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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 214 243 190
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -53
Permanent jobs citing HND 42 11 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.58% 0.15% 0.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.50% 0.60% 2.69%
Number of salaries quoted 15 10 39
Average salary £29,000 £37,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.66% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,200 £27,000 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,700 £40,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £31,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+9.52% -10.00%
Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1679 1825 1711
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.37% 24.86% 23.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1312 1485 1466
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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 18 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +31 30 £29,000 -12.12% 3
Cheshire +1 7 £42,250 +5.62% 6
Lancashire - 3 £25,500 -
Merseyside -16 1 £29,500 -11.94%
Cumbria - 1 £38,000 - 2
HND
England

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 32 (57.14%) Degree
2 30 (53.57%) SQL
3 27 (48.21%) XML
4 25 (44.64%) HTML
5 24 (42.86%) Oracle
5 24 (42.86%) Oracle Database
6 23 (41.07%) Performance Tuning
6 23 (41.07%) Finance
6 23 (41.07%) Retail
7 18 (32.14%) HNC
8 17 (30.36%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (30.36%) QA
9 15 (26.79%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (26.79%) WebLogic
9 15 (26.79%) Linux
10 14 (25.00%) OO
10 14 (25.00%) Tomcat
10 14 (25.00%) Eclipse
10 14 (25.00%) WSDL
10 14 (25.00%) JAXB
10 14 (25.00%) Project Management
10 14 (25.00%) Ant
10 14 (25.00%) JUnit
10 14 (25.00%) Java
10 14 (25.00%) UNIX
10 14 (25.00%) XSLT
10 14 (25.00%) Web Services
10 14 (25.00%) EJB
10 14 (25.00%) JDBC
10 14 (25.00%) Apache Wicket

HND
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 15 (26.79%) WebLogic
2 14 (25.00%) Tomcat
3 9 (16.07%) SAS
4 2 (3.57%) IIS
5 1 (1.79%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (19.64%) Photoshop
2 4 (7.14%) MS Office
3 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (19.64%) Internet
2 5 (8.93%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.79%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (1.79%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (42.86%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 14 (25.00%) Eclipse
1 14 (25.00%) Ant
1 14 (25.00%) JUnit
1 14 (25.00%) Maven
1 14 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 14 (25.00%) Mockito
1 14 (25.00%) Gerrit
1 14 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (7.14%) TestPartner
3 2 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (41.07%) Finance
1 23 (41.07%) Retail
2 2 (3.57%) Electronics
2 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (48.21%) Developer
2 14 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 10 (17.86%) DBA
4 9 (16.07%) Administrator
5 7 (12.50%) Oracle DBA
6 6 (10.71%) Website Developer
6 6 (10.71%) Author
6 6 (10.71%) Internet Developer
7 5 (8.93%) Web Developer
8 4 (7.14%) Tester
8 4 (7.14%) Software Tester
9 3 (5.36%) Analyst
9 3 (5.36%) Support Engineer
10 2 (3.57%) CRM Business Analyst
10 2 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
10 2 (3.57%) Senior Developer
10 2 (3.57%) Desktop Support
10 2 (3.57%) Business Analyst
10 2 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 2 (3.57%) CRM Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (48.21%) XML
2 25 (44.64%) HTML
3 14 (25.00%) WSDL
3 14 (25.00%) JAXB
3 14 (25.00%) XSLT
3 14 (25.00%) Web Services
3 14 (25.00%) EJB
3 14 (25.00%) JDBC
3 14 (25.00%) Apache Wicket
3 14 (25.00%) JAX-WS
3 14 (25.00%) jQuery
3 14 (25.00%) Spring
3 14 (25.00%) Hibernate
3 14 (25.00%) EJB 3.0
4 11 (19.64%) JSP
4 11 (19.64%) CSS
4 11 (19.64%) XHTML
5 2 (3.57%) .NET
5 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.07%) Replication
1 9 (16.07%) Clustering
1 9 (16.07%) Telematics
2 4 (7.14%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 15 (26.79%) Linux
2 14 (25.00%) UNIX
3 11 (19.64%) Windows
4 7 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (7.14%) Windows XP
6 4 (7.14%) Windows 7
7 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (41.07%) Performance Tuning
2 17 (30.36%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (26.79%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (25.00%) OO
4 14 (25.00%) Project Management
4 14 (25.00%) Web Development
4 14 (25.00%) TDD
4 14 (25.00%) Scrum
5 5 (8.93%) ITIL
5 5 (8.93%) Test Scripting
6 4 (7.14%) Software Testing
6 4 (7.14%) Automated Testing
6 4 (7.14%) CRM
7 3 (5.36%) Test Automation
7 3 (5.36%) Regression Testing
8 2 (3.57%) Business Analysis
8 2 (3.57%) PRINCE2
8 2 (3.57%) System Testing
9 1 (1.79%) Automation Testing
9 1 (1.79%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 30 (53.57%) SQL
2 14 (25.00%) Java
2 14 (25.00%) XPath
3 9 (16.07%) Shell Script
3 9 (16.07%) PL/SQL
4 3 (5.36%) PowerShell
4 3 (5.36%) C#
4 3 (5.36%) VBScript
5 2 (3.57%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.79%) Tcl
6 1 (1.79%) Perl
6 1 (1.79%) C++
6 1 (1.79%) C
Qualifications
1 32 (57.14%) Degree
2 18 (32.14%) HNC
3 7 (12.50%) MCP
3 7 (12.50%) ISEB
4 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) CCNA
5 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.79%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (30.36%) QA
2 9 (16.07%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (16.07%) Oracle RMAN
2 6 (10.71%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.36%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.36%) XenApp
3 3 (5.36%) XenDesktop
4 2 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 24 (42.86%) Oracle
2 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
2 9 (16.07%) NetApp
3 7 (12.50%) Citrix
4 5 (8.93%) HP
4 5 (8.93%) Dell
5 4 (7.14%) Compuware
6 3 (5.36%) VMware
7 2 (3.57%) AppSense
8 1 (1.79%) Siebel
8 1 (1.79%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.79%) PeopleSoft
Barrow-in-furness, Cumbria
BAE - AMS
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Cumbria
Advantage Resourcing
Salary: £1 per annum + NEGOTIABLE
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Cheshire Datasystems Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £16,000 - £20,000 DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Purple Monkey
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bury
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Profit share, Pension, Mob, Lap
Posted: 7 days ago
Appleton Thorn, Cheshire
Net-Tec Resourcing
Posted: 7 days ago
Warrington
Huxley Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Warrington
Huxley Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
North West England
Huxley Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Accenture
Salary: Up to £67,000 per annum Up to £67,000 depending on experience, plus ex
Posted: 23 days ago