Period
to 21 September 2020

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 21 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Diploma (HND)
UK > England
6 months to
21 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 625 744 923
Rank change year-on-year +119 +179 -33
Permanent jobs citing HND 48 309 223
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.24% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.47% 1.00% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 33 188 147
Median annual salary £41,500 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.35% +21.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £19,050 £26,025 £22,750
90th Percentile £53,500 £63,250 £54,050
UK median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -3.61% +18.57% -6.67%

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 10,182 30,811 37,084
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 22.37% 23.77% 23.74%
Number of salaries quoted 7,502 22,429 27,677
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £81,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +8.70%

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 21 September 2020.

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 21 September 2020. 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 +121 23 £40,549 -2.29% 14
London +235 7 £45,000 -18.18% 1
South East +185 7 £42,500 - 11
North of England +126 5 £39,000 -13.33% 13
East of England +133 3 £17,500 -46.15% 10
Midlands +36 3 £51,200 +5.03% 17
West Midlands +14 3 £51,200 +2.40% 8
Yorkshire +132 2 - - 5
North West +120 2 £40,500 +23.46% 7
North East +22 1 £37,500 -0.19% 1
HND
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 2020, 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 32 (66.67%) Degree
2 22 (45.83%) HNC
3 17 (35.42%) Test Automation
4 16 (33.33%) Mathematics
5 15 (31.25%) Microsoft
6 13 (27.08%) Windows
6 13 (27.08%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (22.92%) Java
8 9 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
9 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
9 8 (16.67%) Firmware
9 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (14.58%) JavaScript
10 7 (14.58%) C
10 7 (14.58%) Relational Database
10 7 (14.58%) Line Management
10 7 (14.58%) Software Engineering
10 7 (14.58%) Software Testing
11 6 (12.50%) QA
11 6 (12.50%) HTML
11 6 (12.50%) CSS
11 6 (12.50%) Project Management
11 6 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (12.50%) Public Sector
11 6 (12.50%) SDLC
12 5 (10.42%) Customer Requirements
12 5 (10.42%) VMware
12 5 (10.42%) VB
12 5 (10.42%) VBA

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 3 (6.25%) Moodle
2 1 (2.08%) Apache
2 1 (2.08%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.08%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.08%) AutoCAD
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.33%) Office 365
2 3 (6.25%) Azure
3 1 (2.08%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) Intrusion Detection
1 5 (10.42%) Network Security
2 4 (8.33%) 5G
2 4 (8.33%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (6.25%) 2G
3 3 (6.25%) 3G
3 3 (6.25%) 4G
3 3 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.25%) UTRAN
3 3 (6.25%) WAN
4 2 (4.17%) Broadband
4 2 (4.17%) DNS
4 2 (4.17%) Firewall
4 2 (4.17%) Internet
4 2 (4.17%) VoIP
4 2 (4.17%) VPN
4 2 (4.17%) Wireless
5 1 (2.08%) HTTP
5 1 (2.08%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.58%) Relational Database
3 4 (8.33%) MS Access
4 3 (6.25%) MySQL
5 2 (4.17%) Geospatial Data
5 2 (4.17%) GIS
5 2 (4.17%) Hadoop
5 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2019
6 1 (2.08%) Apache Hive
6 1 (2.08%) Big Data
6 1 (2.08%) Data Mining
6 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.08%) Power BI
6 1 (2.08%) Spark SQL
6 1 (2.08%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.25%) Cypress.io
2 3 (6.25%) Maven
3 2 (4.17%) LabVIEW
3 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.08%) JIRA
General
1 6 (12.50%) Public Sector
2 2 (4.17%) Aerospace
2 2 (4.17%) Electronics
2 2 (4.17%) Marketing
3 1 (2.08%) Back Office
3 1 (2.08%) Finance
3 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.08%) Police
3 1 (2.08%) Retail
3 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (14.58%) Tester
2 6 (12.50%) Developer
2 6 (12.50%) Software Tester
3 5 (10.42%) Software Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Design Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) RAN Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Architect
5 3 (6.25%) Java Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Java Software Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Moodle Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Product Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) RAN Design Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Development Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Digital Architect
6 2 (4.17%) Network Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Product Test Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Service Architect
6 2 (4.17%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) CSS
1 6 (12.50%) HTML
2 4 (8.33%) Hibernate
2 4 (8.33%) Spring
2 4 (8.33%) XML
3 3 (6.25%) DHTML
3 3 (6.25%) jQuery
3 3 (6.25%) LAMP
3 3 (6.25%) ODBC
3 3 (6.25%) XHTML
3 3 (6.25%) YUI
4 2 (4.17%) .NET
4 2 (4.17%) EDI
5 1 (2.08%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.08%) D3.js
5 1 (2.08%) JSON
5 1 (2.08%) Kafka
5 1 (2.08%) REST
5 1 (2.08%) RESTful
5 1 (2.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.08%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (6.25%) e-Learning
5 2 (4.17%) Analogue Electronics
5 2 (4.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.17%) VHDL
6 1 (2.08%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.08%) ASIC
6 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.08%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (2.08%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.08%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (27.08%) Windows
2 3 (6.25%) Windows 10
2 3 (6.25%) Windows Server
2 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2019
4 1 (2.08%) Android
4 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (35.42%) Test Automation
2 16 (33.33%) Mathematics
3 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (14.58%) Line Management
4 7 (14.58%) Software Engineering
4 7 (14.58%) Software Testing
5 6 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (12.50%) Project Management
5 6 (12.50%) SDLC
6 5 (10.42%) Analytics
6 5 (10.42%) Benchmarking
6 5 (10.42%) Computer Science
6 5 (10.42%) Cryptography
6 5 (10.42%) Customer Requirements
6 5 (10.42%) Functional Testing
6 5 (10.42%) Integration Testing
6 5 (10.42%) Network Planning
6 5 (10.42%) Performance Testing
7 4 (8.33%) Waterfall
7 4 (8.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.92%) Java
2 7 (14.58%) C
2 7 (14.58%) JavaScript
3 5 (10.42%) Python
3 5 (10.42%) VB
3 5 (10.42%) VBA
4 4 (8.33%) C++
4 4 (8.33%) SQL
5 3 (6.25%) PHP
6 2 (4.17%) C#
6 2 (4.17%) Embedded C
6 2 (4.17%) Embedded C++
6 2 (4.17%) MATLAB
7 1 (2.08%) Apple Swift
7 1 (2.08%) Kotlin
7 1 (2.08%) R
7 1 (2.08%) Scala
7 1 (2.08%) SQR
Qualifications
1 32 (66.67%) Degree
2 22 (45.83%) HNC
3 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
4 3 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (6.25%) MCSE
5 2 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (4.17%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.17%) MCSA
5 2 (4.17%) NVQ Level 4
6 1 (2.08%) APMP
6 1 (2.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (2.08%) MCDST
6 1 (2.08%) MCP
6 1 (2.08%) PhD
6 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) QA
2 2 (4.17%) ISO 9001
2 2 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.08%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (16.67%) Firmware
2 5 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.17%) DFS Replication
3 2 (4.17%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.08%) Docker
4 1 (2.08%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) Ansible
1 1 (2.08%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.08%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 15 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.42%) VMware
3 4 (8.33%) Oracle
4 3 (6.25%) BT
4 3 (6.25%) Huawei
4 3 (6.25%) Nokia
4 3 (6.25%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (4.17%) ANSYS
5 2 (4.17%) Dell
5 2 (4.17%) IFS
6 1 (2.08%) Actuate
6 1 (2.08%) Brio
6 1 (2.08%) SAP
6 1 (2.08%) Siemens
6 1 (2.08%) Xilinx