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 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Higher National Diploma (HND)
UK
Rank 662 668 725
Rank change year-on-year +6 +57  
Permanent jobs citing HND 188 284 232
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.28% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.91% 1.00% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 141 236 171
Median salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.85% -1.40%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £21,500 £17,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £49,300 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £34,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +1.44% +6.15%  

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 20711 28517 28965
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.73% 27.80% 27.52%
Number of salaries quoted 16340 22861 22729
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 23 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 23 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 +10 154 £35,000 - 49
South East +57 38 £30,000 -22.07% 5
London +67 32 £46,250 +15.62% 2
North West -26 26 £34,250 -2.14% 9
Manchester -13 21 £31,500 +1.61% 7
West Midlands -5 18 £28,500 -17.39% 11
Oldham - 18 - - 5
Yorkshire +35 13 £26,000 +1.96% 8
South Wales +19 12 £45,000 - 1
Wales +10 12 £45,000 - 1
Hampshire +27 11 £26,000 -7.14% 1
Buckinghamshire +21 9 £22,000 -37.14%
South West +18 9 £37,500 +29.31% 7
Milton Keynes +4 9 £22,000 -2.22%
Newport +10 8 £45,000 - 1
Oxfordshire +4 8 £36,750 +8.08% 1
West Yorkshire +28 6 £35,000 +0.71% 1
North East +6 6 £21,500 -40.68% 4
East Midlands -1 6 £42,500 +30.76% 1
Coventry -14 6 £32,500 +2.36%
Berkshire +32 5 £28,000 -25.33% 1
East of England +7 5 £48,750 +37.32% 2
East Yorkshire - 5 £26,000 - 1
Hull - 5 £26,000 - 1
Surrey +24 4 £24,000 -37.66%
Cardiff +10 4 £38,750 -13.88%
Derbyshire +8 4 £42,500 +41.66% 1
Scotland +3 4 £31,250 +11.60% 3
Northern Ireland - 4 £23,500 - 1
Cornwall - 4 £37,500 - 2

HND
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 219 (62.22%) Degree
2 105 (29.83%) HNC
3 95 (26.99%) Microsoft
4 80 (22.73%) Windows
5 79 (22.44%) Computer Science
6 60 (17.05%) SQL
6 60 (17.05%) Finance
7 59 (16.76%) MS Excel
7 59 (16.76%) Agile Software Development
8 52 (14.77%) Software Engineering
9 51 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
10 46 (13.07%) MS Office
11 45 (12.78%) Manufacturing
12 44 (12.50%) ITIL
13 43 (12.22%) Linux
14 40 (11.36%) SQL Server
15 38 (10.80%) .NET
15 38 (10.80%) JavaScript
16 37 (10.51%) HTML
17 36 (10.23%) Electronics
18 35 (9.94%) Java
18 35 (9.94%) C
19 34 (9.66%) CAD
20 32 (9.09%) C#
21 31 (8.81%) C++
22 30 (8.52%) Management Information System
23 29 (8.24%) Cisco Certification
24 28 (7.95%) SOAP
25 27 (7.67%) Active Directory
25 27 (7.67%) Continuous Improvement

HND
Top Related 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 (2.56%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.27%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.70%) IIS
3 6 (1.70%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (1.70%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (1.14%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.85%) Apache
5 3 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 3 (0.85%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.57%) GlassFish
6 2 (0.57%) 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
Applications
1 59 (16.76%) MS Excel
2 46 (13.07%) MS Office
3 25 (7.10%) Adobe Illustrator
3 25 (7.10%) Photoshop
4 24 (6.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 24 (6.82%) InVision
5 11 (3.13%) Autodesk Inventor
5 11 (3.13%) MS Visio
6 10 (2.84%) AutoCAD
6 10 (2.84%) SOLIDWORKS
7 7 (1.99%) Siemens NX
8 5 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
9 3 (0.85%) PTC Creo
10 2 (0.57%) EPLAN
10 2 (0.57%) Mathcad
10 2 (0.57%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 2 (0.57%) Solid Edge
10 2 (0.57%) Windchill
11 1 (0.28%) CATIA
11 1 (0.28%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 3 (0.85%) SAP ERP
1 3 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.57%) Primavera
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.28%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.84%) Office 365
2 8 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.28%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.40%) TCP/IP
2 14 (3.98%) DNS
3 13 (3.69%) LAN
4 12 (3.41%) WAN
5 11 (3.13%) Firewall
5 11 (3.13%) Internet
6 9 (2.56%) SAN
7 8 (2.27%) VoIP
7 8 (2.27%) VPN
8 7 (1.99%) WebEx
9 6 (1.70%) GSM
9 6 (1.70%) Remote Desktop
9 6 (1.70%) SS7
9 6 (1.70%) UMTS
9 6 (1.70%) Value-Added Service
10 5 (1.42%) DHCP
10 5 (1.42%) iSCSI
11 4 (1.14%) HTTP
11 4 (1.14%) Intranet
11 4 (1.14%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (3.41%) MySQL
3 12 (3.41%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (1.70%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.42%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (1.42%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (0.85%) Power BI
8 2 (0.57%) MS Access
8 2 (0.57%) QlikView
9 1 (0.28%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.28%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.28%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 13 (3.69%) Ant
2 12 (3.41%) JIRA
3 11 (3.13%) Git (software)
4 10 (2.84%) Subversion
5 5 (1.42%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.42%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.14%) Eclipse
6 4 (1.14%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.85%) CruiseControl
7 3 (0.85%) NUnit
7 3 (0.85%) PROIV
7 3 (0.85%) Selenium
8 2 (0.57%) LabVIEW
8 2 (0.57%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.57%) 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 (17.05%) Finance
2 45 (12.78%) Manufacturing
3 36 (10.23%) Electronics
4 23 (6.53%) Automotive
5 18 (5.11%) Military
6 17 (4.83%) Telecoms
7 16 (4.55%) Games
8 15 (4.26%) Advertising
9 13 (3.69%) Marketing
10 4 (1.14%) Avionics
11 3 (0.85%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.85%) Back Office
12 2 (0.57%) Banking
12 2 (0.57%) Billing
13 1 (0.28%) Local Government
13 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 57 (16.19%) Developer
2 38 (10.80%) Design Engineer
3 32 (9.09%) Analyst
4 28 (7.95%) Junior
5 27 (7.67%) Mechanical Engineer
6 24 (6.82%) Java Developer
7 21 (5.97%) Mechanical Design Engineer
7 21 (5.97%) Support Engineer
8 20 (5.68%) Designer
8 20 (5.68%) Mobile Designer
8 20 (5.68%) Web Applications Designer
8 20 (5.68%) Web Designer
9 19 (5.40%) Administrator
10 18 (5.11%) Systems Administrator
11 16 (4.55%) Test Manager
12 15 (4.26%) Embedded Engineer
12 15 (4.26%) Graduate
12 15 (4.26%) Support Analyst
13 14 (3.98%) Test Engineer
14 12 (3.41%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (10.80%) .NET
2 37 (10.51%) HTML
3 28 (7.95%) SOAP
4 26 (7.39%) CSS
5 24 (6.82%) Web Services
6 18 (5.11%) ASP.NET
6 18 (5.11%) jQuery
7 14 (3.98%) ASP.NET MVC
7 14 (3.98%) Spring
8 12 (3.41%) JPA
8 12 (3.41%) REST
9 11 (3.13%) AngularJS
10 10 (2.84%) .NET Framework
11 9 (2.56%) XML
12 8 (2.27%) Apache Camel
13 6 (1.70%) Classic ASP
13 6 (1.70%) WCF
14 5 (1.42%) J2EE
14 5 (1.42%) RESTful
15 4 (1.14%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 79 (22.44%) Computer Science
2 51 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (8.52%) Management Information System
4 25 (7.10%) User Experience
5 11 (3.13%) Device Driver
6 10 (2.84%) Data Centre
6 10 (2.84%) Driving Licence
6 10 (2.84%) Embedded Systems
7 9 (2.56%) Replication
8 8 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.42%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.14%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.57%) AS400
11 2 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.57%) Graphic Design
11 2 (0.57%) iPhone
11 2 (0.57%) PMI
11 2 (0.57%) Robotics
11 2 (0.57%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 80 (22.73%) Windows
2 43 (12.22%) Linux
3 26 (7.39%) Android
4 25 (7.10%) Windows XP
5 23 (6.53%) Apple iOS
6 19 (5.40%) Windows Server
7 17 (4.83%) Unix
7 17 (4.83%) Windows 7
8 15 (4.26%) Windows 8
9 14 (3.98%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (3.13%) Embedded Linux
11 8 (2.27%) Windows 10
12 6 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (1.70%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (1.42%) OpenVMS
13 5 (1.42%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.85%) Solaris
15 2 (0.57%) AIX
15 2 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (16.76%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (14.77%) Software Engineering
3 44 (12.50%) ITIL
4 34 (9.66%) CAD
5 27 (7.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 24 (6.82%) Typography
6 24 (6.82%) Validation
7 23 (6.53%) Service Delivery
8 20 (5.68%) MVC
9 17 (4.83%) Time Management
10 16 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
11 15 (4.26%) Project Management
12 14 (3.98%) SDLC
13 13 (3.69%) ERP
13 13 (3.69%) Service Management
14 12 (3.41%) Change Control
14 12 (3.41%) Change Management
14 12 (3.41%) OO
15 11 (3.13%) Device Driver Development
15 11 (3.13%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (17.05%) SQL
2 38 (10.80%) JavaScript
3 35 (9.94%) C
3 35 (9.94%) Java
4 32 (9.09%) C#
5 31 (8.81%) C++
6 23 (6.53%) Embedded C
6 23 (6.53%) PHP
7 13 (3.69%) PowerShell
8 11 (3.13%) Embedded C++
9 10 (2.84%) T-SQL
9 10 (2.84%) VB
10 9 (2.56%) Python
11 8 (2.27%) PL/SQL
11 8 (2.27%) VB.NET
12 6 (1.70%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.70%) VB6
12 6 (1.70%) VBA
13 4 (1.14%) Bourne shell
13 4 (1.14%) Korn
Qualifications
1 219 (62.22%) Degree
2 105 (29.83%) HNC
3 29 (8.24%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (7.10%) CCNA
5 24 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (6.82%) Security Cleared
6 22 (6.25%) SC Cleared
7 17 (4.83%) GNVQ
8 16 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
8 16 (4.55%) MCSE
9 13 (3.69%) DV Cleared
10 12 (3.41%) CCNP
11 10 (2.84%) MCP
11 10 (2.84%) MCSA
12 9 (2.56%) Network+ Certification
13 8 (2.27%) ISEB
14 6 (1.70%) A+ Certification
15 5 (1.42%) Postgraduate
16 4 (1.14%) CCENT
17 3 (0.85%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.25%) SLA
2 18 (5.11%) QA
3 5 (1.42%) RMADS
4 3 (0.85%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.57%) MISRA
5 2 (0.57%) PMO
6 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (7.67%) Active Directory
2 15 (4.26%) Firmware
3 12 (3.41%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (1.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 6 (1.70%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (1.70%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.14%) NFS
6 4 (1.14%) Samba
6 4 (1.14%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.85%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 2 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.57%) iptables
8 2 (0.57%) RHEV
8 2 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.57%) XenApp
9 1 (0.28%) MDaemon
9 1 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (3.13%) Endace
2 8 (2.27%) SCCM
3 5 (1.42%) DameWare
3 5 (1.42%) Perfmon
4 4 (1.14%) SolarWinds Orion
5 3 (0.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (0.85%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.57%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.57%) everRun
6 2 (0.57%) MOM
7 1 (0.28%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.28%) SCOM
7 1 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 95 (26.99%) Microsoft
2 25 (7.10%) Adobe
2 25 (7.10%) Cisco
3 20 (5.68%) Oracle
4 11 (3.13%) Riverbed
5 10 (2.84%) VMware
6 9 (2.56%) Siemens
7 8 (2.27%) Citrix
7 8 (2.27%) SAP
8 6 (1.70%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 6 (1.70%) IBM
8 6 (1.70%) Nintex
8 6 (1.70%) Nokia Networks
8 6 (1.70%) TIBCO
9 5 (1.42%) Autodesk
9 5 (1.42%) HP
10 4 (1.14%) ANSYS
10 4 (1.14%) Avaya
10 4 (1.14%) Freescale
10 4 (1.14%) SolarWinds
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Ashdown IT
Salary: £22000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 45,000
Posted: 22 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £22500 - £25000 per annum + Training budget
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
ISL
Salary: £40000.00 - £47000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000
Posted: 3 days ago
UK
Tec Partners
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Tec Partners
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: Excellent Salary + Company Benefits Package
Posted: 12 hours ago
Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West Malling, Kent
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £45000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Rugeley, Staffordshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 40,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £17,000 per annum + MS Qualification + more benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competetive + Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 45,000 + Benefits + Progression
Posted: 5 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
networx
Salary: £Competitive Salary
Posted: 6 days ago
Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 45,000 (Depending on Ability)
Posted: 6 days ago
Penryn, Cornwall
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + help with relocation + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Penryn, Cornwall
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + help with relocation + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Training & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
University of Worcester
Salary: From £18,411 to £20,624 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hastings, East Sussex
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 to 45,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Northallerton, North Yorkshire
Kerfoot Group
Salary: From £24,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Salary: Highly-competitive and negotiable
Posted: 13 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 32,000 + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Posted: 20 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 42,000 + Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago