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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 594 619 618
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -1
Permanent jobs citing HND 295 281 274
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.27% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.01% 1.00% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 216 193 233
Average salary £39,000 £35,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.85% +1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £22,000 £21,750
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £46,750
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £32,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+21.87% -3.03%

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
29255 27965 30740
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.63% 27.26% 28.10%
Number of salaries quoted 23431 21963 25717
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +10 258 £40,000 +11.11% 78
South East +22 95 £40,000 +10.34% 22
London -27 49 £38,750 -7.73% 3
North West +7 30 £45,000 +38.46% 11
Berkshire -3 28 £33,750 -4.92% 3
Scotland -2 26 £31,250 +31.57% 10
Hampshire 0 24 £45,000 +30.43% 2
West Midlands -4 24 £28,750 -4.95% 13
Reading +4 17 £42,500 +19.71% 2
East of England -5 17 £41,500 +18.57% 7
East Midlands +14 14 £17,000 -34.61% 8
Surrey -8 13 £35,000 -15.15% 3
Manchester -10 13 £38,000 -20.00% 7
Winchester - 13 £45,000 -
South West -26 12 £40,000 +4.57% 10
Buckinghamshire +7 11 £19,000 -37.70% 1
Milton Keynes +5 11 £19,000 -20.83% 1
Cheshire - 11 £45,000 - 1
Yorkshire -18 10 £25,250 +14.77% 1
Salford - 10 £38,000 -
West Yorkshire -9 9 £25,250 +14.77% 1
Lincolnshire - 8 £17,000 -
West Sussex - 8 £40,000 -
Warrington - 8 £45,000 -
Lincoln - 8 £17,000 -
Halifax - 7 £25,250 -
Crawley - 7 £40,000 -
Durham - 7 £45,000 -
North East - 7 £45,000 -
Kent - 7 £45,000 - 3

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 400 (63.80%) Degree
2 262 (41.79%) HNC
3 155 (24.72%) Windows
4 150 (23.92%) Microsoft
5 129 (20.57%) SQL
6 119 (18.98%) ITIL
7 106 (16.91%) Computer Science
8 88 (14.04%) Telecoms
9 85 (13.56%) Finance
10 84 (13.40%) SQL Server
11 82 (13.08%) .NET
12 78 (12.44%) Service Delivery
13 77 (12.28%) Cisco
14 72 (11.48%) C#
15 71 (11.32%) Linux
16 70 (11.16%) Java
16 70 (11.16%) Project Management
17 69 (11.00%) UNIX
18 67 (10.69%) MS Office
19 65 (10.37%) MS Excel
20 64 (10.21%) Analytical Skills
21 63 (10.05%) C
21 63 (10.05%) Microsoft Certification
22 59 (9.41%) AutoCAD
22 59 (9.41%) SLA
23 58 (9.25%) Change Management
24 56 (8.93%) TCP/IP
25 55 (8.77%) Agile Software Development
26 54 (8.61%) Software Engineering
26 54 (8.61%) Cisco Certification

HND
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 17 (2.71%) MS Exchange
2 6 (0.96%) IIS
3 5 (0.80%) WebSphere
3 5 (0.80%) Apache
3 5 (0.80%) WebLogic
3 5 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (0.64%) Tomcat
4 4 (0.64%) MQSeries
4 4 (0.64%) Smallworld
5 3 (0.48%) IBM Notes
5 3 (0.48%) Lync
5 3 (0.48%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.16%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.16%) Moodle
7 1 (0.16%) WinCC
7 1 (0.16%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 67 (10.69%) MS Office
2 65 (10.37%) MS Excel
3 59 (9.41%) AutoCAD
4 17 (2.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (2.07%) MS Visio
6 10 (1.59%) MS Project
7 7 (1.12%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 7 (1.12%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (1.12%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.80%) InDesign
8 5 (0.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.64%) Simulink
10 3 (0.48%) Revit
11 2 (0.32%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.32%) CATIA
11 2 (0.32%) Windchill
12 1 (0.16%) CorelDRAW
12 1 (0.16%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.16%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 3 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.48%) Cognos Controller
2 2 (0.32%) SAP Business One
2 2 (0.32%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.16%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.96%) Office 365
1 6 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.16%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 56 (8.93%) TCP/IP
2 42 (6.70%) LAN
3 41 (6.54%) VPN
4 34 (5.42%) GSM
5 33 (5.26%) WAN
6 32 (5.10%) UMTS
6 32 (5.10%) Internet
7 29 (4.63%) VoIP
7 29 (4.63%) DNS
8 28 (4.47%) SS7
8 28 (4.47%) Firewall
9 20 (3.19%) 4G
10 18 (2.87%) Ethernet
11 17 (2.71%) Wireless
12 16 (2.55%) SAN
12 16 (2.55%) 3G
13 15 (2.39%) SMS
13 15 (2.39%) MPLS
14 14 (2.23%) Broadband
15 13 (2.07%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (13.40%) SQL Server
2 24 (3.83%) Crystal Reports
3 15 (2.39%) Relational Database
4 14 (2.23%) MySQL
5 11 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (1.28%) Oracle Database
7 8 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (0.96%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (0.64%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.64%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.48%) MS Access
12 3 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (0.32%) QlikView
13 2 (0.32%) MongoDB
14 1 (0.16%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 30 (4.78%) Selenium
2 16 (2.55%) JIRA
3 15 (2.39%) WatiN
4 10 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (1.12%) Subversion
5 7 (1.12%) JUnit
5 7 (1.12%) SoapUI
6 6 (0.96%) Git (software)
7 5 (0.80%) LabVIEW
7 5 (0.80%) Eclipse
7 5 (0.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 5 (0.80%) WebDriver
7 5 (0.80%) Wise Package Studio
8 3 (0.48%) Dreamweaver
8 3 (0.48%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.48%) PVCS
8 3 (0.48%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.32%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (0.32%) Hudson
10 1 (0.16%) Bugzilla
General
1 88 (14.04%) Telecoms
2 85 (13.56%) Finance
3 46 (7.34%) Electronics
4 42 (6.70%) Marketing
5 26 (4.15%) Legal
6 22 (3.51%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.75%) Military
7 11 (1.75%) Aerospace
8 10 (1.59%) Law
8 10 (1.59%) Retail
9 5 (0.80%) Back Office
10 4 (0.64%) Billing
11 3 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.32%) Publishing
12 2 (0.32%) Games
13 1 (0.16%) Automotive
13 1 (0.16%) Banking
13 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.16%) Local Government
13 1 (0.16%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 106 (16.91%) Analyst
2 76 (12.12%) Design Engineer
3 72 (11.48%) Developer
4 42 (6.70%) Support Analyst
5 41 (6.54%) Support Engineer
6 27 (4.31%) Software Engineer
7 26 (4.15%) IT Support
8 21 (3.35%) Graduate
9 20 (3.19%) Software Developer
9 20 (3.19%) Applications Developer
10 19 (3.03%) .NET Developer
11 17 (2.71%) Web Applications Developer
11 17 (2.71%) Service Analyst
11 17 (2.71%) Web Developer
12 16 (2.55%) Architect
12 16 (2.55%) Team Leader
12 16 (2.55%) Test Engineer
12 16 (2.55%) Service Desk Analyst
13 15 (2.39%) Tester
13 15 (2.39%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (13.08%) .NET
2 47 (7.50%) XML
3 44 (7.02%) CSS
4 41 (6.54%) ASP.NET
5 34 (5.42%) HTML
6 27 (4.31%) JSON
7 24 (3.83%) jQuery
8 23 (3.67%) Ajax
9 22 (3.51%) WCF
10 21 (3.35%) Web Services
11 17 (2.71%) Classic ASP
11 17 (2.71%) SOAP
11 17 (2.71%) REST
11 17 (2.71%) Google Maps API
12 14 (2.23%) .NET Framework
13 8 (1.28%) HTML5
14 6 (0.96%) Application Packaging
14 6 (0.96%) XSLT
15 5 (0.80%) J2EE
15 5 (0.80%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 106 (16.91%) Computer Science
2 64 (10.21%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (7.34%) Management Information System
4 23 (3.67%) BBC
4 23 (3.67%) iDTV
5 14 (2.23%) Mathematics
5 14 (2.23%) Smartphone
6 9 (1.44%) Thin Client
6 9 (1.44%) Fat Client
7 7 (1.12%) NHS
8 6 (0.96%) Mobile App
8 6 (0.96%) Blackberry
9 5 (0.80%) Mobile Computing
9 5 (0.80%) Embedded Systems
9 5 (0.80%) Performance Metrics
10 4 (0.64%) Data Structures
10 4 (0.64%) Wiki
10 4 (0.64%) Digital Media
10 4 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.64%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 155 (24.72%) Windows
2 71 (11.32%) Linux
3 69 (11.00%) UNIX
4 39 (6.22%) Windows 7
5 31 (4.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (3.83%) Windows XP
7 22 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (3.19%) Windows 8
9 9 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (1.28%) Android
10 8 (1.28%) Windows CE
11 7 (1.12%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.64%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.48%) Nucleus RTOS
13 3 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.32%) CentOS
14 2 (0.32%) VxWorks
15 1 (0.16%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.16%) Solaris
15 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (18.98%) ITIL
2 78 (12.44%) Service Delivery
3 70 (11.16%) Project Management
4 58 (9.25%) Change Management
5 55 (8.77%) Agile Software Development
6 54 (8.61%) Software Engineering
7 39 (6.22%) Test Scripting
8 35 (5.58%) Workflow
9 32 (5.10%) Service Management
9 32 (5.10%) TDD
9 32 (5.10%) Product Marketing
10 30 (4.78%) Business Continuity
11 29 (4.63%) CAD
12 26 (4.15%) User Acceptance Testing
13 24 (3.83%) OO
13 24 (3.83%) Scrum
14 21 (3.35%) Time Management
15 20 (3.19%) Automated Testing
16 18 (2.87%) Disaster Recovery
16 18 (2.87%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 129 (20.57%) SQL
2 72 (11.48%) C#
3 70 (11.16%) Java
4 63 (10.05%) C
5 35 (5.58%) C++
6 26 (4.15%) VB.NET
7 25 (3.99%) PL/SQL
8 24 (3.83%) JavaScript
9 19 (3.03%) T-SQL
10 12 (1.91%) PowerShell
11 11 (1.75%) VB
12 10 (1.59%) VBScript
13 9 (1.44%) PHP
14 7 (1.12%) Fortran
14 7 (1.12%) Embedded C
15 6 (0.96%) Perl
15 6 (0.96%) Ruby
16 5 (0.80%) Embedded C++
16 5 (0.80%) Python
17 4 (0.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 400 (63.80%) Degree
2 262 (41.79%) HNC
3 63 (10.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 54 (8.61%) Cisco Certification
5 51 (8.13%) MCSE
6 49 (7.81%) Security Cleared
7 36 (5.74%) MCP
8 33 (5.26%) SC Cleared
8 33 (5.26%) CCNA
9 25 (3.99%) PhD
10 22 (3.51%) MCSA
11 21 (3.35%) MCITP
12 16 (2.55%) CCNP
13 14 (2.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 14 (2.23%) ISEB
14 13 (2.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 12 (1.91%) Avaya Certification
16 11 (1.75%) MOS
16 11 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
17 10 (1.59%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (9.41%) SLA
2 38 (6.06%) ISO 9001
3 34 (5.42%) QA
4 13 (2.07%) ISO 9000
5 7 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.48%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 50 (7.97%) Active Directory
2 36 (5.74%) NDS
3 32 (5.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (2.55%) Hyper-V
5 14 (2.23%) XenApp
6 9 (1.44%) Firmware
7 8 (1.28%) vSphere
7 8 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (0.80%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.64%) Novell eDirectory
9 4 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.64%) Samba
10 3 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.32%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.16%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.16%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 14 (2.23%) SCCM
2 7 (1.12%) WSUS
3 4 (0.64%) Data Guard
3 4 (0.64%) BMC Marimba
3 4 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.32%) Cacti
4 2 (0.32%) Zenoss
5 1 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.16%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.16%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 150 (23.92%) Microsoft
2 77 (12.28%) Cisco
3 50 (7.97%) VMware
4 36 (5.74%) Oracle
4 36 (5.74%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 27 (4.31%) TIBCO
6 26 (4.15%) Citrix
7 22 (3.51%) HP
8 20 (3.19%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 19 (3.03%) Google
10 15 (2.39%) Telerik
10 15 (2.39%) Avaya
11 13 (2.07%) F5
12 11 (1.75%) IBM
13 10 (1.59%) NetApp
13 10 (1.59%) CheckPoint
14 9 (1.44%) Nokia
14 9 (1.44%) Juniper
15 8 (1.28%) Autodesk
15 8 (1.28%) SolidWorks
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits profit share + other benefits!
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