Period
to 31 October 2020

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 31 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Diploma (HND)
UK
6 months to
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 626 750 936
Rank change year-on-year +124 +186 -32
Permanent jobs citing HND 61 324 241
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.24% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.58% 1.04% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 38 207 158
Median annual salary £42,973 £41,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.55% +18.57% -2.78%
10th Percentile £21,350 £22,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £61,375 £57,500 £54,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -3.61% +18.57% -4.11%

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 10,524 31,249 38,957
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.16% 22.86% 23.73%
Number of salaries quoted 7,905 22,988 28,809
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

HND
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for HND in the UK

HND
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing HND.

Salary trend for HND in the UK

HND
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing HND over the 6 months to 31 October 2020.

Salary histogram for HND in the UK

HND
Top 14 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 31 October 2020. 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 +146 55 £42,973 +3.55% 44
UK excluding London +81 50 £40,000 -3.61% 51
South West +113 22 £37,500 -9.64% 11
South East +183 12 £42,500 +6.25% 7
London +252 9 £57,500 +27.78% 4
North of England +131 6 £39,000 -13.33% 4
Work from Home +9 6 £31,250 -28.16% 4
Scotland +68 4 £25,750 -7.06% 6
East of England +131 3 £17,500 -46.15% 7
Yorkshire +105 3 - - 1
Midlands +32 3 £51,200 +45.25% 11
West Midlands +19 3 £51,200 +35.95% 6
North West +108 2 £40,500 +23.46% 3
North East +15 1 £37,500 -9.17%

For the 6 months to 31 October 2020, 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 42 (68.85%) Degree
2 27 (44.26%) HNC
3 17 (27.87%) Microsoft
3 17 (27.87%) Test Automation
4 16 (26.23%) Java
5 14 (22.95%) Mathematics
5 14 (22.95%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (21.31%) Relational Database
6 13 (21.31%) Windows
7 12 (19.67%) HTML
7 12 (19.67%) JavaScript
8 11 (18.03%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (18.03%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (16.39%) Self-Motivation
9 10 (16.39%) Security Cleared
9 10 (16.39%) Software Engineering
10 9 (14.75%) Spring
10 9 (14.75%) Maven
10 9 (14.75%) Unit Testing
10 9 (14.75%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (14.75%) Line Management
10 9 (14.75%) Microsoft Office
10 9 (14.75%) C
11 8 (13.11%) SQL
11 8 (13.11%) Oracle
11 8 (13.11%) SQL Server
11 8 (13.11%) CSS
11 8 (13.11%) Validation
11 8 (13.11%) Git (software)
11 8 (13.11%) DV Cleared

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 3 (4.92%) Moodle
2 1 (1.64%) Apache
2 1 (1.64%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.64%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (14.75%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.20%) Office 365
2 4 (6.56%) Yarn
3 3 (4.92%) Azure
4 2 (3.28%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.20%) Intrusion Detection
1 5 (8.20%) Network Security
1 5 (8.20%) Radio Access Network
1 5 (8.20%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (6.56%) 5G
2 4 (6.56%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.92%) 2G
3 3 (4.92%) 3G
3 3 (4.92%) 4G
3 3 (4.92%) Broadband
3 3 (4.92%) UTRAN
3 3 (4.92%) WAN
3 3 (4.92%) Wireless
4 2 (3.28%) DNS
4 2 (3.28%) Firewall
4 2 (3.28%) HTTP
4 2 (3.28%) Internet
4 2 (3.28%) LAN
4 2 (3.28%) VoIP
4 2 (3.28%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (21.31%) Relational Database
2 8 (13.11%) SQL Server
3 4 (6.56%) Geospatial Data
3 4 (6.56%) GIS
3 4 (6.56%) MS Access
3 4 (6.56%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.92%) MySQL
5 2 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2019
5 2 (3.28%) SQLite
6 1 (1.64%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.64%) Big Data
6 1 (1.64%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.64%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 9 (14.75%) Maven
2 8 (13.11%) Git (software)
3 5 (8.20%) Cypress.io
4 4 (6.56%) JUnit
4 4 (6.56%) Selenium
4 4 (6.56%) webpack
5 2 (3.28%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.64%) JIRA
6 1 (1.64%) LabVIEW
General
1 8 (13.11%) Public Sector
2 4 (6.56%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.92%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.64%) Back Office
4 1 (1.64%) Electronics
4 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.64%) Marketing
4 1 (1.64%) Military
4 1 (1.64%) Police
4 1 (1.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (13.11%) Developer
2 7 (11.48%) Tester
3 6 (9.84%) Software Engineer
3 6 (9.84%) Software Tester
4 5 (8.20%) Java Engineer
4 5 (8.20%) Java Software Engineer
4 5 (8.20%) RAN Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Architect
5 4 (6.56%) Senior Developer
5 4 (6.56%) Senior Software Developer
5 4 (6.56%) Service Architect
5 4 (6.56%) Software Developer
6 3 (4.92%) Design Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Implementation Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) IT Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Microwave Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Network Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) RAN Design Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.67%) HTML
2 9 (14.75%) Spring
3 8 (13.11%) CSS
4 5 (8.20%) Hibernate
4 5 (8.20%) XML
5 4 (6.56%) .NET
5 4 (6.56%) AngularJS
5 4 (6.56%) HTML5
5 4 (6.56%) Jest
5 4 (6.56%) Node.js
5 4 (6.56%) Spring Boot
5 4 (6.56%) Vue.js
6 3 (4.92%) DHTML
6 3 (4.92%) jQuery
6 3 (4.92%) LAMP
6 3 (4.92%) ODBC
6 3 (4.92%) XHTML
6 3 (4.92%) YUI
7 2 (3.28%) .NET Framework
7 2 (3.28%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.95%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (16.39%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (14.75%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.92%) e-Learning
5 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.64%) ASIC
6 1 (1.64%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.64%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.64%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.64%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 13 (21.31%) Windows
2 4 (6.56%) Linux
2 4 (6.56%) Windows 10
3 3 (4.92%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.28%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2019
5 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (27.87%) Test Automation
2 14 (22.95%) Mathematics
3 11 (18.03%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (18.03%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (16.39%) Software Engineering
5 9 (14.75%) Line Management
5 9 (14.75%) Unit Testing
6 8 (13.11%) Customer Requirements
6 8 (13.11%) Validation
7 7 (11.48%) Configuration Management
7 7 (11.48%) Software Testing
7 7 (11.48%) Web Development
8 6 (9.84%) Business Development
8 6 (9.84%) Computer Science
8 6 (9.84%) Information Security Management
8 6 (9.84%) Project Management
8 6 (9.84%) SDLC
8 6 (9.84%) Security Management
8 6 (9.84%) Security Patching
8 6 (9.84%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 16 (26.23%) Java
2 12 (19.67%) JavaScript
3 9 (14.75%) C
4 8 (13.11%) SQL
5 5 (8.20%) C#
5 5 (8.20%) VB
5 5 (8.20%) VBA
6 4 (6.56%) Java 8
7 3 (4.92%) C++
7 3 (4.92%) PHP
8 2 (3.28%) Python
9 1 (1.64%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.64%) Scala
9 1 (1.64%) SQR
Qualifications
1 42 (68.85%) Degree
2 27 (44.26%) HNC
3 10 (16.39%) Security Cleared
4 8 (13.11%) DV Cleared
5 5 (8.20%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (4.92%) MCSE
8 2 (3.28%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (3.28%) MCSA
8 2 (3.28%) NVQ Level 4
9 1 (1.64%) APMP
9 1 (1.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (1.64%) MCDST
9 1 (1.64%) MCP
9 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.84%) QA
2 4 (6.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (4.92%) ISO 9001
4 2 (3.28%) GDPR
5 1 (1.64%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (11.48%) Firmware
2 5 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.92%) Active Directory
4 2 (3.28%) DFS Replication
4 2 (3.28%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.64%) Docker
5 1 (1.64%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (6.56%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (3.28%) CASB
3 1 (1.64%) Ansible
3 1 (1.64%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.64%) Prometheus
3 1 (1.64%) SCSM
Vendors
1 17 (27.87%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.11%) Oracle
3 5 (8.20%) VMware
4 3 (4.92%) BT
4 3 (4.92%) Huawei
4 3 (4.92%) Nokia
4 3 (4.92%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (3.28%) Dell
5 2 (3.28%) IFS
6 1 (1.64%) Actuate
6 1 (1.64%) ANSYS
6 1 (1.64%) Brio
6 1 (1.64%) SAP
6 1 (1.64%) Siemens
6 1 (1.64%) Xilinx