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

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 135 157 144
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -13
Permanent jobs citing HND 26 19 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.83% 0.51% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.10% 2.21% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 21 13 6
Average salary £29,000 £35,000 £30,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.14% +15.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,000 £28,200 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £52,500 £38,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
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
840 861 895
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 26.68% 23.05% 27.20%
Number of salaries quoted 583 570 537
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,200 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £57,500 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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
Edinburgh +11 11 £17,000 -38.18% 3
Glasgow +16 8 £30,500 -12.85% 2
Argyll and Bute - 3 £26,500 -
West Lothian - 2 £70,000 -
Aberdeen +9 1 - -
Dundee - 1 £35,000 -
HND
UK

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 27 (64.29%) Degree
2 16 (38.10%) HNC
3 13 (30.95%) Windows
3 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
4 12 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 12 (28.57%) Linux
5 8 (19.05%) MS Excel
5 8 (19.05%) SAN
6 7 (16.67%) Cisco
6 7 (16.67%) UNIX
6 7 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (14.29%) LAN
7 6 (14.29%) WAN
7 6 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (14.29%) EPoS
7 6 (14.29%) CCNA
7 6 (14.29%) VMware
8 5 (11.90%) Juniper
8 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (9.52%) Sun
9 4 (9.52%) HP
9 4 (9.52%) EMC
9 4 (9.52%) Intel
9 4 (9.52%) VoIP
9 4 (9.52%) IBM
9 4 (9.52%) ITIL
9 4 (9.52%) MCSE
9 4 (9.52%) Windows XP

HND
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 3 (7.14%) Apache
2 2 (4.76%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.38%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.52%) MS Visio
2 4 (9.52%) MS Office
3 3 (7.14%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (2.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (2.38%) ArcView
4 1 (2.38%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (2.38%) InDesign
4 1 (2.38%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (2.38%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.05%) SAN
2 6 (14.29%) LAN
2 6 (14.29%) WAN
3 4 (9.52%) VoIP
4 2 (4.76%) DHCP
4 2 (4.76%) DNS
4 2 (4.76%) Wireless
4 2 (4.76%) Firewall
5 1 (2.38%) Unified Communications
5 1 (2.38%) DMVPN
5 1 (2.38%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.38%) Network Security
5 1 (2.38%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.38%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.38%) VPN
5 1 (2.38%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) Relational Database
2 3 (7.14%) MySQL
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.38%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.38%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
General
1 3 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Banking
2 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.38%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.38%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (30.95%) Analyst
2 10 (23.81%) Support Analyst
3 4 (9.52%) Developer
3 4 (9.52%) IT Support Analyst
3 4 (9.52%) Team Leader
3 4 (9.52%) IT Support
4 3 (7.14%) Electrical Design Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Design Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) UNIX Team Leader
4 3 (7.14%) Electrical Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Software Developer
5 2 (4.76%) Graduate
5 2 (4.76%) Network Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Graduate IT Support Analyst
6 1 (2.38%) Junior IT Support Analyst
6 1 (2.38%) Senior IT Support Analyst
6 1 (2.38%) AWS Developer
6 1 (2.38%) Junior Support Analyst
6 1 (2.38%) Service Desk Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) HTML
1 4 (9.52%) Web Services
2 3 (7.14%) CSS3
2 3 (7.14%) HTML5
2 3 (7.14%) REST
2 3 (7.14%) jQuery
2 3 (7.14%) XML
2 3 (7.14%) XSL
2 3 (7.14%) CSS
2 3 (7.14%) SOAP
3 1 (2.38%) OpenID
3 1 (2.38%) OAuth
3 1 (2.38%) Application Packaging
3 1 (2.38%) Flash
3 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.38%) .NET
3 1 (2.38%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (14.29%) EPoS
3 4 (9.52%) Replication
3 4 (9.52%) Computer Science
3 4 (9.52%) Private Cloud
4 3 (7.14%) Mathematics
4 3 (7.14%) Physics
4 3 (7.14%) W3C
5 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.38%) Social Media
6 1 (2.38%) iPad
6 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.38%) User Experience
6 1 (2.38%) Credit Risk
6 1 (2.38%) Wiki
6 1 (2.38%) FMCG
6 1 (2.38%) PKI
6 1 (2.38%) Statistics
6 1 (2.38%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 13 (30.95%) Windows
2 12 (28.57%) Linux
3 7 (16.67%) UNIX
4 4 (9.52%) Windows XP
5 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (7.14%) AIX
6 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.76%) Android
6 2 (4.76%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.38%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (9.52%) ITIL
2 4 (9.52%) Change Management
2 4 (9.52%) High Availability
3 3 (7.14%) Active Record
3 3 (7.14%) Line Management
3 3 (7.14%) Problem Management
3 3 (7.14%) MVC
3 3 (7.14%) E-Commerce
3 3 (7.14%) OOP
3 3 (7.14%) OO
3 3 (7.14%) OOD
4 2 (4.76%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.38%) Game Development
5 1 (2.38%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (2.38%) Cartography
5 1 (2.38%) Time Management
5 1 (2.38%) Security Testing
5 1 (2.38%) Data Analysis
5 1 (2.38%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.52%) JavaScript
1 4 (9.52%) SQL
2 3 (7.14%) PHP5
2 3 (7.14%) PHP
3 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.38%) VB6
3 1 (2.38%) C
3 1 (2.38%) C#
3 1 (2.38%) C++
3 1 (2.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (64.29%) Degree
2 16 (38.10%) HNC
3 6 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (14.29%) CCNA
4 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (9.52%) MCSE
5 4 (9.52%) MOS
5 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
5 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
5 4 (9.52%) VTSP
6 2 (4.76%) CCNP
7 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) Section 508
1 3 (7.14%) WAI
2 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.38%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 12 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 6 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) SCCM
2 1 (2.38%) SCOM
2 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (2.38%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.38%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.67%) Cisco
3 6 (14.29%) VMware
4 5 (11.90%) Juniper
5 4 (9.52%) Sun
5 4 (9.52%) HP
5 4 (9.52%) EMC
5 4 (9.52%) Intel
5 4 (9.52%) IBM
5 4 (9.52%) Oracle
6 3 (7.14%) PayPal
6 3 (7.14%) WorldPay
6 3 (7.14%) Citrix
7 1 (2.38%) ESRI
7 1 (2.38%) McAfee
7 1 (2.38%) Adobe
7 1 (2.38%) CheckPoint
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