33%) VMware
2 1 (8.33%) Veeam
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Salary: Up tp £33,000 DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £350000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Posted: 10 days ago
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