The table below looks at the statistics for HND in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited HND over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 138 113 113
Rank change year-on-year
-25 0
Permanent jobs citing HND 2 12 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.11% 0.66% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.34% 2.28% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 2 7 6
Average salary £32,000 £52,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-39.04% +31.25%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £31,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -7.46%
HND
South West

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

Qualifications Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
582 527 504
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 31.09% 29.10% 31.42%
Number of salaries quoted 473 376 420
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £57,350
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

HND
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

HND Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

HND
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

HND Salary Trend in Bristol

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the Bristol 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 (100.00%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) VBA
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) HNC
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) MS Access
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Military
2 2 (66.67%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 1 (33.33%) REST
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) V-Model
3 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Linux

HND
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the Bristol 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 2 (66.67%) MS Office
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (66.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Information Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) REST
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) V-Model
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) VBA
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) HNC
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) IBM
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft