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 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 697 738 652
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -86
Permanent jobs citing HND 229 227 332
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.21% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.86% 0.77% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 186 178 229
Median salary £34,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,700 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £64,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £40,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +23.07%

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
26658 29470 32315
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.13% 27.51% 27.46%
Number of salaries quoted 21477 23123 25954
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £65,050 £69,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +13 195 £34,750 -7.33% 46
South East +27 53 £31,750 -20.62% 3
London -10 33 £40,000 - 4
West Midlands +11 25 £32,279 +101.74% 3
North West +14 24 £31,000 -22.50% 15
East of England +32 23 £41,000 -13.68% 3
Scotland +11 20 £27,500 -8.33% 2
Coventry - 17 £34,500 -
Surrey +18 16 £33,500 -27.95%
East Midlands +11 15 £32,500 +18.18% 3
Woking - 13 - -
Southampton +12 12 £31,750 +0.79% 1
Hampshire +12 12 £31,750 -20.62% 2
South West +5 11 £29,000 +23.40% 4
Manchester +4 11 £31,000 -22.50% 9
Yorkshire -2 11 £35,000 +46.13% 2
Kent - 11 £50,000 -
Northamptonshire +21 10 £35,000 +4.47% 1
Stansted - 9 £50,000 -
Northampton +12 8 £32,500 -2.98%
West Drayton - 8 £40,000 -
Devon - 8 £29,000 - 1
West Yorkshire +9 7 £42,000 +121.05% 1
Cambridgeshire +1 7 £37,000 -29.52% 3
Hounslow - 7 - -
Cullompton - 7 £29,000 - 1
Edinburgh - 7 £24,250 - 1
Milton Keynes +34 6 £20,000 - 1
Hertfordshire +25 6 £45,000 +52.54%
Buckinghamshire +23 6 £20,000 -54.28% 1

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 366 (73.64%) Degree
2 182 (36.62%) Microsoft
3 156 (31.39%) SQL
4 132 (26.56%) Windows
5 123 (24.75%) HNC
6 110 (22.13%) .NET
7 100 (20.12%) Finance
8 93 (18.71%) MS Excel
9 90 (18.11%) Computer Science
10 79 (15.90%) JavaScript
11 78 (15.69%) C#
12 70 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
13 68 (13.68%) SDLC
14 62 (12.47%) Linux
15 60 (12.07%) Active Directory
15 60 (12.07%) Windows Server
16 58 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
16 58 (11.67%) ITIL
16 58 (11.67%) Oracle
17 57 (11.47%) Java
18 56 (11.27%) T-SQL
19 55 (11.07%) SQL Server
19 55 (11.07%) Software Engineering
20 49 (9.86%) MVC
21 48 (9.66%) HTML
22 47 (9.46%) VMware
23 46 (9.26%) TCP/IP
23 46 (9.26%) Electronics
23 46 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
24 45 (9.05%) Manufacturing

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 38 (7.65%) SharePoint
2 23 (4.63%) MS Exchange
3 18 (3.62%) CMS
4 12 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (2.01%) SharePoint Server
5 10 (2.01%) Skype for Business
6 9 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (1.61%) Office Communications Server
7 8 (1.61%) WebSphere
8 6 (1.21%) IIS
8 6 (1.21%) JBoss
9 3 (0.60%) MQSeries
9 3 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.40%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.40%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.20%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 93 (18.71%) MS Excel
2 31 (6.24%) MS Office
3 28 (5.63%) AutoCAD
4 10 (2.01%) SOLIDWORKS
5 8 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (1.21%) MS Project
6 6 (1.21%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 6 (1.21%) PTC Creo
7 5 (1.01%) CATIA
8 4 (0.80%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.80%) InDesign
8 4 (0.80%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.60%) MS Visio
9 3 (0.60%) OrCAD
10 1 (0.20%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.20%) Siemens NX
10 1 (0.20%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (0.80%) Eikon
2 3 (0.60%) LabWindows
2 3 (0.60%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 3 (0.60%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.40%) ENOVIA
3 2 (0.40%) JDE OneWorld
3 2 (0.40%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (1.41%) Office 365
2 2 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 2 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.40%) Google Drive
2 2 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (9.26%) TCP/IP
2 30 (6.04%) DHCP
3 29 (5.84%) Firewall
4 28 (5.63%) LAN
5 24 (4.83%) WAN
6 20 (4.02%) DNS
7 19 (3.82%) VoIP
8 16 (3.22%) VPN
8 16 (3.22%) Wireless
9 10 (2.01%) Internet
9 10 (2.01%) IPsec
9 10 (2.01%) SAN
10 7 (1.41%) HTTP
10 7 (1.41%) NAS
10 7 (1.41%) VSAT
11 6 (1.21%) BGP
11 6 (1.21%) OSPF
12 5 (1.01%) 4G
12 5 (1.01%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (1.01%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (11.07%) SQL Server
2 42 (8.45%) MySQL
3 22 (4.43%) Crystal Reports
4 12 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (2.21%) BusinessObjects
6 9 (1.81%) Oracle Database
7 8 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (1.41%) QlikView
8 7 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (1.21%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 6 (1.21%) BusinessObjects XI
9 6 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.60%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.40%) MS Access
11 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.20%) DB2
Development Applications
1 40 (8.05%) Visual Studio
2 11 (2.21%) Selenium
3 10 (2.01%) JIRA
4 7 (1.41%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.80%) Subversion
6 3 (0.60%) PeopleTools
7 2 (0.40%) Axure RP
7 2 (0.40%) LabVIEW
7 2 (0.40%) Maven
7 2 (0.40%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.20%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.20%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.20%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.20%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (0.20%) VectorCAST
General
1 100 (20.12%) Finance
2 46 (9.26%) Electronics
3 45 (9.05%) Manufacturing
4 34 (6.84%) Telecoms
5 21 (4.23%) Marketing
6 15 (3.02%) Retail
7 11 (2.21%) Law
7 11 (2.21%) Publishing
8 8 (1.61%) Legal
9 7 (1.41%) Advertising
10 6 (1.21%) Automotive
10 6 (1.21%) Billing
11 3 (0.60%) Back Office
11 3 (0.60%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.60%) Local Government
12 2 (0.40%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.40%) Avionics
12 2 (0.40%) Welsh Language
13 1 (0.20%) French Language
13 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 106 (21.33%) Developer
2 75 (15.09%) Analyst
3 33 (6.64%) .NET Developer
4 31 (6.24%) Software Engineer
5 29 (5.84%) Graduate
6 27 (5.43%) IT Support
7 23 (4.63%) Design Engineer
7 23 (4.63%) Software Developer
8 22 (4.43%) IT Manager
8 22 (4.43%) Team Leader
9 21 (4.23%) C# Developer
9 21 (4.23%) Support Analyst
9 21 (4.23%) Systems Analyst
10 19 (3.82%) Technical Support
11 18 (3.62%) Oracle Developer
11 18 (3.62%) Technologist
12 17 (3.42%) Junior
13 16 (3.22%) Service Desk Team Leader
14 15 (3.02%) Business Systems Analyst
14 15 (3.02%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (22.13%) .NET
2 48 (9.66%) HTML
3 45 (9.05%) CSS
4 30 (6.04%) HTML5
5 29 (5.84%) CSS3
6 25 (5.03%) ASP.NET
7 21 (4.23%) XML
8 18 (3.62%) .NET Framework
9 14 (2.82%) jQuery
10 11 (2.21%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (1.41%) XHTML
12 6 (1.21%) Middleware
13 4 (0.80%) Web Services
14 3 (0.60%) Classic ASP
14 3 (0.60%) J2EE
14 3 (0.60%) Spring
14 3 (0.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 2 (0.40%) MFC
15 2 (0.40%) SOAP
15 2 (0.40%) Web Components
Miscellaneous
1 90 (18.11%) Computer Science
2 58 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (7.65%) Driving Licence
4 34 (6.84%) Management Information System
5 20 (4.02%) Embedded Systems
6 19 (3.82%) Mathematics
6 19 (3.82%) User Experience
7 15 (3.02%) Mobile App
8 13 (2.62%) Digital Media
9 12 (2.41%) Data Centre
9 12 (2.41%) Life Science
9 12 (2.41%) W3C
10 9 (1.81%) Data Structures
11 8 (1.61%) Clustering
12 7 (1.41%) Visualisation
13 5 (1.01%) Handset
13 5 (1.01%) Smartphone
14 4 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 3 (0.60%) Device Driver
15 3 (0.60%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 132 (26.56%) Windows
2 62 (12.47%) Linux
3 60 (12.07%) Windows Server
4 42 (8.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (7.44%) Windows 7
6 28 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (5.43%) Unix
8 23 (4.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (3.82%) Windows XP
10 16 (3.22%) Windows 10
11 15 (3.02%) Android
12 14 (2.82%) Embedded Linux
12 14 (2.82%) Windows CE
13 12 (2.41%) Apple iOS
13 12 (2.41%) Windows 8
14 8 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (1.21%) AIX
16 5 (1.01%) Mac OS X
16 5 (1.01%) Solaris
16 5 (1.01%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (13.68%) SDLC
3 58 (11.67%) ITIL
4 55 (11.07%) Software Engineering
5 49 (9.86%) MVC
6 35 (7.04%) Workflow
7 27 (5.43%) Project Management
8 26 (5.23%) OO
9 24 (4.83%) Scrum
10 21 (4.23%) UML
11 20 (4.02%) Business Analysis
11 20 (4.02%) Mentoring
12 19 (3.82%) Time Management
13 18 (3.62%) Service Delivery
13 18 (3.62%) Systems Analysis
14 17 (3.42%) Logistics
15 16 (3.22%) OOD
15 16 (3.22%) Root Cause Analysis
16 15 (3.02%) Continuous Integration
16 15 (3.02%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 156 (31.39%) SQL
2 79 (15.90%) JavaScript
3 78 (15.69%) C#
4 57 (11.47%) Java
5 56 (11.27%) T-SQL
6 43 (8.65%) PL/SQL
7 35 (7.04%) C
8 25 (5.03%) C++
9 15 (3.02%) VB.NET
10 14 (2.82%) VB
11 13 (2.62%) Embedded C
11 13 (2.62%) PowerShell
12 12 (2.41%) VBA
13 9 (1.81%) PHP
14 8 (1.61%) Perl
14 8 (1.61%) Python
15 7 (1.41%) Shell Script
16 5 (1.01%) VB6
17 4 (0.80%) VBScript
18 3 (0.60%) RPG
Qualifications
1 366 (73.64%) Degree
2 123 (24.75%) HNC
3 40 (8.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 34 (6.84%) Cisco Certification
5 30 (6.04%) MCSE
6 25 (5.03%) CCNA
7 20 (4.02%) MCP
8 17 (3.42%) Security Cleared
9 11 (2.21%) MOS
10 10 (2.01%) MCSA
10 10 (2.01%) NVQ Level 4
11 9 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (1.81%) SC Cleared
12 8 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 6 (1.21%) CCNP
14 5 (1.01%) CCSA
14 5 (1.01%) Check Point Certification
14 5 (1.01%) DBS Check
14 5 (1.01%) MCTS
15 4 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (6.24%) SLA
2 22 (4.43%) ISO 9001
3 13 (2.62%) QA
4 2 (0.40%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.40%) ISO13485
4 2 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.20%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.20%) NEBOSH
5 1 (0.20%) SEPA
System Software
1 60 (12.07%) Active Directory
2 46 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.22%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.61%) vCloud
4 8 (1.61%) vSphere
5 6 (1.21%) Firmware
6 4 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.60%) Samba
8 2 (0.40%) KVM
9 1 (0.20%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.20%) iptables
9 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.20%) Xen
9 1 (0.20%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (1.61%) SCCM
1 8 (1.61%) SCOM
1 8 (1.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 7 (1.41%) Control-M
3 5 (1.01%) Windows Intune
4 3 (0.60%) SmoothWall
5 1 (0.20%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 182 (36.62%) Microsoft
2 58 (11.67%) Oracle
3 47 (9.46%) VMware
4 43 (8.65%) Cisco
5 18 (3.62%) Adobe
6 14 (2.82%) EMC
7 13 (2.62%) Nintex
8 11 (2.21%) Dell
8 11 (2.21%) Informatica
9 10 (2.01%) HP
10 9 (1.81%) ABBYY
10 9 (1.81%) Citrix
11 8 (1.61%) F5
12 6 (1.21%) Apple
12 6 (1.21%) Mitel
12 6 (1.21%) Red Hat
12 6 (1.21%) ServiceNow
13 5 (1.01%) Avaya
13 5 (1.01%) CheckPoint
13 5 (1.01%) SolarWinds
Edinburgh, Midlothian
FPSG Connect
Salary: £18000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Midlands
EMBS Ltd
Salary: To £18k + amazing benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
St. Asaph, Clwyd
IntaPeople
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
BAE Systems
Posted: 14 hours ago
Wallsend, Tyne and Wear
Hainton Recruitment
Salary: £33000 - £37000 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum £35,000 to £50,000
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 38,000
Posted: Yesterday
Wallsend, Tyne and Wear
Hainton Recruitment
Salary: £37000 - £41000 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
I4 Recruitment
Salary: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + CARE, Pension Scheme and flexible working
Posted: 3 days ago
Scotland
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + CARE, Pension Scheme and Flexible Working
Posted: 3 days ago
St. Asaph, Clwyd
IntaPeople
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Kingswinford, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 45,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Wallsend, Tyne and Wear
Hainton Recruitment
Salary: £26000 - £29000 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Imperative People
Salary: £22000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Ripley, Derbyshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £25,401 - £31,620
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Premier Engineering
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
North West London
Bluetownonline
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000- £60,000+attractive benefits, 30 days holiday, career progress
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000- £60,000+attractive benefits, 30 days holiday, career progress
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + £7K Bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago