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

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 207 223 226
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +3
Permanent jobs citing HND 25 32 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.45% 0.50% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.85% 2.06% 2.40%
Number of salaries quoted 24 24 20
Median salary £33,750 £40,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-15.62% +45.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £27,500 £17,700
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £38,950
UK excluding London median salary £33,130 £39,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +21.53%
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
1351 1552 1585
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.17% 24.15% 22.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1141 1241 1217
Median salary £42,500 £38,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.38% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £53,000 £57,500
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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +9 13 £30,000 -25.00%
Cheshire +35 7 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Lancashire +11 4 £27,500 -21.42%
Merseyside +4 1 £36,070 +3.05% 1
HND
England

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 55 (91.67%) Degree
2 24 (40.00%) Finance
3 23 (38.33%) C#
4 21 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (35.00%) Software Engineering
5 20 (33.33%) Visual Studio
5 20 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (31.67%) HNC
7 17 (28.33%) Windows
7 17 (28.33%) Scrum
8 14 (23.33%) SQL
8 14 (23.33%) .NET
8 14 (23.33%) HTML
8 14 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (21.67%) ASP.NET MVC
9 13 (21.67%) ASP.NET
9 13 (21.67%) SQL Server
9 13 (21.67%) MVC
10 11 (18.33%) Electronics
10 11 (18.33%) OO
10 11 (18.33%) CSS
10 11 (18.33%) Java
10 11 (18.33%) JavaScript
10 11 (18.33%) jQuery
10 11 (18.33%) SDLC
11 10 (16.67%) Test Automation
11 10 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
11 10 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
11 10 (16.67%) Embedded Software Development
11 10 (16.67%) C++

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 (5.00%) Umbraco
2 2 (3.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) AutoCAD
1 3 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (5.00%) SOLIDWORKS
2 1 (1.67%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) NetScaler
2 1 (1.67%) BGP
2 1 (1.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (1.67%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (1.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (1.67%) Firewall
2 1 (1.67%) IPsec
2 1 (1.67%) LAN
2 1 (1.67%) MPLS
2 1 (1.67%) Multicast
2 1 (1.67%) OSPF
2 1 (1.67%) SSL
2 1 (1.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.67%) tcpdump
2 1 (1.67%) VPN
2 1 (1.67%) Wireless
2 1 (1.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (21.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.67%) GIS
3 1 (1.67%) MySQL
3 1 (1.67%) Spatial Data
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 8 (13.33%) Selenium
3 1 (1.67%) JIRA
General
1 24 (40.00%) Finance
2 11 (18.33%) Electronics
3 6 (10.00%) Advertising
4 5 (8.33%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.67%) Back Office
6 1 (1.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (40.00%) Developer
2 11 (18.33%) .NET Developer
3 10 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 9 (15.00%) Analyst
4 9 (15.00%) C Software Engineer
4 9 (15.00%) C/C++ Software Engineer
4 9 (15.00%) C++ Software Engineer
4 9 (15.00%) Software Engineer
5 8 (13.33%) ASP.NET Developer
5 8 (13.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (13.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 8 (13.33%) C# Developer
5 8 (13.33%) Test Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Design Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Junior
6 4 (6.67%) Junior Developer
6 4 (6.67%) Project Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) .NET Web Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (23.33%) .NET
1 14 (23.33%) HTML
2 13 (21.67%) ASP.NET
2 13 (21.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 11 (18.33%) CSS
3 11 (18.33%) jQuery
4 8 (13.33%) XHTML
5 4 (6.67%) Apache Camel
5 4 (6.67%) JPA
5 4 (6.67%) REST
5 4 (6.67%) SOAP
5 4 (6.67%) Spring
5 4 (6.67%) Web Services
6 3 (5.00%) .NET Framework
6 3 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 3 (5.00%) HTML5
7 2 (3.33%) AngularJS
7 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 2 (3.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.00%) FMCG
4 2 (3.33%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.33%) Mathematics
4 2 (3.33%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.67%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.67%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.67%) Economics
5 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.67%) PMI
5 1 (1.67%) Psychology
5 1 (1.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 17 (28.33%) Windows
2 10 (16.67%) Linux
2 10 (16.67%) Windows CE
3 9 (15.00%) Embedded Linux
4 6 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (35.00%) Software Engineering
2 17 (28.33%) Scrum
3 14 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (21.67%) MVC
5 11 (18.33%) OO
5 11 (18.33%) SDLC
6 10 (16.67%) Embedded Software Development
6 10 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
6 10 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 10 (16.67%) UML
7 9 (15.00%) OOD
7 9 (15.00%) Pair Programming
7 9 (15.00%) Web Development
8 8 (13.33%) Regression Testing
8 8 (13.33%) Test Scripting
9 4 (6.67%) Lean Manufacturing
9 4 (6.67%) Six Sigma
10 3 (5.00%) CRM
11 2 (3.33%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 23 (38.33%) C#
2 14 (23.33%) SQL
3 11 (18.33%) Java
3 11 (18.33%) JavaScript
4 10 (16.67%) C
4 10 (16.67%) C++
4 10 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 9 (15.00%) Embedded C
6 4 (6.67%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 55 (91.67%) Degree
2 19 (31.67%) HNC
3 5 (8.33%) MCSE
3 5 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (6.67%) MCSA
5 1 (1.67%) CCNA
5 1 (1.67%) CCSA
5 1 (1.67%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.67%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.67%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.67%) MCDBA
5 1 (1.67%) MCITP
5 1 (1.67%) MCTS
5 1 (1.67%) NVQ Level 4
5 1 (1.67%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.67%) Postgraduate
5 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.00%) ISO 9001
2 2 (3.33%) ISO13485
2 2 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 6 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.33%) XenApp
Vendors
1 10 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.67%) VMware
3 3 (5.00%) Oracle
4 2 (3.33%) Citrix
5 1 (1.67%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.67%) Cisco
5 1 (1.67%) F5
5 1 (1.67%) HP
5 1 (1.67%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.67%) Telerik
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