Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Diploma (HND)
UK
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 938 801 813
Rank change year-on-year -137 +12 +10
Permanent jobs citing HND 241 372 497
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.22% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.59% 0.87% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 139 319 421
UK median annual salary £34,000 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +2.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £22,473 £20,250 £20,750
90th Percentile £52,664 £51,750 £50,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £34,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year -2.86% +7.69% -7.14%

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 41,011 42,555 55,574
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.60% 24.94% 27.69%
Number of salaries quoted 31,037 33,372 44,632
UK median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.89% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,400 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,898 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.90% -1.18% +6.25%

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 26 May 2018.

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 26 May 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
UK excluding London -87 215 £34,000 -2.86% 146
England -122 208 £35,000 -2.78% 142
Midlands +6 56 £33,500 +3.08% 35
North of England -32 53 £35,000 +27.27% 32
North West -7 42 £31,750 -0.78% 23
South West -16 38 £39,250 +4.67% 17
West Midlands -11 27 £37,500 +15.38% 18
South East -66 27 £35,000 +4.48% 27
East Midlands +14 26 £30,000 -25.47% 17
East of England +11 19 £33,250 -24.00% 22
Scotland -31 17 £22,250 -27.05% 5
London -50 15 £36,750 -18.33% 9
Yorkshire +7 7 £32,500 +18.18% 3
North East -29 4 £37,000 +76.19% 6
Northern Ireland 0 3 £45,000 +95.65% 1
Wales -18 2 £40,000 -11.11% 7

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 159 (65.98%) Degree
2 59 (24.48%) Problem-Solving
3 57 (23.65%) HNC
4 54 (22.41%) Software Engineering
5 52 (21.58%) Agile Software Development
6 48 (19.92%) Microsoft
7 41 (17.01%) C#
7 41 (17.01%) Self-Motivation
8 37 (15.35%) Electronics
9 33 (13.69%) Finance
10 32 (13.28%) C
11 31 (12.86%) Windows
12 29 (12.03%) JavaScript
12 29 (12.03%) Computer Science
13 28 (11.62%) C++
13 28 (11.62%) HTML
14 27 (11.20%) Analytical Skills
15 26 (10.79%) Microsoft Office
15 26 (10.79%) Project Management
16 25 (10.37%) Validation
16 25 (10.37%) Waterfall
17 23 (9.54%) Git (software)
17 23 (9.54%) Creative Thinking
18 22 (9.13%) Oracle
18 22 (9.13%) .NET
19 20 (8.30%) Telecoms
19 20 (8.30%) OO
20 19 (7.88%) ITIL
20 19 (7.88%) SQL
20 19 (7.88%) Java

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 (2.90%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (1.66%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.83%) CMS
4 1 (0.41%) Apache
4 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.41%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.41%) IIS
4 1 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.41%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.41%) Umbraco
Applications
1 26 (10.79%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (7.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (4.15%) Chatbot
3 10 (4.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (4.15%) MS Visio
4 7 (2.90%) Siemens NX
5 5 (2.07%) AutoCAD
6 3 (1.24%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (1.24%) SOLIDWORKS
6 3 (1.24%) Windchill
7 2 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.41%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.41%) Revit
Business Applications
1 7 (2.90%) Teamcenter
2 4 (1.66%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.41%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.22%) Office 365
2 10 (4.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.24%) IaaS
5 2 (0.83%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.83%) Serverless
6 1 (0.41%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.56%) SMS
2 10 (4.15%) VLAN
3 9 (3.73%) TCP/IP
3 9 (3.73%) WAN
4 7 (2.90%) LAN
5 5 (2.07%) Ethernet
6 4 (1.66%) 2G
6 4 (1.66%) 3G
6 4 (1.66%) 4G
6 4 (1.66%) DWDM
6 4 (1.66%) Internet
6 4 (1.66%) Radio Access Network
6 4 (1.66%) VoIP
7 3 (1.24%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (1.24%) DNS
7 3 (1.24%) Firewall
7 3 (1.24%) IP Telephony
7 3 (1.24%) LTE
7 3 (1.24%) MPLS
7 3 (1.24%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.22%) MySQL
2 10 (4.15%) MongoDB
3 8 (3.32%) SQL Server
4 6 (2.49%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (2.07%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.66%) DTS
6 4 (1.66%) GIS
6 4 (1.66%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 4 (1.66%) Oracle ODI
7 3 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.83%) Power BI
8 2 (0.83%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.41%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 23 (9.54%) Git (software)
2 18 (7.47%) Mercurial
3 15 (6.22%) JUnit
4 12 (4.98%) TestNG
5 7 (2.90%) Rational DOORS
6 6 (2.49%) Bugzilla
7 4 (1.66%) Eclipse
7 4 (1.66%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (1.66%) PVCS
7 4 (1.66%) Subversion
8 3 (1.24%) JIRA
8 3 (1.24%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 37 (15.35%) Electronics
2 33 (13.69%) Finance
3 20 (8.30%) Telecoms
4 15 (6.22%) Legal
4 15 (6.22%) Manufacturing
5 9 (3.73%) Military
6 6 (2.49%) Billing
7 5 (2.07%) Games
7 5 (2.07%) Multimedia
8 4 (1.66%) Advertising
8 4 (1.66%) Retail
9 3 (1.24%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.83%) Local Government
10 2 (0.83%) Marketing
10 2 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.41%) Automotive
11 1 (0.41%) Avionics
11 1 (0.41%) Back Office
11 1 (0.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (17.01%) Developer
2 30 (12.45%) Analyst
3 21 (8.71%) Design Engineer
4 18 (7.47%) Support Engineer
5 17 (7.05%) Software Developer
6 15 (6.22%) Java Developer
7 14 (5.81%) Electronics Engineer
8 13 (5.39%) IT Support
8 13 (5.39%) Project Engineer
9 12 (4.98%) Software Engineer
9 12 (4.98%) Systems Engineer
10 11 (4.56%) Test Engineer
11 10 (4.15%) IT Engineer
11 10 (4.15%) Junior
12 9 (3.73%) Field Engineer
12 9 (3.73%) Principal Engineer
13 8 (3.32%) Electrical Engineer
13 8 (3.32%) Electronics Design Engineer
13 8 (3.32%) Product Engineer
14 7 (2.90%) Principal Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (11.62%) HTML
2 22 (9.13%) .NET
3 15 (6.22%) Hibernate
4 13 (5.39%) HTML5
4 13 (5.39%) Java EE
4 13 (5.39%) REST
4 13 (5.39%) SOAP
4 13 (5.39%) Spring
4 13 (5.39%) Web Services
5 12 (4.98%) ASP.NET
5 12 (4.98%) CSS
6 10 (4.15%) CSS3
6 10 (4.15%) JSON
6 10 (4.15%) XML
7 8 (3.32%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (1.66%) .NET Framework
8 4 (1.66%) Middleware
9 3 (1.24%) CakePHP
9 3 (1.24%) Laravel
9 3 (1.24%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 41 (17.01%) Self-Motivation
2 29 (12.03%) Computer Science
3 27 (11.20%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (7.05%) Driving Licence
5 14 (5.81%) Management Information System
6 12 (4.98%) CCTV
6 12 (4.98%) SCADA
7 10 (4.15%) Robotics
8 5 (2.07%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.66%) Acoustics
9 4 (1.66%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.24%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (1.24%) MMIC
10 3 (1.24%) Renewable Energy
10 3 (1.24%) User Experience
11 2 (0.83%) Device Driver
11 2 (0.83%) e-Learning
11 2 (0.83%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 2 (0.83%) Verilog
11 2 (0.83%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 31 (12.86%) Windows
2 11 (4.56%) Linux
3 7 (2.90%) Windows 7
4 6 (2.49%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.24%) Android
5 3 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.24%) Unix
5 3 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.83%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (0.83%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (24.48%) Problem-Solving
2 54 (22.41%) Software Engineering
3 52 (21.58%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (10.79%) Project Management
5 25 (10.37%) Validation
5 25 (10.37%) Waterfall
6 23 (9.54%) Creative Thinking
7 20 (8.30%) OO
8 19 (7.88%) ITIL
9 16 (6.64%) ERP
10 13 (5.39%) MVC
10 13 (5.39%) Unit Testing
11 12 (4.98%) ETL
11 12 (4.98%) Service Delivery
11 12 (4.98%) Software Delivery
12 11 (4.56%) Migration
12 11 (4.56%) TDD
13 10 (4.15%) Change Management
13 10 (4.15%) Extreme Programming
14 9 (3.73%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 41 (17.01%) C#
2 32 (13.28%) C
3 29 (12.03%) JavaScript
4 28 (11.62%) C++
5 19 (7.88%) Java
5 19 (7.88%) SQL
6 16 (6.64%) PowerShell
7 15 (6.22%) VB
8 12 (4.98%) Python
8 12 (4.98%) VBA
9 10 (4.15%) Ruby
10 9 (3.73%) Assembly Language
11 5 (2.07%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.66%) PHP
12 4 (1.66%) VC++
13 3 (1.24%) Perl
13 3 (1.24%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.83%) Tcl
14 2 (0.83%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.83%) VB6
Qualifications
1 159 (65.98%) Degree
2 57 (23.65%) HNC
3 9 (3.73%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (3.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (3.32%) CCNA
5 7 (2.90%) SC Cleared
5 7 (2.90%) Security Cleared
6 6 (2.49%) CCNP
6 6 (2.49%) ISEB
7 5 (2.07%) MCSE
8 4 (1.66%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.66%) MCP
9 3 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.83%) A+ Certification
10 2 (0.83%) CCIE
10 2 (0.83%) GNVQ
10 2 (0.83%) MCDBA
10 2 (0.83%) MCPD
10 2 (0.83%) PhD
10 2 (0.83%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.39%) SLA
2 5 (2.07%) IEC 61131
2 5 (2.07%) PMO
3 4 (1.66%) MISRA
3 4 (1.66%) QA
4 2 (0.83%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.41%) GDPR
5 1 (0.41%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.41%) TickIT
System Software
1 19 (7.88%) Active Directory
1 19 (7.88%) Firmware
2 15 (6.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.32%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.07%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.83%) Docker
5 2 (0.83%) vSphere
6 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (1.66%) Endace
1 4 (1.66%) SCCM
2 2 (0.83%) Ansible
2 2 (0.83%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (0.41%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.41%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.41%) SCOM
3 1 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 48 (19.92%) Microsoft
2 22 (9.13%) Oracle
3 17 (7.05%) VMware
4 12 (4.98%) EMC
5 8 (3.32%) Cisco
6 6 (2.49%) OpenText
7 5 (2.07%) Cadence
7 5 (2.07%) HP
7 5 (2.07%) SAP
8 4 (1.66%) Ericsson
8 4 (1.66%) Nokia
8 4 (1.66%) Riverbed
8 4 (1.66%) Samsung
9 3 (1.24%) Aruba
9 3 (1.24%) Citrix
9 3 (1.24%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.83%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 2 (0.83%) Ciena
10 2 (0.83%) Huawei
10 2 (0.83%) Juniper