Period
to 17 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for HND qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 17 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Diploma (HND)
England > North West
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 329 311 302
Rank change year-on-year -18 -9 +35
Permanent jobs citing HND 31 42 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.24% 0.34% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.11% 1.49% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 18 37 48
North West median annual salary £31,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.33% -6.25% +56.86%
10th Percentile £18,000 £27,200 £25,009
90th Percentile £39,875 £47,500 £45,000
England median annual salary £37,250 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.43% -12.50% +17.65%

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 the North West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North West
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2791 2814 3286
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.84% 23.11% 25.12%
Number of salaries quoted 2142 2273 2537
North West median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £60,400
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% -

HND
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing HND as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for HND in the North West

HND
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing HND in the North West.

Salary trend for HND in the North West

HND
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing HND in the North West over the 6 months to 17 October 2017.

Salary histogram for HND in the North West

HND
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HND within the North West region over the 6 months to 17 October 2017. 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
Manchester -15 19 £25,000 -25.93% 4
Lancashire +4 8 £33,000 -14.84% 2
Cheshire -38 2 - - 1
Merseyside +8 1 £40,000 +10.90% 2
HND
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2017, IT jobs citing HND also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for HND.

1 19 (61.29%) Degree
2 15 (48.39%) C#
3 11 (35.48%) C++
3 11 (35.48%) HNC
4 10 (32.26%) HTML
4 10 (32.26%) SQL
5 9 (29.03%) Validation
5 9 (29.03%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (25.81%) Web Development
6 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
6 8 (25.81%) PHP
6 8 (25.81%) Python
7 7 (22.58%) .NET
7 7 (22.58%) JIRA
7 7 (22.58%) Software Engineering
7 7 (22.58%) Computer Science
7 7 (22.58%) Manufacturing
8 6 (19.35%) JavaScript
8 6 (19.35%) OO
8 6 (19.35%) Windows
8 6 (19.35%) Linux
9 5 (16.13%) Java
9 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (16.13%) ISTQB
9 5 (16.13%) Test Automation
9 5 (16.13%) Jenkins
10 4 (12.90%) Feasibility Study
10 4 (12.90%) Perl
10 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
10 4 (12.90%) Visual Studio

HND
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (6.45%) IIS
2 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) AutoCAD
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (3.23%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) Internet
2 1 (3.23%) Bluetooth
2 1 (3.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) MySQL
3 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.23%) Power BI
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (22.58%) JIRA
2 5 (16.13%) Jenkins
3 4 (12.90%) Visual Studio
4 2 (6.45%) Zephyr
5 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.23%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (3.23%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (3.23%) Subversion
General
1 7 (22.58%) Manufacturing
2 3 (9.68%) Banking
2 3 (9.68%) Retail
3 2 (6.45%) Aerospace
3 2 (6.45%) Automotive
3 2 (6.45%) Electronics
3 2 (6.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Developer
2 9 (29.03%) Software Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Junior
5 3 (9.68%) .NET Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Analyst Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Developer Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Graduate
5 3 (9.68%) Graduate Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Graduate Analyst Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Graduate Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Graduate Software Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Graduate Software Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Graduate Test Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Junior Developer
5 3 (9.68%) PHP Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Software Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Software Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (32.26%) HTML
2 7 (22.58%) .NET
3 4 (12.90%) CSS
4 3 (9.68%) WinForms
5 2 (6.45%) .NET Framework
5 2 (6.45%) CSS3
5 2 (6.45%) HTML5
6 1 (3.23%) Ajax
6 1 (3.23%) Hibernate
6 1 (3.23%) Java EE
6 1 (3.23%) Spring
6 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (22.58%) Computer Science
3 3 (9.68%) Algorithms
3 3 (9.68%) Mobile App
3 3 (9.68%) User Experience
4 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.45%) Robotics
5 1 (3.23%) Driving Licence
5 1 (3.23%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Linux
1 6 (19.35%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) Windows Server
2 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Validation
2 8 (25.81%) Web Development
3 7 (22.58%) Software Engineering
4 6 (19.35%) OO
5 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (16.13%) Test Automation
6 4 (12.90%) Feasibility Study
7 3 (9.68%) Component Testing
7 3 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (9.68%) Data Analysis
7 3 (9.68%) Mathematics
7 3 (9.68%) OOD
7 3 (9.68%) Process Management
7 3 (9.68%) Project Management
7 3 (9.68%) SDLC
7 3 (9.68%) Test Scripting
7 3 (9.68%) Unit Testing
7 3 (9.68%) UX Design
8 2 (6.45%) Regression Testing
8 2 (6.45%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 15 (48.39%) C#
2 11 (35.48%) C++
3 10 (32.26%) SQL
4 8 (25.81%) PHP
4 8 (25.81%) Python
5 6 (19.35%) JavaScript
6 5 (16.13%) Java
7 4 (12.90%) Perl
8 3 (9.68%) C
8 3 (9.68%) Embedded C
9 1 (3.23%) Embedded C++
9 1 (3.23%) MATLAB
9 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
9 1 (3.23%) VB
9 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (61.29%) Degree
2 11 (35.48%) HNC
3 5 (16.13%) ISTQB
4 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (9.68%) MCSA
5 3 (9.68%) MCSE
6 1 (3.23%) CAPM
6 1 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (3.23%) MCDBA
6 1 (3.23%) MCPD
6 1 (3.23%) MCTS
6 1 (3.23%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) QA
1 3 (9.68%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
1 4 (12.90%) Firmware
2 3 (9.68%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle
2 3 (9.68%) VMware
3 2 (6.45%) Allen-Bradley
3 2 (6.45%) Siemens