Period
to 18 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for HND qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 18 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Diploma (HND)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 209 214 183
Rank change year-on-year +5 -31 -8
Permanent jobs citing HND 19 20 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.36% 0.36% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.65% 1.53% 2.37%
Number of salaries quoted 17 15 24
Scotland median annual salary £31,500 £26,000 £30,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.15% -14.75% +7.02%
10th Percentile £24,811 £19,300 £25,250
90th Percentile £39,300 £47,058 £38,750
UK median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year - +1.45% -1.43%

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 Scotland with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Scotland
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,151 1,304 1,181
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 21.77% 23.34% 23.98%
Number of salaries quoted 726 832 721
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £26,125 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £58,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

HND
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing HND as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for HND in Scotland

HND
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for HND in Scotland

HND
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing HND in Scotland over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Salary histogram for HND in Scotland

HND
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HND within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 18 December 2018. 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
Glasgow +8 10 £33,250 +51.14% 2
Edinburgh +1 4 £26,509 +1.96% 5
South Lanarkshire -2 2 £38,000 -15.00%
West Lothian - 2 £32,500 -
North Ayrshire - 1 - -
HND
UK

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for HND.

1 13 (68.42%) Degree
2 9 (47.37%) Software Engineering
3 8 (42.11%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (31.58%) MVC
4 6 (31.58%) Oracle
5 5 (26.32%) SQL
5 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
5 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (21.05%) Mobile App
6 4 (21.05%) Apache
6 4 (21.05%) NHS
6 4 (21.05%) MySQL
6 4 (21.05%) C#
6 4 (21.05%) HTML
6 4 (21.05%) Service Delivery
6 4 (21.05%) Statistics
6 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
6 4 (21.05%) Physics
6 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
7 3 (15.79%) WCF
7 3 (15.79%) Web Development
7 3 (15.79%) WinForms
7 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
7 3 (15.79%) PHP
7 3 (15.79%) .NET
7 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
7 3 (15.79%) CSS
7 3 (15.79%) ITIL
7 3 (15.79%) Linux
7 3 (15.79%) Internet

HND
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 4 (21.05%) Apache
2 3 (15.79%) lighttpd
2 3 (15.79%) nginx
3 1 (5.26%) IIS
3 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) Internet
2 2 (10.53%) Firewall
3 1 (5.26%) DNS
3 1 (5.26%) iSCSI
3 1 (5.26%) SSH
3 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) MySQL
2 2 (10.53%) Big Data
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Developer
1 7 (36.84%) Support Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Applications Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Software Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Technologist
3 3 (15.79%) .NET Applications Developer
3 3 (15.79%) .NET Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Applications Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Applications Support
3 3 (15.79%) Applications Support Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Backend Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Software Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Customer Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Customer Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Development Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) HTML
2 3 (15.79%) .NET
2 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
2 3 (15.79%) CSS
2 3 (15.79%) CSS3
2 3 (15.79%) HTML5
2 3 (15.79%) WCF
2 3 (15.79%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
2 4 (21.05%) Mobile App
2 4 (21.05%) NHS
3 3 (15.79%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (10.53%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Windows
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Software Engineering
2 8 (42.11%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (31.58%) MVC
4 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
4 4 (21.05%) Physics
4 4 (21.05%) Service Delivery
4 4 (21.05%) Statistics
5 3 (15.79%) Continuous Deployment
5 3 (15.79%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 3 (15.79%) ERP
5 3 (15.79%) ITIL
5 3 (15.79%) MVVM
5 3 (15.79%) SOLID
5 3 (15.79%) Test Automation
5 3 (15.79%) Web Development
6 2 (10.53%) Analytical Thinking
7 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (5.26%) ITSM
7 1 (5.26%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) C#
3 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
3 3 (15.79%) PHP
3 3 (15.79%) PHP 7
4 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
5 1 (5.26%) Bourne shell
5 1 (5.26%) Java
5 1 (5.26%) Korn
Qualifications
1 13 (68.42%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) A+ Certification
2 1 (5.26%) HNC
2 1 (5.26%) MCP
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (5.26%) NFS
2 1 (5.26%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Oracle
2 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.79%) Xamarin
4 1 (5.26%) Adobe