Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Certificate (HNC)
England > North West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 349 349 349
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +20
Permanent jobs citing HNC 25 16 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.19% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.89% 0.58% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 24 11 15
North West median annual salary £33,750 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% -7.14% +19.66%
10th Percentile £21,500 £26,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £46,250 £53,750 £44,000
England median annual salary £31,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -3.08% -7.14% -6.67%

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 the North West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North West
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2801 2761 3298
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.14% 22.46% 25.31%
Number of salaries quoted 2141 2185 2517
North West median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,500 £21,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

HNC
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing HNC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing HNC in the North West over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram 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 6 months to 20 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
Manchester -9 9 £26,000 -20.00% 1
Lancashire +5 6 £37,500 +7.14%
Cheshire -28 6 £27,000 -16.92%
Merseyside - 5 £21,500 - 1
Cumbria - 1 £47,500 -
HNC
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 North West region with a requirement for HNC.

1 17 (68.00%) Degree
2 16 (64.00%) Manufacturing
3 14 (56.00%) HND
4 10 (40.00%) Software Engineering
5 8 (32.00%) Modbus
5 8 (32.00%) Profibus
5 8 (32.00%) Ethernet
6 6 (24.00%) Siemens
6 6 (24.00%) Windows
6 6 (24.00%) Automotive
6 6 (24.00%) Allen-Bradley
7 4 (16.00%) WinCC
7 4 (16.00%) Rockwell
7 4 (16.00%) SCADA
7 4 (16.00%) Validation
8 3 (12.00%) VMware
8 3 (12.00%) Lean Manufacturing
8 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
8 3 (12.00%) MCSE
8 3 (12.00%) MCSA
8 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
8 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (12.00%) Six Sigma
8 3 (12.00%) Data Security
8 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
8 3 (12.00%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (8.00%) Zephyr

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (16.00%) WinCC
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) AutoCAD
1 2 (8.00%) SOLIDWORKS
2 1 (4.00%) CATIA
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (4.00%) Siemens NX
Communications & Networking
1 8 (32.00%) Ethernet
1 8 (32.00%) Modbus
1 8 (32.00%) Profibus
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) JIRA
1 2 (8.00%) Zephyr
2 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (64.00%) Manufacturing
2 6 (24.00%) Automotive
3 2 (8.00%) Aerospace
4 1 (4.00%) Electronics
4 1 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) PLC Engineer
2 8 (32.00%) PLC Software Engineer
2 8 (32.00%) Software Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Customer Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Customer Support Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Operations Manager
3 3 (12.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Design Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Software Test Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) CAD Manager
5 1 (4.00%) CAD Support
5 1 (4.00%) Embedded Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Project Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Design Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Support Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Web Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
1 1 (4.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) SCADA
2 2 (8.00%) Robotics
3 1 (4.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (16.00%) Validation
3 3 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (12.00%) Data Security
3 3 (12.00%) Lean Manufacturing
3 3 (12.00%) Six Sigma
4 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.00%) Issue Tracking
4 2 (8.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (4.00%) CAD
5 1 (4.00%) Finite Element Analysis
5 1 (4.00%) MVC
5 1 (4.00%) PLM
5 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.00%) Project Planning
5 1 (4.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.00%) Scrum
5 1 (4.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) C
2 1 (4.00%) C#
2 1 (4.00%) C++
2 1 (4.00%) Embedded C
2 1 (4.00%) Java
2 1 (4.00%) PHP
2 1 (4.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (68.00%) Degree
2 14 (56.00%) HND
3 3 (12.00%) MCSA
3 3 (12.00%) MCSE
3 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
5 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (12.00%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Allen-Bradley
1 6 (24.00%) Siemens
2 4 (16.00%) Rockwell
3 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.00%) VMware