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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 238 235 251
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +16
Permanent jobs citing HNC 13 8 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.19% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.66% 0.49% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 13 6 7
Average salary £47,500 £25,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+90.00% -23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £25,000 £23,800
10% offered a salary of more than £57,825 £42,500 £33,800
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £31,432 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+32.03% +4.77%
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
1964 1624 1793
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 28.23% 24.92% 23.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1588 1310 1429
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £23,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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
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 27 February 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 27 February 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
Cheshire - 5 £47,500 - 1
Merseyside - 5 £57,825 -
Lancashire - 3 £20,000 -
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 22 (81.48%) HND
2 18 (66.67%) Degree
3 8 (29.63%) Windows
3 8 (29.63%) AutoCAD
4 7 (25.93%) Management Information System
5 6 (22.22%) ITIL
5 6 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (18.52%) Cisco
6 5 (18.52%) MCP
6 5 (18.52%) Change Management
6 5 (18.52%) Project Management
7 4 (14.81%) C
7 4 (14.81%) MCSE
7 4 (14.81%) MCSA
7 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
7 4 (14.81%) CCNA
7 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (11.11%) HP
8 3 (11.11%) Dell
8 3 (11.11%) Windows CE
8 3 (11.11%) Benchmarking
8 3 (11.11%) CAD
8 3 (11.11%) Embedded C
8 3 (11.11%) Embedded C++
8 3 (11.11%) ISO 9001
8 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
8 3 (11.11%) Client/Server
8 3 (11.11%) UML

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (3.70%) Joomla!
1 1 (3.70%) Moodle
Applications
1 8 (29.63%) AutoCAD
2 3 (11.11%) Windchill
2 3 (11.11%) MS Office
2 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
3 2 (7.41%) MS Visio
3 2 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) VoIP
1 2 (7.41%) DNS
1 2 (7.41%) MPLS
1 2 (7.41%) VLAN
1 2 (7.41%) LLU
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (11.11%) Electronics
2 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Design Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Support Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Applications Support
3 3 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) C++ Software Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Applications Support Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Embedded C Software Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Embedded C Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) C Software Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Embedded C++ Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) IT Support
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) IP Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Network Support
4 2 (7.41%) IT Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) HTML
1 2 (7.41%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Management Information System
2 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (11.11%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.70%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Windows
2 3 (11.11%) Windows CE
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
3 2 (7.41%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.70%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) ITIL
1 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (18.52%) Project Management
2 5 (18.52%) Change Management
3 3 (11.11%) Scrum
3 3 (11.11%) PDM
3 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 3 (11.11%) UML
3 3 (11.11%) OO
3 3 (11.11%) Benchmarking
3 3 (11.11%) CAD
3 3 (11.11%) Pair Programming
3 3 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 3 (11.11%) Business Analysis
3 3 (11.11%) Supplier Management
3 3 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 3 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (11.11%) ITIL V3
3 3 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) C
2 3 (11.11%) C++
2 3 (11.11%) Embedded C
2 3 (11.11%) Embedded C++
3 2 (7.41%) SQL
4 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 22 (81.48%) HND
2 18 (66.67%) Degree
3 6 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (18.52%) MCP
5 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (14.81%) CCNA
5 4 (14.81%) MCSE
5 4 (14.81%) MCSA
6 3 (11.11%) CITP
6 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (11.11%) GNVQ
6 3 (11.11%) NVQ Level 3
7 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (7.41%) CCNP
7 2 (7.41%) ISEB
7 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
8 1 (3.70%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) WSUS
1 2 (7.41%) Cacti
1 2 (7.41%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Cisco
2 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
3 3 (11.11%) HP
3 3 (11.11%) Dell
3 3 (11.11%) VMware
4 2 (7.41%) Redback
4 2 (7.41%) Huawei
4 2 (7.41%) Fujitsu
4 2 (7.41%) SolarWinds
4 2 (7.41%) Juniper
5 1 (3.70%) Adobe
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £17,000 - £22,000 Dependent on Experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £16,000 - £20,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum plus Bonus, Pension and Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago