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 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
England / North West
Rank 236 221 229
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +8
Permanent jobs citing HNC 16 12 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.27% 0.22% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.19% 0.79% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 6 10 16
Median salary £27,500 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-21.42% -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,950 £25,250
10% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £35,000 £50,598
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £35,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -22.22%

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
1348 1515 1698
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.56% 27.45% 25.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1027 1178 1415
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 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
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 24 January 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 -9 13 £27,500 +6.79% 4
Lancashire - 2 £28,750 -
Cheshire 0 1 £32,500 -7.14%
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 (88.89%) HND
2 20 (74.07%) Degree
3 12 (44.44%) PHP
4 11 (40.74%) Manufacturing
5 10 (37.04%) C
5 10 (37.04%) C++
5 10 (37.04%) Linux
5 10 (37.04%) Embedded C
5 10 (37.04%) Software Engineering
5 10 (37.04%) Computer Science
6 9 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 9 (33.33%) MS Office
6 9 (33.33%) Validation
7 7 (25.93%) HTML
7 7 (25.93%) JavaScript
7 7 (25.93%) SQL
7 7 (25.93%) MySQL
7 7 (25.93%) jQuery
7 7 (25.93%) Process Improvement
7 7 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (25.93%) Driving Licence
8 6 (22.22%) Data Centre
8 6 (22.22%) Regulatory Compliance
8 6 (22.22%) Device Driver Development
8 6 (22.22%) Creative Problem-Solving
8 6 (22.22%) Git (software)
8 6 (22.22%) Computacenter
8 6 (22.22%) Embedded Linux
8 6 (22.22%) SOAP
8 6 (22.22%) TCP/IP

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 9 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 9 (33.33%) MS Office
2 2 (7.41%) AutoCAD
2 2 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (7.41%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (3.70%) FrameMaker
3 1 (3.70%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) MySQL
2 3 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (11.11%) Power BI
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 4 (14.81%) JIRA
3 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
General
1 11 (40.74%) Manufacturing
2 5 (18.52%) Electronics
3 3 (11.11%) Finance
3 3 (11.11%) Marketing
3 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
4 2 (7.41%) Military
4 2 (7.41%) Retail
5 1 (3.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Developer
2 6 (22.22%) Data Centre Manager
2 6 (22.22%) Data Manager
2 6 (22.22%) Embedded Developer
2 6 (22.22%) Facilities Manager
2 6 (22.22%) Linux Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Embedded Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Embedded Linux Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Linux Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Test Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Design Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Electronics Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Graduate
4 2 (7.41%) Graduate Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Mechanical Design Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Mechanical Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Developer
5 1 (3.70%) CAD Technician
5 1 (3.70%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) HTML
1 7 (25.93%) jQuery
2 6 (22.22%) SOAP
3 4 (14.81%) .NET
3 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET
3 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (11.11%) CSS
5 2 (7.41%) AngularJS
6 1 (3.70%) Hibernate
6 1 (3.70%) XHTML
6 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) Computer Science
2 7 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (25.93%) Driving Licence
3 6 (22.22%) Data Centre
3 6 (22.22%) Device Driver
4 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Linux
2 6 (22.22%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Software Engineering
2 9 (33.33%) Validation
3 7 (25.93%) Process Improvement
4 6 (22.22%) Benchmarking
4 6 (22.22%) Change Management
4 6 (22.22%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 6 (22.22%) Device Driver Development
4 6 (22.22%) Regulatory Compliance
4 6 (22.22%) Risk Assessment
4 6 (22.22%) Service Delivery
4 6 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (22.22%) Workflow
5 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (14.81%) CAD
6 4 (14.81%) MVC
6 4 (14.81%) TDD
6 4 (14.81%) Unit Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (11.11%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) PHP
2 10 (37.04%) C
2 10 (37.04%) C++
2 10 (37.04%) Embedded C
3 7 (25.93%) JavaScript
3 7 (25.93%) SQL
4 6 (22.22%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 24 (88.89%) HND
2 20 (74.07%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) SLA
2 4 (14.81%) QA
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Computacenter
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) SAP
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