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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 600 616 647
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +31
Permanent jobs citing HND 320 303 231
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.27% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.08% 0.98% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 260 201 186
Average salary £36,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £21,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £49,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £31,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%

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
29721 30793 28509
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.24% 27.00% 27.02%
Number of salaries quoted 24107 23920 23183
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £43,700
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +1.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +18 274 £39,000 +20.00% 60
East of England +38 51 £40,500 +22.72% 12
South East -25 47 £39,250 +18.93% 9
Scotland +20 39 £23,000 -39.07% 2
London -4 38 £45,000 +12.50% 7
East Midlands -13 30 £33,500 +24.07% 2
South West -18 30 £32,000 -28.88% 18
Yorkshire +21 29 £29,125 +1.74% 3
North West +12 29 £37,500 +20.00% 8
Edinburgh +19 24 £20,000 -38.93%
West Yorkshire +22 22 £29,125 +1.74% 3
West Midlands -7 20 £40,000 +21.21% 1
Hampshire +12 18 £38,500 -3.75%
Glasgow +14 17 £30,500 -12.85%
Hertfordshire +12 17 £55,000 +12.24% 2
Northampton 0 17 £33,500 +24.07% 1
Northamptonshire -7 17 £33,500 +24.07% 2
Suffolk +15 15 £32,500 -2.98%
Manchester - 15 £40,000 - 7
Ipswich +8 14 £35,000 +4.47%
Cambridgeshire +27 13 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Gloucestershire -2 11 £42,500 +97.67% 4
Cambridge +23 10 £41,250 +25.00%
Cheshire -2 10 £27,250 -
Rickmansworth - 10 £55,000 -
Salford - 9 £40,000 -
Elland - 9 £29,125 - 1
City of London +38 8 £42,500 +41.66% 1
Birmingham +5 8 - -
Surrey +9 7 £35,000 - 2

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 391 (68.96%) Degree
2 177 (31.22%) HNC
3 132 (23.28%) SQL
4 130 (22.93%) Microsoft
5 115 (20.28%) ITIL
6 109 (19.22%) Windows
7 100 (17.64%) SQL Server
8 98 (17.28%) Finance
9 88 (15.52%) .NET
10 85 (14.99%) MS Excel
11 83 (14.64%) Agile Software Development
12 82 (14.46%) Analytical Skills
13 79 (13.93%) SLA
14 77 (13.58%) C#
15 75 (13.23%) Cisco Certification
16 73 (12.87%) Oracle
17 71 (12.52%) Microsoft Certification
17 71 (12.52%) Cisco
18 68 (11.99%) Linux
19 67 (11.82%) JavaScript
20 64 (11.29%) HTML
21 61 (10.76%) Project Management
22 59 (10.41%) CSS
23 56 (9.88%) Java
23 56 (9.88%) UNIX
23 56 (9.88%) Active Directory
23 56 (9.88%) Service Delivery
24 54 (9.52%) VMware
25 51 (8.99%) MVC
26 47 (8.29%) Computer Science

HND
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 28 (4.94%) MS Exchange
2 14 (2.47%) Oracle Coherence
2 14 (2.47%) SharePoint
3 12 (2.12%) CMS
4 11 (1.94%) Tomcat
5 10 (1.76%) Sitecore CMS
6 9 (1.59%) Apache
7 7 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
7 7 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (1.23%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.71%) IIS
8 4 (0.71%) IBM Notes
8 4 (0.71%) Lotus Domino
8 4 (0.71%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.35%) WordPress
9 2 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.18%) SAS
Applications
1 85 (14.99%) MS Excel
2 40 (7.05%) MS Office
3 29 (5.11%) MS Visio
4 28 (4.94%) AutoCAD
5 21 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
6 19 (3.35%) SOLIDWORKS
7 11 (1.94%) MS Project
8 8 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
9 7 (1.23%) Solid Edge
10 5 (0.88%) Photoshop
11 3 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.53%) 3ds Max
12 2 (0.35%) PTC Creo
12 2 (0.35%) Revit
12 2 (0.35%) Windchill
12 2 (0.35%) Pro/ENGINEER
12 2 (0.35%) Maya
13 1 (0.18%) CorelDRAW
13 1 (0.18%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.18%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 4 (0.71%) Primavera
1 4 (0.71%) Teamcenter
2 3 (0.53%) Magento
2 3 (0.53%) SAP PS
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.18%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.12%) Office 365
2 3 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (7.05%) SAN
2 39 (6.88%) LAN
3 36 (6.35%) WAN
4 33 (5.82%) TCP/IP
5 24 (4.23%) Network Security
6 23 (4.06%) Firewall
7 22 (3.88%) VoIP
8 16 (2.82%) DNS
9 15 (2.65%) Wireless
10 11 (1.94%) NAS
10 11 (1.94%) VPN
11 10 (1.76%) Internet
12 9 (1.59%) DEFINITY
13 8 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (1.41%) FTP
14 7 (1.23%) HTTP
14 7 (1.23%) iSCSI
15 6 (1.06%) LDAP
16 4 (0.71%) DHCP
16 4 (0.71%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (17.64%) SQL Server
2 42 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 36 (6.35%) Oracle Database
4 21 (3.70%) MySQL
5 19 (3.35%) Crystal Reports
5 19 (3.35%) Oracle Reports
5 19 (3.35%) Relational Database
6 17 (3.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (2.65%) SQL Server 2005
8 13 (2.29%) Oracle Database 11g
9 11 (1.94%) SQL Server 2000
10 10 (1.76%) MongoDB
10 10 (1.76%) NoSQL
10 10 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (1.23%) RDBMS
12 6 (1.06%) MS Access
13 4 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.53%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 26 (4.59%) JIRA
2 24 (4.23%) Selenium
3 18 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (2.65%) Visual Studio
5 11 (1.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 10 (1.76%) Cucumber
6 10 (1.76%) Behat
7 9 (1.59%) Eclipse
8 8 (1.41%) WatiN
9 6 (1.06%) Git (software)
10 5 (0.88%) Rational Application Developer
11 3 (0.53%) Rational DOORS
11 3 (0.53%) Moq
11 3 (0.53%) LabVIEW
12 2 (0.35%) JUnit
12 2 (0.35%) Subversion
12 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 1 (0.18%) NetBeans
13 1 (0.18%) JDeveloper
13 1 (0.18%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 98 (17.28%) Finance
2 43 (7.58%) Telecoms
3 37 (6.53%) Manufacturing
4 29 (5.11%) Electronics
5 24 (4.23%) Legal
6 20 (3.53%) Law
7 15 (2.65%) Banking
8 14 (2.47%) Marketing
9 11 (1.94%) Retail
9 11 (1.94%) Aerospace
9 11 (1.94%) Automotive
10 9 (1.59%) Back Office
10 9 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
10 9 (1.59%) Games
11 4 (0.71%) Advertising
12 3 (0.53%) Military
13 1 (0.18%) Publishing
13 1 (0.18%) Billing
13 1 (0.18%) Avionics
13 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 85 (14.99%) Analyst
2 78 (13.76%) Developer
3 48 (8.47%) Design Engineer
4 41 (7.23%) Support Analyst
4 41 (7.23%) Architect
5 39 (6.88%) Team Leader
6 25 (4.41%) .NET Developer
7 22 (3.88%) Web Developer
8 20 (3.53%) Senior Developer
8 20 (3.53%) Service Desk Team Leader
9 19 (3.35%) Mechanical Engineer
9 19 (3.35%) C# Developer
10 18 (3.17%) DBA
10 18 (3.17%) Software Developer
10 18 (3.17%) C# .NET Developer
11 17 (3.00%) Mechanical Design Engineer
11 17 (3.00%) Project Manager
11 17 (3.00%) Network Architect
12 16 (2.82%) Tester
12 16 (2.82%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (15.52%) .NET
2 64 (11.29%) HTML
3 59 (10.41%) CSS
4 47 (8.29%) ASP.NET
5 38 (6.70%) XML
6 32 (5.64%) ASP.NET MVC
7 31 (5.47%) jQuery
8 28 (4.94%) .NET Framework
8 28 (4.94%) Entity Framework
9 25 (4.41%) HTML5
10 23 (4.06%) CSS3
11 22 (3.88%) Ajax
12 20 (3.53%) LINQ
13 18 (3.17%) JDBC
14 17 (3.00%) Web Services
14 17 (3.00%) WPF
15 13 (2.29%) NHibernate
16 12 (2.12%) REST
17 11 (1.94%) SOAP
18 10 (1.76%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 82 (14.46%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (8.29%) Computer Science
3 29 (5.11%) Management Information System
4 27 (4.76%) Mathematics
5 22 (3.88%) EPoS
6 20 (3.53%) Data Centre
7 19 (3.35%) Replication
8 15 (2.65%) Private Cloud
9 14 (2.47%) Thin Client
9 14 (2.47%) Fat Client
10 12 (2.12%) User Experience
11 10 (1.76%) Derivative
12 8 (1.41%) Blackberry
12 8 (1.41%) Physics
13 7 (1.23%) Statistics
14 6 (1.06%) Clustering
14 6 (1.06%) Client/Server
15 5 (0.88%) NHS
15 5 (0.88%) GIS
15 5 (0.88%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 109 (19.22%) Windows
2 68 (11.99%) Linux
3 56 (9.88%) UNIX
4 35 (6.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (4.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (4.23%) Windows 7
7 15 (2.65%) Windows XP
8 12 (2.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (1.76%) Windows 8
10 7 (1.23%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.88%) AIX
12 4 (0.71%) Solaris
12 4 (0.71%) Windows CE
12 4 (0.71%) Android
13 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.35%) SUSE
13 2 (0.35%) Debian
13 2 (0.35%) Fedora
13 2 (0.35%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.35%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (20.28%) ITIL
2 83 (14.64%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (10.76%) Project Management
4 56 (9.88%) Service Delivery
5 51 (8.99%) MVC
6 44 (7.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 38 (6.70%) Software Engineering
8 34 (6.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 33 (5.82%) Scrum
9 33 (5.82%) Service Management
10 31 (5.47%) High Availability
10 31 (5.47%) User Acceptance Testing
10 31 (5.47%) SDLC
11 30 (5.29%) OO
12 29 (5.11%) Continuous Integration
13 27 (4.76%) Business Continuity
14 26 (4.59%) CAD
15 25 (4.41%) Software Testing
16 24 (4.23%) Automated Testing
16 24 (4.23%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 132 (23.28%) SQL
2 77 (13.58%) C#
3 67 (11.82%) JavaScript
4 56 (9.88%) Java
5 28 (4.94%) C
6 24 (4.23%) VB.NET
7 23 (4.06%) PL/SQL
8 19 (3.35%) PHP
9 15 (2.65%) C++
10 12 (2.12%) PowerShell
11 10 (1.76%) T-SQL
12 8 (1.41%) VB
13 7 (1.23%) Python
13 7 (1.23%) Perl
14 5 (0.88%) Objective-C
14 5 (0.88%) Apple Swift
15 4 (0.71%) Ruby
16 3 (0.53%) PHP5
16 3 (0.53%) Embedded C
16 3 (0.53%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 391 (68.96%) Degree
2 177 (31.22%) HNC
3 75 (13.23%) Cisco Certification
4 71 (12.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 46 (8.11%) Security Cleared
6 43 (7.58%) MCSE
7 41 (7.23%) CCNA
8 38 (6.70%) SC Cleared
9 31 (5.47%) MCP
9 31 (5.47%) MOS
10 30 (5.29%) CCNP
11 25 (4.41%) ISEB
12 16 (2.82%) CCDP
13 15 (2.65%) VTSP
14 14 (2.47%) NVQ Level 4
15 13 (2.29%) MCITP
16 11 (1.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 11 (1.94%) MCAD
16 11 (1.94%) MCSA
17 10 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (13.93%) SLA
2 39 (6.88%) QA
3 30 (5.29%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.53%) WAI
4 3 (0.53%) Section 508
5 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.18%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.18%) ARP4761
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 56 (9.88%) Active Directory
2 44 (7.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (4.06%) Hyper-V
4 15 (2.65%) Oracle RAC
5 10 (1.76%) XenApp
6 8 (1.41%) Samba
7 7 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (0.88%) vSphere
9 4 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.71%) VMware ESX
9 4 (0.71%) NFS
10 2 (0.35%) Firmware
10 2 (0.35%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.35%) KVM
10 2 (0.35%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.35%) UAG
11 1 (0.18%) XenServer
11 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.18%) NDS
11 1 (0.18%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 23 (4.06%) SCCM
2 15 (2.65%) Data Guard
3 4 (0.71%) Nagios
4 3 (0.53%) SCOM
4 3 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.35%) Opsview
5 2 (0.35%) cPanel
5 2 (0.35%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.35%) Cacti
6 1 (0.18%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.18%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 130 (22.93%) Microsoft
2 73 (12.87%) Oracle
3 71 (12.52%) Cisco
4 54 (9.52%) VMware
5 34 (6.00%) Juniper
6 32 (5.64%) IBM
7 26 (4.59%) HP
8 20 (3.53%) Citrix
9 19 (3.35%) EMC
9 19 (3.35%) Intel
10 17 (3.00%) Sun
11 16 (2.82%) Siemens
11 16 (2.82%) F5
12 15 (2.65%) Allen-Bradley
13 14 (2.47%) NetApp
14 13 (2.29%) Telerik
15 11 (1.94%) Avaya
16 10 (1.76%) SAP
16 10 (1.76%) Sitecore
17 8 (1.41%) Autodesk
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: 4 hours ago
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
The Resourcing Hub
Salary: From £48,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: From £25,389.38 to £27,424.57 per annum (Subject to Evaluation)
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Elland, West Yorkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £36000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + Car Allowance, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Ongar, Essex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 24,000 to 28,000
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Up tp £33,000 DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford-On-Avon, Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + £10k / profit share bonus!
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension , Medical , Holiday
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
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Salary: £23,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum
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UK
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Salary: Competitive
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
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Salary: £21000 - £31000 per annum
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
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Salary: £40000 - £53000 per annum + Pension
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