Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for HND qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Diploma (HND)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 904 939 799
Rank change year-on-year +35 -140 -3
Permanent jobs citing HND 264 265 505
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.15% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.65% 0.57% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 230 206 413
England median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.86% -6.67% +10.29%
10th Percentile £21,475 £20,000 £23,550
90th Percentile £46,000 £53,750 £57,500
UK median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.86% - -

HND is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 40430 46817 55921
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.95% 26.13% 27.33%
Number of salaries quoted 31312 37804 44917
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

HND
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing HND as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for HND in England

HND
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for HND in England

HND
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing HND in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for HND in England

HND
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HND within the England region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South West +45 68 £37,500 +7.14% 6
South East +25 62 £35,000 +22.81% 10
North of England -11 56 £31,500 -10.00% 4
Midlands +28 41 £36,000 +22.03% 6
North West -24 34 £31,000 -22.50% 3
West Midlands +21 30 £36,000 +20.00% 5
East of England +22 26 £35,000 -22.22% 5
Yorkshire +26 19 £35,000 +62.79% 1
London -16 13 £34,143 -17.73% 9
East Midlands +31 11 £40,000 +66.67% 1
North East +1 3 £20,000 -31.03%
HND
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing HND also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for HND.

1 174 (65.91%) Degree
2 97 (36.74%) Computer Science
3 73 (27.65%) HNC
3 73 (27.65%) Electronics
4 69 (26.14%) Software Engineering
5 61 (23.11%) Microsoft
6 60 (22.73%) C
7 59 (22.35%) C#
8 56 (21.21%) Windows
9 49 (18.56%) OO
10 47 (17.80%) C++
11 45 (17.05%) SQL Server
11 45 (17.05%) Manufacturing
12 44 (16.67%) JavaScript
13 39 (14.77%) SQL
14 38 (14.39%) Computer Science Degree
15 37 (14.02%) HTML
15 37 (14.02%) .NET
15 37 (14.02%) Microsoft Certification
16 34 (12.88%) Microsoft Office
17 32 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
17 32 (12.12%) GNVQ
18 30 (11.36%) CSS
19 29 (10.98%) Embedded C
20 28 (10.61%) ITIL
20 28 (10.61%) Telecoms
21 26 (9.85%) Java
22 25 (9.47%) Cisco
23 23 (8.71%) SLA
23 23 (8.71%) Firmware

HND
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (2.27%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.89%) IIS
2 5 (1.89%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.52%) CMS
4 3 (1.14%) Confluence
4 3 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (1.14%) SAS
4 3 (1.14%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.38%) Apache
5 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 34 (12.88%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (4.17%) SOLIDWORKS
3 10 (3.79%) AutoCAD
4 7 (2.65%) Photoshop
5 6 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
6 4 (1.52%) PTC Creo
7 3 (1.14%) Autodesk Inventor
7 3 (1.14%) FrameMaker
7 3 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (1.14%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 3 (1.14%) SPSS
8 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.76%) Solid Edge
8 2 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.38%) CATIA
9 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.38%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (1.52%) LabWindows
2 3 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.38%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.44%) Firewall
2 13 (4.92%) VoIP
3 10 (3.79%) TCP/IP
4 9 (3.41%) Wireless
5 8 (3.03%) LAN
5 8 (3.03%) MPLS
5 8 (3.03%) WAN
6 7 (2.65%) VPN
7 6 (2.27%) BGP
7 6 (2.27%) Bluetooth
7 6 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (2.27%) Internet
7 6 (2.27%) OSPF
8 5 (1.89%) DNS
8 5 (1.89%) DWDM
8 5 (1.89%) EIGRP
8 5 (1.89%) IPsec
8 5 (1.89%) SNMP
9 4 (1.52%) ICMP
9 4 (1.52%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (17.05%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.68%) MySQL
3 14 (5.30%) Relational Database
4 10 (3.79%) Big Data
5 8 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.52%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.76%) MariaDB
9 2 (0.76%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.76%) Power BI
9 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.38%) GIS
10 1 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.38%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 13 (4.92%) Visual Studio
2 10 (3.79%) JIRA
3 7 (2.65%) Rational DOORS
4 6 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.52%) Axure RP
5 4 (1.52%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.14%) Bugzilla
6 3 (1.14%) eggPlant
6 3 (1.14%) JIRA Agile
7 2 (0.76%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.76%) Subversion
7 2 (0.76%) Zephyr
8 1 (0.38%) C++Builder
8 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 73 (27.65%) Electronics
2 45 (17.05%) Manufacturing
3 28 (10.61%) Telecoms
4 20 (7.58%) Automotive
5 11 (4.17%) Finance
6 9 (3.41%) Advertising
7 7 (2.65%) Aerospace
7 7 (2.65%) Military
8 6 (2.27%) Marketing
9 3 (1.14%) Legal
9 3 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (1.14%) Retail
10 2 (0.76%) German Language
11 1 (0.38%) Back Office
11 1 (0.38%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 50 (18.94%) Developer
2 37 (14.02%) Software Engineer
3 32 (12.12%) Support Engineer
4 27 (10.23%) Software Developer
5 26 (9.85%) Embedded Engineer
6 24 (9.09%) Analyst
7 23 (8.71%) Junior
8 20 (7.58%) Applications Engineer
9 18 (6.82%) .NET Developer
9 18 (6.82%) Firmware Engineer
10 17 (6.44%) C# Developer
10 17 (6.44%) Design Engineer
10 17 (6.44%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
10 17 (6.44%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 17 (6.44%) Test Engineer
11 14 (5.30%) C# Software Developer
12 13 (4.92%) Electronics Engineer
12 13 (4.92%) IT Engineer
13 12 (4.55%) 1st Line Engineer
13 12 (4.55%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (14.02%) .NET
1 37 (14.02%) HTML
2 30 (11.36%) CSS
3 20 (7.58%) jQuery
4 16 (6.06%) Ajax
5 15 (5.68%) ASP.NET
6 11 (4.17%) HTML5
7 9 (3.41%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (3.03%) CSS3
8 8 (3.03%) Qt
8 8 (3.03%) XHTML
9 7 (2.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 7 (2.65%) XML
10 4 (1.52%) .NET Framework
10 4 (1.52%) WinForms
11 3 (1.14%) Web Services
11 3 (1.14%) XSL
12 2 (0.76%) ASP.NET Web API
12 2 (0.76%) JSON
13 1 (0.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 97 (36.74%) Computer Science
2 20 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.58%) Data Centre
3 17 (6.44%) Driving Licence
4 16 (6.06%) Embedded Systems
5 8 (3.03%) CAN bus
5 8 (3.03%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.89%) Kindle
6 5 (1.89%) User Experience
7 4 (1.52%) Optoelectronics
7 4 (1.52%) Robotics
8 3 (1.14%) CCTV
8 3 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (1.14%) Graphic Design
8 3 (1.14%) Life Science
8 3 (1.14%) Renewable Energy
9 2 (0.76%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.76%) Raspberry Pi
9 2 (0.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 56 (21.21%) Windows
2 22 (8.33%) Linux
3 15 (5.68%) Windows Server
4 9 (3.41%) Android
4 9 (3.41%) Apple iOS
4 9 (3.41%) Windows 8
5 8 (3.03%) Windows XP
6 7 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (2.27%) Unix
7 6 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.89%) CentOS
9 4 (1.52%) Mac OS
9 4 (1.52%) Ubuntu
9 4 (1.52%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.14%) Debian
11 1 (0.38%) Fedora
11 1 (0.38%) Solaris
11 1 (0.38%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (26.14%) Software Engineering
2 49 (18.56%) OO
3 32 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (10.61%) ITIL
5 21 (7.95%) SDLC
6 19 (7.20%) MVC
7 17 (6.44%) OOP
7 17 (6.44%) Test Automation
8 14 (5.30%) CAD
9 13 (4.92%) Web Development
10 12 (4.55%) People Management
11 10 (3.79%) Embedded Software Development
11 10 (3.79%) Project Management
11 10 (3.79%) Strategic Thinking
12 9 (3.41%) Mathematics
12 9 (3.41%) Presales
13 8 (3.03%) CRM
14 7 (2.65%) Incident Management
14 7 (2.65%) Regression Testing
14 7 (2.65%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 60 (22.73%) C
2 59 (22.35%) C#
3 47 (17.80%) C++
4 44 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 39 (14.77%) SQL
6 29 (10.98%) Embedded C
7 26 (9.85%) Java
8 15 (5.68%) Python
8 15 (5.68%) T-SQL
9 13 (4.92%) PL/SQL
10 11 (4.17%) VB.NET
11 10 (3.79%) PHP
12 9 (3.41%) Embedded C++
12 9 (3.41%) VB
13 6 (2.27%) MATLAB
14 4 (1.52%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.52%) R
15 3 (1.14%) Perl
16 2 (0.76%) Ruby
17 1 (0.38%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 174 (65.91%) Degree
2 73 (27.65%) HNC
3 38 (14.39%) Computer Science Degree
4 37 (14.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 32 (12.12%) GNVQ
6 20 (7.58%) MCSE
7 19 (7.20%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (6.82%) Security Cleared
9 17 (6.44%) A+ Certification
10 16 (6.06%) CCNA
10 16 (6.06%) SC Cleared
11 11 (4.17%) MCSA
12 9 (3.41%) CCNP
13 8 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
14 7 (2.65%) CCIE
14 7 (2.65%) MCP
15 5 (1.89%) JNCIA
16 4 (1.52%) JNCIP
16 4 (1.52%) JNCIS
16 4 (1.52%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (8.71%) SLA
2 4 (1.52%) Def Stans
2 4 (1.52%) QA
3 3 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.38%) DO-254
4 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (8.71%) Firmware
2 22 (8.33%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (1.52%) XenApp
6 3 (1.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (0.76%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (1.14%) DameWare
1 3 (1.14%) Perfmon
2 1 (0.38%) cPanel
2 1 (0.38%) Plesk
Vendors
1 61 (23.11%) Microsoft
2 25 (9.47%) Cisco
3 23 (8.71%) Freescale
4 11 (4.17%) Oracle
5 9 (3.41%) VMware
6 7 (2.65%) HP
6 7 (2.65%) Juniper
7 6 (2.27%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.89%) Arista
8 5 (1.89%) Extreme Networks
8 5 (1.89%) Siemens
9 4 (1.52%) Allen-Bradley
9 4 (1.52%) Citrix
9 4 (1.52%) F5
10 3 (1.14%) Adobe
10 3 (1.14%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.76%) Aruba
11 2 (0.76%) Avaya
11 2 (0.76%) EMC
11 2 (0.76%) Palo Alto