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

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 227 218 249
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +31
Permanent jobs citing HND 14 34 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.21% 0.48% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.77% 1.94% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 14 7 14
Average salary £47,500 £25,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+86.27% -32.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,800 £25,600
10% offered a salary of more than £53,130 £26,900 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-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
1829 1751 1804
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 27.31% 24.82% 24.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1427 1383 1459
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £51,000
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 31 March 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 31 March 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 -28 6 £38,000 +49.01% 5
Cheshire +6 4 £47,500 +143.58% 1
Lancashire +8 2 £20,000 -21.56%
Merseyside - 2 £57,825 -
HND
England

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 37 (80.43%) Degree
2 25 (54.35%) HNC
3 18 (39.13%) SQL
4 17 (36.96%) PL/SQL
5 15 (32.61%) C#
5 15 (32.61%) Java
5 15 (32.61%) .NET
5 15 (32.61%) XML
5 15 (32.61%) Regression Testing
5 15 (32.61%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (32.61%) Test Scripting
5 15 (32.61%) Computer Science
5 15 (32.61%) QA
5 15 (32.61%) Selenium
5 15 (32.61%) WatiN
5 15 (32.61%) Workflow
5 15 (32.61%) Finance
5 15 (32.61%) Telerik
5 15 (32.61%) Automated Testing
5 15 (32.61%) JIRA
6 12 (26.09%) Windows
7 9 (19.57%) ITIL
7 9 (19.57%) AutoCAD
8 7 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (15.22%) MCSE
8 7 (15.22%) MCSA
8 7 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (13.04%) C
9 6 (13.04%) Cisco Certification

HND
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 (2.17%) Joomla!
1 1 (2.17%) Moodle
1 1 (2.17%) WinCC
Applications
1 9 (19.57%) AutoCAD
2 3 (6.52%) MS Office
3 2 (4.35%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) LAN
1 3 (6.52%) WAN
1 3 (6.52%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.35%) DNS
2 2 (4.35%) MPLS
2 2 (4.35%) VLAN
2 2 (4.35%) LLU
2 2 (4.35%) VoIP
3 1 (2.17%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.17%) Modbus
3 1 (2.17%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) Crystal Reports
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (32.61%) JIRA
1 15 (32.61%) Selenium
1 15 (32.61%) WatiN
General
1 15 (32.61%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Electronics
3 3 (6.52%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (32.61%) Tester
2 10 (21.74%) Design Engineer
3 8 (17.39%) Selenium Tester
4 7 (15.22%) Automated Tester
4 7 (15.22%) QA Tester
5 6 (13.04%) IT Support
6 5 (10.87%) Software Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) Support Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) C++ Software Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) Embedded C Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) C Software Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) IT Support Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (32.61%) .NET
1 15 (32.61%) XML
2 2 (4.35%) HTML
2 2 (4.35%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (32.61%) Computer Science
2 7 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.70%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.52%) Client/Server
4 3 (6.52%) EPoS
4 3 (6.52%) Thin Client
4 3 (6.52%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.17%) VLE
5 1 (2.17%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 12 (26.09%) Windows
2 5 (10.87%) Windows 7
3 4 (8.70%) Windows CE
3 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (6.52%) Windows XP
5 2 (4.35%) Windows 8
5 2 (4.35%) UNIX
5 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.17%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (32.61%) Regression Testing
1 15 (32.61%) Workflow
1 15 (32.61%) Automated Testing
1 15 (32.61%) User Acceptance Testing
1 15 (32.61%) Test Scripting
2 9 (19.57%) ITIL
3 7 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (10.87%) Project Management
4 5 (10.87%) Change Management
5 4 (8.70%) Scrum
5 4 (8.70%) UML
5 4 (8.70%) OO
5 4 (8.70%) Pair Programming
5 4 (8.70%) Software Engineering
5 4 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (8.70%) Embedded Software Development
5 4 (8.70%) Test Automation
5 4 (8.70%) Waterfall
6 3 (6.52%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 18 (39.13%) SQL
2 17 (36.96%) PL/SQL
3 15 (32.61%) C#
3 15 (32.61%) Java
4 6 (13.04%) C
5 4 (8.70%) C++
5 4 (8.70%) Embedded C
5 4 (8.70%) Embedded C++
6 3 (6.52%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 37 (80.43%) Degree
2 25 (54.35%) HNC
3 7 (15.22%) MCSE
3 7 (15.22%) MCSA
3 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (10.87%) MCP
6 4 (8.70%) CCNA
7 3 (6.52%) CITP
7 3 (6.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (6.52%) GNVQ
7 3 (6.52%) NVQ Level 3
7 3 (6.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (4.35%) CCNP
9 1 (2.17%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (32.61%) QA
2 4 (8.70%) ISO 9001
3 2 (4.35%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 5 (10.87%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) WSUS
1 2 (4.35%) Cacti
1 2 (4.35%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 15 (32.61%) Telerik
2 5 (10.87%) Cisco
3 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.52%) VMware
4 3 (6.52%) HP
4 3 (6.52%) Dell
5 2 (4.35%) Juniper
5 2 (4.35%) Redback
5 2 (4.35%) Huawei
5 2 (4.35%) Fujitsu
5 2 (4.35%) SolarWinds
5 2 (4.35%) Oracle
6 1 (2.17%) Adobe
6 1 (2.17%) Siemens
6 1 (2.17%) SolidWorks
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Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
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Salary: £24,000 - £31,000 DOE
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Salary: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
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Salary: £18,000
Posted: 26 days ago