The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Rank 238 248 202
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -46
Permanent jobs citing HNC 18 6 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.25% 0.082% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.07% 0.33% 1.99%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 28
Average salary £30,000 £33,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £24,200 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £34,314 £40,600 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,627 £28,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+11.95% -13.07%
Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1679 1825 1711
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.37% 24.86% 23.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1312 1485 1466
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
HNC
England

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +13 14 £29,500 -10.60% 3
Cheshire - 3 £37,000 - 3
Cumbria - 1 £31,627 -
HNC
England

HNC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 18 (66.67%) HND
2 16 (59.26%) Project Management
3 13 (48.15%) QA
4 11 (40.74%) CSS
4 11 (40.74%) JSP
4 11 (40.74%) XML
4 11 (40.74%) HTML
4 11 (40.74%) Photoshop
4 11 (40.74%) XHTML
4 11 (40.74%) Internet
5 7 (25.93%) ITIL
6 6 (22.22%) Oracle
6 6 (22.22%) CRM
6 6 (22.22%) Telecoms
7 5 (18.52%) Oracle CRM
7 5 (18.52%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (18.52%) Hyper-V
7 5 (18.52%) ITIL V3
7 5 (18.52%) ITSM
7 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (18.52%) Blackberry
7 5 (18.52%) Service Management
7 5 (18.52%) SharePoint
7 5 (18.52%) SLA
7 5 (18.52%) Windows
8 4 (14.81%) Compuware
8 4 (14.81%) ISEB
8 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
8 4 (14.81%) TestPartner

HNC
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (18.52%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (40.74%) Photoshop
2 1 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Oracle CRM
1 5 (18.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.70%) SAP PM
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 11 (40.74%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) TestPartner
General
1 6 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Developer
2 6 (22.22%) Author
2 6 (22.22%) Internet Developer
2 6 (22.22%) Website Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Web Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Technical Support
4 4 (14.81%) Tester
4 4 (14.81%) Software Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Project Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) DBA
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle DBA
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle Applications DBA
6 1 (3.70%) Network Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Project Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (40.74%) CSS
1 11 (40.74%) JSP
1 11 (40.74%) XML
1 11 (40.74%) HTML
1 11 (40.74%) XHTML
2 1 (3.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Blackberry
2 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (18.52%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) Project Management
2 7 (25.93%) ITIL
3 6 (22.22%) CRM
4 5 (18.52%) ITIL V3
4 5 (18.52%) ITSM
4 5 (18.52%) Service Management
5 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Automated Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Test Scripting
6 3 (11.11%) System Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Time Management
7 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (7.41%) Regression Testing
8 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
8 1 (3.70%) Six Sigma
8 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
8 1 (3.70%) Change Management
8 1 (3.70%) Risk Management
8 1 (3.70%) Information Architecture
8 1 (3.70%) Earned Value Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) VBScript
2 1 (3.70%) C
2 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (66.67%) HND
2 4 (14.81%) ISEB
3 3 (11.11%) Degree
4 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) MCP
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.70%) RHCE
5 1 (3.70%) CCNA
5 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (48.15%) QA
2 5 (18.52%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Oracle
2 4 (14.81%) Compuware
3 1 (3.70%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (3.70%) SAP
3 1 (3.70%) JD Edwards
3 1 (3.70%) Siebel
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
Cheshire
Cheshire Datasystems Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £16,000 - £20,000 DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington
Huxley Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Warrington
Huxley Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Skelmersdale
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £41000 per annum + bonus, pension, health, mob, lap
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: From £23,000 to £27,000 per annum plus Bonus, Pension and Benefits.
Posted: 22 days ago