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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 240 238 252
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +14
Permanent jobs citing HNC 8 18 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.12% 0.25% 0.082%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.45% 1.07% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 8 6 3
Average salary £47,500 £30,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+58.33% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £29,000 £24,200
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £34,314 £40,600
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £31,627 £28,250
% change year-on-year
+18.56% +11.95%
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
1789 1688 1825
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 27.14% 23.55% 24.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1372 1321 1485
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,215 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing HNC across the North West region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

HNC Salary Histogram 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 21 April 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
Cheshire +7 3 £47,500 +28.37% 1
Manchester -7 2 £41,000 +38.98%
Lancashire - 2 £27,500 - 1
Merseyside - 1 £57,825 - 1
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 24 (92.31%) HND
2 18 (69.23%) Degree
3 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (30.77%) Windows
3 8 (30.77%) AutoCAD
4 7 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (23.08%) ITIL
6 5 (19.23%) C
6 5 (19.23%) C++
6 5 (19.23%) ISO 9001
6 5 (19.23%) Cisco
6 5 (19.23%) UML
6 5 (19.23%) OO
6 5 (19.23%) Project Management
6 5 (19.23%) Windows CE
6 5 (19.23%) Change Management
6 5 (19.23%) Embedded C
6 5 (19.23%) Embedded C++
6 5 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (19.23%) Pair Programming
6 5 (19.23%) Software Engineering
6 5 (19.23%) Electronics
6 5 (19.23%) Scrum
6 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (19.23%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (19.23%) Embedded Software Development
6 5 (19.23%) Test Automation
6 5 (19.23%) Waterfall
7 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
8 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

Applications
1 8 (30.77%) AutoCAD
2 2 (7.69%) MS Visio
2 2 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.85%) SOLIDWORKS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) VoIP
1 2 (7.69%) MPLS
1 2 (7.69%) LLU
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (19.23%) Electronics
2 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Design Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) C++ Software Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Software Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Embedded C Software Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Embedded C Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) C Software Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Embedded C++ Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) IT Support
3 2 (7.69%) Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Test Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Support Technician
3 2 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) IT Support Technician
3 2 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) IP Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Senior Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
3 3 (11.54%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Windows
2 5 (19.23%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (23.08%) ITIL
3 5 (19.23%) UML
3 5 (19.23%) OO
3 5 (19.23%) Pair Programming
3 5 (19.23%) Software Engineering
3 5 (19.23%) Project Management
3 5 (19.23%) Change Management
3 5 (19.23%) Scrum
3 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (19.23%) Test Automation
3 5 (19.23%) Waterfall
3 5 (19.23%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (19.23%) Embedded Software Development
4 3 (11.54%) ITIL V3
4 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
4 3 (11.54%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (11.54%) Supplier Management
4 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
5 2 (7.69%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) C
1 5 (19.23%) C++
1 5 (19.23%) Embedded C
1 5 (19.23%) Embedded C++
2 2 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (92.31%) HND
2 18 (69.23%) Degree
3 5 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (11.54%) CCNA
4 3 (11.54%) MCSE
4 3 (11.54%) MCSA
4 3 (11.54%) CITP
4 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (11.54%) GNVQ
4 3 (11.54%) NVQ Level 3
4 3 (11.54%) MCP
5 2 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (7.69%) CCNP
5 2 (7.69%) ISEB
5 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
6 1 (3.85%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Cacti
1 2 (7.69%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Cisco
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) HP
2 3 (11.54%) Dell
2 3 (11.54%) VMware
3 2 (7.69%) Redback
3 2 (7.69%) Huawei
3 2 (7.69%) Fujitsu
3 2 (7.69%) SolarWinds
3 2 (7.69%) Juniper
North West
Advantage XPO
Salary: £45 - £55 per annum + car
Posted: 18 hours ago
Lancashire
Premier Engineering
Posted: 4 days ago
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
BAE Systems
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Merseyside
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Car+Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago