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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 218 225 234
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +9
Permanent jobs citing HND 33 22 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.50% 0.31% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.11% 1.35% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 24 12 7
Average salary £40,000 £25,250 £23,980
Average salary % change year-on-year
+58.41% +5.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,200 £15,050 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £29,600 £31,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
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
1565 1629 1678
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.83% 22.89% 22.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1215 1258 1405
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £38,085
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +17 17 £40,000 +110.52% 3
Cheshire +5 14 £40,000 - 2
Merseyside +4 1 £35,000 +34.61%
Lancashire -13 1 £35,000 +125.80% 2
HND
England

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 41 (93.18%) Degree
2 19 (43.18%) Windows
3 14 (31.82%) .NET
3 14 (31.82%) QA
3 14 (31.82%) Finance
4 13 (29.55%) Java
4 13 (29.55%) SQL
4 13 (29.55%) XML
5 12 (27.27%) HNC
5 12 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (25.00%) Computer Science
6 11 (25.00%) PL/SQL
6 11 (25.00%) C#
6 11 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 11 (25.00%) Workflow
6 11 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 11 (25.00%) Telerik
6 11 (25.00%) Selenium
6 11 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 11 (25.00%) JIRA
6 11 (25.00%) Automated Testing
7 10 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (20.45%) Windows 7
8 9 (20.45%) WatiN
9 8 (18.18%) ITIL
9 8 (18.18%) MCSE
10 7 (15.91%) MCSA
10 7 (15.91%) MS Excel
10 7 (15.91%) Windows XP

HND
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 5 (11.36%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (15.91%) MS Excel
2 5 (11.36%) MS Office
3 2 (4.55%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.27%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (4.55%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.91%) LAN
1 7 (15.91%) WAN
1 7 (15.91%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.27%) Wireless
2 1 (2.27%) VPN
2 1 (2.27%) SAN
2 1 (2.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.27%) MySQL
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (25.00%) Selenium
1 11 (25.00%) JIRA
2 9 (20.45%) WatiN
3 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (31.82%) Finance
2 7 (15.91%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (9.09%) Electronics
4 1 (2.27%) Back Office
4 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.27%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.27%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 9 (20.45%) QA Tester
1 9 (20.45%) Tester
1 9 (20.45%) Automated Tester
2 8 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 7 (15.91%) IT Support Engineer
3 7 (15.91%) IT Support
4 4 (9.09%) Embedded C Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) C Software Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Embedded C++ Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Design Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) C++ Software Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Embedded C Software Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Software Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Senior Design Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Project Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (31.82%) .NET
2 13 (29.55%) XML
3 1 (2.27%) jQuery
3 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 7 (15.91%) EPoS
2 7 (15.91%) Thin Client
2 7 (15.91%) Fat Client
3 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.55%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 19 (43.18%) Windows
2 12 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (20.45%) Windows 7
4 7 (15.91%) Windows XP
4 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (9.09%) Windows CE
5 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.55%) UNIX
6 2 (4.55%) Solaris
7 1 (2.27%) Linux
7 1 (2.27%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.27%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.00%) Workflow
1 11 (25.00%) Regression Testing
1 11 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 11 (25.00%) Test Scripting
1 11 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 8 (18.18%) ITIL
3 5 (11.36%) OO
3 5 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (9.09%) Waterfall
4 4 (9.09%) Test Automation
4 4 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (9.09%) Embedded Software Development
4 4 (9.09%) Pair Programming
4 4 (9.09%) Software Engineering
4 4 (9.09%) Time Management
4 4 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (9.09%) Scrum
4 4 (9.09%) UML
5 3 (6.82%) Project Management
5 3 (6.82%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 13 (29.55%) Java
1 13 (29.55%) SQL
2 11 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 11 (25.00%) C#
3 7 (15.91%) PowerShell
4 4 (9.09%) C++
4 4 (9.09%) C
4 4 (9.09%) Embedded C
4 4 (9.09%) Embedded C++
5 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 41 (93.18%) Degree
2 12 (27.27%) HNC
3 10 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (18.18%) MCSE
5 7 (15.91%) MCSA
5 7 (15.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (4.55%) A+ Certification
6 2 (4.55%) MCTS
7 1 (2.27%) MCITP
7 1 (2.27%) CITP
7 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (2.27%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (31.82%) QA
2 4 (9.09%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.27%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Nagios
1 1 (2.27%) Opsview
Vendors
1 11 (25.00%) Telerik
2 6 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.55%) HP
3 2 (4.55%) SAP
3 2 (4.55%) Oracle
3 2 (4.55%) NEC
3 2 (4.55%) VMware
4 1 (2.27%) Cisco
4 1 (2.27%) Nokia
4 1 (2.27%) Remedy
4 1 (2.27%) Veeam
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Salary: £19000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
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Posted: 13 days ago
Darwen
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Salary: £20k - 25k per year
Posted: 14 days ago
Bury
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago