Period
to 13 October 2019

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 13 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Diploma (HND)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
13 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 536 695 623
Rank change year-on-year +159 -72 +68
Permanent jobs citing HND 317 202 303
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.40% 0.22% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.59% 0.89% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 184 136 276
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.57% -6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £22,575 £22,625 £19,000
90th Percentile £57,125 £51,875 £46,529
UK median annual salary £41,500 £35,000 £36,750
% change year-on-year +18.57% -4.76% +7.30%

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 19,991 22,686 24,975
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 25.47% 24.73% 25.80%
Number of salaries quoted 14,403 16,835 19,724
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £24,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £70,125 £68,750 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year - +6.38% +4.44%

HND
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing HND as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing HND in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 13 October 2019.

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 13 October 2019. 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
Midlands +64 104 £40,000 +8.84% 41
West Midlands +71 96 £50,000 +24.22% 32
North of England +62 57 £45,000 +20.00% 37
South East +11 55 £41,250 +17.86% 32
South West +31 40 £41,500 +3.75% 35
Scotland +35 37 £35,000 +32.03% 15
North West +42 25 £40,000 -5.88% 26
Yorkshire +29 24 £45,000 +28.57% 7
East of England +68 18 £32,500 +25.00% 18
North East +19 8 £41,285 +17.96% 4
East Midlands +16 8 £22,500 -33.82% 8
Wales +8 6 £38,500 +6.21% 6
HND
UK

For the 6 months to 13 October 2019, 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.

1 243 (76.66%) Degree
2 118 (37.22%) HNC
3 91 (28.71%) Microsoft
3 91 (28.71%) Problem-Solving
4 85 (26.81%) SQL
5 83 (26.18%) Computer Science
6 76 (23.97%) Agile Software Development
7 72 (22.71%) C#
8 70 (22.08%) .NET
8 70 (22.08%) Software Engineering
9 66 (20.82%) SQL Server
10 63 (19.87%) Telecoms
11 60 (18.93%) JavaScript
12 59 (18.61%) Azure
13 55 (17.35%) Windows
14 53 (16.72%) Visual Studio
15 52 (16.40%) ASP.NET
16 45 (14.20%) ITIL
16 45 (14.20%) User Experience
17 43 (13.56%) Git (software)
17 43 (13.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 42 (13.25%) CCTV
19 40 (12.62%) QA
20 39 (12.30%) DevOps
20 39 (12.30%) Wireless
20 39 (12.30%) Collaborative Working
21 38 (11.99%) Management Information System
22 36 (11.36%) Cisco Certification
22 36 (11.36%) Marketing
22 36 (11.36%) Windows Server

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 10 (3.15%) Apache
2 8 (2.52%) CMS
3 6 (1.89%) lighttpd
3 6 (1.89%) nginx
4 5 (1.58%) Confluence
5 4 (1.26%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.63%) IIS
7 1 (0.32%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.32%) WinCC
Applications
1 28 (8.83%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (8.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (3.47%) SOLIDWORKS
4 6 (1.89%) AutoCAD
4 6 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.89%) Simulink
5 5 (1.58%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (1.26%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.95%) FrameMaker
8 2 (0.63%) PTC Creo
8 2 (0.63%) Siemens NX
9 1 (0.32%) CATIA
9 1 (0.32%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 5 (1.58%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.26%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.32%) Primavera
3 1 (0.32%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 59 (18.61%) Azure
2 18 (5.68%) Office 365
3 16 (5.05%) AWS
4 8 (2.52%) Power Platform
5 4 (1.26%) Tricentis Tosca
6 2 (0.63%) BlazeMeter
6 2 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (12.30%) Wireless
2 27 (8.52%) Firewall
3 17 (5.36%) BGP
3 17 (5.36%) Internet
3 17 (5.36%) MPLS
3 17 (5.36%) OSPF
4 16 (5.05%) DNS
5 15 (4.73%) LAN
6 13 (4.10%) SMS
7 12 (3.79%) Ethernet
7 12 (3.79%) TCP/IP
7 12 (3.79%) WAN
8 11 (3.47%) VPN
9 10 (3.15%) RSVP
10 8 (2.52%) DHCP
11 6 (1.89%) HSRP
11 6 (1.89%) IPsec
12 5 (1.58%) SAN
12 5 (1.58%) VLAN
12 5 (1.58%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (20.82%) SQL Server
2 43 (13.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 29 (9.15%) Relational Database
4 10 (3.15%) Oracle Reports
5 9 (2.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (2.52%) Power BI
7 6 (1.89%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.58%) Firebird
8 5 (1.58%) MySQL
9 4 (1.26%) MS Access
9 4 (1.26%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.95%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (0.95%) Oracle Discoverer
11 2 (0.63%) Cosmos DB
11 2 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.32%) Big Data
12 1 (0.32%) Impala
12 1 (0.32%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.32%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 1 (0.32%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 53 (16.72%) Visual Studio
2 43 (13.56%) Git (software)
3 34 (10.73%) Visual Studio Team System
4 7 (2.21%) JIRA
5 6 (1.89%) Selenium
5 6 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (1.58%) Android Studio
6 5 (1.58%) Rational Statemate
7 4 (1.26%) HP UFT
7 4 (1.26%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (1.26%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (1.26%) Ranorex
7 4 (1.26%) TeamCity
7 4 (1.26%) Visual Studio Coded UI
8 3 (0.95%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.63%) MSI
10 1 (0.32%) Hudson
General
1 63 (19.87%) Telecoms
2 36 (11.36%) Marketing
3 31 (9.78%) Manufacturing
4 26 (8.20%) Aerospace
5 21 (6.62%) Retail
6 18 (5.68%) Finance
6 18 (5.68%) Legal
7 15 (4.73%) Electronics
8 9 (2.84%) Law
8 9 (2.84%) Public Sector
9 7 (2.21%) Military
10 4 (1.26%) Fire and Rescue
10 4 (1.26%) Welsh Language
11 2 (0.63%) Advertising
11 2 (0.63%) Avionics
11 2 (0.63%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 64 (20.19%) Developer
2 30 (9.46%) .NET Developer
3 20 (6.31%) Software Developer
3 20 (6.31%) Software Engineer
3 20 (6.31%) Team Leader
4 17 (5.36%) Software Engineering Team Leader
4 17 (5.36%) Software Team Leader
5 15 (4.73%) Analyst
5 15 (4.73%) Design Engineer
6 14 (4.42%) IT Support
7 13 (4.10%) CAD Engineer
7 13 (4.10%) Systems Engineer
8 12 (3.79%) CAD Design Engineer
8 12 (3.79%) Support Engineer
9 11 (3.47%) Test Engineer
10 10 (3.15%) Junior
10 10 (3.15%) Mechanical Design Engineer
10 10 (3.15%) Mechanical Engineer
10 10 (3.15%) Provisioning Engineer
10 10 (3.15%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (22.08%) .NET
2 52 (16.40%) ASP.NET
3 25 (7.89%) HTML
4 22 (6.94%) CSS
5 14 (4.42%) ASP.NET Core
6 13 (4.10%) AngularJS
7 12 (3.79%) Kendo UI
7 12 (3.79%) Web Services
7 12 (3.79%) XML
8 11 (3.47%) KnockoutJS
8 11 (3.47%) React
8 11 (3.47%) Spring
9 10 (3.15%) Hibernate
9 10 (3.15%) RESTful
9 10 (3.15%) Spring MVC
9 10 (3.15%) Vue.js
10 8 (2.52%) HTML5
11 6 (1.89%) CSS3
11 6 (1.89%) SOAP
12 5 (1.58%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 45 (14.20%) User Experience
2 42 (13.25%) CCTV
3 38 (11.99%) Management Information System
4 18 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (5.68%) Driving Licence
5 12 (3.79%) Data Centre
5 12 (3.79%) Mobile App
6 11 (3.47%) Embedded Systems
7 10 (3.15%) Cyberthreat
7 10 (3.15%) e-Learning
8 8 (2.52%) NHS
9 7 (2.21%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.89%) Fat Client
10 6 (1.89%) Replication
10 6 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (1.89%) Thin Client
11 4 (1.26%) BBC
12 3 (0.95%) IPTV
12 3 (0.95%) Robotics
13 2 (0.63%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 55 (17.35%) Windows
2 36 (11.36%) Windows Server
3 24 (7.57%) Linux
4 15 (4.73%) Windows 10
5 12 (3.79%) Unix
6 10 (3.15%) HPUX
6 10 (3.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (3.15%) Solaris
7 9 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (2.52%) Windows 7
8 8 (2.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (1.58%) Android
10 4 (1.26%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.95%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.95%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.95%) VMS
11 3 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.32%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (28.71%) Problem-Solving
2 83 (26.18%) Computer Science
3 76 (23.97%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (22.08%) Software Engineering
5 45 (14.20%) ITIL
6 39 (12.30%) Collaborative Working
6 39 (12.30%) DevOps
7 34 (10.73%) Open Source
7 34 (10.73%) Scrum
8 25 (7.89%) Service Management
9 23 (7.26%) Test Automation
10 22 (6.94%) People Management
11 20 (6.31%) Change Control
11 20 (6.31%) Coaching
11 20 (6.31%) Mentoring
11 20 (6.31%) MVC
12 17 (5.36%) Change Management
12 17 (5.36%) Sprint Planning
12 17 (5.36%) Test Strategy
12 17 (5.36%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 85 (26.81%) SQL
2 72 (22.71%) C#
3 60 (18.93%) JavaScript
4 33 (10.41%) C
5 25 (7.89%) Java
6 10 (3.15%) Python
7 8 (2.52%) PHP
8 7 (2.21%) C++
8 7 (2.21%) PowerShell
9 6 (1.89%) Ada
9 6 (1.89%) PHP 7
9 6 (1.89%) VB.NET
10 5 (1.58%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.26%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.26%) Ruby
12 2 (0.63%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.63%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.63%) XPath
13 1 (0.32%) VB
13 1 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 243 (76.66%) Degree
2 118 (37.22%) HNC
3 36 (11.36%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (8.52%) Computer Science Degree
5 24 (7.57%) CCNA
6 20 (6.31%) Microsoft Certification
7 18 (5.68%) Security Cleared
8 15 (4.73%) CCNP
9 14 (4.42%) SC Cleared
10 11 (3.47%) MCSE
11 10 (3.15%) DV Cleared
12 8 (2.52%) Chartered Engineer
12 8 (2.52%) JNCIA
12 8 (2.52%) MCP
13 7 (2.21%) ISTQB
14 6 (1.89%) MCSA
14 6 (1.89%) Postgraduate
15 5 (1.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 5 (1.58%) MCTS
16 4 (1.26%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (12.62%) QA
2 11 (3.47%) SLA
3 5 (1.58%) Def Stans
4 3 (0.95%) GDPR
4 3 (0.95%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 15288
6 1 (0.32%) MIL-STD-1553
System Software
1 35 (11.04%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.52%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (1.89%) Terminal Services
5 4 (1.26%) KVM
5 4 (1.26%) Samba
5 4 (1.26%) VirtualBox
6 3 (0.95%) Firmware
7 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (2.52%) SCCM
2 7 (2.21%) BMC PATROL
2 7 (2.21%) Netcool
3 5 (1.58%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (1.26%) Proxmox
5 2 (0.63%) Nagios
6 1 (0.32%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (0.32%) SCSM
Vendors
1 91 (28.71%) Microsoft
2 34 (10.73%) Cisco
3 25 (7.89%) Oracle
4 23 (7.26%) Juniper
5 15 (4.73%) VMware
6 13 (4.10%) Virgin Media
7 12 (3.79%) Remedy
8 10 (3.15%) Nokia
8 10 (3.15%) Red Hat
9 7 (2.21%) Cadence
9 7 (2.21%) PTC
10 6 (1.89%) Motorola
10 6 (1.89%) RedGate
11 4 (1.26%) BT
11 4 (1.26%) Lotus
11 4 (1.26%) Perforce
12 2 (0.63%) Centreon
12 2 (0.63%) Ivanti
12 2 (0.63%) SAP
12 2 (0.63%) Siemens