Period
to 12 November 2018

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 12 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Diploma (HND)
UK
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 905 910 903
Rank change year-on-year +5 -7 -136
Permanent jobs citing HND 244 302 325
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.64% 0.70% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 150 264 258
UK median annual salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% -
10th Percentile £22,750 £21,075 £21,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £47,058 £53,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% -

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 38,326 43,209 50,064
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.70% 24.27% 26.36%
Number of salaries quoted 28,393 33,201 40,156
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

HND
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing HND as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 12 November 2018.

Salary histogram for HND in the UK

HND
Top 15 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 12 November 2018. 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 +14 219 £35,000 -2.78% 261
UK excluding London -44 211 £35,000 -2.78% 269
Midlands +62 76 £40,000 +11.11% 54
South East +34 75 £35,000 - 69
West Midlands +60 60 £40,000 +14.29% 32
London +67 23 £35,000 +5.15% 15
North of England -7 19 £41,250 +33.06% 46
East Midlands +18 16 £35,000 -12.50% 22
Scotland 0 14 £27,505 +11.13% 8
South West -37 14 £32,000 -14.67% 51
East of England +19 9 £30,000 -14.29% 26
North West -17 8 £42,500 +37.10% 22
Yorkshire +20 7 £37,500 +7.14% 19
Wales +7 4 £36,250 -19.44% 12
North East -4 4 £35,000 +75.00% 5

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, 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.

1 156 (63.93%) Degree
2 110 (45.08%) HNC
3 63 (25.82%) Microsoft
4 62 (25.41%) Windows
5 50 (20.49%) Problem-Solving
6 48 (19.67%) Linux
6 48 (19.67%) Software Engineering
6 48 (19.67%) Analytical Skills
7 44 (18.03%) C++
8 40 (16.39%) C
9 36 (14.75%) Computer Science
10 32 (13.11%) C#
11 31 (12.70%) Microsoft Office
12 30 (12.30%) ITIL
12 30 (12.30%) Python
13 29 (11.89%) SLA
14 28 (11.48%) Active Directory
15 27 (11.07%) Electronics
16 22 (9.02%) Management Information System
16 22 (9.02%) Project Management
17 21 (8.61%) Manufacturing
17 21 (8.61%) Self-Motivation
18 20 (8.20%) Telecoms
18 20 (8.20%) CRM
18 20 (8.20%) SQL
19 19 (7.79%) .NET
20 18 (7.38%) Validation
20 18 (7.38%) LabVIEW
21 17 (6.97%) HTML
21 17 (6.97%) JavaScript

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 11 (4.51%) CMS
2 5 (2.05%) Apache
3 4 (1.64%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.82%) GlassFish
4 2 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.82%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.82%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.41%) IIS
5 1 (0.41%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 31 (12.70%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (6.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (4.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (3.28%) MS Visio
5 5 (2.05%) Autodesk Inventor
6 4 (1.64%) SOLIDWORKS
7 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.41%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.41%) EPLAN
8 1 (0.41%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.41%) Revit
8 1 (0.41%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 4 (1.64%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.41%) Bond Adapt
3 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.41%) Maximo
3 1 (0.41%) MIS ActiveH
3 1 (0.41%) OPENHousing
3 1 (0.41%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.28%) Office 365
2 5 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.64%) Mimecast
4 3 (1.23%) Serverless
5 2 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.41%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.15%) TCP/IP
2 12 (4.92%) DSL
3 10 (4.10%) Firewall
3 10 (4.10%) Network Security
4 8 (3.28%) BGP
4 8 (3.28%) DWDM
4 8 (3.28%) MPLS
4 8 (3.28%) OSPF
4 8 (3.28%) PBX
4 8 (3.28%) SHDSL
5 6 (2.46%) Internet
6 5 (2.05%) Broadband
6 5 (2.05%) VoIP
7 4 (1.64%) ADSL
7 4 (1.64%) DNS
7 4 (1.64%) VDSL
7 4 (1.64%) Wireless
7 4 (1.64%) xDSL
8 3 (1.23%) Bluetooth
8 3 (1.23%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.28%) MySQL
3 5 (2.05%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (1.64%) MariaDB
4 4 (1.64%) Oracle ODI
5 3 (1.23%) DTS
5 3 (1.23%) GIS
5 3 (1.23%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.82%) SQLite
7 1 (0.41%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 18 (7.38%) LabVIEW
2 13 (5.33%) Git (software)
3 9 (3.69%) Mercurial
4 7 (2.87%) Oracle APEX
4 7 (2.87%) Rational DOORS
4 7 (2.87%) Visual Studio
5 6 (2.46%) JIRA
6 5 (2.05%) Bugzilla
6 5 (2.05%) Subversion
6 5 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (2.05%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.23%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.82%) Rational Quality Manager
8 2 (0.82%) Xcode
9 1 (0.41%) PVCS
General
1 27 (11.07%) Electronics
2 21 (8.61%) Manufacturing
3 20 (8.20%) Telecoms
4 13 (5.33%) Finance
5 11 (4.51%) Military
6 7 (2.87%) Marketing
7 6 (2.46%) Avionics
8 5 (2.05%) Aerospace
8 5 (2.05%) Automotive
9 4 (1.64%) Publishing
10 3 (1.23%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.82%) Advertising
11 2 (0.82%) Legal
11 2 (0.82%) Retail
12 1 (0.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (13.11%) Software Engineer
2 28 (11.48%) Developer
3 24 (9.84%) Support Engineer
4 21 (8.61%) Analyst
5 18 (7.38%) Test Engineer
6 17 (6.97%) Systems Engineer
7 12 (4.92%) Desktop Support
8 11 (4.51%) Desktop Engineer
8 11 (4.51%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 11 (4.51%) NOC Technician
9 9 (3.69%) Business Analyst
9 9 (3.69%) Hardware Engineer
9 9 (3.69%) PLC Engineer
9 9 (3.69%) PLC Software Engineer
9 9 (3.69%) Software Developer
10 8 (3.28%) Design Engineer
10 8 (3.28%) Development Engineer
10 8 (3.28%) IT Analyst
10 8 (3.28%) Junior
11 7 (2.87%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.79%) .NET
2 17 (6.97%) HTML
3 12 (4.92%) CSS
4 7 (2.87%) HTML5
4 7 (2.87%) Middleware
5 6 (2.46%) jQuery
6 4 (1.64%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.64%) CGI
6 4 (1.64%) LAMP
7 3 (1.23%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.82%) Apache Cordova
8 2 (0.82%) CSS3
8 2 (0.82%) Flash
8 2 (0.82%) Node.js
9 1 (0.41%) WCF
9 1 (0.41%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 48 (19.67%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (14.75%) Computer Science
3 22 (9.02%) Management Information System
4 21 (8.61%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (6.15%) Driving Licence
6 9 (3.69%) Embedded Systems
6 9 (3.69%) SCADA
6 9 (3.69%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.64%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.64%) NHS
7 4 (1.64%) User Experience
8 3 (1.23%) CCTV
8 3 (1.23%) e-Learning
8 3 (1.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (0.82%) CAN bus
9 2 (0.82%) Clustering
9 2 (0.82%) iPhone
10 1 (0.41%) FMCG
10 1 (0.41%) iPad
10 1 (0.41%) MMIC
Operating Systems
1 62 (25.41%) Windows
2 48 (19.67%) Linux
3 16 (6.56%) Windows Server
4 10 (4.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (3.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (3.28%) Solaris
6 8 (3.28%) Unix
6 8 (3.28%) Windows 2000 Server
7 6 (2.46%) Embedded Linux
8 5 (2.05%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (1.23%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.23%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.82%) Android
12 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.41%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (20.49%) Problem-Solving
2 48 (19.67%) Software Engineering
3 30 (12.30%) ITIL
4 22 (9.02%) Project Management
5 20 (8.20%) CRM
6 18 (7.38%) Validation
7 16 (6.56%) OO
8 14 (5.74%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (5.74%) CAD
8 14 (5.74%) Schematic Capture
8 14 (5.74%) Service Delivery
9 13 (5.33%) Network Management
10 12 (4.92%) Configuration Management
11 11 (4.51%) ITIL V3
11 11 (4.51%) Scrum
12 10 (4.10%) Cybersecurity
12 10 (4.10%) Process Improvement
12 10 (4.10%) Service Management
13 9 (3.69%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (3.69%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 44 (18.03%) C++
2 40 (16.39%) C
3 32 (13.11%) C#
4 30 (12.30%) Python
5 20 (8.20%) SQL
6 17 (6.97%) JavaScript
7 7 (2.87%) PHP
7 7 (2.87%) VB.NET
8 6 (2.46%) Bash Shell
9 5 (2.05%) Java
9 5 (2.05%) MATLAB
10 4 (1.64%) Perl
10 4 (1.64%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.23%) Assembly Language
11 3 (1.23%) Embedded C
11 3 (1.23%) VB
11 3 (1.23%) VBA
12 2 (0.82%) Fortran
12 2 (0.82%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.41%) VC++
Qualifications
1 156 (63.93%) Degree
2 110 (45.08%) HNC
3 14 (5.74%) Security Cleared
4 12 (4.92%) SC Cleared
5 11 (4.51%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (3.69%) CCNA
7 8 (3.28%) CCNP
7 8 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (2.87%) MCSE
9 6 (2.46%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (2.05%) NVQ Level 4
11 4 (1.64%) MCITP
12 3 (1.23%) A+ Certification
12 3 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.23%) MCP
13 2 (0.82%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (0.82%) MCSA
13 2 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 1 (0.41%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (11.89%) SLA
2 9 (3.69%) IEC 61131
3 8 (3.28%) QA
4 6 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (2.05%) DO-254
6 3 (1.23%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.82%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.82%) NEBOSH
8 1 (0.41%) MISRA
8 1 (0.41%) PMO
System Software
1 28 (11.48%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.10%) Firmware
3 9 (3.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.23%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.82%) vSphere
6 1 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.41%) NFS
6 1 (0.41%) Samba
6 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (0.82%) Backup Exec
1 2 (0.82%) Netcool
2 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.41%) SCCM
2 1 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 63 (25.82%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.33%) Oracle
3 10 (4.10%) Cisco
3 10 (4.10%) Red Hat
4 9 (3.69%) HP
4 9 (3.69%) Remedy
4 9 (3.69%) SAP
4 9 (3.69%) VMware
5 8 (3.28%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 8 (3.28%) EMC
5 8 (3.28%) Juniper
5 8 (3.28%) Nokia
5 8 (3.28%) SolarWinds
5 8 (3.28%) Sun
5 8 (3.28%) Telindus
6 6 (2.46%) Mitel
7 5 (2.05%) Cadence
7 5 (2.05%) Perforce
7 5 (2.05%) Veeam
8 4 (1.64%) Citrix