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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 134 136 139
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Permanent jobs citing HND 26 15 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.70% 0.49% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.85% 1.86% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 15 12 14
Average salary £40,500 £33,250 £29,019
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.80% +14.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £25,250 £23,448
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £37,250 £41,040
UK excluding London average salary £31,000 £32,500 £30,500
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +6.55%
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
912 808 991
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 24.66% 26.61% 31.61%
Number of salaries quoted 572 509 610
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £58,250
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 August 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 28 August 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 +23 14 £52,500 +40.00%
Glasgow - 6 £35,000 - 1
Fife +3 2 £31,250 +22.54% 1
Edinburgh -10 2 £32,750 +0.76%
West Lothian - 2 - -
HND
UK

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 58 (72.50%) HNC
2 25 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 23 (28.75%) Degree
4 22 (27.50%) Project Management
5 21 (26.25%) MS Project
6 18 (22.50%) SolidWorks
7 15 (18.75%) AutoCAD
8 10 (12.50%) PDM
8 10 (12.50%) C
9 8 (10.00%) Manufacturing
9 8 (10.00%) Chartered Engineer
10 7 (8.75%) R
10 7 (8.75%) CAD
10 7 (8.75%) Windows
11 6 (7.50%) Finance
12 5 (6.25%) Electronics
12 5 (6.25%) Linux
12 5 (6.25%) 3D Modelling
13 4 (5.00%) MS Excel
13 4 (5.00%) MS Office
14 3 (3.75%) Service Delivery
14 3 (3.75%) ITIL
14 3 (3.75%) EMC
14 3 (3.75%) User Acceptance Testing
15 2 (2.50%) Brocade
15 2 (2.50%) ISTQB
15 2 (2.50%) Computer Science
15 2 (2.50%) Integration Testing
15 2 (2.50%) Test Scripting
15 2 (2.50%) Problem Management

HND
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (2.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 21 (26.25%) MS Project
2 15 (18.75%) AutoCAD
3 4 (5.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.50%) SAN
2 1 (1.25%) DHCP
2 1 (1.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.50%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.25%) LabVIEW
1 1 (1.25%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 6 (7.50%) Finance
3 5 (6.25%) Electronics
4 1 (1.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 32 (40.00%) Design Engineer
2 23 (28.75%) Draughtsman
3 15 (18.75%) Project Engineer
4 5 (6.25%) Analyst
5 4 (5.00%) Test Engineer
6 3 (3.75%) Electrical Design Engineer
6 3 (3.75%) Electrical Engineer
7 2 (2.50%) Mechanical Design Engineer
7 2 (2.50%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (2.50%) Mechanical Engineer
7 2 (2.50%) IT Support
7 2 (2.50%) Test Analyst
7 2 (2.50%) Support Analyst
7 2 (2.50%) Support Engineer
7 2 (2.50%) Applications Support
7 2 (2.50%) Developer
7 2 (2.50%) Applications Support Engineer
8 1 (1.25%) Server Analyst
8 1 (1.25%) Server Engineer
8 1 (1.25%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.25%) HTML
1 1 (1.25%) .NET
1 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.25%) Web Services
1 1 (1.25%) XML
1 1 (1.25%) XSLT
1 1 (1.25%) jQuery
1 1 (1.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 1 (1.25%) HTML5
1 1 (1.25%) LINQ
1 1 (1.25%) .NET Framework
1 1 (1.25%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.50%) Computer Science
1 2 (2.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.25%) E-Learning
2 1 (1.25%) Firmware
2 1 (1.25%) PKI
2 1 (1.25%) Wiki
2 1 (1.25%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.75%) Windows
2 5 (6.25%) Linux
3 2 (2.50%) Android
3 2 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.50%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.50%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.50%) Windows XP
3 2 (2.50%) Windows CE
3 2 (2.50%) AIX
3 2 (2.50%) UNIX
3 2 (2.50%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (27.50%) Project Management
2 10 (12.50%) PDM
3 7 (8.75%) CAD
4 5 (6.25%) 3D Modelling
5 3 (3.75%) Service Delivery
5 3 (3.75%) ITIL
5 3 (3.75%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (2.50%) Integration Testing
6 2 (2.50%) Test Scripting
6 2 (2.50%) Problem Management
6 2 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (2.50%) Test Strategy
7 1 (1.25%) Automated Testing
7 1 (1.25%) Software Engineering
7 1 (1.25%) Programme Management
7 1 (1.25%) MVC
7 1 (1.25%) Change Management
7 1 (1.25%) Six Sigma
7 1 (1.25%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.25%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.50%) C
2 7 (8.75%) R
3 2 (2.50%) C++
4 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.25%) SQL
4 1 (1.25%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 58 (72.50%) HNC
2 23 (28.75%) Degree
3 8 (10.00%) Chartered Engineer
4 2 (2.50%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.50%) NVQ Level 4
4 2 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.50%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 25 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 18 (22.50%) SolidWorks
3 3 (3.75%) EMC
4 2 (2.50%) Brocade
4 2 (2.50%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.25%) Apple
5 1 (1.25%) Twitter
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