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 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Certificate (HNC)
England / North West
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 233 221 239
Rank change year-on-year -12 +18  
Permanent jobs citing HNC 17 14 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.28% 0.24% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.21% 0.97% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 4 14 10
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -26.31%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,050 £31,000 £22,400
10% offered a salary of more than £41,750 £38,500 £56,260
UK excluding London median salary £26,500 £35,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year -24.28% -13.58%  

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 1408 1442 1814
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 22.88% 25.01% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1032 1163 1419
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 30 March 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
Manchester -11 15 £40,000 +29.03% 4
Cheshire -3 1 - -
HNC
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 26 (86.67%) HND
2 24 (80.00%) Degree
3 21 (70.00%) C
3 21 (70.00%) C++
3 21 (70.00%) PHP
3 21 (70.00%) Software Engineering
4 19 (63.33%) Linux
4 19 (63.33%) Embedded C
4 19 (63.33%) Computer Science
5 18 (60.00%) Validation
6 12 (40.00%) Manufacturing
7 11 (36.67%) Device Driver
7 11 (36.67%) Embedded C++
7 11 (36.67%) TCP/IP
7 11 (36.67%) SQL
7 11 (36.67%) MySQL
7 11 (36.67%) HTML
7 11 (36.67%) SOAP
7 11 (36.67%) Device Driver Development
7 11 (36.67%) Creative Problem-Solving
7 11 (36.67%) Embedded Linux
7 11 (36.67%) Git (software)
8 10 (33.33%) jQuery
8 10 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 10 (33.33%) Firmware
9 8 (26.67%) .NET
9 8 (26.67%) ASP.NET
9 8 (26.67%) MVC
9 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (26.67%) TDD

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 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (10.00%) MS Office
2 2 (6.67%) AutoCAD
2 2 (6.67%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (3.33%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 11 (36.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (36.67%) MySQL
2 3 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (10.00%) Power BI
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (36.67%) Git (software)
2 8 (26.67%) JIRA
3 1 (3.33%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (3.33%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 12 (40.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (10.00%) Electronics
2 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Marketing
2 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Games
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (50.00%) Developer
2 13 (43.33%) Embedded Developer
3 11 (36.67%) Linux Developer
4 10 (33.33%) Embedded Engineer
4 10 (33.33%) Embedded Linux Engineer
4 10 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
5 8 (26.67%) Test Engineer
6 4 (13.33%) Lead Software Engineer
6 4 (13.33%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Design Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Embedded Software Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Graduate
7 2 (6.67%) Graduate Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Mechanical Design Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Mechanical Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Software Developer
7 2 (6.67%) SQL Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Author
8 1 (3.33%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (36.67%) HTML
1 11 (36.67%) SOAP
2 10 (33.33%) jQuery
3 8 (26.67%) .NET
3 8 (26.67%) ASP.NET
3 8 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
4 2 (6.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (63.33%) Computer Science
2 11 (36.67%) Device Driver
3 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (6.67%) iPad
4 2 (6.67%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 19 (63.33%) Linux
2 11 (36.67%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Windows
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (70.00%) Software Engineering
2 18 (60.00%) Validation
3 11 (36.67%) Creative Problem-Solving
3 11 (36.67%) Device Driver Development
4 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (26.67%) MVC
4 8 (26.67%) TDD
4 8 (26.67%) Unit Testing
5 3 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (10.00%) CAD
5 3 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (10.00%) Programme Management
6 2 (6.67%) Video Processing
6 2 (6.67%) Wireframes
6 2 (6.67%) Workflow
7 1 (3.33%) Network Design
7 1 (3.33%) Rapid Prototyping
7 1 (3.33%) Scrum
7 1 (3.33%) Signal Processing
7 1 (3.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (70.00%) C
1 21 (70.00%) C++
1 21 (70.00%) PHP
2 19 (63.33%) Embedded C
3 11 (36.67%) Embedded C++
3 11 (36.67%) SQL
4 10 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 26 (86.67%) HND
2 24 (80.00%) Degree
3 1 (3.33%) MCSA
3 1 (3.33%) MCSE
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (26.67%) QA
System Software
1 10 (33.33%) Firmware
2 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) SAP
3 2 (6.67%) Xilinx
4 1 (3.33%) VMware
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