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 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 257 227 260
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +33
Permanent jobs citing HNC 8 12 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.20% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.56% 0.74% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 6 9 10
Median salary £28,750 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-17.85% -22.22%
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £34,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.79% -23.33%
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
1434 1622 1830
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.91% 26.86% 24.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1120 1205 1536
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

HNC
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing HNC as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the North West region over the 3 months to 9 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -18 5 £27,500 -3.50% 8
Lancashire - 2 £28,750 -
Cheshire +9 1 £32,500 -13.33%
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT jobs citing HNC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for HNC.

1 14 (77.78%) HND
2 12 (66.67%) Degree
3 8 (44.44%) Driving Licence
3 8 (44.44%) MS Office
3 8 (44.44%) MS Excel
4 7 (38.89%) Process Improvement
5 6 (33.33%) Regulatory Compliance
5 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (33.33%) Data Centre
5 6 (33.33%) Service Delivery
5 6 (33.33%) Change Management
5 6 (33.33%) SLA
5 6 (33.33%) Benchmarking
5 6 (33.33%) Workflow
5 6 (33.33%) Manufacturing
5 6 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
5 6 (33.33%) Computacenter
6 5 (27.78%) CAD
7 4 (22.22%) Electronics
8 3 (16.67%) CSS
8 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
8 3 (16.67%) PHP
8 3 (16.67%) jQuery
9 2 (11.11%) AngularJS
9 2 (11.11%) Marketing
9 2 (11.11%) Web Development
9 2 (11.11%) Business Development
9 2 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
9 2 (11.11%) Power BI

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 8 (44.44%) MS Excel
1 8 (44.44%) MS Office
2 2 (11.11%) AutoCAD
2 2 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (11.11%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (5.56%) FrameMaker
3 1 (5.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
1 2 (11.11%) MySQL
1 2 (11.11%) Power BI
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
1 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 4 (22.22%) Electronics
3 2 (11.11%) Finance
3 2 (11.11%) Marketing
3 2 (11.11%) Military
3 2 (11.11%) Retail
3 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Data Centre Manager
1 6 (33.33%) Data Manager
1 6 (33.33%) Facilities Manager
2 3 (16.67%) Developer
3 2 (11.11%) CAD Designer
3 2 (11.11%) CAD Technician
3 2 (11.11%) Design Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Designer
3 2 (11.11%) Electronics Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Mechanical Design Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Mechanical Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) C/C++ Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Embedded C++ Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Graduate Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Linux Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing Engineering Technician
4 1 (5.56%) Report Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) CSS
1 3 (16.67%) jQuery
2 2 (11.11%) AngularJS
2 2 (11.11%) HTML
3 1 (5.56%) Hibernate
3 1 (5.56%) SOAP
3 1 (5.56%) XHTML
3 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) Driving Licence
2 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.56%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Process Improvement
2 6 (33.33%) Benchmarking
2 6 (33.33%) Change Management
2 6 (33.33%) Regulatory Compliance
2 6 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
2 6 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 6 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (33.33%) Workflow
3 5 (27.78%) CAD
4 2 (11.11%) Business Development
4 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (11.11%) Programme Management
4 2 (11.11%) Web Development
4 2 (11.11%) Wireframes
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.56%) Front End Development
5 1 (5.56%) Lean Manufacturing
5 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.56%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 3 (16.67%) PHP
2 2 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) C
3 1 (5.56%) C++
3 1 (5.56%) Embedded C
3 1 (5.56%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 14 (77.78%) HND
2 12 (66.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Computacenter
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) SAP
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