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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 25 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Diploma (HND)
UK
6 months to
25 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 922 719 735
Rank change year-on-year -203 +16 +16
Permanent jobs citing HND 294 203 180
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.22% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.72% 1.05% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 152 86 114
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,369 £22,500
25th Percentile £35,000 £31,174 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,563 £40,000 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year +18.91% +14.29% -9.09%
75th Percentile £55,000 £51,250 £42,104
90th Percentile £61,265 £59,676 £50,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,625 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +19.06% +14.29% -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 40,567 19,243 19,833
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.70% 20.87% 21.49%
Number of salaries quoted 17,052 12,442 14,883
10th Percentile £30,875 £31,250 £28,750
25th Percentile £40,749 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,500 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +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 25 May 2022.

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 25 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -197 235 £50,000 +25.00% 96
UK excluding London -119 202 £47,625 +19.06% 99
Work from Home -241 75 £47,563 +18.91% 17
South East -65 74 £50,000 +25.00% 21
London -243 52 £50,000 -14.73% 14
South West -34 36 £37,908 +20.34% 12
North of England -78 34 £48,563 +14.26% 13
East of England -72 25 £57,744 +77.67% 15
North East -7 21 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Scotland -52 19 £35,523 +37.55% 12
Midlands -71 14 £30,000 -42.86% 19
Yorkshire -36 10 £32,500 -23.53% 2
West Midlands -61 10 £30,000 -36.84% 8
East Midlands -32 4 £40,000 -23.81% 11
Wales -37 3 - - 7
North West -77 3 £22,500 - 8

For the 6 months to 25 May 2022, 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.

1 183 (62.24%) Degree
2 141 (47.96%) Social Skills
3 114 (38.78%) HNC
4 96 (32.65%) Security Cleared
5 62 (21.09%) Microsoft
6 54 (18.37%) Software Engineering
7 49 (16.67%) Agile
7 49 (16.67%) Windows
8 46 (15.65%) Microsoft Office
8 46 (15.65%) Problem-Solving
9 44 (14.97%) Finance
10 39 (13.27%) SQL
11 38 (12.93%) Systems Engineering
12 36 (12.24%) SC Cleared
12 36 (12.24%) Computer Science
13 35 (11.90%) Self-Motivation
13 35 (11.90%) SDLC
13 35 (11.90%) Windows Server
14 34 (11.56%) Mentoring
15 33 (11.22%) Project Management
15 33 (11.22%) Oracle
15 33 (11.22%) Java
15 33 (11.22%) Software Testing
16 31 (10.54%) C#
16 31 (10.54%) Customer Requirements
16 31 (10.54%) AWS
17 30 (10.20%) Azure
17 30 (10.20%) Management Information System
18 29 (9.86%) JavaScript
19 28 (9.52%) 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 12 (4.08%) Tomcat
2 10 (3.40%) WinCC
3 9 (3.06%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.36%) SAS
5 3 (1.02%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.02%) WordPress
6 1 (0.34%) Apache
6 1 (0.34%) CMS
6 1 (0.34%) Drupal
6 1 (0.34%) Moodle
Applications
1 46 (15.65%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (8.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (4.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (2.72%) Simulink
4 8 (2.72%) Stateflow
5 7 (2.38%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (1.36%) CATIA
7 1 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.34%) OrCAD
7 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (5.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.36%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.34%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 31 (10.54%) AWS
2 30 (10.20%) Azure
3 24 (8.16%) Microsoft 365
4 16 (5.44%) Dynamics 365
5 12 (4.08%) SaaS
6 7 (2.38%) GCP
6 7 (2.38%) Power Platform
7 6 (2.04%) OpenShift
8 5 (1.70%) Linode
9 4 (1.36%) Amazon Cognito
9 4 (1.36%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (1.36%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (1.36%) Serverless
10 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.34%) Figma
10 1 (0.34%) Google Workspace
10 1 (0.34%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.74%) TCP/IP
1 11 (3.74%) WAN
2 7 (2.38%) Ethernet
2 7 (2.38%) VPN
2 7 (2.38%) Wireless
3 6 (2.04%) LAN
4 4 (1.36%) Firewall
4 4 (1.36%) Profibus
4 4 (1.36%) RS-232
4 4 (1.36%) RS-485
4 4 (1.36%) VoIP
4 4 (1.36%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (1.02%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (1.02%) Cisco Wireless
5 3 (1.02%) DHCP
5 3 (1.02%) DMVPN
5 3 (1.02%) DNS
5 3 (1.02%) SNMP
5 3 (1.02%) VLAN
5 3 (1.02%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.48%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.76%) Oracle Database
3 13 (4.42%) MySQL
4 12 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (3.74%) MongoDB
5 11 (3.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 11 (3.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (2.38%) MS Access
7 7 (2.38%) Power BI
8 6 (2.04%) Geospatial Data
8 6 (2.04%) GIS
9 5 (1.70%) NoSQL
9 5 (1.70%) Relational Database
10 4 (1.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 4 (1.36%) Metadata
11 3 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (1.02%) Oracle Discoverer
11 3 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 27 (9.18%) JIRA
2 16 (5.44%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.72%) ClearCase
3 8 (2.72%) Plastic SCM
4 7 (2.38%) Rational Performance Tester
5 3 (1.02%) LabVIEW
5 3 (1.02%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (1.02%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (1.02%) Subversion
5 3 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.34%) Ant
6 1 (0.34%) Gradle
6 1 (0.34%) Hudson
6 1 (0.34%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.34%) JUnit
6 1 (0.34%) Maven
6 1 (0.34%) Selenium
General
1 141 (47.96%) Social Skills
2 44 (14.97%) Finance
3 23 (7.82%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 22 (7.48%) Manufacturing
5 18 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (5.78%) Aerospace
6 17 (5.78%) Telecoms
7 15 (5.10%) Organisational Skills
7 15 (5.10%) Public Sector
8 14 (4.76%) Military
9 13 (4.42%) Automotive
9 13 (4.42%) Electronics
10 12 (4.08%) Police
11 10 (3.40%) Law
11 10 (3.40%) Legal
12 9 (3.06%) Influencing Skills
13 8 (2.72%) Marketing
14 7 (2.38%) Front Office
15 6 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (1.02%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 48 (16.33%) Systems Engineer
2 39 (13.27%) Software Engineer
3 27 (9.18%) Analyst
4 24 (8.16%) Developer
5 22 (7.48%) Control Systems Engineer
6 18 (6.12%) Design Engineer
7 17 (5.78%) Principal Engineer
7 17 (5.78%) Principal Systems Engineer
8 14 (4.76%) IT Support
9 12 (4.08%) Embedded Engineer
9 12 (4.08%) Java Developer
9 12 (4.08%) Network Manager
10 11 (3.74%) Administrator
10 11 (3.74%) Electronics Engineer
10 11 (3.74%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 11 (3.74%) Head of IT
10 11 (3.74%) Head of Technology
10 11 (3.74%) SQL DBA
10 11 (3.74%) SQL Server DBA
10 11 (3.74%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.14%) .NET
2 20 (6.80%) JSON
3 18 (6.12%) CSS
3 18 (6.12%) HTML
4 17 (5.78%) React
4 17 (5.78%) XML
5 12 (4.08%) jQuery
6 11 (3.74%) AngularJS
6 11 (3.74%) Hibernate
6 11 (3.74%) JPA
6 11 (3.74%) React Native
6 11 (3.74%) RESTful
6 11 (3.74%) Spring
6 11 (3.74%) Web Services
7 9 (3.06%) EDI
8 8 (2.72%) REST
9 6 (2.04%) .NET Core
9 6 (2.04%) CSS3
9 6 (2.04%) HTML5
9 6 (2.04%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 35 (11.90%) Self-Motivation
2 30 (10.20%) Management Information System
3 25 (8.50%) SCADA
4 19 (6.46%) Algorithms
5 18 (6.12%) Data Structures
5 18 (6.12%) NHS
6 9 (3.06%) Cyberattack
6 9 (3.06%) Cyberthreat
7 8 (2.72%) Data Centre
8 7 (2.38%) Cybercrime
8 7 (2.38%) Driving Licence
8 7 (2.38%) IoT
9 5 (1.70%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.02%) Verilog
10 3 (1.02%) VHDL
11 2 (0.68%) GNSS
11 2 (0.68%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.68%) Robotics
11 2 (0.68%) User Experience
12 1 (0.34%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 49 (16.67%) Windows
2 35 (11.90%) Windows Server
3 20 (6.80%) Linux
4 13 (4.42%) Unix
5 12 (4.08%) Windows 10
6 5 (1.70%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.02%) Android
8 2 (0.68%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.68%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.34%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (18.37%) Software Engineering
2 49 (16.67%) Agile
3 46 (15.65%) Problem-Solving
4 38 (12.93%) Systems Engineering
5 36 (12.24%) Computer Science
6 35 (11.90%) SDLC
7 34 (11.56%) Mentoring
8 33 (11.22%) Project Management
8 33 (11.22%) Software Testing
9 31 (10.54%) Customer Requirements
10 24 (8.16%) DevOps
11 23 (7.82%) Coaching
12 21 (7.14%) Collaborative Working
13 19 (6.46%) Configuration Management
13 19 (6.46%) Continuous Improvement
13 19 (6.46%) ERP
13 19 (6.46%) Stakeholder Management
13 19 (6.46%) Test Automation
14 18 (6.12%) CI/CD
15 16 (5.44%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 39 (13.27%) SQL
2 33 (11.22%) Java
3 31 (10.54%) C#
4 29 (9.86%) JavaScript
5 25 (8.50%) Python
6 22 (7.48%) C
7 16 (5.44%) Shell Script
8 14 (4.76%) PowerShell
9 12 (4.08%) PHP
10 11 (3.74%) MATLAB
10 11 (3.74%) VB.NET
11 10 (3.40%) C++
12 9 (3.06%) Embedded C
13 8 (2.72%) Perl
14 7 (2.38%) R
14 7 (2.38%) VBA
15 6 (2.04%) ES6
16 4 (1.36%) PL/SQL
17 1 (0.34%) PL/1
17 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 183 (62.24%) Degree
2 114 (38.78%) HNC
3 96 (32.65%) Security Cleared
4 36 (12.24%) SC Cleared
5 22 (7.48%) MCSA
5 22 (7.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (5.44%) Computer Science Degree
7 15 (5.10%) CCNA
7 15 (5.10%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (4.76%) CCNP
9 11 (3.74%) ISTQB
9 11 (3.74%) MCSE
10 8 (2.72%) DV Cleared
11 7 (2.38%) Chartered Engineer
12 6 (2.04%) Master's Degree
13 5 (1.70%) BPSS Clearance
13 5 (1.70%) DBS Check
14 3 (1.02%) NVQ Level 4
15 1 (0.34%) CCENT
15 1 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (8.16%) QA
2 16 (5.44%) ISO 9001
3 11 (3.74%) HL7
4 9 (3.06%) Def Stans
5 8 (2.72%) AUTOSAR
5 8 (2.72%) ISO 26262
5 8 (2.72%) MISRA
6 7 (2.38%) IEC 61131
7 3 (1.02%) GLP
8 2 (0.68%) SLA
9 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.34%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.34%) NCSC
9 1 (0.34%) NIST
System Software
1 28 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.38%) vSphere
3 6 (2.04%) Docker
3 6 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.68%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 11 (3.74%) Endace
2 6 (2.04%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.34%) Ansible
4 1 (0.34%) Puppet
4 1 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 62 (21.09%) Microsoft
2 33 (11.22%) Oracle
3 14 (4.76%) HP
3 14 (4.76%) Riverbed
4 13 (4.42%) Dell
5 12 (4.08%) Siemens
6 11 (3.74%) Freshdesk
7 9 (3.06%) Cisco
7 9 (3.06%) VMware
8 8 (2.72%) IBM
8 8 (2.72%) Lauterbach
8 8 (2.72%) Sun
9 7 (2.38%) Rockwell
10 6 (2.04%) Facebook
10 6 (2.04%) Google
11 5 (1.70%) Progress
12 4 (1.36%) SAP
13 2 (0.68%) Proofpoint
13 2 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
13 2 (0.68%) Synology