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

Location
3 months to
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 671 618 637
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +19
Permanent jobs citing HND 239 327 251
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.27% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.78% 1.00% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 178 225 186
Average salary £36,000 £36,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +10.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £22,500 £21,750
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.17%

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
30528 32813 31018
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.49% 27.15% 27.89%
Number of salaries quoted 23935 26202 24931
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £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 20 April 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 20 April 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
(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 -7 216 £36,500 - 58
London +22 71 £40,000 -5.88% 15
South East +33 59 £41,500 +7.79% 14
East of England +48 17 £30,000 -7.69% 7
Berkshire +3 17 £35,000 -1.40% 4
City of London +23 15 £37,500 -35.89% 2
Yorkshire -13 15 £27,075 +1.21% 2
Scotland -25 15 £28,000 -3.73% 3
East Midlands +15 14 £17,000 -35.84% 5
West Midlands -15 14 £26,000 -31.57% 4
Surrey +12 13 £42,500 -39.28% 2
North West -20 11 £47,500 +63.79% 6
Hampshire +2 10 £42,250 +9.74% 4
Suffolk +17 9 £22,016 -30.65%
Nottinghamshire +8 9 £22,000 +25.71% 3
West Yorkshire +3 9 £25,250 -12.93% 2
Buckinghamshire +12 8 £43,750 - 1
Leeds +7 7 £19,000 -41.53% 1
Nottingham +5 7 £22,000 +25.71% 3
Reading -4 7 £42,500 +19.71% 3
South West -38 7 £55,000 +59.42% 4
Milton Keynes -3 6 - -
North Yorkshire +25 5 - -
Guildford +14 5 - - 1
Walsall +4 5 £32,500 -
South Wales +4 5 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Wales -5 5 £40,000 +90.47% 1
Manchester -21 5 £32,000 +10.34% 3
Newport - 5 £40,000 - 1
Harrogate - 5 - -

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 367 (67.34%) Degree
2 210 (38.53%) HNC
3 134 (24.59%) SQL
4 122 (22.39%) Windows
5 108 (19.82%) Microsoft
6 99 (18.17%) ITIL
7 96 (17.61%) Finance
8 95 (17.43%) SQL Server
9 79 (14.50%) C#
10 78 (14.31%) .NET
11 67 (12.29%) SLA
12 63 (11.56%) Project Management
13 62 (11.38%) Agile Software Development
14 60 (11.01%) Java
15 58 (10.64%) Service Delivery
16 57 (10.46%) AutoCAD
16 57 (10.46%) Telecoms
16 57 (10.46%) Computer Science
17 55 (10.09%) Management Information System
17 55 (10.09%) MS Excel
18 53 (9.72%) UNIX
19 52 (9.54%) Linux
19 52 (9.54%) Analytical Skills
20 49 (8.99%) ASP.NET
20 49 (8.99%) Active Directory
21 48 (8.81%) Cisco
22 47 (8.62%) Microsoft Certification
23 46 (8.44%) CSS
23 46 (8.44%) Software Engineering
24 45 (8.26%) JavaScript

HND
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 22 (4.04%) MS Exchange
2 13 (2.39%) Oracle Coherence
3 6 (1.10%) IIS
3 6 (1.10%) Apache
4 5 (0.92%) WebLogic
4 5 (0.92%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (0.73%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.37%) Lync
7 2 (0.37%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.37%) Smallworld
7 2 (0.37%) CMS
8 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.18%) WordPress
8 1 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.18%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.18%) WinCC
Applications
1 57 (10.46%) AutoCAD
2 55 (10.09%) MS Excel
3 40 (7.34%) MS Office
4 20 (3.67%) MS Visio
5 16 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
6 14 (2.57%) MS Project
7 11 (2.02%) SOLIDWORKS
8 8 (1.47%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 8 (1.47%) PTC Creo
9 6 (1.10%) Solid Edge
9 6 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.55%) Revit
10 3 (0.55%) Windchill
11 2 (0.37%) Simulink
11 2 (0.37%) Siemens NX
12 1 (0.18%) EPLAN
12 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.18%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 6 (1.10%) Primavera
2 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.37%) Teamcenter
2 2 (0.37%) Exchequer
3 1 (0.18%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.18%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.10%) Office 365
2 4 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.18%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.18%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 37 (6.79%) LAN
2 36 (6.61%) WAN
3 27 (4.95%) TCP/IP
4 24 (4.40%) GSM
5 23 (4.22%) UMTS
6 22 (4.04%) Firewall
7 20 (3.67%) SS7
7 20 (3.67%) SAN
8 18 (3.30%) VoIP
9 17 (3.12%) VPN
10 14 (2.57%) DNS
10 14 (2.57%) Internet
11 9 (1.65%) ADSL
11 9 (1.65%) Wireless
12 7 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (1.28%) NAS
12 7 (1.28%) LDAP
13 6 (1.10%) SMS
13 6 (1.10%) 3G
13 6 (1.10%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (17.43%) SQL Server
2 28 (5.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (4.22%) Oracle Database
4 21 (3.85%) Relational Database
5 17 (3.12%) Oracle Database 11g
6 15 (2.75%) SQL Server 2005
7 13 (2.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (2.20%) MySQL
9 9 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (1.65%) NoSQL
10 8 (1.47%) MS Access
10 8 (1.47%) RDBMS
11 7 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (1.28%) MongoDB
12 6 (1.10%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (0.73%) OLAP
13 4 (0.73%) Data Mining
13 4 (0.73%) OLAP Cube
14 3 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 34 (6.24%) Selenium
2 18 (3.30%) JIRA
3 14 (2.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (2.39%) WatiN
5 10 (1.83%) SoapUI
5 10 (1.83%) JUnit
5 10 (1.83%) Visual Studio
6 9 (1.65%) Cucumber
7 6 (1.10%) Git (software)
8 5 (0.92%) Eclipse
8 5 (0.92%) Behat
9 4 (0.73%) SpecFlow
9 4 (0.73%) Subversion
10 3 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (0.37%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.37%) Hudson
12 1 (0.18%) Rational Rhapsody
12 1 (0.18%) Dreamweaver
12 1 (0.18%) MSI
12 1 (0.18%) LabVIEW
General
1 96 (17.61%) Finance
2 57 (10.46%) Telecoms
3 37 (6.79%) Marketing
4 35 (6.42%) Electronics
5 19 (3.49%) Legal
6 17 (3.12%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.65%) Automotive
8 7 (1.28%) Law
8 7 (1.28%) Aerospace
8 7 (1.28%) Military
8 7 (1.28%) Retail
9 6 (1.10%) Banking
10 5 (0.92%) Back Office
11 3 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.55%) Billing
11 3 (0.55%) Games
12 1 (0.18%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.18%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 89 (16.33%) Analyst
2 73 (13.39%) Design Engineer
3 69 (12.66%) Developer
4 39 (7.16%) Support Analyst
5 30 (5.50%) Support Engineer
5 30 (5.50%) .NET Developer
6 26 (4.77%) Architect
7 21 (3.85%) IT Support
8 19 (3.49%) Tester
9 17 (3.12%) Software Engineer
10 16 (2.94%) Software Developer
10 16 (2.94%) Web Developer
11 15 (2.75%) DBA
11 15 (2.75%) Project Manager
11 15 (2.75%) Graduate
12 14 (2.57%) Oracle DBA
13 13 (2.39%) Test Engineer
13 13 (2.39%) Technical Support
14 12 (2.20%) Help Desk Analyst
14 12 (2.20%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (14.31%) .NET
2 49 (8.99%) ASP.NET
3 46 (8.44%) CSS
4 44 (8.07%) HTML
5 36 (6.61%) XML
6 21 (3.85%) JSON
7 19 (3.49%) .NET Framework
7 19 (3.49%) jQuery
8 17 (3.12%) ASP.NET MVC
9 16 (2.94%) WPF
10 15 (2.75%) HTML5
11 14 (2.57%) Ajax
12 13 (2.39%) JDBC
13 12 (2.20%) CSS3
13 12 (2.20%) WCF
14 11 (2.02%) Entity Framework
15 10 (1.83%) Web Services
16 9 (1.65%) REST
17 8 (1.47%) Silverlight
17 8 (1.47%) Google Maps API
Miscellaneous
1 57 (10.46%) Computer Science
2 55 (10.09%) Management Information System
3 52 (9.54%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (2.39%) Derivative
4 13 (2.39%) Mathematics
5 10 (1.83%) BBC
5 10 (1.83%) iDTV
6 9 (1.65%) NHS
6 9 (1.65%) Thin Client
6 9 (1.65%) Fat Client
7 7 (1.28%) GIS
8 6 (1.10%) Blackberry
8 6 (1.10%) Statistics
9 5 (0.92%) Smartphone
9 5 (0.92%) Data Structures
9 5 (0.92%) Performance Metrics
9 5 (0.92%) Mobile Computing
10 4 (0.73%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.73%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.55%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 122 (22.39%) Windows
2 53 (9.72%) UNIX
3 52 (9.54%) Linux
4 31 (5.69%) Windows 7
5 25 (4.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (3.85%) Windows XP
7 17 (3.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (2.20%) Windows 8
9 11 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (1.28%) Windows CE
11 4 (0.73%) Windows Vista
11 4 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (0.55%) Android
13 2 (0.37%) VxWorks
13 2 (0.37%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.18%) CentOS
14 1 (0.18%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (18.17%) ITIL
2 63 (11.56%) Project Management
3 62 (11.38%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (10.64%) Service Delivery
5 46 (8.44%) Software Engineering
6 41 (7.52%) Change Management
7 36 (6.61%) TDD
8 33 (6.06%) Test Scripting
8 33 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
9 32 (5.87%) Service Management
10 29 (5.32%) Scrum
11 28 (5.14%) Product Marketing
12 27 (4.95%) Workflow
12 27 (4.95%) OO
13 24 (4.40%) CAD
13 24 (4.40%) MVC
13 24 (4.40%) Disaster Recovery
14 23 (4.22%) Time Management
15 22 (4.04%) Business Continuity
16 21 (3.85%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 134 (24.59%) SQL
2 79 (14.50%) C#
3 60 (11.01%) Java
4 45 (8.26%) JavaScript
5 37 (6.79%) C
6 19 (3.49%) T-SQL
6 19 (3.49%) VB.NET
7 17 (3.12%) PL/SQL
8 16 (2.94%) C++
9 13 (2.39%) PowerShell
10 11 (2.02%) VB
11 10 (1.83%) VBScript
12 9 (1.65%) PHP
13 7 (1.28%) Embedded C
14 6 (1.10%) VBA
14 6 (1.10%) Python
15 5 (0.92%) Embedded C++
15 5 (0.92%) Perl
16 4 (0.73%) Ruby
17 3 (0.55%) IronPython
Qualifications
1 367 (67.34%) Degree
2 210 (38.53%) HNC
3 47 (8.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 41 (7.52%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (6.61%) MCSE
6 33 (6.06%) Security Cleared
7 28 (5.14%) CCNA
8 26 (4.77%) MCP
9 23 (4.22%) SC Cleared
10 22 (4.04%) ISEB
11 16 (2.94%) NVQ Level 4
12 15 (2.75%) PhD
13 13 (2.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 12 (2.20%) MCITP
14 12 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (1.83%) CCNP
16 9 (1.65%) MCSA
16 9 (1.65%) AAT
16 9 (1.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 8 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (12.29%) SLA
2 32 (5.87%) QA
3 29 (5.32%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.37%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 49 (8.99%) Active Directory
2 26 (4.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (3.67%) NDS
4 14 (2.57%) Oracle RAC
4 14 (2.57%) XenApp
5 13 (2.39%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.92%) vSphere
6 5 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.73%) Novell eDirectory
7 4 (0.73%) Firmware
8 3 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.18%) XenServer
9 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.18%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.18%) Samba
9 1 (0.18%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.18%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 14 (2.57%) Data Guard
2 11 (2.02%) SCCM
3 8 (1.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (0.73%) Cacti
4 4 (0.73%) BMC Marimba
5 2 (0.37%) SCOM
5 2 (0.37%) Zenoss
5 2 (0.37%) Nagios
5 2 (0.37%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.18%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 108 (19.82%) Microsoft
2 48 (8.81%) Cisco
3 43 (7.89%) Oracle
4 41 (7.52%) VMware
5 25 (4.59%) Citrix
6 20 (3.67%) HP
6 20 (3.67%) TIBCO
6 20 (3.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 13 (2.39%) Telerik
8 12 (2.20%) Google
8 12 (2.20%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 10 (1.83%) Avaya
9 10 (1.83%) IBM
10 8 (1.47%) NetApp
11 7 (1.28%) Autodesk
11 7 (1.28%) Juniper
12 6 (1.10%) EMC
12 6 (1.10%) Red Hat
13 5 (0.92%) Redback
14 4 (0.73%) TOWER Software
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