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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 134 130 138
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +8
Permanent jobs citing HND 21 36 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.68% 1.10% 0.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.56% 4.47% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 17 12 12
Average salary £36,250 £28,750 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.08% -12.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,400 £21,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £36,400 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.44%
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
820 805 897
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 26.66% 24.61% 29.37%
Number of salaries quoted 573 479 628
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 £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,700 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +10 8 £45,000 +23.28%
Glasgow +12 4 £25,250 -15.83%
Edinburgh -5 4 £30,000 +36.36%
Fife -5 2 £24,125 - 1
Scottish Borders - 1 £20,500 - 1
Dundee - 1 £22,500 -
HND
UK

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 40 (85.11%) Degree
2 16 (34.04%) HNC
3 14 (29.79%) AutoCAD
4 12 (25.53%) Windows
5 11 (23.40%) MS Excel
6 10 (21.28%) C
6 10 (21.28%) Linux
6 10 (21.28%) Microsoft
7 8 (17.02%) MS Exchange
8 7 (14.89%) Active Directory
9 6 (12.77%) Computer Science
10 5 (10.64%) C++
10 5 (10.64%) MS Office
10 5 (10.64%) WAN
10 5 (10.64%) Finance
10 5 (10.64%) PDM
10 5 (10.64%) Chartered Engineer
11 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
11 4 (8.51%) UNIX
11 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (8.51%) Electronics
11 4 (8.51%) VMware
11 4 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (8.51%) Windows 7
12 3 (6.38%) HTML
12 3 (6.38%) CSS
12 3 (6.38%) ITIL
12 3 (6.38%) MCP
12 3 (6.38%) MCSE
12 3 (6.38%) Windows XP

HND
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 8 (17.02%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.26%) Lync
4 1 (2.13%) Apache
4 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 14 (29.79%) AutoCAD
2 11 (23.40%) MS Excel
3 5 (10.64%) MS Office
4 1 (2.13%) Photoshop
4 1 (2.13%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (2.13%) InDesign
4 1 (2.13%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (2.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.64%) WAN
2 3 (6.38%) LAN
2 3 (6.38%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (4.26%) IP Telephony
3 2 (4.26%) Firewall
4 1 (2.13%) DHCP
4 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (10.64%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 13 (27.66%) Design Engineer
2 10 (21.28%) Analyst
3 6 (12.77%) Draughtsman
4 5 (10.64%) Support Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Support Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) IT Support
6 3 (6.38%) IT Support Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Applications Support Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Junior
6 3 (6.38%) Applications Support
6 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Graduate
7 2 (4.26%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Junior Support Engineer
8 1 (2.13%) Designer
8 1 (2.13%) Junior IT Support
8 1 (2.13%) Junior Analyst
8 1 (2.13%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) CSS
1 3 (6.38%) HTML
2 1 (2.13%) .NET
2 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.13%) Flash
2 1 (2.13%) jQuery
2 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (2.13%) HTML5
2 1 (2.13%) CSS3
2 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.38%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (4.26%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.26%) Thin Client
3 2 (4.26%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) PKI
4 1 (2.13%) Physics
4 1 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.13%) iPhone
4 1 (2.13%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 12 (25.53%) Windows
2 10 (21.28%) Linux
3 4 (8.51%) Windows 7
3 4 (8.51%) UNIX
4 3 (6.38%) Apple iOS
4 3 (6.38%) Windows XP
4 3 (6.38%) Windows CE
4 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (6.38%) Android
4 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (2.13%) Solaris
6 1 (2.13%) CentOS
6 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (10.64%) PDM
2 3 (6.38%) ITIL
2 3 (6.38%) Project Management
2 3 (6.38%) Service Delivery
2 3 (6.38%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (6.38%) Integration Testing
2 3 (6.38%) Test Scripting
2 3 (6.38%) Test Strategy
3 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (4.26%) Software Engineering
4 1 (2.13%) Business Analysis
4 1 (2.13%) Matrix Management
4 1 (2.13%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (2.13%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (2.13%) Change Management
4 1 (2.13%) MVC
4 1 (2.13%) OOD
4 1 (2.13%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (2.13%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.28%) C
2 5 (10.64%) C++
3 2 (4.26%) C#
3 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.26%) SQL
4 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.13%) Perl
4 1 (2.13%) PHP
4 1 (2.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 40 (85.11%) Degree
2 16 (34.04%) HNC
3 5 (10.64%) Chartered Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (6.38%) MCP
5 3 (6.38%) ISTQB
5 3 (6.38%) MCSE
5 3 (6.38%) CCNP
5 3 (6.38%) CCNA
5 3 (6.38%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (6.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.13%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
1 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 7 (14.89%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.26%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 10 (21.28%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.51%) VMware
3 3 (6.38%) Cisco
4 2 (4.26%) HP
4 2 (4.26%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.13%) CommVault
5 1 (2.13%) Twitter
5 1 (2.13%) Oracle
5 1 (2.13%) Adobe
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