Higher National Diploma (HND)
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for HND qualifications. It includes a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months leading up to 25 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
25 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 509 678 950
Rank change year-on-year +169 +272 -185
Permanent jobs citing HND 453 244 315
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.26% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.58% 0.78% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 239 107 158
10th Percentile £24,875 £28,750 £27,347
25th Percentile £31,250 £32,625 £35,139
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% -5.26% +18.75%
75th Percentile £52,500 £55,675 £55,000
90th Percentile £61,500 £59,750 £61,265
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £44,788 £47,500
% change year-on-year -6.22% -5.71% +18.75%

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK

HND falls under the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications.

Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 28,735 31,345 47,702
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 26.15% 33.90% 27.61%
Number of salaries quoted 17,299 14,299 19,297
10th Percentile £29,000 £32,000 £30,762
25th Percentile £38,734 £42,500 £40,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,555 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.74% +9.09% -
75th Percentile £70,750 £77,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £95,000 £91,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £49,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +7.14% +0.20%

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 25 June 2024.

Salary histogram for HND in the UK

HND
Top 17 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 25 June 2024. 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
Jobs
UK excluding London +126 417 £42,000 -6.22% 435
England +178 412 £42,794 -6.82% 432
North of England +88 112 £40,000 -10.20% 110
South East -44 88 £47,500 -7.50% 115
South West +3 73 £40,000 -42.86% 62
North West +23 68 £35,000 +11.11% 57
East of England +43 61 £37,528 +66.79% 37
Work from Home 0 56 £45,000 +15.38% 91
Midlands +5 55 £43,500 +28.22% 87
Yorkshire - 41 £47,500 - 36
West Midlands +12 35 £35,000 +3.17% 47
London +81 23 £65,000 +73.33% 51
East Midlands - 16 £50,000 - 40
Scotland -57 15 £42,202 +4.20% 41
Wales - 11 £40,000 - 8
North East -27 3 £41,500 -16.26% 19
Northern Ireland - 2 £34,628 - 2

HND
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (1.55%) CMS
2 6 (1.32%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Exchange
4 1 (0.22%) JBoss
4 1 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 97 (21.41%) AutoCAD
2 49 (10.82%) Microsoft Office
3 32 (7.06%) Microsoft Excel
4 18 (3.97%) Revit
4 18 (3.97%) Simulink
5 17 (3.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 11 (2.43%) SOLIDWORKS
6 11 (2.43%) Stateflow
7 10 (2.21%) Photoshop
7 10 (2.21%) Solid Edge
8 8 (1.77%) EPLAN
9 7 (1.55%) CANalyzer
10 5 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
11 3 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.66%) InDesign
12 2 (0.44%) MS Visio
13 1 (0.22%) FrameMaker
13 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.21%) NEC Housing
2 1 (0.22%) Primavera
2 1 (0.22%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.42%) Azure
2 9 (1.99%) Microsoft 365
3 8 (1.77%) GitHub
4 6 (1.32%) AWS
4 6 (1.32%) Azure DevOps
4 6 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (1.32%) OneDrive
5 5 (1.10%) Google Workspace
6 4 (0.88%) PaaS
6 4 (0.88%) SaaS
7 3 (0.66%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 2 (0.44%) Boomi
8 2 (0.44%) iPaaS
9 1 (0.22%) Figma
9 1 (0.22%) Miro
9 1 (0.22%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.74%) LAN
2 24 (5.30%) Internet
3 14 (3.09%) WAN
4 11 (2.43%) Firewall
4 11 (2.43%) J1939
5 8 (1.77%) Wireless
6 7 (1.55%) Ethernet
6 7 (1.55%) Network Security
7 6 (1.32%) Intranet
7 6 (1.32%) MQTT
7 6 (1.32%) Remote Desktop
7 6 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (1.10%) OSPF
8 5 (1.10%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.88%) DHCP
9 4 (0.88%) DNS
9 4 (0.88%) Multicast
9 4 (0.88%) Profibus
9 4 (0.88%) VLAN
10 3 (0.66%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.52%) Data Vault
2 15 (3.31%) SQL Server
3 10 (2.21%) QlikView
4 6 (1.32%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.66%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (0.66%) Ingres
5 3 (0.66%) MySQL
6 2 (0.44%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.22%) MS Access
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 25 (5.52%) JIRA
2 21 (4.64%) Git
3 11 (2.43%) ClearCase
3 11 (2.43%) Plastic SCM
4 9 (1.99%) LabVIEW
5 7 (1.55%) ClearQuest
5 7 (1.55%) Rational DOORS
6 6 (1.32%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.88%) Subversion
8 2 (0.44%) Selenium
8 2 (0.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 174 (38.41%) Social Skills
2 84 (18.54%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 78 (17.22%) Legal
4 77 (17.00%) Manufacturing
5 74 (16.34%) Analytical Skills
6 61 (13.47%) Local Government
7 55 (12.14%) Aerospace
8 54 (11.92%) Electronics
9 43 (9.49%) Finance
10 40 (8.83%) Automotive
11 34 (7.51%) Telecoms
12 25 (5.52%) Publishing
13 23 (5.08%) Marketing
14 20 (4.42%) Law
15 19 (4.19%) Retail
16 18 (3.97%) Organisational Skills
16 18 (3.97%) Presentation Skills
17 13 (2.87%) Public Sector
18 8 (1.77%) Police
19 6 (1.32%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 64 (14.13%) Senior
2 53 (11.70%) Coordinator
3 51 (11.26%) Technical Coordinator
4 49 (10.82%) Project Manager
5 34 (7.51%) Systems Engineer
6 33 (7.28%) Software Engineer
7 28 (6.18%) Technical Manager
8 27 (5.96%) Technical Support
9 24 (5.30%) Author
9 24 (5.30%) Technical Author
10 23 (5.08%) Senior Software Engineer
11 20 (4.42%) Support Engineer
12 16 (3.53%) Analyst
12 16 (3.53%) Hardware Engineer
13 15 (3.31%) Quantity Surveyor
14 14 (3.09%) Senior Systems Engineer
14 14 (3.09%) Technical Engineer
15 13 (2.87%) Lead
15 13 (2.87%) Test Engineer
16 12 (2.65%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (5.52%) XML
2 8 (1.77%) pytest
3 7 (1.55%) .NET
4 6 (1.32%) Ajax
4 6 (1.32%) AngularJS
4 6 (1.32%) CSS
4 6 (1.32%) HTML
4 6 (1.32%) LESS
4 6 (1.32%) React
4 6 (1.32%) Sass
4 6 (1.32%) Vue
5 5 (1.10%) Apache Thrift
6 4 (0.88%) Akka
7 2 (0.44%) Middleware
8 1 (0.22%) Node-RED
8 1 (0.22%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 54 (11.92%) Housing Association
2 50 (11.04%) Management Information System
3 24 (5.30%) Self-Motivation
4 20 (4.42%) Driving Licence
5 18 (3.97%) CCTV
6 16 (3.53%) IoT
7 14 (3.09%) Algorithms
8 10 (2.21%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.77%) FMCG
9 8 (1.77%) Operational Technology
9 8 (1.77%) SCADA
10 6 (1.32%) Renewable Energy
11 4 (0.88%) Acoustics
11 4 (0.88%) EPoS
11 4 (0.88%) FPGA
11 4 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.66%) Clustering
12 3 (0.66%) Graphic Design
12 3 (0.66%) VHDL
12 3 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 53 (11.70%) Windows
2 38 (8.39%) Linux
3 12 (2.65%) Windows Server
4 11 (2.43%) Unix
4 11 (2.43%) Windows 10
5 8 (1.77%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.55%) FreeRTOS
7 5 (1.10%) VMS
8 4 (0.88%) VxWorks
9 2 (0.44%) Android
9 2 (0.44%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.22%) Debian
10 1 (0.22%) Fedora
10 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (24.50%) Agile
2 110 (24.28%) Problem-Solving
3 99 (21.85%) Time Management
4 71 (15.67%) Project Management
5 55 (12.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 45 (9.93%) Mathematics
6 45 (9.93%) Software Engineering
7 31 (6.84%) CAD
8 30 (6.62%) Customer Service
9 29 (6.40%) Project Delivery
10 27 (5.96%) Mentoring
11 25 (5.52%) Document Management
11 25 (5.52%) Impact Assessments
12 24 (5.30%) Innovative Thinking
12 24 (5.30%) Validation
13 23 (5.08%) B2B
14 22 (4.86%) Customer Requirements
14 22 (4.86%) Systems Engineering
15 21 (4.64%) Collaborative Working
16 20 (4.42%) Commercial Awareness
Programming Languages
1 29 (6.40%) C
1 29 (6.40%) Python
2 26 (5.74%) MATLAB
3 18 (3.97%) Embedded C
3 18 (3.97%) SQL
4 12 (2.65%) C++
5 11 (2.43%) C#
5 11 (2.43%) Perl
6 7 (1.55%) PowerShell
7 6 (1.32%) Bash
7 6 (1.32%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.32%) VB
8 5 (1.10%) Ladder Logic
9 4 (0.88%) Java
9 4 (0.88%) T-SQL
9 4 (0.88%) VBA
10 3 (0.66%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.22%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 280 (61.81%) HNC
2 279 (61.59%) Degree
3 35 (7.73%) Security Cleared
4 17 (3.75%) DV Cleared
4 17 (3.75%) SC Cleared
5 11 (2.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (1.77%) RIBA
7 7 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (1.55%) MRICS
8 6 (1.32%) Chartered Engineer
8 6 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (1.32%) DBS Check
9 5 (1.10%) NVQ Level 4
10 4 (0.88%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.88%) MCP
10 4 (0.88%) MCTS
11 3 (0.66%) CCNP
11 3 (0.66%) NVQ Level 3
12 2 (0.44%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.97%) SLA
2 12 (2.65%) MISRA
3 11 (2.43%) Automotive SPICE
3 11 (2.43%) AUTOSAR
3 11 (2.43%) ISO 26262
4 9 (1.99%) NEBOSH
5 8 (1.77%) QA
6 4 (0.88%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 4 (0.88%) COSHH
6 4 (0.88%) ISO 13485
6 4 (0.88%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.66%) ISO 14001
7 3 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 15288
9 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.22%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.22%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 17 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (2.43%) vSphere
3 9 (1.99%) Firmware
4 6 (1.32%) Active Directory
4 6 (1.32%) Docker
5 5 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.66%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.22%) Embedded Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (1.32%) SmoothWall
2 3 (0.66%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (0.66%) FortiGate
2 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (0.44%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (0.22%) Functional Safety
Vendors
1 57 (12.58%) Microsoft
2 33 (7.28%) SAP
3 20 (4.42%) VMware
4 15 (3.31%) Google
5 13 (2.87%) IBM
6 11 (2.43%) Cisco
6 11 (2.43%) Lauterbach
6 11 (2.43%) NEC
7 10 (2.21%) Adobe
8 9 (1.99%) Apple
8 9 (1.99%) HP
9 8 (1.77%) Salesforce
10 7 (1.55%) EMC
10 7 (1.55%) Siemens
11 6 (1.32%) Oracle
12 5 (1.10%) Juniper
12 5 (1.10%) Sage
12 5 (1.10%) Thales
13 4 (0.88%) Citrix
13 4 (0.88%) Facebook