Period
to 18 November 2018

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 18 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Certificate (HNC)
England > North West
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 348 353 343
Rank change year-on-year +5 -10 +20
Permanent jobs citing HNC 12 25 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.10% 0.19% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.48% 0.88% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 10 24 11
North West median annual salary £24,000 £33,750 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -28.89% +3.85% -7.14%
10th Percentile £22,300 £21,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £31,375 £46,250 £53,750
England median annual salary £35,000 £31,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.08% -7.14%

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 2,523 2,840 2,825
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.78% 21.58% 22.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1,956 2,165 2,242
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,776 £22,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 18 November 2018.

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 18 November 2018. 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 +13 9 £24,000 -7.69% 10
Cheshire +16 1 - - 4
Merseyside +9 1 £30,000 +39.53% 6
Cumbria +2 1 - -
HNC
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, 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 (66.67%) ITIL
1 8 (66.67%) SLA
2 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (58.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (58.33%) CRM
2 7 (58.33%) SharePoint
2 7 (58.33%) MS Exchange
2 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) TCP/IP
2 7 (58.33%) ITSM
2 7 (58.33%) Service Management
2 7 (58.33%) Change Management
2 7 (58.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (58.33%) Incident Management
2 7 (58.33%) SharePoint Server
2 7 (58.33%) Problem Management
2 7 (58.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 7 (58.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (58.33%) Skype for Business
2 7 (58.33%) ITIL V3
2 7 (58.33%) Office 365
2 7 (58.33%) IaaS
2 7 (58.33%) Skype
3 6 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (50.00%) Line Management
3 6 (50.00%) Relational Database
3 6 (50.00%) SCCM
3 6 (50.00%) SCVMM
3 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008

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 7 (58.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 7 (58.33%) MS Exchange
1 7 (58.33%) SharePoint
1 7 (58.33%) SharePoint Server
1 7 (58.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) AutoCAD
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (8.33%) Maximo
2 1 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (58.33%) IaaS
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (58.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) Skype
1 7 (58.33%) TCP/IP
2 6 (50.00%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) LAN
3 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 6 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Electronics
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) IT Support
2 3 (25.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Service Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Service Desk Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Service Desk Support
3 2 (16.67%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Radar Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Support Officer
4 1 (8.33%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) ITIL
2 7 (58.33%) Change Management
2 7 (58.33%) CRM
2 7 (58.33%) Incident Management
2 7 (58.33%) ITIL V3
2 7 (58.33%) ITSM
2 7 (58.33%) Problem Management
2 7 (58.33%) Service Management
3 6 (50.00%) Line Management
4 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
4 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (25.00%) HND
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (66.67%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (8.33%) KVM
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) SCCM
1 6 (50.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) SAP