Period
to 8 August 2020

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 8 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Diploma (HND)
UK
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 681 749 913
Rank change year-on-year +68 +164 -38
Permanent jobs citing HND 95 372 274
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.26% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.66% 1.09% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 71 232 164
Median annual salary £35,500 £42,180 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.84% +20.51% -6.67%
10th Percentile £23,000 £26,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £53,750 £65,000 £49,975
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,549 £41,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -7.11% +18.57% -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 14,358 34,254 40,541
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.08% 23.99% 23.73%
Number of salaries quoted 10,380 24,851 30,119
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 8 August 2020.

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 8 August 2020. 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 +91 82 £39,598 -6.83% 59
UK excluding London +59 75 £38,549 -7.11% 66
South West +105 47 £39,598 +13.14% 4
London +184 14 £40,000 -27.27%
Work from Home +71 8 £41,500 -4.60% 1
North of England +129 6 £46,000 +2.22% 11
Scotland +61 6 £27,500 -21.43% 4
Midlands +12 6 £46,000 -8.00% 10
East of England +91 5 £17,500 -48.53% 10
West Midlands +12 5 £46,000 -8.00% 5
South East +139 4 £50,000 +21.21% 24
North West +109 3 £46,000 +40.23% 5
Yorkshire +97 2 £60,000 +33.33% 4
East Midlands +65 1 £25,000 -44.44% 5
North East +28 1 £46,000 +22.44% 2
Wales +28 1 £50,000 +29.87% 3

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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 70 (73.68%) Degree
2 45 (47.37%) HNC
3 27 (28.42%) C
4 25 (26.32%) Microsoft
5 24 (25.26%) Software Engineering
6 21 (22.11%) Java
7 18 (18.95%) Windows
7 18 (18.95%) Problem-Solving
8 17 (17.89%) Management Information System
9 16 (16.84%) Project Management
9 16 (16.84%) Mathematics
10 15 (15.79%) Line Management
11 14 (14.74%) Self-Motivation
11 14 (14.74%) SQL
11 14 (14.74%) Active Directory
12 13 (13.68%) TCP/IP
12 13 (13.68%) Security Cleared
13 12 (12.63%) Test Automation
13 12 (12.63%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (12.63%) JavaScript
13 12 (12.63%) Microsoft Office
13 12 (12.63%) Risk Management
13 12 (12.63%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (11.58%) Electronics
14 11 (11.58%) C#
14 11 (11.58%) C++
14 11 (11.58%) .NET
14 11 (11.58%) DV Cleared
15 10 (10.53%) Chartered Engineer
15 10 (10.53%) XML

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 1 (1.05%) Confluence
1 1 (1.05%) Moodle
1 1 (1.05%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (12.63%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (5.26%) AutoCAD
3 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.05%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Exchequer
2 1 (1.05%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.37%) Office 365
2 5 (5.26%) Azure
3 3 (3.16%) AWS
3 3 (3.16%) AWS Lambda
3 3 (3.16%) Serverless
4 1 (1.05%) BrowserStack
4 1 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.05%) G Suite
4 1 (1.05%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.68%) TCP/IP
2 7 (7.37%) HTTP
2 7 (7.37%) VPN
3 6 (6.32%) DNS
3 6 (6.32%) Firewall
4 5 (5.26%) VoIP
4 5 (5.26%) WAN
5 4 (4.21%) DHCP
5 4 (4.21%) LAN
5 4 (4.21%) SAN
6 3 (3.16%) 2G
6 3 (3.16%) 3G
6 3 (3.16%) 4G
6 3 (3.16%) 5G
6 3 (3.16%) Internet
6 3 (3.16%) NAS
6 3 (3.16%) Network Security
6 3 (3.16%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (3.16%) UTRAN
6 3 (3.16%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
1 10 (10.53%) SQLite
2 9 (9.47%) SQL Server
3 8 (8.42%) Geospatial Data
3 8 (8.42%) GIS
4 7 (7.37%) Relational Database
5 5 (5.26%) MySQL
6 4 (4.21%) MS Access
7 3 (3.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (1.05%) Data Mining
9 1 (1.05%) Hadoop
9 1 (1.05%) Power BI
9 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 7 (7.37%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.16%) LabVIEW
2 3 (3.16%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.16%) Xcode
3 2 (2.11%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.05%) Cypress.io
4 1 (1.05%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.05%) JIRA
4 1 (1.05%) Maven
4 1 (1.05%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.05%) TestRail
General
1 11 (11.58%) Electronics
2 9 (9.47%) Aerospace
2 9 (9.47%) Manufacturing
3 8 (8.42%) Finance
4 5 (5.26%) Public Sector
5 4 (4.21%) Marketing
5 4 (4.21%) Telecoms
6 3 (3.16%) Law
6 3 (3.16%) Police
7 2 (2.11%) Games
8 1 (1.05%) Automotive
8 1 (1.05%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (16.84%) Developer
2 11 (11.58%) Software Engineer
3 9 (9.47%) Embedded Engineer
3 9 (9.47%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 8 (8.42%) Design Engineer
4 8 (8.42%) Junior
4 8 (8.42%) Software Developer
4 8 (8.42%) Systems Engineer
5 7 (7.37%) Analyst
6 6 (6.32%) Electrical Engineer
7 5 (5.26%) Development Manager
7 5 (5.26%) Electrical Design Engineer
7 5 (5.26%) Junior Embedded Engineer
7 5 (5.26%) Junior Software Engineer
7 5 (5.26%) Senior Developer
7 5 (5.26%) Support Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) Applications Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) Automation Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) C/C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.58%) .NET
2 10 (10.53%) XML
3 7 (7.37%) .NET Framework
3 7 (7.37%) HTML
3 7 (7.37%) JSON
3 7 (7.37%) REST
4 6 (6.32%) CSS
5 5 (5.26%) jQuery
6 3 (3.16%) Apache Cordova
6 3 (3.16%) ASP.NET
6 3 (3.16%) CSS3
6 3 (3.16%) HTML5
6 3 (3.16%) Node.js
6 3 (3.16%) ODBC
7 2 (2.11%) EDI
7 2 (2.11%) Hibernate
7 2 (2.11%) Spring
8 1 (1.05%) Java EE
8 1 (1.05%) LAMP
8 1 (1.05%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.89%) Management Information System
2 14 (14.74%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (12.63%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.16%) SCADA
5 2 (2.11%) Analogue Electronics
5 2 (2.11%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.11%) e-Learning
5 2 (2.11%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (2.11%) VHDL
6 1 (1.05%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.05%) ASIC
6 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.05%) Clustering
6 1 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.05%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.05%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.05%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (18.95%) Windows
2 7 (7.37%) Android
2 7 (7.37%) Apple iOS
3 5 (5.26%) Linux
3 5 (5.26%) Windows 10
3 5 (5.26%) Windows Server
4 4 (4.21%) Windows 7
4 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2019
5 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (25.26%) Software Engineering
2 18 (18.95%) Problem-Solving
3 16 (16.84%) Mathematics
3 16 (16.84%) Project Management
4 15 (15.79%) Line Management
5 12 (12.63%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (12.63%) Risk Management
5 12 (12.63%) Test Automation
6 10 (10.53%) ITIL
7 9 (9.47%) Business Development
7 9 (9.47%) Computer Science
8 8 (8.42%) OO
8 8 (8.42%) Systems Engineering
8 8 (8.42%) Validation
9 7 (7.37%) Asset Management
9 7 (7.37%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (6.32%) Fault Analysis
11 5 (5.26%) People Management
11 5 (5.26%) Performance Management
11 5 (5.26%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 27 (28.42%) C
2 21 (22.11%) Java
3 14 (14.74%) SQL
4 12 (12.63%) JavaScript
5 11 (11.58%) C#
5 11 (11.58%) C++
6 8 (8.42%) Python
7 5 (5.26%) Embedded C
7 5 (5.26%) Embedded C++
7 5 (5.26%) VB
7 5 (5.26%) VBA
8 4 (4.21%) Apple Swift
8 4 (4.21%) Kotlin
8 4 (4.21%) MATLAB
8 4 (4.21%) PHP
8 4 (4.21%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.05%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.05%) R
9 1 (1.05%) SQR
9 1 (1.05%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 70 (73.68%) Degree
2 45 (47.37%) HNC
3 13 (13.68%) Security Cleared
4 11 (11.58%) DV Cleared
5 10 (10.53%) Chartered Engineer
6 4 (4.21%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (4.21%) SC Cleared
7 3 (3.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (3.16%) MCSE
8 2 (2.11%) NVQ Level 4
9 1 (1.05%) APMP
9 1 (1.05%) CCA
9 1 (1.05%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (1.05%) MCDST
9 1 (1.05%) MCP
9 1 (1.05%) MCSA
9 1 (1.05%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.37%) QA
2 5 (5.26%) Def Stans
3 3 (3.16%) HAZOP
3 3 (3.16%) IEC 61508
4 2 (2.11%) SLA
5 1 (1.05%) DO-178B
5 1 (1.05%) DO-254
5 1 (1.05%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.05%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (14.74%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.37%) Firmware
3 6 (6.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.16%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (3.16%) VMware Server
5 2 (2.11%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.05%) DFS Replication
6 1 (1.05%) vSphere
6 1 (1.05%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.05%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.05%) SCSM
1 1 (1.05%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.37%) VMware
3 4 (4.21%) Oracle
3 4 (4.21%) Veeam
4 3 (3.16%) BT
4 3 (3.16%) Huawei
4 3 (3.16%) Nokia
4 3 (3.16%) Sage
5 2 (2.11%) ANSYS
5 2 (2.11%) Cisco
5 2 (2.11%) IFS
6 1 (1.05%) Actuate
6 1 (1.05%) Citrix
6 1 (1.05%) Dell
6 1 (1.05%) HP
6 1 (1.05%) ProCurve
6 1 (1.05%) SAP
6 1 (1.05%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.05%) Varonis
6 1 (1.05%) Virgin Media