Period
to 13 October 2019

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 13 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Certificate (HNC)
England > North West
6 months to
13 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 319 338 353
Rank change year-on-year +19 +15 -1
Permanent jobs citing HNC 6 15 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.059% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.29% 0.60% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 5 13 24
North West median annual salary £40,000 £24,000 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +66.67% -33.79% +11.54%
10th Percentile £28,350 £22,500 £21,500
90th Percentile £42,500 £29,100 £46,250
England median annual salary £42,240 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +20.68% +7.69% -1.52%

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 2,070 2,481 2,822
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.49% 21.27% 22.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1,419 1,883 2,163
North West median annual salary £42,500 £43,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.30% +4.82% +3.75%
10th Percentile £26,000 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £69,369 £64,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%

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 13 October 2019.

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 13 October 2019. 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 +11 2 £30,250 +26.04% 11
Lancashire -23 2 £40,000 +70.21% 4
Merseyside +3 1 £41,000 +36.67% 1
Cumbria -9 1 - - 1
HNC
England

For the 6 months to 13 October 2019, 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 North West region with a requirement for HNC.

1 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) HND
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) CCNP
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) e-Learning
3 2 (33.33%) Server Building
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Virgin Media
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Project Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Measurement
4 1 (16.67%) Decision-Making
4 1 (16.67%) Microscopy
4 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
4 1 (16.67%) Driving Licence
4 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
4 1 (16.67%) Bioinformatics
4 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (16.67%) Wireless
4 1 (16.67%) Validation
4 1 (16.67%) SCADA
4 1 (16.67%) Life Science
4 1 (16.67%) SCCM
4 1 (16.67%) Data Validation
4 1 (16.67%) Mac OS
4 1 (16.67%) Earned Value Management

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 1 (16.67%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
2 1 (16.67%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Communications Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) IT Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) PLC Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) PLC SCADA Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Project Controller
2 1 (16.67%) SCADA Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Communications Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Service Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) e-Learning
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Driving Licence
2 1 (16.67%) Life Science
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) NHS
2 1 (16.67%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (16.67%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Project Delivery
1 2 (33.33%) Server Building
2 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 1 (16.67%) Bioinformatics
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Data Validation
2 1 (16.67%) Decision-Making
2 1 (16.67%) Earned Value Management
2 1 (16.67%) High Availability
2 1 (16.67%) Microscopy
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Measurement
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 3 (50.00%) HND
3 2 (33.33%) CCNP
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Jamf Pro
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) Virgin Media
2 1 (16.67%) Apple
2 1 (16.67%) Siemens