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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 587 640 597
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -43
Permanent jobs citing HND 330 261 305
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.24% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.06% 0.88% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 231 194 258
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £21,995 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.44%

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
31098 29633 32739
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.77% 27.06% 28.35%
Number of salaries quoted 24921 23376 27486
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +2.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £66,000
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 19 December 2014 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 19 December 2014. 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 +64 289 £40,000 +9.58% 58
South East +67 116 £40,000 +4.57% 24
London +7 37 £37,500 -11.76% 3
Berkshire +10 36 £32,500 -26.13% 5
North West +12 33 £45,000 +38.46% 9
Hampshire -5 28 £45,000 +30.43% 3
Reading +9 25 £32,500 -26.13%
South West -20 23 £37,500 - 8
East Midlands +36 22 £28,388 -18.30% 1
Scotland -11 21 £36,250 +23.93% 3
Manchester +3 19 £38,000 +14.28% 2
Surrey +4 18 £40,000 - 5
East of England -13 18 £47,000 +34.28% 3
Winchester - 17 £45,000 - 1
West Midlands -8 15 £30,750 +6.03% 7
Yorkshire -13 15 £29,125 +32.38% 3
Buckinghamshire +9 12 £19,000 -37.70% 1
Milton Keynes +7 12 £19,000 -32.74% 1
Cheshire 0 12 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Salford - 12 £38,000 -
Wales +14 11 £45,000 -7.69% 2
City of London +38 9 £28,750 -24.34%
South Wales +17 9 £45,000 +15.38% 2
West Yorkshire -9 9 £29,125 +32.38% 3
West Sussex - 9 £40,000 - 8
North East - 9 £45,000 - 1
Durham - 9 £45,000 -
Warrington - 9 £45,000 - 4
Nottinghamshire +14 8 £57,500 +219.44%
Aberdeen +9 8 £45,000 +23.28%

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 398 (61.14%) Degree
2 259 (39.78%) HNC
3 166 (25.50%) Windows
4 165 (25.35%) Microsoft
5 121 (18.59%) ITIL
6 119 (18.28%) Computer Science
7 111 (17.05%) SQL
8 105 (16.13%) Telecoms
9 89 (13.67%) Service Delivery
10 87 (13.36%) SQL Server
11 80 (12.29%) Finance
12 78 (11.98%) .NET
13 72 (11.06%) Linux
14 70 (10.75%) Change Management
14 70 (10.75%) Cisco
15 69 (10.60%) MS Office
15 69 (10.60%) MS Excel
16 68 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
17 67 (10.29%) Project Management
17 67 (10.29%) UNIX
17 67 (10.29%) C#
18 66 (10.14%) C
19 63 (9.68%) Java
20 62 (9.52%) XML
21 59 (9.06%) Active Directory
22 56 (8.60%) SLA
22 56 (8.60%) TCP/IP
23 55 (8.45%) Microsoft Certification
23 55 (8.45%) AutoCAD
24 52 (7.99%) CSS

HND
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 16 (2.46%) MS Exchange
2 8 (1.23%) Apache
3 5 (0.77%) WebLogic
3 5 (0.77%) IIS
3 5 (0.77%) WebSphere
4 4 (0.61%) Smallworld
4 4 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (0.61%) Tomcat
4 4 (0.61%) MQSeries
4 4 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.46%) IBM Notes
5 3 (0.46%) Lync
6 2 (0.31%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.15%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.15%) Drupal
7 1 (0.15%) Moodle
Applications
1 69 (10.60%) MS Office
1 69 (10.60%) MS Excel
2 55 (8.45%) AutoCAD
3 18 (2.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (1.84%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.38%) MS Project
6 8 (1.23%) Photoshop
6 8 (1.23%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.77%) InDesign
7 5 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.46%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 3 (0.46%) Simulink
9 2 (0.31%) CATIA
9 2 (0.31%) Windchill
10 1 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.15%) Solid Edge
10 1 (0.15%) CorelDRAW
10 1 (0.15%) SPSS
10 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (0.77%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.46%) SAP CO
2 3 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.46%) Cognos Controller
3 2 (0.31%) SAP Business One
3 2 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.31%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.15%) Exchequer
4 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (0.61%) Office 365
2 3 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.15%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.15%) SaaS
3 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 56 (8.60%) TCP/IP
2 46 (7.07%) VPN
3 43 (6.61%) LAN
4 40 (6.14%) GSM
4 40 (6.14%) Internet
5 38 (5.84%) UMTS
6 34 (5.22%) SS7
7 32 (4.92%) WAN
8 29 (4.45%) VoIP
9 28 (4.30%) DNS
10 27 (4.15%) 4G
11 24 (3.69%) Firewall
12 20 (3.07%) 3G
13 19 (2.92%) Ethernet
13 19 (2.92%) SMS
13 19 (2.92%) Wireless
14 18 (2.76%) Broadband
15 17 (2.61%) LTE
16 14 (2.15%) MPLS
16 14 (2.15%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (13.36%) SQL Server
2 29 (4.45%) Crystal Reports
3 24 (3.69%) MySQL
4 17 (2.61%) Relational Database
5 12 (1.84%) RDBMS
6 7 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (0.77%) DB2
8 4 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.61%) QlikView
8 4 (0.61%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (0.61%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.31%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.15%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 1 (0.15%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 21 (3.23%) Selenium
2 14 (2.15%) JIRA
3 13 (2.00%) WatiN
4 8 (1.23%) Subversion
5 7 (1.08%) Eclipse
6 6 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 5 (0.77%) Wise Package Studio
8 4 (0.61%) WebDriver
8 4 (0.61%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.61%) Dreamweaver
8 4 (0.61%) LabVIEW
9 3 (0.46%) Git (software)
9 3 (0.46%) PVCS
9 3 (0.46%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.31%) Hudson
11 1 (0.15%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.15%) Rational Rhapsody
11 1 (0.15%) JUnit
11 1 (0.15%) WinRunner
General
1 105 (16.13%) Telecoms
2 80 (12.29%) Finance
3 51 (7.83%) Electronics
4 48 (7.37%) Marketing
5 27 (4.15%) Manufacturing
6 18 (2.76%) Legal
7 14 (2.15%) Law
8 12 (1.84%) Aerospace
8 12 (1.84%) Military
9 10 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
10 9 (1.38%) Retail
11 5 (0.77%) Back Office
12 4 (0.61%) Advertising
12 4 (0.61%) Billing
13 2 (0.31%) Publishing
13 2 (0.31%) Games
13 2 (0.31%) Automotive
14 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.15%) Banking
14 1 (0.15%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 109 (16.74%) Analyst
2 82 (12.60%) Design Engineer
3 76 (11.67%) Developer
4 45 (6.91%) Support Engineer
5 43 (6.61%) Support Analyst
6 26 (3.99%) Applications Developer
7 25 (3.84%) IT Support
8 23 (3.53%) Web Developer
8 23 (3.53%) Web Applications Developer
9 22 (3.38%) Team Leader
9 22 (3.38%) Software Engineer
10 20 (3.07%) Service Desk Team Leader
11 19 (2.92%) Software Developer
12 18 (2.76%) Service Analyst
13 17 (2.61%) Graduate
13 17 (2.61%) Service Desk Analyst
14 16 (2.46%) Help Desk Support
14 16 (2.46%) Project Manager
15 15 (2.30%) Network Engineer
16 14 (2.15%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (11.98%) .NET
2 62 (9.52%) XML
3 52 (7.99%) CSS
4 43 (6.61%) ASP.NET
5 36 (5.53%) HTML
6 35 (5.38%) jQuery
7 31 (4.76%) Web Services
8 29 (4.45%) JSON
9 28 (4.30%) WCF
10 26 (3.99%) Ajax
10 26 (3.99%) SOAP
11 24 (3.69%) REST
12 23 (3.53%) Classic ASP
12 23 (3.53%) Google Maps API
13 14 (2.15%) .NET Framework
14 13 (2.00%) HTML5
15 10 (1.54%) CSS3
16 7 (1.08%) GWT
16 7 (1.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 7 (1.08%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 119 (18.28%) Computer Science
2 68 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (5.07%) Management Information System
4 22 (3.38%) BBC
4 22 (3.38%) iDTV
5 18 (2.76%) Smartphone
6 16 (2.46%) Mathematics
7 10 (1.54%) Fat Client
7 10 (1.54%) Thin Client
8 7 (1.08%) NHS
9 6 (0.92%) SCADA
9 6 (0.92%) Blackberry
9 6 (0.92%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.77%) Mobile Computing
10 5 (0.77%) Performance Metrics
11 4 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.61%) GIS
11 4 (0.61%) EPoS
11 4 (0.61%) Wiki
12 3 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 166 (25.50%) Windows
2 72 (11.06%) Linux
3 67 (10.29%) UNIX
4 41 (6.30%) Windows 7
5 31 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (4.15%) Windows XP
7 22 (3.38%) Windows 8
8 20 (3.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (1.38%) Android
9 9 (1.38%) Windows CE
10 8 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (1.23%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.61%) CentOS
11 4 (0.61%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.46%) Nucleus RTOS
13 2 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X Server
14 1 (0.15%) VxWorks
14 1 (0.15%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (18.59%) ITIL
2 89 (13.67%) Service Delivery
3 70 (10.75%) Change Management
4 67 (10.29%) Project Management
5 50 (7.68%) Agile Software Development
6 48 (7.37%) Software Engineering
7 37 (5.68%) Scrum
7 37 (5.68%) Product Marketing
8 32 (4.92%) Service Management
8 32 (4.92%) Workflow
9 31 (4.76%) Test Scripting
10 29 (4.45%) Business Continuity
10 29 (4.45%) TDD
11 26 (3.99%) Continuous Improvement
12 24 (3.69%) User Acceptance Testing
13 23 (3.53%) Web Application Development
14 20 (3.07%) OO
14 20 (3.07%) CAD
15 18 (2.76%) Automated Testing
15 18 (2.76%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 111 (17.05%) SQL
2 67 (10.29%) C#
3 66 (10.14%) C
4 63 (9.68%) Java
5 31 (4.76%) C++
6 22 (3.38%) PL/SQL
7 20 (3.07%) VB.NET
7 20 (3.07%) JavaScript
8 15 (2.30%) T-SQL
9 12 (1.84%) PHP
10 10 (1.54%) VB
11 9 (1.38%) PowerShell
12 7 (1.08%) Fortran
13 6 (0.92%) Perl
14 5 (0.77%) VBScript
14 5 (0.77%) Embedded C
14 5 (0.77%) Ruby
15 4 (0.61%) Python
15 4 (0.61%) Embedded C++
16 3 (0.46%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 398 (61.14%) Degree
2 259 (39.78%) HNC
3 55 (8.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 49 (7.53%) Security Cleared
5 47 (7.22%) Cisco Certification
6 42 (6.45%) MCSE
6 42 (6.45%) MCP
7 33 (5.07%) SC Cleared
8 30 (4.61%) PhD
8 30 (4.61%) CCNA
9 23 (3.53%) MCSA
10 18 (2.76%) CCNP
11 17 (2.61%) MCITP
12 16 (2.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 16 (2.46%) MOS
13 14 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
14 13 (2.00%) ISEB
14 13 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 12 (1.84%) Chartered Engineer
16 11 (1.69%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (8.60%) SLA
2 42 (6.45%) ISO 9001
3 33 (5.07%) QA
4 12 (1.84%) ISO 9000
5 4 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.46%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.15%) COBIT
7 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 59 (9.06%) Active Directory
2 47 (7.22%) NDS
3 30 (4.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (2.30%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.54%) XenApp
6 9 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (1.23%) Firmware
7 8 (1.23%) vSphere
8 5 (0.77%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.61%) Novell eDirectory
9 4 (0.61%) Samba
10 3 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.31%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.15%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.15%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.15%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 17 (2.61%) SCCM
2 7 (1.08%) WSUS
3 4 (0.61%) BMC Marimba
3 4 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.31%) Cacti
4 2 (0.31%) Zenoss
5 1 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.15%) Windows Intune
5 1 (0.15%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 165 (25.35%) Microsoft
2 70 (10.75%) Cisco
3 47 (7.22%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 42 (6.45%) VMware
5 34 (5.22%) Oracle
6 33 (5.07%) TIBCO
7 28 (4.30%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 24 (3.69%) Google
9 22 (3.38%) Citrix
10 21 (3.23%) HP
11 14 (2.15%) Avaya
11 14 (2.15%) Nokia
11 14 (2.15%) F5
12 13 (2.00%) Telerik
13 11 (1.69%) NetApp
14 10 (1.54%) CheckPoint
15 9 (1.38%) IBM
15 9 (1.38%) Fortinet
15 9 (1.38%) SolidWorks
15 9 (1.38%) Aruba
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Posted: Yesterday
Shoreham-By-Sea
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Posted: Yesterday
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Lancashire
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Salary: £17000.00 - £20000.00 per annum
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Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
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Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + competitive
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