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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 255 232 235
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +3
Permanent jobs citing HNC 4 1 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.054% 0.015% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.064% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 14
Average salary £25,500 £22,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.90% -26.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,350 £22,000 £27,477
10% offered a salary of more than £30,550 £22,000 £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
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
1692 1568 1893
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.01% 22.90% 25.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1292 1327 1594
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 2014. 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
Merseyside - 2 £29,250 - 2
Manchester -10 1 £25,000 +13.63% 2
Lancashire - 1 £15,500 - 2
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 25 (83.33%) HND
2 17 (56.67%) Project Management
3 16 (53.33%) Photoshop
3 16 (53.33%) XHTML
3 16 (53.33%) HTML
4 15 (50.00%) QA
5 13 (43.33%) CSS
5 13 (43.33%) JSP
5 13 (43.33%) XML
5 13 (43.33%) Internet
6 7 (23.33%) Degree
7 5 (16.67%) SQL
8 4 (13.33%) Java
8 4 (13.33%) Compuware
8 4 (13.33%) ISEB
8 4 (13.33%) TestPartner
8 4 (13.33%) Automated Testing
8 4 (13.33%) Business Analysis
8 4 (13.33%) Software Testing
8 4 (13.33%) Test Scripting
8 4 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (10.00%) New Media
9 3 (10.00%) Copywriting
9 3 (10.00%) Marketing
9 3 (10.00%) Email Marketing
9 3 (10.00%) HTML5
9 3 (10.00%) Social Media
9 3 (10.00%) Creative Marketing
9 3 (10.00%) Pay per click
9 3 (10.00%) Adobe Illustrator

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (3.33%) Lync
1 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.33%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (53.33%) Photoshop
2 3 (10.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (10.00%) MS Office
3 1 (3.33%) Windchill
3 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) SAP PM
2 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.33%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 13 (43.33%) Internet
2 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) TestPartner
2 3 (10.00%) Dreamweaver
General
1 3 (10.00%) Marketing
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
1 3 (10.00%) Aerospace
1 3 (10.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Developer
2 8 (26.67%) Internet Developer
2 8 (26.67%) Author
2 8 (26.67%) Website Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Web Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Tester
4 4 (13.33%) Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Support Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Applications Support
4 4 (13.33%) Software Tester
4 4 (13.33%) Applications Support Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Information Systems Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Marketing Assistant
5 3 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Project Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Support
6 1 (3.33%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (53.33%) XHTML
1 16 (53.33%) HTML
2 13 (43.33%) CSS
2 13 (43.33%) JSP
2 13 (43.33%) XML
3 3 (10.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) New Media
1 3 (10.00%) Copywriting
1 3 (10.00%) Social Media
1 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (56.67%) Project Management
2 4 (13.33%) Automated Testing
2 4 (13.33%) Business Analysis
2 4 (13.33%) Software Testing
2 4 (13.33%) Test Scripting
3 3 (10.00%) Email Marketing
3 3 (10.00%) Creative Marketing
3 3 (10.00%) Pay per click
3 3 (10.00%) Web Design
3 3 (10.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (10.00%) ITIL
4 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.67%) OO
4 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (6.67%) Resource Management
4 2 (6.67%) Change Management
4 2 (6.67%) Regression Testing
4 2 (6.67%) Information Architecture
4 2 (6.67%) System Testing
5 1 (3.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) SQL
2 4 (13.33%) Java
3 2 (6.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (83.33%) HND
2 7 (23.33%) Degree
3 4 (13.33%) ISEB
3 4 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Compuware
2 3 (10.00%) Adobe
3 2 (6.67%) SAP
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
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Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Kendal
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington
Huxley Associates
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + Car, Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
FT Select
Salary: From £27,000 to £29,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington
Huxley Associates
Salary: £36500 - £39000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Warrington
Huxley Associates
Salary: £36500 - £39000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Prescot
Real Staffing
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Package - Car allowance - Bonus - Pension
Posted: 17 days ago
Ulverston
Real Staffing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + package
Posted: 17 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Preston
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Pension, Health, Bonus,hols
Posted: 21 days ago
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Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Pension, Health, Bonus
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