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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 130 128 135
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Permanent jobs citing HND 26 31 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.84% 0.96% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.02% 3.98% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 20 10 10
Average salary £31,250 £23,750 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.57% -20.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £21,500 £21,975
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £31,432 £38,800
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £32,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+21.87% -3.03%
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
861 778 856
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 27.87% 23.97% 29.56%
Number of salaries quoted 594 475 572
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Aberdeen +4 6 £45,000 -
Glasgow +14 5 £25,250 +1.00% 3
Edinburgh +4 5 £27,500 +6.61% 1
Fife -6 3 £24,000 +6.66%
Midlothian - 2 £26,000 -
West Lothian - 2 £36,125 - 1
Scottish Borders - 2 £20,500 - 1
HND
UK

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 39 (79.59%) Degree
2 19 (38.78%) HNC
3 17 (34.69%) AutoCAD
4 14 (28.57%) Windows
5 13 (26.53%) Microsoft
6 11 (22.45%) MS Excel
6 11 (22.45%) Linux
6 11 (22.45%) C
7 9 (18.37%) MS Exchange
7 9 (18.37%) Active Directory
8 6 (12.24%) C++
8 6 (12.24%) MS Office
8 6 (12.24%) Computer Science
9 5 (10.20%) VMware
9 5 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (10.20%) Finance
9 5 (10.20%) CSS
9 5 (10.20%) HTML
9 5 (10.20%) WAN
9 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (10.20%) Windows 7
10 4 (8.16%) JavaScript
10 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
10 4 (8.16%) Windows XP
10 4 (8.16%) UNIX
10 4 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (8.16%) Software Engineering
10 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (6.12%) Revit
11 3 (6.12%) Cloud Computing

HND
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 9 (18.37%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.08%) Lync
4 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.04%) Apache
Applications
1 17 (34.69%) AutoCAD
2 11 (22.45%) MS Excel
3 6 (12.24%) MS Office
4 3 (6.12%) Revit
5 1 (2.04%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (2.04%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (2.04%) InDesign
5 1 (2.04%) Photoshop
5 1 (2.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.20%) WAN
2 3 (6.12%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (6.12%) LAN
3 2 (4.08%) Firewall
3 2 (4.08%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.04%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (2.04%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (10.20%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Electronics
3 1 (2.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (26.53%) Analyst
2 8 (16.33%) Design Engineer
3 7 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 7 (14.29%) IT Support
4 6 (12.24%) Developer
4 6 (12.24%) IT Support Analyst
4 6 (12.24%) Draughtsman
5 4 (8.16%) Support Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Junior
6 3 (6.12%) C Developer
6 3 (6.12%) C++ Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Graduate
6 3 (6.12%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Junior Support Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Applications Support
7 2 (4.08%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Applications Support Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Junior Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Junior IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.20%) CSS
1 5 (10.20%) HTML
2 3 (6.12%) HTML5
2 3 (6.12%) CSS3
3 1 (2.04%) jQuery
3 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.04%) .NET
3 1 (2.04%) Flash
3 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.12%) Physics
2 3 (6.12%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (4.08%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.08%) Thin Client
3 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.08%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.04%) iPhone
4 1 (2.04%) Open Source
4 1 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (28.57%) Windows
2 11 (22.45%) Linux
3 5 (10.20%) Windows 7
4 4 (8.16%) Windows XP
4 4 (8.16%) UNIX
4 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (6.12%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.08%) Apple iOS
6 2 (4.08%) Windows CE
6 2 (4.08%) Android
7 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.04%) CentOS
7 1 (2.04%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (8.16%) Software Engineering
2 3 (6.12%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (6.12%) Integration Testing
2 3 (6.12%) Test Scripting
2 3 (6.12%) CAD
2 3 (6.12%) Project Management
2 3 (6.12%) Test Strategy
3 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (4.08%) ITIL
3 2 (4.08%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.04%) Matrix Management
4 1 (2.04%) Business Analysis
4 1 (2.04%) Change Management
4 1 (2.04%) MVC
4 1 (2.04%) Programme Management
4 1 (2.04%) OOD
4 1 (2.04%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (2.04%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (2.04%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.45%) C
2 6 (12.24%) C++
3 4 (8.16%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.12%) SQL
5 2 (4.08%) C#
6 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.04%) Perl
6 1 (2.04%) PHP
6 1 (2.04%) Java
6 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (79.59%) Degree
2 19 (38.78%) HNC
3 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (6.12%) ISTQB
4 3 (6.12%) MCP
4 3 (6.12%) MCSE
4 3 (6.12%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (6.12%) CCNP
4 3 (6.12%) CCNA
4 3 (6.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.04%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) QA
1 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (18.37%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.08%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 13 (26.53%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.20%) VMware
3 3 (6.12%) Oracle
3 3 (6.12%) Cisco
4 2 (4.08%) HP
4 2 (4.08%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.04%) Autodesk
5 1 (2.04%) CommVault
5 1 (2.04%) Adobe
5 1 (2.04%) Twitter
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