Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in County Antrim with a requirement for HNC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Northern Ireland > County Antrim
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 50 39
Rank change year-on-year -5 -11 -
Permanent jobs citing HNC 3 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 0.85% 1.21% 1.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.06% 4.17% 2.24%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 0
County Antrim median annual salary - £35,000 -
Northern Ireland median annual salary - £35,000 -

HNC is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in County Antrim with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
County Antrim
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 98 96 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 27.68% 29.09% 50.95%
Number of salaries quoted 52 66 103
County Antrim median annual salary £31,000 £36,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.07% -8.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £20,500 £21,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £69,875 £57,500 £54,500
Northern Ireland median annual salary £32,000 £36,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -12.33% -8.75% +14.29%

HNC
Job Vacancy Trend in County Antrim

Job postings citing HNC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in County Antrim.

Job vacancy trend for HNC in County Antrim

HNC
Salary Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing HNC in County Antrim.

Salary trend for HNC in County Antrim

HNC
Job Locations in County Antrim

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the County Antrim region over the 6 months to 21 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Belfast +1 3 - -
HNC
Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, IT jobs citing HNC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the County Antrim region with a requirement for HNC.

1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Analytics
2 2 (66.67%) User Stories
2 2 (66.67%) User Experience
2 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Legal
2 2 (66.67%) HND
3 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (33.33%) ERP
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Validation
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (33.33%) Software Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) System Testing

HNC
Co-occurring IT Skills in County Antrim 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
General
1 2 (66.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Software Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Technical Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) QA Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) User Experience
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Analytics
2 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) User Stories
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) ERP
3 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Software Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) System Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) HND
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle