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

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 223 220 237
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +17
Permanent jobs citing HND 32 17 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.43% 0.25% 0.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.79% 1.06% 1.99%
Number of salaries quoted 19 13 35
Average salary £45,000 £32,500 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.46% +16.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,250 £15,800 £16,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.44%
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
1789 1610 1956
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.19% 23.68% 24.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1500 1347 1714
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £50,000
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 18 December 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 December 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 -8 18 £38,000 +14.28% 2
Cheshire -3 12 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Merseyside +10 1 £57,825 +77.92%
Cumbria - 1 £27,500 - 1
HND
England

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 36 (73.47%) Degree
2 19 (38.78%) SQL
3 17 (34.69%) PL/SQL
3 17 (34.69%) HNC
4 13 (26.53%) Java
4 13 (26.53%) .NET
4 13 (26.53%) QA
5 12 (24.49%) XML
5 12 (24.49%) Finance
6 11 (22.45%) Workflow
6 11 (22.45%) Regression Testing
6 11 (22.45%) Selenium
6 11 (22.45%) JIRA
6 11 (22.45%) Telerik
6 11 (22.45%) Automated Testing
6 11 (22.45%) C#
6 11 (22.45%) Test Scripting
6 11 (22.45%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (22.45%) Computer Science
6 11 (22.45%) WatiN
7 8 (16.33%) AutoCAD
7 8 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (14.29%) C
8 7 (14.29%) MS Office
8 7 (14.29%) Windows
9 6 (12.24%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (12.24%) UNIX
9 6 (12.24%) Crystal Reports
9 6 (12.24%) Oracle
9 6 (12.24%) ISO 9000

HND
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 1 (2.04%) Joomla!
1 1 (2.04%) Moodle
Applications
1 8 (16.33%) AutoCAD
2 7 (14.29%) MS Office
3 2 (4.08%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.04%) Photoshop
4 1 (2.04%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) WAN
1 3 (6.12%) TCP/IP
1 3 (6.12%) LAN
2 2 (4.08%) VoIP
2 2 (4.08%) DNS
2 2 (4.08%) MPLS
2 2 (4.08%) VLAN
2 2 (4.08%) LLU
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) Crystal Reports
1 6 (12.24%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (22.45%) JIRA
1 11 (22.45%) Selenium
1 11 (22.45%) WatiN
2 2 (4.08%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.04%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.04%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (2.04%) LabVIEW
3 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (24.49%) Finance
2 4 (8.16%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.12%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (4.08%) Electronics
4 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.04%) Advertising
5 1 (2.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (22.45%) Tester
2 10 (20.41%) Design Engineer
3 9 (18.37%) Analyst
4 8 (16.33%) Support Analyst
4 8 (16.33%) Selenium Tester
5 5 (10.20%) Principal Engineer
5 5 (10.20%) Software Support Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Support Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) IT Support
7 3 (6.12%) Automated Tester
7 3 (6.12%) Applications Support
7 3 (6.12%) Applications Support Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) IT Support Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) QA Tester
8 2 (4.08%) Network Support
8 2 (4.08%) Data Centre Manager
8 2 (4.08%) Mechanical Design Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Mechanical Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Junior
8 2 (4.08%) Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (26.53%) .NET
2 12 (24.49%) XML
3 3 (6.12%) HTML
4 2 (4.08%) CSS
5 1 (2.04%) Web Services
5 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.04%) XHTML
5 1 (2.04%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.04%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.45%) Computer Science
2 8 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (10.20%) SCADA
4 3 (6.12%) Fat Client
4 3 (6.12%) EPoS
4 3 (6.12%) Thin Client
5 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.04%) VLE
6 1 (2.04%) Social Media
6 1 (2.04%) New Media
6 1 (2.04%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.29%) Windows
2 6 (12.24%) UNIX
3 5 (10.20%) Windows 7
4 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (6.12%) Windows XP
6 2 (4.08%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.04%) Windows CE
7 1 (2.04%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.45%) Workflow
1 11 (22.45%) Regression Testing
1 11 (22.45%) Automated Testing
1 11 (22.45%) Test Scripting
1 11 (22.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (12.24%) Software Testing
3 5 (10.20%) Validation
4 4 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (8.16%) ITIL
4 4 (8.16%) Project Management
5 3 (6.12%) Change Management
5 3 (6.12%) OO
6 2 (4.08%) Scrum
6 2 (4.08%) Waterfall
6 2 (4.08%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (4.08%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (4.08%) CAD
7 1 (2.04%) Line Management
7 1 (2.04%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.04%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (38.78%) SQL
2 17 (34.69%) PL/SQL
3 13 (26.53%) Java
4 11 (22.45%) C#
5 7 (14.29%) C
6 3 (6.12%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.04%) Embedded C
7 1 (2.04%) Embedded C++
7 1 (2.04%) C++
7 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 36 (73.47%) Degree
2 17 (34.69%) HNC
3 4 (8.16%) MCSE
3 4 (8.16%) MCSA
3 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (6.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (6.12%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.08%) MCP
5 2 (4.08%) CCNP
6 1 (2.04%) CCNA
6 1 (2.04%) CITP
6 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (2.04%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (26.53%) QA
2 6 (12.24%) ISO 9000
3 1 (2.04%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (10.20%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.04%) Firmware
2 1 (2.04%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) WSUS
1 2 (4.08%) Cacti
1 2 (4.08%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 11 (22.45%) Telerik
2 6 (12.24%) Oracle
3 2 (4.08%) Cisco
3 2 (4.08%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.08%) Adobe
3 2 (4.08%) Juniper
3 2 (4.08%) Autodesk
3 2 (4.08%) Redback
3 2 (4.08%) Huawei
3 2 (4.08%) Fujitsu
3 2 (4.08%) SolarWinds
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