Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Diploma (HND)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 210 210 214
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 -29
Permanent jobs citing HND 17 9 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.31% 0.17% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.45% 0.71% 1.81%
Number of salaries quoted 12 6 21
Scotland median annual salary £29,250 £21,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +36.05% -21.82% +3.77%
10th Percentile £17,816 £18,750 £20,750
90th Percentile £42,000 £30,875 £33,750
UK median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -6.67%

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 1,173 1,265 1,488
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 21.25% 23.75% 26.22%
Number of salaries quoted 785 769 868
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% -2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 August 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 17 August 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 -15 7 £35,000 +62.79% 3
East Ayrshire -1 4 £20,000 -
Edinburgh -12 2 £22,255 +1.16% 3
West Lothian - 2 £32,500 - 1
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 £33,000 - 2
HND
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 9 (52.94%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
4 6 (35.29%) Office 365
5 5 (29.41%) Degree
6 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
6 4 (23.53%) VMware
6 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
7 3 (17.65%) Workload Management
7 3 (17.65%) LAN
7 3 (17.65%) WAN
7 3 (17.65%) SQL
7 3 (17.65%) ITIL
7 3 (17.65%) VLAN
7 3 (17.65%) Software Packaging
8 2 (11.76%) SCCM
8 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
8 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
8 2 (11.76%) Firewall
8 2 (11.76%) HNC
8 2 (11.76%) Windows
8 2 (11.76%) Linux
8 2 (11.76%) Oracle
8 2 (11.76%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (5.88%) Security Operations
9 1 (5.88%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (5.88%) Server Virtualisation
9 1 (5.88%) Virtual Environments

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:

Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (35.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) LAN
1 3 (17.65%) VLAN
1 3 (17.65%) WAN
2 2 (11.76%) Firewall
2 2 (11.76%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.88%) Aerospace
1 1 (5.88%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Support Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Team Leader
4 2 (11.76%) IT Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) IT Support
4 2 (11.76%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Compliance Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Development Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (5.88%) IT Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) IT Technician
5 1 (5.88%) Java Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Radar Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Security Operations Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Support
5 1 (5.88%) SOC Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Technologist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Software Packaging
2 1 (5.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.88%) NHS
3 1 (5.88%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
3 3 (17.65%) ITIL
3 3 (17.65%) Workload Management
4 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.88%) CRM
5 1 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1 (5.88%) Mathematics
5 1 (5.88%) Physics
5 1 (5.88%) Security Monitoring
5 1 (5.88%) Security Operations
5 1 (5.88%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (5.88%) SIEM
5 1 (5.88%) Software Deployment
5 1 (5.88%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) HNC
3 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
3 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) VMware
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle
4 1 (5.88%) Adobe
4 1 (5.88%) Veeam