Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Diploma (HND)
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 718 922 877
Rank change year-on-year +204 -45 +57
Permanent jobs citing HND 371 252 337
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.15% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.14% 0.64% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 215 164 313
UK median annual salary £41,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.57% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £24,776 £22,575 £19,000
90th Percentile £60,500 £52,500 £45,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +18.57% -6.67% +15.38%

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 32,627 39,299 43,278
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.45% 23.60% 24.49%
Number of salaries quoted 23,680 29,169 33,244
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.70% +2.22%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 22 September 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 22 September 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
UK excluding London +152 330 £41,500 +18.57% 204
England +167 307 £42,500 +21.43% 188
Midlands +61 112 £48,750 +39.29% 57
West Midlands +82 101 £50,000 +23.46% 39
North of England +47 54 £45,000 +20.00% 38
Scotland +48 50 £35,000 +32.03% 20
South East +7 47 £42,500 +21.43% 33
South West +17 45 £41,500 +1.22% 34
London +113 32 £55,000 +57.14% 10
Yorkshire +22 24 £45,000 +28.57% 10
North West +34 23 £40,000 -5.88% 22
East of England +72 16 £32,500 +25.00% 16
East Midlands +8 11 £22,500 -33.82% 18
North East +25 7 £37,570 +7.34% 6
Wales +10 6 £38,500 +6.21% 4

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 268 (72.24%) Degree
2 120 (32.35%) HNC
3 115 (31.00%) Microsoft
4 113 (30.46%) Problem-Solving
5 112 (30.19%) SQL
6 93 (25.07%) Agile Software Development
7 85 (22.91%) Computer Science
8 82 (22.10%) Software Engineering
8 82 (22.10%) C#
9 79 (21.29%) .NET
10 77 (20.75%) SQL Server
11 66 (17.79%) Telecoms
12 64 (17.25%) Azure
13 63 (16.98%) JavaScript
14 61 (16.44%) Visual Studio
14 61 (16.44%) ITIL
15 55 (14.82%) Windows
16 54 (14.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 53 (14.29%) ASP.NET
18 45 (12.13%) Git (software)
19 44 (11.86%) Active Directory
19 44 (11.86%) User Experience
20 43 (11.59%) Collaborative Working
21 42 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
21 42 (11.32%) Management Information System
21 42 (11.32%) QA
21 42 (11.32%) CCTV
22 41 (11.05%) DevOps
23 40 (10.78%) Service Management
23 40 (10.78%) Wireless

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 13 (3.50%) SharePoint
1 13 (3.50%) SharePoint 2010
2 12 (3.23%) Apache
3 8 (2.16%) CMS
4 7 (1.89%) IBM Notes
4 7 (1.89%) lighttpd
4 7 (1.89%) nginx
5 5 (1.35%) Confluence
5 5 (1.35%) IIS
6 3 (0.81%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.81%) WinCC
7 1 (0.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 36 (9.70%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (7.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (2.96%) AutoCAD
4 9 (2.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (2.16%) SOLIDWORKS
6 6 (1.62%) Simulink
7 5 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (1.08%) MS Visio
9 3 (0.81%) FrameMaker
10 2 (0.54%) PTC Creo
10 2 (0.54%) Siemens NX
11 1 (0.27%) CATIA
11 1 (0.27%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 13 (3.50%) Dynamics GP
2 4 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.27%) Primavera
3 1 (0.27%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 64 (17.25%) Azure
2 32 (8.63%) Office 365
3 9 (2.43%) AWS
3 9 (2.43%) OneDrive
4 5 (1.35%) Power Platform
5 4 (1.08%) Tricentis Tosca
6 3 (0.81%) Serverless
7 2 (0.54%) BlazeMeter
7 2 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (10.78%) Wireless
2 38 (10.24%) Firewall
3 27 (7.28%) Internet
4 20 (5.39%) BGP
4 20 (5.39%) OSPF
5 17 (4.58%) MPLS
6 13 (3.50%) SMS
7 12 (3.23%) LAN
8 11 (2.96%) DNS
8 11 (2.96%) SSL
8 11 (2.96%) TCP/IP
9 10 (2.70%) Ethernet
9 10 (2.70%) LTE
9 10 (2.70%) RSVP
9 10 (2.70%) WAN
10 9 (2.43%) VPN
11 8 (2.16%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (1.62%) DHCP
12 6 (1.62%) SAN
12 6 (1.62%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (20.75%) SQL Server
2 54 (14.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 29 (7.82%) Relational Database
4 19 (5.12%) Oracle Reports
5 13 (3.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (1.62%) Firebird
7 5 (1.35%) Power BI
7 5 (1.35%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.08%) MS Access
8 4 (1.08%) MySQL
8 4 (1.08%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (0.81%) Ingres
9 3 (0.81%) Oracle Discoverer
9 3 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.81%) SQLite
10 2 (0.54%) Cosmos DB
10 2 (0.54%) GIS
11 1 (0.27%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 61 (16.44%) Visual Studio
2 45 (12.13%) Git (software)
3 36 (9.70%) Visual Studio Team System
4 7 (1.89%) JIRA
5 6 (1.62%) Android Studio
5 6 (1.62%) Selenium
5 6 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (1.35%) Rational DOORS
6 5 (1.35%) Rational Statemate
7 4 (1.08%) HP UFT
7 4 (1.08%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (1.08%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (1.08%) Ranorex
7 4 (1.08%) TeamCity
7 4 (1.08%) Visual Studio Coded UI
8 3 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.54%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.54%) Subversion
10 1 (0.27%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.27%) Hudson
General
1 66 (17.79%) Telecoms
2 38 (10.24%) Marketing
3 32 (8.63%) Finance
4 30 (8.09%) Manufacturing
5 27 (7.28%) Aerospace
6 25 (6.74%) Retail
7 16 (4.31%) Legal
8 15 (4.04%) Electronics
9 9 (2.43%) Public Sector
10 7 (1.89%) Military
11 6 (1.62%) Law
12 4 (1.08%) Fire and Rescue
12 4 (1.08%) Police
12 4 (1.08%) Welsh Language
13 3 (0.81%) Local Government
13 3 (0.81%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.54%) Advertising
14 2 (0.54%) Avionics
15 1 (0.27%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 67 (18.06%) Developer
2 28 (7.55%) .NET Developer
3 27 (7.28%) Software Developer
4 26 (7.01%) Software Engineer
5 23 (6.20%) Team Leader
6 18 (4.85%) Analyst
6 18 (4.85%) IT Support
6 18 (4.85%) Software Engineering Team Leader
6 18 (4.85%) Software Team Leader
6 18 (4.85%) Systems Engineer
7 14 (3.77%) Design Engineer
8 12 (3.23%) Applications Manager
9 11 (2.96%) Support Engineer
10 10 (2.70%) CAD Engineer
10 10 (2.70%) Provisioning Engineer
10 10 (2.70%) Service Manager
10 10 (2.70%) Support Technician
10 10 (2.70%) Test Engineer
11 9 (2.43%) Applications Engineer
11 9 (2.43%) CAD Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (21.29%) .NET
2 53 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 28 (7.55%) HTML
4 20 (5.39%) CSS
5 15 (4.04%) AngularJS
5 15 (4.04%) HTML5
6 14 (3.77%) Web Services
7 13 (3.50%) ASP.NET Core
8 12 (3.23%) XML
9 11 (2.96%) Spring
10 10 (2.70%) .NET Framework
10 10 (2.70%) Hibernate
10 10 (2.70%) React
10 10 (2.70%) RESTful
10 10 (2.70%) Spring MVC
10 10 (2.70%) Vue.js
11 8 (2.16%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 8 (2.16%) CSS3
11 8 (2.16%) WPF
12 6 (1.62%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 44 (11.86%) User Experience
2 42 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (11.32%) CCTV
2 42 (11.32%) Management Information System
3 28 (7.55%) Driving Licence
4 14 (3.77%) Mobile App
5 13 (3.50%) Data Centre
6 10 (2.70%) e-Learning
7 9 (2.43%) Embedded Systems
7 9 (2.43%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (2.16%) Cyberthreat
8 8 (2.16%) NHS
9 6 (1.62%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.62%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.62%) Thin Client
10 5 (1.35%) Fibre Optics
11 4 (1.08%) BBC
11 4 (1.08%) SCADA
12 3 (0.81%) Replication
13 2 (0.54%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 55 (14.82%) Windows
2 31 (8.36%) Windows Server
3 30 (8.09%) Linux
4 11 (2.96%) Unix
5 10 (2.70%) HPUX
5 10 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (2.70%) Solaris
5 10 (2.70%) Windows 10
6 6 (1.62%) Android
6 6 (1.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.81%) VMS
8 3 (0.81%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.54%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.27%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (30.46%) Problem-Solving
2 93 (25.07%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (22.91%) Computer Science
4 82 (22.10%) Software Engineering
5 61 (16.44%) ITIL
6 43 (11.59%) Collaborative Working
7 41 (11.05%) DevOps
8 40 (10.78%) Service Management
9 37 (9.97%) Scrum
10 36 (9.70%) Open Source
11 33 (8.89%) Coaching
12 28 (7.55%) Continuous Improvement
12 28 (7.55%) Project Management
13 27 (7.28%) PRINCE2
14 26 (7.01%) Change Management
14 26 (7.01%) Service Delivery
15 25 (6.74%) MVC
16 24 (6.47%) Customer Requirements
17 23 (6.20%) Configuration Management
17 23 (6.20%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 112 (30.19%) SQL
2 82 (22.10%) C#
3 63 (16.98%) JavaScript
4 27 (7.28%) Java
5 25 (6.74%) C
6 13 (3.50%) Python
7 11 (2.96%) T-SQL
8 10 (2.70%) PHP
9 9 (2.43%) PowerShell
10 8 (2.16%) C++
11 7 (1.89%) Bash Shell
11 7 (1.89%) PHP 7
11 7 (1.89%) Ruby
12 6 (1.62%) Ada
13 5 (1.35%) VB
14 4 (1.08%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.08%) VBA
15 3 (0.81%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.81%) XAML
16 2 (0.54%) VB6
Qualifications
1 268 (72.24%) Degree
2 120 (32.35%) HNC
3 37 (9.97%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (7.28%) CCNA
5 26 (7.01%) Computer Science Degree
6 24 (6.47%) Microsoft Certification
7 19 (5.12%) Security Cleared
8 17 (4.58%) CCNP
9 14 (3.77%) MCSE
10 12 (3.23%) SC Cleared
11 9 (2.43%) ISTQB
12 8 (2.16%) DV Cleared
12 8 (2.16%) JNCIA
13 7 (1.89%) MCP
14 6 (1.62%) Postgraduate
15 5 (1.35%) Chartered Engineer
15 5 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 5 (1.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 5 (1.35%) MCSA
16 4 (1.08%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (11.32%) QA
2 9 (2.43%) SLA
3 5 (1.35%) Def Stans
4 4 (1.08%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.81%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.54%) GDPR
6 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.27%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 15288
7 1 (0.27%) MIL-STD-1553
7 1 (0.27%) MISRA
7 1 (0.27%) MISRA C
System Software
1 44 (11.86%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (1.62%) Terminal Services
5 4 (1.08%) KVM
5 4 (1.08%) Samba
5 4 (1.08%) VirtualBox
6 3 (0.81%) Firmware
6 3 (0.81%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.81%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (2.70%) Netcool
2 4 (1.08%) BMC PATROL
2 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (1.08%) Proxmox
2 4 (1.08%) SCCM
3 3 (0.81%) FortiGate
3 3 (0.81%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.27%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 115 (31.00%) Microsoft
2 38 (10.24%) Cisco
3 37 (9.97%) Oracle
4 21 (5.66%) Juniper
5 17 (4.58%) VMware
6 14 (3.77%) Remedy
7 13 (3.50%) Citrix
7 13 (3.50%) Ivanti
8 12 (3.23%) Virgin Media
9 10 (2.70%) Nokia
9 10 (2.70%) Red Hat
10 9 (2.43%) Cadence
10 9 (2.43%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (2.16%) SAP
12 7 (1.89%) Lotus
12 7 (1.89%) PTC
13 6 (1.62%) Brocade
13 6 (1.62%) Fortinet
13 6 (1.62%) Motorola
14 4 (1.08%) CommVault