The table below looks at the statistics for HND in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited HND over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 111 105 127
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +22
Permanent jobs citing HND 1 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.057% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.33% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 3
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +35.59%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.17%
HND
Cambridgeshire

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

Qualifications Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
631 613 773
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 36.14% 39.50% 37.25%
Number of salaries quoted 433 505 673
Average salary £39,300 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.75% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,450 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,090 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

HND
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

HND Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

HND
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

HND Salary Trend in Cambridge

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Ajax
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) LTE
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Hudson
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) Multimedia
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) WCDMA
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (33.33%) DTV
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) XSL
3 1 (33.33%) HNC

HND
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) LTE
1 1 (33.33%) Wireless
1 1 (33.33%) WCDMA
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Hudson
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (33.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Trainee
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Help Desk Trainee
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Help Desk Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Ajax
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix