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 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 222 251 238
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -13
Permanent jobs citing HNC 5 7 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.089% 0.11% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 0.45% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 11
Median salary £33,000 £47,500 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-30.52% +82.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,250 £35,000 £15,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £48,000 £31,627
UK excluding London median salary £33,500 £35,500 £30,500
% change year-on-year
-5.63% +16.39%
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
1352 1554 1566
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.16% 24.16% 22.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1139 1242 1202
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £53,000 £57,950
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.43%

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
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 June 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
Lancashire +12 2 £42,500 +21.42%
Manchester -3 2 £29,750 -32.00%
Cheshire +33 1 - - 1
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 19 (100.00%) HND
2 14 (73.68%) Windows
2 14 (73.68%) Degree
3 10 (52.63%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (52.63%) Software Engineering
3 10 (52.63%) Test Automation
3 10 (52.63%) Embedded Systems
3 10 (52.63%) Embedded Software Development
3 10 (52.63%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (52.63%) Linux
3 10 (52.63%) UML
3 10 (52.63%) OO
3 10 (52.63%) C
3 10 (52.63%) C++
3 10 (52.63%) Windows CE
3 10 (52.63%) Electronics
4 9 (47.37%) Embedded C
4 9 (47.37%) OOD
4 9 (47.37%) ISO 9001
4 9 (47.37%) Visual Studio
4 9 (47.37%) C#
4 9 (47.37%) Root Cause Analysis
4 9 (47.37%) Pair Programming
4 9 (47.37%) Scrum
4 9 (47.37%) Embedded Linux
5 5 (26.32%) Manufacturing
6 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
6 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (21.05%) MCSE

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 3 (15.79%) AutoCAD
1 3 (15.79%) SOLIDWORKS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Ethernet
1 1 (5.26%) SSL
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 9 (47.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (52.63%) Electronics
2 5 (26.32%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) C Software Engineer
1 9 (47.37%) C/C++ Software Engineer
1 9 (47.37%) C++ Software Engineer
1 9 (47.37%) Software Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Project Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Manufacturing Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Design Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Operations Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 10 (52.63%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (52.63%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (15.79%) FMCG
3 1 (5.26%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.26%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 14 (73.68%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) Linux
2 10 (52.63%) Windows CE
3 9 (47.37%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
4 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (52.63%) Continuous Integration
1 10 (52.63%) Embedded Software Development
1 10 (52.63%) OO
1 10 (52.63%) Software Engineering
1 10 (52.63%) Test Automation
1 10 (52.63%) UML
2 9 (47.37%) OOD
2 9 (47.37%) Pair Programming
2 9 (47.37%) Root Cause Analysis
2 9 (47.37%) Scrum
3 4 (21.05%) Lean Manufacturing
3 4 (21.05%) Six Sigma
4 1 (5.26%) CAD
4 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.26%) Multithreading
4 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.26%) Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) C
1 10 (52.63%) C++
2 9 (47.37%) C#
2 9 (47.37%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) HND
2 14 (73.68%) Degree
3 4 (21.05%) MCSA
3 4 (21.05%) MCSE
3 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
4 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (5.26%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (47.37%) ISO 9001
2 1 (5.26%) ISO13485
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
1 4 (21.05%) VMware ESXi
1 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
1 4 (21.05%) VMware
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