Period
to 28 November 2021

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 28 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Diploma (HND)
UK > England
6 months to
28 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 692 641 783
Rank change year-on-year -51 +142 +137
Permanent jobs citing HND 310 60 270
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.12% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.30% 0.58% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 157 38 175
10th Percentile " £28,750 £22,500
25th Percentile £32,500 £38,750 £27,648
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £45,000 £37,662
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +19.49% +7.60%
75th Percentile £49,500 £50,588 £45,250
90th Percentile £56,398 £61,375 £50,000
UK median annual salary £41,860 £45,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year -6.98% +23.29% +4.29%

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 23,774 10,375 28,391
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.26% 20.97% 22.70%
Number of salaries quoted 13,731 8,135 21,567
10th Percentile £30,985 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £40,500 £41,250 £36,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £82,700
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

HND
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for HND in England

HND
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing HND in England.

Salary trend for HND in England

HND
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing HND in England over the 6 months to 28 November 2021.

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 28 November 2021. 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 East -60 103 £45,000 +12.50% 27
London -189 64 £50,000 -13.04% 13
Midlands -58 54 £37,500 -25.24% 32
East Midlands -26 38 £42,500 -5.56% 7
North of England -80 38 £42,500 +8.97% 32
North East +4 36 £42,500 +13.33% 6
South West -68 24 £40,000 -11.11% 11
West Midlands -83 16 £34,000 -33.59% 25
East of England - 11 £27,500 - 15
Yorkshire -100 1 - - 9
North West -105 1 - - 17
HND
UK

For the 6 months to 28 November 2021, IT jobs citing HND also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for HND.

1 249 (80.32%) Degree
2 165 (53.23%) Computer Science
2 165 (53.23%) Software Engineering
3 162 (52.26%) HNC
4 110 (35.48%) Social Skills
5 97 (31.29%) DevOps
6 95 (30.65%) SQL Server
7 94 (30.32%) Microsoft
7 94 (30.32%) Unit Testing
8 90 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
9 84 (27.10%) Windows
10 81 (26.13%) C
11 80 (25.81%) Marketing
11 80 (25.81%) Self-Motivation
12 78 (25.16%) Problem-Solving
13 70 (22.58%) Algorithms
13 70 (22.58%) Java
13 70 (22.58%) Microsoft Office
14 68 (21.94%) XML
15 67 (21.61%) Windows Server
16 65 (20.97%) Risk Management
17 64 (20.65%) Data Structures
18 63 (20.32%) API Design
18 63 (20.32%) Complexity Analysis
18 63 (20.32%) Site Reliability Engineering
18 63 (20.32%) DevSecOps
18 63 (20.32%) Full Stack Development
19 61 (19.68%) Continuous Improvement
20 60 (19.35%) Security Cleared
21 54 (17.42%) QA

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 5 (1.61%) Tomcat
2 3 (0.97%) Confluence
2 3 (0.97%) MS Exchange
2 3 (0.97%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.65%) SAS
3 2 (0.65%) WinCC
Applications
1 70 (22.58%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (4.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.29%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 43 (13.87%) Azure
2 17 (5.48%) OpenShift
3 13 (4.19%) Microsoft 365
4 11 (3.55%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (1.61%) AWS
6 3 (0.97%) Boomi
6 3 (0.97%) SaaS
6 3 (0.97%) ServiceMax
7 2 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.65%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.48%) DNS
2 14 (4.52%) Profibus
3 8 (2.58%) DHCP
4 5 (1.61%) Ethernet
4 5 (1.61%) Firewall
4 5 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (1.29%) Broadband
5 4 (1.29%) Internet
6 3 (0.97%) Network Security
6 3 (0.97%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.97%) VPN
6 3 (0.97%) WAN
7 2 (0.65%) MPLS
7 2 (0.65%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (0.65%) VoIP
7 2 (0.65%) Wireless
8 1 (0.32%) HTTP
8 1 (0.32%) VLAN
8 1 (0.32%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (30.65%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.26%) EDMS
2 7 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (1.94%) MongoDB
3 6 (1.94%) MySQL
3 6 (1.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (1.61%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.29%) GIS
5 4 (1.29%) Metadata
6 3 (0.97%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2019
8 1 (0.32%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.32%) Geospatial Data
8 1 (0.32%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.32%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 12 (3.87%) JIRA
2 4 (1.29%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.97%) Bitbucket
3 3 (0.97%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.32%) CodeWarrior
4 1 (0.32%) Selenium
4 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 110 (35.48%) Social Skills
2 80 (25.81%) Marketing
3 22 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (5.81%) Telecoms
5 16 (5.16%) Finance
6 12 (3.87%) Aerospace
7 11 (3.55%) Manufacturing
8 10 (3.23%) Public Sector
9 9 (2.90%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 9 (2.90%) Influencing Skills
10 7 (2.26%) Legal
11 6 (1.94%) Multimedia
11 6 (1.94%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (1.29%) Back Office
12 4 (1.29%) Fire and Rescue
12 4 (1.29%) Military
12 4 (1.29%) Police
13 3 (0.97%) Automotive
13 3 (0.97%) Banking
14 2 (0.65%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 83 (26.77%) Software Engineer
2 63 (20.32%) Analyst
2 63 (20.32%) Senior Software Engineer
3 49 (15.81%) Systems Engineer
4 47 (15.16%) Customer Analyst
4 47 (15.16%) Systems Analyst
5 40 (12.90%) Developer
6 32 (10.32%) Junior
7 30 (9.68%) Junior Analyst
7 30 (9.68%) Junior Systems Analyst
8 20 (6.45%) Control Systems Engineer
8 20 (6.45%) Support Engineer
9 18 (5.81%) Java Developer
10 17 (5.48%) .NET Developer
11 15 (4.84%) PHP Developer
12 11 (3.55%) IT Support
13 8 (2.58%) Senior Systems Engineer
14 7 (2.26%) IT Engineer
14 7 (2.26%) Principal Engineer
14 7 (2.26%) Principal Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (21.94%) XML
2 52 (16.77%) .NET
3 47 (15.16%) XSLT
4 46 (14.84%) Velocity
5 36 (11.61%) AngularJS
6 20 (6.45%) Angular 2
6 20 (6.45%) Spring
7 18 (5.81%) ASP.NET
8 17 (5.48%) .NET Core
8 17 (5.48%) .NET Framework
8 17 (5.48%) ASP.NET Core
8 17 (5.48%) WCF
9 16 (5.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 15 (4.84%) Kendo UI
10 15 (4.84%) NgRx
10 15 (4.84%) Spring Boot
11 8 (2.58%) HTML
11 8 (2.58%) RESTful
12 7 (2.26%) JSON
13 5 (1.61%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 80 (25.81%) Self-Motivation
2 70 (22.58%) Algorithms
3 64 (20.65%) Data Structures
4 40 (12.90%) Management Information System
5 32 (10.32%) SCADA
6 11 (3.55%) Data Centre
7 7 (2.26%) NHS
8 4 (1.29%) Replication
8 4 (1.29%) Social Media
9 3 (0.97%) Biotechnology
10 2 (0.65%) CMDB
10 2 (0.65%) FMCG
10 2 (0.65%) PKI
10 2 (0.65%) Taxonomies
11 1 (0.32%) Analogue Electronics
11 1 (0.32%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.32%) EPoS
11 1 (0.32%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.32%) Reference Data
11 1 (0.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 84 (27.10%) Windows
2 67 (21.61%) Windows Server
3 12 (3.87%) Linux
4 9 (2.90%) Unix
5 3 (0.97%) Windows 10
5 3 (0.97%) Windows Server 2019
6 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.32%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (53.23%) Computer Science
1 165 (53.23%) Software Engineering
2 97 (31.29%) DevOps
3 94 (30.32%) Unit Testing
4 90 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
5 78 (25.16%) Problem-Solving
6 65 (20.97%) Risk Management
7 63 (20.32%) API Design
7 63 (20.32%) Complexity Analysis
7 63 (20.32%) DevSecOps
7 63 (20.32%) Full Stack Development
7 63 (20.32%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 61 (19.68%) Continuous Improvement
9 50 (16.13%) Systems Engineering
10 48 (15.48%) OO
11 47 (15.16%) OOP
11 47 (15.16%) Systems Analysis
12 46 (14.84%) Stakeholder Management
13 33 (10.65%) Quality Management
14 32 (10.32%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 81 (26.13%) C
2 70 (22.58%) Java
3 54 (17.42%) Python
4 53 (17.10%) SQL
5 47 (15.16%) C++
6 46 (14.84%) Go
7 41 (13.23%) C#
8 32 (10.32%) T-SQL
9 25 (8.06%) JavaScript
10 15 (4.84%) PHP
11 6 (1.94%) PowerShell
11 6 (1.94%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.29%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 249 (80.32%) Degree
2 162 (52.26%) HNC
3 60 (19.35%) Security Cleared
4 25 (8.06%) SC Cleared
5 14 (4.52%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (2.58%) MCSA
6 8 (2.58%) MCSE
6 8 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (2.26%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.61%) PhD
9 4 (1.29%) Chartered Engineer
10 3 (0.97%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.65%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.65%) CCA
11 2 (0.65%) CESG Certified Professional
11 2 (0.65%) CISSP
11 2 (0.65%) CREST Certified
11 2 (0.65%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.32%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (17.42%) QA
2 5 (1.61%) ISO 9001
2 5 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.61%) NIST
3 4 (1.29%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (0.97%) GDPR
4 3 (0.97%) IEC 61508
4 3 (0.97%) NEBOSH
4 3 (0.97%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.65%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.65%) GLP
5 2 (0.65%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.65%) NCSC
5 2 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.32%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.32%) IASME
6 1 (0.32%) PMO
6 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (5.48%) Docker
2 12 (3.87%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.97%) Firmware
3 3 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.97%) VMware NSX
4 2 (0.65%) DFS Replication
4 2 (0.65%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 17 (5.48%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.32%) Ansible
3 1 (0.32%) Puppet
Vendors
1 94 (30.32%) Microsoft
2 18 (5.81%) Siemens
3 12 (3.87%) Oracle
4 8 (2.58%) Dell
5 6 (1.94%) VMware
6 5 (1.61%) Cisco
6 5 (1.61%) Rockwell
6 5 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.97%) Atlassian
7 3 (0.97%) Dell Compellent
7 3 (0.97%) HP
7 3 (0.97%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.65%) CrowdStrike
8 2 (0.65%) Proofpoint
8 2 (0.65%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.65%) Synology
9 1 (0.32%) EMC