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 3 months to 22 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Diploma (HND)
UK
3 months to
22 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 666 712 751
Rank change year-on-year +46 +39  
Permanent jobs citing HND 190 235 239
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.24% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.91% 0.88% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 159 189 185
Median salary £37,500 £32,759 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.47% -12.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,700 £21,500 £23,550
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £49,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £31,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year +18.11% -9.28%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 20951 26734 30208
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.66% 27.16% 27.51%
Number of salaries quoted 16324 21503 23692
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

HND
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing HND as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 22 May 2017.

Salary histogram for HND in the UK

HND
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +36 166 £37,500 +8.69% 43
South East +51 49 £37,500 +18.11% 12
South West +16 28 £37,500 +56.25% 8
West Midlands +10 23 £32,500 -5.79% 5
North West -27 23 £22,750 -26.61% 4
Yorkshire +18 16 £27,500 -26.66% 2
Falmouth - 16 £37,500 -
Penryn - 16 £37,500 -
Cornwall - 16 £37,500 -
Manchester -27 15 £20,000 -35.48% 3
London +25 14 £40,000 - 5
Hampshire +22 11 £26,000 -18.11% 2
Oxfordshire +11 11 £37,500 +10.29% 4
Birmingham - 10 £30,000 -
South Wales +20 9 £45,000 -10.00%
Wales +9 9 £45,000 -10.00%
Oldham - 9 - - 1
Wiltshire +16 8 £44,500 +85.41% 2
East Midlands +13 8 £40,250 +23.84% 1
Hull - 8 £26,750 -
East Yorkshire - 8 £26,750 -
Surrey +27 6 £22,250 -38.19% 1
Kent +16 6 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +10 6 £17,000 -15.00% 1
Swindon +10 6 £44,500 +85.41% 1
Newport - 6 £45,000 -
City of London +33 5 £26,500 -47.00% 2
Berkshire +31 5 £34,000 +25.92%
Reigate +23 5 £22,000 -42.85%
Milton Keynes +4 5 £17,000 -15.00% 1

For the 6 months to 22 May 2017, IT jobs citing HND also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for HND.

1 244 (67.03%) Degree
2 112 (30.77%) Computer Science
3 107 (29.40%) Microsoft
4 103 (28.30%) HNC
5 85 (23.35%) Windows
6 71 (19.51%) Software Engineering
7 65 (17.86%) SQL
8 59 (16.21%) Finance
9 56 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
10 53 (14.56%) C++
11 52 (14.29%) C
11 52 (14.29%) SQL Server
11 52 (14.29%) Electronics
11 52 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
12 51 (14.01%) Manufacturing
13 50 (13.74%) Linux
14 46 (12.64%) Analytical Skills
15 43 (11.81%) Management Information System
15 43 (11.81%) HTML
16 42 (11.54%) JavaScript
17 40 (10.99%) ITIL
18 39 (10.71%) Embedded C
19 36 (9.89%) CAD
19 36 (9.89%) C#
20 34 (9.34%) GNVQ
21 33 (9.07%) .NET
21 33 (9.07%) User Experience
22 31 (8.52%) Java
22 31 (8.52%) Automotive
23 30 (8.24%) Android

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 (2.20%) MS Exchange
2 7 (1.92%) Skype for Business
3 4 (1.10%) IIS
4 2 (0.55%) CMS
5 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.27%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.27%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.27%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 56 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (7.42%) Photoshop
3 23 (6.32%) Microsoft Excel
4 21 (5.77%) Adobe Illustrator
5 20 (5.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 20 (5.49%) InVision
6 15 (4.12%) Autodesk Inventor
7 13 (3.57%) SOLIDWORKS
8 11 (3.02%) MS Visio
9 8 (2.20%) AutoCAD
10 6 (1.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 4 (1.10%) PTC Creo
11 4 (1.10%) Siemens NX
12 3 (0.82%) EPLAN
12 3 (0.82%) Mathcad
12 3 (0.82%) Pro/ENGINEER
12 3 (0.82%) Windchill
13 2 (0.55%) Solid Edge
14 1 (0.27%) InDesign
14 1 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 3 (0.82%) Oracle ERP
1 3 (0.82%) Primavera
1 3 (0.82%) SAP ERP
1 3 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.27%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.85%) Office 365
2 11 (3.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.27%) GitHub
5 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.04%) LAN
2 21 (5.77%) WAN
3 18 (4.95%) Firewall
3 18 (4.95%) TCP/IP
4 16 (4.40%) VoIP
4 16 (4.40%) VPN
5 13 (3.57%) WebEx
6 12 (3.30%) Internet
7 11 (3.02%) SAN
8 9 (2.47%) DNS
9 8 (2.20%) DHCP
10 6 (1.65%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (1.65%) Wireless
11 5 (1.37%) MPLS
12 4 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (1.10%) Cisco Nexus
13 3 (0.82%) Intranet
14 2 (0.55%) Ethernet
14 2 (0.55%) iSCSI
14 2 (0.55%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (3.57%) MySQL
3 13 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (3.30%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (3.02%) SQL Server 2000
5 11 (3.02%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (1.65%) Power BI
7 5 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.10%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (0.82%) MS Access
10 2 (0.55%) QlikView
11 1 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.27%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (3.85%) JIRA
2 11 (3.02%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.20%) Ant
3 8 (2.20%) Subversion
4 7 (1.92%) Axure RP
4 7 (1.92%) Visual Studio
5 5 (1.37%) CruiseControl
5 5 (1.37%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.37%) NUnit
6 4 (1.10%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.82%) LabVIEW
7 3 (0.82%) Selenium
8 2 (0.55%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.55%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (0.27%) CircleCI
9 1 (0.27%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.27%) eggPlant
9 1 (0.27%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.27%) TeamCity
General
1 59 (16.21%) Finance
2 52 (14.29%) Electronics
3 51 (14.01%) Manufacturing
4 31 (8.52%) Automotive
5 22 (6.04%) Military
6 15 (4.12%) Telecoms
7 13 (3.57%) Marketing
8 12 (3.30%) Games
9 10 (2.75%) Advertising
10 8 (2.20%) Retail
11 7 (1.92%) Banking
12 6 (1.65%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (1.10%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.55%) Billing
14 2 (0.55%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 57 (15.66%) Developer
2 47 (12.91%) Analyst
3 38 (10.44%) Design Engineer
4 30 (8.24%) Junior
5 29 (7.97%) Mechanical Engineer
6 26 (7.14%) Graduate
7 24 (6.59%) Designer
7 24 (6.59%) Embedded Engineer
8 23 (6.32%) Mechanical Design Engineer
9 21 (5.77%) Software Engineer
10 20 (5.49%) Graduate Analyst
11 18 (4.95%) Service Analyst
11 18 (4.95%) Software Developer
12 17 (4.67%) Help Desk Analyst
12 17 (4.67%) Mobile Designer
12 17 (4.67%) Web Applications Designer
12 17 (4.67%) Web Designer
13 16 (4.40%) Test Engineer
14 14 (3.85%) Support Engineer
14 14 (3.85%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (11.81%) HTML
2 33 (9.07%) .NET
3 28 (7.69%) CSS
4 23 (6.32%) jQuery
5 20 (5.49%) ASP.NET
6 18 (4.95%) ASP.NET MVC
7 17 (4.67%) SOAP
8 14 (3.85%) Web Services
9 10 (2.75%) AngularJS
10 8 (2.20%) Qt
11 7 (1.92%) WCF
12 6 (1.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 4 (1.10%) REST
13 4 (1.10%) XML
14 3 (0.82%) .NET Framework
14 3 (0.82%) Ajax
14 3 (0.82%) JPA
14 3 (0.82%) LINQ
14 3 (0.82%) MDX
14 3 (0.82%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 112 (30.77%) Computer Science
2 46 (12.64%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (11.81%) Management Information System
4 33 (9.07%) User Experience
5 14 (3.85%) Embedded Systems
6 12 (3.30%) Replication
7 11 (3.02%) Device Driver
8 10 (2.75%) Data Centre
8 10 (2.75%) Driving Licence
8 10 (2.75%) Mobile App
9 8 (2.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (1.37%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.82%) CAN bus
11 3 (0.82%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.82%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.82%) FMCG
11 3 (0.82%) Robotics
12 2 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.55%) Mobile Computing
12 2 (0.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 85 (23.35%) Windows
2 50 (13.74%) Linux
3 30 (8.24%) Android
4 28 (7.69%) Apple iOS
5 27 (7.42%) Windows XP
6 26 (7.14%) Windows Server
7 19 (5.22%) Windows 8
8 18 (4.95%) Windows 7
9 14 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (3.30%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (3.02%) Embedded Linux
11 11 (3.02%) Windows 10
12 6 (1.65%) Unix
13 2 (0.55%) AIX
13 2 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.27%) OS/390
14 1 (0.27%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.27%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (19.51%) Software Engineering
2 52 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (10.99%) ITIL
4 36 (9.89%) CAD
5 27 (7.42%) Continuous Improvement
6 25 (6.87%) Time Management
6 25 (6.87%) Validation
7 23 (6.32%) OO
8 20 (5.49%) MVC
8 20 (5.49%) Typography
9 19 (5.22%) Disaster Recovery
10 17 (4.67%) SDLC
10 17 (4.67%) Test Automation
11 15 (4.12%) UX Design
12 14 (3.85%) ERP
12 14 (3.85%) Information Security
12 14 (3.85%) Process Management
12 14 (3.85%) Scenario Testing
13 13 (3.57%) Project Management
13 13 (3.57%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 65 (17.86%) SQL
2 53 (14.56%) C++
3 52 (14.29%) C
4 42 (11.54%) JavaScript
5 39 (10.71%) Embedded C
6 36 (9.89%) C#
7 31 (8.52%) Java
8 26 (7.14%) PHP
9 20 (5.49%) T-SQL
10 14 (3.85%) Embedded C++
11 11 (3.02%) Python
12 6 (1.65%) Perl
13 5 (1.37%) MATLAB
13 5 (1.37%) VB
14 3 (0.82%) XPath
15 2 (0.55%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.55%) Fortran
15 2 (0.55%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.55%) PowerShell
16 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 244 (67.03%) Degree
2 103 (28.30%) HNC
3 34 (9.34%) GNVQ
4 27 (7.42%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (7.14%) Security Cleared
6 25 (6.87%) SC Cleared
7 19 (5.22%) CCNA
8 18 (4.95%) MCSE
9 15 (4.12%) MCSA
10 13 (3.57%) MCP
11 12 (3.30%) CCNP
11 12 (3.30%) DV Cleared
12 10 (2.75%) A+ Certification
13 9 (2.47%) ISTQB
13 9 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (1.65%) ISEB
14 6 (1.65%) Network+ Certification
14 6 (1.65%) PhD
15 4 (1.10%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.42%) SLA
2 20 (5.49%) QA
3 5 (1.37%) RMADS
4 2 (0.55%) DO-254
4 2 (0.55%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.27%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 27 (7.42%) Firmware
2 25 (6.87%) Active Directory
3 18 (4.95%) Hyper-V
4 16 (4.40%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (3.02%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (1.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 6 (1.65%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (1.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (1.10%) XenApp
8 3 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.55%) RHEV
10 1 (0.27%) iptables
10 1 (0.27%) MDaemon
10 1 (0.27%) NFS
10 1 (0.27%) Samba
10 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (3.02%) DameWare
1 11 (3.02%) Endace
1 11 (3.02%) Perfmon
1 11 (3.02%) SCCM
2 2 (0.55%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (0.55%) MOM
3 1 (0.27%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.27%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.27%) everRun
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (0.27%) MobiControl
3 1 (0.27%) Packer
3 1 (0.27%) Puppet
3 1 (0.27%) SCOM
3 1 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.27%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 107 (29.40%) Microsoft
2 27 (7.42%) Cisco
3 22 (6.04%) Adobe
4 21 (5.77%) Oracle
5 16 (4.40%) Freescale
6 12 (3.30%) VMware
7 11 (3.02%) Riverbed
8 10 (2.75%) Citrix
9 8 (2.20%) SAP
10 7 (1.92%) Siemens
11 6 (1.65%) Avaya
11 6 (1.65%) Juniper
12 5 (1.37%) Autodesk
13 4 (1.10%) Aruba
13 4 (1.10%) CheckPoint
13 4 (1.10%) EMC
13 4 (1.10%) F5
13 4 (1.10%) HP
13 4 (1.10%) Palo Alto
14 3 (0.82%) Rockwell
Norwich, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Salary: Market related
Posted: 5 hours ago
Brighouse, West Yorkshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Circa 37,000
Posted: 5 hours ago
Devon
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 35,000
Posted: 4 hours ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 40,000
Posted: 5 hours ago
Dorset
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Wiltshire
The People Network
Salary: £42000 - £47000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Aviva
Salary: Up to £58,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Washington, Tyne and Wear
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £23000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: attractive - please state your expectations
Posted: 5 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £4000 - £42000 per annum + benefits + travel allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
ISL
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £21000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
MRC - UKSBS
Salary: From £21,733 to £25,718 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Suffolk
Computer People
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
University of Worcester
Salary: From £25,298 to £31,076 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + 25 days holiday + bonus + a good p
Posted: 5 days ago
Barnet, Hertfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 35,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Weymouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Exeter
Bluetown Online LTD
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Oxfordshire
Diamond Light Source
Salary: From £32,480 to £49,268 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Oldham
Easy Web Recruitment
Salary: Highly-competitive and negotiable
Posted: 18 days ago
Crawley
Thales
Posted: 18 days ago
Templecombe
Thales
Posted: 25 days ago
Manchester
Easy Web Recruitment
Salary: Highly competitive and negotiable
Posted: 18 days ago