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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 204 238 223
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -15
Permanent jobs citing HND 30 11 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.53% 0.17% 0.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.19% 0.62% 2.76%
Number of salaries quoted 30 10 15
Average salary £31,000 £47,500 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-34.73% +63.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £29,200 £25,200
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £49,500 £43,700
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £33,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.98% -4.28%
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
1368 1778 1630
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.11% 27.28% 23.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1120 1362 1267
Average salary £40,750 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.87% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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 +43 18 £35,000 -26.31% 2
Manchester +10 7 £30,000 -14.28% 5
Lancashire +4 4 £35,000 -
Cumbria - 1 £28,609 -
HND
England

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 53 (86.89%) Degree
2 25 (40.98%) Windows
3 23 (37.70%) HNC
4 22 (36.07%) Software Engineering
4 22 (36.07%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (34.43%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (29.51%) C#
7 16 (26.23%) Linux
7 16 (26.23%) Root Cause Analysis
8 15 (24.59%) OO
8 15 (24.59%) Visual Studio
8 15 (24.59%) Electronics
8 15 (24.59%) Scrum
9 14 (22.95%) Regression Testing
9 14 (22.95%) Pair Programming
9 14 (22.95%) Embedded Linux
9 14 (22.95%) C
9 14 (22.95%) C++
9 14 (22.95%) Java
9 14 (22.95%) UML
9 14 (22.95%) OOD
9 14 (22.95%) ISO 9001
9 14 (22.95%) Embedded C
9 14 (22.95%) Windows CE
9 14 (22.95%) Embedded Systems
9 14 (22.95%) Embedded Software Development
9 14 (22.95%) Selenium
9 14 (22.95%) Test Scripting
9 14 (22.95%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (22.95%) Test Automation

HND
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 2 (3.28%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (8.20%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.92%) AutoCAD
2 3 (4.92%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (1.64%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.20%) BGP
1 5 (8.20%) Cisco Nexus
1 5 (8.20%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 5 (8.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 5 (8.20%) Firewall
1 5 (8.20%) IPsec
1 5 (8.20%) LAN
1 5 (8.20%) MPLS
1 5 (8.20%) Multicast
1 5 (8.20%) OSPF
1 5 (8.20%) tcpdump
1 5 (8.20%) VPN
1 5 (8.20%) Wireless
1 5 (8.20%) Wireshark
2 2 (3.28%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.64%) GIS
3 1 (1.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (24.59%) Visual Studio
2 14 (22.95%) Selenium
3 7 (11.48%) JIRA
4 2 (3.28%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (24.59%) Electronics
2 13 (21.31%) Finance
3 7 (11.48%) Telecoms
4 4 (6.56%) Legal
5 3 (4.92%) Manufacturing
6 2 (3.28%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (3.28%) Retail
7 1 (1.64%) Advertising
7 1 (1.64%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (27.87%) Analyst
2 14 (22.95%) C Software Engineer
2 14 (22.95%) C/C++ Software Engineer
2 14 (22.95%) C++ Software Engineer
2 14 (22.95%) Software Engineer
3 12 (19.67%) Test Analyst
4 10 (16.39%) Developer
5 7 (11.48%) Java Developer
5 7 (11.48%) QA Engineer
6 6 (9.84%) QA Test Engineer
6 6 (9.84%) Test Engineer
7 5 (8.20%) Design Engineer
7 5 (8.20%) Java Engineer
7 5 (8.20%) Network Engineer
7 5 (8.20%) QA Analyst
7 5 (8.20%) QA Test Analyst
7 5 (8.20%) QA Tester
7 5 (8.20%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 5 (8.20%) Selenium Tester
7 5 (8.20%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.56%) .NET
1 4 (6.56%) XML
2 3 (4.92%) CSS
2 3 (4.92%) HTML
2 3 (4.92%) jQuery
3 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.64%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 1 (1.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (1.64%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (34.43%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (22.95%) Embedded Systems
3 8 (13.11%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.92%) FMCG
5 2 (3.28%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.28%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.64%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.64%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.64%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 25 (40.98%) Windows
2 16 (26.23%) Linux
3 14 (22.95%) Embedded Linux
3 14 (22.95%) Windows CE
4 4 (6.56%) Windows Server
4 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.28%) Unix
5 2 (3.28%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.28%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (36.07%) Agile Software Development
1 22 (36.07%) Software Engineering
2 16 (26.23%) Root Cause Analysis
3 15 (24.59%) OO
3 15 (24.59%) Scrum
4 14 (22.95%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (22.95%) Embedded Software Development
4 14 (22.95%) OOD
4 14 (22.95%) Pair Programming
4 14 (22.95%) Regression Testing
4 14 (22.95%) Test Automation
4 14 (22.95%) Test Scripting
4 14 (22.95%) UML
5 7 (11.48%) Automated Testing
5 7 (11.48%) Defect Management
5 7 (11.48%) Functional Testing
5 7 (11.48%) ITIL
5 7 (11.48%) QA Automation
5 7 (11.48%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (11.48%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 18 (29.51%) C#
2 14 (22.95%) C
2 14 (22.95%) C++
2 14 (22.95%) Embedded C
2 14 (22.95%) Java
3 6 (9.84%) SQL
4 4 (6.56%) T-SQL
5 3 (4.92%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.28%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.64%) PHP
Qualifications
1 53 (86.89%) Degree
2 23 (37.70%) HNC
3 6 (9.84%) MCSE
3 6 (9.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (8.20%) CCSA
4 5 (8.20%) Check Point Certification
4 5 (8.20%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (6.56%) CCNP
5 4 (6.56%) MCSA
6 2 (3.28%) CCNA
6 2 (3.28%) MCDBA
6 2 (3.28%) MCITP
6 2 (3.28%) MCTS
7 1 (1.64%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.64%) GNVQ
7 1 (1.64%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.64%) MCP
7 1 (1.64%) NVQ Level 3
7 1 (1.64%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (22.95%) ISO 9001
2 9 (14.75%) QA
3 2 (3.28%) ISO13485
System Software
1 8 (13.11%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.56%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 10 (16.39%) Microsoft
2 9 (14.75%) HP
3 7 (11.48%) Telerik
4 6 (9.84%) VMware
5 5 (8.20%) CheckPoint
5 5 (8.20%) Cisco
5 5 (8.20%) F5
5 5 (8.20%) SolarWinds
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