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 5 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 210 200 199
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -1
Permanent jobs citing HND 15 17 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.26% 0.31% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.98% 1.12% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 2 16 9
Average salary £45,000 £37,750 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.20% +32.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £29,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £40,250 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £31,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
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
1533 1514 1591
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.23% 27.74% 28.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1208 1239 1363
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,809
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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
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 5 August 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 +1 8 - - 1
Wolverhampton - 3 £42,500 -
Coventry -9 2 £47,500 +31.94%
Walsall 0 1 - -
Warwickshire -15 1 - -
HND
England

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 14 (63.64%) Degree
2 13 (59.09%) HNC
3 9 (40.91%) Manufacturing
4 8 (36.36%) AutoCAD
5 7 (31.82%) SQL
6 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
6 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
7 5 (22.73%) Java
7 5 (22.73%) Oracle
7 5 (22.73%) Automotive
8 4 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
8 4 (18.18%) Flash
8 4 (18.18%) Siemens
8 4 (18.18%) C++
8 4 (18.18%) .NET
8 4 (18.18%) Allen-Bradley
9 3 (13.64%) Relational Database
9 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
9 3 (13.64%) Time Management
9 3 (13.64%) Games
9 3 (13.64%) Test Management
9 3 (13.64%) NVQ Level 4
9 3 (13.64%) JIRA
9 3 (13.64%) Atlassian
9 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
9 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
9 3 (13.64%) MS Excel

HND
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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.

Applications
1 8 (36.36%) AutoCAD
2 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
3 2 (9.09%) MS Project
4 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.64%) Relational Database
3 2 (9.09%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.55%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) JIRA
2 1 (4.55%) Selenium
2 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
2 1 (4.55%) JUnit
General
1 9 (40.91%) Manufacturing
2 5 (22.73%) Automotive
3 3 (13.64%) Games
4 1 (4.55%) Law
4 1 (4.55%) Finance
4 1 (4.55%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Design Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Electrical Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Electrical Design Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Software Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Test Team Leader
4 2 (9.09%) Team Leader
5 1 (4.55%) QA Test Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Lead Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Programmer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) .NET
1 4 (18.18%) Flash
2 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.55%) XML
3 1 (4.55%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.64%) Client/Server
2 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
3 2 (9.09%) Mobile Games
4 1 (4.55%) SCADA
4 1 (4.55%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
2 4 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
2 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
3 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
3 3 (13.64%) Test Management
3 3 (13.64%) Time Management
3 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
4 2 (9.09%) OO
4 2 (9.09%) OOD
4 2 (9.09%) CAD
4 2 (9.09%) Project Management
4 2 (9.09%) Change Management
5 1 (4.55%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) MVC
5 1 (4.55%) Workflow
5 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.55%) Six Sigma
5 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) SQL
2 5 (22.73%) Java
3 4 (18.18%) C++
4 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
5 2 (9.09%) C#
6 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (63.64%) Degree
2 13 (59.09%) HNC
3 4 (18.18%) ISTQB
4 3 (13.64%) NVQ Level 4
5 2 (9.09%) ISEB
5 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) ISO 9001
2 1 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (4.55%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle
2 4 (18.18%) Siemens
2 4 (18.18%) Allen-Bradley
3 3 (13.64%) Atlassian
4 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.55%) Autodesk
5 1 (4.55%) Pega
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