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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Rank 195 205 186
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -19
Permanent jobs citing HND 22 9 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.40% 0.17% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.44% 0.57% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 16 7 13
Average salary £30,000 £30,250 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.82% +0.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £25,000 £18,600
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £43,000 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £32,500 £30,500
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +6.55%
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
1524 1583 1366
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.49% 29.05% 27.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1275 1363 1124
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +7.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 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
Warwickshire +18 9 £40,000 - 1
Walsall -3 3 £36,000 -16.27%
Solihull - 3 £38,000 -
Birmingham -3 2 £30,000 -21.05% 1
Worcestershire -3 2 £20,000 -34.42% 1
Shropshire - 2 £21,250 - 1
Staffordshire -10 1 £22,000 -12.00%
HND
England

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 29 (70.73%) Degree
2 16 (39.02%) Telecoms
3 13 (31.71%) HNC
4 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
5 8 (19.51%) ITIL
5 8 (19.51%) 4G
6 7 (17.07%) Resource Management
6 7 (17.07%) SQL Server
7 6 (14.63%) C#
7 6 (14.63%) SQL
7 6 (14.63%) Windows
7 6 (14.63%) Finance
7 6 (14.63%) Project Management
7 6 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (12.20%) Security Cleared
8 5 (12.20%) Service Management
8 5 (12.20%) .NET
8 5 (12.20%) GPRS
8 5 (12.20%) LAN
8 5 (12.20%) Internet
8 5 (12.20%) Active Directory
9 4 (9.76%) WAN
9 4 (9.76%) TCP/IP
9 4 (9.76%) VPN
9 4 (9.76%) Dreamweaver
9 4 (9.76%) Adobe
9 4 (9.76%) RDBMS
9 4 (9.76%) OOD
9 4 (9.76%) Photoshop
9 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET

HND
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 (4.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Photoshop
1 4 (9.76%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (9.76%) InDesign
2 3 (7.32%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.44%) MicroStation
3 1 (2.44%) ProjectWise
3 1 (2.44%) CATIA
3 1 (2.44%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) Sage 50
1 1 (2.44%) Exchequer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.51%) 4G
2 5 (12.20%) GPRS
2 5 (12.20%) LAN
2 5 (12.20%) Internet
3 4 (9.76%) WAN
3 4 (9.76%) TCP/IP
3 4 (9.76%) VPN
3 4 (9.76%) TETRA
4 2 (4.88%) Broadband
5 1 (2.44%) Wireless
5 1 (2.44%) DNS
5 1 (2.44%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.07%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.76%) RDBMS
2 4 (9.76%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.88%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.44%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (2.44%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.44%) OLAP
4 1 (2.44%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (2.44%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (39.02%) Telecoms
2 6 (14.63%) Finance
3 4 (9.76%) Electronics
4 1 (2.44%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.44%) Automotive
4 1 (2.44%) Legal
4 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (14.63%) Analyst
2 5 (12.20%) Project Engineer
3 4 (9.76%) Graphic Designer
3 4 (9.76%) Developer
3 4 (9.76%) Configuration Manager
3 4 (9.76%) Designer
4 3 (7.32%) Senior Technical Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Senior Design Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Product Design Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Senior Architect
4 3 (7.32%) Technical Design Architect
4 3 (7.32%) Technical Design Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Verification Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Technical Architect
4 3 (7.32%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (7.32%) Technical Solutions Architect
4 3 (7.32%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 3 (7.32%) Design Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Technical Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Senior Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) .NET
2 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET
2 4 (9.76%) CSS
2 4 (9.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.76%) Management Information System
2 4 (9.76%) Graphic Design
2 4 (9.76%) Digital Media
3 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.88%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.44%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.63%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) Linux
2 2 (4.88%) Windows 7
2 2 (4.88%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.44%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.44%) Solaris
3 1 (2.44%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.51%) ITIL
2 7 (17.07%) Resource Management
3 6 (14.63%) Project Management
4 5 (12.20%) Service Management
5 4 (9.76%) OOD
5 4 (9.76%) OO
5 4 (9.76%) Software Engineering
5 4 (9.76%) Configuration Management
6 3 (7.32%) Test Strategy
6 3 (7.32%) Coaching
6 3 (7.32%) Time Management
6 3 (7.32%) Performance Management
6 3 (7.32%) Integration Testing
6 3 (7.32%) Software Testing
6 3 (7.32%) CAD
7 2 (4.88%) ETL
7 2 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (4.88%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (4.88%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.88%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.63%) C#
1 6 (14.63%) SQL
2 3 (7.32%) Bash Shell
2 3 (7.32%) Python
3 2 (4.88%) Java
3 2 (4.88%) PHP
3 2 (4.88%) T-SQL
3 2 (4.88%) C++
4 1 (2.44%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (70.73%) Degree
2 13 (31.71%) HNC
3 5 (12.20%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.88%) ISEB
5 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.44%) MCSE
5 1 (2.44%) MCSA
5 1 (2.44%) MCP
5 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) COBIT
1 1 (2.44%) BS7799
System Software
1 5 (12.20%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.44%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) SCCM
2 1 (2.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (2.44%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.76%) Adobe
3 2 (4.88%) Cognos
3 2 (4.88%) Business Objects
3 2 (4.88%) Oracle
4 1 (2.44%) Talend
4 1 (2.44%) Draytek
4 1 (2.44%) VMware
4 1 (2.44%) Netezza
4 1 (2.44%) Cisco
4 1 (2.44%) IBM
4 1 (2.44%) Sun
4 1 (2.44%) Sage
4 1 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.44%) Symantec
4 1 (2.44%) Autodesk
4 1 (2.44%) HP
4 1 (2.44%) Dell
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