The table below looks at the statistics for HND in IT jobs advertised for the Reading 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 119 127 125
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -2
Permanent jobs citing HND 26 22 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.00% 0.86% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.31% 2.27% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 3 18 2
Average salary £32,500 £44,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.96% +11.25%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.44%
HND
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Qualifications Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1127 968 690
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 43.20% 37.67% 33.58%
Number of salaries quoted 586 648 581
Average salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,460
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £69,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

HND
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing HND across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

HND Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

HND
Salary Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing HND across the Reading region.

HND Salary Trend in Reading

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 31 (86.11%) HNC
1 31 (86.11%) NDS
1 31 (86.11%) Service Delivery
1 31 (86.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 27 (75.00%) Marketing
2 27 (75.00%) Product Marketing
2 27 (75.00%) Change Management
2 27 (75.00%) SS7
2 27 (75.00%) TIBCO
2 27 (75.00%) GSM
2 27 (75.00%) UMTS
2 27 (75.00%) UNIX
3 17 (47.22%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 16 (44.44%) SMS
5 7 (19.44%) Internet
6 6 (16.67%) Telecoms
7 5 (13.89%) 3G
7 5 (13.89%) 4G
7 5 (13.89%) LTE
8 4 (11.11%) VMware
8 4 (11.11%) Smartphone
8 4 (11.11%) VoLTE
8 4 (11.11%) Nokia
8 4 (11.11%) Windows
8 4 (11.11%) Broadband
9 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
9 3 (8.33%) ITIL
9 3 (8.33%) WAN
9 3 (8.33%) FTP
9 3 (8.33%) LAN

HND
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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.

Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 27 (75.00%) GSM
1 27 (75.00%) UMTS
1 27 (75.00%) SS7
2 16 (44.44%) SMS
3 7 (19.44%) Internet
4 5 (13.89%) 3G
4 5 (13.89%) LTE
4 5 (13.89%) 4G
5 4 (11.11%) VoLTE
5 4 (11.11%) Broadband
6 3 (8.33%) LAN
6 3 (8.33%) WAN
6 3 (8.33%) FTP
6 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
6 3 (8.33%) DNS
6 3 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (8.33%) Firewall
7 1 (2.78%) 2G
7 1 (2.78%) Radio Access Network
General
1 27 (75.00%) Marketing
2 6 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (47.22%) Support Engineer
2 4 (11.11%) Technical Leader
3 3 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (8.33%) Administrator
4 1 (2.78%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (2.78%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (2.78%) Technical Support
4 1 (2.78%) Database Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 27 (75.00%) UNIX
2 4 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (2.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (86.11%) Service Delivery
2 27 (75.00%) Change Management
2 27 (75.00%) Product Marketing
3 3 (8.33%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 31 (86.11%) HNC
2 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (86.11%) NDS
2 3 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 3 (8.33%) XenApp
2 3 (8.33%) vSphere
2 3 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 31 (86.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 27 (75.00%) TIBCO
3 17 (47.22%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 4 (11.11%) Nokia
4 4 (11.11%) VMware
5 3 (8.33%) Citrix
5 3 (8.33%) Cisco
6 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.78%) HP
6 1 (2.78%) Mapinfo
6 1 (2.78%) Cramer