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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 249 235 234
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -1
Permanent jobs citing HNC 4 2 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.055% 0.029% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.13% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 16
Average salary £24,000 £23,500 £28,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.12% -18.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,200 £22,300 £27,477
10% offered a salary of more than £30,800 £24,700 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
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
1697 1577 1938
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.31% 22.88% 26.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1336 1337 1618
Average salary £39,500 £40,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.25% +12.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 2014. 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
Cumbria - 2 - - 5
Lancashire - 1 £15,500 -
Merseyside - 1 £32,500 -
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 (78.57%) HND
2 14 (50.00%) HTML
2 14 (50.00%) Photoshop
2 14 (50.00%) XHTML
2 14 (50.00%) Project Management
2 14 (50.00%) Line Management
3 13 (46.43%) QA
4 11 (39.29%) CSS
4 11 (39.29%) JSP
4 11 (39.29%) XML
4 11 (39.29%) Internet
5 9 (32.14%) Degree
5 9 (32.14%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (21.43%) Business Analysis
7 5 (17.86%) SQL
7 5 (17.86%) MS Office
7 5 (17.86%) Management Information System
8 4 (14.29%) Java
8 4 (14.29%) Mentoring
9 3 (10.71%) ITIL
9 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
9 3 (10.71%) E-Commerce
9 3 (10.71%) Dreamweaver
9 3 (10.71%) Adobe
9 3 (10.71%) Compuware
9 3 (10.71%) ISEB
9 3 (10.71%) Benchmarking
9 3 (10.71%) Finance
9 3 (10.71%) Aerospace
9 3 (10.71%) Advertising

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 (3.57%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (3.57%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (3.57%) Lync
1 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 14 (50.00%) Photoshop
2 5 (17.86%) MS Office
3 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
3 3 (10.71%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (10.71%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Teamcenter
2 2 (7.14%) SAP PM
3 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (39.29%) Internet
2 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Dreamweaver
1 3 (10.71%) TestPartner
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
1 3 (10.71%) Aerospace
1 3 (10.71%) Advertising
1 3 (10.71%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Developer
2 6 (21.43%) Applications Support
2 6 (21.43%) Internet Developer
2 6 (21.43%) Author
2 6 (21.43%) Website Developer
3 5 (17.86%) Web Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Applications Support Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Software Tester
5 3 (10.71%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Tester
5 3 (10.71%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Marketing Assistant
5 3 (10.71%) Information Systems Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Applications Support Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Project Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Support
7 1 (3.57%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (50.00%) HTML
1 14 (50.00%) XHTML
2 11 (39.29%) CSS
2 11 (39.29%) JSP
2 11 (39.29%) XML
3 3 (10.71%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (17.86%) Management Information System
3 3 (10.71%) Copywriting
3 3 (10.71%) Social Media
3 3 (10.71%) New Media
4 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
1 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Project Management
1 14 (50.00%) Line Management
2 6 (21.43%) Business Analysis
3 4 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 3 (10.71%) Automated Testing
4 3 (10.71%) Email Marketing
4 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting
4 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
4 3 (10.71%) Pay per click
4 3 (10.71%) Creative Marketing
4 3 (10.71%) Web Design
4 3 (10.71%) PDM
4 3 (10.71%) E-Commerce
4 3 (10.71%) Benchmarking
4 3 (10.71%) ITIL
5 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 2 (7.14%) OO
5 2 (7.14%) CAD
5 2 (7.14%) Change Management
5 2 (7.14%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) SQL
2 4 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (3.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (78.57%) HND
2 9 (32.14%) Degree
3 3 (10.71%) ISEB
3 3 (10.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (46.43%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Adobe
1 3 (10.71%) Compuware
2 2 (7.14%) SAP
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
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Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £17,000 - £22,000
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + Car, Pension
Posted: 15 days ago
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Salary: competitive
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Salary: £36500 - £39000 per annum + competitive
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