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

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 585 634 558
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -76
Permanent jobs citing HND 327 258 346
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.24% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.06% 0.89% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 232 204 282
Average salary £34,000 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,300 £21,650
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £33,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -

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
30956 28988 33362
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.15% 26.79% 28.96%
Number of salaries quoted 24456 23637 27790
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 £26,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +52 288 £34,000 -1.44% 57
South East +32 100 £41,500 +18.57% 16
London -2 41 £35,000 -10.25% 2
Hampshire +27 40 £42,000 +5.00% 7
East Midlands +24 38 £27,000 -8.47% 3
South West -19 34 £34,000 - 6
Berkshire -5 28 £32,500 -27.77% 2
Scotland -3 25 £31,000 -8.82% 3
West Midlands -8 22 £30,000 - 7
North West -20 22 £22,500 -9.09% 14
Northamptonshire -13 21 £27,000 -8.47%
Manchester -2 18 £20,000 -55.55% 2
Northampton - 18 £27,000 -
Reading -18 17 £32,500 -27.77% 1
Yorkshire -24 15 £28,625 +0.43% 4
Bristol +2 13 £40,000 +42.85%
East of England -15 13 £31,750 -29.44% 2
Buckinghamshire +6 12 £49,500 +52.30% 3
Winchester +13 9 £47,500 +18.75%
Aberdeen +11 9 £52,500 +50.00% 1
West Yorkshire - 9 £29,125 - 2
Milton Keynes 0 8 £21,000 -35.38% 2
Altrincham - 8 £20,000 -
West Sussex 0 7 £32,500 -7.14%
Maidenhead -10 7 - -
Lincoln - 7 £17,500 -
Halifax - 7 £29,125 -
Lincolnshire - 7 £17,500 -
Warwickshire +6 6 £33,500 - 1
Fife +5 6 £28,000 +21.73%

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (58.95%) Degree
2 236 (37.70%) HNC
3 152 (24.28%) Windows
4 146 (23.32%) Microsoft
5 119 (19.01%) Computer Science
6 118 (18.85%) SQL
7 114 (18.21%) ITIL
8 112 (17.89%) Telecoms
9 90 (14.38%) Service Delivery
10 86 (13.74%) Linux
11 81 (12.94%) Analytical Skills
12 76 (12.14%) SQL Server
13 75 (11.98%) Cisco
14 73 (11.66%) UNIX
15 72 (11.50%) Software Engineering
16 70 (11.18%) Finance
17 68 (10.86%) XML
17 68 (10.86%) C
17 68 (10.86%) Java
18 63 (10.06%) Electronics
19 60 (9.58%) Change Management
19 60 (9.58%) CSS
20 59 (9.42%) .NET
21 57 (9.11%) MS Excel
22 55 (8.79%) MS Office
22 55 (8.79%) Microsoft Certification
23 54 (8.63%) C#
24 52 (8.31%) Cisco Certification
24 52 (8.31%) Project Management
25 51 (8.15%) NDS

HND
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 17 (2.72%) MS Exchange
2 7 (1.12%) Apache
3 6 (0.96%) CMS
4 4 (0.64%) IIS
5 3 (0.48%) IBM Notes
5 3 (0.48%) MQSeries
5 3 (0.48%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.32%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.32%) SAS
6 2 (0.32%) Drupal
6 2 (0.32%) WordPress
6 2 (0.32%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.32%) Smallworld
6 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.16%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.16%) Moodle
7 1 (0.16%) Lync
7 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.16%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 57 (9.11%) MS Excel
2 55 (8.79%) MS Office
3 20 (3.19%) AutoCAD
4 18 (2.88%) Photoshop
5 12 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
6 11 (1.76%) Adobe Illustrator
7 10 (1.60%) MS Project
8 8 (1.28%) MS Visio
9 6 (0.96%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.64%) InDesign
11 3 (0.48%) Acrobat
11 3 (0.48%) CATIA
12 2 (0.32%) Adobe After Effects
12 2 (0.32%) Simulink
12 2 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
13 1 (0.16%) Swift 3D
13 1 (0.16%) MicroStation
13 1 (0.16%) ProjectWise
13 1 (0.16%) EPLAN
13 1 (0.16%) Maya
Business Applications
1 11 (1.76%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.64%) Exchequer
2 4 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.48%) Cognos Controller
3 3 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.32%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.32%) HFM
4 2 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.32%) Remedy AR System
4 2 (0.32%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.16%) Magento
5 1 (0.16%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.16%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.16%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.32%) Office 365
2 1 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (8.15%) TCP/IP
2 50 (7.99%) Internet
3 40 (6.39%) VPN
4 32 (5.11%) GSM
5 31 (4.95%) LAN
5 31 (4.95%) UMTS
6 30 (4.79%) SS7
6 30 (4.79%) 4G
7 27 (4.31%) Firewall
7 27 (4.31%) VoIP
8 25 (3.99%) 3G
9 24 (3.83%) DNS
10 23 (3.67%) Broadband
10 23 (3.67%) LTE
11 22 (3.51%) Ethernet
12 21 (3.35%) WAN
13 19 (3.04%) Wireless
14 18 (2.88%) VoLTE
15 16 (2.56%) OSPF
15 16 (2.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (12.14%) SQL Server
2 34 (5.43%) Crystal Reports
3 26 (4.15%) MySQL
4 20 (3.19%) Relational Database
5 18 (2.88%) RDBMS
6 13 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
7 11 (1.76%) DB2
8 5 (0.80%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.64%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 4 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.64%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.64%) QlikView
10 3 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.48%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.32%) Oracle BI EE
11 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.32%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 14 (2.24%) Selenium
2 13 (2.08%) Eclipse
3 11 (1.76%) Subversion
4 7 (1.12%) Dreamweaver
5 6 (0.96%) LabVIEW
5 6 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.96%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.80%) Automake
6 5 (0.80%) Wise Package Studio
6 5 (0.80%) Hudson
6 5 (0.80%) WebDriver
6 5 (0.80%) JIRA
6 5 (0.80%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (0.64%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (0.64%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (0.64%) WatiN
8 3 (0.48%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.48%) QARun
8 3 (0.48%) PVCS
General
1 112 (17.89%) Telecoms
2 70 (11.18%) Finance
3 63 (10.06%) Electronics
4 36 (5.75%) Marketing
5 27 (4.31%) Manufacturing
6 20 (3.19%) Legal
7 17 (2.72%) Law
7 17 (2.72%) Pharmaceutical
8 12 (1.92%) Military
9 10 (1.60%) Retail
10 9 (1.44%) Aerospace
11 7 (1.12%) Advertising
12 6 (0.96%) German Language
13 5 (0.80%) Italian Language
13 5 (0.80%) French Language
13 5 (0.80%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.64%) Banking
15 3 (0.48%) Publishing
16 2 (0.32%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.32%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 99 (15.81%) Analyst
2 84 (13.42%) Developer
3 45 (7.19%) Support Analyst
3 45 (7.19%) Design Engineer
4 41 (6.55%) Support Engineer
5 30 (4.79%) Team Leader
6 25 (3.99%) Network Engineer
6 25 (3.99%) Service Desk Team Leader
6 25 (3.99%) IT Support
7 23 (3.67%) Graduate
8 18 (2.88%) Software Developer
8 18 (2.88%) Junior
8 18 (2.88%) Software Engineer
8 18 (2.88%) Web Developer
8 18 (2.88%) Applications Developer
8 18 (2.88%) Java Developer
9 17 (2.72%) Technical Leader
10 15 (2.40%) Test Engineer
10 15 (2.40%) Web Applications Developer
10 15 (2.40%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (10.86%) XML
2 60 (9.58%) CSS
3 59 (9.42%) .NET
4 50 (7.99%) HTML
5 42 (6.71%) jQuery
6 40 (6.39%) ASP.NET
7 32 (5.11%) Web Services
8 24 (3.83%) Ajax
9 23 (3.67%) WCF
9 23 (3.67%) HTML5
10 22 (3.51%) SOAP
11 19 (3.04%) REST
12 18 (2.88%) Google Maps API
12 18 (2.88%) Classic ASP
12 18 (2.88%) JSON
13 17 (2.72%) XSD
14 15 (2.40%) CSS3
14 15 (2.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 15 (2.40%) GWT
15 9 (1.44%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 119 (19.01%) Computer Science
2 81 (12.94%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (5.59%) Management Information System
4 22 (3.51%) Smartphone
5 13 (2.08%) BBC
5 13 (2.08%) iDTV
6 12 (1.92%) Mathematics
7 9 (1.44%) SCADA
8 7 (1.12%) Digital Media
8 7 (1.12%) Home Automation
9 6 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (0.96%) Open Source
9 6 (0.96%) Fat Client
9 6 (0.96%) Thin Client
9 6 (0.96%) Blackberry
10 5 (0.80%) Chip and PIN
10 5 (0.80%) IVR
10 5 (0.80%) Copywriting
10 5 (0.80%) Wiki
10 5 (0.80%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 152 (24.28%) Windows
2 86 (13.74%) Linux
3 73 (11.66%) UNIX
4 39 (6.23%) Windows 7
5 36 (5.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (3.83%) Windows 8
7 20 (3.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (3.19%) Windows XP
8 9 (1.44%) Android
9 8 (1.28%) Apple iOS
9 8 (1.28%) Windows CE
9 8 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.48%) Nucleus RTOS
11 3 (0.48%) CentOS
11 3 (0.48%) AIX
12 2 (0.32%) Solaris
12 2 (0.32%) Tru64
13 1 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (18.21%) ITIL
2 90 (14.38%) Service Delivery
3 72 (11.50%) Software Engineering
4 60 (9.58%) Change Management
5 52 (8.31%) Project Management
6 51 (8.15%) Agile Software Development
7 41 (6.55%) Scrum
8 33 (5.27%) Business Continuity
9 31 (4.95%) Test Scripting
9 31 (4.95%) Continuous Improvement
10 29 (4.63%) Product Marketing
10 29 (4.63%) Service Management
11 28 (4.47%) Workflow
12 20 (3.19%) Migration
13 19 (3.04%) Software Testing
14 18 (2.88%) Data Protection
15 17 (2.72%) Configuration Management
16 16 (2.56%) Disaster Recovery
16 16 (2.56%) User Acceptance Testing
16 16 (2.56%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 118 (18.85%) SQL
2 68 (10.86%) C
2 68 (10.86%) Java
3 54 (8.63%) C#
4 41 (6.55%) C++
5 27 (4.31%) JavaScript
6 25 (3.99%) PHP
7 20 (3.19%) VB.NET
8 19 (3.04%) PL/SQL
9 14 (2.24%) Perl
10 11 (1.76%) Python
11 10 (1.60%) VB
11 10 (1.60%) T-SQL
11 10 (1.60%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.80%) VBScript
13 4 (0.64%) Fortran
13 4 (0.64%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.48%) Embedded C
14 3 (0.48%) Embedded C++
14 3 (0.48%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 369 (58.95%) Degree
2 236 (37.70%) HNC
3 55 (8.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 52 (8.31%) Cisco Certification
5 45 (7.19%) MCP
6 42 (6.71%) MCSE
7 38 (6.07%) Security Cleared
8 33 (5.27%) CCNA
9 30 (4.79%) PhD
10 27 (4.31%) SC Cleared
11 22 (3.51%) MCSA
11 22 (3.51%) ISEB
12 18 (2.88%) MOS
13 17 (2.72%) MCITP
13 17 (2.72%) Chartered Engineer
13 17 (2.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 16 (2.56%) CCNP
15 14 (2.24%) Avaya Certification
16 12 (1.92%) MCTS
16 12 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (6.55%) SLA
2 35 (5.59%) ISO 9001
3 34 (5.43%) QA
4 12 (1.92%) ISO 9000
5 4 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.32%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.16%) COBIT
7 1 (0.16%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.16%) BS7799
System Software
1 51 (8.15%) NDS
2 49 (7.83%) Active Directory
3 23 (3.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (2.40%) Hyper-V
4 15 (2.40%) XenApp
5 13 (2.08%) vSphere
6 8 (1.28%) XenDesktop
6 8 (1.28%) Firmware
6 8 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.48%) Samba
9 1 (0.16%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.16%) Novell eDirectory
9 1 (0.16%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.16%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.16%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 16 (2.56%) SCCM
2 7 (1.12%) WSUS
3 2 (0.32%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (0.32%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.16%) Windows Intune
4 1 (0.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.16%) Nagios
4 1 (0.16%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.16%) BMC Marimba
Vendors
1 146 (23.32%) Microsoft
2 75 (11.98%) Cisco
3 49 (7.83%) Oracle
4 47 (7.51%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 38 (6.07%) VMware
6 33 (5.27%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 33 (5.27%) TIBCO
7 21 (3.35%) Avaya
8 20 (3.19%) Citrix
9 19 (3.04%) HP
10 18 (2.88%) Google
11 14 (2.24%) Nokia
12 12 (1.92%) Red Hat
12 12 (1.92%) F5
13 11 (1.76%) Adobe
14 10 (1.60%) NetApp
15 9 (1.44%) Juniper
15 9 (1.44%) Aruba
15 9 (1.44%) Fortinet
15 9 (1.44%) SolidWorks
East Midlands
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: To £20k per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
LV=
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £38,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Car + pension + Medical
Posted: 3 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Yoh
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Yoh
Posted: 3 days ago
County Durham
Yoh
Posted: 3 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Yoh
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Yoh
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Thales
Posted: 3 days ago
Doncaster, Yorkshire
Thales
Posted: 3 days ago
Somerset
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £40000 per annum + pension, life, health
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
Intapeople
Salary: £25000 to £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + 37.5 hour week, 25 days holiday
Posted: 6 days ago