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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 216 202 197
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -5
Permanent jobs citing HND 12 18 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.21% 0.33% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.81% 1.21% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 2 16 14
Average salary £31,750 £37,500 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.33% +31.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,150 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,350 £40,250 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
HND
England

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

Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1479 1485 1527
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.82% 27.18% 28.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1147 1183 1287
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £26,463
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,546 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.58% +1.36%

HND
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

HND Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

HND
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

HND Salary Trend in the West Midlands

HND
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing HND across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

HND Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

HND
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HND within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 July 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
Birmingham -9 6 - -
Coventry -7 2 £47,500 +31.94%
Wolverhampton - 2 £16,000 - 1
Walsall +5 1 - -
Warwickshire -23 1 - -
HND
England

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 15 (51.72%) HNC
2 14 (48.28%) SQL
2 14 (48.28%) Degree
3 11 (37.93%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (34.48%) MS Excel
5 9 (31.03%) Management Information System
5 9 (31.03%) Manufacturing
5 9 (31.03%) Time Management
6 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
7 7 (24.14%) .NET
8 6 (20.69%) ASP.NET
8 6 (20.69%) AutoCAD
8 6 (20.69%) Project Management
8 6 (20.69%) Software Engineering
8 6 (20.69%) Relational Database
9 5 (17.24%) Coaching
9 5 (17.24%) Data Structures
9 5 (17.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (17.24%) Workflow
9 5 (17.24%) VBA
9 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
9 5 (17.24%) MS Access
10 4 (13.79%) OO
10 4 (13.79%) OOD
10 4 (13.79%) RDBMS
10 4 (13.79%) C#
10 4 (13.79%) Java
10 4 (13.79%) Automotive
10 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (13.79%) Test Scripting

HND
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (34.48%) MS Excel
2 6 (20.69%) AutoCAD
3 3 (10.34%) MS Office
4 1 (3.45%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) LAN
1 2 (6.90%) WAN
1 2 (6.90%) Extranet
1 2 (6.90%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
2 6 (20.69%) Relational Database
3 5 (17.24%) MS Access
4 4 (13.79%) RDBMS
5 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) JUnit
1 2 (6.90%) Selenium
1 2 (6.90%) SoapUI
2 1 (3.45%) JIRA
General
1 9 (31.03%) Manufacturing
2 4 (13.79%) Automotive
3 2 (6.90%) Law
4 1 (3.45%) Finance
4 1 (3.45%) Aerospace
4 1 (3.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Software Developer
1 6 (20.69%) Developer
1 6 (20.69%) Design Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) Electrical Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) Analyst
2 3 (10.34%) Electrical Design Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) IT Support Technician
3 2 (6.90%) IT Support
3 2 (6.90%) Test Analyst
3 2 (6.90%) Systems Support
3 2 (6.90%) Support Technician
4 1 (3.45%) Programmer
4 1 (3.45%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Lead Systems Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (3.45%) Team Leader
4 1 (3.45%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Sales Executive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) .NET
2 6 (20.69%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.90%) XML
3 2 (6.90%) Flash
3 2 (6.90%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (37.93%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (31.03%) Management Information System
3 5 (17.24%) Data Structures
4 2 (6.90%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.45%) Mobile Games
5 1 (3.45%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
1 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) Time Management
2 6 (20.69%) Project Management
2 6 (20.69%) Software Engineering
3 5 (17.24%) Workflow
3 5 (17.24%) Coaching
4 4 (13.79%) Test Scripting
4 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (13.79%) OO
4 4 (13.79%) OOD
5 3 (10.34%) CAD
5 3 (10.34%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (10.34%) Waterfall
6 2 (6.90%) BDD
6 2 (6.90%) Test Strategy
6 2 (6.90%) Software Delivery
6 2 (6.90%) Test Management
6 2 (6.90%) V-Model
6 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
6 2 (6.90%) Software Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (48.28%) SQL
2 5 (17.24%) VBA
2 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
3 4 (13.79%) C#
3 4 (13.79%) Java
4 2 (6.90%) VB.NET
4 2 (6.90%) C++
5 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (51.72%) HNC
2 14 (48.28%) Degree
3 2 (6.90%) NVQ Level 4
3 2 (6.90%) ISEB
3 2 (6.90%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
1 3 (10.34%) Siemens
1 3 (10.34%) Allen-Bradley
2 2 (6.90%) VMware
3 1 (3.45%) Atlassian
3 1 (3.45%) Pega
3 1 (3.45%) Autodesk
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