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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 198 240 242
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +2
Permanent jobs citing HND 37 28 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.67% 0.40% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.48% 1.55% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 35 24 5
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +38.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,800 £20,000 £21,700
10% offered a salary of more than £40,375 £51,630 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £38,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +13.43%
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
1493 1808 1650
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 26.98% 26.13% 24.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1166 1472 1327
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,662 £50,000 £60,000
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 13 February 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 13 February 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 +42 22 £35,000 -26.31% 1
Manchester +21 12 £39,500 +3.94% 7
Lancashire +17 3 £40,000 +100.00% 1
Merseyside -6 3 £40,000 -30.82%
HND
England

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 50 (83.33%) Degree
2 22 (36.67%) Windows
3 21 (35.00%) HNC
3 21 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (31.67%) Software Engineering
5 18 (30.00%) Java
5 18 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (28.33%) C#
6 17 (28.33%) Workflow
7 16 (26.67%) QA
8 15 (25.00%) Selenium
8 15 (25.00%) Regression Testing
8 15 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 15 (25.00%) Test Scripting
9 14 (23.33%) Computer Science
9 14 (23.33%) OO
10 13 (21.67%) HP
10 13 (21.67%) Linux
10 13 (21.67%) Automated Testing
10 13 (21.67%) JIRA
10 13 (21.67%) Finance
10 13 (21.67%) Functional Testing
10 13 (21.67%) User Acceptance Testing
10 13 (21.67%) Defect Management
10 13 (21.67%) QA Automation
11 12 (20.00%) Embedded Software Development
11 12 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (20.00%) Test Automation
11 12 (20.00%) Electronics
11 12 (20.00%) Scrum

HND
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 4 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (18.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.67%) MS Office
2 1 (1.67%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.33%) BGP
1 5 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
1 5 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 5 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 5 (8.33%) Firewall
1 5 (8.33%) IPsec
1 5 (8.33%) LAN
1 5 (8.33%) MPLS
1 5 (8.33%) Multicast
1 5 (8.33%) OSPF
1 5 (8.33%) tcpdump
1 5 (8.33%) VPN
1 5 (8.33%) Wireless
1 5 (8.33%) Wireshark
2 2 (3.33%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (25.00%) Selenium
2 13 (21.67%) JIRA
3 11 (18.33%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.33%) Appium
4 2 (3.33%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (21.67%) Finance
2 12 (20.00%) Electronics
3 8 (13.33%) Telecoms
4 5 (8.33%) Legal
5 4 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (6.67%) Retail
6 1 (1.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 14 (23.33%) Analyst
2 12 (20.00%) C Software Engineer
2 12 (20.00%) C/C++ Software Engineer
2 12 (20.00%) C++ Software Engineer
2 12 (20.00%) QA Engineer
2 12 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 8 (13.33%) Developer
4 7 (11.67%) QA Test Engineer
4 7 (11.67%) QA Tester
4 7 (11.67%) Test Engineer
4 7 (11.67%) Tester
5 6 (10.00%) Java Developer
5 6 (10.00%) QA Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) QA Test Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) Selenium Tester
5 6 (10.00%) Test Analyst
6 5 (8.33%) Design Engineer
6 5 (8.33%) IT Analyst
6 5 (8.33%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.67%) XML
2 6 (10.00%) .NET
3 4 (6.67%) COM
4 2 (3.33%) CSS
4 2 (3.33%) HTML
4 2 (3.33%) jQuery
5 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 18 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (23.33%) Computer Science
3 11 (18.33%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (6.67%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.33%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.33%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.33%) SCADA
6 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.67%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.67%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 22 (36.67%) Windows
2 13 (21.67%) Linux
3 12 (20.00%) Windows CE
4 11 (18.33%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (6.67%) Unix
6 2 (3.33%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.33%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.67%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (31.67%) Software Engineering
3 17 (28.33%) Workflow
4 15 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 15 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 15 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 14 (23.33%) OO
6 13 (21.67%) Automated Testing
6 13 (21.67%) Defect Management
6 13 (21.67%) Functional Testing
6 13 (21.67%) QA Automation
6 13 (21.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (20.00%) Embedded Software Development
7 12 (20.00%) Pair Programming
7 12 (20.00%) Scrum
7 12 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 12 (20.00%) UML
8 11 (18.33%) High Availability
8 11 (18.33%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 18 (30.00%) Java
2 17 (28.33%) C#
3 12 (20.00%) C
3 12 (20.00%) C++
3 12 (20.00%) Embedded C
4 7 (11.67%) SQL
5 5 (8.33%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.33%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.33%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.67%) Embedded C++
7 1 (1.67%) PHP
7 1 (1.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 50 (83.33%) Degree
2 21 (35.00%) HNC
3 5 (8.33%) CCSA
3 5 (8.33%) Check Point Certification
3 5 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (6.67%) CCNP
5 3 (5.00%) MCSE
5 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.33%) CCNA
6 2 (3.33%) MCDBA
6 2 (3.33%) MCITP
6 2 (3.33%) MCTS
7 1 (1.67%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.67%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (1.67%) GNVQ
7 1 (1.67%) NVQ Level 3
7 1 (1.67%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (26.67%) QA
2 12 (20.00%) ISO 9001
3 3 (5.00%) ISO13485
System Software
1 7 (11.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (21.67%) HP
2 11 (18.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (18.33%) Telerik
3 5 (8.33%) CheckPoint
3 5 (8.33%) Cisco
3 5 (8.33%) F5
3 5 (8.33%) SolarWinds
4 3 (5.00%) VMware
5 1 (1.67%) Capita
Manchester, Lancashire
X4 Group
Salary: £27k - 32k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £24,000 - £31,000 DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benifits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Up to £33,000 Plus Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £30 - £45 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare etc
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £31000 per annum + OT, Van, Hols, Priv Health
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago