The table below looks at the statistics for HND in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited HND over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 245 227 199
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -28
Permanent jobs citing HND 11 13 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.15% 0.19% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.64% 0.81% 2.51%
Number of salaries quoted 6 11 38
Average salary £28,000 £23,980 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.76% -31.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,750 £21,450 £16,500
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,250 £33,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
-6.71% +6.34%
HND
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1712 1601 1912
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.98% 22.79% 25.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1306 1354 1616
Average salary £36,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,900 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

HND
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing HND across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

HND Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

HND
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing HND across the North West region.

HND Salary Trend in the North West

HND
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing HND across the North West region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

HND Salary Histogram in the North West

HND
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HND within the North West region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -15 5 - - 2
Merseyside +7 4 £29,250 -8.56% 2
Lancashire - 2 £22,750 -
HND
England

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 28 (46.67%) Degree
2 26 (43.33%) HTML
2 26 (43.33%) HNC
3 23 (38.33%) SQL
3 23 (38.33%) QA
4 22 (36.67%) XML
5 20 (33.33%) Photoshop
6 17 (28.33%) XHTML
6 17 (28.33%) Project Management
7 16 (26.67%) CSS
8 14 (23.33%) JSP
8 14 (23.33%) Windows
8 14 (23.33%) Internet
9 13 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (20.00%) Microsoft
11 11 (18.33%) Java
11 11 (18.33%) Citrix
11 11 (18.33%) Finance
11 11 (18.33%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (16.67%) ISEB
13 9 (15.00%) C
13 9 (15.00%) Oracle
13 9 (15.00%) OO
13 9 (15.00%) Retail
13 9 (15.00%) Oracle Database
13 9 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
14 8 (13.33%) Linux
14 8 (13.33%) Active Directory
14 8 (13.33%) Test Scripting
15 7 (11.67%) Ant

HND
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 7 (11.67%) Tomcat
1 7 (11.67%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.33%) IIS
2 2 (3.33%) SAS
2 2 (3.33%) CMS
2 2 (3.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 20 (33.33%) Photoshop
2 7 (11.67%) MS Office
3 4 (6.67%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (3.33%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 14 (23.33%) Internet
2 6 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.33%) Intranet
4 1 (1.67%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (1.67%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (11.67%) Ant
1 7 (11.67%) JUnit
1 7 (11.67%) Eclipse
1 7 (11.67%) Git (software)
1 7 (11.67%) Mockito
1 7 (11.67%) Gerrit
1 7 (11.67%) Jenkins
1 7 (11.67%) Maven
2 4 (6.67%) Dreamweaver
2 4 (6.67%) TestPartner
3 2 (3.33%) FrontPage
4 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (18.33%) Finance
2 9 (15.00%) Retail
3 4 (6.67%) Marketing
4 3 (5.00%) Advertising
5 2 (3.33%) Electronics
6 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (38.33%) Developer
2 9 (15.00%) Author
2 9 (15.00%) Internet Developer
2 9 (15.00%) Website Developer
3 7 (11.67%) Java Developer
4 6 (10.00%) Principal Engineer
4 6 (10.00%) Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) Web Developer
6 4 (6.67%) Tester
6 4 (6.67%) Support Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Applications Support
6 4 (6.67%) Software Tester
6 4 (6.67%) Applications Support Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Development Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Senior Development Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Marketing Assistant
7 3 (5.00%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (3.33%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (43.33%) HTML
2 22 (36.67%) XML
3 17 (28.33%) XHTML
4 16 (26.67%) CSS
5 14 (23.33%) JSP
6 7 (11.67%) Web Services
6 7 (11.67%) JDBC
6 7 (11.67%) WSDL
6 7 (11.67%) JAXB
6 7 (11.67%) Hibernate
6 7 (11.67%) Spring
6 7 (11.67%) jQuery
6 7 (11.67%) Apache Wicket
6 7 (11.67%) JAX-WS
6 7 (11.67%) EJB 3.0
6 7 (11.67%) XSLT
6 7 (11.67%) EJB
7 3 (5.00%) HTML5
8 1 (1.67%) .NET
8 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) Blackberry
1 5 (8.33%) SCADA
1 5 (8.33%) Copywriting
2 4 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.00%) Social Media
3 3 (5.00%) New Media
4 2 (3.33%) Telematics
4 2 (3.33%) Replication
4 2 (3.33%) Clustering
5 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (23.33%) Windows
2 8 (13.33%) Linux
3 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (11.67%) UNIX
3 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (8.33%) Windows 7
4 5 (8.33%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (28.33%) Project Management
2 13 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (18.33%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
4 9 (15.00%) OO
5 8 (13.33%) Test Scripting
6 7 (11.67%) Web Development
6 7 (11.67%) TDD
6 7 (11.67%) Scrum
7 6 (10.00%) Regression Testing
7 6 (10.00%) Test Automation
8 5 (8.33%) ITIL
8 5 (8.33%) Validation
8 5 (8.33%) Web Design
9 4 (6.67%) Automated Testing
9 4 (6.67%) Software Testing
9 4 (6.67%) Workflow
9 4 (6.67%) Test Strategy
9 4 (6.67%) Integration Testing
9 4 (6.67%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (38.33%) SQL
2 11 (18.33%) Java
3 9 (15.00%) C
4 7 (11.67%) XPath
5 6 (10.00%) PowerShell
5 6 (10.00%) C#
5 6 (10.00%) VBScript
6 4 (6.67%) Perl
6 4 (6.67%) C++
6 4 (6.67%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.33%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.33%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.33%) PHP
7 2 (3.33%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.67%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 28 (46.67%) Degree
2 26 (43.33%) HNC
3 10 (16.67%) ISEB
4 7 (11.67%) MCP
5 4 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (38.33%) QA
2 2 (3.33%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.00%) XenApp
2 6 (10.00%) XenDesktop
3 3 (5.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.33%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 12 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (18.33%) Citrix
3 9 (15.00%) Oracle
4 6 (10.00%) VMware
4 6 (10.00%) HP
4 6 (10.00%) Dell
5 5 (8.33%) Adobe
6 4 (6.67%) Compuware
7 2 (3.33%) AppSense
7 2 (3.33%) NetApp
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 45,000
Posted: 3 hours ago
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 35,000
Posted: 4 hours ago
Warrington
Huxley Associates
Salary: £36500 - £39000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
Vertical IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + attractive benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £24,000 - £31,000 DOE
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £20000 to £25000 per annum - (subject to experience)
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
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Salary: £18,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Prescot
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Package - Car allowance - Bonus - Pension
Posted: 10 days ago
Ulverston
Real Staffing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + package
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The Smart List
Salary: £Attractive
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