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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 105 92 87
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -5
Permanent jobs citing HND 4 6 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.27% 0.47% 0.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.95% 1.97% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 4 5 6
Average salary £28,250 £32,500 £29,019
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.07% +11.99%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,150 £28,000 £21,750
10% offered a salary of more than £37,650 £32,500 £33,259
UK excluding London average salary £31,000 £32,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +3.17%
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
423 304 355
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 28.33% 24.03% 29.12%
Number of salaries quoted 251 181 246
Average salary £40,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,475 £25,300
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 19 September 2014.

HND Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 6 (100.00%) Degree
2 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) MS Office
4 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (16.67%) Wiki
5 1 (16.67%) Blog
5 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (16.67%) Line Management
5 1 (16.67%) User Experience
5 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (16.67%) CSS
5 1 (16.67%) Web Services
5 1 (16.67%) ITIL
5 1 (16.67%) MCP
5 1 (16.67%) HNC
5 1 (16.67%) UNIX
5 1 (16.67%) MCSE
5 1 (16.67%) HTML

HND
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
1 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) IT Support Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) IT Support
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Junior
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Database Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Junior Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (16.67%) E-Learning
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) Wiki
1 1 (16.67%) Blog
1 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage
1 1 (16.67%) User Experience
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
1 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
1 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
1 1 (16.67%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) MCP
2 1 (16.67%) HNC
2 1 (16.67%) MCSE
2 1 (16.67%) CCNP
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Apple
2 1 (16.67%) VMware