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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 98 109 87
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -22
Permanent jobs citing HND 1 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.072% 0.31% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.27% 1.28% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 2
Average salary £28,000 £29,086 £20,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.73% +43.63%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +11.11%
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
364 390 327
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 26.36% 23.79% 29.41%
Number of salaries quoted 210 248 190
Average salary £45,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.62% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,350 £60,000 £55,000
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 24 April 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (100.00%) Degree
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) MS Exchange
3 4 (66.67%) WAN
4 2 (33.33%) Firewall
4 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (33.33%) Fat Client
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco
4 2 (33.33%) CCNP
4 2 (33.33%) CCNA
4 2 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (33.33%) Thin Client
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) Project Management
4 2 (33.33%) LAN
4 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (33.33%) MCSE
4 2 (33.33%) MS Office

HND
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 5 (83.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) Lync
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (33.33%) IP Telephony
2 2 (33.33%) LAN
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Support Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (16.67%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Thin Client
1 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 2 (33.33%) Fat Client
1 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (16.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Project Management
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) MCP
2 2 (33.33%) MCSE
2 2 (33.33%) CCNP
2 2 (33.33%) CCNA
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco