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

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 229 228 260
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +32
Permanent jobs citing HNC 18 8 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.26% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.03% 0.50% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 16 8 8
Average salary £45,000 £25,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+80.00% -23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £25,000 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £50,598 £44,700 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+29.23% +8.33%
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
1744 1607 1909
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 25.36% 24.32% 24.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1459 1314 1619
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £23,500
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 January 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 January 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 - 8 £45,000 - 7
Merseyside - 4 £45,163 -
Lancashire - 3 £20,000 -
Manchester -12 2 - - 7
Cumbria - 1 £27,500 - 1
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 21 (80.77%) HND
2 16 (61.54%) Degree
3 8 (30.77%) AutoCAD
4 7 (26.92%) Management Information System
4 7 (26.92%) Windows
5 6 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (19.23%) Cisco
6 5 (19.23%) ITIL
6 5 (19.23%) MCP
7 4 (15.38%) MS Office
7 4 (15.38%) MCSE
7 4 (15.38%) MCSA
7 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
7 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (15.38%) CCNA
7 4 (15.38%) Project Management
7 4 (15.38%) Change Management
7 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (15.38%) Business Analysis
8 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
8 3 (11.54%) GNVQ
8 3 (11.54%) NVQ Level 3
8 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
8 3 (11.54%) VMware
8 3 (11.54%) PDM
8 3 (11.54%) Windchill
8 3 (11.54%) Teamcenter
8 3 (11.54%) HP
8 3 (11.54%) Dell

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (3.85%) Joomla!
1 1 (3.85%) Moodle
Applications
1 8 (30.77%) AutoCAD
2 4 (15.38%) MS Office
3 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
3 3 (11.54%) Windchill
4 2 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (7.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) VoIP
1 2 (7.69%) DNS
1 2 (7.69%) MPLS
1 2 (7.69%) VLAN
1 2 (7.69%) LLU
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (7.69%) Electronics
1 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Design Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Analyst
2 4 (15.38%) Support Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Applications Support
3 3 (11.54%) Applications Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Network Support
4 2 (7.69%) Embedded C Software Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Embedded C Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) C Software Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Embedded C++ Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Test Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Support Technician
4 2 (7.69%) Support Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) HTML
1 2 (7.69%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Management Information System
2 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (11.54%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.85%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Windows CE
2 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
2 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) ITIL
2 4 (15.38%) Project Management
2 4 (15.38%) Change Management
2 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (15.38%) Business Analysis
3 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
3 3 (11.54%) OO
3 3 (11.54%) Benchmarking
3 3 (11.54%) CAD
3 3 (11.54%) PDM
3 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
4 2 (7.69%) ITIL V3
4 2 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (7.69%) Embedded Software Development
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 2 (7.69%) UML
4 2 (7.69%) Pair Programming
4 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
4 2 (7.69%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) C
1 3 (11.54%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) Embedded C
2 2 (7.69%) Embedded C++
2 2 (7.69%) C++
3 1 (3.85%) Java
3 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 21 (80.77%) HND
2 16 (61.54%) Degree
3 6 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (19.23%) MCP
5 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (15.38%) CCNA
5 4 (15.38%) MCSE
5 4 (15.38%) MCSA
6 3 (11.54%) GNVQ
6 3 (11.54%) NVQ Level 3
7 2 (7.69%) CITP
7 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (7.69%) CCNP
7 2 (7.69%) ISEB
7 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
8 1 (3.85%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) WSUS
1 2 (7.69%) Cacti
1 2 (7.69%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Cisco
2 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 3 (11.54%) HP
3 3 (11.54%) Dell
3 3 (11.54%) VMware
4 2 (7.69%) Redback
4 2 (7.69%) Huawei
4 2 (7.69%) Fujitsu
4 2 (7.69%) SolarWinds
4 2 (7.69%) Juniper
5 1 (3.85%) Adobe
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