Period
to 8 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for HND qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 8 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Diploma (HND)
UK
6 months to
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 755 908 933
Rank change year-on-year +153 +25 +8
Permanent jobs citing HND 305 241 291
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.03% 0.64% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 188 140 242
UK median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -1.41% +1.43%
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,192 £22,275
90th Percentile £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +1.45%

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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 29,709 37,712 43,223
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.35% 23.73% 24.04%
Number of salaries quoted 22,014 27,740 33,245
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

HND
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing HND as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for HND in the UK

HND
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing HND.

Salary trend for HND in the UK

HND
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing HND over the 6 months to 8 December 2019.

Salary histogram for HND in the UK

HND
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HND within the UK over the 6 months to 8 December 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
UK excluding London +170 282 £37,500 +7.14% 184
England +154 260 £40,000 +14.29% 178
Midlands +58 90 £25,000 -37.50% 41
West Midlands +59 84 £25,000 -37.50% 31
North of England +82 53 £42,557 +0.13% 20
South East +16 45 £37,500 +7.14% 49
South West +41 39 £41,500 +6.41% 29
Scotland +23 30 £27,706 -12.04% 9
North West +59 26 £32,500 -23.53% 12
Yorkshire +36 19 £45,000 +12.50% 8
East of England +74 17 £32,500 +8.33% 30
London +69 15 £41,250 +17.86% 9
North East +27 8 £41,285 -
Wales +5 8 £35,250 -11.88% 5
East Midlands +12 6 £19,750 -53.53% 10

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 with a requirement for HND.

1 228 (74.75%) Degree
2 113 (37.05%) HNC
3 83 (27.21%) Microsoft
4 82 (26.89%) Problem-Solving
5 67 (21.97%) .NET
6 65 (21.31%) SQL
6 65 (21.31%) C#
6 65 (21.31%) Windows
7 63 (20.66%) Computer Science
8 59 (19.34%) Azure
9 58 (19.02%) Management Information System
10 57 (18.69%) JavaScript
11 55 (18.03%) SQL Server
12 54 (17.70%) Telecoms
12 54 (17.70%) Software Engineering
13 53 (17.38%) Agile Software Development
14 49 (16.07%) ASP.NET
15 48 (15.74%) Active Directory
16 41 (13.44%) ITIL
17 40 (13.11%) C
18 39 (12.79%) User Experience
19 38 (12.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 36 (11.80%) Cisco
20 36 (11.80%) Windows Server
21 35 (11.48%) Cisco Certification
21 35 (11.48%) Wireless
22 34 (11.15%) HTML
23 33 (10.82%) CCTV
24 30 (9.84%) Manufacturing
24 30 (9.84%) CSS

HND
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 9 (2.95%) CMS
2 6 (1.97%) Apache
3 5 (1.64%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (1.31%) IIS
5 3 (0.98%) Confluence
6 2 (0.66%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.33%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.33%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (6.56%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (5.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (3.61%) SOLIDWORKS
4 7 (2.30%) Simulink
5 4 (1.31%) Siemens NX
6 3 (0.98%) FrameMaker
6 3 (0.98%) PTC Creo
7 2 (0.66%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.66%) CATIA
7 2 (0.66%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.66%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (2.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (1.64%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.66%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 59 (19.34%) Azure
2 28 (9.18%) Office 365
3 25 (8.20%) AWS
4 11 (3.61%) Power Platform
5 4 (1.31%) OneDrive
5 4 (1.31%) Serverless
6 2 (0.66%) BlazeMeter
6 2 (0.66%) SaaS
6 2 (0.66%) Tricentis Tosca
7 1 (0.33%) G Suite
7 1 (0.33%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 35 (11.48%) Wireless
2 25 (8.20%) Internet
3 22 (7.21%) Firewall
4 20 (6.56%) DNS
5 18 (5.90%) BGP
5 18 (5.90%) LAN
5 18 (5.90%) MPLS
5 18 (5.90%) OSPF
6 17 (5.57%) Ethernet
7 14 (4.59%) WAN
8 12 (3.93%) TCP/IP
8 12 (3.93%) VPN
9 9 (2.95%) HSRP
9 9 (2.95%) IPsec
9 9 (2.95%) L2TP
9 9 (2.95%) RIP
10 8 (2.62%) RSVP
10 8 (2.62%) SSL
11 7 (2.30%) DHCP
11 7 (2.30%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (18.03%) SQL Server
2 38 (12.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 23 (7.54%) Relational Database
4 13 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (3.61%) Oracle Reports
6 10 (3.28%) Power BI
7 9 (2.95%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.97%) MySQL
8 6 (1.97%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.98%) Oracle Discoverer
10 3 (0.98%) SQLite
11 2 (0.66%) Cosmos DB
11 2 (0.66%) Geospatial Data
11 2 (0.66%) GIS
11 2 (0.66%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 2 (0.66%) Oracle ODI
11 2 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.33%) Impala
Development Applications
1 30 (9.84%) Visual Studio
2 22 (7.21%) Git (software)
3 20 (6.56%) Visual Studio Team System
4 6 (1.97%) Oracle APEX
4 6 (1.97%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (1.64%) Rational Statemate
6 4 (1.31%) JIRA
6 4 (1.31%) Selenium
6 4 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.98%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.66%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.66%) MSI
8 2 (0.66%) Ranorex
8 2 (0.66%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.66%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 54 (17.70%) Telecoms
2 30 (9.84%) Manufacturing
3 25 (8.20%) Aerospace
4 22 (7.21%) Marketing
5 17 (5.57%) Legal
6 15 (4.92%) Electronics
6 15 (4.92%) Finance
7 14 (4.59%) Public Sector
8 12 (3.93%) Retail
9 11 (3.61%) Law
10 7 (2.30%) Military
11 4 (1.31%) Welsh Language
12 2 (0.66%) Advertising
12 2 (0.66%) Fire and Rescue
12 2 (0.66%) Local Government
13 1 (0.33%) Avionics
13 1 (0.33%) Banking
13 1 (0.33%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 60 (19.67%) Developer
2 32 (10.49%) .NET Developer
3 20 (6.56%) IT Support
3 20 (6.56%) Support Engineer
4 18 (5.90%) Junior
4 18 (5.90%) Software Engineer
5 17 (5.57%) Analyst
6 15 (4.92%) Design Engineer
6 15 (4.92%) Junior Developer
7 14 (4.59%) CAD Engineer
8 13 (4.26%) Team Leader
9 12 (3.93%) CAD Design Engineer
9 12 (3.93%) Graduate
9 12 (3.93%) Graduate Developer
9 12 (3.93%) Integration Engineer
9 12 (3.93%) IT Engineer
9 12 (3.93%) Test and Integration Engineer
9 12 (3.93%) Test Engineer
10 11 (3.61%) DBA
10 11 (3.61%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (21.97%) .NET
2 49 (16.07%) ASP.NET
3 34 (11.15%) HTML
4 30 (9.84%) CSS
5 24 (7.87%) ASP.NET Core
6 22 (7.21%) Kendo UI
7 21 (6.89%) KnockoutJS
8 14 (4.59%) XML
9 12 (3.93%) Web Services
10 10 (3.28%) AngularJS
10 10 (3.28%) React
11 9 (2.95%) Spring
12 8 (2.62%) Hibernate
12 8 (2.62%) RESTful
12 8 (2.62%) Spring MVC
12 8 (2.62%) Vue.js
13 7 (2.30%) .NET Framework
13 7 (2.30%) JSON
13 7 (2.30%) REST
13 7 (2.30%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 58 (19.02%) Management Information System
2 39 (12.79%) User Experience
3 33 (10.82%) CCTV
4 18 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (5.25%) Data Centre
6 13 (4.26%) Embedded Systems
7 12 (3.93%) Cyberthreat
8 11 (3.61%) Driving Licence
9 9 (2.95%) NHS
9 9 (2.95%) Replication
10 7 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (1.97%) Fat Client
11 6 (1.97%) Thin Client
12 5 (1.64%) e-Learning
13 4 (1.31%) BBC
13 4 (1.31%) iPad
14 3 (0.98%) Analogue Electronics
14 3 (0.98%) Life Science
14 3 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
14 3 (0.98%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 65 (21.31%) Windows
2 36 (11.80%) Windows Server
3 20 (6.56%) Linux
4 18 (5.90%) Windows 10
5 14 (4.59%) Unix
6 8 (2.62%) HPUX
6 8 (2.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (2.62%) Solaris
7 6 (1.97%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.97%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.64%) Mac OS X
9 4 (1.31%) VMS
9 4 (1.31%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.98%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (26.89%) Problem-Solving
2 63 (20.66%) Computer Science
3 54 (17.70%) Software Engineering
4 53 (17.38%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (13.44%) ITIL
6 26 (8.52%) Collaborative Working
7 25 (8.20%) DevOps
7 25 (8.20%) Migration
8 23 (7.54%) Mentoring
9 21 (6.89%) Service Management
10 20 (6.56%) Configuration Management
10 20 (6.56%) Open Source
10 20 (6.56%) Scrum
11 18 (5.90%) Continuous Improvement
11 18 (5.90%) Test Automation
12 16 (5.25%) CAD
12 16 (5.25%) Change Control
12 16 (5.25%) Change Management
13 15 (4.92%) Business Intelligence
13 15 (4.92%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 65 (21.31%) C#
1 65 (21.31%) SQL
2 57 (18.69%) JavaScript
3 40 (13.11%) C
4 19 (6.23%) Java
5 11 (3.61%) Python
6 9 (2.95%) VB.NET
7 7 (2.30%) C++
8 6 (1.97%) PL/SQL
8 6 (1.97%) PowerShell
8 6 (1.97%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.64%) Ada
10 4 (1.31%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.31%) Ruby
10 4 (1.31%) XPath
11 3 (0.98%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.66%) PHP
13 1 (0.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 228 (74.75%) Degree
2 113 (37.05%) HNC
3 35 (11.48%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (7.54%) Computer Science Degree
5 21 (6.89%) CCNA
5 21 (6.89%) Security Cleared
6 18 (5.90%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (5.25%) CCNP
8 15 (4.92%) SC Cleared
9 14 (4.59%) DV Cleared
10 13 (4.26%) Chartered Engineer
11 10 (3.28%) MCP
12 9 (2.95%) JNCIP
12 9 (2.95%) MCSE
13 8 (2.62%) JNCIA
14 7 (2.30%) MCSA
15 6 (1.97%) Postgraduate
16 5 (1.64%) MCTS
17 4 (1.31%) ISTQB
18 3 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.21%) QA
2 8 (2.62%) SLA
3 6 (1.97%) Def Stans
4 3 (0.98%) GDPR
5 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.33%) HAZOP
6 1 (0.33%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 48 (15.74%) Active Directory
2 15 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.95%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (1.97%) Terminal Services
5 4 (1.31%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.31%) KVM
5 4 (1.31%) Samba
5 4 (1.31%) VirtualBox
6 3 (0.98%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.66%) Firmware
8 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (3.93%) BMC PATROL
1 12 (3.93%) SCCM
2 7 (2.30%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (1.64%) Jamf Pro
4 4 (1.31%) Proxmox
5 3 (0.98%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.66%) Nagios
7 1 (0.33%) CASB
7 1 (0.33%) MaaS360
7 1 (0.33%) SCSM
Vendors
1 83 (27.21%) Microsoft
2 36 (11.80%) Cisco
3 24 (7.87%) Juniper
4 21 (6.89%) Oracle
5 18 (5.90%) VMware
6 9 (2.95%) Apple
6 9 (2.95%) RedGate
7 8 (2.62%) Nokia
7 8 (2.62%) PTC
7 8 (2.62%) Red Hat
8 7 (2.30%) Ivanti
8 7 (2.30%) Remedy
8 7 (2.30%) Virgin Media
9 5 (1.64%) Citrix
9 5 (1.64%) SAP
10 4 (1.31%) BT
10 4 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.31%) Siemens
11 2 (0.66%) Mentor Graphics
11 2 (0.66%) SendGrid