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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 627 604 608
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +4
Permanent jobs citing HND 263 301 271
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.29% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.84% 1.05% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 191 214 217
Average salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,850 £22,500 £21,750
10% offered a salary of more than £55,300 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,750
% change year-on-year
- +6.87%

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
31391 28720 30137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 29.33% 27.26% 28.12%
Number of salaries quoted 24987 22543 24799
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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -37 231 £38,000 +1.33% 50
South East +15 80 £42,500 +10.38% 17
London -10 59 £42,500 -5.55% 6
Berkshire +10 29 £33,000 -7.04% 6
Scotland +13 26 £25,000 -14.04% 5
West Midlands -5 26 £28,000 -30.00% 3
North West -9 21 £41,500 +44.34% 5
Hampshire -1 15 £45,000 +16.88% 3
Surrey -12 15 £41,250 -36.53% 2
Reading -9 13 £42,500 +19.71%
East of England -1 12 £38,750 +14.81% 8
Yorkshire -10 11 £25,250 +14.77% 3
East Midlands +16 10 £17,000 -34.61% 3
West Yorkshire -9 9 £25,250 +14.77%
Manchester -12 9 £38,000 +4.82% 5
City of London +8 8 £45,000 - 1
South West -35 8 £40,500 +3.84% 5
Salford - 8 £38,000 -
Buckinghamshire +11 7 £19,000 -37.70% 2
Milton Keynes +7 7 £30,500 -0.81% 1
Walsall - 7 £32,500 -
Halifax - 7 £25,250 -
Suffolk - 7 £39,500 - 3
Nottinghamshire +14 6 £17,000 -
Cheshire -1 6 £47,500 +143.58%
Glasgow +16 5 £22,500 -10.00%
Aberdeen +11 5 £45,000 +41.73%
Lincolnshire +7 5 £17,000 -12.82%
Basingstoke +6 5 £45,000 +16.88%
Lincoln +5 5 £17,000 -12.82%

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 392 (64.79%) Degree
2 246 (40.66%) HNC
3 141 (23.31%) Windows
3 141 (23.31%) SQL
4 138 (22.81%) Microsoft
5 106 (17.52%) ITIL
6 93 (15.37%) Finance
7 91 (15.04%) SQL Server
7 91 (15.04%) Computer Science
8 84 (13.88%) .NET
9 78 (12.89%) Service Delivery
10 76 (12.56%) C#
11 75 (12.40%) Telecoms
12 73 (12.07%) UNIX
13 70 (11.57%) MS Excel
14 65 (10.74%) Cisco
14 65 (10.74%) Microsoft Certification
15 64 (10.58%) Java
16 63 (10.41%) Linux
16 63 (10.41%) Project Management
17 60 (9.92%) MS Office
17 60 (9.92%) Agile Software Development
18 57 (9.42%) Management Information System
19 56 (9.26%) SLA
20 55 (9.09%) Active Directory
20 55 (9.09%) AutoCAD
20 55 (9.09%) Change Management
21 52 (8.60%) Cisco Certification
22 51 (8.43%) C
23 50 (8.26%) MCSE

HND
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 18 (2.98%) MS Exchange
2 7 (1.16%) Oracle Coherence
3 6 (0.99%) IIS
4 5 (0.83%) WebLogic
4 5 (0.83%) Apache
4 5 (0.83%) WebSphere
4 5 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.66%) Smallworld
5 4 (0.66%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.66%) MQSeries
5 4 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (0.50%) IBM Notes
6 3 (0.50%) Lync
7 2 (0.33%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.17%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.17%) Moodle
8 1 (0.17%) WinCC
Applications
1 70 (11.57%) MS Excel
2 60 (9.92%) MS Office
3 55 (9.09%) AutoCAD
4 20 (3.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (2.98%) MS Visio
6 16 (2.64%) MS Project
7 8 (1.32%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 5 (0.83%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.83%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.66%) Simulink
9 4 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.50%) Revit
10 3 (0.50%) InDesign
10 3 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.33%) Windchill
11 2 (0.33%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.17%) RoboHelp
12 1 (0.17%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.17%) Solid Edge
12 1 (0.17%) ArcView
Business Applications
1 3 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.50%) Cognos Controller
2 2 (0.33%) SAP Business One
2 2 (0.33%) Exchequer
2 2 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.33%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.16%) Office 365
2 5 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.17%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.17%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 50 (8.26%) TCP/IP
2 43 (7.11%) LAN
3 37 (6.12%) WAN
4 35 (5.79%) GSM
5 33 (5.45%) UMTS
6 30 (4.96%) Internet
6 30 (4.96%) Firewall
7 29 (4.79%) SS7
8 28 (4.63%) VPN
9 25 (4.13%) DNS
10 21 (3.47%) VoIP
11 18 (2.98%) SAN
11 18 (2.98%) Wireless
12 16 (2.64%) 3G
13 15 (2.48%) 4G
14 14 (2.31%) Broadband
15 13 (2.15%) Ethernet
16 11 (1.82%) SMS
16 11 (1.82%) LTE
16 11 (1.82%) DEFINITY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (15.04%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.98%) Relational Database
3 16 (2.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (2.64%) Crystal Reports
4 14 (2.31%) MySQL
4 14 (2.31%) Oracle Database
5 13 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
6 12 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
9 8 (1.32%) RDBMS
9 8 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (0.83%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.83%) MS Access
10 5 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.66%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.50%) MongoDB
13 2 (0.33%) OLAP Cube
13 2 (0.33%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 31 (5.12%) Selenium
2 17 (2.81%) JIRA
3 16 (2.64%) WatiN
4 13 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (1.49%) SoapUI
5 9 (1.49%) JUnit
6 8 (1.32%) Subversion
7 7 (1.16%) Visual Studio
8 6 (0.99%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.83%) Wise Package Studio
9 5 (0.83%) Git (software)
9 5 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 5 (0.83%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.66%) LabVIEW
10 4 (0.66%) SpecFlow
11 3 (0.50%) PVCS
11 3 (0.50%) WebDriver
12 2 (0.33%) Hudson
12 2 (0.33%) Rational Rhapsody
13 1 (0.17%) Bugzilla
General
1 93 (15.37%) Finance
2 75 (12.40%) Telecoms
3 45 (7.44%) Marketing
4 43 (7.11%) Electronics
5 25 (4.13%) Legal
6 21 (3.47%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.98%) Aerospace
8 11 (1.82%) Retail
9 10 (1.65%) Military
10 6 (0.99%) Law
11 5 (0.83%) Back Office
12 4 (0.66%) Billing
12 4 (0.66%) Games
13 3 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.50%) Automotive
14 2 (0.33%) Publishing
15 1 (0.17%) Banking
15 1 (0.17%) Local Government
15 1 (0.17%) Mandarin Language
15 1 (0.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 108 (17.85%) Analyst
2 73 (12.07%) Design Engineer
3 71 (11.74%) Developer
4 46 (7.60%) Support Analyst
5 41 (6.78%) Support Engineer
6 27 (4.46%) IT Support
7 23 (3.80%) Software Engineer
8 22 (3.64%) .NET Developer
9 21 (3.47%) Architect
10 17 (2.81%) Graduate
10 17 (2.81%) Software Developer
11 16 (2.64%) Tester
11 16 (2.64%) Applications Developer
11 16 (2.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 15 (2.48%) Junior
13 14 (2.31%) Web Developer
13 14 (2.31%) Service Analyst
13 14 (2.31%) Test Engineer
13 14 (2.31%) Operations Analyst
14 13 (2.15%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (13.88%) .NET
2 44 (7.27%) CSS
3 43 (7.11%) XML
4 41 (6.78%) ASP.NET
5 40 (6.61%) HTML
6 23 (3.80%) JSON
7 21 (3.47%) jQuery
8 18 (2.98%) WCF
8 18 (2.98%) Ajax
9 17 (2.81%) Web Services
10 16 (2.64%) .NET Framework
11 13 (2.15%) Google Maps API
11 13 (2.15%) HTML5
11 13 (2.15%) SOAP
11 13 (2.15%) Classic ASP
11 13 (2.15%) REST
12 10 (1.65%) CSS3
13 9 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC
14 7 (1.16%) WPF
14 7 (1.16%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 91 (15.04%) Computer Science
2 57 (9.42%) Management Information System
3 49 (8.10%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (3.80%) BBC
4 23 (3.80%) iDTV
5 15 (2.48%) Mathematics
6 14 (2.31%) Smartphone
7 9 (1.49%) Thin Client
7 9 (1.49%) Fat Client
8 7 (1.16%) Derivative
9 6 (0.99%) Blackberry
9 6 (0.99%) Data Structures
10 5 (0.83%) Mobile Computing
10 5 (0.83%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.83%) Performance Metrics
10 5 (0.83%) GIS
10 5 (0.83%) NHS
11 4 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.50%) Embedded Systems
12 3 (0.50%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 141 (23.31%) Windows
2 73 (12.07%) UNIX
3 63 (10.41%) Linux
4 36 (5.95%) Windows 7
5 30 (4.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (3.97%) Windows XP
7 22 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (2.98%) Windows 8
9 9 (1.49%) Windows CE
10 8 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.99%) Android
12 5 (0.83%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.66%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.50%) Nucleus RTOS
14 3 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.33%) CentOS
15 2 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.33%) VxWorks
16 1 (0.17%) Windows NT
16 1 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (17.52%) ITIL
2 78 (12.89%) Service Delivery
3 63 (10.41%) Project Management
4 60 (9.92%) Agile Software Development
5 55 (9.09%) Change Management
6 49 (8.10%) Software Engineering
7 38 (6.28%) Workflow
7 38 (6.28%) Test Scripting
8 35 (5.79%) TDD
9 33 (5.45%) Product Marketing
10 28 (4.63%) Business Continuity
11 27 (4.46%) OO
11 27 (4.46%) Time Management
12 26 (4.30%) CAD
12 26 (4.30%) Scrum
13 25 (4.13%) User Acceptance Testing
13 25 (4.13%) Continuous Improvement
14 24 (3.97%) Service Management
15 21 (3.47%) Disaster Recovery
16 20 (3.31%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 141 (23.31%) SQL
2 76 (12.56%) C#
3 64 (10.58%) Java
4 51 (8.43%) C
5 35 (5.79%) JavaScript
6 26 (4.30%) PL/SQL
7 24 (3.97%) C++
8 21 (3.47%) VB.NET
9 19 (3.14%) T-SQL
10 12 (1.98%) VB
10 12 (1.98%) PowerShell
11 10 (1.65%) VBScript
12 8 (1.32%) Embedded C
13 7 (1.16%) Fortran
14 6 (0.99%) Embedded C++
14 6 (0.99%) VBA
14 6 (0.99%) Python
14 6 (0.99%) Perl
15 5 (0.83%) Ruby
16 4 (0.66%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 392 (64.79%) Degree
2 246 (40.66%) HNC
3 65 (10.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 52 (8.60%) Cisco Certification
5 50 (8.26%) MCSE
6 40 (6.61%) Security Cleared
7 33 (5.45%) MCP
7 33 (5.45%) CCNA
8 28 (4.63%) PhD
8 28 (4.63%) SC Cleared
9 19 (3.14%) MCSA
10 16 (2.64%) MCITP
11 14 (2.31%) ISEB
12 13 (2.15%) CCNP
13 12 (1.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 11 (1.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 11 (1.82%) Avaya Certification
15 10 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (1.65%) NVQ Level 4
16 8 (1.32%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (9.26%) SLA
2 38 (6.28%) QA
3 29 (4.79%) ISO 9001
4 13 (2.15%) ISO 9000
5 5 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.50%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 55 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 37 (6.12%) NDS
3 32 (5.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (2.64%) Hyper-V
5 14 (2.31%) XenApp
6 9 (1.49%) vSphere
7 8 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (0.99%) Firmware
9 5 (0.83%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.66%) Samba
10 4 (0.66%) Novell eDirectory
11 3 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.33%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.17%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 14 (2.31%) SCCM
2 8 (1.32%) Data Guard
3 7 (1.16%) WSUS
4 4 (0.66%) BMC Marimba
4 4 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.33%) Cacti
5 2 (0.33%) Zenoss
6 1 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.17%) Windows Intune
6 1 (0.17%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 138 (22.81%) Microsoft
2 65 (10.74%) Cisco
3 49 (8.10%) VMware
4 40 (6.61%) Oracle
5 37 (6.12%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 28 (4.63%) TIBCO
7 26 (4.30%) Citrix
8 21 (3.47%) HP
9 18 (2.98%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 16 (2.64%) Avaya
10 16 (2.64%) Telerik
10 16 (2.64%) Google
11 11 (1.82%) IBM
12 10 (1.65%) NetApp
13 9 (1.49%) Nokia
13 9 (1.49%) Autodesk
13 9 (1.49%) Juniper
14 8 (1.32%) F5
15 7 (1.16%) CheckPoint
16 6 (0.99%) Primavera
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