Period
to 19 February 2018

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 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Diploma (HND)
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 944 853 812
Rank change year-on-year -91 -41 -67
Permanent jobs citing HND 243 329 536
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.19% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.59% 0.75% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 173 248 455
UK median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10th Percentile £22,500 £19,350 £20,750
90th Percentile £48,750 £56,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £34,750 £32,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +8.59% -8.57% -6.67%

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 41,466 44,083 58,380
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.62% 25.42% 27.69%
Number of salaries quoted 32,170 34,886 46,558
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 19 February 2018.

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 19 February 2018. 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 -36 217 £34,750 +8.59% 166
England -66 196 £35,000 +2.19% 163
North of England -19 60 £31,000 +0.81% 27
South East -3 47 £33,500 +19.64% 21
North West -5 44 £31,000 -12.68% 16
South West +9 26 £37,500 +19.05% 20
Midlands -4 26 £36,792 +24.72% 52
East of England +15 25 £35,000 -17.65% 32
Scotland -44 19 £24,750 -23.85% 6
Yorkshire +11 15 £36,250 +39.42% 7
West Midlands -19 15 £36,792 +24.72% 34
London -45 14 £35,875 -33.56% 11
East Midlands +19 8 £36,792 - 18
Wales -6 8 £40,000 - 8
Northern Ireland -17 8 £35,000 +48.94%
North East -29 1 £39,000 +47.17% 4

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, 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.

1 145 (59.67%) Degree
2 67 (27.57%) HNC
3 59 (24.28%) Microsoft
4 54 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (17.70%) Computer Science
6 42 (17.28%) SQL
7 41 (16.87%) Electronics
7 41 (16.87%) Software Engineering
8 40 (16.46%) C#
9 39 (16.05%) Windows
9 39 (16.05%) Manufacturing
10 36 (14.81%) SQL Server
11 32 (13.17%) JavaScript
12 30 (12.35%) ITIL
12 30 (12.35%) Telecoms
13 29 (11.93%) Microsoft Office
13 29 (11.93%) .NET
14 26 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
15 25 (10.29%) Finance
15 25 (10.29%) C
15 25 (10.29%) Oracle
16 24 (9.88%) OO
16 24 (9.88%) Microsoft Excel
17 23 (9.47%) SLA
18 22 (9.05%) Java
18 22 (9.05%) PL/SQL
19 21 (8.64%) Security Cleared
20 20 (8.23%) Cisco Certification
21 19 (7.82%) SC Cleared
22 18 (7.41%) 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 9 (3.70%) CMS
2 8 (3.29%) IIS
3 7 (2.88%) MS Exchange
4 6 (2.47%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.47%) Sitecore CMS
4 6 (2.47%) Umbraco
5 4 (1.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.82%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.41%) Confluence
7 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.41%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 29 (11.93%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (9.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (4.94%) MS Visio
4 11 (4.53%) AutoCAD
5 8 (3.29%) SOLIDWORKS
6 5 (2.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (1.65%) PTC Creo
7 4 (1.65%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (1.23%) FrameMaker
8 3 (1.23%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 2 (0.82%) Windchill
10 1 (0.41%) Revit
10 1 (0.41%) Siemens NX
10 1 (0.41%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (1.65%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.41%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.41%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.41%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 17 (7.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (4.94%) Office 365
3 4 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.82%) IaaS
4 2 (0.82%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.41%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.53%) Firewall
2 9 (3.70%) MPLS
2 9 (3.70%) WAN
3 8 (3.29%) LAN
3 8 (3.29%) VLAN
4 7 (2.88%) BGP
4 7 (2.88%) DWDM
4 7 (2.88%) OSPF
4 7 (2.88%) TCP/IP
5 6 (2.47%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (2.47%) EIGRP
5 6 (2.47%) Wireless
6 5 (2.06%) Bluetooth
7 4 (1.65%) Ethernet
7 4 (1.65%) Internet
7 4 (1.65%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.23%) DNS
8 3 (1.23%) S/MIME
8 3 (1.23%) SDH
8 3 (1.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.58%) MySQL
3 10 (4.12%) Big Data
3 10 (4.12%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.06%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.06%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.65%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 4 (1.65%) Oracle ODI
6 3 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.23%) DTS
6 3 (1.23%) GIS
6 3 (1.23%) Power BI
6 3 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.82%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (5.76%) Visual Studio
2 8 (3.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (2.88%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.65%) JUnit
4 4 (1.65%) Mercurial
4 4 (1.65%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (1.65%) Subversion
4 4 (1.65%) TestNG
5 2 (0.82%) eggPlant
5 2 (0.82%) JIRA
5 2 (0.82%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.41%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.41%) C++Builder
6 1 (0.41%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.41%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.41%) PVCS
6 1 (0.41%) SpecFlow
General
1 41 (16.87%) Electronics
2 39 (16.05%) Manufacturing
3 30 (12.35%) Telecoms
4 25 (10.29%) Finance
5 17 (7.00%) Military
6 11 (4.53%) Advertising
7 4 (1.65%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.65%) Billing
7 4 (1.65%) Multimedia
7 4 (1.65%) Retail
8 3 (1.23%) Games
8 3 (1.23%) Legal
8 3 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.82%) Automotive
9 2 (0.82%) German Language
9 2 (0.82%) Marketing
10 1 (0.41%) Avionics
10 1 (0.41%) Back Office
10 1 (0.41%) Banking
10 1 (0.41%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 43 (17.70%) Developer
2 34 (13.99%) Analyst
3 27 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 18 (7.41%) Software Engineer
5 16 (6.58%) Applications Support
6 15 (6.17%) Software Developer
7 14 (5.76%) Test Engineer
8 13 (5.35%) Applications Engineer
8 13 (5.35%) Design Engineer
8 13 (5.35%) Electronics Engineer
9 12 (4.94%) Network Engineer
10 11 (4.53%) .NET Developer
10 11 (4.53%) Junior
11 10 (4.12%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
11 10 (4.12%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
11 10 (4.12%) 3rd Line Support
11 10 (4.12%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 10 (4.12%) Applications Developer
11 10 (4.12%) Applications Support Engineer
11 10 (4.12%) Software Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (11.93%) .NET
2 10 (4.12%) HTML
3 9 (3.70%) ASP.NET
4 6 (2.47%) AngularJS
4 6 (2.47%) jQuery
4 6 (2.47%) KnockoutJS
4 6 (2.47%) React
4 6 (2.47%) RequireJS
5 5 (2.06%) CSS
5 5 (2.06%) HTML5
5 5 (2.06%) Web Services
6 4 (1.65%) .NET Framework
6 4 (1.65%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (1.65%) CSS3
6 4 (1.65%) Hibernate
6 4 (1.65%) Java EE
6 4 (1.65%) Middleware
6 4 (1.65%) REST
6 4 (1.65%) SOAP
6 4 (1.65%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 43 (17.70%) Computer Science
2 26 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (7.00%) Management Information System
4 14 (5.76%) Driving Licence
5 13 (5.35%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.47%) Embedded Systems
6 6 (2.47%) PKI
7 4 (1.65%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.23%) Acoustics
8 3 (1.23%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.23%) CCTV
8 3 (1.23%) Renewable Energy
8 3 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.82%) CMDB
9 2 (0.82%) Device Driver
9 2 (0.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (0.82%) HP StoreVirtual
9 2 (0.82%) SCADA
9 2 (0.82%) Verilog
9 2 (0.82%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 39 (16.05%) Windows
2 11 (4.53%) Linux
3 5 (2.06%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.65%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.23%) Android
5 3 (1.23%) CentOS
5 3 (1.23%) Debian
5 3 (1.23%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.82%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (0.82%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.82%) Unix
6 2 (0.82%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.41%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (16.87%) Software Engineering
3 30 (12.35%) ITIL
4 24 (9.88%) OO
5 17 (7.00%) Project Management
6 16 (6.58%) CAD
6 16 (6.58%) Scenario Testing
7 15 (6.17%) ERP
7 15 (6.17%) People Management
7 15 (6.17%) SDLC
8 14 (5.76%) Change Management
8 14 (5.76%) Strategic Thinking
9 13 (5.35%) OOP
10 12 (4.94%) Unit Testing
10 12 (4.94%) Waterfall
11 11 (4.53%) ETL
11 11 (4.53%) Test Automation
12 10 (4.12%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (4.12%) ITIL V3
12 10 (4.12%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 42 (17.28%) SQL
2 40 (16.46%) C#
3 32 (13.17%) JavaScript
4 25 (10.29%) C
5 22 (9.05%) Java
5 22 (9.05%) PL/SQL
6 18 (7.41%) C++
7 15 (6.17%) Python
8 13 (5.35%) T-SQL
9 7 (2.88%) PowerShell
10 6 (2.47%) VB.NET
11 5 (2.06%) VB
12 4 (1.65%) PHP
13 3 (1.23%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.82%) Perl
14 2 (0.82%) R
14 2 (0.82%) Ruby
14 2 (0.82%) Tcl
14 2 (0.82%) VB6
15 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 145 (59.67%) Degree
2 67 (27.57%) HNC
3 21 (8.64%) Security Cleared
4 20 (8.23%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (7.82%) SC Cleared
6 17 (7.00%) CCNA
7 16 (6.58%) DV Cleared
8 15 (6.17%) CCNP
9 10 (4.12%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (3.29%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (2.88%) CCIE
12 6 (2.47%) JNCIA
13 5 (2.06%) JNCIP
13 5 (2.06%) JNCIS
13 5 (2.06%) MCSE
14 4 (1.65%) Chartered Engineer
14 4 (1.65%) ISEB
14 4 (1.65%) NVQ Level 4
15 3 (1.23%) MCITP
15 3 (1.23%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (9.47%) SLA
2 11 (4.53%) QA
3 4 (1.65%) PMO
4 3 (1.23%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.41%) DO-254
5 1 (0.41%) GDPR
5 1 (0.41%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.41%) MISRA
5 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (6.58%) Active Directory
1 16 (6.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (4.94%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.82%) Firmware
3 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.41%) Docker
4 1 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (3.70%) Endace
2 1 (0.41%) Ansible
2 1 (0.41%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (0.41%) SCCM
2 1 (0.41%) SCOM
Vendors
1 59 (24.28%) Microsoft
2 25 (10.29%) Oracle
3 16 (6.58%) VMware
4 15 (6.17%) Cisco
5 9 (3.70%) Riverbed
6 8 (3.29%) HP
7 7 (2.88%) Juniper
8 6 (2.47%) Arista
8 6 (2.47%) Extreme Networks
8 6 (2.47%) Sitecore
9 5 (2.06%) EMC
9 5 (2.06%) Red Hat
9 5 (2.06%) SAP
10 4 (1.65%) Samsung
10 4 (1.65%) Siemens
11 3 (1.23%) Aruba
11 3 (1.23%) Freescale
12 2 (0.82%) F5
12 2 (0.82%) Huawei
12 2 (0.82%) Xilinx