Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Diploma (HND)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 213 208 196
Rank change year-on-year -5 -12 -8
Permanent jobs citing HND 14 16 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.26% 0.29% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.19% 1.20% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 13 12 22
Scotland median annual salary £26,509 £23,250 £28,661
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.02% -18.88% +9.18%
10th Percentile £18,885 £18,550 £20,075
90th Percentile £42,000 £47,058 £43,388
UK median annual salary £35,000 £36,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year -3.45% +3.57% -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 1,178 1,333 1,343
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 21.90% 24.34% 25.36%
Number of salaries quoted 767 842 756
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% -2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £58,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% -

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 -9 7 £30,000 +36.36% 1
Edinburgh -1 4 £26,509 +17.82% 2
West Lothian - 2 £32,500 -
East Ayrshire -2 1 £17,000 -15.00%
HND
UK

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 6 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 6 (42.86%) Degree
3 5 (35.71%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (28.57%) Physics
4 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
4 4 (28.57%) NHS
4 4 (28.57%) ITIL
5 3 (21.43%) SQL
5 3 (21.43%) Linux
5 3 (21.43%) Software Packaging
5 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (21.43%) Workload Management
6 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
6 2 (14.29%) SCCM
6 2 (14.29%) Office 365
6 2 (14.29%) Oracle
6 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
6 2 (14.29%) Windows
6 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
6 2 (14.29%) Firewall
7 1 (7.14%) ITSM
7 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
7 1 (7.14%) Samba
7 1 (7.14%) VMware
7 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (7.14%) Service Management
7 1 (7.14%) C#

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 1 (7.14%) Apache
1 1 (7.14%) IIS
1 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) DNS
2 1 (7.14%) Internet
2 1 (7.14%) iSCSI
2 1 (7.14%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (7.14%) SSH
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Developer
1 4 (28.57%) Software Developer
1 4 (28.57%) Technologist
2 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Team Leader
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Compliance Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Customer Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Development Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Development Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Help Desk Technician
3 1 (7.14%) IT Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) IT Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) IT Support
3 1 (7.14%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) IT Technician
3 1 (7.14%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) Software Packaging
2 1 (7.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
1 4 (28.57%) NHS
2 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 5 (35.71%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (28.57%) ITIL
3 4 (28.57%) Physics
4 3 (21.43%) Workload Management
5 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
6 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (7.14%) CRM
6 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (7.14%) ITSM
6 1 (7.14%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (7.14%) Service Management
6 1 (7.14%) Software Deployment
6 1 (7.14%) Task Automation
6 1 (7.14%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
3 1 (7.14%) Bourne shell
3 1 (7.14%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) Korn
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (7.14%) NFS
2 1 (7.14%) Samba
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Adobe
3 1 (7.14%) Veeam
3 1 (7.14%) VMware