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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 239 224 200
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -24
Permanent jobs citing HND 17 15 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.22% 0.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.98% 0.97% 2.88%
Number of salaries quoted 10 13 43
Average salary £24,750 £23,980 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.21% -31.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,550 £20,600 £16,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £32,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +3.17%
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
1729 1545 1911
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.39% 22.82% 26.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1362 1309 1589
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014. 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 -6 9 £20,000 -55.55% 13
Cheshire -20 5 - - 4
Merseyside +9 2 £32,500 -18.75%
Lancashire - 1 £15,500 -
HND
England

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 26 (46.43%) Degree
2 21 (37.50%) QA
2 21 (37.50%) HNC
3 19 (33.93%) HTML
3 19 (33.93%) SQL
4 16 (28.57%) Photoshop
5 15 (26.79%) XML
6 14 (25.00%) Project Management
7 13 (23.21%) XHTML
7 13 (23.21%) Line Management
8 12 (21.43%) CSS
9 11 (19.64%) Windows
9 11 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (17.86%) JSP
10 10 (17.86%) C
10 10 (17.86%) Internet
11 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
11 9 (16.07%) ISEB
11 9 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (14.29%) Citrix
12 8 (14.29%) Java
12 8 (14.29%) Oracle
12 8 (14.29%) MS Office
12 8 (14.29%) UNIX
13 7 (12.50%) Test Scripting
13 7 (12.50%) Software Testing
14 6 (10.71%) PowerShell
14 6 (10.71%) Test Automation
14 6 (10.71%) XenApp

HND
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 (7.14%) WebLogic
1 4 (7.14%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.57%) CMS
2 2 (3.57%) IIS
2 2 (3.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (28.57%) Photoshop
2 8 (14.29%) MS Office
3 4 (7.14%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (3.57%) Acrobat
4 2 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.86%) Internet
2 3 (5.36%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.57%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) Crystal Reports
1 4 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Maven
1 4 (7.14%) Eclipse
1 4 (7.14%) Dreamweaver
1 4 (7.14%) Ant
1 4 (7.14%) JUnit
1 4 (7.14%) Gerrit
1 4 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 4 (7.14%) Jenkins
1 4 (7.14%) Mockito
2 3 (5.36%) TestPartner
3 2 (3.57%) FrontPage
3 2 (3.57%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.79%) LabVIEW
General
1 6 (10.71%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Marketing
2 4 (7.14%) Retail
3 3 (5.36%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.36%) Advertising
3 3 (5.36%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.57%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 16 (28.57%) Developer
2 9 (16.07%) Analyst
3 8 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 7 (12.50%) Principal Engineer
5 6 (10.71%) Website Developer
5 6 (10.71%) Author
5 6 (10.71%) Internet Developer
6 5 (8.93%) Applications Support Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) Applications Support
7 4 (7.14%) Java Developer
7 4 (7.14%) Software Support Analyst
7 4 (7.14%) Web Developer
7 4 (7.14%) Development Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Senior Development Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Marketing Assistant
8 3 (5.36%) Tester
8 3 (5.36%) Software Tester
9 2 (3.57%) Data Centre Manager
9 2 (3.57%) Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (33.93%) HTML
2 15 (26.79%) XML
3 13 (23.21%) XHTML
4 12 (21.43%) CSS
5 10 (17.86%) JSP
6 4 (7.14%) jQuery
6 4 (7.14%) Spring
6 4 (7.14%) Hibernate
6 4 (7.14%) JAXB
6 4 (7.14%) WSDL
6 4 (7.14%) XSLT
6 4 (7.14%) EJB
6 4 (7.14%) Web Services
6 4 (7.14%) JDBC
6 4 (7.14%) Apache Wicket
6 4 (7.14%) JAX-WS
6 4 (7.14%) EJB 3.0
7 3 (5.36%) HTML5
8 2 (3.57%) .NET
9 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.71%) SCADA
3 5 (8.93%) Copywriting
4 4 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (5.36%) New Media
5 3 (5.36%) Social Media
6 2 (3.57%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.79%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 11 (19.64%) Windows
2 8 (14.29%) UNIX
3 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (7.14%) Linux
3 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.57%) Windows XP
4 2 (3.57%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.00%) Project Management
2 13 (23.21%) Line Management
3 11 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 7 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 6 (10.71%) Test Automation
6 6 (10.71%) Validation
6 6 (10.71%) OO
7 5 (8.93%) Scrum
7 5 (8.93%) Web Design
7 5 (8.93%) Regression Testing
8 4 (7.14%) Integration Testing
8 4 (7.14%) Web Development
8 4 (7.14%) Workflow
8 4 (7.14%) TDD
8 4 (7.14%) Automation Testing
8 4 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (7.14%) Test Strategy
9 3 (5.36%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 19 (33.93%) SQL
2 10 (17.86%) C
3 8 (14.29%) Java
4 6 (10.71%) PowerShell
4 6 (10.71%) C#
5 5 (8.93%) VBScript
6 4 (7.14%) XPath
6 4 (7.14%) Perl
6 4 (7.14%) C++
6 4 (7.14%) PL/SQL
6 4 (7.14%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.57%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 26 (46.43%) Degree
2 21 (37.50%) HNC
3 9 (16.07%) ISEB
4 4 (7.14%) MCP
5 3 (5.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (37.50%) QA
2 4 (7.14%) ISO 9000
3 2 (3.57%) SLA
4 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (10.71%) XenApp
1 6 (10.71%) XenDesktop
2 5 (8.93%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.36%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.29%) Citrix
2 8 (14.29%) Oracle
3 6 (10.71%) VMware
4 5 (8.93%) Adobe
5 3 (5.36%) Compuware
5 3 (5.36%) HP
5 3 (5.36%) Dell
6 2 (3.57%) AppSense
6 2 (3.57%) Autodesk
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