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

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 212 227 237
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +10
Permanent jobs citing HND 30 13 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.44% 0.20% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.74% 0.80% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 23 3 30
Average salary £45,000 £32,500 £27,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.46% +17.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £32,500 £16,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £44,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £32,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -3.03%
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
1725 1620 1915
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 25.36% 24.47% 24.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1436 1322 1612
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 January 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 29 January 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 -2 13 £38,000 -20.00% 9
Cheshire - 11 £45,000 - 4
Lancashire - 3 £20,000 -
Merseyside +14 2 £57,825 +77.92% 1
Cumbria - 1 £27,500 - 2
HND
England

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 36 (67.92%) Degree
2 24 (45.28%) SQL
3 21 (39.62%) PL/SQL
3 21 (39.62%) HNC
4 16 (30.19%) Java
4 16 (30.19%) QA
5 15 (28.30%) Finance
5 15 (28.30%) .NET
6 14 (26.42%) XML
6 14 (26.42%) C#
6 14 (26.42%) Regression Testing
6 14 (26.42%) Workflow
6 14 (26.42%) Selenium
6 14 (26.42%) Computer Science
6 14 (26.42%) JIRA
6 14 (26.42%) Automated Testing
6 14 (26.42%) Telerik
6 14 (26.42%) Test Scripting
6 14 (26.42%) User Acceptance Testing
6 14 (26.42%) WatiN
7 11 (20.75%) Windows
8 9 (16.98%) MS Office
9 8 (15.09%) AutoCAD
9 8 (15.09%) ITIL
10 7 (13.21%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (13.21%) Oracle
10 7 (13.21%) Crystal Reports
10 7 (13.21%) UNIX
10 7 (13.21%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (13.21%) MCSE

HND
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 1 (1.89%) WinCC
1 1 (1.89%) Moodle
1 1 (1.89%) Joomla!
Applications
1 9 (16.98%) MS Office
2 8 (15.09%) AutoCAD
3 2 (3.77%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.77%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.66%) WAN
1 3 (5.66%) TCP/IP
1 3 (5.66%) LAN
2 2 (3.77%) VLAN
2 2 (3.77%) LLU
2 2 (3.77%) VoIP
2 2 (3.77%) MPLS
2 2 (3.77%) DNS
3 1 (1.89%) Modbus
3 1 (1.89%) Profibus
3 1 (1.89%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.21%) Crystal Reports
1 7 (13.21%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (26.42%) Selenium
1 14 (26.42%) JIRA
1 14 (26.42%) WatiN
2 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.89%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.89%) LabVIEW
General
1 15 (28.30%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.66%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (5.66%) Electronics
4 2 (3.77%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (26.42%) Tester
2 11 (20.75%) Design Engineer
3 9 (16.98%) Analyst
3 9 (16.98%) Support Analyst
4 8 (15.09%) Selenium Tester
5 6 (11.32%) QA Tester
5 6 (11.32%) Automated Tester
5 6 (11.32%) IT Support
6 5 (9.43%) Software Support Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) Support Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Applications Support
8 3 (5.66%) Software Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) IT Support Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Applications Support Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) Embedded C Engineer
9 2 (3.77%) C Software Engineer
9 2 (3.77%) Mechanical Design Engineer
9 2 (3.77%) Mechanical Engineer
9 2 (3.77%) Junior Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) Data Centre Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (28.30%) .NET
2 14 (26.42%) XML
3 2 (3.77%) CSS
3 2 (3.77%) HTML
4 1 (1.89%) Web Services
4 1 (1.89%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 14 (26.42%) Computer Science
2 7 (13.21%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.55%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.66%) Fat Client
4 3 (5.66%) EPoS
4 3 (5.66%) Thin Client
4 3 (5.66%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.77%) SCADA
6 1 (1.89%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.75%) Windows
2 7 (13.21%) UNIX
3 5 (9.43%) Windows 7
4 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (5.66%) Windows XP
6 2 (3.77%) Windows CE
6 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.77%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.42%) Regression Testing
1 14 (26.42%) Workflow
1 14 (26.42%) Automated Testing
1 14 (26.42%) Test Scripting
1 14 (26.42%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (15.09%) ITIL
3 7 (13.21%) Software Testing
4 6 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (9.43%) Project Management
6 4 (7.55%) Change Management
6 4 (7.55%) OO
7 3 (5.66%) Waterfall
7 3 (5.66%) Scrum
7 3 (5.66%) Incident Management
8 2 (3.77%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (3.77%) Supplier Management
8 2 (3.77%) Software Engineering
8 2 (3.77%) Pair Programming
8 2 (3.77%) UML
8 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 24 (45.28%) SQL
2 21 (39.62%) PL/SQL
3 16 (30.19%) Java
4 14 (26.42%) C#
5 5 (9.43%) C
6 3 (5.66%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.77%) C++
7 2 (3.77%) Embedded C
7 2 (3.77%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 36 (67.92%) Degree
2 21 (39.62%) HNC
3 7 (13.21%) MCSE
3 7 (13.21%) MCSA
3 7 (13.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (11.32%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (9.43%) MCP
6 4 (7.55%) CCNA
7 3 (5.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (5.66%) GNVQ
7 3 (5.66%) NVQ Level 3
8 2 (3.77%) CITP
8 2 (3.77%) CCNP
8 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.89%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (30.19%) QA
2 7 (13.21%) ISO 9000
3 2 (3.77%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (9.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.89%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.89%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) WSUS
1 2 (3.77%) Cacti
1 2 (3.77%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 14 (26.42%) Telerik
2 7 (13.21%) Oracle
3 5 (9.43%) Cisco
4 4 (7.55%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.66%) HP
5 3 (5.66%) Dell
5 3 (5.66%) VMware
6 2 (3.77%) Huawei
6 2 (3.77%) Fujitsu
6 2 (3.77%) Redback
6 2 (3.77%) Autodesk
6 2 (3.77%) Juniper
6 2 (3.77%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.89%) Adobe
7 1 (1.89%) Siemens
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Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Computer Futures
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
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Posted: 5 days ago
Cumbria
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Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
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Greater Manchester
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £17,000 - £21,000 Dependent on Experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
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Salary: £17,000 - £22,000 Dependent on Experience
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: Market related
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
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Salary: £17,000 - £21,000 Dependent on Experience
Posted: 12 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
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Salary: £17,000 - £22,000 Dependent on Experience
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
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