The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 235 245 227
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -18
Permanent jobs citing HNC 12 1 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.17% 0.014% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.73% 0.060% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 8 1 13
Average salary £25,500 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £15,000 £30,000 £18,900
10% offered a salary of more than £27,688 £30,000 £39,000
UK excluding London average salary £28,625 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-11.92% -
Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1646 1676 1887
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.07% 23.12% 25.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1269 1409 1626
Average salary £35,000 £38,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +6.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £63,250
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
HNC
England

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 29 July 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 29 July 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
Cheshire - 3 - - 1
Lancashire - 3 £15,000 - 2
Merseyside - 3 £26,000 -
Cumbria - 2 £31,627 -
Manchester +9 1 £25,000 -16.66% 3
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 27 (84.38%) HND
2 20 (62.50%) Project Management
3 19 (59.38%) Photoshop
3 19 (59.38%) XHTML
3 19 (59.38%) HTML
4 18 (56.25%) QA
5 16 (50.00%) CSS
5 16 (50.00%) JSP
5 16 (50.00%) XML
5 16 (50.00%) Internet
6 7 (21.88%) Degree
7 4 (12.50%) Software Testing
7 4 (12.50%) TestPartner
7 4 (12.50%) Automated Testing
7 4 (12.50%) Compuware
7 4 (12.50%) ISEB
7 4 (12.50%) SQL
7 4 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (12.50%) Test Scripting
8 3 (9.38%) Copywriting
8 3 (9.38%) Marketing
8 3 (9.38%) Email Marketing
8 3 (9.38%) HTML5
8 3 (9.38%) Social Media
8 3 (9.38%) New Media
8 3 (9.38%) Java
8 3 (9.38%) ITIL
8 3 (9.38%) Dreamweaver
8 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce
8 3 (9.38%) Adobe

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (3.13%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (3.13%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (3.13%) Lync
1 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 19 (59.38%) Photoshop
2 3 (9.38%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (6.25%) MS Office
4 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
4 1 (3.13%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) SAP PM
2 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.13%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 16 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) TestPartner
2 3 (9.38%) Dreamweaver
General
1 3 (9.38%) Aerospace
1 3 (9.38%) Advertising
1 3 (9.38%) Marketing
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (50.00%) Developer
2 11 (34.38%) Internet Developer
2 11 (34.38%) Website Developer
2 11 (34.38%) Author
3 5 (15.63%) Web Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Tester
4 4 (12.50%) Software Tester
5 3 (9.38%) Applications Support Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Marketing Assistant
5 3 (9.38%) Information Systems Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Applications Support
5 3 (9.38%) Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Support
6 1 (3.13%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (59.38%) HTML
1 19 (59.38%) XHTML
2 16 (50.00%) CSS
2 16 (50.00%) JSP
2 16 (50.00%) XML
3 3 (9.38%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
1 3 (9.38%) Copywriting
1 3 (9.38%) Social Media
1 3 (9.38%) New Media
2 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Windows
1 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (62.50%) Project Management
2 4 (12.50%) Automated Testing
2 4 (12.50%) Software Testing
2 4 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 3 (9.38%) Creative Marketing
3 3 (9.38%) Email Marketing
3 3 (9.38%) Pay per click
3 3 (9.38%) Business Analysis
3 3 (9.38%) Web Design
3 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce
3 3 (9.38%) ITIL
4 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.25%) Change Management
4 2 (6.25%) Regression Testing
4 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (6.25%) Resource Management
4 2 (6.25%) System Testing
4 2 (6.25%) Information Architecture
5 1 (3.13%) Earned Value Management
5 1 (3.13%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) SQL
2 3 (9.38%) Java
3 2 (6.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (84.38%) HND
2 7 (21.88%) Degree
3 4 (12.50%) ISEB
3 4 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (56.25%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) Compuware
2 3 (9.38%) Adobe
3 2 (6.25%) SAP
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
Lancaster
Huxley Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Lancashire
Huxley Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Oldham
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + pension, holidays, lap, mob
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
North West England
Interquest - IQ ESM
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus plus other benefits
Posted: 27 days ago