The table below looks at the statistics for HND in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited HND over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 123 102 124
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +22
Permanent jobs citing HND 5 8 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.26% 0.48% 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.06% 1.88% 2.48%
Number of salaries quoted 0 6 11
Average salary - £23,980 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -31.48%
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £33,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
-4.47% +6.34%
HND
North West

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

Qualifications Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
470 425 605
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.44% 25.54% 27.34%
Number of salaries quoted 344 340 522
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,995 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +2.48%

HND
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

HND Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

HND
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

HND Salary Trend in Cheshire

HND
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HND within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -14 5 - - 1
HND
North West

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 13 (68.42%) QA
1 13 (68.42%) Degree
2 9 (47.37%) C
3 7 (36.84%) Project Management
3 7 (36.84%) HNC
4 6 (31.58%) Windows
4 6 (31.58%) XHTML
4 6 (31.58%) ISEB
4 6 (31.58%) Citrix
4 6 (31.58%) Internet
4 6 (31.58%) C#
4 6 (31.58%) HTML
4 6 (31.58%) Photoshop
4 6 (31.58%) CSS
4 6 (31.58%) JSP
4 6 (31.58%) XML
4 6 (31.58%) VMware
4 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (31.58%) PowerShell
4 6 (31.58%) Test Automation
4 6 (31.58%) XenApp
4 6 (31.58%) XenDesktop
5 5 (26.32%) SCADA
5 5 (26.32%) Validation
6 4 (21.05%) Workflow
6 4 (21.05%) VBScript
6 4 (21.05%) Regression Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Perl
6 4 (21.05%) C++
6 4 (21.05%) Microsoft

HND
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.53%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) Internet
General
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Developer
2 6 (31.58%) Author
2 6 (31.58%) Internet Developer
2 6 (31.58%) Website Developer
3 5 (26.32%) Principal Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Development Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Senior Development Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Project Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Telecoms Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) XHTML
1 6 (31.58%) HTML
1 6 (31.58%) CSS
1 6 (31.58%) JSP
1 6 (31.58%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) SCADA
2 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Project Management
2 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (31.58%) Test Automation
3 5 (26.32%) Validation
4 4 (21.05%) Workflow
4 4 (21.05%) Regression Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Integration Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
4 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
4 4 (21.05%) Automation Testing
5 1 (5.26%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) C
2 6 (31.58%) C#
2 6 (31.58%) PowerShell
3 4 (21.05%) VBScript
3 4 (21.05%) Perl
3 4 (21.05%) C++
3 4 (21.05%) Bash Shell
4 2 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (68.42%) Degree
2 7 (36.84%) HNC
3 6 (31.58%) ISEB
4 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (68.42%) QA
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) XenApp
1 6 (31.58%) XenDesktop
2 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Citrix
1 6 (31.58%) VMware
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.53%) AppSense
Crewe, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington
Huxley Associates
Salary: £36500 - £39000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Runcorn, Cheshire
The Smart List
Salary: £Attractive
Posted: 16 days ago