Period
to 26 February 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 26 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Diploma (HND)
UK
6 months to
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 735 841 958
Rank change year-on-year +106 +117 -79
Permanent jobs citing HND 274 298 244
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.20% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.03% 0.81% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 166 193 170
UK median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% - -
10th Percentile £22,250 £24,762 £22,500
90th Percentile £47,500 £57,500 £49,075
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% +2.94% +4.62%

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 26,725 36,865 42,034
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.71% 24.36% 23.97%
Number of salaries quoted 19,769 26,902 32,666
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% -

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 26 February 2020.

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 26 February 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 +100 248 £32,500 -7.14% 207
England +105 227 £35,000 -10.26% 200
Midlands +38 63 £25,000 -37.50% 50
South West +62 57 £41,500 +27.69% 46
West Midlands +45 56 £25,000 -37.50% 26
South East +22 42 £37,500 +14.50% 34
North of England +69 31 £40,500 +15.71% 31
Scotland +29 29 £25,000 -28.57% 16
London +52 18 £35,000 -26.32% 20
North West +69 16 £31,000 -43.64% 20
East of England +57 16 £32,500 -27.78% 19
Yorkshire +34 8 £42,614 +15.96% 7
North East +17 7 £45,500 +30.00% 4
East Midlands +15 7 £21,000 -40.00% 23
Wales -5 7 £22,000 -48.24% 11
Northern Ireland - 3 £27,000 -

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 200 (72.99%) Degree
2 113 (41.24%) HNC
3 65 (23.72%) Windows
4 60 (21.90%) Management Information System
5 57 (20.80%) Microsoft
6 55 (20.07%) C
7 53 (19.34%) Problem-Solving
8 47 (17.15%) JavaScript
8 47 (17.15%) .NET
9 45 (16.42%) SQL
10 43 (15.69%) Active Directory
11 42 (15.33%) C#
12 41 (14.96%) HTML
13 38 (13.87%) Telecoms
14 37 (13.50%) Computer Science
15 33 (12.04%) Software Engineering
15 33 (12.04%) Azure
15 33 (12.04%) CSS
16 30 (10.95%) ITIL
16 30 (10.95%) SQL Server
16 30 (10.95%) Windows Server
17 27 (9.85%) Internet
18 26 (9.49%) Java
19 25 (9.12%) Chartered Engineer
19 25 (9.12%) Security Cleared
20 24 (8.76%) AWS
20 24 (8.76%) ASP.NET
20 24 (8.76%) Cisco
20 24 (8.76%) TCP/IP
21 23 (8.39%) Office 365

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 5 (1.82%) Apache
2 3 (1.09%) CMS
2 3 (1.09%) IIS
2 3 (1.09%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.36%) GlassFish
4 1 (0.36%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.36%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.36%) WebLogic
Applications
1 21 (7.66%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (5.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.19%) SOLIDWORKS
4 4 (1.46%) Simulink
5 3 (1.09%) AutoCAD
5 3 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.73%) FrameMaker
6 2 (0.73%) Siemens NX
7 1 (0.36%) CATIA
7 1 (0.36%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 1 (0.36%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 7 (2.55%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.09%) Exchequer
3 1 (0.36%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 33 (12.04%) Azure
2 24 (8.76%) AWS
3 23 (8.39%) Office 365
4 13 (4.74%) Power Platform
5 5 (1.82%) Serverless
6 2 (0.73%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (0.73%) G Suite
7 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.36%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 27 (9.85%) Internet
2 24 (8.76%) TCP/IP
3 22 (8.03%) LAN
4 19 (6.93%) DNS
4 19 (6.93%) Firewall
5 17 (6.20%) WAN
6 15 (5.47%) VPN
6 15 (5.47%) Wireless
7 13 (4.74%) HTTP
8 12 (4.38%) Ethernet
9 11 (4.01%) MPLS
10 10 (3.65%) BGP
10 10 (3.65%) DHCP
10 10 (3.65%) OSPF
11 9 (3.28%) HSRP
11 9 (3.28%) IPsec
11 9 (3.28%) L2TP
11 9 (3.28%) RIP
12 7 (2.55%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (1.82%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (10.95%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.84%) Relational Database
2 16 (5.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (5.47%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (4.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (4.38%) SQLite
6 11 (4.01%) MySQL
7 10 (3.65%) Geospatial Data
7 10 (3.65%) GIS
7 10 (3.65%) Power BI
8 9 (3.28%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.82%) NoSQL
9 5 (1.82%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.46%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (0.73%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 2 (0.73%) Oracle ODI
12 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1 (0.36%) Bigtable
Development Applications
1 4 (1.46%) Oracle APEX
1 4 (1.46%) Oracle Forms
1 4 (1.46%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (0.73%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.73%) MSI
2 2 (0.73%) Xcode
3 1 (0.36%) LabVIEW
General
1 38 (13.87%) Telecoms
2 20 (7.30%) Aerospace
3 18 (6.57%) Manufacturing
4 17 (6.20%) Legal
4 17 (6.20%) Public Sector
5 15 (5.47%) Electronics
5 15 (5.47%) Finance
6 10 (3.65%) Law
7 5 (1.82%) Military
8 4 (1.46%) Police
9 3 (1.09%) Housing Association
9 3 (1.09%) Marketing
10 2 (0.73%) Banking
10 2 (0.73%) Fire and Rescue
11 1 (0.36%) Advertising
11 1 (0.36%) Avionics
11 1 (0.36%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 55 (20.07%) Developer
2 25 (9.12%) Support Engineer
3 22 (8.03%) Analyst
4 20 (7.30%) .NET Developer
5 18 (6.57%) IT Support
5 18 (6.57%) Systems Engineer
6 17 (6.20%) Junior
7 16 (5.84%) Graduate
7 16 (5.84%) Graduate Developer
8 14 (5.11%) Network Engineer
9 13 (4.74%) Junior Developer
9 13 (4.74%) Principal Engineer
9 13 (4.74%) Test Engineer
10 12 (4.38%) DBA
11 11 (4.01%) IT Engineer
12 10 (3.65%) Commercial Manager
12 10 (3.65%) Graduate .NET Developer
12 10 (3.65%) IT Support Engineer
12 10 (3.65%) Junior .NET Developer
12 10 (3.65%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (17.15%) .NET
2 41 (14.96%) HTML
3 33 (12.04%) CSS
4 24 (8.76%) ASP.NET
5 21 (7.66%) ASP.NET Core
6 20 (7.30%) Kendo UI
6 20 (7.30%) KnockoutJS
7 17 (6.20%) XML
8 15 (5.47%) JSON
9 14 (5.11%) REST
10 11 (4.01%) .NET Framework
11 5 (1.82%) HTML5
11 5 (1.82%) J2EE
11 5 (1.82%) Java EE
12 4 (1.46%) Node.js
12 4 (1.46%) SOAP
12 4 (1.46%) Web Services
13 3 (1.09%) jQuery
13 3 (1.09%) XSLT
14 2 (0.73%) SGML
Miscellaneous
1 60 (21.90%) Management Information System
2 17 (6.20%) Driving Licence
3 15 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (5.11%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (4.74%) Data Centre
5 13 (4.74%) User Experience
6 11 (4.01%) CCTV
6 11 (4.01%) Embedded Systems
7 10 (3.65%) Replication
8 9 (3.28%) Cyberthreat
9 8 (2.92%) NHS
10 7 (2.55%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (2.19%) e-Learning
11 6 (2.19%) Mobile App
12 4 (1.46%) Analogue Electronics
12 4 (1.46%) iPad
12 4 (1.46%) SCADA
13 3 (1.09%) IPTV
13 3 (1.09%) Life Science
13 3 (1.09%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 65 (23.72%) Windows
2 30 (10.95%) Windows Server
3 20 (7.30%) Windows 10
4 16 (5.84%) Linux
5 11 (4.01%) Unix
6 10 (3.65%) Windows 7
7 9 (3.28%) Apple iOS
7 9 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.82%) Mac OS X
9 4 (1.46%) Android
9 4 (1.46%) VMS
9 4 (1.46%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.09%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.36%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.36%) HPUX
11 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.36%) Solaris
11 1 (0.36%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (19.34%) Problem-Solving
2 37 (13.50%) Computer Science
3 33 (12.04%) Software Engineering
4 30 (10.95%) ITIL
5 22 (8.03%) Migration
6 20 (7.30%) Time Management
7 18 (6.57%) Contract Management
8 17 (6.20%) Project Management
8 17 (6.20%) Test Automation
9 16 (5.84%) Analytics
10 15 (5.47%) Business Intelligence
10 15 (5.47%) Configuration Management
10 15 (5.47%) Information Security
10 15 (5.47%) Mentoring
10 15 (5.47%) Risk Assessment
11 14 (5.11%) Asset Management
11 14 (5.11%) Network Architecture
11 14 (5.11%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (4.74%) Continuous Improvement
12 13 (4.74%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 55 (20.07%) C
2 47 (17.15%) JavaScript
3 45 (16.42%) SQL
4 42 (15.33%) C#
5 26 (9.49%) Java
6 12 (4.38%) Python
7 9 (3.28%) C++
7 9 (3.28%) VB.NET
8 8 (2.92%) PHP
9 6 (2.19%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.82%) MATLAB
11 4 (1.46%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.09%) XPath
13 2 (0.73%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.36%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.36%) Embedded C++
14 1 (0.36%) Kotlin
14 1 (0.36%) Perl
14 1 (0.36%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 200 (72.99%) Degree
2 113 (41.24%) HNC
3 25 (9.12%) Chartered Engineer
3 25 (9.12%) Security Cleared
4 22 (8.03%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (6.93%) DV Cleared
6 17 (6.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (4.74%) Computer Science Degree
8 12 (4.38%) SC Cleared
9 11 (4.01%) CCNP
10 9 (3.28%) CCNA
10 9 (3.28%) JNCIP
10 9 (3.28%) MCSE
11 7 (2.55%) MCP
11 7 (2.55%) MCSA
12 5 (1.82%) Postgraduate
13 4 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.73%) A+ Certification
14 2 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
14 2 (0.73%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.28%) Def Stans
2 6 (2.19%) HAZOP
2 6 (2.19%) IEC 61508
2 6 (2.19%) QA
3 3 (1.09%) SLA
4 2 (0.73%) GDPR
5 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.36%) P3O
5 1 (0.36%) PMO
System Software
1 43 (15.69%) Active Directory
2 17 (6.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (1.82%) VMware Server
4 4 (1.46%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.46%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (1.09%) Firmware
6 2 (0.73%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.36%) vSphere
7 1 (0.36%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (4.38%) SCCM
2 11 (4.01%) BMC PATROL
3 7 (2.55%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (1.82%) Jamf Pro
5 3 (1.09%) SCSM
6 2 (0.73%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.73%) Nagios
7 1 (0.36%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.36%) CASB
7 1 (0.36%) MaaS360
7 1 (0.36%) WSUS
Vendors
1 57 (20.80%) Microsoft
2 24 (8.76%) Cisco
3 21 (7.66%) VMware
4 11 (4.01%) Juniper
5 9 (3.28%) RedGate
6 8 (2.92%) Apple
6 8 (2.92%) Remedy
7 7 (2.55%) Virgin Media
8 6 (2.19%) Oracle
9 4 (1.46%) Mentor Graphics
9 4 (1.46%) Veeam
10 3 (1.09%) Sage
10 3 (1.09%) SAP
11 2 (0.73%) Centreon
11 2 (0.73%) Google
11 2 (0.73%) Ivanti
11 2 (0.73%) Siemens
12 1 (0.36%) Brocade
12 1 (0.36%) Netskope
12 1 (0.36%) ProCurve