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

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 96 95 80
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -15
Permanent jobs citing HND 2 8 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.15% 0.56% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.47% 2.23% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2 7 1
Average salary £24,750 £29,086 £22,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.90% +32.20%
UK excluding London average salary £33,500 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
-4.28% +1.44%
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
427 358 382
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 32.42% 25.28% 34.57%
Number of salaries quoted 271 215 232
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -21.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 8 (100.00%) Degree
2 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) MS Excel
2 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
3 6 (75.00%) MS Exchange
3 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (62.50%) WAN
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (37.50%) VMware
5 3 (37.50%) CCNP
5 3 (37.50%) CCNA
5 3 (37.50%) LAN
5 3 (37.50%) Linux
5 3 (37.50%) MCSE
5 3 (37.50%) MCP
5 3 (37.50%) UNIX
5 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (37.50%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
6 2 (25.00%) Fat Client
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (25.00%) Lync
6 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
6 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (25.00%) IP Telephony

HND
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 6 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (25.00%) Lync
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (87.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) WAN
2 3 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (37.50%) LAN
3 2 (25.00%) IP Telephony
3 2 (25.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Junior
4 1 (12.50%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Junior Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Enterprise Storage
1 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
2 2 (25.00%) Fat Client
2 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (25.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (12.50%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) UNIX
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Degree
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (37.50%) CCNP
2 3 (37.50%) CCNA
2 3 (37.50%) MCSE
2 3 (37.50%) MCP
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) HP
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