Period
to 8 August 2020

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 8 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Certificate (HNC)
England > North West
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 212 344 349
Rank change year-on-year +132 +5 -10
Permanent jobs citing HNC 8 3 16
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 0.16% 0.028% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.84% 0.13% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 15
Median annual salary £51,625 £37,000 £24,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +39.53% +54.17% -40.00%
10th Percentile £44,000 £32,400 £22,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £40,800 £38,250
England median annual salary £40,875 £42,180 £35,000
% change year-on-year -3.09% +20.51% -4.11%

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 948 2,367 2,547
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 18.96% 22.40% 20.84%
Number of salaries quoted 671 1,550 1,897
Median annual salary £48,750 £43,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.37% - +7.50%
10th Percentile £27,500 £24,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.00% - +9.89%

HNC
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing HNC as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing HNC in the North West.

Salary trend for HNC in the North West

HNC
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing HNC in the North West over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

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 8 August 2020. 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
Lancashire - 7 £63,625 - 4
HNC
England

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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 8 (100.00%) Degree
2 7 (87.50%) Computer Science
2 7 (87.50%) Computer Science Degree
2 7 (87.50%) PRINCE2
3 4 (50.00%) ITIL
3 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (50.00%) Information Management
3 4 (50.00%) Capita
4 3 (37.50%) Programme Management
4 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (37.50%) Decision-Making
4 3 (37.50%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (37.50%) Analytics
4 3 (37.50%) People Management
4 3 (37.50%) Data Modelling
4 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (37.50%) Postgraduate
4 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
4 3 (37.50%) Change Management
4 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
4 3 (37.50%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) Intranet
5 2 (25.00%) Publishing
5 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (25.00%) Project Management
5 2 (25.00%) Business Process Improvement
5 2 (25.00%) Portfolio Management
5 2 (25.00%) Process Improvement

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 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Cognos TM1
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Intranet
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Publishing
3 1 (12.50%) Aerospace
3 1 (12.50%) Law
3 1 (12.50%) Legal
3 1 (12.50%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Applications Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Data Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Field Applications Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Field Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Field Service Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Information Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Embedded Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) SCADA
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Computer Science
1 7 (87.50%) PRINCE2
2 4 (50.00%) Information Management
2 4 (50.00%) ITIL
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) Analytics
3 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (37.50%) Change Management
3 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
3 3 (37.50%) Data Modelling
3 3 (37.50%) Decision-Making
3 3 (37.50%) People Management
3 3 (37.50%) Programme Management
4 2 (25.00%) Business Process Improvement
4 2 (25.00%) Feasibility Study
4 2 (25.00%) Portfolio Management
4 2 (25.00%) Process Improvement
4 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) DNA
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Degree
2 7 (87.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) Postgraduate
5 1 (12.50%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Capita
2 1 (12.50%) Cognos
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) NEC
2 1 (12.50%) Tableau