Period
to 19 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for HND qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 19 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Diploma (HND)
England > South East
6 months to
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 359 283 457
Rank change year-on-year -76 +174 +31
Permanent jobs citing HND 91 9 55
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.51% 0.11% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.80% 0.43% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 27 7 32
10th Percentile £32,005 £33,550 £30,198
25th Percentile £33,250 £38,750 £33,438
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +32.23%
75th Percentile £55,663 £46,875 £48,750
90th Percentile £73,863 £50,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £40,000 £42,973 £41,500
% change year-on-year -6.92% +3.55% +18.57%

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 South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 5,069 2,096 6,941
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.31% 26.33% 27.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2,730 1,560 5,201
10th Percentile £28,250 £30,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £33,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.40%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

HND
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing HND as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for HND in the South East

HND
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing HND in the South East.

Salary trend for HND in the South East

HND
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing HND in the South East over the 6 months to 19 October 2021.

Salary histogram for HND in the South East

HND
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HND within the South East region over the 6 months to 19 October 2021. 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
Hampshire -89 36 £45,000 +9.09% 7
Thames Valley -68 28 £40,000 - 15
Berkshire -48 25 £67,725 - 10
Kent -29 13 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Surrey -64 10 £45,000 -7.69% 3
Oxfordshire - 3 £32,005 - 1
West Sussex - 1 £45,000 - 2
Middlesex - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £33,500 -
HND
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2021, 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 South East region with a requirement for HND.

1 54 (59.34%) Degree
2 38 (41.76%) Social Skills
3 33 (36.26%) Self-Motivation
4 31 (34.07%) Security Cleared
5 29 (31.87%) HNC
6 26 (28.57%) C
6 26 (28.57%) Algorithms
7 24 (26.37%) Systems Engineering
7 24 (26.37%) Computer Science
8 22 (24.18%) Software Engineering
9 21 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (23.08%) Mentoring
10 20 (21.98%) Java
10 20 (21.98%) Python
11 19 (20.88%) Risk Management
11 19 (20.88%) Unit Testing
11 19 (20.88%) DevOps
11 19 (20.88%) API Design
11 19 (20.88%) Data Structures
11 19 (20.88%) DevSecOps
11 19 (20.88%) Site Reliability Engineering
11 19 (20.88%) Complexity Analysis
11 19 (20.88%) Full Stack Development
12 18 (19.78%) Go
12 18 (19.78%) Velocity
12 18 (19.78%) Stakeholder Management
12 18 (19.78%) C++
12 18 (19.78%) OOP
12 18 (19.78%) OO
13 15 (16.48%) Windows

HND
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 3 (3.30%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.20%) Apache
2 2 (2.20%) Confluence
Applications
1 13 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (9.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.20%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.59%) Microsoft 365
2 5 (5.49%) Azure
3 3 (3.30%) AWS
4 1 (1.10%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.49%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (4.40%) Firewall
2 4 (4.40%) Internet
3 2 (2.20%) DNS
3 2 (2.20%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.20%) VoIP
3 2 (2.20%) VPN
3 2 (2.20%) WAN
4 1 (1.10%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.79%) EDMS
2 4 (4.40%) GIS
2 4 (4.40%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.30%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.20%) MariaDB
4 2 (2.20%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.20%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Bitbucket
1 2 (2.20%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.20%) JIRA
1 2 (2.20%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.10%) CodeWarrior
General
1 38 (41.76%) Social Skills
2 12 (13.19%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (7.69%) Aerospace
3 7 (7.69%) Multimedia
4 6 (6.59%) Influencing Skills
5 5 (5.49%) Telecoms
6 4 (4.40%) Manufacturing
7 3 (3.30%) Automotive
7 3 (3.30%) Legal
7 3 (3.30%) Military
8 2 (2.20%) Electronics
9 1 (1.10%) Advertising
9 1 (1.10%) Banking
9 1 (1.10%) Marketing
9 1 (1.10%) Presentation Skills
9 1 (1.10%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (30.77%) Systems Engineer
2 19 (20.88%) Senior Software Engineer
2 19 (20.88%) Software Engineer
3 9 (9.89%) Analyst
4 8 (8.79%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 7 (7.69%) RF Engineer
6 6 (6.59%) Principal Engineer
6 6 (6.59%) Principal Systems Engineer
7 5 (5.49%) Architect
8 4 (4.40%) Enterprise Management Specialist
8 4 (4.40%) IT Engineer
8 4 (4.40%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.40%) Support Engineer
9 3 (3.30%) Development Engineer
9 3 (3.30%) Field Engineer
9 3 (3.30%) Field Service Engineer
9 3 (3.30%) IT Support
9 3 (3.30%) IT Support Engineer
9 3 (3.30%) Systems Support
9 3 (3.30%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (19.78%) Velocity
2 2 (2.20%) AngularJS
2 2 (2.20%) CSS
2 2 (2.20%) Django
2 2 (2.20%) HTML
2 2 (2.20%) LAMP
2 2 (2.20%) Node.js
3 1 (1.10%) .NET
3 1 (1.10%) .NET Core
3 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET Core
3 1 (1.10%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 33 (36.26%) Self-Motivation
2 26 (28.57%) Algorithms
3 19 (20.88%) Data Structures
4 8 (8.79%) Data Centre
5 6 (6.59%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.30%) Replication
6 3 (3.30%) SCADA
7 1 (1.10%) Analogue Electronics
7 1 (1.10%) CMDB
7 1 (1.10%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.10%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.10%) Taxonomies
7 1 (1.10%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (16.48%) Windows
2 5 (5.49%) Linux
2 5 (5.49%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.20%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.37%) Computer Science
1 24 (26.37%) Systems Engineering
2 22 (24.18%) Software Engineering
3 21 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (23.08%) Mentoring
4 19 (20.88%) API Design
4 19 (20.88%) Complexity Analysis
4 19 (20.88%) DevOps
4 19 (20.88%) DevSecOps
4 19 (20.88%) Full Stack Development
4 19 (20.88%) Risk Management
4 19 (20.88%) Site Reliability Engineering
4 19 (20.88%) Unit Testing
5 18 (19.78%) OO
5 18 (19.78%) OOP
5 18 (19.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (13.19%) Continuous Improvement
8 11 (12.09%) Configuration Management
8 11 (12.09%) Systems Thinking
Programming Languages
1 26 (28.57%) C
2 20 (21.98%) Java
2 20 (21.98%) Python
3 18 (19.78%) C++
3 18 (19.78%) Go
4 5 (5.49%) SQL
5 4 (4.40%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.20%) C#
6 2 (2.20%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.20%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 54 (59.34%) Degree
2 31 (34.07%) Security Cleared
3 29 (31.87%) HNC
4 7 (7.69%) DV Cleared
4 7 (7.69%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.30%) NVQ Level 4
6 2 (2.20%) CCA
6 2 (2.20%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (2.20%) MCSA
6 2 (2.20%) MCSE
6 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.49%) QA
2 4 (4.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.30%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (3.30%) GDPR
3 3 (3.30%) NEBOSH
4 2 (2.20%) ISO 9001
4 2 (2.20%) NIST
4 2 (2.20%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.20%) PMO
4 2 (2.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (3.30%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.30%) Virtual Servers
1 3 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (3.30%) VMware NSX
2 2 (2.20%) DFS Replication
2 2 (2.20%) Firmware
2 2 (2.20%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.10%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.10%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 6 (6.59%) Microsoft
1 6 (6.59%) VMware
2 3 (3.30%) Cisco
2 3 (3.30%) Dell Compellent
2 3 (3.30%) Siemens
3 2 (2.20%) Dell
4 1 (1.10%) EMC
4 1 (1.10%) ServiceNow