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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 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Diploma (HND)
UK > England
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 899 709 736
Rank change year-on-year -190 +27 +67
Permanent jobs citing HND 233 150 150
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.70% 0.89% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 129 71 85
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £23,050
25th Percentile £37,500 £32,605 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £40,000 £35,847
Median % change year-on-year +25.00% +11.59% -10.38%
75th Percentile £55,000 £50,000 £44,750
90th Percentile £62,012 £59,676 £52,500
UK median annual salary £47,563 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +18.91% +14.29% -7.89%

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 33,181 16,844 18,483
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.24% 20.66% 21.60%
Number of salaries quoted 14,887 11,297 13,908
10th Percentile £30,825 £31,250 £29,000
25th Percentile £40,750 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £91,500 £86,250 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 23 May 2022.

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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
South East -55 71 £50,000 +25.00% 20
London -225 53 £50,000 -14.73% 11
South West -50 36 £37,908 +20.34% 12
North of England -69 34 £48,563 +14.26% 12
East of England -60 25 £57,744 +77.67% 15
North East -9 21 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Midlands -72 14 £30,000 -42.86% 17
Yorkshire -33 10 £32,500 -23.53% 3
West Midlands -44 10 £30,000 -36.84% 7
East Midlands -32 4 £40,000 -23.81% 10
North West -81 3 £22,500 - 6
HND
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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.

1 152 (65.24%) Degree
2 114 (48.93%) Social Skills
3 108 (46.35%) HNC
4 81 (34.76%) Security Cleared
5 51 (21.89%) Software Engineering
6 42 (18.03%) Finance
7 40 (17.17%) Windows
8 36 (15.45%) Agile
9 35 (15.02%) Computer Science
9 35 (15.02%) Microsoft
9 35 (15.02%) Problem-Solving
9 35 (15.02%) Systems Engineering
10 33 (14.16%) SC Cleared
10 33 (14.16%) Oracle
11 32 (13.73%) Microsoft Office
11 32 (13.73%) Self-Motivation
12 31 (13.30%) Windows Server
13 29 (12.45%) Software Testing
14 27 (11.59%) Project Management
14 27 (11.59%) Customer Requirements
15 26 (11.16%) Management Information System
16 24 (10.30%) SCADA
16 24 (10.30%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 24 (10.30%) SDLC
17 23 (9.87%) Mentoring
17 23 (9.87%) SQL
18 22 (9.44%) SQL Server
18 22 (9.44%) Microsoft Excel
19 21 (9.01%) Python
19 21 (9.01%) Java

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 11 (4.72%) Tomcat
2 10 (4.29%) WinCC
3 6 (2.58%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.43%) CMS
4 1 (0.43%) Drupal
4 1 (0.43%) Moodle
4 1 (0.43%) SAS
Applications
1 32 (13.73%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (9.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (6.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (3.00%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (3.00%) Simulink
4 7 (3.00%) Stateflow
5 4 (1.72%) CATIA
6 1 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.43%) OrCAD
6 1 (0.43%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (6.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.72%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.43%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.15%) AWS
2 18 (7.73%) Azure
3 16 (6.87%) Dynamics 365
4 15 (6.44%) Microsoft 365
5 7 (3.00%) GCP
5 7 (3.00%) Power Platform
6 6 (2.58%) OpenShift
7 5 (2.15%) Linode
8 4 (1.72%) Amazon Cognito
8 4 (1.72%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (1.72%) Serverless
9 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.43%) Figma
9 1 (0.43%) Google Workspace
9 1 (0.43%) SaaS
9 1 (0.43%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.72%) TCP/IP
2 7 (3.00%) Ethernet
2 7 (3.00%) WAN
3 6 (2.58%) VPN
4 4 (1.72%) Profibus
4 4 (1.72%) RS-232
4 4 (1.72%) RS-485
4 4 (1.72%) VoIP
4 4 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (1.72%) Wireless
5 3 (1.29%) DHCP
5 3 (1.29%) DNS
5 3 (1.29%) Firewall
5 3 (1.29%) SNMP
5 3 (1.29%) VLAN
6 2 (0.86%) IP Telephony
6 2 (0.86%) LAN
6 2 (0.86%) MPLS
6 2 (0.86%) RS-422
6 2 (0.86%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.44%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.01%) Oracle Database
3 12 (5.15%) MySQL
3 12 (5.15%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (5.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (4.72%) MongoDB
4 11 (4.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 11 (4.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (3.43%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (3.00%) MS Access
6 7 (3.00%) Power BI
7 6 (2.58%) Geospatial Data
7 6 (2.58%) GIS
8 5 (2.15%) NoSQL
8 5 (2.15%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (1.29%) Oracle Discoverer
10 3 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.43%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 16 (6.87%) JIRA
2 7 (3.00%) ClearCase
2 7 (3.00%) Plastic SCM
2 7 (3.00%) Rational Performance Tester
3 4 (1.72%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.29%) LabVIEW
4 3 (1.29%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (1.29%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (1.29%) Subversion
General
1 114 (48.93%) Social Skills
2 42 (18.03%) Finance
3 24 (10.30%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 18 (7.73%) Manufacturing
5 17 (7.30%) Telecoms
6 14 (6.01%) Aerospace
7 12 (5.15%) Automotive
7 12 (5.15%) Electronics
8 11 (4.72%) Military
8 11 (4.72%) Public Sector
9 10 (4.29%) Law
9 10 (4.29%) Legal
10 9 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (3.86%) Influencing Skills
11 8 (3.43%) Marketing
12 7 (3.00%) Front Office
13 3 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (1.29%) Presentation Skills
14 2 (0.86%) Retail
15 1 (0.43%) Public Speaking
Job Titles
1 44 (18.88%) Systems Engineer
2 37 (15.88%) Software Engineer
3 23 (9.87%) Developer
4 21 (9.01%) Control Systems Engineer
5 18 (7.73%) Analyst
5 18 (7.73%) Design Engineer
6 17 (7.30%) Principal Engineer
6 17 (7.30%) Principal Systems Engineer
7 12 (5.15%) Network Manager
8 11 (4.72%) Administrator
8 11 (4.72%) DBA
8 11 (4.72%) Embedded Engineer
8 11 (4.72%) Head of Information
8 11 (4.72%) Head of IT
8 11 (4.72%) Head of Technology
8 11 (4.72%) Java Developer
8 11 (4.72%) SQL DBA
8 11 (4.72%) SQL Server DBA
8 11 (4.72%) Test Manager
9 10 (4.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.15%) JSON
2 18 (7.73%) CSS
2 18 (7.73%) HTML
3 16 (6.87%) XML
4 12 (5.15%) jQuery
5 11 (4.72%) AngularJS
5 11 (4.72%) Hibernate
5 11 (4.72%) JPA
5 11 (4.72%) RESTful
5 11 (4.72%) Spring
5 11 (4.72%) Web Services
6 10 (4.29%) .NET
7 9 (3.86%) EDI
8 7 (3.00%) REST
9 6 (2.58%) .NET Core
9 6 (2.58%) ASP.NET Core
9 6 (2.58%) CSS3
9 6 (2.58%) GraphQL
9 6 (2.58%) HTML5
9 6 (2.58%) React
Miscellaneous
1 32 (13.73%) Self-Motivation
2 26 (11.16%) Management Information System
3 24 (10.30%) SCADA
4 18 (7.73%) Algorithms
4 18 (7.73%) Data Structures
5 9 (3.86%) Cyberattack
5 9 (3.86%) Cyberthreat
6 8 (3.43%) NHS
7 7 (3.00%) IoT
8 5 (2.15%) Client/Server
8 5 (2.15%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.72%) Cybercrime
10 3 (1.29%) Verilog
10 3 (1.29%) VHDL
11 2 (0.86%) GNSS
11 2 (0.86%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.86%) Robotics
11 2 (0.86%) User Experience
12 1 (0.43%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.43%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 40 (17.17%) Windows
2 31 (13.30%) Windows Server
3 19 (8.15%) Linux
4 13 (5.58%) Unix
5 7 (3.00%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.29%) Android
7 2 (0.86%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.86%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.43%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (21.89%) Software Engineering
2 36 (15.45%) Agile
3 35 (15.02%) Computer Science
3 35 (15.02%) Problem-Solving
3 35 (15.02%) Systems Engineering
4 29 (12.45%) Software Testing
5 27 (11.59%) Customer Requirements
5 27 (11.59%) Project Management
6 24 (10.30%) SDLC
7 23 (9.87%) Mentoring
8 21 (9.01%) Coaching
8 21 (9.01%) Collaborative Working
9 19 (8.15%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (6.87%) CAD
10 16 (6.87%) CRM
10 16 (6.87%) ERP
11 15 (6.44%) Defect Tracking
12 14 (6.01%) Configuration Management
12 14 (6.01%) Data Integration
12 14 (6.01%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (9.87%) SQL
2 21 (9.01%) C
2 21 (9.01%) Java
2 21 (9.01%) Python
3 20 (8.58%) C#
4 17 (7.30%) JavaScript
5 16 (6.87%) Shell Script
6 11 (4.72%) PowerShell
7 10 (4.29%) C++
7 10 (4.29%) MATLAB
8 8 (3.43%) Embedded C
9 7 (3.00%) Perl
9 7 (3.00%) VBA
10 6 (2.58%) ES6
11 5 (2.15%) R
12 4 (1.72%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.43%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
13 1 (0.43%) PHP
13 1 (0.43%) PL/1
13 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 152 (65.24%) Degree
2 108 (46.35%) HNC
3 81 (34.76%) Security Cleared
4 33 (14.16%) SC Cleared
5 13 (5.58%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (5.15%) CCNA
6 12 (5.15%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (4.72%) CCNP
7 11 (4.72%) ISTQB
7 11 (4.72%) MCSA
7 11 (4.72%) MCSE
7 11 (4.72%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (3.43%) DV Cleared
9 7 (3.00%) Chartered Engineer
10 6 (2.58%) Master's Degree
11 5 (2.15%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (2.15%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.43%) CESG Certified Professional
12 1 (0.43%) CREST Certified
12 1 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.29%) QA
2 7 (3.00%) AUTOSAR
2 7 (3.00%) IEC 61131
2 7 (3.00%) ISO 26262
2 7 (3.00%) MISRA
3 6 (2.58%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.43%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.43%) NCSC
4 1 (0.43%) NIST
System Software
1 20 (8.58%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.58%) Docker
2 6 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (2.58%) vSphere
3 2 (0.86%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 11 (4.72%) Endace
2 6 (2.58%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.86%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.43%) Ansible
4 1 (0.43%) Puppet
4 1 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 35 (15.02%) Microsoft
2 33 (14.16%) Oracle
3 12 (5.15%) Siemens
4 11 (4.72%) Riverbed
5 8 (3.43%) Sun
5 8 (3.43%) VMware
6 7 (3.00%) IBM
6 7 (3.00%) Lauterbach
6 7 (3.00%) Rockwell
7 6 (2.58%) Cisco
7 6 (2.58%) Facebook
7 6 (2.58%) Google
8 5 (2.15%) Progress
9 4 (1.72%) SAP
10 2 (0.86%) CrowdStrike
10 2 (0.86%) Proofpoint
10 2 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.86%) Synology
11 1 (0.43%) Atmel
11 1 (0.43%) Workday