Period
to 4 June 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 4 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Diploma (HND)
UK
6 months to
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 710 725 942
Rank change year-on-year +15 +217 -108
Permanent jobs citing HND 164 381 239
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.27% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.87% 1.08% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 105 244 142
Median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +17.65% -9.33%
10th Percentile £21,250 £26,250 £22,365
90th Percentile £49,200 £65,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,013 £38,750 £34,000
% change year-on-year -7.06% +13.97% -2.86%

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 18,796 35,320 40,563
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.58% 24.73% 23.69%
Number of salaries quoted 13,719 25,233 30,608
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +10.00%
10th Percentile £28,772 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +7.14%

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 4 June 2020.

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 4 June 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
UK excluding London +34 139 £36,013 -7.06% 47
England +41 136 £37,500 -9.64% 52
South West +115 67 £39,598 +13.14% 5
Midlands +38 23 £46,000 -3.16% 7
West Midlands +30 22 £46,000 -4.56% 5
London +118 18 £35,250 -35.91% 6
Scotland +30 14 £35,500 +1.43% 1
South East +53 12 £25,000 -33.77% 14
East of England +68 9 £25,500 -36.25% 5
Work from Home +68 8 £41,500 - 4
North of England +112 7 £46,000 +5.14% 15
Wales +5 4 £22,000 -48.24%
North West +90 3 £46,000 +2.22% 4
Yorkshire +85 3 £60,000 +33.33% 9
Northern Ireland - 3 £27,000 -
East Midlands +35 1 £25,000 -44.44% 2
North East +11 1 £46,000 +31.43% 2

For the 6 months to 4 June 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.

1 118 (71.95%) Degree
2 79 (48.17%) HNC
3 46 (28.05%) C
4 37 (22.56%) Software Engineering
5 34 (20.73%) Java
6 33 (20.12%) Microsoft
6 33 (20.12%) Problem-Solving
7 30 (18.29%) SQL
8 28 (17.07%) Management Information System
9 26 (15.85%) Windows
10 23 (14.02%) JavaScript
10 23 (14.02%) Project Management
10 23 (14.02%) Security Cleared
11 22 (13.41%) TCP/IP
11 22 (13.41%) Active Directory
12 20 (12.20%) Computer Science
12 20 (12.20%) Chartered Engineer
13 19 (11.59%) Telecoms
14 18 (10.98%) Risk Management
14 18 (10.98%) ITIL
14 18 (10.98%) Aerospace
14 18 (10.98%) DV Cleared
14 18 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
15 17 (10.37%) Mathematics
15 17 (10.37%) Microsoft Office
16 16 (9.76%) Electronics
16 16 (9.76%) Finance
16 16 (9.76%) XML
16 16 (9.76%) PostgreSQL
16 16 (9.76%) SQLite

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 2 (1.22%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.61%) Confluence
2 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (10.37%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (5.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (4.88%) AutoCAD
4 4 (2.44%) Simulink
5 2 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.83%) Exchequer
2 1 (0.61%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.49%) Office 365
2 4 (2.44%) AWS
2 4 (2.44%) AWS Lambda
2 4 (2.44%) Azure
2 4 (2.44%) Serverless
3 3 (1.83%) Power Platform
4 1 (0.61%) BrowserStack
4 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.61%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 22 (13.41%) TCP/IP
2 15 (9.15%) Internet
3 12 (7.32%) HTTP
4 11 (6.71%) VPN
5 8 (4.88%) Firewall
5 8 (4.88%) LAN
6 7 (4.27%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (3.66%) WAN
8 5 (3.05%) DNS
9 4 (2.44%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (2.44%) DHCP
9 4 (2.44%) GSM
9 4 (2.44%) LTE
9 4 (2.44%) SAN
9 4 (2.44%) UMTS
9 4 (2.44%) VoIP
9 4 (2.44%) Wireless
10 3 (1.83%) 5G
10 3 (1.83%) NAS
10 3 (1.83%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.76%) PostgreSQL
1 16 (9.76%) SQLite
2 12 (7.32%) Geospatial Data
2 12 (7.32%) GIS
2 12 (7.32%) SQL Server
3 9 (5.49%) MySQL
3 9 (5.49%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (2.44%) MS Access
5 4 (2.44%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.61%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.61%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.61%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 6 (3.66%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.44%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (2.44%) Xcode
3 3 (1.83%) LabVIEW
4 2 (1.22%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.22%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.61%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.61%) JIRA
5 1 (0.61%) TestRail
General
1 19 (11.59%) Telecoms
2 18 (10.98%) Aerospace
3 16 (9.76%) Electronics
3 16 (9.76%) Finance
4 13 (7.93%) Manufacturing
5 10 (6.10%) Public Sector
6 7 (4.27%) Police
7 6 (3.66%) Marketing
8 4 (2.44%) Military
9 3 (1.83%) Law
10 2 (1.22%) Games
10 2 (1.22%) Housing Association
10 2 (1.22%) Legal
11 1 (0.61%) Automotive
11 1 (0.61%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (12.80%) Developer
2 17 (10.37%) Systems Engineer
3 14 (8.54%) Software Engineer
4 13 (7.93%) Analyst
5 10 (6.10%) Test Engineer
6 9 (5.49%) Embedded Engineer
6 9 (5.49%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 9 (5.49%) Support Engineer
7 8 (4.88%) Control Systems Engineer
7 8 (4.88%) Design Engineer
7 8 (4.88%) Software Developer
8 7 (4.27%) Junior
9 6 (3.66%) Electrical Engineer
9 6 (3.66%) Graduate
9 6 (3.66%) Java Developer
10 5 (3.05%) Commercial Manager
10 5 (3.05%) Development Manager
10 5 (3.05%) Graduate Developer
10 5 (3.05%) Junior Software Engineer
10 5 (3.05%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.76%) XML
2 15 (9.15%) .NET
2 15 (9.15%) HTML
3 13 (7.93%) JSON
4 12 (7.32%) .NET Framework
4 12 (7.32%) REST
5 10 (6.10%) CSS
6 5 (3.05%) J2EE
6 5 (3.05%) Java EE
6 5 (3.05%) jQuery
7 4 (2.44%) Apache Cordova
7 4 (2.44%) CSS3
7 4 (2.44%) HTML5
7 4 (2.44%) Node.js
8 3 (1.83%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.83%) ODBC
9 2 (1.22%) EDI
9 2 (1.22%) Hibernate
9 2 (1.22%) Spring
9 2 (1.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (17.07%) Management Information System
2 18 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (9.76%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (7.32%) Driving Licence
5 6 (3.66%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (3.05%) Analogue Electronics
6 5 (3.05%) User Experience
7 4 (2.44%) e-Learning
7 4 (2.44%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (2.44%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.83%) CCTV
8 3 (1.83%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (1.83%) SCADA
9 2 (1.22%) IPTV
9 2 (1.22%) NHS
10 1 (0.61%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.61%) iPhone
10 1 (0.61%) VHDL
10 1 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 26 (15.85%) Windows
2 12 (7.32%) Linux
3 9 (5.49%) Android
4 8 (4.88%) Apple iOS
5 7 (4.27%) Windows 10
6 6 (3.66%) Windows 7
7 5 (3.05%) Windows Server
8 4 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.83%) Unix
9 3 (1.83%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (1.83%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (22.56%) Software Engineering
2 33 (20.12%) Problem-Solving
3 23 (14.02%) Project Management
4 20 (12.20%) Computer Science
5 18 (10.98%) ITIL
5 18 (10.98%) Risk Management
6 17 (10.37%) Mathematics
7 15 (9.15%) Line Management
7 15 (9.15%) Test Automation
8 14 (8.54%) Analytics
8 14 (8.54%) Asset Management
8 14 (8.54%) Change Management
9 13 (7.93%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (7.32%) OO
11 11 (6.71%) Coaching
11 11 (6.71%) People Management
11 11 (6.71%) Performance Management
12 10 (6.10%) Customer Requirements
12 10 (6.10%) Cybersecurity
12 10 (6.10%) Fault Analysis
Programming Languages
1 46 (28.05%) C
2 34 (20.73%) Java
3 30 (18.29%) SQL
4 23 (14.02%) JavaScript
5 14 (8.54%) C++
6 13 (7.93%) C#
7 12 (7.32%) Python
8 8 (4.88%) PHP
9 7 (4.27%) MATLAB
10 5 (3.05%) Embedded C
10 5 (3.05%) Embedded C++
10 5 (3.05%) VB
10 5 (3.05%) VBA
11 4 (2.44%) Apple Swift
11 4 (2.44%) Kotlin
11 4 (2.44%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.61%) R
12 1 (0.61%) Tcl
12 1 (0.61%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 118 (71.95%) Degree
2 79 (48.17%) HNC
3 23 (14.02%) Security Cleared
4 20 (12.20%) Chartered Engineer
5 18 (10.98%) DV Cleared
6 9 (5.49%) SC Cleared
7 6 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (3.05%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.22%) MCSE
10 1 (0.61%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.61%) APMP
10 1 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.61%) CCA
10 1 (0.61%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.61%) MCDST
10 1 (0.61%) MCP
10 1 (0.61%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.71%) Def Stans
2 10 (6.10%) QA
3 7 (4.27%) HAZOP
3 7 (4.27%) IEC 61508
4 2 (1.22%) SLA
5 1 (0.61%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.61%) DO-254
5 1 (0.61%) P3O
5 1 (0.61%) PMO
System Software
1 22 (13.41%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.05%) Firmware
3 4 (2.44%) Virtual Servers
3 4 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.83%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.61%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.61%) vSphere
5 1 (0.61%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (1.83%) SCSM
2 1 (0.61%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.61%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (20.12%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.05%) Cisco
2 5 (3.05%) Oracle
2 5 (3.05%) VMware
3 4 (2.44%) Veeam
3 4 (2.44%) Virgin Media
4 3 (1.83%) BT
4 3 (1.83%) Huawei
4 3 (1.83%) Mentor Graphics
4 3 (1.83%) Nokia
4 3 (1.83%) Sage
5 2 (1.22%) ANSYS
5 2 (1.22%) IFS
6 1 (0.61%) Brio
6 1 (0.61%) Brocade
6 1 (0.61%) ProCurve
6 1 (0.61%) Remedy
6 1 (0.61%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.61%) Sophos
6 1 (0.61%) Varonis