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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 102 93 86
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -7
Permanent jobs citing HND 4 10 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.28% 0.69% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.12% 3.09% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 2 7 2
Average salary £30,000 £22,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -31.81%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +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
356 324 373
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 25.23% 22.31% 31.19%
Number of salaries quoted 255 190 239
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £50,050
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 19 December 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 8 (100.00%) Degree
2 7 (87.50%) MS Excel
3 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (75.00%) Windows
3 6 (75.00%) MS Exchange
4 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
4 5 (62.50%) WAN
5 3 (37.50%) UNIX
5 3 (37.50%) LAN
5 3 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (37.50%) MCP
5 3 (37.50%) MCSE
5 3 (37.50%) CCNP
5 3 (37.50%) CCNA
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (37.50%) Linux
5 3 (37.50%) VMware
5 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
5 3 (37.50%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (25.00%) Fat Client
6 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
6 2 (25.00%) Lync
6 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (25.00%) Thin Client
6 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (25.00%) HP
6 2 (25.00%) Cisco

HND
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 6 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (25.00%) Lync
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (87.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
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 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Junior
4 1 (12.50%) Developer
4 1 (12.50%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Database Developer
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%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
1 3 (37.50%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (25.00%) Fat Client
2 2 (25.00%) Thin Client
2 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) UNIX
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Project Management
1 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Degree
2 3 (37.50%) MCP
2 3 (37.50%) MCSE
2 3 (37.50%) CCNP
2 3 (37.50%) CCNA
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) 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