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

Location
3 months to
17 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 257 239 229
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -10
Permanent jobs citing HNC 6 3 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.080% 0.044% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.33% 0.19% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 18
Average salary £27,500 £25,000 £27,489
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,600 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £39,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
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
1796 1566 1874
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.91% 23.20% 26.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1456 1323 1580
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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
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 October 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 - 3 - - 1
Manchester -17 2 £22,500 -10.00% 1
Merseyside - 1 £32,500 -
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 15 (71.43%) HND
2 11 (52.38%) HTML
3 9 (42.86%) Photoshop
3 9 (42.86%) XHTML
3 9 (42.86%) Degree
3 9 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (38.10%) CSS
5 6 (28.57%) Project Management
5 6 (28.57%) JSP
5 6 (28.57%) XML
5 6 (28.57%) MS Office
5 6 (28.57%) Internet
5 6 (28.57%) Line Management
5 6 (28.57%) Business Analysis
5 6 (28.57%) QA
6 5 (23.81%) SQL
6 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
7 4 (19.05%) PDM
7 4 (19.05%) Windchill
7 4 (19.05%) Teamcenter
7 4 (19.05%) Java
7 4 (19.05%) Benchmarking
7 4 (19.05%) Adobe
7 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
7 4 (19.05%) Mentoring
8 3 (14.29%) Marketing
8 3 (14.29%) Pay per click
8 3 (14.29%) Email Marketing
8 3 (14.29%) Copywriting
8 3 (14.29%) Creative Marketing

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 (4.76%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (4.76%) Joomla!
1 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (4.76%) Moodle
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (4.76%) Lync
1 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (42.86%) Photoshop
2 6 (28.57%) MS Office
3 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
3 4 (19.05%) Windchill
4 3 (14.29%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Teamcenter
2 1 (4.76%) SAP PM
2 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) Internet
2 2 (9.52%) VLAN
2 2 (9.52%) DNS
3 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Dreamweaver
General
1 3 (14.29%) Advertising
1 3 (14.29%) Marketing
2 2 (9.52%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Applications Support
2 6 (28.57%) Internet Developer
2 6 (28.57%) Author
2 6 (28.57%) Developer
2 6 (28.57%) Website Developer
3 5 (23.81%) Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) Support Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Applications Support Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Support Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Applications Support Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Marketing Assistant
6 2 (9.52%) Information Systems Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Network Support
6 2 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Network Support Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Technical Support
7 1 (4.76%) Network Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (4.76%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (52.38%) HTML
2 9 (42.86%) XHTML
3 8 (38.10%) CSS
4 6 (28.57%) JSP
4 6 (28.57%) XML
5 3 (14.29%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
3 3 (14.29%) Copywriting
3 3 (14.29%) Social Media
3 3 (14.29%) New Media
4 1 (4.76%) VLE
4 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
2 2 (9.52%) Windows 8
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.76%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Project Management
1 6 (28.57%) Business Analysis
1 6 (28.57%) Line Management
2 4 (19.05%) Mentoring
2 4 (19.05%) PDM
2 4 (19.05%) Benchmarking
3 3 (14.29%) CAD
3 3 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 3 (14.29%) Web Design
3 3 (14.29%) Pay per click
3 3 (14.29%) Creative Marketing
3 3 (14.29%) Email Marketing
4 2 (9.52%) ITIL
4 2 (9.52%) OO
5 1 (4.76%) CRM
5 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.76%) Service Management
5 1 (4.76%) Change Management
5 1 (4.76%) ITSM
5 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) SQL
2 4 (19.05%) Java
3 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (71.43%) HND
2 9 (42.86%) Degree
3 2 (9.52%) MCP
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.76%) MCSE
4 1 (4.76%) MCSA
4 1 (4.76%) CCNA
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Adobe
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.76%) SAP
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