The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Aberdeen region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 23 39 37
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -2
Permanent jobs citing HND 11 6 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 4.10% 1.87% 1.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.47% 4.69% 5.00%
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 3
Average salary £52,500 £40,000 £22,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.25% +81.81%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Qualifications Category
Aberdeen
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
76 128 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 28.36% 39.88% 36.92%
Number of salaries quoted 58 97 96
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,350 £33,800 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £62,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
HND
Scotland

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
Salary Histogram in Aberdeen

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing HND across the Aberdeen region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

HND Salary Histogram in Aberdeen

HND
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 51 (83.61%) HNC
2 22 (36.07%) Microsoft
3 21 (34.43%) MS Project
3 21 (34.43%) Project Management
4 19 (31.15%) SolidWorks
5 11 (18.03%) AutoCAD
6 10 (16.39%) Degree
7 9 (14.75%) PDM
8 8 (13.11%) Chartered Engineer
9 7 (11.48%) R
9 7 (11.48%) CAD
9 7 (11.48%) Manufacturing
10 6 (9.84%) 3D Modelling
11 3 (4.92%) C
12 2 (3.28%) Software Engineering
13 1 (1.64%) Software Testing
13 1 (1.64%) Wonderware
13 1 (1.64%) SCADA
13 1 (1.64%) User Acceptance Testing
13 1 (1.64%) Automated Testing
13 1 (1.64%) LabVIEW
13 1 (1.64%) MS Office
13 1 (1.64%) ITIL
13 1 (1.64%) Windows
13 1 (1.64%) EMC
13 1 (1.64%) Siemens
13 1 (1.64%) Firmware
13 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
13 1 (1.64%) iPad

HND
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 21 (34.43%) MS Project
2 11 (18.03%) AutoCAD
3 1 (1.64%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) LabVIEW
General
1 7 (11.48%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (50.82%) Design Engineer
2 19 (31.15%) Draughtsman
3 15 (24.59%) Project Engineer
4 3 (4.92%) Electrical Engineer
4 3 (4.92%) Electrical Design Engineer
5 2 (3.28%) Mechanical Design Engineer
5 2 (3.28%) Mechanical Engineer
6 1 (1.64%) Test Development Engineer
6 1 (1.64%) Development Engineer
6 1 (1.64%) Test Engineer
6 1 (1.64%) IT Trainer
6 1 (1.64%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (1.64%) Trainer
6 1 (1.64%) Software Engineer
6 1 (1.64%) Analyst
6 1 (1.64%) Service Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.64%) Firmware
1 1 (1.64%) SCADA
1 1 (1.64%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.64%) Windows
1 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (34.43%) Project Management
2 9 (14.75%) PDM
3 7 (11.48%) CAD
4 6 (9.84%) 3D Modelling
5 2 (3.28%) Software Engineering
6 1 (1.64%) Software Testing
6 1 (1.64%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (1.64%) ITIL
6 1 (1.64%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.48%) R
2 3 (4.92%) C
Qualifications
1 51 (83.61%) HNC
2 10 (16.39%) Degree
3 8 (13.11%) Chartered Engineer
Vendors
1 22 (36.07%) Microsoft
2 19 (31.15%) SolidWorks
3 1 (1.64%) Wonderware
3 1 (1.64%) EMC
3 1 (1.64%) Siemens