Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Diploma (HND)
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 863 941 894
Rank change year-on-year +78 -47 -94
Permanent jobs citing HND 256 239 303
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.71% 0.58% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 147 192 233
UK median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,650 £19,000
90th Percentile £54,500 £48,750 £56,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £31,750
% change year-on-year - +10.24% -6.62%

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 36,043 41,119 45,727
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.10% 23.75% 25.83%
Number of salaries quoted 26,360 31,892 36,330
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019. 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 +103 221 £35,000 - 234
UK excluding London +49 204 £35,000 - 239
South East +55 68 £30,000 -14.29% 65
Midlands +54 61 £35,000 -4.87% 48
West Midlands +68 48 £32,500 -10.70% 31
London +87 39 £37,500 +2.04% 21
Scotland +13 22 £35,000 +34.62% 9
South West -8 17 £43,000 +12.35% 27
East of England +22 14 £40,000 +14.29% 21
East Midlands +20 13 £50,000 +30.22% 17
North of England +9 13 £37,000 +18.40% 52
Wales +13 9 £42,500 +6.25% 18
Yorkshire +23 7 £39,000 +11.43% 15
North West +6 4 £55,000 +77.42% 32
North East - 2 £35,000 - 5

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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.

1 178 (69.53%) Degree
2 115 (44.92%) HNC
3 85 (33.20%) Microsoft
4 72 (28.13%) Windows
5 57 (22.27%) Software Engineering
6 52 (20.31%) Problem-Solving
7 51 (19.92%) Computer Science
8 43 (16.80%) C
9 42 (16.41%) Linux
9 42 (16.41%) Analytical Skills
10 38 (14.84%) ITIL
10 38 (14.84%) C#
11 37 (14.45%) JavaScript
12 36 (14.06%) C++
12 36 (14.06%) Windows Server
13 35 (13.67%) .NET
14 31 (12.11%) Electronics
15 30 (11.72%) Active Directory
16 28 (10.94%) HTML
16 28 (10.94%) SQL
17 27 (10.55%) Microsoft Office
17 27 (10.55%) Project Management
18 26 (10.16%) Telecoms
18 26 (10.16%) SLA
19 25 (9.77%) Firewall
19 25 (9.77%) Agile Software Development
20 24 (9.38%) Validation
20 24 (9.38%) CSS
20 24 (9.38%) SQL Server
21 20 (7.81%) Management Information System

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 9 (3.52%) Apache
2 7 (2.73%) CMS
3 6 (2.34%) lighttpd
3 6 (2.34%) nginx
3 6 (2.34%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (1.17%) WordPress
6 2 (0.78%) GlassFish
6 2 (0.78%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.78%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.39%) IIS
7 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 27 (10.55%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (4.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (3.91%) MS Visio
4 8 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.39%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.39%) CATIA
6 1 (0.39%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.39%) Revit
Business Applications
1 2 (0.78%) iTrent
1 2 (0.78%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.13%) Office 365
3 5 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.95%) Serverless
4 3 (1.17%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (1.17%) Mimecast
4 3 (1.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (9.77%) Firewall
2 14 (5.47%) TCP/IP
3 11 (4.30%) DSL
4 10 (3.91%) Internet
4 10 (3.91%) Wireless
5 9 (3.52%) VoIP
6 7 (2.73%) Broadband
7 6 (2.34%) BGP
7 6 (2.34%) DNS
7 6 (2.34%) DWDM
7 6 (2.34%) MPLS
7 6 (2.34%) Network Security
7 6 (2.34%) OSPF
7 6 (2.34%) SAN
7 6 (2.34%) SHDSL
8 5 (1.95%) ADSL
8 5 (1.95%) PBX
8 5 (1.95%) VDSL
8 5 (1.95%) WAN
8 5 (1.95%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.69%) MySQL
3 10 (3.91%) DTS
3 10 (3.91%) GIS
4 7 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.95%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (1.17%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.17%) SQLite
7 2 (0.78%) Big Data
7 2 (0.78%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.39%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (7.81%) Git (software)
2 19 (7.42%) LabVIEW
3 17 (6.64%) Visual Studio
4 7 (2.73%) Rational DOORS
4 7 (2.73%) Visual Studio Team System
5 6 (2.34%) Bugzilla
6 5 (1.95%) Mercurial
7 3 (1.17%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (1.17%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (1.17%) Subversion
7 3 (1.17%) Xcode
8 2 (0.78%) JIRA
8 2 (0.78%) NetBeans
8 2 (0.78%) Rational Quality Manager
8 2 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.78%) TeamCity
General
1 31 (12.11%) Electronics
2 26 (10.16%) Telecoms
3 16 (6.25%) Finance
4 15 (5.86%) Military
5 12 (4.69%) Manufacturing
5 12 (4.69%) Retail
6 10 (3.91%) Multimedia
7 9 (3.52%) Marketing
8 7 (2.73%) Automotive
9 5 (1.95%) Advertising
9 5 (1.95%) Aerospace
9 5 (1.95%) Publishing
10 3 (1.17%) Avionics
10 3 (1.17%) Games
11 2 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.39%) Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (17.97%) Developer
2 39 (15.23%) Software Engineer
3 28 (10.94%) Systems Engineer
4 27 (10.55%) Support Engineer
5 17 (6.64%) .NET Developer
6 14 (5.47%) Analyst
7 11 (4.30%) Test Engineer
8 10 (3.91%) C# Developer
8 10 (3.91%) Desktop Support
8 10 (3.91%) Field Engineer
8 10 (3.91%) NOC Technician
8 10 (3.91%) Senior Field Engineer
9 9 (3.52%) Desktop Engineer
9 9 (3.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 9 (3.52%) Electronics Engineer
9 9 (3.52%) Hardware Engineer
9 9 (3.52%) Junior
9 9 (3.52%) Mobile Engineer
9 9 (3.52%) Software Developer
10 8 (3.13%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (13.67%) .NET
2 28 (10.94%) HTML
3 24 (9.38%) CSS
4 16 (6.25%) HTML5
5 15 (5.86%) CSS3
6 13 (5.08%) ASP.NET
7 6 (2.34%) jQuery
8 5 (1.95%) LAMP
8 5 (1.95%) Universal Windows Platform
9 3 (1.17%) Apache Cordova
9 3 (1.17%) JSON
9 3 (1.17%) Middleware
9 3 (1.17%) Node.js
9 3 (1.17%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (1.17%) WCF
9 3 (1.17%) WinForms
9 3 (1.17%) XML
10 2 (0.78%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (0.78%) CGI
10 2 (0.78%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 42 (16.41%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.81%) Management Information System
2 20 (7.81%) Self-Motivation
3 15 (5.86%) Driving Licence
4 13 (5.08%) SCADA
5 11 (4.30%) Embedded Systems
5 11 (4.30%) Mobile App
5 11 (4.30%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (2.73%) Clustering
7 5 (1.95%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.95%) e-Learning
7 5 (1.95%) NHS
8 3 (1.17%) CAN bus
8 3 (1.17%) EMC VNX
8 3 (1.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 3 (1.17%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.17%) New Media
9 2 (0.78%) Internet of Things
9 2 (0.78%) Life Science
9 2 (0.78%) Optoelectronics
Operating Systems
1 72 (28.13%) Windows
2 42 (16.41%) Linux
3 36 (14.06%) Windows Server
4 9 (3.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (2.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (2.34%) Embedded Linux
6 6 (2.34%) Solaris
6 6 (2.34%) Unix
6 6 (2.34%) Windows 2000 Server
7 5 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.56%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.56%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.17%) Android
10 1 (0.39%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.39%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (22.27%) Software Engineering
2 52 (20.31%) Problem-Solving
3 51 (19.92%) Computer Science
4 38 (14.84%) ITIL
5 27 (10.55%) Project Management
6 25 (9.77%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (9.38%) Validation
8 19 (7.42%) Network Management
9 17 (6.64%) OO
9 17 (6.64%) Test Automation
10 16 (6.25%) Configuration Management
11 15 (5.86%) CAD
11 15 (5.86%) CRM
12 14 (5.47%) Disaster Recovery
12 14 (5.47%) Logistics
13 13 (5.08%) ITIL V3
13 13 (5.08%) Mathematics
14 12 (4.69%) Service Delivery
14 12 (4.69%) Service Management
15 11 (4.30%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (16.80%) C
2 38 (14.84%) C#
3 37 (14.45%) JavaScript
4 36 (14.06%) C++
5 28 (10.94%) SQL
6 17 (6.64%) Python
7 16 (6.25%) VB.NET
8 13 (5.08%) PHP
9 10 (3.91%) Java
10 7 (2.73%) Bash Shell
11 6 (2.34%) PHP 7
11 6 (2.34%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.95%) MATLAB
13 3 (1.17%) Embedded C
14 2 (0.78%) Assembly Language
14 2 (0.78%) Fortran
14 2 (0.78%) Perl
15 1 (0.39%) Bourne shell
15 1 (0.39%) Korn
15 1 (0.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 178 (69.53%) Degree
2 115 (44.92%) HNC
3 19 (7.42%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (7.03%) CCNP
5 16 (6.25%) CCNA
6 15 (5.86%) Security Cleared
7 14 (5.47%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (5.47%) SC Cleared
8 12 (4.69%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (2.73%) MCSE
10 6 (2.34%) A+ Certification
11 4 (1.56%) MCSA
12 3 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (1.17%) GNVQ
12 3 (1.17%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.78%) Chartered Engineer
13 2 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 1 (0.39%) APMP
14 1 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (10.16%) SLA
2 9 (3.52%) QA
3 6 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.95%) DO-254
4 5 (1.95%) IEC 61131
5 4 (1.56%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.78%) GDPR
7 1 (0.39%) PMO
System Software
1 30 (11.72%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.13%) Firmware
3 8 (3.13%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.95%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (1.17%) DFS Replication
5 3 (1.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.39%) NFS
6 1 (0.39%) Samba
6 1 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.39%) vSphere
6 1 (0.39%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (1.95%) Backup Exec
2 2 (0.78%) Netcool
3 1 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 85 (33.20%) Microsoft
2 19 (7.42%) Cisco
3 15 (5.86%) SolarWinds
4 12 (4.69%) EMC
5 11 (4.30%) Oracle
5 11 (4.30%) Remedy
6 9 (3.52%) SAP
6 9 (3.52%) VMware
7 7 (2.73%) Red Hat
8 6 (2.34%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 6 (2.34%) HP
8 6 (2.34%) Juniper
8 6 (2.34%) Nokia
8 6 (2.34%) Sun
8 6 (2.34%) Telindus
9 5 (1.95%) Veeam
9 5 (1.95%) Virgin Media
10 3 (1.17%) Dell
10 3 (1.17%) Mitel
10 3 (1.17%) Xamarin