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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 228 254 223
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -31
Permanent jobs citing HND 28 11 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.41% 0.15% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.70% 0.65% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 22 5 13
Average salary £38,750 £30,000 £23,980
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.16% +25.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,596 £19,700 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £32,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £31,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
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
1644 1692 1568
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.23% 23.01% 22.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1267 1292 1327
Average salary £38,350 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.26% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015. 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
Manchester - 15 £40,000 - 10
Cheshire -1 10 £27,250 -
Lancashire +3 3 £25,961 +14.11%
HND
England

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 45 (88.24%) Degree
2 20 (39.22%) Windows
3 16 (31.37%) .NET
3 16 (31.37%) QA
3 16 (31.37%) Finance
4 15 (29.41%) Workflow
4 15 (29.41%) Computer Science
4 15 (29.41%) Java
4 15 (29.41%) SQL
4 15 (29.41%) XML
5 13 (25.49%) PL/SQL
5 13 (25.49%) C#
5 13 (25.49%) JIRA
5 13 (25.49%) Selenium
5 13 (25.49%) Automated Testing
5 13 (25.49%) Telerik
5 13 (25.49%) Regression Testing
5 13 (25.49%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (25.49%) Test Scripting
6 12 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (23.53%) HNC
7 11 (21.57%) Microsoft
7 11 (21.57%) Active Directory
8 10 (19.61%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (17.65%) Windows 7
10 8 (15.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (15.69%) WatiN
10 8 (15.69%) MCSE
10 8 (15.69%) MS Excel
11 7 (13.73%) Windows XP

HND
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 6 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (15.69%) MS Excel
2 7 (13.73%) MS Office
3 2 (3.92%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.96%) Acrobat
4 1 (1.96%) RoboHelp
4 1 (1.96%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.96%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 3 (5.88%) SAP PS
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.73%) LAN
1 7 (13.73%) WAN
1 7 (13.73%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.96%) VPN
2 1 (1.96%) SAN
2 1 (1.96%) Internet
2 1 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.96%) MySQL
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (25.49%) JIRA
1 13 (25.49%) Selenium
2 8 (15.69%) WatiN
3 1 (1.96%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (1.96%) Axure RP
3 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (31.37%) Finance
2 7 (13.73%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (5.88%) Electronics
4 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.96%) Back Office
4 1 (1.96%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.96%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 8 (15.69%) Tester
1 8 (15.69%) Support Engineer
1 8 (15.69%) QA Tester
1 8 (15.69%) Automated Tester
2 7 (13.73%) IT Support
2 7 (13.73%) IT Support Engineer
3 5 (9.80%) QA Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) Design Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) C++ Software Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.88%) Software Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Embedded C Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) C Software Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (31.37%) .NET
2 15 (29.41%) XML
3 1 (1.96%) jQuery
3 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.96%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 15 (29.41%) Computer Science
2 7 (13.73%) Fat Client
2 7 (13.73%) EPoS
2 7 (13.73%) Thin Client
3 4 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.92%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.96%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.96%) FMCG
5 1 (1.96%) User Experience
5 1 (1.96%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 20 (39.22%) Windows
2 12 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (17.65%) Windows 7
4 8 (15.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (13.73%) Windows XP
6 5 (9.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (5.88%) Windows CE
8 2 (3.92%) Solaris
8 2 (3.92%) UNIX
9 1 (1.96%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.96%) Linux
9 1 (1.96%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (29.41%) Workflow
2 13 (25.49%) Regression Testing
2 13 (25.49%) Automated Testing
2 13 (25.49%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (25.49%) Test Scripting
3 7 (13.73%) ITIL
4 5 (9.80%) Time Management
5 4 (7.84%) Coaching
5 4 (7.84%) OO
5 4 (7.84%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (5.88%) Pair Programming
6 3 (5.88%) Software Engineering
6 3 (5.88%) Change Management
6 3 (5.88%) UML
6 3 (5.88%) Project Management
6 3 (5.88%) Mentoring
6 3 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (5.88%) Embedded Software Development
6 3 (5.88%) Test Automation
6 3 (5.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 15 (29.41%) Java
1 15 (29.41%) SQL
2 13 (25.49%) PL/SQL
2 13 (25.49%) C#
3 7 (13.73%) PowerShell
4 3 (5.88%) Embedded C
4 3 (5.88%) Embedded C++
4 3 (5.88%) C++
4 3 (5.88%) C
5 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.96%) PHP
Qualifications
1 45 (88.24%) Degree
2 12 (23.53%) HNC
3 10 (19.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (15.69%) MCSE
5 7 (13.73%) MCSA
5 7 (13.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (3.92%) A+ Certification
6 2 (3.92%) MCTS
7 1 (1.96%) MCITP
7 1 (1.96%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (31.37%) QA
2 3 (5.88%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (21.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.96%) KVM
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) SCCM
2 1 (1.96%) Opsview
2 1 (1.96%) Nagios
Vendors
1 13 (25.49%) Telerik
2 11 (21.57%) Microsoft
3 5 (9.80%) HP
4 3 (5.88%) NEC
4 3 (5.88%) SAP
5 2 (3.92%) VMware
5 2 (3.92%) Capita
5 2 (3.92%) Oracle
6 1 (1.96%) Veeam
6 1 (1.96%) Nokia
6 1 (1.96%) Remedy
6 1 (1.96%) Cisco
6 1 (1.96%) Adobe
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £57000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Up tp £33,000 DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Up to £33,000 plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier Engineering
Salary: £30000 - £350000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Up tp £33,000 DOE
Posted: 7 days ago
Stockport. Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Up tp £33,000 DOE
Posted: 11 days ago
Stockport. Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Stockport. Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive DOE
Posted: 21 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £24,000 - £31,000 DOE
Posted: 27 days ago