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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 612 632 587
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -45
Permanent jobs citing HND 304 239 328
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.22% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.96% 0.82% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 200 186 268
Average salary £32,500 £33,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,700 £22,725 £22,410
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £44,200
UK excluding London average salary £31,250 £33,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
-6.71% +6.34%

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
31691 29121 33451
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.05% 27.16% 28.54%
Number of salaries quoted 24546 23606 28391
Average salary £44,000 £44,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.56% +4.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +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 21 August 2014 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 21 August 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
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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 +39 269 £32,500 -1.50% 87
South East +17 88 £32,500 -3.70% 16
South West -2 39 £45,000 +32.35% 31
London -50 39 £40,000 +17.64% 11
East Midlands +19 35 £27,000 -10.00% 3
Berkshire +15 29 £33,000 +38.94% 1
Yorkshire -32 26 £28,625 +0.43% 4
Scotland -5 23 £37,750 +13.53% 3
Buckinghamshire +13 21 £18,000 -42.85% 3
Hampshire +5 21 £36,500 +8.14% 6
West Midlands +5 20 £37,500 +36.36% 6
Northamptonshire - 18 £27,000 - 1
Milton Keynes - 18 £18,000 - 3
Bristol -2 14 £43,250 +8.12% 9
Northampton - 14 £27,000 -
Wiltshire 0 12 £45,750 +39.69% 4
Reading -1 12 - -
South Yorkshire -8 12 £23,000 -26.40% 1
East of England -14 12 £33,000 -17.50% 4
Swindon - 12 £45,750 -
Aberdeen +18 11 £52,500 +40.00% 1
North West -18 11 £28,000 +16.76% 12
Maidenhead -4 9 - -
Sheffield -12 9 £23,000 -29.23%
West Yorkshire - 9 £28,625 - 1
Warwickshire +23 8 £40,000 - 2
Lincolnshire - 8 £17,500 -
Rugby - 8 £40,000 - 1
Lincoln - 8 £17,500 -
Kent - 7 £25,000 -

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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.

1 369 (57.57%) Degree
2 248 (38.69%) HNC
3 160 (24.96%) Windows
4 150 (23.40%) Microsoft
5 132 (20.59%) SQL
6 105 (16.38%) Telecoms
7 92 (14.35%) Computer Science
8 89 (13.88%) ITIL
8 89 (13.88%) Project Management
9 88 (13.73%) Linux
10 82 (12.79%) Finance
11 78 (12.17%) XML
12 74 (11.54%) Software Engineering
13 71 (11.08%) SQL Server
14 70 (10.92%) Electronics
15 69 (10.76%) HTML
15 69 (10.76%) Service Delivery
16 67 (10.45%) CSS
17 65 (10.14%) Java
18 61 (9.52%) Oracle
18 61 (9.52%) Cisco
19 58 (9.05%) UNIX
19 58 (9.05%) Active Directory
20 57 (8.89%) MS Excel
21 56 (8.74%) C#
22 53 (8.27%) .NET
23 52 (8.11%) VMware
23 52 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
24 50 (7.80%) Scrum
25 49 (7.64%) Internet

HND
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 18 (2.81%) MS Exchange
2 11 (1.72%) IIS
3 9 (1.40%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.40%) CMS
4 8 (1.25%) WebLogic
5 7 (1.09%) Apache
5 7 (1.09%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.62%) SAS
7 3 (0.47%) WordPress
8 2 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.31%) Drupal
9 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Spatial
9 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 57 (8.89%) MS Excel
2 42 (6.55%) MS Office
3 40 (6.24%) MS Project
4 26 (4.06%) Photoshop
5 22 (3.43%) AutoCAD
6 18 (2.81%) MS Visio
7 16 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
8 10 (1.56%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.78%) InDesign
10 3 (0.47%) CATIA
11 2 (0.31%) Pro/ENGINEER
11 2 (0.31%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.16%) Swift 3D
12 1 (0.16%) MicroStation
12 1 (0.16%) ProjectWise
12 1 (0.16%) EPLAN
12 1 (0.16%) Maya
12 1 (0.16%) 3ds Max
12 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (1.72%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.62%) Exchequer
4 4 (0.62%) Magento
5 3 (0.47%) Oracle CRM
6 2 (0.31%) HFM
6 2 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.31%) Remedy AR System
6 2 (0.31%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.16%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.16%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.16%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (7.64%) Internet
2 34 (5.30%) VPN
3 28 (4.37%) VoIP
4 27 (4.21%) TCP/IP
5 25 (3.90%) Firewall
6 23 (3.59%) SS7
6 23 (3.59%) UMTS
6 23 (3.59%) GSM
6 23 (3.59%) LAN
7 21 (3.28%) 4G
8 19 (2.96%) LTE
8 19 (2.96%) WAN
9 18 (2.81%) 3G
10 15 (2.34%) SAN
10 15 (2.34%) Broadband
11 14 (2.18%) Ethernet
12 11 (1.72%) SMS
12 11 (1.72%) OSPF
12 11 (1.72%) DEFINITY
13 10 (1.56%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (11.08%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.06%) MySQL
3 25 (3.90%) Relational Database
4 21 (3.28%) RDBMS
5 18 (2.81%) Crystal Reports
6 17 (2.65%) Oracle Database
7 11 (1.72%) DB2
7 11 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.62%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 3 (0.47%) QlikView
13 3 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.47%) OLAP
13 3 (0.47%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.47%) MongoDB
13 3 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (2.96%) Eclipse
2 18 (2.81%) Jenkins
3 17 (2.65%) Selenium
4 10 (1.56%) Visual Studio
5 9 (1.40%) Dreamweaver
6 8 (1.25%) JUnit
6 8 (1.25%) Subversion
6 8 (1.25%) Git (software)
7 7 (1.09%) Mockito
7 7 (1.09%) Hudson
7 7 (1.09%) Gerrit
7 7 (1.09%) Maven
7 7 (1.09%) Ant
8 6 (0.94%) Automake
8 6 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.78%) WebDriver
10 4 (0.62%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (0.62%) JMeter
10 4 (0.62%) TestPartner
10 4 (0.62%) Oracle APEX
General
1 105 (16.38%) Telecoms
2 82 (12.79%) Finance
3 70 (10.92%) Electronics
4 31 (4.84%) Marketing
5 30 (4.68%) Manufacturing
6 18 (2.81%) Retail
6 18 (2.81%) Pharmaceutical
7 17 (2.65%) Military
8 13 (2.03%) Law
9 9 (1.40%) Aerospace
9 9 (1.40%) German Language
10 8 (1.25%) Italian Language
10 8 (1.25%) French Language
10 8 (1.25%) Spanish Language
11 7 (1.09%) Advertising
12 6 (0.94%) Legal
12 6 (0.94%) Banking
13 4 (0.62%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.47%) Publishing
14 3 (0.47%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 96 (14.98%) Developer
2 70 (10.92%) Analyst
3 55 (8.58%) Design Engineer
4 39 (6.08%) Support Engineer
5 29 (4.52%) Support Analyst
6 26 (4.06%) Draughtsman
7 25 (3.90%) Network Engineer
8 23 (3.59%) Java Developer
8 23 (3.59%) Team Leader
9 22 (3.43%) Tester
10 21 (3.28%) Project Engineer
11 20 (3.12%) Graduate
11 20 (3.12%) Web Developer
12 19 (2.96%) IT Support
13 17 (2.65%) Service Desk Team Leader
14 16 (2.50%) Administrator
15 14 (2.18%) Senior Developer
15 14 (2.18%) Junior
15 14 (2.18%) Test Engineer
16 13 (2.03%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (12.17%) XML
2 69 (10.76%) HTML
3 67 (10.45%) CSS
4 53 (8.27%) .NET
5 46 (7.18%) jQuery
6 41 (6.40%) ASP.NET
7 32 (4.99%) Web Services
8 25 (3.90%) HTML5
9 19 (2.96%) Ajax
9 19 (2.96%) WCF
9 19 (2.96%) JSP
10 18 (2.81%) XSLT
11 17 (2.65%) XSD
11 17 (2.65%) SOAP
11 17 (2.65%) XHTML
12 15 (2.34%) Spring
12 15 (2.34%) CSS3
12 15 (2.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 15 (2.34%) JSON
12 15 (2.34%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 92 (14.35%) Computer Science
2 33 (5.15%) Management Information System
3 16 (2.50%) Thin Client
3 16 (2.50%) Fat Client
4 13 (2.03%) Smartphone
4 13 (2.03%) Chip and PIN
4 13 (2.03%) Replication
5 10 (1.56%) Digital Media
6 9 (1.40%) Mobile App
6 9 (1.40%) SCADA
6 9 (1.40%) Mathematics
7 7 (1.09%) Home Automation
7 7 (1.09%) Video on Demand
8 6 (0.94%) Open Source
8 6 (0.94%) Embedded Systems
8 6 (0.94%) Graphic Design
8 6 (0.94%) IVR
8 6 (0.94%) Handset
8 6 (0.94%) Client/Server
9 5 (0.78%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 160 (24.96%) Windows
2 88 (13.73%) Linux
3 58 (9.05%) UNIX
4 52 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (6.40%) Windows 7
6 25 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (3.74%) Windows XP
8 21 (3.28%) Windows 8
9 14 (2.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (1.87%) Android
11 9 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (1.09%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.47%) Windows CE
13 3 (0.47%) AIX
14 2 (0.31%) Solaris
14 2 (0.31%) Tru64
14 2 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
14 2 (0.31%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (13.88%) ITIL
1 89 (13.88%) Project Management
2 74 (11.54%) Software Engineering
3 69 (10.76%) Service Delivery
4 50 (7.80%) Scrum
5 45 (7.02%) Change Management
6 37 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
7 35 (5.46%) Migration
8 34 (5.30%) Continuous Improvement
9 32 (4.99%) Test Scripting
10 27 (4.21%) Business Continuity
11 26 (4.06%) Software Testing
12 23 (3.59%) Product Marketing
13 21 (3.28%) Workflow
13 21 (3.28%) CAD
14 20 (3.12%) Service Management
14 20 (3.12%) Asset Management
15 19 (2.96%) OO
15 19 (2.96%) Time Management
16 18 (2.81%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 132 (20.59%) SQL
2 65 (10.14%) Java
3 56 (8.74%) C#
4 45 (7.02%) C
5 33 (5.15%) C++
5 33 (5.15%) JavaScript
6 27 (4.21%) PHP
7 19 (2.96%) VB
8 16 (2.50%) T-SQL
9 15 (2.34%) PowerShell
10 14 (2.18%) Bash Shell
10 14 (2.18%) Perl
10 14 (2.18%) VB.NET
11 12 (1.87%) Python
11 12 (1.87%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.09%) XPath
12 7 (1.09%) R
13 6 (0.94%) VBScript
14 3 (0.47%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.31%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 369 (57.57%) Degree
2 248 (38.69%) HNC
3 36 (5.62%) ISEB
3 36 (5.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 35 (5.46%) Cisco Certification
5 34 (5.30%) Security Cleared
6 30 (4.68%) MCP
7 25 (3.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 23 (3.59%) SC Cleared
9 20 (3.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 20 (3.12%) MCSE
10 18 (2.81%) CCNA
11 17 (2.65%) PhD
11 17 (2.65%) Chartered Engineer
12 12 (1.87%) MCITP
12 12 (1.87%) MOS
12 12 (1.87%) CCNP
13 11 (1.72%) MCSA
14 9 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 8 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (7.33%) QA
2 27 (4.21%) SLA
3 23 (3.59%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.78%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.16%) COBIT
7 1 (0.16%) BS7799
System Software
1 58 (9.05%) Active Directory
2 36 (5.62%) NDS
3 29 (4.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (4.37%) XenApp
5 26 (4.06%) Hyper-V
6 22 (3.43%) vSphere
7 16 (2.50%) XenDesktop
8 13 (2.03%) XenServer
9 10 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.16%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.16%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.16%) Xen
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.16%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 24 (3.74%) SCCM
2 6 (0.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 6 (0.94%) WSUS
3 2 (0.31%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.16%) Nagios
4 1 (0.16%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 150 (23.40%) Microsoft
2 61 (9.52%) Oracle
2 61 (9.52%) Cisco
3 52 (8.11%) VMware
4 39 (6.08%) Citrix
5 32 (4.99%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 30 (4.68%) SolidWorks
7 29 (4.52%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 27 (4.21%) TIBCO
9 25 (3.90%) HP
10 16 (2.50%) Avaya
11 15 (2.34%) NetApp
11 15 (2.34%) Google
12 14 (2.18%) Red Hat
13 12 (1.87%) Dell
13 12 (1.87%) SAP
14 11 (1.72%) Adobe
14 11 (1.72%) EMC
15 10 (1.56%) Juniper
16 6 (0.94%) Intel
Crewe, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £20000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £29000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £40000 per annum + pension, life ass, health
Posted: 11 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £32661 - £46465 per annum + 25 days hols + bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £23000.00 - £27000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
set2recruit
Salary: £28000 - £35000 Per Annum £28k - £35k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hayes, Middlesex
Connectus
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hayes, Middlesex
Connectus
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Boeing
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: Yesterday
Nottinghamshire
Roc Search
Salary: £18000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £0
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £26000.00 - £31000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
Vertical IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + attractive benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Teddington, Middlesex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 29,000 - 33,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Yoh
Posted: 5 days ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Connectus
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago