Period
to 21 August 2018

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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Diploma (HND)
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 891 848 880
Rank change year-on-year -43 +32 -70
Permanent jobs citing HND 269 359 408
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.20% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.67% 0.83% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 162 332 341
UK median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £22,750 £19,000 £20,750
90th Percentile £52,500 £47,350 £50,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,000 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -4.00% +15.38% -7.14%

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 39,972 43,225 53,094
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.65% 24.52% 26.94%
Number of salaries quoted 29,732 33,183 42,889
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 21 August 2018.

Salary histogram for HND in the UK

HND
Top 16 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 21 August 2018. 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 -66 241 £36,000 -4.00% 157
England -54 233 £36,000 -4.00% 154
Midlands +31 85 £35,000 +7.69% 50
West Midlands +38 55 £37,500 +15.38% 33
South East -22 53 £35,000 -6.67% 33
South West -34 37 £41,000 +9.33% 13
East Midlands +16 30 £33,000 -17.50% 17
North of England -9 28 £38,250 +39.09% 21
North West +2 21 £42,500 +34.92% 9
Scotland -2 17 £29,250 +36.05% 11
East of England +28 15 £26,000 -42.22% 25
London +17 14 £32,500 -13.33% 12
Wales -2 4 £36,250 -19.44% 4
North East -21 4 £35,000 +75.00% 4
Yorkshire +12 3 £35,000 - 8
Northern Ireland -1 2 - -

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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.

1 177 (65.80%) Degree
2 72 (26.77%) HNC
3 63 (23.42%) Problem-Solving
4 55 (20.45%) Software Engineering
5 54 (20.07%) C#
6 46 (17.10%) Microsoft
7 44 (16.36%) C++
7 44 (16.36%) C
7 44 (16.36%) Windows
8 41 (15.24%) Electronics
9 39 (14.50%) Computer Science
10 36 (13.38%) Analytical Skills
11 33 (12.27%) Linux
11 33 (12.27%) Self-Motivation
12 31 (11.52%) Microsoft Office
12 31 (11.52%) Agile Software Development
13 29 (10.78%) HTML
14 28 (10.41%) Project Management
15 27 (10.04%) Python
16 26 (9.67%) OO
16 26 (9.67%) JavaScript
16 26 (9.67%) Finance
17 25 (9.29%) Validation
17 25 (9.29%) .NET
17 25 (9.29%) Active Directory
18 24 (8.92%) Firmware
19 23 (8.55%) Manufacturing
20 20 (7.43%) Telecoms
20 20 (7.43%) Management Information System
20 20 (7.43%) Git (software)

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 8 (2.97%) CMS
2 6 (2.23%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.12%) Apache
3 3 (1.12%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.37%) IIS
4 1 (0.37%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
Applications
1 31 (11.52%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.72%) Chatbot
2 10 (3.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (3.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (2.60%) MS Visio
3 7 (2.60%) Siemens NX
4 5 (1.86%) Autodesk Inventor
5 4 (1.49%) SOLIDWORKS
6 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.37%) EPLAN
7 1 (0.37%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.37%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 6 (2.23%) Teamcenter
2 4 (1.49%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.37%) Bond Adapt
4 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.37%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.37%) Maximo
4 1 (0.37%) MIS ActiveH
4 1 (0.37%) OPENHousing
4 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.37%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.32%) Office 365
2 5 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.49%) Mimecast
4 3 (1.12%) Serverless
5 1 (0.37%) IaaS
5 1 (0.37%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.20%) TCP/IP
2 11 (4.09%) SMS
3 9 (3.35%) Network Security
4 7 (2.60%) VoIP
5 6 (2.23%) BGP
5 6 (2.23%) DSL
5 6 (2.23%) DWDM
5 6 (2.23%) MPLS
5 6 (2.23%) OSPF
5 6 (2.23%) PBX
5 6 (2.23%) SHDSL
5 6 (2.23%) VLAN
5 6 (2.23%) WAN
6 5 (1.86%) LAN
7 4 (1.49%) DNS
7 4 (1.49%) Internet
8 3 (1.12%) Firewall
8 3 (1.12%) LTE
9 2 (0.74%) 4G
9 2 (0.74%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.20%) MySQL
2 10 (3.72%) MongoDB
2 10 (3.72%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.49%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (0.74%) MariaDB
4 2 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.74%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.37%) DTS
5 1 (0.37%) GIS
Development Applications
1 20 (7.43%) Git (software)
2 17 (6.32%) Mercurial
3 9 (3.35%) JUnit
4 8 (2.97%) JIRA
5 7 (2.60%) Rational DOORS
6 6 (2.23%) Bugzilla
6 6 (2.23%) TestNG
6 6 (2.23%) Visual Studio
7 5 (1.86%) LabVIEW
7 5 (1.86%) Subversion
7 5 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (1.86%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.49%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (1.12%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.12%) PVCS
General
1 41 (15.24%) Electronics
2 26 (9.67%) Finance
3 23 (8.55%) Manufacturing
4 20 (7.43%) Telecoms
5 16 (5.95%) Legal
6 7 (2.60%) Aerospace
7 6 (2.23%) Military
8 5 (1.86%) Automotive
9 4 (1.49%) Marketing
10 3 (1.12%) Avionics
11 2 (0.74%) Billing
11 2 (0.74%) Games
11 2 (0.74%) Local Government
11 2 (0.74%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.37%) Banking
12 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.37%) Publishing
12 1 (0.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (12.27%) Developer
2 25 (9.29%) Analyst
3 23 (8.55%) Design Engineer
3 23 (8.55%) Support Engineer
4 22 (8.18%) Software Engineer
5 17 (6.32%) Test Engineer
6 16 (5.95%) Electronics Engineer
6 16 (5.95%) Software Developer
7 15 (5.58%) IT Support
8 14 (5.20%) Project Engineer
8 14 (5.20%) Systems Engineer
9 12 (4.46%) IT Engineer
10 11 (4.09%) Junior
11 10 (3.72%) Desktop Support
11 10 (3.72%) PLC Engineer
11 10 (3.72%) PLC Software Engineer
12 9 (3.35%) IT Support Engineer
12 9 (3.35%) Java Developer
13 8 (2.97%) Service Analyst
13 8 (2.97%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (10.78%) HTML
2 25 (9.29%) .NET
3 17 (6.32%) CSS
4 15 (5.58%) HTML5
5 12 (4.46%) ASP.NET
6 10 (3.72%) CSS3
6 10 (3.72%) JSON
6 10 (3.72%) XML
7 9 (3.35%) Hibernate
8 7 (2.60%) Java EE
8 7 (2.60%) REST
8 7 (2.60%) SOAP
8 7 (2.60%) Spring
8 7 (2.60%) Web Services
9 6 (2.23%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (1.49%) Middleware
11 3 (1.12%) Software Packaging
12 2 (0.74%) CGI
12 2 (0.74%) JMS
12 2 (0.74%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (14.50%) Computer Science
2 36 (13.38%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (12.27%) Self-Motivation
4 20 (7.43%) Management Information System
5 19 (7.06%) Driving Licence
6 14 (5.20%) SCADA
7 13 (4.83%) CCTV
8 11 (4.09%) Robotics
9 5 (1.86%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.49%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (1.49%) User Experience
11 3 (1.12%) MMIC
12 2 (0.74%) CAN bus
12 2 (0.74%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 1 (0.37%) e-Learning
13 1 (0.37%) FMCG
13 1 (0.37%) Mobile App
13 1 (0.37%) NHS
13 1 (0.37%) PMI
13 1 (0.37%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 44 (16.36%) Windows
2 33 (12.27%) Linux
3 10 (3.72%) Windows 7
4 8 (2.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (2.97%) Unix
5 6 (2.23%) Solaris
5 6 (2.23%) Windows 2000 Server
5 6 (2.23%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.49%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.12%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (23.42%) Problem-Solving
2 55 (20.45%) Software Engineering
3 31 (11.52%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (10.41%) Project Management
5 26 (9.67%) OO
6 25 (9.29%) Validation
7 17 (6.32%) ITIL
8 15 (5.58%) Service Delivery
9 14 (5.20%) CRM
9 14 (5.20%) Schematic Capture
9 14 (5.20%) Scrum
10 12 (4.46%) Creative Thinking
10 12 (4.46%) TDD
11 11 (4.09%) CAD
11 11 (4.09%) Software Delivery
11 11 (4.09%) Waterfall
12 10 (3.72%) Extreme Programming
12 10 (3.72%) MVC
13 9 (3.35%) Cybersecurity
13 9 (3.35%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 54 (20.07%) C#
2 44 (16.36%) C
2 44 (16.36%) C++
3 27 (10.04%) Python
4 26 (9.67%) JavaScript
5 19 (7.06%) SQL
6 16 (5.95%) PowerShell
7 13 (4.83%) VB
7 13 (4.83%) VBA
8 12 (4.46%) Java
9 10 (3.72%) Assembly Language
9 10 (3.72%) Ruby
10 4 (1.49%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.12%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.12%) Embedded C
11 3 (1.12%) VC++
12 2 (0.74%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.74%) Perl
12 2 (0.74%) PHP
12 2 (0.74%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 177 (65.80%) Degree
2 72 (26.77%) HNC
3 11 (4.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (3.72%) MCSE
5 9 (3.35%) Security Cleared
6 7 (2.60%) SC Cleared
7 6 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (2.23%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.86%) MCP
8 5 (1.86%) NVQ Level 4
9 4 (1.49%) MCITP
10 3 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.74%) CCNA
11 2 (0.74%) ISEB
11 2 (0.74%) MCSA
11 2 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.37%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (0.37%) NVQ Level 3
12 1 (0.37%) PhD
12 1 (0.37%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.06%) SLA
2 10 (3.72%) IEC 61131
3 5 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.49%) ISO 9001
4 4 (1.49%) QA
5 3 (1.12%) MISRA
6 2 (0.74%) DO-254
6 2 (0.74%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.74%) NEBOSH
6 2 (0.74%) PMO
7 1 (0.37%) TickIT
System Software
1 25 (9.29%) Active Directory
2 24 (8.92%) Firmware
3 17 (6.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (2.97%) Hyper-V
5 7 (2.60%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.74%) vSphere
8 1 (0.37%) Docker
8 1 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.37%) NFS
8 1 (0.37%) Samba
Systems Management
1 4 (1.49%) SCCM
2 2 (0.74%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.37%) Ansible
3 1 (0.37%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.37%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (0.37%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 46 (17.10%) Microsoft
2 19 (7.06%) VMware
3 17 (6.32%) Oracle
4 12 (4.46%) EMC
5 9 (3.35%) Cadence
6 8 (2.97%) HP
6 8 (2.97%) Nokia
6 8 (2.97%) Red Hat
6 8 (2.97%) SAP
7 6 (2.23%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 6 (2.23%) Cisco
7 6 (2.23%) Juniper
7 6 (2.23%) OpenText
7 6 (2.23%) Sun
7 6 (2.23%) Telindus
8 5 (1.86%) Mitel
8 5 (1.86%) Perforce
8 5 (1.86%) Veeam
9 4 (1.49%) Citrix
10 3 (1.12%) Kaspersky