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 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 726 706 650
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -56
Permanent jobs citing HND 155 271 356
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.25% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.67% 0.93% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 116 212 257
Median salary £34,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.42% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £20,400 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -12.50%

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
23206 29205 31681
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.83% 27.44% 27.91%
Number of salaries quoted 18306 23164 25395
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,160
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

HND
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing HND as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 8 December 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HND within the UK over the 3 months to 8 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -46 118 £32,500 -7.14% 28
South East +55 37 £28,000 -20.00% 6
London +17 22 £54,000 +30.90% 5
Scotland +22 20 £34,500 -1.42% 1
North West -25 17 £35,000 -12.50% 10
West Midlands +1 14 £29,500 -9.23% 2
Wales -8 13 £40,000 +45.21% 2
Cardiff +7 12 £40,000 +41.47%
South Wales -4 12 £40,000 +45.21% 2
Yorkshire +15 11 £19,500 -44.28%
Edinburgh +19 10 £36,000 +25.21% 1
Berkshire +59 9 £47,500 - 2
West Sussex +31 9 £28,000 -34.11% 2
Glasgow +26 9 £29,500 +11.32% 1
Hampshire -2 9 £33,500 +71.79%
Reading +42 7 - -
Buckinghamshire +17 7 £18,500 -64.76% 1
Burgess Hill - 7 £28,000 -
Northampton +6 6 - -
Northamptonshire +2 6 - - 1
East Midlands -22 6 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 6 £18,500 - 1
City of London +28 5 £27,500 -35.29% 1
Merseyside -11 5 - -
East of England -14 5 £27,500 -40.86% 1
Manchester -19 5 £31,250 -21.87% 6
Liverpool -19 5 - -
South West -19 5 £31,500 -16.00% 3
York - 5 £19,500 -
North Yorkshire - 5 £19,500 -

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, IT jobs citing HND also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for HND.

1 180 (60.40%) Degree
2 114 (38.26%) HNC
3 72 (24.16%) Microsoft
4 64 (21.48%) SQL
5 63 (21.14%) Windows
6 48 (16.11%) MS Excel
7 46 (15.44%) .NET
8 45 (15.10%) C#
8 45 (15.10%) Agile Software Development
9 44 (14.77%) Computer Science
9 44 (14.77%) Finance
10 43 (14.43%) Software Engineering
11 42 (14.09%) MS Office
12 40 (13.42%) SQL Server
12 40 (13.42%) Analytical Skills
13 35 (11.74%) Java
14 34 (11.41%) ITIL
15 32 (10.74%) Oracle
16 28 (9.40%) Driving Licence
17 27 (9.06%) JavaScript
18 25 (8.39%) Project Management
18 25 (8.39%) Electronics
18 25 (8.39%) ASP.NET
18 25 (8.39%) Web Services
19 24 (8.05%) SLA
19 24 (8.05%) Manufacturing
19 24 (8.05%) Service Delivery
20 23 (7.72%) SharePoint
20 23 (7.72%) Continuous Improvement
21 22 (7.38%) C

HND
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (7.72%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.68%) MS Exchange
2 8 (2.68%) SharePoint Server
3 7 (2.35%) Tomcat
4 6 (2.01%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (1.68%) IIS
6 3 (1.01%) Apache
6 3 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.01%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 3 (1.01%) SAS
6 3 (1.01%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.67%) GlassFish
7 2 (0.67%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.34%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 48 (16.11%) MS Excel
2 42 (14.09%) MS Office
3 9 (3.02%) Photoshop
4 8 (2.68%) AutoCAD
4 8 (2.68%) InVision
4 8 (2.68%) MS Project
5 7 (2.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 7 (2.35%) Adobe Illustrator
5 7 (2.35%) MS Visio
5 7 (2.35%) SOLIDWORKS
6 5 (1.68%) Siemens NX
7 4 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (0.67%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 2 (0.67%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.34%) CATIA
9 1 (0.34%) FrameMaker
9 1 (0.34%) OrCAD
9 1 (0.34%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 8 (2.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.34%) WebTrends
3 3 (1.01%) Oracle Assets
3 3 (1.01%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.01%) SaaS
2 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.67%) Office 365
3 1 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.34%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.70%) WAN
2 10 (3.36%) DNS
2 10 (3.36%) LAN
3 7 (2.35%) GSM
3 7 (2.35%) SS7
3 7 (2.35%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.35%) UMTS
3 7 (2.35%) Value-Added Service
4 6 (2.01%) HTTP
5 5 (1.68%) RFID
5 5 (1.68%) VoIP
6 4 (1.34%) Internet
6 4 (1.34%) iSCSI
6 4 (1.34%) SSH
7 3 (1.01%) Intranet
7 3 (1.01%) MPLS
7 3 (1.01%) SMS
7 3 (1.01%) VPN
8 2 (0.67%) SAN
8 2 (0.67%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (13.42%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.04%) Relational Database
3 12 (4.03%) Oracle Database
4 11 (3.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (3.02%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (2.35%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.68%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.01%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.67%) MySQL
12 1 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.34%) Power BI
12 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (3.36%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.68%) Ant
3 4 (1.34%) Eclipse
3 4 (1.34%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (1.01%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.01%) PROIV
4 3 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.67%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.67%) LabVIEW
5 2 (0.67%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.67%) Ranorex
5 2 (0.67%) Subversion
6 1 (0.34%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.34%) FogBugz
6 1 (0.34%) JIRA
6 1 (0.34%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 44 (14.77%) Finance
2 25 (8.39%) Electronics
3 24 (8.05%) Manufacturing
4 17 (5.70%) Advertising
5 15 (5.03%) Telecoms
6 10 (3.36%) Avionics
6 10 (3.36%) Marketing
7 8 (2.68%) Automotive
7 8 (2.68%) Military
8 6 (2.01%) Games
9 4 (1.34%) Retail
10 3 (1.01%) Back Office
10 3 (1.01%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.67%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.34%) Banking
12 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 56 (18.79%) Developer
2 26 (8.72%) Analyst
2 26 (8.72%) Design Engineer
3 22 (7.38%) Java Developer
4 21 (7.05%) Junior
4 21 (7.05%) Support Engineer
5 17 (5.70%) Support Analyst
6 15 (5.03%) Systems Engineer
7 13 (4.36%) .NET Developer
7 13 (4.36%) Administrator
7 13 (4.36%) C# Developer
8 12 (4.03%) Mechanical Engineer
9 11 (3.69%) 1st Line Support
9 11 (3.69%) Graduate
9 11 (3.69%) Help Desk Analyst
9 11 (3.69%) Help Desk Support
9 11 (3.69%) Help Desk Support Analyst
9 11 (3.69%) Mechanical Design Engineer
10 10 (3.36%) Applications Support
10 10 (3.36%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (15.44%) .NET
2 25 (8.39%) ASP.NET
2 25 (8.39%) Web Services
3 22 (7.38%) HTML
4 21 (7.05%) CSS
4 21 (7.05%) Spring
5 20 (6.71%) SOAP
6 17 (5.70%) jQuery
7 16 (5.37%) REST
8 15 (5.03%) JPA
9 11 (3.69%) .NET Framework
9 11 (3.69%) AngularJS
9 11 (3.69%) Apache Camel
10 10 (3.36%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (2.68%) Hibernate
11 8 (2.68%) RESTful
12 7 (2.35%) XML
13 6 (2.01%) Classic ASP
14 5 (1.68%) J2EE
15 4 (1.34%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 44 (14.77%) Computer Science
2 40 (13.42%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (9.40%) Driving Licence
4 19 (6.38%) Management Information System
5 13 (4.36%) Data Centre
6 11 (3.69%) User Experience
7 9 (3.02%) Mathematics
8 7 (2.35%) Replication
9 6 (2.01%) Embedded Systems
10 5 (1.68%) Economics
10 5 (1.68%) Mobile Computing
10 5 (1.68%) Psychology
10 5 (1.68%) Robotics
10 5 (1.68%) Statistics
11 4 (1.34%) Mobile App
12 3 (1.01%) SCADA
13 2 (0.67%) CCTV
13 2 (0.67%) Graphic Design
13 2 (0.67%) Smart Meter
13 2 (0.67%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 63 (21.14%) Windows
2 19 (6.38%) Windows XP
3 16 (5.37%) Unix
4 14 (4.70%) Windows 8
4 14 (4.70%) Windows Server
5 12 (4.03%) Linux
6 9 (3.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (2.35%) Apple iOS
7 7 (2.35%) Windows 7
7 7 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (2.01%) Android
8 6 (2.01%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (1.68%) OpenVMS
9 5 (1.68%) Windows 2000
10 3 (1.01%) Solaris
11 2 (0.67%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.34%) CentOS
12 1 (0.34%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.34%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (15.10%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (14.43%) Software Engineering
3 34 (11.41%) ITIL
4 25 (8.39%) Project Management
5 24 (8.05%) Service Delivery
6 23 (7.72%) Continuous Improvement
7 19 (6.38%) Change Management
7 19 (6.38%) Line Management
8 18 (6.04%) CAD
8 18 (6.04%) Stakeholder Management
9 17 (5.70%) ERP
9 17 (5.70%) SDLC
10 16 (5.37%) Change Control
11 15 (5.03%) MVC
12 13 (4.36%) CRM
12 13 (4.36%) Mentoring
13 12 (4.03%) Workflow
14 11 (3.69%) Service Management
14 11 (3.69%) Validation
15 10 (3.36%) CAE
Programming Languages
1 64 (21.48%) SQL
2 45 (15.10%) C#
3 35 (11.74%) Java
4 27 (9.06%) JavaScript
5 22 (7.38%) C
6 18 (6.04%) T-SQL
7 13 (4.36%) PowerShell
8 10 (3.36%) PL/SQL
9 7 (2.35%) VB
9 7 (2.35%) VB.NET
10 6 (2.01%) Shell Script
10 6 (2.01%) VB6
10 6 (2.01%) VBA
11 5 (1.68%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.68%) C++
11 5 (1.68%) Python
12 4 (1.34%) Bourne shell
12 4 (1.34%) Embedded C
12 4 (1.34%) Korn
13 3 (1.01%) Jython
Qualifications
1 180 (60.40%) Degree
2 114 (38.26%) HNC
3 20 (6.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (6.38%) Security Cleared
5 18 (6.04%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (5.70%) CCNA
7 14 (4.70%) MCSE
8 11 (3.69%) DV Cleared
8 11 (3.69%) SC Cleared
9 10 (3.36%) Network+ Certification
10 8 (2.68%) Chartered Engineer
10 8 (2.68%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (2.35%) A+ Certification
12 6 (2.01%) ISEB
12 6 (2.01%) MCP
13 5 (1.68%) CCNP
13 5 (1.68%) Postgraduate
14 4 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 3 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 3 (1.01%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (8.05%) SLA
2 5 (1.68%) GAMP
3 4 (1.34%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.01%) SAS 70
5 2 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.67%) MISRA
5 2 (0.67%) QA
5 2 (0.67%) SEPA
6 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.34%) ISO13485
System Software
1 19 (6.38%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.34%) NFS
3 4 (1.34%) Samba
4 3 (1.01%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.01%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.34%) iptables
5 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.34%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (1.34%) Endace
1 4 (1.34%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (1.01%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (1.01%) SCCM
2 3 (1.01%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.34%) everRun
3 1 (0.34%) Iperf
3 1 (0.34%) SCOM
Vendors
1 72 (24.16%) Microsoft
2 32 (10.74%) Oracle
3 11 (3.69%) Siemens
4 10 (3.36%) Cisco
5 7 (2.35%) Adobe
5 7 (2.35%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 7 (2.35%) Nokia Networks
5 7 (2.35%) TIBCO
5 7 (2.35%) VMware
6 6 (2.01%) Computacenter
6 6 (2.01%) Nintex
6 6 (2.01%) Rockwell
7 4 (1.34%) Riverbed
7 4 (1.34%) SolarWinds
7 4 (1.34%) Tealium
7 4 (1.34%) Teradata
8 3 (1.01%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.01%) HP
8 3 (1.01%) IBM
8 3 (1.01%) SAP
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Salary: Highly-competitive and negotiable, depending on experience
Posted: 8 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Salary: Highly-competitive and negotiable, depending on experience
Posted: 8 hours ago
Weymouth, Dorset
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 28,000
Posted: Yesterday
Newport, Gwent
IntaPeople
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Omagh, County Tyrone
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £14432 - £18040 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Caldicot, Gwent
CPS Group UK
Salary: £17000 - £23000 per annum + pension, annual leave,
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh or Glasgow
The Scottish Government
Salary: £23,383 - £26,448 + ICT Pay Supplement
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh or Glasgow
The Scottish Government
Salary: £23,383 - £26,448 + ICT Pay Supplement
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aria Select Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + pension + 25 days holiday
Posted: 2 days ago
County Tyrone
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £14432 - £18040 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competetive Salary + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE
Posted: 2 days ago
Towcester, Northamptonshire
Aria Select Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45k
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwickshire
Huxley
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
United Kingdom
National Grid Careers
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
People Source Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 50,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Innovative Technology
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £50,000 to £58,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Metapack
Salary: Competitive salary + 10% bonus + benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Bristol, Avon
University of the West of England
Salary: From £28,452 to £32,004 per annum (pro rata if part time)
Posted: 20 days ago