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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 139 118 149
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +31
Permanent jobs citing HND 13 55 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.44% 1.44% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.72% 6.26% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 9 18 4
Average salary £30,000 £35,500 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.49% +57.77%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £32,500 £30,500
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +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
754 879 902
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 25.53% 22.94% 28.27%
Number of salaries quoted 473 573 516
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 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
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 22 May 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 22 May 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
West Lothian - 4 £70,000 -
Aberdeen -12 3 - -
Argyll and Bute - 3 £26,500 - 2
Glasgow - 2 £30,000 - 2
Fife +3 1 £28,000 -9.67%
HND
UK

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 31 (75.61%) Degree
2 15 (36.59%) Microsoft
3 13 (31.71%) HNC
3 13 (31.71%) Windows
4 11 (26.83%) Linux
4 11 (26.83%) Active Directory
5 10 (24.39%) MS Excel
6 8 (19.51%) LAN
6 8 (19.51%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (19.51%) WAN
6 8 (19.51%) CCNA
6 8 (19.51%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (19.51%) VMware
7 7 (17.07%) Cisco
7 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (17.07%) Oracle
8 6 (14.63%) MS Office
8 6 (14.63%) MCSE
8 6 (14.63%) UNIX
8 6 (14.63%) AutoCAD
9 5 (12.20%) Juniper
9 5 (12.20%) HTML
9 5 (12.20%) JavaScript
10 4 (9.76%) C
10 4 (9.76%) SQL
10 4 (9.76%) C++
10 4 (9.76%) CSS
10 4 (9.76%) ITIL
10 4 (9.76%) VoIP
10 4 (9.76%) Windows XP

HND
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 4 (9.76%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.44%) Apache
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (24.39%) MS Excel
2 6 (14.63%) MS Office
2 6 (14.63%) AutoCAD
3 4 (9.76%) MS Visio
4 3 (7.32%) Revit
4 3 (7.32%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (2.44%) ArcView
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.51%) LAN
1 8 (19.51%) WAN
2 4 (9.76%) VoIP
2 4 (9.76%) SAN
3 2 (4.88%) DNS
3 2 (4.88%) DHCP
3 2 (4.88%) Firewall
3 2 (4.88%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (4.88%) Wireless
4 1 (2.44%) DMVPN
4 1 (2.44%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (2.44%) Unified Communications
4 1 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.44%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (2.44%) Network Security
4 1 (2.44%) WLAN
4 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.44%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.44%) MySQL
2 1 (2.44%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (2.44%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (4.88%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Retail
2 1 (2.44%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (19.51%) Analyst
1 8 (19.51%) Support Analyst
2 7 (17.07%) IT Support
3 6 (14.63%) Design Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) IT Support Analyst
4 5 (12.20%) Developer
5 4 (9.76%) Junior
5 4 (9.76%) Support Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Electrical Design Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Junior IT Support
6 3 (7.32%) Electrical Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) C++ Developer
6 3 (7.32%) C Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Graduate
7 2 (4.88%) Network Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Junior Support Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Junior Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Junior Support Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Junior IT Support Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) HTML
2 4 (9.76%) CSS
3 3 (7.32%) CSS3
3 3 (7.32%) HTML5
4 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.88%) .NET
5 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.44%) jQuery
5 1 (2.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Replication
1 4 (9.76%) Private Cloud
2 3 (7.32%) Physics
3 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.44%) Social Media
4 1 (2.44%) Open Source
4 1 (2.44%) Statistics
4 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.44%) PKI
4 1 (2.44%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 13 (31.71%) Windows
2 11 (26.83%) Linux
3 6 (14.63%) UNIX
4 4 (9.76%) Windows XP
5 3 (7.32%) Windows 7
5 3 (7.32%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.44%) CentOS
7 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.44%) Android
7 1 (2.44%) Windows CE
7 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (9.76%) ITIL
1 4 (9.76%) High Availability
2 3 (7.32%) Software Engineering
2 3 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (7.32%) CAD
3 2 (4.88%) Service Delivery
3 2 (4.88%) Change Management
4 1 (2.44%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (2.44%) Cartography
4 1 (2.44%) Coaching
4 1 (2.44%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.44%) MVC
4 1 (2.44%) Business Continuity
4 1 (2.44%) OOD
4 1 (2.44%) Project Management
4 1 (2.44%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.20%) JavaScript
2 4 (9.76%) C
2 4 (9.76%) SQL
2 4 (9.76%) C++
3 2 (4.88%) C#
4 1 (2.44%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.44%) VB6
4 1 (2.44%) Perl
4 1 (2.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (75.61%) Degree
2 13 (31.71%) HNC
3 8 (19.51%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (19.51%) CCNA
4 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (14.63%) MCSE
6 4 (9.76%) CCNP
6 4 (9.76%) SC Cleared
6 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
6 4 (9.76%) MOS
6 4 (9.76%) VTSP
7 2 (4.88%) MCP
8 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) SLA
2 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.44%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 11 (26.83%) Active Directory
2 8 (19.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (2.44%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (2.44%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (2.44%) SCCM
1 1 (2.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (36.59%) Microsoft
2 8 (19.51%) VMware
3 7 (17.07%) Cisco
3 7 (17.07%) Oracle
4 5 (12.20%) Juniper
5 4 (9.76%) Sun
5 4 (9.76%) HP
5 4 (9.76%) EMC
5 4 (9.76%) Intel
5 4 (9.76%) IBM
6 3 (7.32%) Citrix
7 1 (2.44%) ESRI
7 1 (2.44%) Autodesk
7 1 (2.44%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.44%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.44%) McAfee
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