The table below looks at the statistics for HND in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited HND over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 684 751 693
Rank change year-on-year
+67 -58
Permanent jobs citing HND 275 231 310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.21% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.98% 0.75% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 229 172 210
Average salary £34,000 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.33% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £33,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.98% -4.28%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
28135 30622 32695
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.22% 27.58% 27.34%
Number of salaries quoted 22653 23934 26174
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

HND
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing HND within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

HND Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

HND
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing HND within the UK.

HND Salary Trend in the UK

HND
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing HND over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 within the UK.

HND Salary Histogram in the UK

HND
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HND within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. 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
England +31 234 £34,750 -7.33% 33
South East +35 60 £31,750 -20.62% 9
West Midlands +21 49 £34,500 +17.94% 1
London -24 39 £40,000 - 5
Coventry - 32 £34,500 - 1
North West +34 30 £31,000 -34.73% 7
East of England +18 25 £35,000 +18.64% 1
Surrey +4 22 £38,500 -9.41%
Cheshire +43 18 £35,000 -26.31% 2
Scotland -4 17 £27,500 -1.78% 3
Warwickshire +7 15 £34,500 -
South West +5 13 £24,000 -34.69% 4
Kent +2 13 £50,000 -61.53% 1
Woking - 13 - -
Hampshire +20 12 £31,750 -22.08% 3
Southampton +13 12 £31,750 +0.79% 1
East Midlands -5 11 £32,500 +91.17% 5
Stansted - 11 £50,000 -
West Drayton - 11 £40,000 - 2
Yorkshire +7 8 £32,250 +34.65% 1
Suffolk +5 8 £35,000 +58.97%
Crewe - 8 £25,500 -
Cullompton - 8 £23,750 -
Ipswich - 8 £35,000 -
Devon - 8 £23,750 -
Milton Keynes +22 7 £20,000 -
Buckinghamshire +18 7 £20,000 -54.28%
Manchester +10 7 £30,000 -14.28% 5
Cambridgeshire 0 7 £37,000 -29.52% 1
Hounslow - 7 - -

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 376 (73.15%) Degree
2 190 (36.96%) Microsoft
3 152 (29.57%) SQL
4 140 (27.24%) Windows
5 138 (26.85%) HNC
6 102 (19.84%) .NET
7 95 (18.48%) Finance
8 94 (18.29%) Computer Science
9 91 (17.70%) MS Excel
10 75 (14.59%) JavaScript
11 71 (13.81%) C#
12 66 (12.84%) Java
12 66 (12.84%) Windows Server
13 65 (12.65%) Agile Software Development
14 64 (12.45%) Linux
14 64 (12.45%) Active Directory
15 60 (11.67%) Oracle
16 59 (11.48%) SDLC
17 58 (11.28%) Software Engineering
18 56 (10.89%) ITIL
18 56 (10.89%) Analytical Skills
19 50 (9.73%) TCP/IP
20 49 (9.53%) Cisco
20 49 (9.53%) SQL Server
20 49 (9.53%) T-SQL
20 49 (9.53%) VMware
21 47 (9.14%) Electronics
21 47 (9.14%) VMware Infrastructure
22 46 (8.95%) Windows Server 2008
23 45 (8.75%) Microsoft Certification

HND
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs within the UK 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 37 (7.20%) SharePoint
2 24 (4.67%) MS Exchange
3 18 (3.50%) CMS
4 14 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (1.95%) Skype for Business
6 9 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
6 9 (1.75%) WebSphere
7 8 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (1.56%) Office Communications Server
8 7 (1.36%) IIS
9 6 (1.17%) JBoss
10 3 (0.58%) MQSeries
10 3 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.58%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.19%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 91 (17.70%) MS Excel
2 37 (7.20%) MS Office
3 24 (4.67%) AutoCAD
4 8 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.56%) SOLIDWORKS
5 6 (1.17%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.97%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 5 (0.97%) PTC Creo
7 4 (0.78%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.78%) CATIA
7 4 (0.78%) InDesign
7 4 (0.78%) MS Project
7 4 (0.78%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.58%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.19%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.19%) OrCAD
9 1 (0.19%) Revit
9 1 (0.19%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (0.78%) Eikon
2 3 (0.58%) LabWindows
2 3 (0.58%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 2 (0.39%) ENOVIA
3 2 (0.39%) JDE OneWorld
3 2 (0.39%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.39%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (1.36%) Office 365
2 2 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 2 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.39%) Google Drive
2 2 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (9.73%) TCP/IP
2 32 (6.23%) Firewall
3 31 (6.03%) DHCP
4 30 (5.84%) LAN
5 24 (4.67%) WAN
6 21 (4.09%) DNS
7 17 (3.31%) VPN
8 16 (3.11%) SAN
8 16 (3.11%) VoIP
9 15 (2.92%) Wireless
10 10 (1.95%) Internet
10 10 (1.95%) IPsec
11 9 (1.75%) NAS
12 8 (1.56%) DEFINITY
12 8 (1.56%) HTTP
12 8 (1.56%) VSAT
13 7 (1.36%) GSM
14 6 (1.17%) BGP
14 6 (1.17%) Broadband
14 6 (1.17%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (9.53%) SQL Server
2 43 (8.37%) MySQL
3 18 (3.50%) Crystal Reports
4 12 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (2.14%) BusinessObjects
6 9 (1.75%) Oracle Database
7 8 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (1.17%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 6 (1.17%) BusinessObjects XI
9 6 (1.17%) QlikView
10 5 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (0.78%) MS Access
12 2 (0.39%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1 (0.19%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 33 (6.42%) Visual Studio
2 14 (2.72%) Selenium
3 13 (2.53%) JIRA
4 9 (1.75%) Eclipse
5 7 (1.36%) Git (software)
6 6 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.78%) Subversion
8 3 (0.58%) PeopleTools
9 2 (0.39%) Axure RP
9 2 (0.39%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.39%) Maven
9 2 (0.39%) Talend Open Studio
9 2 (0.39%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.19%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.19%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.19%) Rational Rhapsody
10 1 (0.19%) VectorCAST
General
1 95 (18.48%) Finance
2 47 (9.14%) Electronics
3 41 (7.98%) Manufacturing
4 34 (6.61%) Telecoms
5 22 (4.28%) Marketing
6 15 (2.92%) Retail
7 10 (1.95%) Publishing
8 8 (1.56%) Legal
9 7 (1.36%) Advertising
9 7 (1.36%) Law
9 7 (1.36%) Local Government
10 6 (1.17%) Automotive
10 6 (1.17%) Billing
11 3 (0.58%) Back Office
11 3 (0.58%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.39%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.39%) Banking
12 2 (0.39%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.39%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 104 (20.23%) Developer
2 85 (16.54%) Analyst
3 33 (6.42%) Graduate
4 32 (6.23%) Software Engineer
5 28 (5.45%) IT Support
6 25 (4.86%) .NET Developer
7 24 (4.67%) Support Analyst
8 23 (4.47%) Software Developer
9 22 (4.28%) IT Manager
10 20 (3.89%) Design Engineer
10 20 (3.89%) Systems Analyst
11 18 (3.50%) Junior
11 18 (3.50%) Oracle Developer
11 18 (3.50%) Support Engineer
11 18 (3.50%) Team Leader
11 18 (3.50%) Technical Support
12 17 (3.31%) C# Developer
13 16 (3.11%) Graduate Developer
14 15 (2.92%) Administrator
14 15 (2.92%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (19.84%) .NET
2 41 (7.98%) HTML
3 40 (7.78%) CSS
4 27 (5.25%) CSS3
4 27 (5.25%) HTML5
5 22 (4.28%) XML
6 15 (2.92%) ASP.NET
7 14 (2.72%) .NET Framework
8 9 (1.75%) jQuery
9 7 (1.36%) Web Services
10 6 (1.17%) Middleware
11 5 (0.97%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (0.97%) Spring
12 4 (0.78%) Hibernate
12 4 (0.78%) J2EE
12 4 (0.78%) REST
12 4 (0.78%) SOAP
13 3 (0.58%) Classic ASP
13 3 (0.58%) Entity Framework
13 3 (0.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 94 (18.29%) Computer Science
2 56 (10.89%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (7.98%) Driving Licence
4 38 (7.39%) Management Information System
5 23 (4.47%) Mathematics
6 22 (4.28%) Embedded Systems
7 21 (4.09%) User Experience
8 15 (2.92%) Mobile App
9 13 (2.53%) Data Centre
10 12 (2.33%) Digital Media
10 12 (2.33%) Life Science
10 12 (2.33%) W3C
11 9 (1.75%) Data Structures
12 8 (1.56%) Clustering
13 6 (1.17%) Visualisation
14 5 (0.97%) Handset
14 5 (0.97%) Raspberry Pi
15 4 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 3 (0.58%) Device Driver
16 3 (0.58%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 140 (27.24%) Windows
2 66 (12.84%) Windows Server
3 64 (12.45%) Linux
4 46 (8.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (7.00%) Windows 7
6 34 (6.61%) Unix
7 29 (5.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (4.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (4.28%) Windows XP
10 21 (4.09%) Windows 10
11 17 (3.31%) Android
12 15 (2.92%) Embedded Linux
12 15 (2.92%) Windows 8
13 14 (2.72%) Windows CE
14 12 (2.33%) Apple iOS
15 8 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 6 (1.17%) AIX
17 5 (0.97%) Solaris
17 5 (0.97%) Windows Phone
18 4 (0.78%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (12.65%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (11.48%) SDLC
3 58 (11.28%) Software Engineering
4 56 (10.89%) ITIL
5 44 (8.56%) MVC
6 37 (7.20%) Workflow
7 28 (5.45%) Project Management
8 27 (5.25%) OO
9 22 (4.28%) UML
10 20 (3.89%) Time Management
11 19 (3.70%) Business Analysis
11 19 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
11 19 (3.70%) Logistics
11 19 (3.70%) Scrum
12 18 (3.50%) Root Cause Analysis
13 17 (3.31%) Asset Management
13 17 (3.31%) Mentoring
13 17 (3.31%) OOD
13 17 (3.31%) Systems Analysis
14 16 (3.11%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 152 (29.57%) SQL
2 75 (14.59%) JavaScript
3 71 (13.81%) C#
4 66 (12.84%) Java
5 49 (9.53%) T-SQL
6 43 (8.37%) PL/SQL
7 31 (6.03%) C
8 24 (4.67%) C++
9 18 (3.50%) PowerShell
10 15 (2.92%) VB
11 14 (2.72%) Embedded C
11 14 (2.72%) VBA
12 12 (2.33%) VB.NET
13 10 (1.95%) PHP
14 9 (1.75%) VBScript
15 8 (1.56%) Perl
16 7 (1.36%) Shell Script
17 6 (1.17%) Python
18 5 (0.97%) VB6
19 3 (0.58%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 376 (73.15%) Degree
2 138 (26.85%) HNC
3 45 (8.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 41 (7.98%) Cisco Certification
5 33 (6.42%) MCSE
6 30 (5.84%) CCNA
7 19 (3.70%) MCP
8 15 (2.92%) Security Cleared
9 10 (1.95%) MCSA
10 9 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (1.75%) NVQ Level 4
10 9 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 8 (1.56%) Avaya Certification
11 8 (1.56%) SC Cleared
12 7 (1.36%) MCTS
12 7 (1.36%) MOS
13 6 (1.17%) DBS Check
13 6 (1.17%) ISEB
14 5 (0.97%) Check Point Certification
14 5 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.64%) SLA
2 23 (4.47%) ISO 9001
3 18 (3.50%) QA
4 5 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.39%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.39%) ISO13485
5 2 (0.39%) SEPA
6 1 (0.19%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.19%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.19%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.19%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 64 (12.45%) Active Directory
2 47 (9.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (3.31%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.56%) vCloud
4 8 (1.56%) vSphere
5 6 (1.17%) Firmware
6 4 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.58%) Samba
8 2 (0.39%) KVM
9 1 (0.19%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.19%) iptables
9 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.19%) Xen
9 1 (0.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (1.56%) SCCM
1 8 (1.56%) SCOM
1 8 (1.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 7 (1.36%) Control-M
3 5 (0.97%) SmoothWall
3 5 (0.97%) Windows Intune
4 1 (0.19%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 190 (36.96%) Microsoft
2 60 (11.67%) Oracle
3 49 (9.53%) Cisco
3 49 (9.53%) VMware
4 20 (3.89%) Adobe
5 15 (2.92%) HP
6 13 (2.53%) Dell
6 13 (2.53%) Nintex
7 12 (2.33%) EMC
8 11 (2.14%) Informatica
9 9 (1.75%) ABBYY
9 9 (1.75%) Avaya
9 9 (1.75%) Citrix
10 7 (1.36%) Telerik
11 6 (1.17%) F5
11 6 (1.17%) Mitel
11 6 (1.17%) Red Hat
12 5 (0.97%) Ruckus Wireless
12 5 (0.97%) ServiceNow
12 5 (0.97%) SolarWinds
Towcester, Northamptonshire
Aria Select Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
East London
Aria Select Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 26-30K + bonux, medical cover, pension, life insurance
Posted: 12 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
X4 Group
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Salary: £44000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £42k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edenbridge
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £17000 per annum + Bonus, Van, Fuel Card, Tools +More
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
Premier Engineering
Salary: £25000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £38500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £25000.00 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £38,781 per annum Plus car
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
MegaNexus Limited
Salary: £45,000 per annum OTE: To be discussed at interview
Posted: 2 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £50 - £60 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Newark, Nottinghamshire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: Increased salary! Now £18k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton
Edward Carter Solutions
Salary: Fantastic salary + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benifits
Posted: 3 days ago
Dumfries & Galloway
Premier Engineering
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wiltshire
Premier Engineering
Salary: £25000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Poole, Dorset
LV
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
West Drayton, Middlesex
Prospectus IT Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Aberdeenshire
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £40000 per annum + Car,Bon,Pen,OT,Hol
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Warrington
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bon,Pen,Progression
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Inverness
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £27000.00 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago