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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 18 37 42
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +5
Permanent jobs citing HND 11 6 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 4.49% 2.17% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.42% 5.71% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 1
Average salary £52,500 £35,000 £22,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% +59.09%
UK excluding London average salary £31,000 £32,500 £30,500
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +6.55%
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
67 105 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 27.35% 38.04% 40.14%
Number of salaries quoted 38 82 86
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,250 £62,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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

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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 21 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 40 (81.63%) HNC
2 17 (34.69%) Project Management
2 17 (34.69%) Microsoft
2 17 (34.69%) MS Project
3 12 (24.49%) AutoCAD
4 10 (20.41%) PDM
4 10 (20.41%) Degree
5 9 (18.37%) SolidWorks
5 9 (18.37%) C
6 8 (16.33%) Chartered Engineer
7 7 (14.29%) R
8 4 (8.16%) 3D Modelling
8 4 (8.16%) Manufacturing
9 3 (6.12%) CAD
10 1 (2.04%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (2.04%) EMC
10 1 (2.04%) Firmware
10 1 (2.04%) LabVIEW
10 1 (2.04%) Automated Testing
10 1 (2.04%) Software Engineering
10 1 (2.04%) Software Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 17 (34.69%) MS Project
2 12 (24.49%) AutoCAD
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) LabVIEW
General
1 4 (8.16%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (53.06%) Design Engineer
2 18 (36.73%) Draughtsman
3 12 (24.49%) Project Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) Electrical Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) Electrical Design Engineer
5 1 (2.04%) Development Engineer
5 1 (2.04%) Test Development Engineer
5 1 (2.04%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.04%) Firmware
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.69%) Project Management
2 10 (20.41%) PDM
3 4 (8.16%) 3D Modelling
4 3 (6.12%) CAD
5 1 (2.04%) Automated Testing
5 1 (2.04%) Software Engineering
5 1 (2.04%) Software Testing
5 1 (2.04%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.37%) C
2 7 (14.29%) R
Qualifications
1 40 (81.63%) HNC
2 10 (20.41%) Degree
3 8 (16.33%) Chartered Engineer
Vendors
1 17 (34.69%) Microsoft
2 9 (18.37%) SolidWorks
3 1 (2.04%) EMC