The table below looks at the statistics for HND in IT jobs advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited HND over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 13 22 40
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +18
Permanent jobs citing HND 1 12 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 1.75% 4.44% 1.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.85% 15.58% 4.69%
Number of salaries quoted 0 7 1
Average salary - £52,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +31.25%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
HND
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Aberdeen region.

Qualifications Category
Aberdeen
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
26 77 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 45.61% 28.52% 39.88%
Number of salaries quoted 16 59 97
Average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £27,500 £33,800
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

HND
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing HND across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

HND Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

HND
Salary Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing HND across the Aberdeen region.

HND Salary Trend in Aberdeen

HND
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs across the Aberdeen region citing HND also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited HND.

1 3 (60.00%) SOLIDWORKS
2 1 (20.00%) DMVPN
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Statistics
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (20.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) WLAN
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) CCNP
2 1 (20.00%) CCNA
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) Juniper
2 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (20.00%) BCP
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) Wireless
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Aerospace

HND
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs across the Aberdeen region citing HND also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited HND. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (60.00%) SOLIDWORKS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DMVPN
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (20.00%) Network Security
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) WLAN
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
1 1 (20.00%) VPN
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Data Mining
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (20.00%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Design Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Electrical Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Electrical Design Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity Planning
1 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (20.00%) BCP
1 1 (20.00%) Project Management
1 1 (20.00%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco
1 1 (20.00%) Juniper
1 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint