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

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 578 683 604
Rank change year-on-year
+105 -79
Permanent jobs citing HND 336 230 288
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.21% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.07% 0.77% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 240 171 243
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,000 £20,200
10% offered a salary of more than £51,250 £65,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+15.94% -1.42%

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
31482 29808 31546
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.63% 26.94% 28.61%
Number of salaries quoted 25214 23984 26320
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 21 November 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 November 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
England +73 296 £39,500 +9.72% 77
South East +22 107 £42,000 +6.32% 25
London -8 43 £38,500 -14.44% 2
Hampshire +21 38 £46,000 +31.42% 2
Berkshire +8 32 £32,500 -27.77% 2
East Midlands +22 30 £27,000 +4.85% 3
North West -10 30 £29,500 +1.72% 8
South West -20 25 £35,000 -3.44% 25
Reading +2 23 £32,500 -27.77%
West Midlands +11 21 £28,750 -4.16% 7
Scotland -6 21 £30,500 -10.29% 4
Manchester +1 20 £20,000 -37.50% 4
Yorkshire -22 17 £28,625 +15.65%
East of England -12 14 £47,500 +5.55% 4
Winchester +11 13 £47,500 +18.75%
Wales +5 11 £45,000 -7.69% 3
Northampton -8 11 £27,000 +22.72%
Northamptonshire -13 11 £27,000 -8.47% 2
Nottinghamshire +21 9 £57,500 +202.63% 1
South Wales +16 9 £45,000 +36.36% 1
Aberdeen +13 9 £45,000 +26.76%
Buckinghamshire +8 9 £19,000 -41.53% 5
Surrey +7 9 £48,750 +114.28% 12
Cheshire -7 9 £45,000 +20.00% 2
West Yorkshire -12 9 £29,125 +32.38%
Nottingham +8 8 £57,500 +202.63% 1
Coventry 0 8 £42,233 +5.58%
Altrincham - 8 £20,000 -
City of London +32 7 £32,500 -7.80%
West Sussex +2 7 £40,000 +14.28%

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 383 (59.84%) Degree
2 250 (39.06%) HNC
3 155 (24.22%) Windows
4 149 (23.28%) Microsoft
5 125 (19.53%) ITIL
6 117 (18.28%) Computer Science
7 109 (17.03%) Telecoms
8 105 (16.41%) SQL
9 96 (15.00%) Service Delivery
10 83 (12.97%) SQL Server
11 75 (11.72%) Linux
12 73 (11.41%) Finance
13 70 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
14 68 (10.63%) Cisco
15 67 (10.47%) UNIX
15 67 (10.47%) Change Management
16 64 (10.00%) MS Excel
17 63 (9.84%) XML
18 62 (9.69%) C
18 62 (9.69%) Java
18 62 (9.69%) Project Management
19 61 (9.53%) .NET
19 61 (9.53%) MS Office
20 56 (8.75%) Active Directory
21 55 (8.59%) TCP/IP
21 55 (8.59%) CSS
21 55 (8.59%) Electronics
22 53 (8.28%) Software Engineering
22 53 (8.28%) C#
22 53 (8.28%) Microsoft Certification

HND
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 15 (2.34%) MS Exchange
2 10 (1.56%) Apache
3 5 (0.78%) WebLogic
3 5 (0.78%) WebSphere
4 4 (0.63%) Smallworld
4 4 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (0.63%) IIS
4 4 (0.63%) Tomcat
4 4 (0.63%) MQSeries
4 4 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.47%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.47%) IBM Notes
5 3 (0.47%) Lync
6 2 (0.31%) Drupal
7 1 (0.16%) Moodle
7 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.16%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 64 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 61 (9.53%) MS Office
3 41 (6.41%) AutoCAD
4 16 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (1.56%) Photoshop
5 10 (1.56%) Adobe Illustrator
6 9 (1.41%) MS Project
6 9 (1.41%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.78%) InDesign
7 5 (0.78%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.47%) CATIA
9 2 (0.31%) Windchill
9 2 (0.31%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 2 (0.31%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.31%) Simulink
10 1 (0.16%) Maya
10 1 (0.16%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.16%) SPSS
10 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 8 (1.25%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.47%) SAP CO
2 3 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.47%) Cognos Controller
3 2 (0.31%) SAP Business One
3 2 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.31%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.16%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.16%) Magento
4 1 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.16%) HFM
4 1 (0.16%) Exchequer
4 1 (0.16%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (0.47%) Office 365
2 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.16%) Google App Engine
2 1 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.16%) SaaS
2 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 55 (8.59%) TCP/IP
2 44 (6.88%) Internet
3 39 (6.09%) VPN
3 39 (6.09%) LAN
4 36 (5.63%) GSM
5 34 (5.31%) UMTS
6 32 (5.00%) SS7
7 30 (4.69%) 4G
8 28 (4.38%) WAN
9 27 (4.22%) VoIP
9 27 (4.22%) Firewall
10 24 (3.75%) DNS
11 23 (3.59%) 3G
12 21 (3.28%) Broadband
12 21 (3.28%) LTE
13 20 (3.13%) Wireless
14 19 (2.97%) Ethernet
15 18 (2.81%) SMS
15 18 (2.81%) VoLTE
16 13 (2.03%) DEFINITY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (12.97%) SQL Server
2 34 (5.31%) Crystal Reports
3 27 (4.22%) MySQL
4 18 (2.81%) Relational Database
5 15 (2.34%) RDBMS
6 11 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
7 9 (1.41%) DB2
8 6 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (0.78%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.63%) QlikView
10 4 (0.63%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (0.63%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 4 (0.63%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.47%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
13 1 (0.16%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 15 (2.34%) Selenium
2 9 (1.41%) Subversion
2 9 (1.41%) Eclipse
3 7 (1.09%) JIRA
4 6 (0.94%) Dreamweaver
4 6 (0.94%) WatiN
5 5 (0.78%) WebDriver
5 5 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.78%) Wise Package Studio
5 5 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 5 (0.78%) LabVIEW
6 4 (0.63%) Oracle APEX
6 4 (0.63%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (0.63%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.47%) PVCS
7 3 (0.47%) WinRunner
7 3 (0.47%) QARun
7 3 (0.47%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.31%) Hudson
9 1 (0.16%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 109 (17.03%) Telecoms
2 73 (11.41%) Finance
3 55 (8.59%) Electronics
4 43 (6.72%) Marketing
5 28 (4.38%) Manufacturing
6 20 (3.13%) Legal
7 18 (2.81%) Law
8 15 (2.34%) Pharmaceutical
9 11 (1.72%) Aerospace
9 11 (1.72%) Military
9 11 (1.72%) Retail
10 5 (0.78%) Advertising
11 4 (0.63%) Billing
12 3 (0.47%) German Language
12 3 (0.47%) Publishing
12 3 (0.47%) Automotive
13 2 (0.31%) Games
13 2 (0.31%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.31%) Banking
13 2 (0.31%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 108 (16.88%) Analyst
2 73 (11.41%) Developer
3 69 (10.78%) Design Engineer
4 44 (6.88%) Support Engineer
5 42 (6.56%) Support Analyst
6 29 (4.53%) Team Leader
7 25 (3.91%) Service Desk Team Leader
8 24 (3.75%) IT Support
9 23 (3.59%) Applications Developer
10 20 (3.13%) Web Developer
10 20 (3.13%) Web Applications Developer
11 19 (2.97%) Software Engineer
12 18 (2.81%) Network Engineer
13 17 (2.66%) Software Developer
13 17 (2.66%) Technical Leader
14 16 (2.50%) Graduate
14 16 (2.50%) Junior
15 15 (2.34%) Applications Support
15 15 (2.34%) Java Developer
16 14 (2.19%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (9.84%) XML
2 61 (9.53%) .NET
3 55 (8.59%) CSS
4 43 (6.72%) HTML
5 41 (6.41%) jQuery
6 36 (5.63%) ASP.NET
7 33 (5.16%) Web Services
8 28 (4.38%) WCF
9 26 (4.06%) Ajax
10 24 (3.75%) SOAP
11 21 (3.28%) JSON
11 21 (3.28%) REST
12 20 (3.13%) Google Maps API
12 20 (3.13%) Classic ASP
13 19 (2.97%) HTML5
14 14 (2.19%) .NET Framework
15 13 (2.03%) CSS3
16 12 (1.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 12 (1.88%) GWT
16 12 (1.88%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 117 (18.28%) Computer Science
2 70 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (4.69%) Management Information System
4 21 (3.28%) Smartphone
5 17 (2.66%) BBC
5 17 (2.66%) iDTV
6 13 (2.03%) Mathematics
7 11 (1.72%) Fat Client
7 11 (1.72%) Thin Client
8 9 (1.41%) SCADA
9 7 (1.09%) NHS
9 7 (1.09%) Home Automation
9 7 (1.09%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.94%) Blackberry
10 6 (0.94%) EPoS
11 5 (0.78%) IVR
11 5 (0.78%) Wiki
11 5 (0.78%) Algorithms
12 4 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 155 (24.22%) Windows
2 75 (11.72%) Linux
3 67 (10.47%) UNIX
4 44 (6.88%) Windows 7
5 31 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (3.91%) Windows XP
7 21 (3.28%) Windows 8
8 18 (2.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (1.41%) Android
10 8 (1.25%) Apple iOS
10 8 (1.25%) Windows CE
11 7 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.63%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.47%) CentOS
13 3 (0.47%) Nucleus RTOS
13 3 (0.47%) AIX
14 2 (0.31%) Solaris
14 2 (0.31%) Tru64
15 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (19.53%) ITIL
2 96 (15.00%) Service Delivery
3 67 (10.47%) Change Management
4 62 (9.69%) Project Management
5 53 (8.28%) Software Engineering
6 48 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
7 38 (5.94%) Scrum
8 32 (5.00%) Service Management
9 31 (4.84%) Business Continuity
9 31 (4.84%) Product Marketing
9 31 (4.84%) Continuous Improvement
10 29 (4.53%) Test Scripting
11 27 (4.22%) Workflow
12 23 (3.59%) TDD
13 20 (3.13%) Web Application Development
14 19 (2.97%) User Acceptance Testing
14 19 (2.97%) CAD
15 18 (2.81%) Software Testing
16 17 (2.66%) Service Desk Management
17 16 (2.50%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 105 (16.41%) SQL
2 62 (9.69%) C
2 62 (9.69%) Java
3 53 (8.28%) C#
4 27 (4.22%) C++
5 25 (3.91%) JavaScript
6 21 (3.28%) PL/SQL
7 17 (2.66%) PHP
7 17 (2.66%) VB.NET
8 14 (2.19%) T-SQL
9 11 (1.72%) VB
10 7 (1.09%) Perl
10 7 (1.09%) PowerShell
11 6 (0.94%) Fortran
12 5 (0.78%) Python
13 4 (0.63%) Ruby
14 3 (0.47%) Embedded C
14 3 (0.47%) Embedded C++
14 3 (0.47%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 383 (59.84%) Degree
2 250 (39.06%) HNC
3 53 (8.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 47 (7.34%) Cisco Certification
4 47 (7.34%) Security Cleared
5 45 (7.03%) MCP
6 42 (6.56%) MCSE
7 32 (5.00%) CCNA
8 31 (4.84%) SC Cleared
9 30 (4.69%) PhD
10 24 (3.75%) MCSA
11 20 (3.13%) MOS
12 16 (2.50%) ISEB
12 16 (2.50%) Chartered Engineer
12 16 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 15 (2.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 15 (2.34%) MCITP
14 14 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
15 13 (2.03%) CCNP
16 12 (1.88%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (7.97%) SLA
2 40 (6.25%) ISO 9001
3 27 (4.22%) QA
4 12 (1.88%) ISO 9000
5 4 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.47%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.31%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.16%) COBIT
8 1 (0.16%) BS7799
System Software
1 56 (8.75%) Active Directory
2 52 (8.13%) NDS
3 25 (3.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (2.34%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.56%) XenApp
6 9 (1.41%) vSphere
7 8 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (1.09%) Firmware
9 5 (0.78%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.63%) Samba
10 4 (0.63%) Novell eDirectory
11 3 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.16%) Postfix
12 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.16%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.16%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 16 (2.50%) SCCM
2 7 (1.09%) WSUS
3 4 (0.63%) BMC Marimba
3 4 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.31%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.31%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.16%) Cacti
5 1 (0.16%) Zenoss
5 1 (0.16%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 149 (23.28%) Microsoft
2 68 (10.63%) Cisco
3 49 (7.66%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 42 (6.56%) Oracle
5 36 (5.63%) VMware
6 34 (5.31%) TIBCO
7 31 (4.84%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 21 (3.28%) HP
8 21 (3.28%) Google
9 20 (3.13%) Citrix
10 18 (2.81%) Avaya
11 14 (2.19%) Nokia
12 13 (2.03%) F5
13 10 (1.56%) NetApp
14 9 (1.41%) SolidWorks
14 9 (1.41%) Fortinet
14 9 (1.41%) Aruba
14 9 (1.41%) CheckPoint
14 9 (1.41%) Red Hat
15 8 (1.25%) Adobe
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Central College Glasgow
Salary: From £24,722 to £27,456 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Sunbury-On-Thames, Middlesex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 40,000, great pension scheme, healthcare, 25+ days hol
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckingham, Buckinghamshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: Unspecified company car, pension, laptop & mobile phone
Posted: 2 days ago
Midlands
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: 17.5k + 2.5k Shift Allowance (DOE)
Posted: 3 days ago
Midlands
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: 16k-18k (DOE)
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Advantage XPO
Posted: 4 days ago
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Middlesex
Prospectus IT Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Newmarket, Suffolk
Cobham
Salary: Attractive + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Carlisle, Cumbria
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 30,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £29500 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £32000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
South East
Vodafone
Posted: 5 days ago
Fife
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Double OTE, Car Allowance
Posted: 5 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago