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 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
England / North West
Rank 228 222 239
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +17
Permanent jobs citing HNC 20 12 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.33% 0.22% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.42% 0.81% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 7 12 15
Median salary £30,000 £35,000 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% -24.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £35,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £57,825
UK excluding London median salary £30,750 £35,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-12.14% -16.66%

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
1409 1483 1824
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.39% 26.67% 26.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1037 1176 1476
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £60,000 £57,500
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
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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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 -12 19 £29,500 -4.83% 3
Lancashire - 1 £30,000 -
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 24 (85.71%) HND
2 22 (78.57%) Degree
3 15 (53.57%) Software Engineering
3 15 (53.57%) C
3 15 (53.57%) C++
3 15 (53.57%) PHP
4 13 (46.43%) Linux
4 13 (46.43%) Embedded C
4 13 (46.43%) Computer Science
5 12 (42.86%) Validation
6 11 (39.29%) Manufacturing
7 9 (32.14%) SQL
7 9 (32.14%) MySQL
8 8 (28.57%) JavaScript
8 8 (28.57%) MS Office
8 8 (28.57%) MS Excel
8 8 (28.57%) Firmware
8 8 (28.57%) jQuery
9 7 (25.00%) Git (software)
9 7 (25.00%) Embedded Linux
9 7 (25.00%) Device Driver Development
9 7 (25.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
9 7 (25.00%) TCP/IP
9 7 (25.00%) Embedded C++
9 7 (25.00%) SOAP
9 7 (25.00%) HTML
9 7 (25.00%) Workflow
9 7 (25.00%) Device Driver
10 6 (21.43%) MVC
10 6 (21.43%) .NET

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 (28.57%) MS Excel
1 8 (28.57%) MS Office
2 2 (7.14%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (3.57%) AutoCAD
3 1 (3.57%) FrameMaker
3 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (32.14%) MySQL
2 3 (10.71%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (10.71%) Power BI
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (21.43%) JIRA
General
1 11 (39.29%) Manufacturing
2 4 (14.29%) Electronics
3 3 (10.71%) Finance
3 3 (10.71%) Marketing
3 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.57%) Games
4 1 (3.57%) Military
4 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Developer
2 9 (32.14%) Embedded Developer
3 7 (25.00%) Linux Developer
4 6 (21.43%) Embedded Engineer
4 6 (21.43%) Embedded Linux Engineer
4 6 (21.43%) Linux Engineer
4 6 (21.43%) Test Engineer
5 5 (17.86%) Data Centre Manager
5 5 (17.86%) Data Manager
5 5 (17.86%) Facilities Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Design Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Embedded Software Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Graduate Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Lead Software Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Mechanical Design Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Mechanical Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Software Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) jQuery
2 7 (25.00%) HTML
2 7 (25.00%) SOAP
3 6 (21.43%) .NET
3 6 (21.43%) ASP.NET
3 6 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (7.14%) AngularJS
4 2 (7.14%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (46.43%) Computer Science
2 7 (25.00%) Device Driver
3 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (17.86%) Data Centre
4 5 (17.86%) Driving Licence
5 2 (7.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (7.14%) iPad
5 2 (7.14%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 13 (46.43%) Linux
2 7 (25.00%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (3.57%) Windows
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) Software Engineering
2 12 (42.86%) Validation
3 7 (25.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
3 7 (25.00%) Device Driver Development
3 7 (25.00%) Workflow
4 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (21.43%) MVC
4 6 (21.43%) TDD
4 6 (21.43%) Unit Testing
5 5 (17.86%) Benchmarking
5 5 (17.86%) Change Management
5 5 (17.86%) Process Improvement
5 5 (17.86%) Regulatory Compliance
5 5 (17.86%) Risk Assessment
5 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
5 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (10.71%) CAD
6 3 (10.71%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (10.71%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (53.57%) C
1 15 (53.57%) C++
1 15 (53.57%) PHP
2 13 (46.43%) Embedded C
3 9 (32.14%) SQL
4 8 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 7 (25.00%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 24 (85.71%) HND
2 22 (78.57%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) MCSA
3 1 (3.57%) MCSE
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (21.43%) QA
2 5 (17.86%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (28.57%) Firmware
2 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Computacenter
2 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.71%) SAP
4 2 (7.14%) Xilinx
5 1 (3.57%) VMware
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