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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 656 595 661
Rank change year-on-year
-61 +66
Permanent jobs citing HND 229 337 227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.29% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.78% 1.05% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 179 232 152
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,750 £56,750 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £32,500 £30,500
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +6.55%

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
29235 32104 30081
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.36% 27.34% 27.65%
Number of salaries quoted 22964 25766 24182
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £65,000 £65,500
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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -15 209 £37,500 +7.14% 48
London +47 68 £38,750 -5.48% 9
South East +10 50 £40,000 - 12
North West -28 21 £40,000 +55.33% 3
East of England +24 20 £47,500 +46.15% 4
Yorkshire -5 17 £23,950 -31.57% 1
City of London +42 16 £32,500 -38.09% 2
East Midlands +10 15 £27,500 +41.02% 3
Scotland -21 13 £30,000 -15.49% 8
Hampshire +5 10 £40,000 -9.09% 2
Cheshire -6 10 £47,500 -
Surrey +18 9 £46,500 +16.25% 1
West Yorkshire +13 9 £19,000 -45.71%
Nottinghamshire +8 9 £30,000 +66.66% 1
Berkshire +2 9 £24,500 -14.78% 3
Manchester 0 9 £40,000 +46.78% 3
South West -40 9 £23,500 -27.69% 5
Leeds +10 8 £19,000 -45.71%
Chiswick - 8 £37,500 -
Cambridgeshire +13 7 £52,500 +61.53% 1
Wales +5 7 £40,000 +90.47% 1
Nottingham -7 7 £41,674 +131.52%
Newport - 7 £40,000 -
Runcorn - 7 £47,500 -
South Wales - 7 £40,000 - 1
Warrington +15 6 £43,750 +18.24%
West Sussex +6 6 £65,000 +100.00% 2
Buckinghamshire -1 6 £43,750 +6.06%
North Yorkshire +18 5 - -
Guildford +12 5 - -

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 342 (66.93%) Degree
2 171 (33.46%) HNC
3 136 (26.61%) SQL
4 118 (23.09%) Windows
5 112 (21.92%) Microsoft
6 103 (20.16%) ITIL
7 96 (18.79%) SQL Server
8 95 (18.59%) Finance
9 79 (15.46%) .NET
9 79 (15.46%) C#
10 71 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
11 69 (13.50%) MS Excel
12 67 (13.11%) Microsoft Certification
13 65 (12.72%) SLA
14 62 (12.13%) Analytical Skills
15 60 (11.74%) UNIX
16 58 (11.35%) Java
17 57 (11.15%) Service Delivery
17 57 (11.15%) Cisco Certification
17 57 (11.15%) Project Management
18 56 (10.96%) Active Directory
19 55 (10.76%) Cisco
20 54 (10.57%) JavaScript
20 54 (10.57%) Oracle
20 54 (10.57%) Linux
20 54 (10.57%) Management Information System
21 53 (10.37%) ASP.NET
22 49 (9.59%) HTML
22 49 (9.59%) Software Engineering
23 48 (9.39%) Telecoms

HND
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 29 (5.68%) MS Exchange
2 16 (3.13%) Oracle Coherence
3 8 (1.57%) CMS
4 6 (1.17%) IIS
4 6 (1.17%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.17%) Sitecore CMS
5 5 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (0.98%) Apache
6 2 (0.39%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.39%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.39%) Lotus Domino
6 2 (0.39%) WordPress
6 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.20%) WinCC
7 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 69 (13.50%) MS Excel
2 31 (6.07%) MS Office
3 29 (5.68%) AutoCAD
4 28 (5.48%) MS Visio
5 17 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 15 (2.94%) MS Project
7 12 (2.35%) SOLIDWORKS
8 7 (1.37%) PTC Creo
8 7 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (1.37%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 5 (0.98%) Solid Edge
10 3 (0.59%) Revit
11 2 (0.39%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.39%) Simulink
12 1 (0.20%) EPLAN
12 1 (0.20%) Siemens NX
12 1 (0.20%) ArcView
12 1 (0.20%) Windchill
12 1 (0.20%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.20%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 7 (1.37%) Primavera
2 5 (0.98%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.39%) Exchequer
3 2 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.15%) Office 365
2 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (7.63%) LAN
1 39 (7.63%) WAN
2 27 (5.28%) SAN
3 25 (4.89%) TCP/IP
4 23 (4.50%) VoIP
5 21 (4.11%) Firewall
6 17 (3.33%) GSM
7 16 (3.13%) UMTS
7 16 (3.13%) VPN
8 15 (2.94%) DNS
9 14 (2.74%) SS7
10 11 (2.15%) Internet
11 10 (1.96%) Wireless
12 8 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (1.57%) Network Security
13 7 (1.37%) ADSL
14 6 (1.17%) DHCP
14 6 (1.17%) NAS
15 5 (0.98%) 4G
15 5 (0.98%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (18.79%) SQL Server
2 41 (8.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 30 (5.87%) Oracle Database
4 20 (3.91%) SQL Server 2005
4 20 (3.91%) Oracle Database 11g
5 19 (3.72%) Relational Database
6 13 (2.54%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (2.54%) Oracle Reports
7 12 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (2.15%) MySQL
9 9 (1.76%) MongoDB
10 8 (1.57%) Crystal Reports
10 8 (1.57%) MS Access
10 8 (1.57%) NoSQL
11 7 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (1.37%) SQL Server 2000
12 6 (1.17%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.98%) Data Mining
14 4 (0.78%) OLAP
14 4 (0.78%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 34 (6.65%) Selenium
2 20 (3.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (3.72%) JIRA
4 16 (3.13%) Visual Studio
5 12 (2.35%) WatiN
6 11 (2.15%) Cucumber
7 10 (1.96%) JUnit
7 10 (1.96%) SoapUI
8 7 (1.37%) Behat
8 7 (1.37%) Git (software)
8 7 (1.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 5 (0.98%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.78%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.39%) Subversion
11 2 (0.39%) WebDriver
12 1 (0.20%) Rational Rhapsody
12 1 (0.20%) LabVIEW
General
1 95 (18.59%) Finance
2 48 (9.39%) Telecoms
3 32 (6.26%) Electronics
4 26 (5.09%) Marketing
5 24 (4.70%) Legal
6 19 (3.72%) Manufacturing
7 11 (2.15%) Banking
8 10 (1.96%) Back Office
9 9 (1.76%) Aerospace
9 9 (1.76%) Automotive
10 8 (1.57%) Law
11 7 (1.37%) Retail
12 4 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.59%) Military
14 2 (0.39%) Games
15 1 (0.20%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 79 (15.46%) Analyst
2 75 (14.68%) Developer
3 46 (9.00%) Design Engineer
4 39 (7.63%) Support Analyst
5 35 (6.85%) Architect
5 35 (6.85%) .NET Developer
6 24 (4.70%) Support Engineer
7 21 (4.11%) IT Support
7 21 (4.11%) DBA
8 20 (3.91%) Software Developer
8 20 (3.91%) Tester
9 19 (3.72%) Oracle DBA
9 19 (3.72%) C# Developer
9 19 (3.72%) Software Engineer
10 18 (3.52%) C# .NET Developer
11 17 (3.33%) Web Developer
12 16 (3.13%) QA Tester
12 16 (3.13%) Automated Tester
13 15 (2.94%) Graduate
13 15 (2.94%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (15.46%) .NET
2 53 (10.37%) ASP.NET
3 49 (9.59%) HTML
4 47 (9.20%) CSS
5 31 (6.07%) XML
6 22 (4.31%) ASP.NET MVC
7 21 (4.11%) jQuery
8 20 (3.91%) .NET Framework
8 20 (3.91%) HTML5
9 19 (3.72%) WPF
10 17 (3.33%) CSS3
11 16 (3.13%) JDBC
11 16 (3.13%) Entity Framework
12 15 (2.94%) JSON
13 14 (2.74%) Ajax
14 9 (1.76%) Silverlight
15 8 (1.57%) NHibernate
16 7 (1.37%) RESTful
17 6 (1.17%) WinForms
17 6 (1.17%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 62 (12.13%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (10.57%) Management Information System
3 39 (7.63%) Computer Science
4 14 (2.74%) Derivative
4 14 (2.74%) Mathematics
5 9 (1.76%) Private Cloud
5 9 (1.76%) Replication
6 8 (1.57%) Thin Client
6 8 (1.57%) Fat Client
7 7 (1.37%) Statistics
8 6 (1.17%) iDTV
8 6 (1.17%) Blackberry
8 6 (1.17%) NHS
8 6 (1.17%) BBC
9 5 (0.98%) Mobile Computing
9 5 (0.98%) Data Structures
9 5 (0.98%) Smartphone
9 5 (0.98%) Clustering
9 5 (0.98%) GIS
10 4 (0.78%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 118 (23.09%) Windows
2 60 (11.74%) UNIX
3 54 (10.57%) Linux
4 34 (6.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (4.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (4.50%) Windows 7
7 15 (2.94%) Windows XP
8 11 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (1.76%) Windows 8
10 7 (1.37%) Windows CE
11 4 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.59%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.39%) Solaris
13 2 (0.39%) VxWorks
14 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.20%) CentOS
14 1 (0.20%) Android
14 1 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.20%) Fedora
14 1 (0.20%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (20.16%) ITIL
2 71 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (11.15%) Service Delivery
3 57 (11.15%) Project Management
4 49 (9.59%) Software Engineering
5 41 (8.02%) Continuous Improvement
6 38 (7.44%) Change Management
7 37 (7.24%) Service Management
8 31 (6.07%) MVC
8 31 (6.07%) Test Scripting
9 30 (5.87%) OO
9 30 (5.87%) Disaster Recovery
9 30 (5.87%) TDD
10 29 (5.68%) Scrum
11 28 (5.48%) High Availability
12 25 (4.89%) PRINCE2
13 24 (4.70%) CAD
13 24 (4.70%) Time Management
14 23 (4.50%) Test Automation
14 23 (4.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 136 (26.61%) SQL
2 79 (15.46%) C#
3 58 (11.35%) Java
4 54 (10.57%) JavaScript
5 30 (5.87%) C
6 23 (4.50%) VB.NET
7 17 (3.33%) C++
8 16 (3.13%) PL/SQL
8 16 (3.13%) T-SQL
9 14 (2.74%) PHP
10 11 (2.15%) PowerShell
11 10 (1.96%) VB
12 9 (1.76%) VBScript
13 8 (1.57%) Embedded C
14 7 (1.37%) VBA
15 6 (1.17%) Embedded C++
16 5 (0.98%) Python
17 4 (0.78%) Perl
18 3 (0.59%) Ruby
18 3 (0.59%) VB6
Qualifications
1 342 (66.93%) Degree
2 171 (33.46%) HNC
3 67 (13.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 57 (11.15%) Cisco Certification
5 43 (8.41%) MCSE
6 39 (7.63%) CCNA
7 33 (6.46%) Security Cleared
8 31 (6.07%) SC Cleared
9 26 (5.09%) ISEB
9 26 (5.09%) MCP
10 18 (3.52%) CCNP
11 17 (3.33%) MCITP
12 16 (3.13%) NVQ Level 4
13 14 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
14 13 (2.54%) MOS
15 12 (2.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 11 (2.15%) MCSA
17 10 (1.96%) PhD
17 10 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 10 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (12.72%) SLA
2 34 (6.65%) QA
3 24 (4.70%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.39%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 56 (10.96%) Active Directory
2 32 (6.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (3.72%) Oracle RAC
4 17 (3.33%) Hyper-V
5 15 (2.94%) XenApp
6 14 (2.74%) NDS
7 6 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.78%) Firmware
8 4 (0.78%) vSphere
9 2 (0.39%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.39%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (0.39%) UAG
9 2 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.20%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.20%) XenServer
10 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.20%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.20%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 19 (3.72%) Data Guard
2 16 (3.13%) SCCM
3 4 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.59%) SCOM
4 3 (0.59%) Cacti
5 2 (0.39%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.39%) Nagios
5 2 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.20%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.20%) Zenoss
6 1 (0.20%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.20%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 112 (21.92%) Microsoft
2 55 (10.76%) Cisco
3 54 (10.57%) Oracle
4 45 (8.81%) VMware
5 23 (4.50%) HP
6 22 (4.31%) Citrix
7 16 (3.13%) Juniper
8 15 (2.94%) IBM
9 14 (2.74%) TIBCO
9 14 (2.74%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 13 (2.54%) EMC
11 12 (2.35%) Telerik
12 11 (2.15%) Avaya
13 9 (1.76%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 9 (1.76%) NetApp
13 9 (1.76%) Autodesk
13 9 (1.76%) Intel
13 9 (1.76%) Sun
14 6 (1.17%) Red Hat
14 6 (1.17%) TOWER Software
Kent
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £4000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Henderson Scott
Salary: From £22,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Accomplish Today Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum excellent employee benefit package
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Vodafone
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Vodafone
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £24,000 - £31,000 DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Salary: From £32,277 to £36,309 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £21000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Horsham, Sussex
yourrecruit IT Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Premier Engineering
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £27500 per annum + Pro Rata
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
IT Talent Solutions
Salary: Up to £28,000 per annum maybe slightly more for the right person
Posted: 2 days ago
Northamptonshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Imperative People
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + full bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £17000 - £18000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago