The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for HNC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Certificate (HNC)
England / North West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 268 230 244
Rank change year-on-year -38 +14  
Permanent jobs citing HNC 9 7 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.13% 0.12% 0.095%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.59% 0.52% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 8 6 6
Median salary £35,750 £35,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.14% -26.31%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,200 £29,750 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,500 £48,250
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £34,250 £35,750
% change year-on-year +10.94% -4.19%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West.

Academic & Professional Certification
North West
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1519 1359 1537
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 22.12% 24.18% 24.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1181 1141 1232
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £23,201
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

HNC
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing HNC as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for HNC 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 in the North West.

Salary trend for HNC in the North West

HNC
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -27 3 £33,000 -
Lancashire 0 2 £37,500 -6.25%
Manchester -35 1 £31,500 +5.88% 2
HNC
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 North West region with a requirement for HNC.

1 22 (81.48%) HND
1 22 (81.48%) Degree
2 16 (59.26%) Software Engineering
2 16 (59.26%) C
2 16 (59.26%) C++
3 14 (51.85%) PHP
3 14 (51.85%) Linux
3 14 (51.85%) Embedded C
3 14 (51.85%) Validation
3 14 (51.85%) Computer Science
3 14 (51.85%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (29.63%) TCP/IP
4 8 (29.63%) Firmware
4 8 (29.63%) Device Driver
4 8 (29.63%) SOAP
4 8 (29.63%) Manufacturing
4 8 (29.63%) Embedded C++
4 8 (29.63%) HTML
4 8 (29.63%) Embedded Linux
4 8 (29.63%) Git (software)
4 8 (29.63%) Device Driver Development
4 8 (29.63%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (22.22%) TDD
5 6 (22.22%) QA
5 6 (22.22%) jQuery
5 6 (22.22%) Unit Testing
5 6 (22.22%) JIRA
5 6 (22.22%) JavaScript

HNC
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 4 (14.81%) AutoCAD
2 3 (11.11%) SOLIDWORKS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (29.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (29.63%) Git (software)
2 6 (22.22%) JIRA
3 3 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (7.41%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 8 (29.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Developer
1 10 (37.04%) Embedded Developer
2 8 (29.63%) Embedded Engineer
2 8 (29.63%) Embedded Linux Engineer
2 8 (29.63%) Linux Developer
2 8 (29.63%) Linux Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) Test Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Lead Software Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Software Test Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Design Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Embedded Software Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) PLC Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Design Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.70%) CAD Technician
7 1 (3.70%) Mechanical Design Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (29.63%) HTML
1 8 (29.63%) SOAP
2 6 (22.22%) .NET
2 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET
2 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
2 6 (22.22%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 14 (51.85%) Computer Science
2 8 (29.63%) Device Driver
3 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (7.41%) iPad
3 2 (7.41%) Robotics
3 2 (7.41%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 14 (51.85%) Linux
2 8 (29.63%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (7.41%) Windows
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) Software Engineering
2 14 (51.85%) Validation
3 8 (29.63%) Creative Problem-Solving
3 8 (29.63%) Device Driver Development
4 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (22.22%) MVC
4 6 (22.22%) TDD
4 6 (22.22%) Unit Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Test Automation
6 2 (7.41%) CAD
6 2 (7.41%) Finite Element Analysis
6 2 (7.41%) Network Design
6 2 (7.41%) Signal Processing
6 2 (7.41%) Video Processing
6 2 (7.41%) Workflow
7 1 (3.70%) Requirements Management
7 1 (3.70%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 16 (59.26%) C
1 16 (59.26%) C++
2 14 (51.85%) Embedded C
2 14 (51.85%) PHP
3 8 (29.63%) Embedded C++
4 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 6 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (7.41%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 22 (81.48%) Degree
1 22 (81.48%) HND
2 14 (51.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (7.41%) MCSA
3 2 (7.41%) MCSE
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 8 (29.63%) Firmware
2 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) Allen-Bradley
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
1 2 (7.41%) Siemens
1 2 (7.41%) VMware
1 2 (7.41%) Xilinx
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Posted: 8 hours ago
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