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

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 217 222 233
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +11
Permanent jobs citing HND 25 33 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.43% 0.50% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.79% 2.10% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 24 24 12
Median salary £38,750 £40,000 £25,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.12% +58.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £30,200 £15,050
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £44,500 £29,600
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
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
1399 1573 1633
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.83% 24.06% 22.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1156 1225 1257
Median salary £42,500 £39,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.59% +12.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,800 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

HND
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing HND as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 July 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HND within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -1 13 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Cheshire +28 8 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Lancashire +20 3 £20,000 -42.85% 2
Merseyside -9 1 £36,070 +3.05%
HND
England

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT jobs citing HND also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for HND.

1 51 (92.73%) Degree
2 25 (45.45%) Finance
3 22 (40.00%) C#
4 19 (34.55%) Visual Studio
5 17 (30.91%) HTML
5 17 (30.91%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (30.91%) Software Engineering
6 16 (29.09%) MVC
6 16 (29.09%) Scrum
6 16 (29.09%) ASP.NET
6 16 (29.09%) .NET
6 16 (29.09%) ASP.NET MVC
6 16 (29.09%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (27.27%) SQL
7 15 (27.27%) HNC
8 14 (25.45%) SQL Server
8 14 (25.45%) CSS
8 14 (25.45%) JavaScript
8 14 (25.45%) jQuery
9 13 (23.64%) SDLC
10 12 (21.82%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (21.82%) Web Development
10 12 (21.82%) Windows
11 11 (20.00%) T-SQL
12 10 (18.18%) XHTML
12 10 (18.18%) Microsoft
13 9 (16.36%) Java
14 8 (14.55%) Advertising
14 8 (14.55%) Electronics
14 8 (14.55%) OO

HND
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.45%) Umbraco
2 2 (3.64%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.82%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) AutoCAD
1 3 (5.45%) MS Excel
1 3 (5.45%) SOLIDWORKS
2 1 (1.82%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) NetScaler
2 1 (1.82%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.82%) SSL
2 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.82%) GIS
3 1 (1.82%) MySQL
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.82%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 19 (34.55%) Visual Studio
2 7 (12.73%) Selenium
General
1 25 (45.45%) Finance
2 8 (14.55%) Advertising
2 8 (14.55%) Electronics
3 5 (9.09%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.82%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 26 (47.27%) Developer
2 14 (25.45%) .NET Developer
3 9 (16.36%) Analyst
3 9 (16.36%) ASP.NET Developer
3 9 (16.36%) C# .NET Developer
3 9 (16.36%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 9 (16.36%) C# Developer
3 9 (16.36%) Java Developer
4 8 (14.55%) Test Analyst
5 6 (10.91%) C Software Engineer
5 6 (10.91%) C/C++ Software Engineer
5 6 (10.91%) C++ Software Engineer
5 6 (10.91%) Software Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) .NET Web Developer
6 5 (9.09%) Web Developer
7 4 (7.27%) Junior
7 4 (7.27%) Junior Developer
7 4 (7.27%) Project Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Junior .NET Developer
8 3 (5.45%) Junior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (30.91%) HTML
2 16 (29.09%) .NET
2 16 (29.09%) ASP.NET
2 16 (29.09%) ASP.NET MVC
3 14 (25.45%) CSS
3 14 (25.45%) jQuery
4 10 (18.18%) XHTML
5 5 (9.09%) Apache Camel
5 5 (9.09%) JPA
5 5 (9.09%) REST
5 5 (9.09%) SOAP
5 5 (9.09%) Spring
5 5 (9.09%) Web Services
6 3 (5.45%) .NET Framework
6 3 (5.45%) AngularJS
6 3 (5.45%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 3 (5.45%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 3 (5.45%) HTML5
6 3 (5.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 16 (29.09%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (12.73%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (5.45%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.45%) FMCG
3 3 (5.45%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.64%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.64%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.82%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.82%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.82%) Economics
5 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.82%) PMI
5 1 (1.82%) Psychology
5 1 (1.82%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.82%) Windows
2 7 (12.73%) Linux
2 7 (12.73%) Windows CE
3 6 (10.91%) Embedded Linux
4 5 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.91%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (30.91%) Software Engineering
2 16 (29.09%) MVC
2 16 (29.09%) Scrum
3 13 (23.64%) SDLC
4 12 (21.82%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (21.82%) Web Development
5 8 (14.55%) OO
6 7 (12.73%) Embedded Software Development
6 7 (12.73%) Regression Testing
6 7 (12.73%) Test Automation
6 7 (12.73%) Test Scripting
6 7 (12.73%) UML
7 6 (10.91%) OOD
7 6 (10.91%) Pair Programming
7 6 (10.91%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (7.27%) Lean Manufacturing
8 4 (7.27%) Six Sigma
9 3 (5.45%) CRM
9 3 (5.45%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (40.00%) C#
2 15 (27.27%) SQL
3 14 (25.45%) JavaScript
4 11 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 9 (16.36%) Java
6 7 (12.73%) C
6 7 (12.73%) C++
7 6 (10.91%) Embedded C
8 4 (7.27%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.82%) PHP
9 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 51 (92.73%) Degree
2 15 (27.27%) HNC
3 3 (5.45%) MCSA
3 3 (5.45%) MCSE
3 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.82%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.82%) NVQ Level 4
4 1 (1.82%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.82%) Postgraduate
4 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.91%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.82%) ISO13485
2 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.82%) SAS 70
System Software
1 5 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.45%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.64%) XenApp
Vendors
1 10 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.27%) Oracle
3 3 (5.45%) VMware
4 2 (3.64%) Citrix
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