Period
to 23 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for HNC qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 23 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Certificate (HNC)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 61 41
Rank change year-on-year +2 -20 -
Permanent jobs citing HNC 3 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 0.72% 1.17% 0.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.44% 3.11% 2.10%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 0
Northern Ireland median annual salary - £35,000 -
UK median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,375
% change year-on-year - +4.87% -4.64%

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Northern Ireland
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 123 161 143
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 29.57% 37.62% 47.04%
Number of salaries quoted 67 85 112
Northern Ireland median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £20,500 £20,050 £25,000
90th Percentile £69,250 £57,000 £55,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -

HNC
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing HNC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for HNC in Northern Ireland

HNC
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing HNC in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for HNC in Northern Ireland

HNC
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HNC within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 23 September 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
County Antrim 0 3 - - 1
HNC
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for HNC.

1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Analytics
2 2 (66.67%) User Stories
2 2 (66.67%) User Experience
2 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Legal
2 2 (66.67%) HND
3 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (33.33%) ERP
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Validation
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (33.33%) Software Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) System Testing

HNC
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
General
1 2 (66.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Software Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Technical Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) QA Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) User Experience
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Analytics
2 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) User Stories
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) ERP
3 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Software Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) System Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) HND
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle