Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Diploma (HND)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 204 192 185
Rank change year-on-year -12 -7 +26
Permanent jobs citing HND 18 26 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.32% 0.50% 0.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.33% 2.04% 3.39%
Number of salaries quoted 14 24 53
Scotland median annual salary £24,750 £31,000 £23,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.16% +34.78% -34.29%
10th Percentile £18,650 £20,750 £17,000
90th Percentile £47,058 £38,750 £42,400
UK median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.86% - -

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 1353 1277 1741
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 23.99% 24.37% 26.98%
Number of salaries quoted 857 751 1208
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £58,250 £61,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 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
Edinburgh -17 7 £22,500 -40.00%
South Lanarkshire - 6 £44,705 -
East Ayrshire - 3 £20,000 -
Glasgow -20 1 £22,000 -25.42% 1
Stirling - 1 £23,000 -
HND
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 Scotland region with a requirement for HND.

1 15 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 13 (72.22%) Active Directory
3 9 (50.00%) VMware
3 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (50.00%) Hyper-V
4 8 (44.44%) ITIL
4 8 (44.44%) Office 365
5 7 (38.89%) ITIL V3
6 6 (33.33%) Change Management
6 6 (33.33%) IIS
6 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
6 6 (33.33%) Open Source
6 6 (33.33%) Degree
6 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 6 (33.33%) DV Cleared
6 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 6 (33.33%) PKI
6 6 (33.33%) Server Virtualisation
6 6 (33.33%) IT Strategy
7 4 (22.22%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (22.22%) SQL
7 4 (22.22%) Windows
7 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
7 4 (22.22%) WAN
7 4 (22.22%) LAN
8 3 (16.67%) S/MIME
8 3 (16.67%) Postgraduate
8 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
8 3 (16.67%) SQL Server

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 6 (33.33%) IIS
2 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
3 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (44.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) LAN
1 4 (22.22%) WAN
2 3 (16.67%) S/MIME
2 3 (16.67%) Unified Communications
2 3 (16.67%) VLAN
3 1 (5.56%) ADSL
3 1 (5.56%) DHCP
3 1 (5.56%) DNS
3 1 (5.56%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (5.56%) VPN
3 1 (5.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (5.56%) Multimedia
1 1 (5.56%) Retail
1 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Technical Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Applications Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) IT Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Platform Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Service Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) Audio Visual Technician
4 1 (5.56%) Head of Applications
4 1 (5.56%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) IT Support
4 1 (5.56%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Junior
4 1 (5.56%) Junior Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) PKI
2 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) iPad
3 1 (5.56%) iPhone
3 1 (5.56%) Smartphone
3 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
2 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.56%) Mac OS
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) ITIL
3 7 (38.89%) ITIL V3
4 6 (33.33%) Change Management
4 6 (33.33%) IT Strategy
4 6 (33.33%) Open Source
4 6 (33.33%) Server Virtualisation
5 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
5 3 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 3 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (16.67%) Presales
5 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 3 (16.67%) Use Case
5 3 (16.67%) Workflow
6 1 (5.56%) Hardware Maintenance
6 1 (5.56%) Line Management
6 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Degree
1 6 (33.33%) DV Cleared
1 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (22.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (16.67%) Postgraduate
4 2 (11.11%) MCP
5 1 (5.56%) HNC
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (72.22%) Active Directory
2 9 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 9 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) DameWare
Vendors
1 15 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco
3 1 (5.56%) Mitel
3 1 (5.56%) Tandberg