Period
to 5 December 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 5 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Diploma (HND)
UK
6 months to
5 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 717 662 762
Rank change year-on-year -55 +100 +163
Permanent jobs citing HND 354 66 311
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.12% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.26% 0.58% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 176 43 201
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £22,500
25th Percentile £32,500 £37,638 £26,188
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £41,860 £45,000 £35,500
Median % change year-on-year -6.98% +26.76% +1.43%
75th Percentile £49,830 £51,000 £45,000
90th Percentile £56,581 £58,750 £50,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +19.72% +1.43%

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 28,010 11,461 30,235
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.05% 20.50% 22.37%
Number of salaries quoted 15,637 8,927 22,868
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £35,368
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +8.89% -

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 5 December 2021.

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 5 December 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
England -44 307 £42,500 -5.56% 138
UK excluding London -17 251 £40,000 -5.88% 137
South East -59 96 £50,000 +25.00% 27
London -189 64 £50,000 -13.04% 18
Midlands -56 55 £37,500 -25.24% 26
North of England -86 40 £42,500 +8.97% 38
East Midlands -24 39 £42,500 -5.56% 6
North East +17 38 £42,500 +13.33% 4
Work from Home -228 30 £47,500 -13.64% 14
South West -64 25 £40,000 -11.11% 13
Scotland -51 20 £28,000 +8.74% 7
West Midlands -76 16 £34,000 -33.59% 20
East of England - 11 £27,500 - 15
Wales - 4 £23,000 - 6
Yorkshire -82 1 - - 8
North West -102 1 - - 26

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 279 (78.81%) Degree
2 188 (53.11%) HNC
3 169 (47.74%) Software Engineering
4 167 (47.18%) Computer Science
5 118 (33.33%) Social Skills
6 104 (29.38%) Microsoft
7 99 (27.97%) DevOps
8 98 (27.68%) SQL Server
9 95 (26.84%) Agile Software Development
10 94 (26.55%) Unit Testing
11 93 (26.27%) C
11 93 (26.27%) Windows
12 84 (23.73%) Microsoft Office
13 82 (23.16%) Marketing
13 82 (23.16%) Problem-Solving
14 79 (22.32%) Self-Motivation
15 71 (20.06%) Java
16 70 (19.77%) XML
16 70 (19.77%) Algorithms
17 69 (19.49%) Risk Management
18 67 (18.93%) Windows Server
18 67 (18.93%) Continuous Improvement
19 65 (18.36%) Security Cleared
19 65 (18.36%) Data Structures
20 63 (17.80%) API Design
20 63 (17.80%) DevSecOps
20 63 (17.80%) Site Reliability Engineering
20 63 (17.80%) Complexity Analysis
20 63 (17.80%) QA
20 63 (17.80%) Full Stack Development

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 7 (1.98%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.69%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.13%) WinCC
4 3 (0.85%) Confluence
4 3 (0.85%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.56%) SAS
Applications
1 84 (23.73%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (4.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.13%) SPSS
3 4 (1.13%) Stata
4 3 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.28%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.13%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 47 (13.28%) Azure
2 27 (7.63%) Microsoft 365
3 17 (4.80%) OpenShift
4 11 (3.11%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (1.41%) AWS
6 4 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (1.13%) OneDrive
6 4 (1.13%) Power Platform
6 4 (1.13%) SaaS
7 3 (0.85%) Boomi
7 3 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.85%) ServiceMax
8 2 (0.56%) GCP
9 1 (0.28%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.37%) DNS
2 15 (4.24%) Profibus
3 8 (2.26%) DHCP
4 7 (1.98%) Firewall
5 6 (1.69%) Ethernet
6 5 (1.41%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (1.13%) Broadband
7 4 (1.13%) Internet
8 3 (0.85%) Network Security
8 3 (0.85%) VPN
8 3 (0.85%) WAN
9 2 (0.56%) HTTP
9 2 (0.56%) MPLS
9 2 (0.56%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (0.56%) VoIP
9 2 (0.56%) Wireless
10 1 (0.28%) VLAN
10 1 (0.28%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (27.68%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (1.69%) EDMS
4 6 (1.69%) MongoDB
4 6 (1.69%) MySQL
4 6 (1.69%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (1.41%) Metadata
6 4 (1.13%) GIS
6 4 (1.13%) Power BI
6 4 (1.13%) Tableau
7 2 (0.56%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.56%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.56%) Geospatial Data
7 2 (0.56%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.56%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (0.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (3.39%) JIRA
2 6 (1.69%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.41%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.85%) Bitbucket
4 3 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.28%) Selenium
General
1 118 (33.33%) Social Skills
2 82 (23.16%) Marketing
3 24 (6.78%) Telecoms
4 23 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (5.08%) Finance
6 16 (4.52%) Aerospace
6 16 (4.52%) Manufacturing
7 14 (3.95%) Public Sector
8 11 (3.11%) Pharmaceutical
9 10 (2.82%) Automotive
9 10 (2.82%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 9 (2.54%) Influencing Skills
10 9 (2.54%) Police
11 7 (1.98%) Legal
12 6 (1.69%) Multimedia
13 4 (1.13%) Back Office
13 4 (1.13%) Fire and Rescue
13 4 (1.13%) Military
14 3 (0.85%) Banking
15 2 (0.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 87 (24.58%) Software Engineer
2 73 (20.62%) Analyst
3 63 (17.80%) Senior Software Engineer
4 49 (13.84%) Systems Engineer
5 47 (13.28%) Customer Analyst
5 47 (13.28%) Systems Analyst
6 45 (12.71%) Developer
7 34 (9.60%) Junior
8 30 (8.47%) Junior Analyst
8 30 (8.47%) Junior Systems Analyst
9 22 (6.21%) Control Systems Engineer
10 20 (5.65%) .NET Developer
10 20 (5.65%) Support Engineer
11 19 (5.37%) IT Support
11 19 (5.37%) Java Developer
12 15 (4.24%) PHP Developer
13 12 (3.39%) IT Analyst
14 11 (3.11%) Support Analyst
15 9 (2.54%) IT Support Analyst
16 7 (1.98%) Principal Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (19.77%) XML
2 56 (15.82%) .NET
3 47 (13.28%) XSLT
4 46 (12.99%) Velocity
5 37 (10.45%) AngularJS
6 21 (5.93%) Angular 2
6 21 (5.93%) Spring
7 20 (5.65%) ASP.NET
8 18 (5.08%) .NET Framework
9 17 (4.80%) .NET Core
9 17 (4.80%) ASP.NET Core
9 17 (4.80%) WCF
10 16 (4.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 15 (4.24%) Kendo UI
11 15 (4.24%) NgRx
11 15 (4.24%) Spring Boot
12 10 (2.82%) JSON
13 9 (2.54%) HTML
13 9 (2.54%) RESTful
14 6 (1.69%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 79 (22.32%) Self-Motivation
2 70 (19.77%) Algorithms
3 65 (18.36%) Data Structures
4 46 (12.99%) Management Information System
5 36 (10.17%) SCADA
6 12 (3.39%) Data Centre
7 7 (1.98%) NHS
7 7 (1.98%) Social Media
8 4 (1.13%) BYOD
8 4 (1.13%) e-Learning
8 4 (1.13%) Pharmacovigilance
8 4 (1.13%) Renewable Energy
8 4 (1.13%) Replication
8 4 (1.13%) User Experience
9 3 (0.85%) Biotechnology
9 3 (0.85%) Graphic Design
9 3 (0.85%) Life Science
10 2 (0.56%) CMDB
10 2 (0.56%) PKI
10 2 (0.56%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 93 (26.27%) Windows
2 67 (18.93%) Windows Server
3 14 (3.95%) Linux
4 13 (3.67%) Windows 10
5 11 (3.11%) Unix
6 8 (2.26%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (0.56%) CentOS
8 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (47.74%) Software Engineering
2 167 (47.18%) Computer Science
3 99 (27.97%) DevOps
4 95 (26.84%) Agile Software Development
5 94 (26.55%) Unit Testing
6 82 (23.16%) Problem-Solving
7 69 (19.49%) Risk Management
8 67 (18.93%) Continuous Improvement
9 63 (17.80%) API Design
9 63 (17.80%) Complexity Analysis
9 63 (17.80%) DevSecOps
9 63 (17.80%) Full Stack Development
9 63 (17.80%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 53 (14.97%) Systems Engineering
11 49 (13.84%) OO
12 47 (13.28%) OOP
12 47 (13.28%) Systems Analysis
13 46 (12.99%) Stakeholder Management
14 38 (10.73%) Quality Management
15 36 (10.17%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 93 (26.27%) C
2 71 (20.06%) Java
3 58 (16.38%) Python
4 55 (15.54%) SQL
5 47 (13.28%) C++
6 46 (12.99%) Go
7 44 (12.43%) C#
8 33 (9.32%) T-SQL
9 28 (7.91%) JavaScript
10 15 (4.24%) PHP
11 6 (1.69%) PowerShell
11 6 (1.69%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.13%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.56%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.28%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 279 (78.81%) Degree
2 188 (53.11%) HNC
3 65 (18.36%) Security Cleared
4 30 (8.47%) SC Cleared
5 18 (5.08%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (2.26%) DV Cleared
6 8 (2.26%) MCSA
6 8 (2.26%) MCSE
6 8 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.41%) PhD
8 4 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (1.13%) Chartered Engineer
9 3 (0.85%) A+ Certification
9 3 (0.85%) CCNA
9 3 (0.85%) CCNP
9 3 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.85%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.56%) CCA
10 2 (0.56%) CISSP
10 2 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (17.80%) QA
2 10 (2.82%) GDPR
3 8 (2.26%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (1.41%) IEC 61508
4 5 (1.41%) ISO 9001
4 5 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.41%) NIST
5 4 (1.13%) GMP
5 4 (1.13%) ISO 13485
6 3 (0.85%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.85%) Def Stans
6 3 (0.85%) NEBOSH
6 3 (0.85%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.56%) GLP
7 2 (0.56%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.56%) NCSC
7 2 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.28%) IASME
8 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (6.50%) Active Directory
2 17 (4.80%) Docker
3 5 (1.41%) Firmware
4 3 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.85%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.56%) DFS Replication
5 2 (0.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 17 (4.80%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.69%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (0.85%) Puppet
4 2 (0.56%) SCCM
4 2 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.28%) Ansible
Vendors
1 104 (29.38%) Microsoft
2 20 (5.65%) Siemens
3 16 (4.52%) Oracle
4 10 (2.82%) Cisco
5 8 (2.26%) Dell
5 8 (2.26%) VMware
6 6 (1.69%) Rockwell
7 5 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.13%) NCR
8 4 (1.13%) ServiceNow
9 3 (0.85%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.85%) Avaya
9 3 (0.85%) Dell Compellent
9 3 (0.85%) HP
9 3 (0.85%) JD Edwards
9 3 (0.85%) Juniper
9 3 (0.85%) SAP
10 2 (0.56%) NetApp
10 2 (0.56%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.56%) Remedy