Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for HNC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Certificate (HNC)
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 82 86
Rank change year-on-year +6 +4 +7
Permanent jobs citing HNC 6 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.67% 0.44% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.86% 2.27% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 1
Lancashire median annual salary £37,500 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14% +125.81%
North West median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - -7.14% +7.69%

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 Lancashire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Lancashire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 210 176 283
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 23.41% 19.32% 28.82%
Number of salaries quoted 176 151 198
Lancashire median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £21,250 £25,250 £23,100
90th Percentile £49,375 £46,250 £58,225
North West median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +3.90%

HNC
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for HNC in Lancashire

HNC
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Salary trend for HNC in Lancashire

HNC
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Blackburn +8 6 £37,500 -11.76%
HNC
North West

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for HNC.

1 6 (100.00%) HND
1 6 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 6 (100.00%) Degree
2 3 (50.00%) Lean Manufacturing
2 3 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Six Sigma
3 2 (33.33%) AutoCAD
3 2 (33.33%) Siemens
3 2 (33.33%) Allen-Bradley
3 2 (33.33%) Robotics
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (16.67%) Validation
4 1 (16.67%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (16.67%) Risk Management

HNC
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 2 (33.33%) AutoCAD
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (16.67%) SOLIDWORKS
General
1 6 (100.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Operations Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) PLC Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Design Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Project Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 3 (50.00%) Lean Manufacturing
1 3 (50.00%) Six Sigma
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (16.67%) Validation
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Degree
1 6 (100.00%) HND
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Allen-Bradley
1 2 (33.33%) Siemens