Period
to 20 October 2017

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 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Diploma (HND)
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 880 914 755
Rank change year-on-year +34 -159 +20
Permanent jobs citing HND 316 317 615
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.17% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.75% 0.63% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 288 256 503
UK median annual salary £36,750 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -6.67% +10.29%
10th Percentile £19,875 £21,250 £21,260
90th Percentile £47,058 £52,125 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%

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 42204 50277 60086
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.22% 26.33% 27.39%
Number of salaries quoted 32409 40383 47924
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 20 October 2017.

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 20 October 2017. 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 +71 300 £37,500 +7.14% 27
England +61 281 £37,500 +7.14% 26
South West +62 76 £37,500 +7.14% 3
South East +49 74 £35,000 +22.81% 6
North of England -17 54 £31,000 -17.33% 9
Midlands +41 45 £35,000 +18.64% 4
West Midlands +36 37 £32,500 +8.33% 2
North West -27 30 £31,000 -20.00% 3
East of England +16 23 £35,000 -22.22% 3
Yorkshire +34 20 £35,000 -6.67% 5
Scotland -6 18 £26,000 -7.14% 2
London +5 11 £28,000 -20.00% 1
East Midlands +27 8 £40,000 +66.67% 2
Wales +15 6 £45,000 +12.50%
Northern Ireland -25 6 £32,500 -43.48%
North East +9 4 £20,000 -33.33% 1

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 205 (64.87%) Degree
2 129 (40.82%) Computer Science
3 90 (28.48%) Microsoft
4 83 (26.27%) Software Engineering
5 81 (25.63%) HNC
6 80 (25.32%) Electronics
7 70 (22.15%) C
8 65 (20.57%) Windows
9 63 (19.94%) C#
10 62 (19.62%) C++
11 59 (18.67%) Computer Science Degree
12 55 (17.41%) Agile Software Development
13 50 (15.82%) SQL
14 49 (15.51%) SQL Server
15 48 (15.19%) JavaScript
16 47 (14.87%) Microsoft Office
17 46 (14.56%) OO
18 45 (14.24%) ITIL
18 45 (14.24%) HTML
19 44 (13.92%) .NET
19 44 (13.92%) GNVQ
20 42 (13.29%) Microsoft Certification
20 42 (13.29%) Manufacturing
21 39 (12.34%) Embedded C
22 37 (11.71%) CSS
23 36 (11.39%) Active Directory
24 34 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
25 33 (10.44%) Java
26 31 (9.81%) Firmware
27 29 (9.18%) Freescale

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 10 (3.16%) IIS
2 9 (2.85%) MS Exchange
3 8 (2.53%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.27%) CMS
4 4 (1.27%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.95%) Confluence
5 3 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (0.95%) SAS
6 1 (0.32%) Apache
6 1 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 47 (14.87%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (4.11%) SOLIDWORKS
3 10 (3.16%) AutoCAD
3 10 (3.16%) Photoshop
4 7 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.27%) PTC Creo
6 3 (0.95%) Autodesk Inventor
6 3 (0.95%) FrameMaker
6 3 (0.95%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 3 (0.95%) SPSS
7 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.63%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.63%) Solid Edge
8 1 (0.32%) CATIA
8 1 (0.32%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.32%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (1.27%) LabWindows
2 3 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.32%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.32%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.32%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 19 (6.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.85%) Office 365
3 3 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.38%) Firewall
2 16 (5.06%) LAN
2 16 (5.06%) WAN
3 14 (4.43%) VoIP
4 11 (3.48%) VPN
5 10 (3.16%) TCP/IP
5 10 (3.16%) Wireless
6 8 (2.53%) MPLS
7 7 (2.22%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (1.90%) Bluetooth
8 6 (1.90%) DNS
8 6 (1.90%) Internet
8 6 (1.90%) WebEx
9 5 (1.58%) BGP
9 5 (1.58%) DWDM
9 5 (1.58%) EIGRP
9 5 (1.58%) IPsec
9 5 (1.58%) OSPF
9 5 (1.58%) SNMP
9 5 (1.58%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (15.51%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.16%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (2.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (2.53%) MySQL
5 6 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.58%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (1.58%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (1.27%) Power BI
7 4 (1.27%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.27%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.63%) MariaDB
8 2 (0.63%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.32%) GIS
9 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.32%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 16 (5.06%) Visual Studio
2 12 (3.80%) JIRA
3 9 (2.85%) Rational DOORS
4 8 (2.53%) Axure RP
5 6 (1.90%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.27%) eggPlant
7 3 (0.95%) Bugzilla
7 3 (0.95%) JIRA Agile
8 2 (0.63%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.63%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.63%) Subversion
8 2 (0.63%) Zephyr
9 1 (0.32%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 80 (25.32%) Electronics
2 42 (13.29%) Manufacturing
3 26 (8.23%) Automotive
4 24 (7.59%) Finance
5 23 (7.28%) Telecoms
6 11 (3.48%) Advertising
6 11 (3.48%) Military
7 9 (2.85%) Aerospace
7 9 (2.85%) Marketing
7 9 (2.85%) Retail
8 5 (1.58%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.27%) Banking
10 3 (0.95%) Legal
11 2 (0.63%) German Language
12 1 (0.32%) Back Office
12 1 (0.32%) Front Office
12 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 56 (17.72%) Developer
2 39 (12.34%) Analyst
3 37 (11.71%) Software Engineer
4 33 (10.44%) Embedded Engineer
5 28 (8.86%) Junior
6 26 (8.23%) Software Developer
7 24 (7.59%) Firmware Engineer
8 23 (7.28%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
9 21 (6.65%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 20 (6.33%) .NET Developer
10 20 (6.33%) C# Developer
11 19 (6.01%) Service Analyst
11 19 (6.01%) Test Engineer
12 18 (5.70%) Design Engineer
13 17 (5.38%) C# Software Developer
14 16 (5.06%) Graduate
15 15 (4.75%) Service Desk Analyst
15 15 (4.75%) Support Engineer
16 14 (4.43%) Field Engineer
17 13 (4.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (14.24%) HTML
2 44 (13.92%) .NET
3 37 (11.71%) CSS
4 26 (8.23%) jQuery
5 22 (6.96%) ASP.NET
6 19 (6.01%) Ajax
7 16 (5.06%) ASP.NET MVC
8 11 (3.48%) Qt
9 10 (3.16%) HTML5
9 10 (3.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 9 (2.85%) Web Services
11 7 (2.22%) CSS3
11 7 (2.22%) XHTML
12 6 (1.90%) Spring
12 6 (1.90%) XML
13 5 (1.58%) Apache Camel
13 5 (1.58%) JPA
13 5 (1.58%) REST
13 5 (1.58%) SOAP
14 4 (1.27%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 129 (40.82%) Computer Science
2 34 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.70%) Embedded Systems
4 17 (5.38%) Data Centre
4 17 (5.38%) Driving Licence
5 15 (4.75%) Management Information System
6 13 (4.11%) User Experience
7 11 (3.48%) CAN bus
8 8 (2.53%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.90%) PKI
10 5 (1.58%) Kindle
10 5 (1.58%) Replication
10 5 (1.58%) Robotics
11 3 (0.95%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.95%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (0.95%) Graphic Design
11 3 (0.95%) Life Science
11 3 (0.95%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 65 (20.57%) Windows
2 27 (8.54%) Linux
3 20 (6.33%) Windows Server
4 15 (4.75%) Windows XP
5 13 (4.11%) Apple iOS
5 13 (4.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (3.80%) Android
6 12 (3.80%) Windows 8
7 9 (2.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (2.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (2.22%) Windows 7
9 6 (1.90%) Unix
10 5 (1.58%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.95%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.63%) CentOS
13 1 (0.32%) Fedora
13 1 (0.32%) Solaris
13 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (26.27%) Software Engineering
2 55 (17.41%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (14.56%) OO
4 45 (14.24%) ITIL
5 25 (7.91%) MVC
6 23 (7.28%) SDLC
7 18 (5.70%) Test Automation
8 15 (4.75%) Web Development
9 14 (4.43%) CAD
10 13 (4.11%) Presales
11 11 (3.48%) Customer Requirements
11 11 (3.48%) ITIL V3
11 11 (3.48%) UX Design
12 10 (3.16%) Change Management
12 10 (3.16%) Embedded Software Development
12 10 (3.16%) Mathematics
12 10 (3.16%) Project Management
12 10 (3.16%) Validation
13 9 (2.85%) OOP
14 8 (2.53%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 70 (22.15%) C
2 63 (19.94%) C#
3 62 (19.62%) C++
4 50 (15.82%) SQL
5 48 (15.19%) JavaScript
6 39 (12.34%) Embedded C
7 33 (10.44%) Java
8 24 (7.59%) T-SQL
9 13 (4.11%) PHP
10 12 (3.80%) Embedded C++
11 11 (3.48%) Python
11 11 (3.48%) VB.NET
12 10 (3.16%) MATLAB
12 10 (3.16%) VB
13 7 (2.22%) PL/SQL
13 7 (2.22%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.58%) Perl
15 4 (1.27%) R
16 2 (0.63%) Ruby
17 1 (0.32%) XAML
Qualifications
1 205 (64.87%) Degree
2 81 (25.63%) HNC
3 59 (18.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 44 (13.92%) GNVQ
5 42 (13.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 26 (8.23%) Security Cleared
7 25 (7.91%) SC Cleared
8 24 (7.59%) MCSE
9 20 (6.33%) A+ Certification
9 20 (6.33%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (5.06%) CCNA
11 14 (4.43%) MCP
12 13 (4.11%) MCSA
13 10 (3.16%) CCNP
14 8 (2.53%) BPSS Clearance
14 8 (2.53%) CCIE
14 8 (2.53%) DV Cleared
15 7 (2.22%) ISTQB
15 7 (2.22%) PhD
16 5 (1.58%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.59%) SLA
2 6 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 6 (1.90%) QA
3 4 (1.27%) Def Stans
4 3 (0.95%) DO-254
5 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 36 (11.39%) Active Directory
2 31 (9.81%) Firmware
3 17 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (4.75%) Hyper-V
5 8 (2.53%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (1.27%) XenApp
7 3 (0.95%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (2.22%) DameWare
2 6 (1.90%) Perfmon
3 1 (0.32%) cPanel
3 1 (0.32%) Endace
3 1 (0.32%) Plesk
Vendors
1 90 (28.48%) Microsoft
2 29 (9.18%) Freescale
3 26 (8.23%) Cisco
4 20 (6.33%) VMware
5 16 (5.06%) Oracle
6 8 (2.53%) HP
6 8 (2.53%) Juniper
7 5 (1.58%) Arista
7 5 (1.58%) Extreme Networks
7 5 (1.58%) F5
7 5 (1.58%) Siemens
8 4 (1.27%) Adobe
8 4 (1.27%) Allen-Bradley
8 4 (1.27%) CheckPoint
8 4 (1.27%) Citrix
9 3 (0.95%) Avaya
9 3 (0.95%) EMC
9 3 (0.95%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.95%) SAP
9 3 (0.95%) Tableau