Period
to 18 August 2017

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 18 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Diploma (HND)
UK
6 months to
18 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 834 852 797
Rank change year-on-year +18 -55 -41
Permanent jobs citing HND 356 412 543
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.21% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.82% 0.78% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 332 345 446
UK median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +11.94%
10th Percentile £19,000 £20,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £46,000 £50,000 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £33,500 £34,500
% change year-on-year +11.94% -2.90% +6.15%

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 43229 52976 59851
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.42% 26.81% 27.55%
Number of salaries quoted 33263 42826 47493
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,091 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.97% +5.23% -

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 18 August 2017.

Salary histogram for HND in the UK

HND
Top 16 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 18 August 2017. 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 +39 325 £37,500 +11.94% 34
England +37 319 £37,500 +7.14% 39
South West +58 77 £37,500 +12.78% 8
South East +55 77 £37,500 +18.11% 4
North of England -11 75 £27,500 -21.43% 4
Midlands +38 61 £32,500 - 5
West Midlands +25 47 £32,500 -5.80% 5
North West -34 39 £31,500 -10.00% 2
Yorkshire +32 28 £35,000 -6.67% 2
London +15 20 £37,500 - 7
East Midlands +23 14 £40,000 +28.00%
Wales +21 13 £45,000 -
Scotland +2 9 £21,500 -21.82% 2
East of England -8 9 £45,000 +9.09% 11
North East +16 8 £20,000 -42.86%
Northern Ireland -15 4 £35,000 -39.13%

For the 6 months to 18 August 2017, IT jobs citing HND also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for HND.

1 251 (70.51%) Degree
2 151 (42.42%) Computer Science
3 113 (31.74%) Microsoft
4 100 (28.09%) Software Engineering
5 93 (26.12%) HNC
6 88 (24.72%) Windows
7 74 (20.79%) Electronics
7 74 (20.79%) Computer Science Degree
8 70 (19.66%) C
9 68 (19.10%) C++
10 63 (17.70%) SQL
11 62 (17.42%) SQL Server
12 59 (16.57%) Microsoft Office
13 57 (16.01%) C#
14 56 (15.73%) HTML
14 56 (15.73%) GNVQ
15 54 (15.17%) Embedded C
16 52 (14.61%) JavaScript
17 49 (13.76%) Agile Software Development
18 48 (13.48%) Microsoft Certification
19 47 (13.20%) Linux
20 46 (12.92%) OO
21 44 (12.36%) Automotive
22 43 (12.08%) CSS
23 39 (10.96%) .NET
23 39 (10.96%) Firmware
24 38 (10.67%) ITIL
25 37 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
25 37 (10.39%) Java
25 37 (10.39%) Active Directory

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 (2.53%) Skype for Business
2 6 (1.69%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.40%) IIS
3 5 (1.40%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (0.84%) SAS
5 2 (0.56%) CMS
5 2 (0.56%) Confluence
6 1 (0.28%) Apache
6 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.28%) OpenEdge
6 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 59 (16.57%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (5.06%) SOLIDWORKS
3 17 (4.78%) Photoshop
4 14 (3.93%) Microsoft Excel
5 11 (3.09%) Autodesk Inventor
6 9 (2.53%) AutoCAD
7 8 (2.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 5 (1.40%) MS Visio
9 4 (1.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (1.12%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (1.12%) InVision
10 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
10 3 (0.84%) Solid Edge
10 3 (0.84%) SPSS
11 2 (0.56%) EPLAN
11 2 (0.56%) Mathcad
11 2 (0.56%) PTC Creo
12 1 (0.28%) CATIA
12 1 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.28%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 3 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.84%) LabWindows
1 3 (0.84%) Oracle ERP
1 3 (0.84%) Primavera
1 3 (0.84%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.28%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.28%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 22 (6.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (2.81%) Office 365
3 3 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (7.30%) Firewall
2 22 (6.18%) LAN
3 21 (5.90%) WAN
4 20 (5.62%) VoIP
5 17 (4.78%) VPN
6 16 (4.49%) TCP/IP
7 15 (4.21%) Internet
8 13 (3.65%) WebEx
9 11 (3.09%) DNS
10 10 (2.81%) DHCP
11 7 (1.97%) Wireless
12 6 (1.69%) MPLS
13 5 (1.40%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (1.40%) Cisco Nexus
14 4 (1.12%) 4G
14 4 (1.12%) ICMP
14 4 (1.12%) IPsec
14 4 (1.12%) LTE
14 4 (1.12%) SNMP
14 4 (1.12%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (17.42%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.49%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (3.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (2.81%) SQL Server 2000
4 10 (2.81%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (2.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (2.25%) MySQL
7 6 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (1.12%) Power BI
8 4 (1.12%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.12%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.84%) MS Access
10 2 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.56%) MariaDB
10 2 (0.56%) QlikView
11 1 (0.28%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.28%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 14 (3.93%) JIRA
2 11 (3.09%) Axure RP
2 11 (3.09%) Visual Studio
3 9 (2.53%) Rational DOORS
4 7 (1.97%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.69%) Git (software)
6 5 (1.40%) Subversion
7 4 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.84%) Ant
8 3 (0.84%) CruiseControl
8 3 (0.84%) NUnit
9 2 (0.56%) Bugzilla
9 2 (0.56%) eggPlant
9 2 (0.56%) JIRA Agile
9 2 (0.56%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (0.56%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.56%) Zephyr
10 1 (0.28%) LabVIEW
10 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 74 (20.79%) Electronics
2 44 (12.36%) Automotive
3 37 (10.39%) Manufacturing
4 33 (9.27%) Finance
5 16 (4.49%) Telecoms
6 12 (3.37%) Advertising
6 12 (3.37%) Marketing
6 12 (3.37%) Military
7 8 (2.25%) Aerospace
8 7 (1.97%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (1.97%) Retail
9 6 (1.69%) Banking
10 2 (0.56%) Games
11 1 (0.28%) Back Office
11 1 (0.28%) Front Office
11 1 (0.28%) Legal
11 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 62 (17.42%) Developer
2 48 (13.48%) Analyst
3 42 (11.80%) Software Engineer
4 38 (10.67%) Embedded Engineer
5 35 (9.83%) Junior
6 30 (8.43%) Software Developer
7 29 (8.15%) Firmware Engineer
8 28 (7.87%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
9 27 (7.58%) Design Engineer
10 25 (7.02%) Service Analyst
11 23 (6.46%) Graduate
12 22 (6.18%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 21 (5.90%) Graduate Analyst
13 21 (5.90%) Service Desk Analyst
14 20 (5.62%) .NET Developer
14 20 (5.62%) C# Developer
14 20 (5.62%) Support Engineer
15 19 (5.34%) IT Support
16 18 (5.06%) C# Software Developer
17 17 (4.78%) Mechanical Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (15.73%) HTML
2 43 (12.08%) CSS
3 39 (10.96%) .NET
4 31 (8.71%) jQuery
5 22 (6.18%) ASP.NET
6 19 (5.34%) Ajax
6 19 (5.34%) ASP.NET MVC
7 16 (4.49%) Qt
8 13 (3.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 11 (3.09%) Web Services
10 9 (2.53%) SOAP
11 6 (1.69%) HTML5
11 6 (1.69%) Spring
12 5 (1.40%) Apache Camel
12 5 (1.40%) JPA
12 5 (1.40%) REST
12 5 (1.40%) XHTML
13 4 (1.12%) AngularJS
13 4 (1.12%) CSS3
13 4 (1.12%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 151 (42.42%) Computer Science
2 37 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (7.58%) Management Information System
4 23 (6.46%) Embedded Systems
5 22 (6.18%) User Experience
6 18 (5.06%) Driving Licence
7 15 (4.21%) Data Centre
8 11 (3.09%) CAN bus
9 10 (2.81%) Replication
10 9 (2.53%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (1.69%) Smartphone
12 5 (1.40%) Kindle
12 5 (1.40%) Life Science
12 5 (1.40%) Renewable Energy
13 4 (1.12%) Device Driver
13 4 (1.12%) Robotics
14 3 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (0.84%) Graphic Design
14 3 (0.84%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 88 (24.72%) Windows
2 47 (13.20%) Linux
3 30 (8.43%) Windows Server
4 26 (7.30%) Windows XP
5 24 (6.74%) Android
6 23 (6.46%) Apple iOS
7 20 (5.62%) Windows 8
8 18 (5.06%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (4.49%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (4.21%) Windows 7
10 15 (4.21%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (3.65%) Windows 10
12 7 (1.97%) Unix
13 4 (1.12%) Embedded Linux
14 3 (0.84%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.56%) CentOS
16 1 (0.28%) Fedora
16 1 (0.28%) Solaris
16 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (28.09%) Software Engineering
2 49 (13.76%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (12.92%) OO
4 38 (10.67%) ITIL
5 26 (7.30%) MVC
6 24 (6.74%) CAD
6 24 (6.74%) SDLC
7 20 (5.62%) Continuous Improvement
8 18 (5.06%) Test Automation
8 18 (5.06%) Time Management
9 16 (4.49%) UX Design
9 16 (4.49%) Validation
10 14 (3.93%) Web Development
11 13 (3.65%) Customer Requirements
11 13 (3.65%) Information Security
11 13 (3.65%) Presales
12 12 (3.37%) Incident Management
12 12 (3.37%) Project Management
13 10 (2.81%) Process Management
13 10 (2.81%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (19.66%) C
2 68 (19.10%) C++
3 63 (17.70%) SQL
4 57 (16.01%) C#
5 54 (15.17%) Embedded C
6 52 (14.61%) JavaScript
7 37 (10.39%) Java
8 29 (8.15%) T-SQL
9 20 (5.62%) PHP
10 15 (4.21%) Embedded C++
11 11 (3.09%) Python
11 11 (3.09%) VB
12 8 (2.25%) MATLAB
12 8 (2.25%) VB.NET
13 7 (1.97%) Perl
14 3 (0.84%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.56%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.56%) R
16 1 (0.28%) Delphi
16 1 (0.28%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 251 (70.51%) Degree
2 93 (26.12%) HNC
3 74 (20.79%) Computer Science Degree
4 56 (15.73%) GNVQ
5 48 (13.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 26 (7.30%) MCSE
7 25 (7.02%) Security Cleared
8 24 (6.74%) A+ Certification
8 24 (6.74%) SC Cleared
9 21 (5.90%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (5.06%) MCP
10 18 (5.06%) MCSA
11 16 (4.49%) CCNA
12 11 (3.09%) ISTQB
13 10 (2.81%) PhD
14 9 (2.53%) CCNP
15 8 (2.25%) BPSS Clearance
16 6 (1.69%) CCIE
17 5 (1.40%) DV Cleared
18 4 (1.12%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.87%) SLA
2 10 (2.81%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 10 (2.81%) QA
3 4 (1.12%) Def Stans
4 2 (0.56%) DO-254
5 1 (0.28%) NEBOSH
5 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 39 (10.96%) Firmware
2 37 (10.39%) Active Directory
3 14 (3.93%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (3.37%) Hyper-V
4 12 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (2.25%) XenApp
6 7 (1.97%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.84%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.56%) vSphere
9 1 (0.28%) MDaemon
Systems Management
1 12 (3.37%) DameWare
2 11 (3.09%) Perfmon
2 11 (3.09%) SCCM
3 4 (1.12%) Endace
4 2 (0.56%) MOM
5 1 (0.28%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.28%) cPanel
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.28%) MobiControl
5 1 (0.28%) Packer
5 1 (0.28%) Plesk
5 1 (0.28%) Puppet
5 1 (0.28%) SCOM
5 1 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.28%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 113 (31.74%) Microsoft
2 36 (10.11%) Cisco
2 36 (10.11%) Freescale
3 22 (6.18%) Oracle
4 16 (4.49%) VMware
5 8 (2.25%) Adobe
5 8 (2.25%) Citrix
6 6 (1.69%) CheckPoint
6 6 (1.69%) F5
6 6 (1.69%) Juniper
7 5 (1.40%) Aruba
7 5 (1.40%) Avaya
7 5 (1.40%) Palo Alto
7 5 (1.40%) SAP
7 5 (1.40%) Siemens
8 4 (1.12%) HP
8 4 (1.12%) Riverbed
9 3 (0.84%) EMC
9 3 (0.84%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.84%) Tableau