Period
to 26 July 2021

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 26 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Diploma (HND)
UK
6 months to
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 792 712 758
Rank change year-on-year -80 +46 +153
Permanent jobs citing HND 201 105 377
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.15% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.83% 0.68% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 85 70 247
10th Percentile £24,400 £23,450 £26,250
25th Percentile £31,250 £27,875 £32,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £35,000 £42,180
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% -17.02% +20.51%
75th Percentile £53,750 £45,174 £50,000
90th Percentile £59,676 £54,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £35,250 £41,500
% change year-on-year +13.48% -15.06% +18.57%

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 24,104 15,537 35,095
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.41% 21.98% 24.16%
Number of salaries quoted 13,914 11,655 25,857
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £26,400
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £66,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

HND
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for HND in the UK

HND
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing HND.

Salary trend for HND in the UK

HND
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing HND over the 6 months to 26 July 2021.

Salary histogram for HND in the UK

HND
Top 17 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 26 July 2021. 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 -41 175 £40,000 +13.48% 150
England -104 160 £40,000 +9.51% 144
South East -5 71 £40,000 -20.00% 23
South West -90 25 £33,250 -12.64% 20
Midlands -64 22 £55,000 +54.93% 28
Work from Home -243 22 £45,000 +4.65% 11
Scotland -48 19 £26,913 +4.51% 12
London -119 17 £58,637 +66.35% 13
North of England -56 14 £42,500 -7.61% 33
Northern Ireland - 14 - - 2
West Midlands -61 13 £58,750 +27.72% 17
East of England -22 9 £32,500 +8.33% 26
East Midlands -40 9 £52,500 +110.00% 11
North East -7 8 £42,500 -7.61% 5
Yorkshire -48 4 £42,500 -29.17% 9
North West -39 2 - - 19
Wales -17 1 £45,000 -10.00% 6

For the 6 months to 26 July 2021, 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.

1 138 (68.66%) Degree
2 104 (51.74%) HNC
3 52 (25.87%) Social Skills
4 39 (19.40%) Windows
4 39 (19.40%) Computer Science
5 38 (18.91%) Software Engineering
5 38 (18.91%) Problem-Solving
6 36 (17.91%) Agile Software Development
7 35 (17.41%) Security Cleared
8 31 (15.42%) Systems Engineering
9 30 (14.93%) QA
9 30 (14.93%) SQL
10 29 (14.43%) JavaScript
11 27 (13.43%) Microsoft Office
12 25 (12.44%) SQL Server
12 25 (12.44%) C
13 24 (11.94%) Python
14 23 (11.44%) Linux
15 22 (10.95%) Mentoring
16 21 (10.45%) Git (software)
16 21 (10.45%) Continuous Improvement
16 21 (10.45%) Cisco
16 21 (10.45%) Microsoft
17 20 (9.95%) HTML
17 20 (9.95%) Project Management
17 20 (9.95%) AngularJS
18 19 (9.45%) Coaching
18 19 (9.45%) Public Sector
18 19 (9.45%) Java
18 19 (9.45%) C#

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 10 (4.98%) Apache
1 10 (4.98%) Confluence
2 6 (2.99%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.99%) nginx
4 3 (1.49%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (1.00%) SAS
6 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.50%) WinCC
Applications
1 27 (13.43%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (8.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.00%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.50%) ALPHACAM
5 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.00%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.97%) Azure
2 11 (5.47%) Microsoft 365
3 4 (1.99%) AWS
4 2 (1.00%) SaaS
5 1 (0.50%) Boomi
5 1 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.50%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.50%) ServiceMax
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.98%) DNS
1 10 (4.98%) Wireless
2 7 (3.48%) Firewall
2 7 (3.48%) TCP/IP
2 7 (3.48%) Wireshark
3 6 (2.99%) Profibus
4 5 (2.49%) BGP
4 5 (2.49%) EIGRP
4 5 (2.49%) IPsec
4 5 (2.49%) Network Security
4 5 (2.49%) OSPF
4 5 (2.49%) PBX
4 5 (2.49%) VPN
5 4 (1.99%) BIG-IP
5 4 (1.99%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (1.99%) DMZ
5 4 (1.99%) ICMP
5 4 (1.99%) TETRA
5 4 (1.99%) VoIP
6 3 (1.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (12.44%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.97%) NoSQL
3 12 (5.97%) Relational Database
4 9 (4.48%) MariaDB
4 9 (4.48%) MongoDB
5 7 (3.48%) EDMS
5 7 (3.48%) Metadata
6 6 (2.99%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.99%) Data Mining
8 4 (1.99%) GIS
9 1 (0.50%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.50%) Data Vault
9 1 (0.50%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 21 (10.45%) Git (software)
2 10 (4.98%) Bitbucket
2 10 (4.98%) JIRA
3 6 (2.99%) Visual Studio
4 5 (2.49%) Selenium
4 5 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (2.49%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.50%) CodeWarrior
5 1 (0.50%) LabVIEW
General
1 52 (25.87%) Social Skills
2 19 (9.45%) Public Sector
3 18 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (8.96%) Telecoms
4 17 (8.46%) Manufacturing
5 11 (5.47%) Aerospace
5 11 (5.47%) Electronics
5 11 (5.47%) Finance
5 11 (5.47%) Marketing
6 9 (4.48%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (3.48%) Automotive
8 5 (2.49%) Influencing Skills
8 5 (2.49%) Multimedia
8 5 (2.49%) Organisational Skills
9 3 (1.49%) Legal
10 2 (1.00%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 2 (1.00%) Military
11 1 (0.50%) Advertising
11 1 (0.50%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 38 (18.91%) Systems Engineer
2 27 (13.43%) Software Engineer
3 26 (12.94%) Analyst
4 20 (9.95%) Principal Engineer
5 17 (8.46%) Developer
6 13 (6.47%) Support Analyst
7 11 (5.47%) Network Engineer
8 10 (4.98%) Design Engineer
9 9 (4.48%) Applications Engineer
9 9 (4.48%) IT Analyst
9 9 (4.48%) IT Support
9 9 (4.48%) IT Support Analyst
9 9 (4.48%) Principal Systems Engineer
10 8 (3.98%) .NET Developer
10 8 (3.98%) Control Systems Engineer
10 8 (3.98%) Junior
11 7 (3.48%) Angular Developer
11 7 (3.48%) Principal Software Engineer
12 6 (2.99%) C# .NET Developer
12 6 (2.99%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.95%) AngularJS
1 20 (9.95%) HTML
2 17 (8.46%) CSS
3 15 (7.46%) .NET
4 14 (6.97%) Node.js
5 13 (6.47%) ASP.NET
6 11 (5.47%) JSON
7 9 (4.48%) Django
7 9 (4.48%) LAMP
7 9 (4.48%) XML
8 8 (3.98%) jQuery
8 8 (3.98%) RESTful
9 7 (3.48%) Ajax
9 7 (3.48%) React
9 7 (3.48%) REST
9 7 (3.48%) STL
10 6 (2.99%) Angular 2
10 6 (2.99%) Hibernate
10 6 (2.99%) Spring
10 6 (2.99%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.96%) SCADA
2 14 (6.97%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (5.47%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.48%) Data Centre
5 7 (3.48%) Algorithms
5 7 (3.48%) Driving Licence
5 7 (3.48%) Public Cloud
5 7 (3.48%) Video\Live Streaming
6 6 (2.99%) Robotics
7 4 (1.99%) Reference Data
7 4 (1.99%) Smart City
7 4 (1.99%) Wiki
8 3 (1.49%) Biotechnology
9 2 (1.00%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.50%) 3D Printing
10 1 (0.50%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.50%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.50%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.50%) Raspberry Pi
10 1 (0.50%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 39 (19.40%) Windows
2 23 (11.44%) Linux
3 13 (6.47%) Unix
4 9 (4.48%) Windows 10
4 9 (4.48%) Windows 7
5 7 (3.48%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.50%) CentOS
6 1 (0.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (19.40%) Computer Science
2 38 (18.91%) Problem-Solving
2 38 (18.91%) Software Engineering
3 36 (17.91%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (15.42%) Systems Engineering
5 22 (10.95%) Mentoring
6 21 (10.45%) Continuous Improvement
7 20 (9.95%) Project Management
8 19 (9.45%) Coaching
8 19 (9.45%) Validation
9 17 (8.46%) Data Analysis
10 16 (7.96%) Configuration Management
11 15 (7.46%) SDLC
11 15 (7.46%) Technical Leadership
12 14 (6.97%) Customer Requirements
12 14 (6.97%) Data Management
13 13 (6.47%) Open Source
14 12 (5.97%) Collaborative Working
14 12 (5.97%) FMEA
14 12 (5.97%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (14.93%) SQL
2 29 (14.43%) JavaScript
3 25 (12.44%) C
4 24 (11.94%) Python
5 19 (9.45%) C#
5 19 (9.45%) Java
6 14 (6.97%) TypeScript
7 11 (5.47%) C++
8 10 (4.98%) Perl
9 9 (4.48%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.99%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.50%) VB
11 1 (0.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 138 (68.66%) Degree
2 104 (51.74%) HNC
3 35 (17.41%) Security Cleared
4 17 (8.46%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (5.97%) CCNP
5 12 (5.97%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (4.98%) SC Cleared
7 7 (3.48%) CCNA
8 5 (2.49%) CCIE
8 5 (2.49%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.49%) NVQ Level 4
9 3 (1.49%) PhD
10 2 (1.00%) MCDST
10 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.50%) CCA
11 1 (0.50%) CEH
11 1 (0.50%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.50%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (14.93%) QA
2 12 (5.97%) GDPR
3 7 (3.48%) NEBOSH
4 6 (2.99%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.49%) GMP
5 3 (1.49%) ISO 9001
5 3 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (1.00%) GLP
6 2 (1.00%) IEC 61508
6 2 (1.00%) ISO 14001
6 2 (1.00%) PMO
6 2 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.50%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.50%) NIST
7 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (4.48%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.49%) VMware NSX
3 1 (0.50%) Firmware
3 1 (0.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.50%) NLBS
3 1 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.99%) Suricata
2 1 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.50%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (10.45%) Cisco
1 21 (10.45%) Microsoft
2 10 (4.98%) Siemens
3 9 (4.48%) Fortinet
3 9 (4.48%) Oracle
4 8 (3.98%) Juniper
5 5 (2.49%) F5
5 5 (2.49%) VMware
6 4 (1.99%) Palo Alto
6 4 (1.99%) SolarWinds
6 4 (1.99%) Splunk
7 3 (1.49%) Avaya
8 2 (1.00%) BroadVision
9 1 (0.50%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.50%) CA
9 1 (0.50%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.50%) Freescale
9 1 (0.50%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.50%) NetApp
9 1 (0.50%) Red Hat