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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 245 237 253
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +16
Permanent jobs citing HNC 5 12 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.077% 0.17% 0.014%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.73% 0.060%
Number of salaries quoted 5 8 1
Average salary £42,500 £25,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+66.66% -15.00%
UK excluding London average salary £33,000 £28,625 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+15.28% -11.92%
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
1543 1642 1676
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.64% 22.98% 23.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1196 1265 1406
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +14 2 £43,750 +75.00% 1
Cheshire +1 2 £47,500 -
Lancashire -5 1 £35,000 +133.33% 1
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
1 12 (100.00%) Degree
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Windows
3 4 (33.33%) UML
3 4 (33.33%) OO
3 4 (33.33%) C
3 4 (33.33%) C++
3 4 (33.33%) ISO 9001
3 4 (33.33%) Embedded C
3 4 (33.33%) Embedded C++
3 4 (33.33%) Windows CE
3 4 (33.33%) Pair Programming
3 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 4 (33.33%) Electronics
3 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (33.33%) Scrum
3 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 4 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 4 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (16.67%) SOLIDWORKS
4 2 (16.67%) CAD
4 2 (16.67%) Change Management
4 2 (16.67%) Finite Element Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) MS Office
4 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 2 (16.67%) MS Office
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (16.67%) SOLIDWORKS
2 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 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 4 (33.33%) Electronics
2 1 (8.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (8.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Software Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Design Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) C++ Software Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Embedded C Software Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Embedded C++ Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Embedded C Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) C Software Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Design Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Data Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Data Centre Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Facilities Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Windows CE
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Pair Programming
2 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 4 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 4 (33.33%) UML
2 4 (33.33%) OO
2 4 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (16.67%) Finite Element Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) CAD
3 2 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL V3
4 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) C
1 4 (33.33%) C++
1 4 (33.33%) Embedded C
1 4 (33.33%) Embedded C++
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) HND
1 12 (100.00%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) CITP
2 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (8.33%) Remedy
1 1 (8.33%) VMware
1 1 (8.33%) Veeam
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