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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 111 120 103
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -17
Permanent jobs citing HND 10 6 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.58% 0.31% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.34% 1.28% 2.15%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 7
Average salary £27,250 - £23,980
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £31,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
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
427 469 418
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.75% 24.54% 26.24%
Number of salaries quoted 319 340 332
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing HND across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

HND Salary Histogram 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 28 August 2015. 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 +3 3 £19,500 -
Northwich - 3 - -
Runcorn - 3 - -
Middlewich - 1 £35,000 -
HND
North West

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 17 (85.00%) Degree
2 16 (80.00%) Windows
3 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (35.00%) Fat Client
4 7 (35.00%) PowerShell
4 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (35.00%) EPoS
4 7 (35.00%) TCP/IP
4 7 (35.00%) Thin Client
4 7 (35.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 7 (35.00%) ITIL
4 7 (35.00%) MCSE
4 7 (35.00%) MCSA
4 7 (35.00%) Windows XP
4 7 (35.00%) LAN
4 7 (35.00%) WAN
4 7 (35.00%) Windows 7
4 7 (35.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
6 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (25.00%) Time Management
7 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 4 (20.00%) HNC
7 4 (20.00%) MS Office
8 3 (15.00%) SAP
8 3 (15.00%) C

HND
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Office
1 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) Acrobat
2 1 (5.00%) RoboHelp
2 1 (5.00%) FrameMaker
2 1 (5.00%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) SAP PS
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) LAN
1 7 (35.00%) WAN
1 7 (35.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 1 (5.00%) Axure RP
General
1 7 (35.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (15.00%) Electronics
3 1 (5.00%) Aerospace
3 1 (5.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 7 (35.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 7 (35.00%) IT Support
3 3 (15.00%) Software Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Embedded C Software Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Embedded C Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) C Software Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) C++ Software Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Solaris Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Design Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Author
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Author
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) EPoS
1 7 (35.00%) Thin Client
1 7 (35.00%) Fat Client
2 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (80.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (35.00%) Windows XP
3 7 (35.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (15.00%) Windows CE
6 2 (10.00%) Solaris
6 2 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) ITIL
2 5 (25.00%) Time Management
3 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.00%) Pair Programming
4 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (15.00%) UML
4 3 (15.00%) OO
4 3 (15.00%) Project Management
4 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (15.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (15.00%) Embedded Software Development
4 3 (15.00%) Scrum
4 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.00%) Workflow
5 1 (5.00%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (15.00%) C
2 3 (15.00%) C++
2 3 (15.00%) Embedded C
2 3 (15.00%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 17 (85.00%) Degree
2 7 (35.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 7 (35.00%) MCSE
2 7 (35.00%) MCSA
2 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (20.00%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) SAP
2 3 (15.00%) NEC
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (5.00%) Adobe