The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 226 232 209
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -23
Permanent jobs citing HND 16 10 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.14% 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.97% 0.60% 2.38%
Number of salaries quoted 8 8 38
Average salary £25,500 £23,980 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.33% -31.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £15,000 £21,000 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £30,750 £30,000 £42,900
UK excluding London average salary £31,000 £33,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-7.46% +3.07%
Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1644 1661 1892
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.93% 23.13% 25.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1269 1397 1619
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £62,750
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
HND
England

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 1 August 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 1 August 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
Cheshire +1 8 - -
Lancashire - 4 £15,250 -
Merseyside -2 3 £26,000 +8.42%
Manchester -2 1 £25,000 -16.66% 2
HND
England

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 33 (49.25%) Degree
2 30 (44.78%) HTML
3 27 (40.30%) SQL
3 27 (40.30%) HNC
4 26 (38.81%) XML
5 25 (37.31%) QA
6 22 (32.84%) Photoshop
7 19 (28.36%) XHTML
7 19 (28.36%) Project Management
8 18 (26.87%) CSS
9 16 (23.88%) JSP
9 16 (23.88%) Windows
9 16 (23.88%) Internet
10 15 (22.39%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (20.90%) Finance
12 13 (19.40%) Retail
12 13 (19.40%) Microsoft
12 13 (19.40%) Oracle
12 13 (19.40%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (19.40%) Oracle Database
12 13 (19.40%) Performance Tuning
13 12 (17.91%) Java
14 11 (16.42%) Citrix
15 10 (14.93%) ISEB
15 10 (14.93%) Linux
15 10 (14.93%) OO
16 9 (13.43%) Tomcat
16 9 (13.43%) XSLT
16 9 (13.43%) UNIX
16 9 (13.43%) Web Services

HND
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 9 (13.43%) Tomcat
1 9 (13.43%) WebLogic
2 4 (5.97%) SAS
3 2 (2.99%) IIS
3 2 (2.99%) CMS
3 2 (2.99%) WordPress
4 1 (1.49%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 22 (32.84%) Photoshop
2 6 (8.96%) MS Office
3 4 (5.97%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (4.48%) MS Excel
5 2 (2.99%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 16 (23.88%) Internet
2 6 (8.96%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.99%) Intranet
4 1 (1.49%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (1.49%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.40%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (13.43%) Ant
1 9 (13.43%) JUnit
1 9 (13.43%) Eclipse
1 9 (13.43%) Maven
1 9 (13.43%) Jenkins
1 9 (13.43%) Git (software)
1 9 (13.43%) Mockito
1 9 (13.43%) Gerrit
2 4 (5.97%) Dreamweaver
2 4 (5.97%) TestPartner
3 2 (2.99%) FrontPage
4 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (20.90%) Finance
2 13 (19.40%) Retail
3 4 (5.97%) Marketing
4 3 (4.48%) Advertising
5 2 (2.99%) Electronics
6 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (40.30%) Developer
2 11 (16.42%) Author
2 11 (16.42%) Website Developer
2 11 (16.42%) Internet Developer
3 9 (13.43%) Java Developer
4 6 (8.96%) Principal Engineer
5 5 (7.46%) Analyst
5 5 (7.46%) Web Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Oracle DBA
6 4 (5.97%) Software Tester
6 4 (5.97%) DBA
6 4 (5.97%) Tester
6 4 (5.97%) Administrator
6 4 (5.97%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Development Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Senior Development Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Marketing Assistant
7 3 (4.48%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (44.78%) HTML
2 26 (38.81%) XML
3 19 (28.36%) XHTML
4 18 (26.87%) CSS
5 16 (23.88%) JSP
6 9 (13.43%) XSLT
6 9 (13.43%) Web Services
6 9 (13.43%) JDBC
6 9 (13.43%) EJB
6 9 (13.43%) JAXB
6 9 (13.43%) WSDL
6 9 (13.43%) Hibernate
6 9 (13.43%) jQuery
6 9 (13.43%) Spring
6 9 (13.43%) Apache Wicket
6 9 (13.43%) JAX-WS
6 9 (13.43%) EJB 3.0
7 3 (4.48%) HTML5
8 1 (1.49%) .NET
8 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.46%) Copywriting
1 5 (7.46%) SCADA
1 5 (7.46%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.97%) Replication
2 4 (5.97%) Clustering
2 4 (5.97%) Telematics
2 4 (5.97%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.48%) New Media
3 3 (4.48%) Social Media
4 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (23.88%) Windows
2 10 (14.93%) Linux
3 9 (13.43%) UNIX
3 9 (13.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (7.46%) Windows 7
5 5 (7.46%) Windows XP
6 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (28.36%) Project Management
2 15 (22.39%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (19.40%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (19.40%) Performance Tuning
4 10 (14.93%) OO
5 9 (13.43%) Scrum
5 9 (13.43%) Web Development
5 9 (13.43%) TDD
6 8 (11.94%) Test Scripting
7 6 (8.96%) Regression Testing
7 6 (8.96%) Test Automation
8 5 (7.46%) Web Design
8 5 (7.46%) Validation
8 5 (7.46%) ITIL
9 4 (5.97%) Integration Testing
9 4 (5.97%) Software Testing
9 4 (5.97%) Automated Testing
9 4 (5.97%) Workflow
9 4 (5.97%) Test Strategy
9 4 (5.97%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (40.30%) SQL
2 12 (17.91%) Java
3 9 (13.43%) C
3 9 (13.43%) XPath
4 6 (8.96%) C#
4 6 (8.96%) VBScript
4 6 (8.96%) PowerShell
5 4 (5.97%) Shell Script
5 4 (5.97%) PL/SQL
5 4 (5.97%) Perl
5 4 (5.97%) C++
5 4 (5.97%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.99%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.99%) PHP
7 1 (1.49%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 33 (49.25%) Degree
2 27 (40.30%) HNC
3 10 (14.93%) ISEB
4 8 (11.94%) MCP
5 4 (5.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (37.31%) QA
2 4 (5.97%) PCI DSS
3 3 (4.48%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (11.94%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.96%) XenApp
2 6 (8.96%) XenDesktop
3 4 (5.97%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (4.48%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.99%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 13 (19.40%) Microsoft
1 13 (19.40%) Oracle
2 11 (16.42%) Citrix
3 7 (10.45%) HP
3 7 (10.45%) Dell
4 6 (8.96%) VMware
5 5 (7.46%) Adobe
6 4 (5.97%) NetApp
6 4 (5.97%) Compuware
7 2 (2.99%) AppSense
Oldham
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + pension, holidays, lap, mob
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago