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

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 141 135 135
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Permanent jobs citing HND 24 25 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.72% 0.78% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.84% 3.21% 2.00%
Number of salaries quoted 12 18 14
Average salary £29,500 £34,250 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.86% +4.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,750 £25,505 £26,826
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £35,800 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.61%
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
844 778 1001
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 25.30% 24.36% 31.77%
Number of salaries quoted 566 493 628
Average salary £41,750 £39,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.05% -1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 31 October 2014.

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 31 October 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
Aberdeen +10 8 £45,000 +27.65% 1
Fife +6 5 £27,500 +19.56% 1
Edinburgh -13 5 £28,250 -13.07%
Glasgow +8 3 £45,500 +30.00% 1
West Lothian - 2 - - 1
Dundee - 1 £22,500 -
HND
UK

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 (74.42%) Degree
2 15 (34.88%) HNC
3 10 (23.26%) Windows
3 10 (23.26%) C
3 10 (23.26%) AutoCAD
4 9 (20.93%) PDM
4 9 (20.93%) Linux
5 8 (18.60%) MS Excel
5 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
5 8 (18.60%) Chartered Engineer
6 5 (11.63%) Computer Science
6 5 (11.63%) Electronics
6 5 (11.63%) Finance
6 5 (11.63%) MS Exchange
7 4 (9.30%) UNIX
7 4 (9.30%) ITIL
7 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
7 4 (9.30%) MS Office
7 4 (9.30%) C++
7 4 (9.30%) Active Directory
7 4 (9.30%) Service Delivery
8 3 (6.98%) Management Information System
8 3 (6.98%) Android
8 3 (6.98%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (6.98%) EMC
8 3 (6.98%) Windows CE
8 3 (6.98%) Red Hat
8 3 (6.98%) Windows XP
8 3 (6.98%) Windows 7
8 3 (6.98%) Apple iOS

HND
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 5 (11.63%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.33%) Lync
Applications
1 10 (23.26%) AutoCAD
2 8 (18.60%) MS Excel
3 4 (9.30%) MS Office
4 1 (2.33%) Photoshop
4 1 (2.33%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (2.33%) InDesign
4 1 (2.33%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (2.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) SAN
1 2 (4.65%) WAN
2 1 (2.33%) DHCP
2 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.33%) LAN
2 1 (2.33%) Firewall
2 1 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.33%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.33%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.33%) LabVIEW
1 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (11.63%) Electronics
1 5 (11.63%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 10 (23.26%) Design Engineer
2 9 (20.93%) Draughtsman
3 8 (18.60%) Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) Test Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) IT Support Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Support Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Applications Support
5 3 (6.98%) Developer
5 3 (6.98%) IT Support
5 3 (6.98%) Applications Support Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Junior
6 2 (4.65%) Test Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Graduate
7 1 (2.33%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.33%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Programme Manager
7 1 (2.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Database Developer
7 1 (2.33%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) HTML
2 1 (2.33%) .NET
2 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.33%) CSS
2 1 (2.33%) Web Services
2 1 (2.33%) XML
2 1 (2.33%) XSLT
2 1 (2.33%) Flash
2 1 (2.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.33%) WCF
2 1 (2.33%) LINQ
2 1 (2.33%) jQuery
2 1 (2.33%) HTML5
2 1 (2.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.98%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.65%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.65%) User Experience
3 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.33%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.33%) E-Learning
4 1 (2.33%) PKI
4 1 (2.33%) Wiki
4 1 (2.33%) Blog
4 1 (2.33%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.33%) iPhone
4 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.26%) Windows
2 9 (20.93%) Linux
3 4 (9.30%) UNIX
4 3 (6.98%) Windows 7
4 3 (6.98%) Apple iOS
4 3 (6.98%) Windows XP
4 3 (6.98%) Windows CE
4 3 (6.98%) Android
5 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.65%) AIX
5 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.65%) Tru64
6 1 (2.33%) Solaris
6 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.93%) PDM
2 4 (9.30%) ITIL
2 4 (9.30%) Service Delivery
3 3 (6.98%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (4.65%) Integration Testing
4 2 (4.65%) Test Scripting
4 2 (4.65%) Software Engineering
4 2 (4.65%) Problem Management
4 2 (4.65%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (4.65%) Test Strategy
4 2 (4.65%) Project Management
5 1 (2.33%) Functional Testing
5 1 (2.33%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (2.33%) Performance Engineering
5 1 (2.33%) Line Management
5 1 (2.33%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.33%) Matrix Management
5 1 (2.33%) Business Analysis
5 1 (2.33%) Software Testing
5 1 (2.33%) Lean Manufacturing
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.26%) C
2 4 (9.30%) C++
3 2 (4.65%) C#
4 1 (2.33%) Java
4 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.33%) PHP
4 1 (2.33%) SQL
4 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (74.42%) Degree
2 15 (34.88%) HNC
3 8 (18.60%) Chartered Engineer
4 2 (4.65%) NVQ Level 4
4 2 (4.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.65%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.33%) MCP
5 1 (2.33%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.33%) MCSE
5 1 (2.33%) CCNP
5 1 (2.33%) CCNA
5 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.30%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.33%) Firmware
2 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.98%) EMC
2 3 (6.98%) Red Hat
3 2 (4.65%) Brocade
4 1 (2.33%) Twitter
4 1 (2.33%) Cisco
4 1 (2.33%) Apple
4 1 (2.33%) SolidWorks
4 1 (2.33%) VMware
4 1 (2.33%) CommVault
4 1 (2.33%) Adobe
4 1 (2.33%) HP
Fife
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Kilmarnock
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £15000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Premier Engineering
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £19000 - £24000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Livingston, West Lothian
GE
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 25 days ago