The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 602 646 617
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -29
Permanent jobs citing HND 312 243 288
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.22% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.98% 0.82% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 210 169 236
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,500 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-6.15% -
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
31744 29671 33091
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.14% 27.29% 28.13%
Number of salaries quoted 24856 23856 28287
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +35 281 £32,500 - 64
South East +24 89 £30,500 -15.27% 12
South West +3 44 £42,645 +22.71% 13
London -80 42 £40,000 +28.00% 7
Berkshire +20 35 £30,000 +18.81%
Yorkshire -5 34 £28,625 +7.00% 8
East Midlands +13 27 £27,000 -10.18% 8
North West +15 20 £25,500 +6.33% 4
Scotland +1 19 £35,000 +15.70% 4
West Midlands +9 18 £37,500 +31.57% 3
Buckinghamshire +7 17 £18,000 -50.68% 2
West Yorkshire - 17 £35,000 - 1
Wiltshire +9 16 £45,750 +39.69%
Swindon - 15 £45,750 -
Milton Keynes - 15 £18,000 - 2
Reading +13 14 - -
Northamptonshire - 13 £27,000 - 2
Aberdeen +19 12 £52,500 +31.25%
South Yorkshire -9 12 £23,000 -23.33% 3
Bristol 0 11 £52,500 +31.25% 7
Hampshire -8 11 £40,000 +18.51% 5
Northampton - 11 £27,000 -
Gloucestershire +1 10 £21,500 -14.00% 3
Maidenhead - 10 - -
Leeds - 10 £35,500 -
Cheshire -3 9 - -
Sheffield -5 9 £23,000 -29.23% 1
East of England -17 9 £27,500 -15.38% 8
City of London -11 8 £37,500 +41.50% 3
East Sussex -19 8 £24,000 -26.15%

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 362 (57.46%) Degree
2 233 (36.98%) HNC
3 153 (24.29%) Windows
4 152 (24.13%) Microsoft
5 136 (21.59%) SQL
6 100 (15.87%) Telecoms
7 93 (14.76%) Linux
8 88 (13.97%) Finance
9 86 (13.65%) Project Management
10 83 (13.17%) XML
11 79 (12.54%) HTML
12 77 (12.22%) Computer Science
13 76 (12.06%) ITIL
14 73 (11.59%) SQL Server
15 71 (11.27%) Oracle
16 70 (11.11%) CSS
17 68 (10.79%) Electronics
18 67 (10.63%) Software Engineering
19 65 (10.32%) Service Delivery
20 64 (10.16%) Java
21 62 (9.84%) UNIX
22 61 (9.68%) Active Directory
23 59 (9.37%) Cisco
23 59 (9.37%) MS Excel
23 59 (9.37%) C#
24 58 (9.21%) .NET
25 57 (9.05%) VMware
25 57 (9.05%) Windows Server 2008
26 52 (8.25%) QA
26 52 (8.25%) jQuery

HND
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 19 (3.02%) MS Exchange
2 17 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 15 (2.38%) IIS
4 12 (1.90%) CMS
5 10 (1.59%) WebLogic
5 10 (1.59%) Apache
6 9 (1.43%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (0.95%) SAS
9 5 (0.79%) WordPress
10 4 (0.63%) Drupal
10 4 (0.63%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.48%) Commerce Server
12 2 (0.32%) nginx
12 2 (0.32%) Alfresco
12 2 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.16%) Oracle Spatial
13 1 (0.16%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 59 (9.37%) MS Excel
2 40 (6.35%) MS Project
3 37 (5.87%) MS Office
4 26 (4.13%) Photoshop
5 21 (3.33%) MS Visio
5 21 (3.33%) AutoCAD
6 16 (2.54%) MS PowerPoint
7 8 (1.27%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.48%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 3 (0.48%) InDesign
10 2 (0.32%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.16%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.16%) Swift 3D
11 1 (0.16%) MicroStation
11 1 (0.16%) ProjectWise
11 1 (0.16%) EPLAN
11 1 (0.16%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.16%) Maya
11 1 (0.16%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 11 (1.75%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.79%) Magento
5 4 (0.63%) Exchequer
5 4 (0.63%) Oracle CRM
5 4 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.32%) HFM
6 2 (0.32%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.32%) Remedy AR System
7 1 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.16%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.16%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.16%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.16%) SaaS
1 1 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (8.25%) Internet
2 27 (4.29%) LAN
3 25 (3.97%) Firewall
4 24 (3.81%) TCP/IP
5 23 (3.65%) VPN
5 23 (3.65%) WAN
6 22 (3.49%) SS7
6 22 (3.49%) GSM
6 22 (3.49%) VoIP
7 21 (3.33%) LTE
7 21 (3.33%) UMTS
8 19 (3.02%) 3G
9 18 (2.86%) 4G
10 17 (2.70%) SAN
11 15 (2.38%) Broadband
12 14 (2.22%) Ethernet
13 11 (1.75%) DEFINITY
13 11 (1.75%) OSPF
14 10 (1.59%) IPv6
14 10 (1.59%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (11.59%) SQL Server
2 31 (4.92%) Relational Database
3 29 (4.60%) MySQL
4 24 (3.81%) RDBMS
5 22 (3.49%) Oracle Database
6 15 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (2.22%) DB2
8 12 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
9 11 (1.75%) Crystal Reports
10 8 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.63%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 4 (0.63%) Hadoop
14 3 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (0.48%) MongoDB
14 3 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
14 3 (0.48%) OLAP
15 2 (0.32%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 21 (3.33%) Jenkins
1 21 (3.33%) Eclipse
2 18 (2.86%) Selenium
3 15 (2.38%) Visual Studio
4 11 (1.75%) Subversion
5 10 (1.59%) JUnit
6 9 (1.43%) Git (software)
6 9 (1.43%) Mockito
6 9 (1.43%) Gerrit
6 9 (1.43%) Maven
6 9 (1.43%) Ant
7 7 (1.11%) Hudson
7 7 (1.11%) Dreamweaver
8 6 (0.95%) Automake
8 6 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.79%) WebDriver
9 5 (0.79%) JMeter
10 4 (0.63%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (0.63%) TestPartner
10 4 (0.63%) JIRA
General
1 100 (15.87%) Telecoms
2 88 (13.97%) Finance
3 68 (10.79%) Electronics
4 31 (4.92%) Marketing
5 27 (4.29%) Manufacturing
6 26 (4.13%) Retail
7 18 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
8 16 (2.54%) Military
9 9 (1.43%) German Language
9 9 (1.43%) Law
10 8 (1.27%) Aerospace
10 8 (1.27%) Italian Language
10 8 (1.27%) French Language
10 8 (1.27%) Spanish Language
11 7 (1.11%) Advertising
12 6 (0.95%) Banking
13 3 (0.48%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.48%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.48%) Automotive
13 3 (0.48%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 105 (16.67%) Developer
2 71 (11.27%) Analyst
3 52 (8.25%) Design Engineer
4 39 (6.19%) Support Engineer
5 31 (4.92%) Support Analyst
6 28 (4.44%) Java Developer
7 24 (3.81%) Draughtsman
8 23 (3.65%) Tester
9 21 (3.33%) Network Engineer
9 21 (3.33%) Project Engineer
10 20 (3.17%) IT Support
11 19 (3.02%) Graduate
12 18 (2.86%) Web Developer
13 16 (2.54%) Administrator
13 16 (2.54%) Team Leader
14 15 (2.38%) Junior
15 14 (2.22%) Senior Developer
16 13 (2.06%) Consultant
16 13 (2.06%) Architect
17 12 (1.90%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (13.17%) XML
2 79 (12.54%) HTML
3 70 (11.11%) CSS
4 58 (9.21%) .NET
5 52 (8.25%) jQuery
6 41 (6.51%) ASP.NET
7 34 (5.40%) Web Services
8 26 (4.13%) HTML5
9 21 (3.33%) JSP
10 20 (3.17%) Spring
10 20 (3.17%) XHTML
10 20 (3.17%) XSLT
10 20 (3.17%) WCF
11 19 (3.02%) Hibernate
12 17 (2.70%) XSD
12 17 (2.70%) SOAP
13 16 (2.54%) Ajax
14 15 (2.38%) GWT
14 15 (2.38%) CSS3
14 15 (2.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 77 (12.22%) Computer Science
2 31 (4.92%) Management Information System
3 16 (2.54%) Thin Client
3 16 (2.54%) Replication
3 16 (2.54%) Fat Client
4 13 (2.06%) Smartphone
4 13 (2.06%) Chip and PIN
5 10 (1.59%) SCADA
6 9 (1.43%) Mathematics
7 8 (1.27%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.27%) Digital Media
7 8 (1.27%) CCTV
8 7 (1.11%) Video on Demand
8 7 (1.11%) Home Automation
8 7 (1.11%) Handset
8 7 (1.11%) Client/Server
9 6 (0.95%) Clustering
9 6 (0.95%) IVR
9 6 (0.95%) Open Source
10 5 (0.79%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 153 (24.29%) Windows
2 93 (14.76%) Linux
3 62 (9.84%) UNIX
4 57 (9.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (6.19%) Windows 7
6 28 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (4.13%) Windows XP
8 22 (3.49%) Windows 8
9 19 (3.02%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (1.59%) Android
11 9 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.95%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.63%) CentOS
13 4 (0.63%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.48%) Windows CE
14 3 (0.48%) AIX
15 2 (0.32%) Solaris
15 2 (0.32%) Tru64
15 2 (0.32%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (13.65%) Project Management
2 76 (12.06%) ITIL
3 67 (10.63%) Software Engineering
4 65 (10.32%) Service Delivery
5 51 (8.10%) Scrum
6 42 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
7 39 (6.19%) Change Management
8 38 (6.03%) Migration
9 33 (5.24%) Test Scripting
10 27 (4.29%) Continuous Improvement
11 26 (4.13%) Software Testing
11 26 (4.13%) Time Management
12 25 (3.97%) Workflow
13 23 (3.65%) Performance Tuning
13 23 (3.65%) Business Continuity
14 21 (3.33%) Product Marketing
15 20 (3.17%) Asset Management
16 19 (3.02%) Web Development
16 19 (3.02%) OO
16 19 (3.02%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 136 (21.59%) SQL
2 64 (10.16%) Java
3 59 (9.37%) C#
4 39 (6.19%) JavaScript
5 35 (5.56%) C
6 27 (4.29%) PHP
7 22 (3.49%) C++
7 22 (3.49%) VB
8 18 (2.86%) T-SQL
8 18 (2.86%) PowerShell
9 17 (2.70%) Perl
10 15 (2.38%) Python
10 15 (2.38%) VB.NET
11 14 (2.22%) PL/SQL
11 14 (2.22%) Bash Shell
12 9 (1.43%) XPath
13 7 (1.11%) R
14 6 (0.95%) VBScript
15 5 (0.79%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 362 (57.46%) Degree
2 233 (36.98%) HNC
3 38 (6.03%) Cisco Certification
3 38 (6.03%) ISEB
4 37 (5.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (3.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 25 (3.97%) MCP
6 23 (3.65%) Security Cleared
7 22 (3.49%) CCNA
8 20 (3.17%) MCSE
9 19 (3.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 17 (2.70%) PhD
11 16 (2.54%) Chartered Engineer
12 15 (2.38%) SC Cleared
13 14 (2.22%) CCNP
14 12 (1.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 11 (1.75%) MCITP
15 11 (1.75%) MCSA
16 9 (1.43%) MOS
16 9 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (8.25%) QA
2 25 (3.97%) SLA
3 15 (2.38%) ISO 9001
4 7 (1.11%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.16%) COBIT
6 1 (0.16%) BS7799
System Software
1 61 (9.68%) Active Directory
2 34 (5.40%) NDS
3 31 (4.92%) XenApp
3 31 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (3.97%) vSphere
4 25 (3.97%) Hyper-V
5 16 (2.54%) XenDesktop
6 14 (2.22%) XenServer
7 10 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.16%) Xen
10 1 (0.16%) Postfix
10 1 (0.16%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.16%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 24 (3.81%) SCCM
2 6 (0.95%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 6 (0.95%) WSUS
3 3 (0.48%) Plesk
3 3 (0.48%) NSN NetAct
4 2 (0.32%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.16%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.16%) Nagios
Vendors
1 152 (24.13%) Microsoft
2 71 (11.27%) Oracle
3 59 (9.37%) Cisco
4 57 (9.05%) VMware
5 43 (6.83%) Citrix
6 33 (5.24%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 28 (4.44%) TIBCO
8 25 (3.97%) SolidWorks
8 25 (3.97%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 22 (3.49%) HP
10 17 (2.70%) SAP
10 17 (2.70%) NetApp
10 17 (2.70%) Avaya
11 16 (2.54%) Red Hat
12 14 (2.22%) Juniper
13 13 (2.06%) Dell
14 12 (1.90%) Google
15 11 (1.75%) EMC
16 9 (1.43%) Adobe
17 8 (1.27%) IBM
Fife
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £31000 per annum + on call allowance
Posted: 14 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £32661 - £46465 per annum + 25 days hols + bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: To £16k per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
East Midlands
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: 17.5k + 2.5k Shift Allowance (DOE)
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bupa + Pension
Posted: 22 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 22 hours ago
Warwickshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Car + pension + Medical
Posted: 22 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Cobham
Salary: Excellent + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Dover, Kent
Proteus Europe
Salary: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Canterbury, Kent
University of Kent
Salary: From £25,759 to £29,836 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Simplified Recruitment
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Simplified Recruitment
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Simplified Recruitment
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30-35k
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Boeing
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Search Consultancy
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Northamptonshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £29000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: Salary £20,604 - £22,415 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago