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

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 146 136 140
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +4
Permanent jobs citing HND 26 19 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.72% 0.62% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.92% 2.45% 1.78%
Number of salaries quoted 14 14 13
Average salary £31,250 £32,500 £29,019
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% +11.99%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,150 £25,300 £22,965
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £35,000 £37,500
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
889 776 1012
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 24.67% 25.25% 31.27%
Number of salaries quoted 566 497 605
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £29,975 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +19 11 £52,500 +50.00%
Fife +6 6 £28,000 +9.80% 1
Edinburgh -12 4 £28,250 -13.07%
Glasgow - 3 £45,500 - 1
West Lothian - 2 - -
HND
UK

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 44 (61.97%) HNC
2 29 (40.85%) Degree
3 24 (33.80%) Microsoft
4 18 (25.35%) Project Management
5 17 (23.94%) MS Project
6 12 (16.90%) C
6 12 (16.90%) AutoCAD
7 10 (14.08%) PDM
7 10 (14.08%) Windows
8 9 (12.68%) Linux
8 9 (12.68%) SolidWorks
9 8 (11.27%) Chartered Engineer
9 8 (11.27%) MS Excel
10 7 (9.86%) R
11 6 (8.45%) Finance
12 5 (7.04%) Manufacturing
12 5 (7.04%) Electronics
12 5 (7.04%) MS Exchange
12 5 (7.04%) MS Office
13 4 (5.63%) C++
13 4 (5.63%) SQL Server
13 4 (5.63%) UNIX
13 4 (5.63%) ITIL
13 4 (5.63%) Windows XP
13 4 (5.63%) Service Delivery
13 4 (5.63%) 3D Modelling
13 4 (5.63%) Computer Science
14 3 (4.23%) Apple iOS
14 3 (4.23%) User Acceptance Testing
14 3 (4.23%) Android

HND
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (7.04%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 17 (23.94%) MS Project
2 12 (16.90%) AutoCAD
3 8 (11.27%) MS Excel
4 5 (7.04%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.82%) SAN
2 1 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.41%) LAN
2 1 (1.41%) WAN
2 1 (1.41%) DHCP
2 1 (1.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.41%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.41%) LabVIEW
1 1 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (8.45%) Finance
2 5 (7.04%) Manufacturing
2 5 (7.04%) Electronics
3 1 (1.41%) Military
Job Titles
1 26 (36.62%) Design Engineer
2 18 (25.35%) Draughtsman
3 12 (16.90%) Project Engineer
4 8 (11.27%) Analyst
5 4 (5.63%) Support Analyst
5 4 (5.63%) Test Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) IT Support Analyst
5 4 (5.63%) IT Support
6 3 (4.23%) Electrical Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Electrical Design Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Applications Support Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Applications Support
6 3 (4.23%) Developer
7 2 (2.82%) Junior
7 2 (2.82%) Test Analyst
8 1 (1.41%) Graduate
8 1 (1.41%) Software Developer
8 1 (1.41%) Business Analyst
8 1 (1.41%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.82%) HTML
2 1 (1.41%) .NET
2 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.41%) CSS
2 1 (1.41%) Web Services
2 1 (1.41%) XML
2 1 (1.41%) XSLT
2 1 (1.41%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.41%) WCF
2 1 (1.41%) LINQ
2 1 (1.41%) jQuery
2 1 (1.41%) HTML5
2 1 (1.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.63%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.82%) Blackberry
2 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.82%) User Experience
2 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.41%) Firmware
3 1 (1.41%) E-Learning
3 1 (1.41%) PKI
3 1 (1.41%) Wiki
3 1 (1.41%) Blog
3 1 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.41%) iPhone
3 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.08%) Windows
2 9 (12.68%) Linux
3 4 (5.63%) Windows XP
3 4 (5.63%) UNIX
4 3 (4.23%) Windows CE
4 3 (4.23%) Android
4 3 (4.23%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.82%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.82%) Tru64
5 2 (2.82%) AIX
6 1 (1.41%) Solaris
6 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (25.35%) Project Management
2 10 (14.08%) PDM
3 4 (5.63%) Service Delivery
3 4 (5.63%) ITIL
3 4 (5.63%) 3D Modelling
4 3 (4.23%) CAD
4 3 (4.23%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (2.82%) Integration Testing
5 2 (2.82%) Test Scripting
5 2 (2.82%) Software Engineering
5 2 (2.82%) Problem Management
5 2 (2.82%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (2.82%) Test Strategy
6 1 (1.41%) Functional Testing
6 1 (1.41%) Performance Engineering
6 1 (1.41%) Line Management
6 1 (1.41%) Mentoring
6 1 (1.41%) Matrix Management
6 1 (1.41%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (1.41%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.90%) C
2 7 (9.86%) R
3 4 (5.63%) C++
4 2 (2.82%) C#
5 1 (1.41%) Java
5 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.41%) PHP
5 1 (1.41%) SQL
5 1 (1.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (61.97%) HNC
2 29 (40.85%) Degree
3 8 (11.27%) Chartered Engineer
4 2 (2.82%) NVQ Level 4
4 2 (2.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.82%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.41%) MCP
5 1 (1.41%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.41%) MCSE
5 1 (1.41%) CCNP
5 1 (1.41%) CCNA
5 1 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.82%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 24 (33.80%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.68%) SolidWorks
3 3 (4.23%) EMC
3 3 (4.23%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.82%) Brocade
5 1 (1.41%) Twitter
5 1 (1.41%) VMware
5 1 (1.41%) Apple
5 1 (1.41%) CommVault
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