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 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 220 202 250
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +48
Permanent jobs citing HND 23 48 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.37% 0.68% 0.068%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.45% 2.99% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 18 21 2
Average salary £40,000 £26,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+53.84% -25.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £18,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £38,000 £39,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £32,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +3.17%
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
1590 1606 1761
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 25.75% 22.71% 24.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1262 1236 1459
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £52,500 £55,000
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 28 May 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 28 May 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 -6 11 £40,000 +46.78% 5
Cheshire -1 10 £47,500 - 1
Merseyside +7 1 £35,000 +34.61%
Lancashire -12 1 £35,000 +37.25%
HND
England

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 40 (90.91%) Degree
2 18 (40.91%) HNC
3 17 (38.64%) Windows
4 14 (31.82%) SQL
4 14 (31.82%) .NET
4 14 (31.82%) QA
4 14 (31.82%) Finance
5 13 (29.55%) XML
5 13 (29.55%) Java
6 12 (27.27%) PL/SQL
7 11 (25.00%) C#
7 11 (25.00%) Regression Testing
7 11 (25.00%) Workflow
7 11 (25.00%) Telerik
7 11 (25.00%) Selenium
7 11 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 11 (25.00%) JIRA
7 11 (25.00%) Automated Testing
7 11 (25.00%) Computer Science
7 11 (25.00%) WatiN
8 10 (22.73%) ITIL
9 9 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (18.18%) MCSE
10 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (15.91%) Active Directory
11 7 (15.91%) MCSA
11 7 (15.91%) OO

HND
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 3 (6.82%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.27%) WinCC
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.82%) MS Office
2 3 (6.82%) AutoCAD
3 1 (2.27%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.09%) LAN
1 4 (9.09%) WAN
1 4 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.27%) Modbus
2 1 (2.27%) Profibus
2 1 (2.27%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.27%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (25.00%) Selenium
1 11 (25.00%) JIRA
1 11 (25.00%) WatiN
2 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (31.82%) Finance
2 6 (13.64%) Electronics
3 4 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.27%) Back Office
4 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (25.00%) Tester
2 10 (22.73%) Automated Tester
2 10 (22.73%) QA Tester
3 7 (15.91%) Software Engineer
4 6 (13.64%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
4 6 (13.64%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
4 6 (13.64%) Embedded C++ Engineer
4 6 (13.64%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
4 6 (13.64%) Embedded C Software Engineer
4 6 (13.64%) Embedded C Engineer
4 6 (13.64%) C Software Engineer
4 6 (13.64%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 6 (13.64%) C++ Software Engineer
4 6 (13.64%) IT Support
5 5 (11.36%) Design Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Support Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Administrator
7 2 (4.55%) Support Technician
7 2 (4.55%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (31.82%) .NET
2 13 (29.55%) XML
3 1 (2.27%) jQuery
3 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (9.09%) EPoS
3 4 (9.09%) Thin Client
3 4 (9.09%) Fat Client
4 3 (6.82%) Client/Server
5 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.27%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.27%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 17 (38.64%) Windows
2 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (13.64%) Windows CE
4 5 (11.36%) Windows 7
5 4 (9.09%) Windows XP
5 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (6.82%) UNIX
6 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (4.55%) Solaris
8 1 (2.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.00%) Regression Testing
1 11 (25.00%) Workflow
1 11 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 11 (25.00%) Test Scripting
1 11 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 10 (22.73%) ITIL
3 9 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (15.91%) OO
5 6 (13.64%) UML
5 6 (13.64%) Pair Programming
5 6 (13.64%) Software Engineering
5 6 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (13.64%) Scrum
5 6 (13.64%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (13.64%) Embedded Software Development
5 6 (13.64%) Waterfall
5 6 (13.64%) Test Automation
6 4 (9.09%) Change Management
7 3 (6.82%) Coaching
7 3 (6.82%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.82%) SQL
2 13 (29.55%) Java
3 12 (27.27%) PL/SQL
4 11 (25.00%) C#
5 7 (15.91%) C
6 6 (13.64%) C++
6 6 (13.64%) Embedded C
6 6 (13.64%) Embedded C++
7 4 (9.09%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.27%) PHP
8 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 40 (90.91%) Degree
2 18 (40.91%) HNC
3 8 (18.18%) MCSE
3 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (15.91%) MCSA
5 4 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (6.82%) CITP
6 3 (6.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (6.82%) GNVQ
6 3 (6.82%) NVQ Level 3
6 3 (6.82%) MCP
6 3 (6.82%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (6.82%) CCNA
7 1 (2.27%) MCTS
7 1 (2.27%) MCITP
7 1 (2.27%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (31.82%) QA
2 6 (13.64%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.27%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 7 (15.91%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (25.00%) Telerik
2 6 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.09%) Cisco
4 3 (6.82%) VMware
4 3 (6.82%) Oracle
4 3 (6.82%) HP
4 3 (6.82%) Dell
5 1 (2.27%) Remedy
5 1 (2.27%) Siemens
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