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 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Higher National Diploma (HND)
UK / Scotland
Rank 113 139 135
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -4
Permanent jobs citing HND 17 18 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.75% 0.61% 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.11% 2.28% 3.04%
Number of salaries quoted 12 17 20
Median salary £31,500 £29,350 £34,375
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.32% -14.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,150 £21,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £43,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £31,750 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-9.28% -12.50%

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
547 790 822
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 24.27% 26.98% 27.98%
Number of salaries quoted 345 520 571
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

HND
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of job ads across the Scotland region citing HND as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HND within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +19 7 £32,500 +10.73%
Edinburgh +13 6 £34,000 +4.61%
Fife -1 1 £30,000 +5.26%
HND
UK

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT jobs citing HND also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for HND.

1 12 (41.38%) SQL
2 10 (34.48%) Windows
2 10 (34.48%) DNS
2 10 (34.48%) Continuous Improvement
3 9 (31.03%) Degree
4 8 (27.59%) Electronics
4 8 (27.59%) Relational Database
5 7 (24.14%) Line Management
5 7 (24.14%) Active Directory
5 7 (24.14%) ITIL
5 7 (24.14%) Oracle
6 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
6 6 (20.69%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (20.69%) Functional Testing
7 5 (17.24%) Change Control
7 5 (17.24%) Network Management
7 5 (17.24%) PowerShell
7 5 (17.24%) HNC
7 5 (17.24%) Linux
7 5 (17.24%) Windows 2000
7 5 (17.24%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (17.24%) CCNA
7 5 (17.24%) Cisco
7 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
7 5 (17.24%) Windows XP
7 5 (17.24%) LAN
7 5 (17.24%) WAN
7 5 (17.24%) OpenVMS
7 5 (17.24%) Quality Management

HND
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (13.79%) IIS
2 2 (6.90%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (6.90%) GlassFish
2 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.90%) Tomcat
2 2 (6.90%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (34.48%) DNS
2 5 (17.24%) LAN
2 5 (17.24%) WAN
3 4 (13.79%) iSCSI
3 4 (13.79%) SSH
3 4 (13.79%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.90%) SAN
5 1 (3.45%) Firewall
5 1 (3.45%) Internet
5 1 (3.45%) MPLS
5 1 (3.45%) VoIP
5 1 (3.45%) VPN
5 1 (3.45%) Wireshark
5 1 (3.45%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (27.59%) Relational Database
2 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
3 4 (13.79%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database
4 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (6.90%) Ant
2 2 (6.90%) Eclipse
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (27.59%) Electronics
2 4 (13.79%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.90%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Support Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Site Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Systems Support
2 5 (17.24%) Systems Support Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Applications Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Support
3 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Network Communications Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Network Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Senior Applications Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Traffic Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Java Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Server Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) CSS
1 3 (10.34%) HTML
1 3 (10.34%) jQuery
2 2 (6.90%) Hibernate
2 2 (6.90%) J2EE
2 2 (6.90%) JDBC
2 2 (6.90%) JSP
2 2 (6.90%) Servlets
2 2 (6.90%) Spring
2 2 (6.90%) Spring MVC
2 2 (6.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (6.90%) XML
3 1 (3.45%) .NET
3 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.45%) HTML5
3 1 (3.45%) WCF
3 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (13.79%) Replication
2 3 (10.34%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.45%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 10 (34.48%) Windows
2 5 (17.24%) Linux
2 5 (17.24%) OpenVMS
2 5 (17.24%) Windows 2000
2 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (17.24%) Windows XP
3 2 (6.90%) AIX
3 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (6.90%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) Continuous Improvement
2 7 (24.14%) ITIL
2 7 (24.14%) Line Management
3 6 (20.69%) Functional Testing
3 6 (20.69%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (17.24%) Change Control
4 5 (17.24%) Network Management
4 5 (17.24%) QMS
4 5 (17.24%) Quality Management
5 4 (13.79%) Service Delivery
5 4 (13.79%) SOA
6 3 (10.34%) MVC
7 2 (6.90%) Business Continuity
7 2 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (6.90%) Security Patching
7 2 (6.90%) Server Virtualisation
7 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
7 2 (6.90%) Time Management
8 1 (3.45%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) SQL
2 5 (17.24%) PowerShell
3 4 (13.79%) Bash Shell
3 4 (13.79%) Bourne shell
3 4 (13.79%) C
3 4 (13.79%) Korn
4 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.90%) Java
5 2 (6.90%) Perl
5 2 (6.90%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.45%) C#
6 1 (3.45%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 9 (31.03%) Degree
2 5 (17.24%) CCNA
2 5 (17.24%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (17.24%) HNC
3 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) CCNP
4 1 (3.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (3.45%) JNCIA
4 1 (3.45%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (24.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.79%) NFS
2 4 (13.79%) Samba
3 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.90%) Firmware
4 2 (6.90%) RHEV
4 2 (6.90%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (6.90%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (6.90%) Legato
3 1 (3.45%) Iperf
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) Oracle
2 5 (17.24%) Cisco
2 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
3 4 (13.79%) SolarWinds
4 3 (10.34%) VMware
5 2 (6.90%) HP
5 2 (6.90%) IBM
5 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.45%) Juniper
6 1 (3.45%) Varonis