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 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Diploma (HND)
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 688 736 709
Rank change year-on-year +48 -27  
Permanent jobs citing HND 187 197 275
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.20% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.85% 0.76% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 163 159 225
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £32,759 £40,000
% change year-on-year +14.47% -18.10%  

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 21989 25899 30478
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.59% 26.68% 27.50%
Number of salaries quoted 17158 20956 24185
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +36 166 £37,500 +7.14% 25
South East +52 41 £37,500 +18.11% 1
South West +14 37 £37,500 +12.78% 7
West Midlands +34 27 £32,500 -7.87% 5
Falmouth - 18 £37,500 -
Penryn - 18 £37,500 - 2
Cornwall - 18 £37,500 - 2
North West -46 17 £25,000 -28.57% 5
Yorkshire 0 15 £27,500 -24.65% 1
Birmingham - 15 £34,000 - 1
London +8 12 £35,000 - 3
Wiltshire +10 11 £44,500 +41.26% 2
South Wales +24 10 £45,000 -
Wales +12 10 £45,000 -
Buckinghamshire -6 10 £17,000 -15.00%
Milton Keynes -9 9 £17,000 -27.65%
Manchester -38 9 £20,000 -33.33% 3
Swindon +2 8 £44,500 +41.26%
East Yorkshire - 8 £27,500 -
Hull - 8 £27,500 -
City of London +30 7 £25,500 -51.42% 1
Hampshire +14 7 £42,500 +33.85% 1
Kent +10 7 £50,000 -
Surrey +23 6 £22,250 -21.92%
Cardiff +16 6 £45,000 -10.00%
North East +10 6 £20,000 -48.71%
East of England -1 6 £45,000 - 2
Stevenage +19 5 £45,000 -5.26%
East Midlands +14 5 £40,000 +23.07% 1
West Sussex +13 5 £42,000 +50.00%

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 266 (69.63%) Degree
2 133 (34.82%) Computer Science
3 113 (29.58%) Microsoft
4 94 (24.61%) Windows
5 91 (23.82%) HNC
6 86 (22.51%) Software Engineering
7 73 (19.11%) Computer Science Degree
8 64 (16.75%) Microsoft Office
9 61 (15.97%) SQL
10 60 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
11 58 (15.18%) C
11 58 (15.18%) C++
12 56 (14.66%) Finance
13 54 (14.14%) Electronics
13 54 (14.14%) SQL Server
14 53 (13.87%) HTML
15 52 (13.61%) JavaScript
16 48 (12.57%) Linux
16 48 (12.57%) Manufacturing
16 48 (12.57%) GNVQ
17 46 (12.04%) Embedded C
18 45 (11.78%) ITIL
19 44 (11.52%) Management Information System
20 43 (11.26%) C#
21 42 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
22 40 (10.47%) CSS
23 37 (9.69%) Microsoft Certification
24 36 (9.42%) Java
24 36 (9.42%) Automotive
25 34 (8.90%) Cisco

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 8 (2.09%) Skype for Business
2 6 (1.57%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.31%) IIS
4 2 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.26%) CMS
5 1 (0.26%) Confluence
5 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.26%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.26%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.26%) OpenEdge
5 1 (0.26%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 64 (16.75%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (6.28%) Photoshop
3 22 (5.76%) Microsoft Excel
4 15 (3.93%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 15 (3.93%) Adobe Illustrator
4 15 (3.93%) Autodesk Inventor
4 15 (3.93%) InVision
5 14 (3.66%) SOLIDWORKS
6 11 (2.88%) AutoCAD
6 11 (2.88%) MS Visio
7 8 (2.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 4 (1.05%) PTC Creo
9 3 (0.79%) EPLAN
9 3 (0.79%) Siemens NX
9 3 (0.79%) Solid Edge
10 2 (0.52%) Mathcad
10 2 (0.52%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 2 (0.52%) Windchill
11 1 (0.26%) CATIA
11 1 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 3 (0.79%) Oracle ERP
1 3 (0.79%) Primavera
1 3 (0.79%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.26%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.26%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (2.88%) Office 365
3 5 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.26%) GitHub
4 1 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (6.54%) LAN
2 24 (6.28%) WAN
3 21 (5.50%) VoIP
4 20 (5.24%) Firewall
5 19 (4.97%) TCP/IP
5 19 (4.97%) VPN
6 16 (4.19%) WebEx
7 13 (3.40%) Internet
8 12 (3.14%) DNS
9 11 (2.88%) DHCP
10 8 (2.09%) SAN
11 7 (1.83%) Wireless
12 6 (1.57%) MPLS
13 5 (1.31%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (1.31%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (1.31%) SNMP
14 4 (1.05%) 4G
14 4 (1.05%) ICMP
14 4 (1.05%) LTE
14 4 (1.05%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (14.14%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (3.93%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (3.40%) SQL Server 2000
4 13 (3.40%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (3.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (2.09%) MySQL
6 7 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (1.05%) Power BI
9 3 (0.79%) MS Access
10 2 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.52%) QlikView
11 1 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.26%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.26%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 14 (3.66%) JIRA
2 10 (2.62%) Axure RP
3 9 (2.36%) Subversion
4 8 (2.09%) Ant
4 8 (2.09%) Git (software)
4 8 (2.09%) Rational DOORS
5 6 (1.57%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.57%) Visual Studio
6 5 (1.31%) CruiseControl
6 5 (1.31%) NUnit
7 3 (0.79%) LabVIEW
7 3 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.52%) Rational Rhapsody
8 2 (0.52%) Selenium
8 2 (0.52%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.26%) CircleCI
9 1 (0.26%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.26%) eggPlant
9 1 (0.26%) JIRA Agile
9 1 (0.26%) TeamCity
General
1 56 (14.66%) Finance
2 54 (14.14%) Electronics
3 48 (12.57%) Manufacturing
4 36 (9.42%) Automotive
5 21 (5.50%) Military
6 13 (3.40%) Advertising
6 13 (3.40%) Telecoms
7 11 (2.88%) Marketing
8 9 (2.36%) Games
9 7 (1.83%) Banking
9 7 (1.83%) Retail
10 6 (1.57%) Aerospace
10 6 (1.57%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.52%) Billing
12 1 (0.26%) Back Office
12 1 (0.26%) Front Office
12 1 (0.26%) Local Government
12 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 62 (16.23%) Developer
2 54 (14.14%) Analyst
3 35 (9.16%) Design Engineer
4 33 (8.64%) Junior
5 30 (7.85%) Embedded Engineer
5 30 (7.85%) Software Engineer
6 27 (7.07%) Mechanical Engineer
6 27 (7.07%) Service Analyst
7 25 (6.54%) Software Developer
8 24 (6.28%) Graduate
9 22 (5.76%) Designer
9 22 (5.76%) Mechanical Design Engineer
10 21 (5.50%) Graduate Analyst
11 20 (5.24%) Service Desk Analyst
12 19 (4.97%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
12 19 (4.97%) Firmware Engineer
12 19 (4.97%) Help Desk Analyst
13 17 (4.45%) .NET Developer
13 17 (4.45%) Support Engineer
14 16 (4.19%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (13.87%) HTML
2 40 (10.47%) CSS
3 33 (8.64%) .NET
4 26 (6.81%) jQuery
5 22 (5.76%) ASP.NET
6 20 (5.24%) ASP.NET MVC
7 18 (4.71%) Web Services
8 17 (4.45%) SOAP
9 12 (3.14%) Qt
10 9 (2.36%) AngularJS
10 9 (2.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 7 (1.83%) Ajax
11 7 (1.83%) REST
11 7 (1.83%) WCF
12 6 (1.57%) JPA
12 6 (1.57%) Spring
13 5 (1.31%) .NET Framework
13 5 (1.31%) Apache Camel
13 5 (1.31%) XHTML
14 4 (1.05%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 133 (34.82%) Computer Science
2 44 (11.52%) Management Information System
3 42 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (8.12%) User Experience
5 18 (4.71%) Embedded Systems
6 14 (3.66%) Driving Licence
7 13 (3.40%) Replication
8 11 (2.88%) Data Centre
9 10 (2.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 10 (2.62%) Mobile App
10 8 (2.09%) Device Driver
11 7 (1.83%) CAN bus
12 6 (1.57%) Robotics
13 5 (1.31%) Kindle
13 5 (1.31%) Life Science
13 5 (1.31%) Smartphone
14 3 (0.79%) Data Structures
14 3 (0.79%) Digital Media
14 3 (0.79%) FMCG
14 3 (0.79%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 94 (24.61%) Windows
2 48 (12.57%) Linux
3 32 (8.38%) Windows XP
4 30 (7.85%) Android
5 28 (7.33%) Windows Server
6 27 (7.07%) Apple iOS
7 24 (6.28%) Windows 8
8 18 (4.71%) Windows 7
8 18 (4.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (4.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (3.93%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (3.14%) Windows 10
12 8 (2.09%) Embedded Linux
13 4 (1.05%) Unix
14 1 (0.26%) AIX
14 1 (0.26%) CentOS
14 1 (0.26%) Fedora
14 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (22.51%) Software Engineering
2 60 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (11.78%) ITIL
4 33 (8.64%) CAD
4 33 (8.64%) OO
5 25 (6.54%) Continuous Improvement
5 25 (6.54%) SDLC
5 25 (6.54%) Time Management
6 22 (5.76%) MVC
7 21 (5.50%) Validation
8 18 (4.71%) Test Automation
8 18 (4.71%) UX Design
9 16 (4.19%) Information Security
10 15 (3.93%) Customer Requirements
10 15 (3.93%) Disaster Recovery
10 15 (3.93%) Typography
11 14 (3.66%) Process Management
11 14 (3.66%) Project Management
11 14 (3.66%) Scenario Testing
11 14 (3.66%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (15.97%) SQL
2 58 (15.18%) C
2 58 (15.18%) C++
3 52 (13.61%) JavaScript
4 46 (12.04%) Embedded C
5 43 (11.26%) C#
6 36 (9.42%) Java
7 25 (6.54%) T-SQL
8 20 (5.24%) PHP
9 15 (3.93%) Embedded C++
10 11 (2.88%) Python
11 6 (1.57%) VB
12 5 (1.31%) MATLAB
12 5 (1.31%) Perl
13 2 (0.52%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.52%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.52%) XPath
14 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.26%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 266 (69.63%) Degree
2 91 (23.82%) HNC
3 73 (19.11%) Computer Science Degree
4 48 (12.57%) GNVQ
5 37 (9.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 29 (7.59%) Cisco Certification
7 27 (7.07%) Security Cleared
8 26 (6.81%) SC Cleared
9 22 (5.76%) CCNA
9 22 (5.76%) MCSE
10 19 (4.97%) MCP
11 16 (4.19%) CCNP
11 16 (4.19%) MCSA
12 14 (3.66%) A+ Certification
13 12 (3.14%) DV Cleared
14 10 (2.62%) ISTQB
15 9 (2.36%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (2.36%) PhD
16 7 (1.83%) ISEB
17 5 (1.31%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (7.85%) SLA
2 18 (4.71%) QA
3 13 (3.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 4 (1.05%) Def Stans
5 3 (0.79%) RMADS
6 2 (0.52%) DO-254
6 2 (0.52%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.26%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 32 (8.38%) Firmware
2 29 (7.59%) Active Directory
3 17 (4.45%) Hyper-V
3 17 (4.45%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (1.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 7 (1.83%) XenApp
6 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.79%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.26%) iptables
7 1 (0.26%) MDaemon
7 1 (0.26%) RHEV
7 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (3.66%) DameWare
1 14 (3.66%) Perfmon
2 11 (2.88%) Endace
2 11 (2.88%) SCCM
3 2 (0.52%) MOM
4 1 (0.26%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.26%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.26%) everRun
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.26%) MobiControl
4 1 (0.26%) Packer
4 1 (0.26%) Puppet
4 1 (0.26%) SCOM
4 1 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.26%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 113 (29.58%) Microsoft
2 34 (8.90%) Cisco
3 24 (6.28%) Freescale
4 19 (4.97%) Oracle
5 16 (4.19%) Adobe
6 13 (3.40%) VMware
7 11 (2.88%) Riverbed
8 10 (2.62%) Citrix
9 8 (2.09%) Siemens
10 7 (1.83%) Avaya
10 7 (1.83%) Juniper
11 6 (1.57%) CheckPoint
11 6 (1.57%) SAP
12 5 (1.31%) Aruba
12 5 (1.31%) Autodesk
12 5 (1.31%) F5
12 5 (1.31%) Palo Alto
13 4 (1.05%) EMC
14 3 (0.79%) HP
14 3 (0.79%) Rockwell
Runcorn, Cheshire
Phoenix Medical Supplies
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, Glasgow
Recruitment Genius
Posted: 2 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 30,000 + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Salary: Highly competitive and negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Penryn, Cornwall
Go IT Recruitment Limited
Salary: help with relocation + more benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Penryn, Cornwall
Go IT Recruitment Limited
Salary: help with relocation + more benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Salary: Highly competitive and negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Thales
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £28000 - £34500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Wiltshire
The People Network
Salary: £42000 - £47000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £34,000 - £38,000 DOE
Posted: 6 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
University of Worcester
Salary: £18,411 - £20,624 with opportunity to progress to £21,843
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Metapack
Posted: 7 days ago
Hereford
TUI Group Careers
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Kettering
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Leeds
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £40000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £32000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago