Period
to 25 November 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 25 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Diploma (HND)
UK
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 882 906 758
Rank change year-on-year +24 -148 +6
Permanent jobs citing HND 308 318 590
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.17% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.72% 0.64% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 264 254 488
UK median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.86% - -
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £20,000
90th Percentile £47,058 £53,750 £55,600
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +3.70%

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 42926 49464 59972
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.97% 26.13% 27.46%
Number of salaries quoted 32979 39670 47952
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,969
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 25 November 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 25 November 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 +55 286 £36,000 +2.86% 34
England +25 263 £36,000 +2.86% 39
South West +42 67 £37,500 +7.14% 5
South East +40 63 £35,000 +22.81% 10
North of England -5 56 £31,500 -10.00% 6
Midlands +45 42 £36,000 +22.03% 5
North West -4 34 £31,000 -22.50% 5
West Midlands +28 31 £36,000 +21.01% 4
East of England +21 25 £35,000 -19.08% 5
Yorkshire +23 19 £35,000 +62.79% 1
Scotland -27 18 £24,750 -18.85% 2
London -20 12 £33,286 -19.79% 8
East Midlands +30 11 £40,000 +66.67% 1
Wales +5 9 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Northern Ireland -24 8 £35,000 -39.13%
North East -2 3 £20,000 -28.57%

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 199 (64.61%) Degree
2 113 (36.69%) Computer Science
3 86 (27.92%) Microsoft
4 82 (26.62%) HNC
5 73 (23.70%) Electronics
6 71 (23.05%) Software Engineering
7 69 (22.40%) C#
8 65 (21.10%) Windows
9 61 (19.81%) SQL Server
10 60 (19.48%) C
11 57 (18.51%) SQL
12 55 (17.86%) JavaScript
12 55 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
13 51 (16.56%) OO
14 49 (15.91%) Computer Science Degree
15 48 (15.58%) .NET
16 47 (15.26%) C++
16 47 (15.26%) Manufacturing
17 46 (14.94%) Microsoft Office
18 37 (12.01%) ITIL
18 37 (12.01%) Microsoft Certification
19 36 (11.69%) HTML
20 35 (11.36%) Active Directory
20 35 (11.36%) Telecoms
21 32 (10.39%) CSS
21 32 (10.39%) GNVQ
22 31 (10.06%) Java
23 30 (9.74%) SLA
24 29 (9.42%) Embedded C
24 29 (9.42%) Security Cleared

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 11 (3.57%) IIS
2 10 (3.25%) MS Exchange
3 9 (2.92%) CMS
4 8 (2.60%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.62%) Sitecore CMS
5 5 (1.62%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.97%) Confluence
6 3 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.97%) SAS
6 3 (0.97%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.32%) Apache
7 1 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 46 (14.94%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (3.57%) SOLIDWORKS
4 10 (3.25%) AutoCAD
5 7 (2.27%) Photoshop
6 6 (1.95%) MS Visio
7 4 (1.30%) PTC Creo
8 3 (0.97%) Autodesk Inventor
8 3 (0.97%) FrameMaker
8 3 (0.97%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 3 (0.97%) SPSS
9 2 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.65%) Solid Edge
9 2 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.32%) CATIA
10 1 (0.32%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (1.30%) LabWindows
2 3 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.32%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.32%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.32%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.25%) Office 365
3 3 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.52%) Firewall
2 13 (4.22%) VoIP
3 12 (3.90%) LAN
3 12 (3.90%) WAN
4 10 (3.25%) TCP/IP
5 9 (2.92%) Wireless
6 8 (2.60%) MPLS
6 8 (2.60%) VPN
7 6 (1.95%) BGP
7 6 (1.95%) Bluetooth
7 6 (1.95%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (1.95%) DNS
7 6 (1.95%) Internet
7 6 (1.95%) OSPF
8 5 (1.62%) DWDM
8 5 (1.62%) EIGRP
8 5 (1.62%) IPsec
8 5 (1.62%) SNMP
8 5 (1.62%) VLAN
9 4 (1.30%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (19.81%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.84%) MySQL
3 14 (4.55%) Relational Database
4 10 (3.25%) Big Data
5 8 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.30%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.97%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.65%) MariaDB
8 2 (0.65%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.65%) Power BI
8 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.32%) GIS
9 1 (0.32%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 18 (5.84%) Visual Studio
2 11 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (3.25%) JIRA
4 7 (2.27%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (1.30%) Axure RP
5 4 (1.30%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.97%) Bugzilla
6 3 (0.97%) eggPlant
6 3 (0.97%) JIRA Agile
6 3 (0.97%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.65%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.65%) Subversion
7 2 (0.65%) Zephyr
8 1 (0.32%) C++Builder
8 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 73 (23.70%) Electronics
2 47 (15.26%) Manufacturing
3 35 (11.36%) Telecoms
4 21 (6.82%) Automotive
5 20 (6.49%) Finance
6 12 (3.90%) Advertising
6 12 (3.90%) Military
7 7 (2.27%) Aerospace
8 6 (1.95%) Marketing
9 4 (1.30%) Retail
10 3 (0.97%) Legal
10 3 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.65%) German Language
12 1 (0.32%) Back Office
12 1 (0.32%) Front Office
12 1 (0.32%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 57 (18.51%) Developer
2 37 (12.01%) Software Engineer
3 36 (11.69%) Analyst
4 32 (10.39%) Support Engineer
5 26 (8.44%) Embedded Engineer
5 26 (8.44%) Software Developer
6 24 (7.79%) Junior
7 23 (7.47%) .NET Developer
8 21 (6.82%) C# Developer
9 20 (6.49%) Applications Engineer
10 18 (5.84%) Firmware Engineer
11 17 (5.52%) Design Engineer
11 17 (5.52%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
11 17 (5.52%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 17 (5.52%) Test Engineer
12 15 (4.87%) C# .NET Developer
13 13 (4.22%) C# Software Developer
13 13 (4.22%) Electronics Engineer
13 13 (4.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 13 (4.22%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (15.58%) .NET
2 36 (11.69%) HTML
3 32 (10.39%) CSS
4 25 (8.12%) jQuery
5 21 (6.82%) ASP.NET
6 16 (5.19%) Ajax
7 15 (4.87%) ASP.NET MVC
8 11 (3.57%) HTML5
9 8 (2.60%) CSS3
9 8 (2.60%) Qt
10 7 (2.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 7 (2.27%) XHTML
11 6 (1.95%) AngularJS
11 6 (1.95%) Web Services
11 6 (1.95%) XML
12 5 (1.62%) KnockoutJS
12 5 (1.62%) React
12 5 (1.62%) RequireJS
13 4 (1.30%) .NET Framework
13 4 (1.30%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 113 (36.69%) Computer Science
2 28 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (6.49%) Data Centre
4 18 (5.84%) Driving Licence
5 16 (5.19%) Embedded Systems
6 14 (4.55%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.60%) CAN bus
8 6 (1.95%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.95%) PKI
9 5 (1.62%) User Experience
10 4 (1.30%) Kindle
10 4 (1.30%) Optoelectronics
10 4 (1.30%) Robotics
11 3 (0.97%) CCTV
11 3 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (0.97%) Graphic Design
11 3 (0.97%) Life Science
11 3 (0.97%) Renewable Energy
12 2 (0.65%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 65 (21.10%) Windows
2 22 (7.14%) Linux
3 16 (5.19%) Windows Server
4 10 (3.25%) Apple iOS
4 10 (3.25%) Windows 8
5 9 (2.92%) Android
5 9 (2.92%) Windows XP
6 8 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.95%) Unix
7 6 (1.95%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.62%) CentOS
8 5 (1.62%) Mac OS
9 4 (1.30%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.97%) Debian
10 3 (0.97%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.32%) Fedora
11 1 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (23.05%) Software Engineering
2 55 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (16.56%) OO
4 37 (12.01%) ITIL
5 26 (8.44%) SDLC
6 25 (8.12%) MVC
7 20 (6.49%) OOP
8 17 (5.52%) Test Automation
9 15 (4.87%) Scenario Testing
10 14 (4.55%) CAD
10 14 (4.55%) Web Development
11 12 (3.90%) People Management
11 12 (3.90%) Presales
12 11 (3.57%) Project Management
12 11 (3.57%) Unit Testing
13 10 (3.25%) Change Management
13 10 (3.25%) Customer Requirements
13 10 (3.25%) Embedded Software Development
13 10 (3.25%) Mentoring
13 10 (3.25%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 69 (22.40%) C#
2 60 (19.48%) C
3 57 (18.51%) SQL
4 55 (17.86%) JavaScript
5 47 (15.26%) C++
6 31 (10.06%) Java
7 29 (9.42%) Embedded C
8 26 (8.44%) T-SQL
9 20 (6.49%) PL/SQL
10 15 (4.87%) Python
11 11 (3.57%) VB.NET
12 10 (3.25%) PHP
13 9 (2.92%) Embedded C++
14 8 (2.60%) VB
15 7 (2.27%) PowerShell
16 6 (1.95%) MATLAB
17 3 (0.97%) Perl
17 3 (0.97%) R
18 2 (0.65%) Ruby
19 1 (0.32%) XAML
Qualifications
1 199 (64.61%) Degree
2 82 (26.62%) HNC
3 49 (15.91%) Computer Science Degree
4 37 (12.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 32 (10.39%) GNVQ
6 29 (9.42%) Security Cleared
7 27 (8.77%) SC Cleared
8 24 (7.79%) Cisco Certification
9 21 (6.82%) CCNA
10 20 (6.49%) MCSE
11 17 (5.52%) A+ Certification
12 14 (4.55%) CCNP
13 12 (3.90%) DV Cleared
14 11 (3.57%) MCSA
15 9 (2.92%) MCP
16 8 (2.60%) BPSS Clearance
17 7 (2.27%) CCIE
18 5 (1.62%) JNCIA
19 4 (1.30%) JNCIP
19 4 (1.30%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (9.74%) SLA
2 9 (2.92%) QA
3 4 (1.30%) Def Stans
4 3 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.65%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.32%) DO-254
6 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (11.36%) Active Directory
2 23 (7.47%) Firmware
3 16 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (3.90%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.62%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (1.30%) XenApp
7 3 (0.97%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.65%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (1.62%) Endace
2 4 (1.30%) DameWare
3 3 (0.97%) Perfmon
4 1 (0.32%) cPanel
4 1 (0.32%) Plesk
Vendors
1 86 (27.92%) Microsoft
2 26 (8.44%) Cisco
3 23 (7.47%) Freescale
4 20 (6.49%) Oracle
5 19 (6.17%) VMware
6 8 (2.60%) HP
7 7 (2.27%) Juniper
8 6 (1.95%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.62%) Arista
9 5 (1.62%) Extreme Networks
9 5 (1.62%) Riverbed
9 5 (1.62%) Siemens
9 5 (1.62%) Sitecore
10 4 (1.30%) Allen-Bradley
10 4 (1.30%) Citrix
10 4 (1.30%) F5
11 3 (0.97%) Adobe
11 3 (0.97%) CheckPoint
11 3 (0.97%) SAP
12 2 (0.65%) Aruba