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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 594 628 644
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +16
Permanent jobs citing HND 310 312 239
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.27% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.04% 0.98% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 255 210 165
Average salary £37,750 £32,500 £32,997
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.15% -1.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,850 £19,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £30,500 £33,750
% change year-on-year
+14.75% -9.62%

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
29867 31754 29655
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.27% 27.14% 27.27%
Number of salaries quoted 23809 24862 23887
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 31 July 2015 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 31 July 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
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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 +13 273 £40,000 +23.07% 48
London +45 57 £55,000 +37.50% 6
East of England +52 56 £39,000 +41.81% 9
South East -33 55 £40,000 +31.14% 9
North West +8 32 £40,000 +56.86% 6
Scotland +26 31 £28,500 -18.57% 1
East Midlands -3 23 £33,500 +24.07% 5
Hampshire +10 19 £40,000 - 2
South West -36 19 £30,000 -29.65% 5
Cambridgeshire +30 17 £47,500 +126.19% 1
Manchester +21 17 £40,000 +86.04% 3
Hertfordshire +1 17 £55,000 +100.00% 2
Suffolk +5 16 £30,000 -9.09%
Yorkshire -14 16 £29,125 +1.74% 3
Ipswich -1 15 £32,500 -1.51%
West Midlands -13 15 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Edinburgh +15 14 £17,000 -38.18% 1
Cheshire +5 13 £40,000 - 1
Cambridge +21 12 £47,500 +126.19% 1
Glasgow +21 12 £30,500 -12.85%
West Yorkshire +5 12 £29,125 -16.78% 2
City of London +29 11 £42,500 +13.33%
Northampton -2 10 £33,500 +24.07% 2
Northamptonshire -2 10 £33,500 +24.07% 3
Rickmansworth - 10 £55,000 -
Salford - 10 £40,000 -
West Sussex +13 9 £70,000 +115.38%
Nottinghamshire +3 9 £33,045 +83.58% 1
Nottingham +1 8 £33,045 +83.58% 1
Birmingham -1 8 - - 2

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 377 (69.81%) Degree
2 150 (27.78%) HNC
3 130 (24.07%) SQL
4 122 (22.59%) ITIL
5 119 (22.04%) Microsoft
6 111 (20.56%) SQL Server
7 110 (20.37%) Windows
8 101 (18.70%) Finance
9 89 (16.48%) .NET
10 87 (16.11%) MS Excel
11 86 (15.93%) C#
12 84 (15.56%) SLA
13 79 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
14 76 (14.07%) Analytical Skills
15 73 (13.52%) Microsoft Certification
16 68 (12.59%) Cisco Certification
17 66 (12.22%) JavaScript
17 66 (12.22%) Oracle
18 63 (11.67%) Cisco
19 62 (11.48%) Active Directory
19 62 (11.48%) Linux
20 61 (11.30%) HTML
21 59 (10.93%) Service Delivery
22 56 (10.37%) Project Management
23 55 (10.19%) UNIX
24 54 (10.00%) VMware
24 54 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
25 53 (9.81%) ASP.NET
26 52 (9.63%) CSS
27 51 (9.44%) Java

HND
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 29 (5.37%) MS Exchange
2 19 (3.52%) Oracle Coherence
3 13 (2.41%) SharePoint
4 12 (2.22%) CMS
5 10 (1.85%) Sitecore CMS
6 9 (1.67%) Apache
7 7 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.74%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.74%) MQSeries
8 4 (0.74%) IBM Notes
8 4 (0.74%) Lotus Domino
9 2 (0.37%) IIS
9 2 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.37%) WordPress
10 1 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.19%) SAS
10 1 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 87 (16.11%) MS Excel
2 33 (6.11%) MS Visio
2 33 (6.11%) MS Office
3 25 (4.63%) AutoCAD
4 23 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (3.15%) SOLIDWORKS
5 17 (3.15%) MS Project
6 8 (1.48%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.93%) Solid Edge
8 3 (0.56%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.37%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 2 (0.37%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.19%) ArcView
10 1 (0.19%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.19%) EPLAN
10 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.19%) CorelDRAW
10 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.19%) InDesign
10 1 (0.19%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (0.93%) Primavera
2 4 (0.74%) Teamcenter
3 3 (0.56%) Magento
4 2 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.37%) SAP PS
5 1 (0.19%) Exchequer
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.41%) Office 365
2 3 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (7.41%) LAN
2 38 (7.04%) WAN
3 37 (6.85%) SAN
4 36 (6.67%) TCP/IP
5 26 (4.81%) Firewall
5 26 (4.81%) VoIP
6 21 (3.89%) Network Security
7 13 (2.41%) Wireless
7 13 (2.41%) NAS
7 13 (2.41%) DNS
8 12 (2.22%) Internet
9 11 (2.04%) VPN
10 8 (1.48%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (1.30%) FTP
11 7 (1.30%) HTTP
12 6 (1.11%) GSM
12 6 (1.11%) LDAP
12 6 (1.11%) iSCSI
13 4 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (0.74%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (20.56%) SQL Server
2 54 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 35 (6.48%) Oracle Database
4 20 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
4 20 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
5 19 (3.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 17 (3.15%) Oracle Reports
7 17 (3.15%) Relational Database
8 16 (2.96%) SQL Server 2012
8 16 (2.96%) Crystal Reports
9 14 (2.59%) MySQL
10 12 (2.22%) MongoDB
10 12 (2.22%) NoSQL
11 11 (2.04%) SQL Server 2000
12 8 (1.48%) MS Access
13 7 (1.30%) RDBMS
13 7 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 5 (0.93%) Data Mining
14 5 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 25 (4.63%) Selenium
2 24 (4.44%) JIRA
3 22 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (3.89%) Visual Studio
5 14 (2.59%) Cucumber
6 11 (2.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 10 (1.85%) Behat
8 9 (1.67%) WatiN
9 6 (1.11%) Git (software)
10 4 (0.74%) SpecFlow
11 3 (0.56%) Moq
11 3 (0.56%) Rational DOORS
11 3 (0.56%) SoapUI
11 3 (0.56%) JUnit
11 3 (0.56%) LabVIEW
11 3 (0.56%) Subversion
12 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 1 (0.19%) WebDriver
13 1 (0.19%) Eclipse
General
1 101 (18.70%) Finance
2 42 (7.78%) Telecoms
3 32 (5.93%) Manufacturing
4 27 (5.00%) Legal
5 22 (4.07%) Electronics
6 17 (3.15%) Marketing
7 16 (2.96%) Law
8 15 (2.78%) Banking
9 14 (2.59%) Automotive
10 13 (2.41%) Retail
11 11 (2.04%) Games
11 11 (2.04%) Aerospace
12 9 (1.67%) Back Office
13 8 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.56%) Military
15 1 (0.19%) Advertising
15 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.19%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 84 (15.56%) Analyst
2 72 (13.33%) Developer
3 44 (8.15%) Architect
4 41 (7.59%) Design Engineer
5 39 (7.22%) Support Analyst
6 31 (5.74%) Team Leader
7 27 (5.00%) .NET Developer
8 23 (4.26%) DBA
9 22 (4.07%) Software Developer
10 21 (3.89%) Web Developer
10 21 (3.89%) Oracle DBA
11 18 (3.33%) C# Developer
12 17 (3.15%) Support Engineer
12 17 (3.15%) Tester
12 17 (3.15%) IT Support
12 17 (3.15%) C# .NET Developer
13 16 (2.96%) Automated Tester
13 16 (2.96%) Service Desk Team Leader
13 16 (2.96%) Software Engineer
13 16 (2.96%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (16.48%) .NET
2 61 (11.30%) HTML
3 53 (9.81%) ASP.NET
4 52 (9.63%) CSS
5 32 (5.93%) ASP.NET MVC
6 30 (5.56%) HTML5
7 29 (5.37%) .NET Framework
7 29 (5.37%) Entity Framework
8 28 (5.19%) CSS3
9 27 (5.00%) jQuery
9 27 (5.00%) XML
10 22 (4.07%) WPF
11 19 (3.52%) JDBC
12 18 (3.33%) LINQ
13 15 (2.78%) NHibernate
14 13 (2.41%) Ajax
15 12 (2.22%) Silverlight
16 10 (1.85%) RESTful
16 10 (1.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 9 (1.67%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 76 (14.07%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (7.59%) Computer Science
3 39 (7.22%) Management Information System
4 26 (4.81%) Mathematics
5 16 (2.96%) Replication
6 15 (2.78%) Derivative
7 14 (2.59%) Thin Client
7 14 (2.59%) EPoS
7 14 (2.59%) Fat Client
7 14 (2.59%) Private Cloud
7 14 (2.59%) Data Centre
8 9 (1.67%) User Experience
9 8 (1.48%) Physics
9 8 (1.48%) Blackberry
9 8 (1.48%) Statistics
10 7 (1.30%) GIS
11 6 (1.11%) NHS
11 6 (1.11%) Clustering
12 5 (0.93%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 110 (20.37%) Windows
2 62 (11.48%) Linux
3 55 (10.19%) UNIX
4 36 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (5.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (4.81%) Windows 7
7 17 (3.15%) Windows XP
8 11 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (1.67%) Windows 8
10 7 (1.30%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.93%) Windows CE
12 4 (0.74%) AIX
12 4 (0.74%) Android
13 3 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.56%) Solaris
14 2 (0.37%) Fedora
14 2 (0.37%) Embedded Linux
15 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.19%) SUSE
15 1 (0.19%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (22.59%) ITIL
2 79 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (10.93%) Service Delivery
4 56 (10.37%) Project Management
5 47 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
6 45 (8.33%) MVC
7 42 (7.78%) Service Management
8 40 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
9 37 (6.85%) Scrum
10 36 (6.67%) Software Engineering
11 35 (6.48%) OO
11 35 (6.48%) High Availability
12 33 (6.11%) SDLC
13 31 (5.74%) Continuous Integration
14 28 (5.19%) Change Management
15 27 (5.00%) Software Testing
16 24 (4.44%) TDD
17 23 (4.26%) Business Continuity
17 23 (4.26%) Time Management
17 23 (4.26%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 130 (24.07%) SQL
2 86 (15.93%) C#
3 66 (12.22%) JavaScript
4 51 (9.44%) Java
5 31 (5.74%) C
6 25 (4.63%) VB.NET
7 19 (3.52%) PHP
8 17 (3.15%) PL/SQL
9 15 (2.78%) C++
10 11 (2.04%) PowerShell
11 10 (1.85%) VB
12 9 (1.67%) T-SQL
12 9 (1.67%) Python
13 7 (1.30%) Perl
14 5 (0.93%) VBA
14 5 (0.93%) Objective-C
14 5 (0.93%) Apple Swift
15 4 (0.74%) Embedded C
15 4 (0.74%) Embedded C++
16 3 (0.56%) VB6
Qualifications
1 377 (69.81%) Degree
2 150 (27.78%) HNC
3 73 (13.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 68 (12.59%) Cisco Certification
5 42 (7.78%) CCNA
6 41 (7.59%) MCSE
7 38 (7.04%) Security Cleared
8 34 (6.30%) SC Cleared
9 32 (5.93%) MCP
10 27 (5.00%) ISEB
11 26 (4.81%) CCNP
11 26 (4.81%) MOS
12 16 (2.96%) NVQ Level 4
13 14 (2.59%) ITIL Certification
13 14 (2.59%) VTSP
14 13 (2.41%) MCITP
14 13 (2.41%) CCDP
15 12 (2.22%) MCSA
15 12 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 11 (2.04%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (15.56%) SLA
2 39 (7.22%) QA
3 27 (5.00%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.56%) WAI
4 3 (0.56%) Section 508
5 2 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.19%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.19%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.19%) ARP4761
System Software
1 62 (11.48%) Active Directory
2 43 (7.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (4.26%) Hyper-V
4 20 (3.70%) Oracle RAC
5 11 (2.04%) XenApp
6 7 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (1.11%) Samba
7 6 (1.11%) vSphere
8 4 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.74%) VMware ESX
8 4 (0.74%) NDS
9 2 (0.37%) NFS
9 2 (0.37%) Firmware
9 2 (0.37%) KVM
9 2 (0.37%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (0.37%) UAG
10 1 (0.19%) XenServer
10 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.19%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 22 (4.07%) SCCM
2 20 (3.70%) Data Guard
3 4 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (0.74%) Nagios
4 3 (0.56%) SCOM
5 2 (0.37%) Opsview
5 2 (0.37%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.37%) Cacti
6 1 (0.19%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.19%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.19%) cPanel
6 1 (0.19%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 119 (22.04%) Microsoft
2 66 (12.22%) Oracle
3 63 (11.67%) Cisco
4 54 (10.00%) VMware
5 29 (5.37%) Juniper
6 27 (5.00%) HP
7 21 (3.89%) IBM
8 18 (3.33%) Intel
8 18 (3.33%) Citrix
9 17 (3.15%) EMC
10 15 (2.78%) Sun
11 14 (2.59%) NetApp
12 13 (2.41%) F5
13 11 (2.04%) Telerik
14 10 (1.85%) Sitecore
14 10 (1.85%) Avaya
15 9 (1.67%) Siemens
16 8 (1.48%) Autodesk
16 8 (1.48%) Allen-Bradley
17 7 (1.30%) TOWER Software
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