The table below looks at the statistics for HND in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited HND over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 100 89 87
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -2
Permanent jobs citing HND 3 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.20% 0.33% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.73% 1.34% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 5
Average salary £27,500 £32,500 £29,019
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.38% +11.99%
UK excluding London average salary £31,250 £33,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
-6.71% +6.34%
HND
Scotland

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

Qualifications Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
413 298 382
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.61% 24.71% 32.13%
Number of salaries quoted 243 157 272
Average salary £42,250 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.62% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,150 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

HND
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

HND Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

HND
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

HND Salary Trend in Edinburgh

HND
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing HND across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

HND Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

HND
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 4 (100.00%) Degree
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) MS Office
3 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) Web Services
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) HNC
4 1 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (25.00%) Apple
4 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) E-Learning
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (25.00%) Wiki
4 1 (25.00%) Blog
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7

HND
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Edinburgh 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 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Support Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) IT Support Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) IT Support
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (25.00%) E-Learning
1 1 (25.00%) Wiki
1 1 (25.00%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) HNC
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Apple