Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Diploma (HND)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 771 852 982
Rank change year-on-year +81 +130 -68
Permanent jobs citing HND 224 240 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.17% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.90% 0.71% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 128 147 137
England median annual salary £35,000 £39,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.39% +12.86% +2.19%
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,650 £25,000
90th Percentile £47,500 £57,500 £46,000
UK median annual salary £32,750 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -6.43% - -

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 24,846 33,971 39,130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.80% 24.45% 23.87%
Number of salaries quoted 18,515 24,944 30,571
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £81,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 17 February 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 17 February 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
Midlands +36 67 £25,000 -31.51% 37
West Midlands +38 60 £25,000 -34.21% 22
South West +51 49 £41,500 - 37
South East +29 43 £37,500 +23.97% 41
North of England +73 30 £40,500 +15.71% 30
London +37 18 £40,000 -11.11% 20
East of England +57 17 £32,500 -31.58% 26
North West +42 14 £30,000 -45.45% 21
Yorkshire +34 9 £42,614 +9.27% 7
East Midlands +21 7 £21,000 -40.00% 14
North East +13 7 £45,000 +28.57% 2
HND
UK

For the 6 months to 17 February 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.

1 167 (74.55%) Degree
2 95 (42.41%) HNC
3 55 (24.55%) Windows
4 49 (21.88%) Management Information System
5 48 (21.43%) C
5 48 (21.43%) Microsoft
6 47 (20.98%) Problem-Solving
7 43 (19.20%) .NET
8 42 (18.75%) Telecoms
9 41 (18.30%) C#
10 37 (16.52%) JavaScript
11 35 (15.63%) HTML
12 34 (15.18%) Active Directory
12 34 (15.18%) Azure
13 33 (14.73%) SQL
14 30 (13.39%) CSS
15 27 (12.05%) Cisco
15 27 (12.05%) Internet
15 27 (12.05%) Computer Science
15 27 (12.05%) Windows Server
16 24 (10.71%) Security Cleared
16 24 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
17 23 (10.27%) ITIL
17 23 (10.27%) Software Engineering
17 23 (10.27%) Chartered Engineer
17 23 (10.27%) AWS
18 22 (9.82%) ASP.NET
19 21 (9.38%) Java
20 20 (8.93%) Manufacturing
20 20 (8.93%) SQL Server

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 2 (0.89%) Apache
2 1 (0.45%) GlassFish
2 1 (0.45%) IBM Notes
2 1 (0.45%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (4.46%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (3.13%) SOLIDWORKS
4 4 (1.79%) Simulink
5 3 (1.34%) AutoCAD
5 3 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.89%) Siemens NX
7 1 (0.45%) CATIA
7 1 (0.45%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 1 (0.45%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 7 (3.13%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.45%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 34 (15.18%) Azure
2 23 (10.27%) AWS
3 15 (6.70%) Office 365
4 12 (5.36%) Power Platform
5 4 (1.79%) Serverless
6 1 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.45%) G Suite
6 1 (0.45%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 27 (12.05%) Internet
2 19 (8.48%) Wireless
3 18 (8.04%) Firewall
3 18 (8.04%) LAN
4 16 (7.14%) TCP/IP
5 15 (6.70%) DNS
6 13 (5.80%) WAN
7 12 (5.36%) BGP
7 12 (5.36%) MPLS
7 12 (5.36%) OSPF
8 10 (4.46%) VPN
9 9 (4.02%) HSRP
9 9 (4.02%) IPsec
9 9 (4.02%) L2TP
9 9 (4.02%) RIP
10 8 (3.57%) HTTP
11 7 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (2.68%) DHCP
12 6 (2.68%) Ethernet
13 5 (2.23%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.93%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 12 (5.36%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (5.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (4.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (4.46%) MySQL
6 9 (4.02%) Power BI
6 9 (4.02%) RDBMS
6 9 (4.02%) SQLite
7 8 (3.57%) Geospatial Data
7 8 (3.57%) GIS
8 5 (2.23%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.79%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.89%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 2 (0.89%) Oracle ODI
11 1 (0.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.45%) Bigtable
11 1 (0.45%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (1.79%) Oracle APEX
1 4 (1.79%) Oracle Forms
1 4 (1.79%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (1.34%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.89%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.89%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.45%) Xcode
General
1 42 (18.75%) Telecoms
2 20 (8.93%) Manufacturing
3 17 (7.59%) Legal
4 16 (7.14%) Aerospace
5 15 (6.70%) Public Sector
6 14 (6.25%) Electronics
7 13 (5.80%) Finance
8 10 (4.46%) Law
9 5 (2.23%) Marketing
9 5 (2.23%) Military
10 4 (1.79%) Police
11 2 (0.89%) Fire and Rescue
11 2 (0.89%) Housing Association
12 1 (0.45%) Advertising
12 1 (0.45%) Avionics
12 1 (0.45%) Banking
12 1 (0.45%) Local Government
12 1 (0.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (20.54%) Developer
2 21 (9.38%) .NET Developer
3 19 (8.48%) Support Engineer
4 16 (7.14%) Graduate
4 16 (7.14%) Graduate Developer
5 15 (6.70%) Junior
6 14 (6.25%) Analyst
6 14 (6.25%) IT Support
6 14 (6.25%) Network Engineer
7 13 (5.80%) Junior Developer
7 13 (5.80%) Principal Engineer
7 13 (5.80%) Systems Engineer
8 12 (5.36%) Test Engineer
9 10 (4.46%) Commercial Manager
9 10 (4.46%) Graduate .NET Developer
9 10 (4.46%) Integration Engineer
9 10 (4.46%) IT Engineer
9 10 (4.46%) Junior .NET Developer
9 10 (4.46%) Test and Integration Engineer
10 9 (4.02%) Principal Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (19.20%) .NET
2 35 (15.63%) HTML
3 30 (13.39%) CSS
4 22 (9.82%) ASP.NET
5 20 (8.93%) ASP.NET Core
5 20 (8.93%) Kendo UI
5 20 (8.93%) KnockoutJS
6 9 (4.02%) .NET Framework
6 9 (4.02%) JSON
6 9 (4.02%) REST
6 9 (4.02%) XML
7 5 (2.23%) J2EE
7 5 (2.23%) Java EE
8 4 (1.79%) HTML5
9 3 (1.34%) Node.js
10 2 (0.89%) Middleware
10 2 (0.89%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (0.89%) React
11 1 (0.45%) jQuery
11 1 (0.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 49 (21.88%) Management Information System
2 18 (8.04%) User Experience
3 16 (7.14%) CCTV
4 15 (6.70%) Driving Licence
5 14 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (5.80%) Data Centre
7 12 (5.36%) Embedded Systems
8 10 (4.46%) Cyberthreat
9 9 (4.02%) Replication
9 9 (4.02%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (3.13%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (2.68%) Mobile App
12 5 (2.23%) e-Learning
13 4 (1.79%) Analogue Electronics
13 4 (1.79%) Fat Client
13 4 (1.79%) iPad
13 4 (1.79%) Thin Client
14 3 (1.34%) IPTV
14 3 (1.34%) Life Science
14 3 (1.34%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 55 (24.55%) Windows
2 27 (12.05%) Windows Server
3 17 (7.59%) Linux
4 13 (5.80%) Windows 10
5 12 (5.36%) Unix
6 6 (2.68%) Apple iOS
7 5 (2.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (2.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.79%) Mac OS X
8 4 (1.79%) VMS
9 3 (1.34%) HPUX
9 3 (1.34%) Mac OS
9 3 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.34%) Solaris
9 3 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.89%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.89%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.45%) Android
11 1 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (20.98%) Problem-Solving
2 27 (12.05%) Computer Science
3 23 (10.27%) ITIL
3 23 (10.27%) Software Engineering
4 20 (8.93%) Time Management
5 18 (8.04%) Contract Management
5 18 (8.04%) Mentoring
6 17 (7.59%) Analytics
6 17 (7.59%) Migration
7 16 (7.14%) Test Automation
8 15 (6.70%) Coaching
8 15 (6.70%) Information Security
8 15 (6.70%) Risk Assessment
9 14 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (6.25%) Network Architecture
10 13 (5.80%) Change Control
10 13 (5.80%) High Availability
10 13 (5.80%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (5.36%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (21.43%) C
2 41 (18.30%) C#
3 37 (16.52%) JavaScript
4 33 (14.73%) SQL
5 21 (9.38%) Java
6 9 (4.02%) VB.NET
7 7 (3.13%) PHP
7 7 (3.13%) Python
8 6 (2.68%) C++
9 4 (1.79%) MATLAB
9 4 (1.79%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.89%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 167 (74.55%) Degree
2 95 (42.41%) HNC
3 24 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (10.71%) Security Cleared
4 23 (10.27%) Chartered Engineer
5 18 (8.04%) DV Cleared
6 14 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (5.80%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (5.80%) SC Cleared
8 11 (4.91%) CCNA
8 11 (4.91%) CCNP
9 9 (4.02%) JNCIP
9 9 (4.02%) MCSE
10 7 (3.13%) MCP
10 7 (3.13%) MCSA
11 6 (2.68%) Postgraduate
12 3 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.34%) JNCIA
13 2 (0.89%) A+ Certification
13 2 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.57%) Def Stans
2 5 (2.23%) HAZOP
2 5 (2.23%) IEC 61508
3 4 (1.79%) QA
4 2 (0.89%) GDPR
5 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.45%) P3O
5 1 (0.45%) PMO
5 1 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (15.18%) Active Directory
2 14 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.23%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.23%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.79%) Terminal Services
5 3 (1.34%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.45%) Firmware
6 1 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (4.46%) SCCM
2 9 (4.02%) BMC PATROL
3 7 (3.13%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (2.23%) Jamf Pro
5 3 (1.34%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.89%) Nagios
7 1 (0.45%) CASB
7 1 (0.45%) MaaS360
Vendors
1 48 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 27 (12.05%) Cisco
3 18 (8.04%) VMware
4 15 (6.70%) Juniper
5 9 (4.02%) Apple
5 9 (4.02%) RedGate
6 8 (3.57%) Remedy
7 6 (2.68%) Virgin Media
8 5 (2.23%) Oracle
9 4 (1.79%) Mentor Graphics
10 3 (1.34%) Nokia
10 3 (1.34%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.34%) SAP
11 2 (0.89%) Centreon
11 2 (0.89%) Siemens
12 1 (0.45%) Autodesk
12 1 (0.45%) Citrix
12 1 (0.45%) CyberArk
12 1 (0.45%) Lotus
12 1 (0.45%) Netskope