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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 684 656 652
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -4
Permanent jobs citing HND 256 287 294
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.27% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.90% 0.97% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 216 213 205
Average salary £36,500 £38,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.94% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £19,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £38,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +18.75%

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
28359 29471 28730
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 28.00% 27.69% 27.30%
Number of salaries quoted 22649 23557 22514
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,823 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
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 12 February 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 12 February 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 -9 222 £37,500 -6.25% 50
London -2 47 £40,000 - 8
South East -36 43 £38,500 -3.75% 7
North West +34 36 £37,500 -16.66% 10
East of England +17 32 £40,000 -3.61% 2
West Midlands -5 32 £24,000 -20.00% 2
Cheshire +36 20 £35,000 -26.31% 2
Scotland -2 20 £29,350 +0.34% 2
Surrey +15 19 £38,500 +2.66% 1
Coventry +7 18 £24,000 -20.00%
Cambridgeshire +18 14 £52,500 +10.52%
East Midlands +5 14 £32,500 +91.17% 6
Manchester +19 12 £39,500 +3.94% 7
Warwickshire -10 12 £27,750 -
South West -10 11 £27,823 -30.44% 9
Warrington +9 10 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Yorkshire +8 10 £27,500 +8.91% 3
Buckinghamshire -5 8 £52,500 +176.31% 1
Northamptonshire - 8 £37,500 - 3
Northampton - 8 £37,500 - 1
Hampshire +8 7 £23,500 -47.77% 2
Bedfordshire +3 7 £40,000 +300.00%
Huntingdon -1 7 £52,500 +10.52%
Cambridge - 7 £22,500 -
Luton +10 6 £40,000 +300.00%
Wiltshire +6 6 £27,823 -30.44% 2
West Yorkshire -8 6 £40,000 +58.41% 2
Chester +9 5 £37,500 -16.66% 1
Leeds +7 5 £40,000 +60.00% 2
Guildford +6 5 £24,772 -

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 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.

1 359 (66.36%) Degree
2 172 (31.79%) HNC
3 150 (27.73%) Microsoft
4 137 (25.32%) Windows
5 133 (24.58%) SQL
6 106 (19.59%) Computer Science
7 74 (13.68%) Java
7 74 (13.68%) MS Excel
8 72 (13.31%) Finance
9 71 (13.12%) Agile Software Development
9 71 (13.12%) Software Engineering
10 68 (12.57%) Linux
11 67 (12.38%) Cisco
11 67 (12.38%) Cisco Certification
12 64 (11.83%) .NET
12 64 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
13 62 (11.46%) ITIL
13 62 (11.46%) TCP/IP
14 61 (11.28%) Active Directory
14 61 (11.28%) Microsoft Certification
15 56 (10.35%) C#
16 55 (10.17%) Oracle
17 54 (9.98%) Electronics
17 54 (9.98%) Windows Server
18 51 (9.43%) Unix
19 50 (9.24%) SQL Server
19 50 (9.24%) JavaScript
20 49 (9.06%) MS Office
21 48 (8.87%) SLA
22 46 (8.50%) Management Information System

HND
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 20 (3.70%) MS Exchange
2 19 (3.51%) SharePoint
3 12 (2.22%) WebSphere
4 10 (1.85%) Tomcat
5 9 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (1.66%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (1.48%) CMS
6 8 (1.48%) Skype for Business
7 7 (1.29%) IIS
8 4 (0.74%) MQSeries
8 4 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.55%) JBoss
10 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.18%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.18%) Moodle
11 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 74 (13.68%) MS Excel
2 49 (9.06%) MS Office
3 11 (2.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.85%) AutoCAD
5 5 (0.92%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (0.92%) MS Project
5 5 (0.92%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.74%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 4 (0.74%) PTC Creo
6 4 (0.74%) SOLIDWORKS
7 3 (0.55%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.55%) Revit
8 2 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.37%) CATIA
8 2 (0.37%) InDesign
8 2 (0.37%) Solid Edge
9 1 (0.18%) Maya
9 1 (0.18%) OrCAD
9 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.18%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (0.74%) Eikon
2 2 (0.37%) ENOVIA
2 2 (0.37%) JDE OneWorld
2 2 (0.37%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.18%) OPENHousing
3 1 (0.18%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.48%) Office 365
3 3 (0.55%) Bluemix
3 3 (0.55%) SaaS
4 2 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.37%) Google Drive
4 2 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 62 (11.46%) TCP/IP
2 45 (8.32%) Firewall
3 39 (7.21%) LAN
4 30 (5.55%) SAN
5 29 (5.36%) WAN
6 27 (4.99%) DHCP
7 23 (4.25%) DNS
7 23 (4.25%) VPN
8 19 (3.51%) Wireless
9 18 (3.33%) Internet
10 17 (3.14%) VoIP
11 15 (2.77%) DEFINITY
12 11 (2.03%) Ethernet
12 11 (2.03%) IPsec
12 11 (2.03%) MPLS
12 11 (2.03%) Network Security
13 10 (1.85%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (1.85%) NAS
14 8 (1.48%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (1.48%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (9.24%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.81%) MySQL
3 22 (4.07%) Crystal Reports
4 16 (2.96%) Oracle Database
5 13 (2.40%) Oracle Reports
6 9 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (1.48%) BusinessObjects
7 8 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.29%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (0.74%) DB2
10 4 (0.74%) MS Access
10 4 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.74%) QlikView
10 4 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.55%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 3 (0.55%) BusinessObjects XI
12 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 25 (4.62%) Eclipse
2 21 (3.88%) JIRA
3 16 (2.96%) Selenium
3 16 (2.96%) Visual Studio
4 7 (1.29%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.92%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.92%) Rational Application Developer
6 4 (0.74%) Subversion
7 3 (0.55%) JUnit
8 2 (0.37%) Appium
8 2 (0.37%) Axure RP
8 2 (0.37%) JDeveloper
8 2 (0.37%) Maven
8 2 (0.37%) NetBeans
8 2 (0.37%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.37%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.18%) TestNG
9 1 (0.18%) VectorCAST
General
1 72 (13.31%) Finance
2 54 (9.98%) Electronics
3 41 (7.58%) Manufacturing
3 41 (7.58%) Telecoms
4 13 (2.40%) Law
5 12 (2.22%) Retail
6 8 (1.48%) Legal
7 7 (1.29%) Advertising
7 7 (1.29%) Local Government
7 7 (1.29%) Marketing
8 6 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.92%) Billing
10 4 (0.74%) Military
11 3 (0.55%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.55%) Back Office
11 3 (0.55%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.37%) Automotive
12 2 (0.37%) Banking
12 2 (0.37%) Games
12 2 (0.37%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 92 (17.01%) Analyst
2 84 (15.53%) Developer
3 34 (6.28%) Support Analyst
4 32 (5.91%) Software Engineer
4 32 (5.91%) Team Leader
5 31 (5.73%) Support Engineer
6 29 (5.36%) IT Support
6 29 (5.36%) Junior
7 26 (4.81%) Graduate
7 26 (4.81%) Java Developer
8 21 (3.88%) Design Engineer
9 20 (3.70%) IT Technician
9 20 (3.70%) Software Developer
9 20 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
10 19 (3.51%) Support Technician
11 18 (3.33%) Programmer
11 18 (3.33%) Service Desk Team Leader
12 16 (2.96%) Administrator
12 16 (2.96%) IT Manager
12 16 (2.96%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (11.83%) .NET
2 41 (7.58%) CSS
3 40 (7.39%) HTML
4 28 (5.18%) XML
5 22 (4.07%) Web Services
6 18 (3.33%) jQuery
7 16 (2.96%) Ajax
7 16 (2.96%) Spring
8 15 (2.77%) Hibernate
9 14 (2.59%) ASP.NET
9 14 (2.59%) REST
9 14 (2.59%) SOAP
10 13 (2.40%) ASP.NET MVC
10 13 (2.40%) HTML5
11 10 (1.85%) .NET Framework
11 10 (1.85%) CSS3
12 8 (1.48%) Classic ASP
13 7 (1.29%) J2EE
13 7 (1.29%) JSP
13 7 (1.29%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 106 (19.59%) Computer Science
2 64 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (8.50%) Management Information System
4 35 (6.47%) Driving Licence
5 31 (5.73%) Mathematics
6 26 (4.81%) Data Centre
7 18 (3.33%) Embedded Systems
8 16 (2.96%) User Experience
9 11 (2.03%) Life Science
10 8 (1.48%) Data Structures
10 8 (1.48%) Mobile App
11 7 (1.29%) Client/Server
12 6 (1.11%) Internet of Things
13 5 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.92%) Raspberry Pi
13 5 (0.92%) SWIFT
13 5 (0.92%) Visualisation
14 4 (0.74%) EPoS
14 4 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 4 (0.74%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 137 (25.32%) Windows
2 68 (12.57%) Linux
3 54 (9.98%) Windows Server
4 51 (9.43%) Unix
5 43 (7.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (6.28%) Windows 7
7 27 (4.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (3.51%) Windows 10
8 19 (3.51%) Windows XP
9 18 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (2.77%) Android
11 14 (2.59%) Windows 8
12 11 (2.03%) Windows CE
13 10 (1.85%) Apple iOS
13 10 (1.85%) Embedded Linux
14 6 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.92%) Solaris
15 5 (0.92%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.55%) AIX
16 3 (0.55%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (13.12%) Agile Software Development
1 71 (13.12%) Software Engineering
2 62 (11.46%) ITIL
3 45 (8.32%) Project Management
4 36 (6.65%) Continuous Improvement
5 34 (6.28%) MVC
6 33 (6.10%) SDLC
7 29 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
7 29 (5.36%) Network Management
8 28 (5.18%) Service Delivery
9 27 (4.99%) Business Continuity
9 27 (4.99%) OO
9 27 (4.99%) UML
9 27 (4.99%) Workflow
10 23 (4.25%) Scrum
11 20 (3.70%) Change Management
12 19 (3.51%) Functional Testing
12 19 (3.51%) PRINCE2
12 19 (3.51%) Time Management
13 18 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 133 (24.58%) SQL
2 74 (13.68%) Java
3 56 (10.35%) C#
4 50 (9.24%) JavaScript
5 31 (5.73%) PL/SQL
6 25 (4.62%) C
7 23 (4.25%) T-SQL
8 22 (4.07%) C++
9 19 (3.51%) PowerShell
10 15 (2.77%) Shell Script
11 14 (2.59%) VB
11 14 (2.59%) VBA
12 11 (2.03%) Embedded C
13 10 (1.85%) PHP
14 9 (1.66%) VBScript
15 8 (1.48%) Korn
15 8 (1.48%) Perl
16 7 (1.29%) Python
17 6 (1.11%) VB.NET
17 6 (1.11%) VB6
Qualifications
1 359 (66.36%) Degree
2 172 (31.79%) HNC
3 67 (12.38%) Cisco Certification
4 61 (11.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 42 (7.76%) CCNA
5 42 (7.76%) MCSE
6 33 (6.10%) Security Cleared
7 30 (5.55%) MCP
8 19 (3.51%) SC Cleared
9 17 (3.14%) CCNP
10 15 (2.77%) Avaya Certification
10 15 (2.77%) MOS
11 10 (1.85%) A+ Certification
11 10 (1.85%) DBS Check
11 10 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 9 (1.66%) ISEB
13 8 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (1.29%) MCSA
14 7 (1.29%) MCTS
14 7 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (8.87%) SLA
2 27 (4.99%) ISO 9001
3 23 (4.25%) QA
4 5 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.92%) SEPA
5 3 (0.55%) ISO 14001
5 3 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.55%) ISO13485
6 2 (0.37%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.37%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.18%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.18%) ISO22301
7 1 (0.18%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 61 (11.28%) Active Directory
2 36 (6.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (3.51%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.92%) Samba
5 4 (0.74%) Terminal Services
5 4 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.55%) VMware Server
6 3 (0.55%) vSphere
7 2 (0.37%) KVM
7 2 (0.37%) XenServer
8 1 (0.18%) Firmware
8 1 (0.18%) iptables
8 1 (0.18%) NFS
8 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.18%) Xen
8 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (0.92%) SCCM
1 5 (0.92%) SmoothWall
1 5 (0.92%) Windows Intune
2 4 (0.74%) Control-M
3 3 (0.55%) Backup Exec
3 3 (0.55%) Cisco IPCC
3 3 (0.55%) SCOM
4 2 (0.37%) ThinApp
5 1 (0.18%) cPanel
5 1 (0.18%) MAILsweeper
5 1 (0.18%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.18%) vRealize
5 1 (0.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 150 (27.73%) Microsoft
2 67 (12.38%) Cisco
3 55 (10.17%) Oracle
4 44 (8.13%) VMware
5 30 (5.55%) HP
6 25 (4.62%) IBM
7 15 (2.77%) Avaya
8 14 (2.59%) Dell
9 13 (2.40%) EMC
9 13 (2.40%) Juniper
10 12 (2.22%) Telerik
11 11 (2.03%) F5
12 10 (1.85%) Atlassian
12 10 (1.85%) Citrix
13 8 (1.48%) Adobe
13 8 (1.48%) Google
13 8 (1.48%) Informatica
13 8 (1.48%) Siemens
14 7 (1.29%) NetApp
14 7 (1.29%) SAP
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
West Drayton, Middlesex
Prospectus IT Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Vadis People
Salary: Up to £36,000 + Good Bens Package
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
X4 Group
Salary: £27k - 32k per year
Posted: 13 hours ago
North West London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: Competitive salary and package
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
FPSG Connect
Salary: £18000 - £18500 per annum + Excellent Benefits & IT Training
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £24,000 - £31,000 DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Telford
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £33000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus, Priv Health, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Auriol Resource
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £29500 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hebburn, Tyne and Wear
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Linkpoint Resources
Salary: From £35,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £34000 - £43000 per annum + Car + Pension + Medical
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benifits
Posted: 2 days ago
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + Company Car
Posted: 3 days ago
Swadlincote, Derbyshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 40,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Hassocks, West Sussex
Friday Media Group
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £38000 - £43000 per annum + OT, Van, Fuel, Hols, Health
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Up to £33,000 Plus Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Premier Engineering
Posted: 4 days ago
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + £7K Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £30 - £45 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare etc
Posted: 7 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £25000 - £31000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago