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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 600 641 568
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -73
Permanent jobs citing HND 318 224 345
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.21% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.03% 0.79% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 221 178 285
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £21,500 £21,875
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £32,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +3.17%

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
30907 28183 33366
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.05% 26.80% 28.80%
Number of salaries quoted 24116 23030 28078
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 £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +39 281 £32,500 +8.33% 94
South East +32 95 £35,000 +7.69% 26
London -40 45 £40,000 +19.42% 5
East Midlands +20 43 £27,000 -8.47% 4
Hampshire +15 36 £40,000 +14.28% 15
South West -1 32 £42,500 +25.00% 21
Scotland -9 26 £31,250 -3.84% 2
Northamptonshire -7 25 £27,000 -8.47% 2
Berkshire -5 24 £33,000 +24.52% 2
West Midlands -9 24 £30,000 - 8
Northampton - 22 £27,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire +13 21 £18,000 -44.61% 2
Milton Keynes +1 17 £18,000 -44.61% 1
North West -15 17 £24,750 +3.21% 20
Bristol -8 15 £42,500 +25.00% 4
Yorkshire -27 14 £28,625 +0.43% 6
Aberdeen +17 11 £52,500 +50.00%
East of England -15 11 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Reading -11 10 £22,000 -51.11% 1
Warwickshire +18 9 £40,000 - 1
Manchester -6 9 £20,000 -55.55% 12
Rugby - 9 £40,000 -
Wiltshire +3 8 £45,750 - 3
West Yorkshire - 8 £28,625 - 4
Lincolnshire - 8 £17,500 - 1
Swindon - 8 £45,750 - 2
Lincoln - 8 £17,500 -
Maidenhead -7 7 - -
Fife +5 6 £28,000 +9.80%
South Yorkshire -18 6 £22,750 -19.46%

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 372 (56.71%) Degree
2 260 (39.63%) HNC
3 155 (23.63%) Windows
3 155 (23.63%) Microsoft
4 127 (19.36%) SQL
5 113 (17.23%) Telecoms
6 109 (16.62%) Computer Science
7 96 (14.63%) ITIL
8 94 (14.33%) Linux
9 86 (13.11%) Project Management
9 86 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
10 81 (12.35%) Finance
11 75 (11.43%) Service Delivery
11 75 (11.43%) Software Engineering
12 74 (11.28%) XML
12 74 (11.28%) SQL Server
12 74 (11.28%) Cisco
13 69 (10.52%) Electronics
14 68 (10.37%) Java
15 67 (10.21%) UNIX
16 63 (9.60%) CSS
17 62 (9.45%) Agile Software Development
18 59 (8.99%) C#
18 59 (8.99%) HTML
19 58 (8.84%) C
19 58 (8.84%) Oracle
20 57 (8.69%) .NET
21 55 (8.38%) Change Management
22 53 (8.08%) MS Excel
23 51 (7.77%) MS Office

HND
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 22 (3.35%) MS Exchange
2 9 (1.37%) IIS
3 7 (1.07%) CMS
3 7 (1.07%) Apache
4 5 (0.76%) WebLogic
4 5 (0.76%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.61%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.46%) WordPress
7 2 (0.30%) SAS
7 2 (0.30%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.30%) Drupal
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Spatial
8 1 (0.15%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 53 (8.08%) MS Excel
2 51 (7.77%) MS Office
3 32 (4.88%) MS Project
4 24 (3.66%) Photoshop
5 21 (3.20%) AutoCAD
6 15 (2.29%) MS Visio
7 14 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
8 12 (1.83%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.91%) InDesign
10 3 (0.46%) CATIA
10 3 (0.46%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.15%) EPLAN
12 1 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.15%) Swift 3D
12 1 (0.15%) MicroStation
12 1 (0.15%) ProjectWise
12 1 (0.15%) CorelDRAW
12 1 (0.15%) Maya
12 1 (0.15%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 11 (1.68%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.61%) Exchequer
5 2 (0.30%) HFM
5 2 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.30%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.30%) Magento
5 2 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.30%) Remedy AR System
5 2 (0.30%) Cognos Controller
6 1 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.15%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.15%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (7.77%) Internet
2 39 (5.95%) TCP/IP
2 39 (5.95%) VPN
3 29 (4.42%) LAN
4 28 (4.27%) VoIP
5 25 (3.81%) UMTS
5 25 (3.81%) GSM
5 25 (3.81%) SS7
6 24 (3.66%) 4G
7 23 (3.51%) Firewall
8 21 (3.20%) WAN
8 21 (3.20%) Ethernet
9 20 (3.05%) LTE
9 20 (3.05%) 3G
10 18 (2.74%) OSPF
10 18 (2.74%) Broadband
11 17 (2.59%) BGP
11 17 (2.59%) SAN
12 16 (2.44%) DNS
13 14 (2.13%) DEFINITY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (11.28%) SQL Server
2 31 (4.73%) Crystal Reports
3 25 (3.81%) MySQL
4 22 (3.35%) Relational Database
5 20 (3.05%) RDBMS
6 12 (1.83%) Oracle Database
7 11 (1.68%) Oracle Reports
7 11 (1.68%) DB2
8 7 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.61%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.46%) QlikView
10 3 (0.46%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.46%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (0.30%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 16 (2.44%) Eclipse
2 13 (1.98%) Selenium
2 13 (1.98%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.37%) Dreamweaver
4 8 (1.22%) Subversion
5 7 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (1.07%) Hudson
5 7 (1.07%) Visual Studio
6 6 (0.91%) WebDriver
6 6 (0.91%) Automake
7 5 (0.76%) Git (software)
8 4 (0.61%) Ant
8 4 (0.61%) JUnit
8 4 (0.61%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (0.61%) Maven
8 4 (0.61%) LabVIEW
8 4 (0.61%) Gerrit
8 4 (0.61%) Mockito
8 4 (0.61%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (0.46%) QARun
General
1 113 (17.23%) Telecoms
2 81 (12.35%) Finance
3 69 (10.52%) Electronics
4 32 (4.88%) Manufacturing
5 31 (4.73%) Marketing
6 18 (2.74%) Pharmaceutical
6 18 (2.74%) Retail
7 17 (2.59%) Law
8 16 (2.44%) Military
9 14 (2.13%) Legal
10 13 (1.98%) Aerospace
11 9 (1.37%) German Language
12 8 (1.22%) Spanish Language
12 8 (1.22%) Italian Language
12 8 (1.22%) French Language
13 7 (1.07%) Advertising
14 5 (0.76%) Banking
15 4 (0.61%) Publishing
16 3 (0.46%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.46%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 96 (14.63%) Developer
2 86 (13.11%) Analyst
3 54 (8.23%) Design Engineer
4 44 (6.71%) Support Engineer
5 40 (6.10%) Support Analyst
6 30 (4.57%) Team Leader
7 29 (4.42%) Network Engineer
8 24 (3.66%) Service Desk Team Leader
9 23 (3.51%) Draughtsman
10 22 (3.35%) IT Support
11 21 (3.20%) Java Developer
11 21 (3.20%) Graduate
12 20 (3.05%) Web Developer
13 18 (2.74%) Tester
13 18 (2.74%) Project Engineer
14 17 (2.59%) Junior
15 16 (2.44%) Software Developer
15 16 (2.44%) Applications Developer
15 16 (2.44%) Test Engineer
16 13 (1.98%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (11.28%) XML
2 63 (9.60%) CSS
3 59 (8.99%) HTML
4 57 (8.69%) .NET
5 44 (6.71%) jQuery
6 41 (6.25%) ASP.NET
7 33 (5.03%) Web Services
8 25 (3.81%) HTML5
9 22 (3.35%) Ajax
10 20 (3.05%) WCF
10 20 (3.05%) SOAP
11 17 (2.59%) REST
11 17 (2.59%) XSD
12 16 (2.44%) Classic ASP
12 16 (2.44%) JSON
12 16 (2.44%) Google Maps API
13 15 (2.29%) GWT
13 15 (2.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 15 (2.29%) CSS3
14 14 (2.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 109 (16.62%) Computer Science
2 86 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (5.95%) Management Information System
4 16 (2.44%) Smartphone
5 11 (1.68%) Fat Client
5 11 (1.68%) Thin Client
6 10 (1.52%) Mathematics
6 10 (1.52%) SCADA
6 10 (1.52%) Digital Media
7 9 (1.37%) Chip and PIN
8 7 (1.07%) Home Automation
8 7 (1.07%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.07%) Video on Demand
9 6 (0.91%) Firmware
9 6 (0.91%) iDTV
9 6 (0.91%) BBC
9 6 (0.91%) Open Source
9 6 (0.91%) Graphic Design
9 6 (0.91%) Embedded Systems
10 5 (0.76%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 155 (23.63%) Windows
2 94 (14.33%) Linux
3 67 (10.21%) UNIX
4 39 (5.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (5.79%) Windows 7
6 23 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (3.35%) Windows 8
8 17 (2.59%) Windows XP
9 12 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (1.68%) Android
11 9 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.91%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.61%) Windows CE
14 3 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.46%) AIX
14 3 (0.46%) Solaris
15 2 (0.30%) Tru64
15 2 (0.30%) CentOS
15 2 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (14.63%) ITIL
2 86 (13.11%) Project Management
3 75 (11.43%) Service Delivery
3 75 (11.43%) Software Engineering
4 62 (9.45%) Agile Software Development
5 55 (8.38%) Change Management
6 49 (7.47%) Scrum
7 36 (5.49%) Continuous Improvement
8 31 (4.73%) Business Continuity
9 30 (4.57%) Test Scripting
10 28 (4.27%) Service Management
11 25 (3.81%) Product Marketing
12 24 (3.66%) Software Testing
13 22 (3.35%) Migration
13 22 (3.35%) Workflow
14 20 (3.05%) CAD
15 18 (2.74%) TDD
15 18 (2.74%) Time Management
16 17 (2.59%) Line Management
16 17 (2.59%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 127 (19.36%) SQL
2 68 (10.37%) Java
3 59 (8.99%) C#
4 58 (8.84%) C
5 38 (5.79%) C++
6 29 (4.42%) JavaScript
7 25 (3.81%) PHP
8 18 (2.74%) VB.NET
9 14 (2.13%) PL/SQL
9 14 (2.13%) Perl
9 14 (2.13%) Bash Shell
10 12 (1.83%) Python
11 11 (1.68%) T-SQL
11 11 (1.68%) VB
12 7 (1.07%) R
12 7 (1.07%) VBScript
13 6 (0.91%) PowerShell
14 4 (0.61%) XPath
15 3 (0.46%) Ruby
16 2 (0.30%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 372 (56.71%) Degree
2 260 (39.63%) HNC
3 50 (7.62%) Cisco Certification
4 48 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 38 (5.79%) MCP
6 36 (5.49%) Security Cleared
7 33 (5.03%) MCSE
8 30 (4.57%) ISEB
9 29 (4.42%) CCNA
10 24 (3.66%) SC Cleared
11 23 (3.51%) PhD
12 21 (3.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 20 (3.05%) CCNP
14 18 (2.74%) Chartered Engineer
15 17 (2.59%) MCITP
15 17 (2.59%) MCSA
16 16 (2.44%) MOS
17 12 (1.83%) Avaya Certification
18 11 (1.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 10 (1.52%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (6.10%) QA
2 37 (5.64%) SLA
3 30 (4.57%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.91%) ISO 9000
5 4 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.46%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.15%) COBIT
7 1 (0.15%) BS7799
System Software
1 47 (7.16%) Active Directory
2 41 (6.25%) NDS
3 24 (3.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (2.74%) Hyper-V
5 17 (2.59%) XenApp
6 12 (1.83%) XenDesktop
7 9 (1.37%) vSphere
7 9 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (1.22%) XenServer
9 2 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.15%) Postfix
10 1 (0.15%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.15%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.15%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 16 (2.44%) SCCM
2 2 (0.30%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (0.30%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.15%) WSUS
3 1 (0.15%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.15%) Nagios
Vendors
1 155 (23.63%) Microsoft
2 74 (11.28%) Cisco
3 58 (8.84%) Oracle
4 38 (5.79%) VMware
5 37 (5.64%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 31 (4.73%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 29 (4.42%) TIBCO
8 25 (3.81%) Citrix
9 20 (3.05%) SolidWorks
10 19 (2.90%) HP
10 19 (2.90%) Avaya
11 18 (2.74%) Google
12 15 (2.29%) Red Hat
13 13 (1.98%) Juniper
14 12 (1.83%) Adobe
15 11 (1.68%) EMC
16 9 (1.37%) Fortinet
16 9 (1.37%) Aruba
16 9 (1.37%) F5
17 8 (1.22%) Nokia
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Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Car + pension + Medical
Posted: 7 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Salary: £40000 per annum + pension, life ass, health
Posted: 11 hours ago
Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Spennymoor, County Durham
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £21k - 23k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Hamilton, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Pure Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £28000 to £34000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000-50,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000-50,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Isle of Wight
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £17,000 - £23,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum 3% Pension, 25 days holiday
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
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Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + 37.5 hour week, 25 days holiday
Posted: 3 days ago
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Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000+ Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
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Experis Ltd
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Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £17,000 - £22,000
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Hayes, Middlesex
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Salary: £48000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago