Period
to 28 January 2022

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 28 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Diploma (HND)
England > South East
6 months to
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 367 314 430
Rank change year-on-year -53 +116 +26
Permanent jobs citing HND 76 18 48
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.42% 0.18% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.50% 0.76% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 30 14 23
10th Percentile £32,005 £26,650 £22,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £28,750 £25,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year +25.00% +6.67% +23.97%
75th Percentile £73,863 £46,250 £40,000
90th Percentile - - £48,250
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +4.94% +15.71% -

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 5,078 2,379 6,234
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.99% 23.34% 26.94%
Number of salaries quoted 2,696 1,710 4,720
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,795 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £38,750 £34,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,106 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.21% +5.26% +4.97%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,813
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £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 28 January 2022.

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 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Thames Valley -55 20 £67,725 +108.38% 19
Kent -35 19 - - 3
Berkshire -22 16 £67,725 +69.31% 11
Surrey -49 16 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Hampshire -68 16 £51,325 +20.76% 10
East Sussex - 3 £39,250 - 1
Oxfordshire - 3 £32,005 - 2
Buckinghamshire -49 1 - - 6
Middlesex - 1 - -
HND
England

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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 53 (69.74%) Degree
2 35 (46.05%) Social Skills
3 32 (42.11%) Self-Motivation
4 31 (40.79%) Security Cleared
4 31 (40.79%) HNC
5 30 (39.47%) Computer Science
5 30 (39.47%) Software Engineering
6 27 (35.53%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (34.21%) Unit Testing
7 26 (34.21%) Risk Management
7 26 (34.21%) Site Reliability Engineering
7 26 (34.21%) Complexity Analysis
7 26 (34.21%) DevOps
7 26 (34.21%) Data Structures
7 26 (34.21%) Algorithms
7 26 (34.21%) API Design
7 26 (34.21%) DevSecOps
7 26 (34.21%) Full Stack Development
7 26 (34.21%) CI/CD
8 21 (27.63%) Stakeholder Management
9 20 (26.32%) C
9 20 (26.32%) Python
10 19 (25.00%) C++
10 19 (25.00%) Java
10 19 (25.00%) OOP
10 19 (25.00%) OO
10 19 (25.00%) Velocity
10 19 (25.00%) Go
11 18 (23.68%) Problem-Solving
12 17 (22.37%) Project Management

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 (3.95%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.84%) Microsoft 365
2 7 (9.21%) OpenShift
3 6 (7.89%) Azure
4 4 (5.26%) AWS
5 3 (3.95%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (3.95%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (3.95%) Firewall
2 3 (3.95%) Internet
2 3 (3.95%) Remote Desktop
2 3 (3.95%) WAN
3 2 (2.63%) DNS
3 2 (2.63%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.63%) VoIP
3 2 (2.63%) VPN
4 1 (1.32%) MPLS
4 1 (1.32%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.63%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2019
2 1 (1.32%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 35 (46.05%) Social Skills
2 10 (13.16%) Finance
3 7 (9.21%) Public Sector
3 7 (9.21%) Telecoms
4 6 (7.89%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 6 (7.89%) Influencing Skills
5 5 (6.58%) Legal
5 5 (6.58%) Multimedia
6 4 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (5.26%) Back Office
6 4 (5.26%) Fire and Rescue
7 3 (3.95%) Manufacturing
7 3 (3.95%) Military
8 2 (2.63%) Banking
8 2 (2.63%) Electronics
8 2 (2.63%) Marketing
9 1 (1.32%) Advertising
9 1 (1.32%) Aerospace
9 1 (1.32%) Presentation Skills
9 1 (1.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (39.47%) Software Engineer
2 26 (34.21%) Senior Software Engineer
3 24 (31.58%) Systems Engineer
4 11 (14.47%) Principal Engineer
4 11 (14.47%) Principal Systems Engineer
5 7 (9.21%) IT Engineer
5 7 (9.21%) Support Engineer
6 6 (7.89%) IT Support
6 6 (7.89%) IT Support Engineer
6 6 (7.89%) Project Manager
7 5 (6.58%) RF Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) Analyst
8 4 (5.26%) Control Systems Engineer
9 3 (3.95%) Field Engineer
9 3 (3.95%) Field Service Engineer
9 3 (3.95%) Senior Systems Engineer
9 3 (3.95%) Systems Support
9 3 (3.95%) Systems Support Engineer
10 2 (2.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 2 (2.63%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (25.00%) Velocity
2 7 (9.21%) .NET
2 7 (9.21%) .NET Core
2 7 (9.21%) ASP.NET
2 7 (9.21%) ASP.NET Core
2 7 (9.21%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 32 (42.11%) Self-Motivation
2 26 (34.21%) Algorithms
2 26 (34.21%) Data Structures
3 8 (10.53%) Data Centre
4 6 (7.89%) NHS
5 4 (5.26%) SCADA
6 3 (3.95%) Replication
7 2 (2.63%) CMDB
7 2 (2.63%) Taxonomies
8 1 (1.32%) Analogue Electronics
8 1 (1.32%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.32%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.53%) Windows
1 8 (10.53%) Windows Server
2 6 (7.89%) Linux
3 2 (2.63%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (39.47%) Computer Science
1 30 (39.47%) Software Engineering
2 27 (35.53%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (34.21%) API Design
3 26 (34.21%) CI/CD
3 26 (34.21%) Complexity Analysis
3 26 (34.21%) DevOps
3 26 (34.21%) DevSecOps
3 26 (34.21%) Full Stack Development
3 26 (34.21%) Risk Management
3 26 (34.21%) Site Reliability Engineering
3 26 (34.21%) Unit Testing
4 21 (27.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (25.00%) OO
5 19 (25.00%) OOP
6 18 (23.68%) Problem-Solving
7 17 (22.37%) Project Management
8 16 (21.05%) Systems Engineering
9 14 (18.42%) Mentoring
9 14 (18.42%) Systems Thinking
Programming Languages
1 20 (26.32%) C
1 20 (26.32%) Python
2 19 (25.00%) C++
2 19 (25.00%) Go
2 19 (25.00%) Java
3 7 (9.21%) C#
4 1 (1.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 53 (69.74%) Degree
2 31 (40.79%) HNC
2 31 (40.79%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.58%) DV Cleared
3 5 (6.58%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.63%) MCSA
4 2 (2.63%) MCSE
4 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.32%) CCA
5 1 (1.32%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) Cyber Essentials
1 3 (3.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.63%) GDPR
2 2 (2.63%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.63%) QA
3 1 (1.32%) NIST
3 1 (1.32%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (9.21%) Docker
2 6 (7.89%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.95%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.63%) DFS Replication
4 2 (2.63%) Firmware
4 2 (2.63%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.32%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 7 (9.21%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 9 (11.84%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.26%) Cisco
2 4 (5.26%) VMware
3 3 (3.95%) CrowdStrike
3 3 (3.95%) Dell Compellent
3 3 (3.95%) Proofpoint
3 3 (3.95%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (3.95%) Synology
4 2 (2.63%) Dell
4 2 (2.63%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.32%) EMC
5 1 (1.32%) SAP