Period
to 7 May 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 7 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Diploma (HND)
UK > England
6 months to
7 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 689 758 779
Rank change year-on-year +69 +21 +185
Permanent jobs citing HND 149 161 287
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.17% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.92% 0.80% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 75 93 190
10th Percentile £27,500 £22,550 £26,250
25th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +14.29%
75th Percentile £47,500 £44,750 £52,071
90th Percentile £59,676 £52,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +7.14%

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 16,204 20,039 33,698
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.59% 21.54% 24.96%
Number of salaries quoted 11,142 15,105 24,505
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £26,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +0.13%
75th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £67,037
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 7 May 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 7 May 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 West -35 56 £36,525 -7.76% 18
South East +67 38 £40,000 +60.00% 17
Midlands -5 20 £51,250 +105.00% 20
North of England +9 16 £41,250 -1.33% 24
London +61 13 £58,637 +63.58% 6
North East +23 13 £40,000 -13.04%
East Midlands +14 10 £51,250 +105.00% 8
West Midlands -19 10 £47,500 +90.00% 12
East of England +31 5 £32,500 +8.33% 17
North West +30 2 - - 14
Yorkshire -11 1 £42,500 -0.27% 10
HND
UK

For the 6 months to 7 May 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.

1 121 (81.21%) Degree
2 93 (62.42%) HNC
3 43 (28.86%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (26.85%) Software Engineering
5 38 (25.50%) Security Cleared
6 36 (24.16%) Systems Engineering
7 33 (22.15%) Social Skills
8 31 (20.81%) Customer Requirements
9 30 (20.13%) Project Management
10 29 (19.46%) Problem-Solving
11 28 (18.79%) Software Testing
12 25 (16.78%) Test Automation
13 24 (16.11%) Issue Tracking
13 24 (16.11%) C#
14 23 (15.44%) Computer Science
15 22 (14.77%) Business Development
15 22 (14.77%) Logistics
15 22 (14.77%) .NET
15 22 (14.77%) Windows
16 21 (14.09%) Unit Testing
16 21 (14.09%) Waterfall
17 20 (13.42%) SQL Server
17 20 (13.42%) Microsoft
18 18 (12.08%) JavaScript
18 18 (12.08%) Public Sector
19 17 (11.41%) HTML
19 17 (11.41%) Java
19 17 (11.41%) CSS
20 16 (10.74%) Microsoft Excel
20 16 (10.74%) Wireless

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 10 (6.71%) Apache
1 10 (6.71%) Confluence
2 4 (2.68%) nginx
2 4 (2.68%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 16 (10.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (5.37%) AutoCAD
2 8 (5.37%) MS Visio
3 6 (4.03%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (2.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (2.01%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.67%) ALPHACAM
5 1 (0.67%) EPLAN
5 1 (0.67%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.40%) Azure
2 3 (2.01%) Microsoft 365
3 2 (1.34%) Power Platform
4 1 (0.67%) AWS
4 1 (0.67%) GCP
4 1 (0.67%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.67%) Google Workspace
4 1 (0.67%) SaaS
4 1 (0.67%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.74%) Wireless
2 7 (4.70%) Firewall
2 7 (4.70%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (3.36%) BGP
3 5 (3.36%) DNS
3 5 (3.36%) EIGRP
3 5 (3.36%) IPsec
3 5 (3.36%) Network Security
3 5 (3.36%) OSPF
4 4 (2.68%) BIG-IP
4 4 (2.68%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (2.68%) DMZ
4 4 (2.68%) ICMP
4 4 (2.68%) LAN
4 4 (2.68%) PBX
4 4 (2.68%) TETRA
4 4 (2.68%) VoIP
4 4 (2.68%) VPN
5 3 (2.01%) Wireshark
6 2 (1.34%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (13.42%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.04%) MariaDB
2 9 (6.04%) MongoDB
2 9 (6.04%) NoSQL
3 7 (4.70%) Data Mining
4 4 (2.68%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.34%) Power BI
5 2 (1.34%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.67%) Big Data
6 1 (0.67%) BigQuery
6 1 (0.67%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.67%) MySQL
6 1 (0.67%) Spark SQL
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.67%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 13 (8.72%) JIRA
2 11 (7.38%) Git (software)
3 10 (6.71%) Bitbucket
4 3 (2.01%) eggPlant
4 3 (2.01%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (1.34%) Cypress.io
5 2 (1.34%) JMeter
5 2 (1.34%) Maven
5 2 (1.34%) Selenium
6 1 (0.67%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.67%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.67%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 33 (22.15%) Social Skills
2 18 (12.08%) Public Sector
3 16 (10.74%) Telecoms
4 14 (9.40%) Aerospace
5 13 (8.72%) Manufacturing
6 10 (6.71%) Electronics
7 9 (6.04%) Automotive
7 9 (6.04%) Finance
7 9 (6.04%) Military
8 8 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (4.03%) Marketing
10 5 (3.36%) Organisational Skills
11 4 (2.68%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (2.01%) Multimedia
13 2 (1.34%) Retail
14 1 (0.67%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 27 (18.12%) Software Engineer
2 26 (17.45%) Systems Engineer
3 20 (13.42%) Principal Engineer
4 17 (11.41%) Design Engineer
5 14 (9.40%) Principal Systems Engineer
6 10 (6.71%) Analyst
6 10 (6.71%) Senior Software Engineer
7 9 (6.04%) Applications Engineer
7 9 (6.04%) C# Software Engineer
7 9 (6.04%) Desktop Engineer
7 9 (6.04%) Developer
8 8 (5.37%) Network Engineer
9 7 (4.70%) Installations Engineer
10 5 (3.36%) Angular Developer
10 5 (3.36%) Project Engineer
10 5 (3.36%) Senior C# Software Engineer
10 5 (3.36%) Senior Desktop Engineer
10 5 (3.36%) Support Analyst
10 5 (3.36%) Technical Support
10 5 (3.36%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (14.77%) .NET
2 17 (11.41%) CSS
2 17 (11.41%) HTML
3 13 (8.72%) AngularJS
4 11 (7.38%) Node.js
5 9 (6.04%) Django
5 9 (6.04%) LAMP
6 7 (4.70%) XML
7 6 (4.03%) Hibernate
7 6 (4.03%) jQuery
7 6 (4.03%) Spring
8 4 (2.68%) Angular 2
8 4 (2.68%) JPA
8 4 (2.68%) JSON
8 4 (2.68%) RESTful
8 4 (2.68%) Web Services
9 3 (2.01%) ASP.NET
10 2 (1.34%) Ajax
10 2 (1.34%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (1.34%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.74%) Management Information System
2 14 (9.40%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (4.70%) CCTV
3 7 (4.70%) Digital TV
3 7 (4.70%) Reference Data
4 6 (4.03%) Driving Licence
4 6 (4.03%) Public Cloud
5 5 (3.36%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.68%) Wiki
7 3 (2.01%) LIMS
7 3 (2.01%) Robotics
7 3 (2.01%) SCADA
8 2 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.34%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.67%) ASIC
9 1 (0.67%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.67%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.67%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.67%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 22 (14.77%) Windows
2 15 (10.07%) Linux
3 7 (4.70%) Unix
4 2 (1.34%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.34%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.67%) Debian
5 1 (0.67%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (28.86%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (26.85%) Software Engineering
3 36 (24.16%) Systems Engineering
4 31 (20.81%) Customer Requirements
5 30 (20.13%) Project Management
6 29 (19.46%) Problem-Solving
7 28 (18.79%) Software Testing
8 25 (16.78%) Test Automation
9 24 (16.11%) Issue Tracking
10 23 (15.44%) Computer Science
11 22 (14.77%) Business Development
11 22 (14.77%) Logistics
12 21 (14.09%) Unit Testing
12 21 (14.09%) Waterfall
13 16 (10.74%) Continuous Improvement
14 15 (10.07%) Coaching
14 15 (10.07%) Mentoring
15 14 (9.40%) Validation
16 13 (8.72%) Project Delivery
17 12 (8.05%) 3D Modelling
Programming Languages
1 24 (16.11%) C#
2 18 (12.08%) JavaScript
3 17 (11.41%) Java
4 15 (10.07%) Python
5 11 (7.38%) SQL
6 9 (6.04%) TypeScript
7 7 (4.70%) C++
8 4 (2.68%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.01%) Perl
9 3 (2.01%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.34%) C
11 1 (0.67%) Go
11 1 (0.67%) PHP
11 1 (0.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 121 (81.21%) Degree
2 93 (62.42%) HNC
3 38 (25.50%) Security Cleared
4 14 (9.40%) SC Cleared
5 9 (6.04%) CCNP
5 9 (6.04%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (3.36%) CCIE
7 4 (2.68%) CCNA
8 3 (2.01%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.01%) ISEB
8 3 (2.01%) ISTQB
9 2 (1.34%) Chartered Engineer
9 2 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.34%) MCDST
9 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.67%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.67%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.67%) NVQ Level 4
10 1 (0.67%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.38%) QA
2 9 (6.04%) GDPR
3 7 (4.70%) Data Quality
4 4 (2.68%) GMP
4 4 (2.68%) NEBOSH
5 3 (2.01%) GLP
5 3 (2.01%) Good Clinical Practice
5 3 (2.01%) ISO 9001
6 2 (1.34%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.34%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.67%) Docker
3 1 (0.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.67%) NLBS
3 1 (0.67%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 4 (2.68%) Suricata
2 3 (2.01%) Nmap
3 2 (1.34%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.67%) Ansible
4 1 (0.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 20 (13.42%) Microsoft
2 14 (9.40%) Cisco
3 10 (6.71%) Oracle
4 9 (6.04%) Fortinet
5 6 (4.03%) Juniper
6 5 (3.36%) F5
7 4 (2.68%) Palo Alto
7 4 (2.68%) SolarWinds
7 4 (2.68%) Splunk
7 4 (2.68%) VMware
8 2 (1.34%) BroadVision
8 2 (1.34%) EMC
9 1 (0.67%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.67%) Autodesk
9 1 (0.67%) CA
9 1 (0.67%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.67%) Cognos
9 1 (0.67%) Freescale
9 1 (0.67%) Google
9 1 (0.67%) SAP