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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 81 102 93
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -9
Permanent jobs citing HND 24 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.52% 0.13% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.92% 0.48% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 21 2 4
Average salary £20,000 £32,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-38.93% +0.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,000 £26,550 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £38,950 £36,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £31,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
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
488 416 305
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 30.85% 27.81% 25.06%
Number of salaries quoted 331 246 174
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,150
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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 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 2 September 2015.

HND Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 16 (66.67%) HNC
1 16 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 15 (62.50%) EPoS
3 8 (33.33%) SQL
4 6 (25.00%) Windows
4 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (20.83%) iSCSI
5 5 (20.83%) Relational Database
6 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (16.67%) Degree
6 4 (16.67%) Samba
6 4 (16.67%) Replication
6 4 (16.67%) SSH
6 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 4 (16.67%) IIS
6 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
6 4 (16.67%) NFS
6 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 4 (16.67%) DNS
7 3 (12.50%) RDBMS
7 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
7 3 (12.50%) Wiki
7 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
8 2 (8.33%) Bourne shell
8 2 (8.33%) Bash Shell
8 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (8.33%) Korn
8 2 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (8.33%) SOA

HND
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 4 (16.67%) IIS
1 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.17%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) iSCSI
2 4 (16.67%) SSH
2 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 4 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (4.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) Relational Database
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 3 (12.50%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
General
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
1 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
1 1 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (70.83%) Analyst
2 12 (50.00%) Support Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Applications Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Applications Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Graduate
6 1 (4.17%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) SAML
1 1 (4.17%) Application Packaging
1 1 (4.17%) OAuth
1 1 (4.17%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 15 (62.50%) EPoS
2 4 (16.67%) Replication
2 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (12.50%) Wiki
4 1 (4.17%) Credit Risk
4 1 (4.17%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (8.33%) ITIL
2 2 (8.33%) SOA
2 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
2 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (4.17%) Identity Management
3 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (4.17%) Information Security
3 1 (4.17%) Data Analysis
3 1 (4.17%) ETL
3 1 (4.17%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 2 (8.33%) Bourne shell
3 2 (8.33%) Bash Shell
3 2 (8.33%) Korn
Qualifications
1 16 (66.67%) HNC
2 4 (16.67%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) NFS
1 4 (16.67%) Samba
2 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) VMware
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco