Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Diploma (HND)
UK
6 months to
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 728 952 819
Rank change year-on-year +224 -133 -7
Permanent jobs citing HND 376 241 362
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.14% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.06% 0.59% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 241 141 306
UK median annual salary £39,500 £34,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.18% -5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,500 £20,325
90th Percentile £65,000 £52,664 £51,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +10.29% -2.86% +6.06%

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 35,597 40,688 42,236
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.71% 23.67% 24.96%
Number of salaries quoted 25,409 30,820 33,116
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £41,750
% change year-on-year +1.12% +6.59% -1.76%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 +188 300 £40,000 +14.29% 74
UK excluding London +154 297 £37,500 +10.29% 68
Midlands +59 82 £42,500 +25.00% 13
South East +77 65 £38,000 +8.57% 17
London +113 58 £55,000 +49.66% 10
West Midlands +50 56 £41,250 +10.00% 10
Scotland +52 54 £35,000 +57.30% 3
South West +31 40 £35,000 -10.83% 12
East of England +85 26 £40,000 +20.30% 10
East Midlands +25 26 £42,500 +41.67% 3
North of England -3 24 £41,500 +18.57% 12
Yorkshire +20 13 £41,500 +27.69% 1
North West +3 9 £55,000 +73.23% 10
Wales +23 6 £42,500 +6.25% 1
North East +14 2 £35,000 -5.41% 1

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 277 (73.67%) Degree
2 112 (29.79%) Microsoft
3 111 (29.52%) HNC
4 104 (27.66%) SQL
5 87 (23.14%) JavaScript
5 87 (23.14%) Computer Science
6 86 (22.87%) .NET
7 83 (22.07%) C#
8 82 (21.81%) Agile Software Development
9 76 (20.21%) Software Engineering
10 73 (19.41%) Problem-Solving
11 67 (17.82%) HTML
12 55 (14.63%) SQL Server
12 55 (14.63%) Windows
13 54 (14.36%) ITIL
13 54 (14.36%) CSS
14 49 (13.03%) Analytical Skills
15 46 (12.23%) HTML5
16 45 (11.97%) ASP.NET
16 45 (11.97%) Telecoms
17 43 (11.44%) Finance
17 43 (11.44%) Project Management
17 43 (11.44%) CSS3
18 42 (11.17%) Microsoft Azure
18 42 (11.17%) Microsoft Office
19 41 (10.90%) Visual Studio
19 41 (10.90%) Firewall
19 41 (10.90%) Git (software)
20 39 (10.37%) Active Directory
21 38 (10.11%) PRINCE2

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 32 (8.51%) SharePoint
2 23 (6.12%) Apache
3 20 (5.32%) lighttpd
3 20 (5.32%) nginx
4 17 (4.52%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.06%) IIS
7 3 (0.80%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.80%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.80%) WinCC
7 3 (0.80%) WordPress
8 2 (0.53%) Confluence
9 1 (0.27%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.27%) SAS
Applications
1 42 (11.17%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (4.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (2.66%) AutoCAD
4 8 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (2.13%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.86%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (1.60%) CATIA
6 6 (1.60%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.27%) Siemens NX
7 1 (0.27%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 17 (4.52%) Dynamics GP
2 4 (1.06%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.53%) iTrent
3 2 (0.53%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.53%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.27%) Primavera
4 1 (0.27%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 42 (11.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (7.98%) Office 365
3 9 (2.39%) OneDrive
4 8 (2.13%) Power Platform
5 5 (1.33%) SaaS
6 2 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.53%) Serverless
6 2 (0.53%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 41 (10.90%) Firewall
2 23 (6.12%) Internet
3 18 (4.79%) Wireless
4 17 (4.52%) VoIP
5 15 (3.99%) Intranet
5 15 (3.99%) WAN
6 14 (3.72%) BGP
6 14 (3.72%) OSPF
7 11 (2.93%) LAN
7 11 (2.93%) MPLS
8 9 (2.39%) LTE
8 9 (2.39%) SAN
8 9 (2.39%) SMS
8 9 (2.39%) SSL
8 9 (2.39%) VRRP
8 9 (2.39%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (2.13%) EIGRP
9 8 (2.13%) IPsec
9 8 (2.13%) IPv6
9 8 (2.13%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 37 (9.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (4.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (3.46%) MySQL
4 13 (3.46%) Relational Database
5 12 (3.19%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (2.13%) GIS
6 8 (2.13%) Power BI
7 6 (1.60%) DTS
7 6 (1.60%) Firebird
8 4 (1.06%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.80%) Ingres
9 3 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.53%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.53%) SQLite
11 1 (0.27%) MS Access
11 1 (0.27%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.27%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 41 (10.90%) Git (software)
1 41 (10.90%) Visual Studio
2 19 (5.05%) Visual Studio Team System
3 8 (2.13%) Rational DOORS
4 6 (1.60%) Android Studio
5 5 (1.33%) Bugzilla
5 5 (1.33%) Subversion
6 4 (1.06%) Rational Quality Manager
7 3 (0.80%) JIRA
7 3 (0.80%) NetBeans
7 3 (0.80%) Selenium
7 3 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.53%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.53%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.53%) LabVIEW
8 2 (0.53%) Ranorex
8 2 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.53%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.53%) Visual Studio Coded UI
9 1 (0.27%) Hudson
General
1 45 (11.97%) Telecoms
2 43 (11.44%) Finance
3 30 (7.98%) Retail
4 28 (7.45%) Electronics
5 19 (5.05%) Manufacturing
5 19 (5.05%) Marketing
6 15 (3.99%) Legal
7 9 (2.39%) Automotive
7 9 (2.39%) Military
8 8 (2.13%) Aerospace
8 8 (2.13%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.80%) Advertising
9 3 (0.80%) Games
9 3 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.53%) Back Office
10 2 (0.53%) Publishing
11 1 (0.27%) Avionics
11 1 (0.27%) Banking
11 1 (0.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 97 (25.80%) Developer
2 35 (9.31%) .NET Developer
3 33 (8.78%) Systems Engineer
4 28 (7.45%) C# Developer
4 28 (7.45%) Software Developer
5 27 (7.18%) Software Engineer
6 19 (5.05%) Analyst
6 19 (5.05%) C# .NET Developer
7 18 (4.79%) IT Manager
8 16 (4.26%) Applications Manager
8 16 (4.26%) Architect
9 13 (3.46%) Support Engineer
10 10 (2.66%) Design Engineer
10 10 (2.66%) Electronics Engineer
10 10 (2.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (2.66%) Test Engineer
11 9 (2.39%) Applications Developer
11 9 (2.39%) Junior
11 9 (2.39%) Junior Developer
12 8 (2.13%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (22.87%) .NET
2 67 (17.82%) HTML
3 54 (14.36%) CSS
4 46 (12.23%) HTML5
5 45 (11.97%) ASP.NET
6 43 (11.44%) CSS3
7 26 (6.91%) XML
8 20 (5.32%) jQuery
9 15 (3.99%) JSON
10 11 (2.93%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (1.60%) ASP.NET Web API
12 5 (1.33%) .NET Framework
12 5 (1.33%) ASP.NET Core
12 5 (1.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 5 (1.33%) SOAP
12 5 (1.33%) WPF
13 4 (1.06%) AngularJS
13 4 (1.06%) REST
14 3 (0.80%) Swing
14 3 (0.80%) Universal Windows Platform
Miscellaneous
1 49 (13.03%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (8.51%) Driving Licence
3 29 (7.71%) Mobile App
4 23 (6.12%) Data Centre
5 22 (5.85%) Self-Motivation
6 18 (4.79%) Management Information System
7 13 (3.46%) Fibre Optics
8 11 (2.93%) Clustering
9 10 (2.66%) e-Learning
10 9 (2.39%) CCTV
10 9 (2.39%) SCADA
11 8 (2.13%) NHS
12 7 (1.86%) Embedded Systems
13 6 (1.60%) Client/Server
13 6 (1.60%) Robotics
14 5 (1.33%) EMC VNX
14 5 (1.33%) Replication
15 4 (1.06%) Life Science
16 3 (0.80%) Algorithms
16 3 (0.80%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 55 (14.63%) Windows
2 36 (9.57%) Windows Server
3 24 (6.38%) Linux
4 8 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.60%) Android
7 4 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.80%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.80%) Unix
8 3 (0.80%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.53%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.27%) HPUX
10 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.27%) Solaris
10 1 (0.27%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (23.14%) Computer Science
2 82 (21.81%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (20.21%) Software Engineering
4 73 (19.41%) Problem-Solving
5 54 (14.36%) ITIL
6 43 (11.44%) Project Management
7 38 (10.11%) MVC
7 38 (10.11%) PRINCE2
8 30 (7.98%) Service Delivery
8 30 (7.98%) Test Automation
9 29 (7.71%) Service Management
10 28 (7.45%) Coaching
10 28 (7.45%) OO
11 26 (6.91%) Software Testing
11 26 (6.91%) Web Development
12 24 (6.38%) Disaster Recovery
13 23 (6.12%) Collaborative Working
13 23 (6.12%) Customer Requirements
14 22 (5.85%) Configuration Management
14 22 (5.85%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 104 (27.66%) SQL
2 87 (23.14%) JavaScript
3 83 (22.07%) C#
4 27 (7.18%) PHP
5 21 (5.59%) Java
6 20 (5.32%) PHP 7
7 19 (5.05%) C
8 16 (4.26%) T-SQL
9 14 (3.72%) PowerShell
10 12 (3.19%) C++
11 10 (2.66%) Python
11 10 (2.66%) VBA
12 7 (1.86%) Ruby
13 6 (1.60%) VB
14 5 (1.33%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.33%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.80%) XAML
16 2 (0.53%) Delphi
16 2 (0.53%) VB6
17 1 (0.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 277 (73.67%) Degree
2 111 (29.52%) HNC
3 28 (7.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (6.38%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (5.85%) Computer Science Degree
6 18 (4.79%) CCNP
7 16 (4.26%) MCSE
7 16 (4.26%) Security Cleared
8 13 (3.46%) CCNA
9 11 (2.93%) ISTQB
10 9 (2.39%) SC Cleared
11 8 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (2.13%) TOGAF Certification
12 7 (1.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 6 (1.60%) A+ Certification
13 6 (1.60%) BPSS Clearance
13 6 (1.60%) GNVQ
14 5 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 4 (1.06%) MCITP
15 4 (1.06%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.38%) QA
2 7 (1.86%) ISO 9001
3 5 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.06%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.06%) SLA
5 2 (0.53%) GDPR
5 2 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.27%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 15288
6 1 (0.27%) MIL-STD-1553
6 1 (0.27%) MISRA
6 1 (0.27%) MISRA C
System Software
1 39 (10.37%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.66%) Firmware
4 7 (1.86%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.86%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (0.80%) DFS Replication
6 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 19 (5.05%) Netcool
2 9 (2.39%) Backup Exec
3 3 (0.80%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 112 (29.79%) Microsoft
2 28 (7.45%) Cisco
3 21 (5.59%) Oracle
4 20 (5.32%) Remedy
5 17 (4.52%) Citrix
5 17 (4.52%) Ivanti
6 15 (3.99%) Cadence
6 15 (3.99%) VMware
7 12 (3.19%) EMC
8 11 (2.93%) SAP
9 10 (2.66%) Virgin Media
10 9 (2.39%) Juniper
10 9 (2.39%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (2.39%) SolarWinds
11 7 (1.86%) Ekahau
11 7 (1.86%) OpenText
12 5 (1.33%) Brocade
12 5 (1.33%) Fortinet
12 5 (1.33%) Motorola
12 5 (1.33%) Veeam