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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 219 245 243
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -2
Permanent jobs citing HNC 13 18 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.26% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.85% 1.00% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 12 16 7
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +80.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £42,500 £31,432
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +35.21%
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
1522 1802 1621
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 27.00% 26.09% 24.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1194 1466 1307
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 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,662 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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
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 14 February 2016. 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 +33 12 £35,000 -26.31% 1
Manchester +22 1 £31,000 - 3
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 21 (84.00%) HND
2 18 (72.00%) Windows
3 17 (68.00%) Degree
4 12 (48.00%) Software Engineering
4 12 (48.00%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (48.00%) Test Automation
4 12 (48.00%) Embedded Software Development
4 12 (48.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 12 (48.00%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (48.00%) UML
4 12 (48.00%) OO
4 12 (48.00%) C
4 12 (48.00%) C++
4 12 (48.00%) ISO 9001
4 12 (48.00%) Embedded C
4 12 (48.00%) Windows CE
4 12 (48.00%) Electronics
4 12 (48.00%) Scrum
4 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (48.00%) Pair Programming
5 11 (44.00%) OOD
5 11 (44.00%) C#
5 11 (44.00%) Visual Studio
5 11 (44.00%) Linux
5 11 (44.00%) Embedded Systems
5 11 (44.00%) Embedded Linux
6 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
7 7 (28.00%) MS Excel
8 4 (16.00%) MS Exchange
8 4 (16.00%) SQL Server

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 4 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (16.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (28.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) Firewall
2 2 (8.00%) DHCP
2 2 (8.00%) DNS
2 2 (8.00%) SAN
2 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (44.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (48.00%) Electronics
2 2 (8.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (8.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) C Software Engineer
1 12 (48.00%) C/C++ Software Engineer
1 12 (48.00%) C++ Software Engineer
1 12 (48.00%) Software Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Team Leader
3 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Design Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) IT Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Embedded Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Service Desk Support
5 1 (4.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Telecoms Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Telecoms Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 12 (48.00%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (44.00%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.00%) SCADA
4 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 18 (72.00%) Windows
2 12 (48.00%) Windows CE
3 11 (44.00%) Embedded Linux
3 11 (44.00%) Linux
4 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
6 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (48.00%) Continuous Integration
1 12 (48.00%) Embedded Software Development
1 12 (48.00%) OO
1 12 (48.00%) Pair Programming
1 12 (48.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 12 (48.00%) Scrum
1 12 (48.00%) Software Engineering
1 12 (48.00%) Test Automation
1 12 (48.00%) UML
2 11 (44.00%) OOD
3 4 (16.00%) Coaching
3 4 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
3 4 (16.00%) Service Delivery
3 4 (16.00%) Workflow
4 2 (8.00%) Change Management
4 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (8.00%) ITIL V3
4 2 (8.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) C
1 12 (48.00%) C++
1 12 (48.00%) Embedded C
2 11 (44.00%) C#
3 2 (8.00%) SQL
4 1 (4.00%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 21 (84.00%) HND
2 17 (68.00%) Degree
3 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (8.00%) CCNA
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (4.00%) A+ Certification
5 1 (4.00%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) GNVQ
5 1 (4.00%) MCP
5 1 (4.00%) MCSA
5 1 (4.00%) MCSE
5 1 (4.00%) NVQ Level 3
5 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (48.00%) ISO 9001
2 2 (8.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.00%) BitLocker
2 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (8.00%) Terminal Services
3 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) SCCM
1 2 (8.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) VMware
3 2 (8.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (8.00%) NetApp
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