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 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Diploma (HND)
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 660 663 723
Rank change year-on-year +3 +60  
Permanent jobs citing HND 194 292 232
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.28% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.92% 1.01% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 150 241 173
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -1.40%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £21,500 £17,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,670 £57,825
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.61%  

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 21176 28957 29482
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.79% 27.74% 27.53%
Number of salaries quoted 16691 23223 23131
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £68,500 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

HND
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing HND as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for HND in the UK

HND
Top 30 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -14 159 £36,000 +2.85% 40
South East +54 41 £35,250 -8.44% 8
London +52 29 £45,000 +12.50%
North West -20 23 £36,000 +2.85% 9
Yorkshire +43 18 £30,000 +13.20% 3
West Midlands -6 18 £28,750 -16.66% 7
Manchester -16 17 £31,500 +1.61% 7
Oldham - 14 - - 5
South West +25 12 £37,500 +29.31% 7
South Wales +21 11 £45,000 - 1
Wales +10 11 £45,000 - 2
Hampshire +28 10 £26,000 -12.97% 3
Buckinghamshire +19 9 £22,000 -2.22% 1
Oxfordshire +16 9 £37,500 +10.29% 1
Milton Keynes +16 9 £22,000 -2.22% 1
Newport +10 8 £45,000 -
West Yorkshire +22 7 £37,500 +7.14%
North East +12 6 £21,500 -40.68% 2
East Midlands -4 6 £42,500 +30.76% 2
Hull - 6 £26,000 - 1
East Yorkshire - 6 £26,000 - 1
Cornwall - 6 £37,500 - 2
Falmouth - 6 £37,500 -
Penryn - 6 £37,500 - 2
Berkshire +41 5 £28,000 -25.33% 1
East of England -6 5 £48,750 +39.28% 2
Coventry -14 5 £32,500 +2.36%
Birmingham - 5 £20,750 -
Northern Ireland - 5 £23,500 - 1
Surrey +28 4 £24,000 -37.66%

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 230 (63.36%) Degree
2 112 (30.85%) HNC
3 100 (27.55%) Microsoft
4 84 (23.14%) Computer Science
5 83 (22.87%) Windows
6 63 (17.36%) MS Excel
7 61 (16.80%) SQL
8 60 (16.53%) Finance
9 57 (15.70%) Agile Software Development
10 54 (14.88%) Software Engineering
11 51 (14.05%) Analytical Skills
12 50 (13.77%) MS Office
13 49 (13.50%) Manufacturing
14 45 (12.40%) Linux
15 44 (12.12%) SQL Server
16 43 (11.85%) ITIL
17 40 (11.02%) Electronics
18 38 (10.47%) C
19 37 (10.19%) JavaScript
19 37 (10.19%) .NET
19 37 (10.19%) CAD
20 36 (9.92%) HTML
21 33 (9.09%) Java
22 32 (8.82%) C++
23 31 (8.54%) C#
23 31 (8.54%) Management Information System
24 30 (8.26%) Cisco Certification
25 29 (7.99%) Cisco
25 29 (7.99%) Continuous Improvement
26 28 (7.71%) Android

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 (2.48%) MS Exchange
2 8 (2.20%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.65%) IIS
3 6 (1.65%) Skype for Business
4 5 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (1.38%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (0.83%) Apache
5 3 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.83%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (0.55%) GlassFish
6 2 (0.55%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.55%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.28%) CMS
7 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.28%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.28%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.28%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 63 (17.36%) MS Excel
2 50 (13.77%) MS Office
3 25 (6.89%) Adobe Illustrator
3 25 (6.89%) Photoshop
4 24 (6.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 24 (6.61%) InVision
5 14 (3.86%) Autodesk Inventor
6 12 (3.31%) SOLIDWORKS
7 11 (3.03%) MS Visio
8 10 (2.75%) AutoCAD
9 7 (1.93%) Siemens NX
10 5 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
11 3 (0.83%) EPLAN
11 3 (0.83%) Mathcad
11 3 (0.83%) PTC Creo
12 2 (0.55%) Pro/ENGINEER
12 2 (0.55%) Solid Edge
12 2 (0.55%) Windchill
13 1 (0.28%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.28%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 3 (0.83%) SAP ERP
1 3 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.55%) Primavera
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.28%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.31%) Office 365
2 8 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.28%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.23%) TCP/IP
2 18 (4.96%) LAN
3 17 (4.68%) WAN
4 15 (4.13%) DNS
4 15 (4.13%) Firewall
5 12 (3.31%) Internet
5 12 (3.31%) VoIP
6 10 (2.75%) VPN
7 9 (2.48%) SAN
8 8 (2.20%) WebEx
9 7 (1.93%) GSM
10 6 (1.65%) DHCP
10 6 (1.65%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (1.65%) SS7
10 6 (1.65%) UMTS
10 6 (1.65%) Value-Added Service
11 5 (1.38%) iSCSI
11 5 (1.38%) MPLS
12 4 (1.10%) Intranet
12 4 (1.10%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (3.31%) MySQL
3 12 (3.31%) Relational Database
4 9 (2.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (1.93%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.65%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.65%) SQL Server 2000
6 6 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (1.38%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (1.38%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.83%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (0.83%) Power BI
9 2 (0.55%) MS Access
9 2 (0.55%) QlikView
10 1 (0.28%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.28%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.28%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 13 (3.58%) Ant
2 12 (3.31%) JIRA
3 11 (3.03%) Git (software)
4 10 (2.75%) Subversion
5 5 (1.38%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.38%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.10%) CruiseControl
6 4 (1.10%) Eclipse
6 4 (1.10%) NUnit
6 4 (1.10%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.83%) PROIV
7 3 (0.83%) Selenium
8 2 (0.55%) LabVIEW
8 2 (0.55%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.55%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.28%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.28%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.28%) WebDriver
General
1 60 (16.53%) Finance
2 49 (13.50%) Manufacturing
3 40 (11.02%) Electronics
4 25 (6.89%) Automotive
5 19 (5.23%) Military
6 17 (4.68%) Telecoms
7 16 (4.41%) Games
8 13 (3.58%) Advertising
8 13 (3.58%) Marketing
9 3 (0.83%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.83%) Avionics
9 3 (0.83%) Back Office
10 2 (0.55%) Billing
10 2 (0.55%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.28%) Banking
11 1 (0.28%) Local Government
11 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 55 (15.15%) Developer
2 41 (11.29%) Design Engineer
3 33 (9.09%) Analyst
4 29 (7.99%) Mechanical Engineer
5 28 (7.71%) Junior
6 23 (6.34%) Mechanical Design Engineer
7 22 (6.06%) Java Developer
7 22 (6.06%) Support Engineer
8 20 (5.51%) Designer
8 20 (5.51%) Mobile Designer
8 20 (5.51%) Web Applications Designer
8 20 (5.51%) Web Designer
9 18 (4.96%) Administrator
10 17 (4.68%) Systems Administrator
11 16 (4.41%) Embedded Engineer
11 16 (4.41%) Graduate
11 16 (4.41%) Support Analyst
12 15 (4.13%) Test Manager
13 14 (3.86%) Test Engineer
14 13 (3.58%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (10.19%) .NET
2 36 (9.92%) HTML
3 27 (7.44%) SOAP
4 25 (6.89%) CSS
5 23 (6.34%) Web Services
6 18 (4.96%) ASP.NET
7 16 (4.41%) jQuery
8 14 (3.86%) ASP.NET MVC
9 12 (3.31%) Spring
10 11 (3.03%) REST
11 10 (2.75%) AngularJS
11 10 (2.75%) JPA
12 8 (2.20%) .NET Framework
12 8 (2.20%) XML
13 7 (1.93%) Apache Camel
14 6 (1.65%) WCF
15 5 (1.38%) Classic ASP
15 5 (1.38%) J2EE
16 4 (1.10%) ASP.NET Web API
16 4 (1.10%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 84 (23.14%) Computer Science
2 51 (14.05%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (8.54%) Management Information System
4 25 (6.89%) User Experience
5 12 (3.31%) Data Centre
6 11 (3.03%) Device Driver
6 11 (3.03%) Embedded Systems
7 10 (2.75%) Driving Licence
7 10 (2.75%) Replication
8 8 (2.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.38%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.10%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.83%) FMCG
11 3 (0.83%) Smartphone
12 2 (0.55%) AS400
12 2 (0.55%) Graphic Design
12 2 (0.55%) iPhone
12 2 (0.55%) PMI
12 2 (0.55%) Robotics
12 2 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 83 (22.87%) Windows
2 45 (12.40%) Linux
3 28 (7.71%) Android
4 27 (7.44%) Windows XP
5 25 (6.89%) Apple iOS
6 21 (5.79%) Windows Server
7 17 (4.68%) Unix
7 17 (4.68%) Windows 7
8 16 (4.41%) Windows 8
8 16 (4.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (3.03%) Embedded Linux
10 9 (2.48%) Windows 10
11 8 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (1.93%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (1.38%) OpenVMS
13 5 (1.38%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.83%) Solaris
15 2 (0.55%) AIX
15 2 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.28%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (15.70%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (14.88%) Software Engineering
3 43 (11.85%) ITIL
4 37 (10.19%) CAD
5 29 (7.99%) Continuous Improvement
6 25 (6.89%) Service Delivery
7 24 (6.61%) Typography
7 24 (6.61%) Validation
8 19 (5.23%) MVC
9 17 (4.68%) Disaster Recovery
9 17 (4.68%) Time Management
10 16 (4.41%) Project Management
11 15 (4.13%) SDLC
12 14 (3.86%) Change Management
12 14 (3.86%) ERP
12 14 (3.86%) OO
13 13 (3.58%) Service Management
14 12 (3.31%) Change Control
14 12 (3.31%) Finite Element Analysis
15 11 (3.03%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (16.80%) SQL
2 38 (10.47%) C
3 37 (10.19%) JavaScript
4 33 (9.09%) Java
5 32 (8.82%) C++
6 31 (8.54%) C#
7 25 (6.89%) Embedded C
8 23 (6.34%) PHP
9 12 (3.31%) PowerShell
10 11 (3.03%) Embedded C++
10 11 (3.03%) T-SQL
11 9 (2.48%) Python
12 8 (2.20%) PL/SQL
12 8 (2.20%) VB
13 6 (1.65%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.65%) VB.NET
14 5 (1.38%) VB6
14 5 (1.38%) VBA
15 4 (1.10%) Korn
15 4 (1.10%) Perl
Qualifications
1 230 (63.36%) Degree
2 112 (30.85%) HNC
3 30 (8.26%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (6.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (6.89%) Security Cleared
5 24 (6.61%) CCNA
6 23 (6.34%) SC Cleared
7 19 (5.23%) GNVQ
8 16 (4.41%) MCSE
9 14 (3.86%) ITIL Certification
10 13 (3.58%) DV Cleared
11 12 (3.31%) CCNP
12 11 (3.03%) MCSA
13 10 (2.75%) MCP
14 8 (2.20%) Network+ Certification
15 7 (1.93%) A+ Certification
15 7 (1.93%) ISEB
16 5 (1.38%) Postgraduate
17 4 (1.10%) CCENT
18 3 (0.83%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.34%) SLA
2 18 (4.96%) QA
3 5 (1.38%) RMADS
4 3 (0.83%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.55%) MISRA
5 2 (0.55%) PMO
6 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (7.71%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.41%) Firmware
3 13 (3.58%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (1.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 6 (1.65%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (1.38%) VMware ESX
8 4 (1.10%) NFS
8 4 (1.10%) Samba
9 3 (0.83%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 2 (0.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.55%) iptables
10 2 (0.55%) RHEV
10 2 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.55%) XenApp
11 1 (0.28%) MDaemon
11 1 (0.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (3.03%) Endace
2 9 (2.48%) SCCM
3 6 (1.65%) DameWare
3 6 (1.65%) Perfmon
4 4 (1.10%) SolarWinds Orion
5 3 (0.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (0.83%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.55%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.55%) everRun
6 2 (0.55%) MOM
7 1 (0.28%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.28%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.28%) MobiControl
7 1 (0.28%) SCOM
7 1 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 100 (27.55%) Microsoft
2 29 (7.99%) Cisco
3 25 (6.89%) Adobe
4 21 (5.79%) Oracle
5 12 (3.31%) VMware
6 11 (3.03%) Riverbed
7 10 (2.75%) Siemens
8 8 (2.20%) Citrix
8 8 (2.20%) SAP
9 6 (1.65%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 6 (1.65%) Avaya
9 6 (1.65%) Freescale
9 6 (1.65%) IBM
9 6 (1.65%) Nokia Networks
9 6 (1.65%) TIBCO
10 5 (1.38%) Autodesk
10 5 (1.38%) HP
10 5 (1.38%) Nintex
11 4 (1.10%) ANSYS
11 4 (1.10%) Juniper
Manchester, Lancashire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 1 hour ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bognor Regis, West Sussex
Yoh
Salary: £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 53 minutes ago
Wiltshire
The People Network
Salary: £42000 - £47000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Ashdown Group
Posted: Yesterday
Penryn, Cornwall
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + help with relocation + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Llanelli
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
North
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
Penryn, Cornwall
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + help with relocation + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hull, North Humberside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Salary: competitive salary
Posted: 5 days ago
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Matlock, Derbyshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 35,000 + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath, Somerset
Wessex Water
Posted: 5 days ago
Rugeley, Staffordshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 40,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competetive + Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Oldham
Easy Web Recruitment
Salary: Highly competitive and negotiable
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Basildon
Huxley
Salary: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Tibco Software
Posted: 5 days ago
Runcorn
Networx
Salary: £Competitive Salary
Posted: 13 days ago
Antrim
Experian
Posted: 16 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 32,000 + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £34000.00 - £37566.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Oldham, Manchester
Easy Web Recruitment
Salary: Highly Competitive and negotiable
Posted: 15 days ago
Northallerton, North Yorkshire
Kerfoot Group
Salary: From £24,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago