Period
to 6 June 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for HND qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 6 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Diploma (HND)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 523 565 690
Rank change year-on-year +42 +125 -80
Permanent jobs citing HND 138 307 228
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.29% 0.37% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.25% 1.38% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 88 198 131
Median annual salary £36,013 £39,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.83% +16.18% -5.56%
10th Percentile £21,175 £26,250 £22,365
90th Percentile £50,000 £57,500 £48,750
UK median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.65% -9.33%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 11,022 22,283 24,049
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 23.00% 27.14% 24.19%
Number of salaries quoted 7,962 15,819 18,220
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,582
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +0.94% +6.15%
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +8.89%

HND
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing HND as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for HND in the UK excluding London

HND
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing HND in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for HND in the UK excluding London

HND
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing HND in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

Salary histogram for HND in the UK excluding London

HND
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HND within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 6 June 2020. 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
South West +104 66 £39,598 +13.14% 8
Midlands +26 23 £46,000 -3.16% 7
West Midlands +30 22 £46,000 -4.56% 6
Scotland +31 14 £35,500 +1.43% 2
South East +67 12 £25,000 -34.21% 13
East of England +70 9 £25,500 -36.25% 5
North of England +105 7 £46,000 +5.75% 14
Wales +5 4 £22,000 -48.24%
Yorkshire +97 3 £60,000 +37.93% 9
North West +70 3 £46,000 +2.22% 3
Northern Ireland - 3 £27,000 -
East Midlands +35 1 £25,000 -44.44% 1
North East +15 1 £46,000 +31.43% 2
HND
UK

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for HND.

1 98 (71.01%) Degree
2 64 (46.38%) HNC
3 40 (28.99%) C
4 32 (23.19%) Java
4 32 (23.19%) Software Engineering
5 30 (21.74%) Microsoft
6 29 (21.01%) SQL
7 28 (20.29%) Management Information System
8 26 (18.84%) Problem-Solving
9 22 (15.94%) Windows
9 22 (15.94%) TCP/IP
10 21 (15.22%) JavaScript
11 20 (14.49%) Active Directory
11 20 (14.49%) Computer Science
11 20 (14.49%) Chartered Engineer
11 20 (14.49%) Security Cleared
12 19 (13.77%) Project Management
13 18 (13.04%) Risk Management
13 18 (13.04%) Aerospace
14 16 (11.59%) Telecoms
14 16 (11.59%) Mathematics
15 15 (10.87%) SQLite
15 15 (10.87%) PostgreSQL
15 15 (10.87%) Finance
15 15 (10.87%) Internet
15 15 (10.87%) .NET
15 15 (10.87%) Test Automation
15 15 (10.87%) DV Cleared
15 15 (10.87%) Self-Motivation
16 14 (10.14%) Microsoft Office

HND
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 (0.72%) Confluence
1 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (0.72%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (10.14%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (5.80%) AutoCAD
3 6 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (2.90%) Simulink
5 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.17%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.72%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.52%) Office 365
2 4 (2.90%) Azure
3 3 (2.17%) AWS
3 3 (2.17%) AWS Lambda
3 3 (2.17%) Power Platform
3 3 (2.17%) Serverless
4 1 (0.72%) BrowserStack
4 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.72%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 22 (15.94%) TCP/IP
2 15 (10.87%) Internet
3 12 (8.70%) HTTP
4 11 (7.97%) VPN
5 8 (5.80%) Firewall
5 8 (5.80%) LAN
6 6 (4.35%) WAN
7 5 (3.62%) DNS
8 4 (2.90%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (2.90%) DHCP
8 4 (2.90%) SAN
8 4 (2.90%) VoIP
8 4 (2.90%) Wireless
9 3 (2.17%) Ethernet
9 3 (2.17%) NAS
9 3 (2.17%) Network Security
9 3 (2.17%) VLAN
9 3 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.45%) 4G
10 2 (1.45%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.87%) PostgreSQL
1 15 (10.87%) SQLite
2 12 (8.70%) Geospatial Data
2 12 (8.70%) GIS
2 12 (8.70%) SQL Server
3 9 (6.52%) Relational Database
4 8 (5.80%) MySQL
5 5 (3.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.90%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (2.17%) MS Access
7 3 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.72%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.72%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.72%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 6 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.90%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (2.17%) LabVIEW
3 3 (2.17%) Xcode
4 2 (1.45%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.45%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.72%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.72%) JIRA
5 1 (0.72%) TestRail
General
1 18 (13.04%) Aerospace
2 16 (11.59%) Telecoms
3 15 (10.87%) Finance
4 10 (7.25%) Manufacturing
4 10 (7.25%) Public Sector
5 8 (5.80%) Electronics
6 4 (2.90%) Military
7 3 (2.17%) Marketing
8 2 (1.45%) Games
8 2 (1.45%) Housing Association
8 2 (1.45%) Legal
9 1 (0.72%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 19 (13.77%) Developer
2 17 (12.32%) Systems Engineer
3 10 (7.25%) Test Engineer
4 9 (6.52%) Software Engineer
4 9 (6.52%) Support Engineer
5 8 (5.80%) Analyst
5 8 (5.80%) Control Systems Engineer
5 8 (5.80%) Software Developer
6 7 (5.07%) Design Engineer
7 6 (4.35%) Electrical Engineer
7 6 (4.35%) Graduate
8 5 (3.62%) Commercial Manager
8 5 (3.62%) Electrical Design Engineer
8 5 (3.62%) Graduate Developer
8 5 (3.62%) Graduate Java Developer
8 5 (3.62%) IT Support
8 5 (3.62%) Java Developer
8 5 (3.62%) Systems Support
9 4 (2.90%) Support Analyst
9 4 (2.90%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.87%) .NET
2 14 (10.14%) XML
3 13 (9.42%) HTML
4 12 (8.70%) .NET Framework
4 12 (8.70%) JSON
4 12 (8.70%) REST
5 8 (5.80%) CSS
6 5 (3.62%) J2EE
6 5 (3.62%) Java EE
7 4 (2.90%) jQuery
8 3 (2.17%) Apache Cordova
8 3 (2.17%) ASP.NET
8 3 (2.17%) CSS3
8 3 (2.17%) HTML5
8 3 (2.17%) Node.js
9 2 (1.45%) EDI
9 2 (1.45%) ODBC
10 1 (0.72%) D3.js
10 1 (0.72%) Hibernate
10 1 (0.72%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 28 (20.29%) Management Information System
2 15 (10.87%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.07%) Driving Licence
4 6 (4.35%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (3.62%) Analogue Electronics
6 4 (2.90%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (2.90%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.17%) CCTV
7 3 (2.17%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (2.17%) e-Learning
7 3 (2.17%) SCADA
7 3 (2.17%) User Experience
8 2 (1.45%) IPTV
8 2 (1.45%) NHS
9 1 (0.72%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.72%) iPhone
9 1 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 22 (15.94%) Windows
2 11 (7.97%) Linux
3 8 (5.80%) Android
4 7 (5.07%) Apple iOS
5 6 (4.35%) Windows 7
6 5 (3.62%) Windows Server
7 4 (2.90%) Windows 10
7 4 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.17%) Unix
8 3 (2.17%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (2.17%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (23.19%) Software Engineering
2 26 (18.84%) Problem-Solving
3 20 (14.49%) Computer Science
4 19 (13.77%) Project Management
5 18 (13.04%) Risk Management
6 16 (11.59%) Mathematics
7 15 (10.87%) Test Automation
8 14 (10.14%) Asset Management
8 14 (10.14%) Change Management
9 13 (9.42%) Line Management
10 12 (8.70%) Analytics
10 12 (8.70%) ITIL
10 12 (8.70%) OO
11 11 (7.97%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (7.97%) People Management
11 11 (7.97%) Performance Management
12 10 (7.25%) Coaching
12 10 (7.25%) Cybersecurity
12 10 (7.25%) Systems Engineering
13 9 (6.52%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 40 (28.99%) C
2 32 (23.19%) Java
3 29 (21.01%) SQL
4 21 (15.22%) JavaScript
5 13 (9.42%) C#
6 12 (8.70%) Python
7 9 (6.52%) C++
8 7 (5.07%) MATLAB
8 7 (5.07%) PHP
9 5 (3.62%) Embedded C
9 5 (3.62%) Embedded C++
10 4 (2.90%) Apple Swift
10 4 (2.90%) Kotlin
10 4 (2.90%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.90%) VB
10 4 (2.90%) VBA
11 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.72%) Perl
11 1 (0.72%) R
11 1 (0.72%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 98 (71.01%) Degree
2 64 (46.38%) HNC
3 20 (14.49%) Chartered Engineer
3 20 (14.49%) Security Cleared
4 15 (10.87%) DV Cleared
5 6 (4.35%) SC Cleared
6 5 (3.62%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.72%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.72%) APMP
8 1 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.72%) CCA
8 1 (0.72%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.72%) MCDST
8 1 (0.72%) MCP
8 1 (0.72%) MCSE
8 1 (0.72%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.97%) Def Stans
2 10 (7.25%) QA
3 7 (5.07%) HAZOP
3 7 (5.07%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.72%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.72%) DO-254
4 1 (0.72%) P3O
4 1 (0.72%) PMO
4 1 (0.72%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (14.49%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.62%) Firmware
3 4 (2.90%) Virtual Servers
3 4 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.17%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.72%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (2.17%) SCSM
2 1 (0.72%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.72%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.62%) Cisco
3 4 (2.90%) Veeam
3 4 (2.90%) VMware
4 3 (2.17%) Mentor Graphics
4 3 (2.17%) Oracle
4 3 (2.17%) Sage
4 3 (2.17%) Virgin Media
5 2 (1.45%) BT
5 2 (1.45%) Huawei
5 2 (1.45%) IFS
5 2 (1.45%) Nokia
6 1 (0.72%) ANSYS
6 1 (0.72%) Brio
6 1 (0.72%) Brocade
6 1 (0.72%) Google
6 1 (0.72%) ProCurve
6 1 (0.72%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.72%) Sophos
6 1 (0.72%) Varonis