The table below looks at the statistics for HND in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited HND over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 135 113 147
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +34
Permanent jobs citing HND 15 57 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.48% 1.43% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.83% 6.12% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 7 23 9
Average salary £28,000 £29,086 £21,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.73% +33.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £25,200 £21,100
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £60,000 £22,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +11.11%
HND
UK

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

Qualifications Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
821 932 908
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 26.08% 23.34% 28.66%
Number of salaries quoted 505 599 508
Average salary £42,926 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.31% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,100 £27,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

HND
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

HND Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

HND
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

HND Salary Trend in Scotland

HND
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing HND across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

HND Salary Histogram in Scotland

HND
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HND within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
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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
Aberdeen -10 4 - -
Glasgow +14 3 £22,500 - 1
Stirling - 2 £24,500 -
Fife - 2 £28,000 -
Scottish Borders - 2 £21,500 -
Edinburgh +11 1 £28,000 -3.73% 1
West Lothian - 1 £70,000 - 1
HND
UK

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 (78.05%) Degree
2 14 (34.15%) Windows
3 13 (31.71%) HNC
4 11 (26.83%) Microsoft
5 10 (24.39%) AutoCAD
6 9 (21.95%) Active Directory
6 9 (21.95%) Linux
7 8 (19.51%) MS Excel
8 6 (14.63%) MS Exchange
8 6 (14.63%) MS Office
8 6 (14.63%) WAN
9 5 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (12.20%) VMware
9 5 (12.20%) Cisco
9 5 (12.20%) C++
9 5 (12.20%) HTML
9 5 (12.20%) JavaScript
9 5 (12.20%) C
9 5 (12.20%) Windows 7
10 4 (9.76%) SQL
10 4 (9.76%) CSS
10 4 (9.76%) Oracle
10 4 (9.76%) LAN
10 4 (9.76%) ITIL
10 4 (9.76%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (9.76%) CCNA
11 3 (7.32%) CCNP
11 3 (7.32%) HP
11 3 (7.32%) CAD

HND
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 6 (14.63%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.88%) Lync
2 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.44%) Apache
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (24.39%) AutoCAD
2 8 (19.51%) MS Excel
3 6 (14.63%) MS Office
4 3 (7.32%) Revit
4 3 (7.32%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (2.44%) ArcView
5 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.63%) WAN
2 4 (9.76%) LAN
3 3 (7.32%) Firewall
4 2 (4.88%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (4.88%) IP Telephony
5 1 (2.44%) Unified Communications
5 1 (2.44%) Wireless
5 1 (2.44%) VoIP
5 1 (2.44%) DHCP
5 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.44%) DNS
5 1 (2.44%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (7.32%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (24.39%) Design Engineer
2 9 (21.95%) Analyst
3 6 (14.63%) Support Analyst
3 6 (14.63%) IT Support
4 5 (12.20%) IT Support Analyst
4 5 (12.20%) Support Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Developer
5 4 (9.76%) Junior
6 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) C++ Developer
6 3 (7.32%) C Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Junior IT Support
6 3 (7.32%) Electrical Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Electrical Design Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Junior Support Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Junior IT Support Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Junior Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Applications Support Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Graduate
7 2 (4.88%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) HTML
2 4 (9.76%) CSS
3 3 (7.32%) HTML5
3 3 (7.32%) CSS3
4 2 (4.88%) .NET
4 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (2.44%) Web Services
5 1 (2.44%) jQuery
5 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Physics
1 3 (7.32%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.88%) Fat Client
2 2 (4.88%) Thin Client
2 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.44%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.44%) Replication
3 1 (2.44%) PKI
3 1 (2.44%) GIS
3 1 (2.44%) Open Source
3 1 (2.44%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (34.15%) Windows
2 9 (21.95%) Linux
3 5 (12.20%) Windows 7
4 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (7.32%) Windows XP
4 3 (7.32%) Oracle Linux
4 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (7.32%) UNIX
5 2 (4.88%) Windows CE
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.88%) Android
5 2 (4.88%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.44%) CentOS
6 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (9.76%) ITIL
2 3 (7.32%) CAD
2 3 (7.32%) Project Management
2 3 (7.32%) Service Delivery
2 3 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (7.32%) Software Engineering
3 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (2.44%) Cartography
4 1 (2.44%) Coaching
4 1 (2.44%) OOD
4 1 (2.44%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (2.44%) Integration Testing
4 1 (2.44%) Test Scripting
4 1 (2.44%) High Availability
4 1 (2.44%) Test Strategy
4 1 (2.44%) Change Management
4 1 (2.44%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.20%) C
1 5 (12.20%) C++
1 5 (12.20%) JavaScript
2 4 (9.76%) SQL
3 2 (4.88%) C#
4 1 (2.44%) Perl
4 1 (2.44%) VB
4 1 (2.44%) VB6
4 1 (2.44%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 32 (78.05%) Degree
2 13 (31.71%) HNC
3 4 (9.76%) CCNA
3 4 (9.76%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (7.32%) MCSE
4 3 (7.32%) CCNP
5 2 (4.88%) MCP
6 1 (2.44%) MOS
6 1 (2.44%) ISTQB
6 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.44%) VTSP
6 1 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) SLA
2 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 9 (21.95%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.88%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 11 (26.83%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.20%) Cisco
2 5 (12.20%) VMware
3 4 (9.76%) Oracle
4 3 (7.32%) HP
5 1 (2.44%) EMC
5 1 (2.44%) Intel
5 1 (2.44%) Juniper
5 1 (2.44%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.44%) Autodesk
5 1 (2.44%) ESRI
5 1 (2.44%) IBM
5 1 (2.44%) Sun
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