The table below looks at the statistics for HND in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited HND over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 97 95 96
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Permanent jobs citing HND 5 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.36% 0.33% 0.079%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.35% 0.87% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 1
Average salary £40,000 £21,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+90.47% -47.50%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +11.11%
HND
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Qualifications Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
370 461 346
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 26.75% 37.91% 27.35%
Number of salaries quoted 316 381 300
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £34,400
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £24,150 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £53,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

HND
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing HND across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

HND Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

HND
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing HND across the Wales region.

HND Salary Trend in Wales

HND
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HND within the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
South Wales - 5 £40,000 -
HND
UK

HND
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Wales region 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 12 (92.31%) Degree
2 7 (53.85%) HNC
2 7 (53.85%) AutoCAD
3 5 (38.46%) PHP
3 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) Automated Testing
3 5 (38.46%) Software Testing
3 5 (38.46%) Web Design
3 5 (38.46%) Cucumber
3 5 (38.46%) Behat
3 5 (38.46%) Responsive Web Design
3 5 (38.46%) JIRA
3 5 (38.46%) QA
3 5 (38.46%) Selenium
3 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
3 5 (38.46%) RESTful
3 5 (38.46%) Scrum
3 5 (38.46%) ISEB
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
4 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
4 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing

HND
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Wales region 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.

Applications
1 7 (53.85%) AutoCAD
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) JIRA
1 5 (38.46%) Selenium
1 5 (38.46%) Cucumber
1 5 (38.46%) Behat
General
1 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Design Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Senior Tester
2 5 (38.46%) Tester
2 5 (38.46%) Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) QA Tester
2 5 (38.46%) QA Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Senior QA Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Senior QA Tester
2 5 (38.46%) Quality Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Senior Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Automated Tester
3 1 (7.69%) IT Support
3 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) RESTful
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Scrum
1 5 (38.46%) Web Design
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (38.46%) Automated Testing
1 5 (38.46%) Software Testing
1 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
1 5 (38.46%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) PHP
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (92.31%) Degree
2 7 (53.85%) HNC
3 5 (38.46%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory