Period
to 21 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for HND qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Diploma (HND)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 260 286 289
Rank change year-on-year +26 +3 +12
Permanent jobs citing HND 47 46 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.50% 0.45% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.85% 1.91% 1.84%
Number of salaries quoted 32 42 56
West Midlands median annual salary £39,000 £32,000 £32,279
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.88% -0.86% +7.60%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,025 £20,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £39,000 £44,375
England median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -12.50%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,547 2,414 3,370
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 27.08% 23.83% 27.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1,632 1,932 2,484
West Midlands median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% - -
10th Percentile £23,750 £24,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%

HND
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing HND as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for HND in the West Midlands

HND
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing HND in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for HND in the West Midlands

HND
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing HND in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Salary histogram for HND in the West Midlands

HND
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HND within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 July 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
Staffordshire +6 8 £40,500 +24.62% 5
Warwickshire - 8 £34,250 - 2
Worcestershire +25 6 £50,000 +75.44% 2
Birmingham -20 5 £45,000 +50.00% 3
Dudley - 5 £41,000 -
Shropshire +25 4 £40,500 +24.62% 2
Wolverhampton -8 3 £23,000 -16.36%
Coventry -5 1 £25,000 -23.08% 1
Solihull - 1 £41,500 -
HND
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for HND.

1 23 (48.94%) Degree
2 22 (46.81%) HNC
3 16 (34.04%) Problem-Solving
4 14 (29.79%) C#
4 14 (29.79%) Software Engineering
5 13 (27.66%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (25.53%) C++
7 11 (23.40%) OO
7 11 (23.40%) Computer Science
7 11 (23.40%) Git (software)
8 9 (19.15%) Scrum
8 9 (19.15%) Python
8 9 (19.15%) IEC 61131
8 9 (19.15%) Mercurial
8 9 (19.15%) Driving Licence
9 7 (14.89%) Siemens NX
9 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
9 7 (14.89%) Microsoft Office
9 7 (14.89%) Teamcenter
10 6 (12.77%) Windows
11 5 (10.64%) Linux
11 5 (10.64%) IT Strategy
12 4 (8.51%) Customer Requirements
12 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (8.51%) Office 365
12 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
12 4 (8.51%) PRINCE2
12 4 (8.51%) TCP/IP
12 4 (8.51%) SLA
12 4 (8.51%) MCSE

HND
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (4.26%) CMS
1 2 (4.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (14.89%) Microsoft Office
1 7 (14.89%) Siemens NX
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (4.26%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (2.13%) Autodesk Inventor
3 1 (2.13%) EPLAN
Business Applications
1 7 (14.89%) Teamcenter
2 1 (2.13%) MIS ActiveH
2 1 (2.13%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (8.51%) Office 365
2 2 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.26%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.26%) BGP
2 2 (4.26%) DHCP
2 2 (4.26%) DNS
2 2 (4.26%) DSL
2 2 (4.26%) DWDM
2 2 (4.26%) Internet
2 2 (4.26%) MPLS
2 2 (4.26%) OSPF
2 2 (4.26%) RFID
2 2 (4.26%) SHDSL
2 2 (4.26%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.13%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (23.40%) Git (software)
2 9 (19.15%) Mercurial
3 3 (6.38%) PVCS
4 2 (4.26%) Eclipse
4 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (8.51%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Electronics
2 3 (6.38%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.26%) Automotive
3 2 (4.26%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Local Government
4 1 (2.13%) Legal
4 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (25.53%) Software Engineer
2 9 (19.15%) PLC Engineer
2 9 (19.15%) PLC Software Engineer
2 9 (19.15%) Systems Engineer
3 7 (14.89%) Electrical Engineer
3 7 (14.89%) Principal Engineer
3 7 (14.89%) Principal Systems Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) Design Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (4.26%) C# Developer
5 2 (4.26%) Developer
5 2 (4.26%) Electronics Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Mechanical Design Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Mechanical Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Project Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Software Developer
5 2 (4.26%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) .NET
1 2 (4.26%) .NET Framework
1 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET
1 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (4.26%) Entity Framework
1 2 (4.26%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.66%) Self-Motivation
2 11 (23.40%) Computer Science
3 9 (19.15%) Driving Licence
4 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.26%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.13%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.77%) Windows
2 5 (10.64%) Linux
3 4 (8.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.26%) Solaris
4 2 (4.26%) Unix
4 2 (4.26%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (4.26%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.04%) Problem-Solving
2 14 (29.79%) Software Engineering
3 11 (23.40%) OO
4 9 (19.15%) Scrum
5 5 (10.64%) IT Strategy
6 4 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (8.51%) CAD
6 4 (8.51%) Customer Requirements
6 4 (8.51%) PRINCE2
6 4 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (6.38%) Collaborative Working
7 3 (6.38%) Data Migration
7 3 (6.38%) Migration
7 3 (6.38%) Time Management
8 2 (4.26%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (4.26%) Decision-Making
8 2 (4.26%) Network Management
8 2 (4.26%) Performance Analysis
8 2 (4.26%) SDLC
8 2 (4.26%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.79%) C#
2 12 (25.53%) C++
3 9 (19.15%) Python
4 3 (6.38%) C
4 3 (6.38%) SQL
4 3 (6.38%) VC++
5 2 (4.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (48.94%) Degree
2 22 (46.81%) HNC
3 4 (8.51%) MCITP
3 4 (8.51%) MCSE
3 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.26%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (4.26%) GNVQ
4 2 (4.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.13%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.15%) IEC 61131
2 4 (8.51%) SLA
3 3 (6.38%) MISRA
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (4.26%) Virtual Servers
Vendors
1 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.51%) Red Hat
3 3 (6.38%) VMware
4 2 (4.26%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 2 (4.26%) Cisco
4 2 (4.26%) Dell
4 2 (4.26%) EMC
4 2 (4.26%) Fortinet
4 2 (4.26%) HP
4 2 (4.26%) Juniper
4 2 (4.26%) Kaspersky
4 2 (4.26%) Nokia
4 2 (4.26%) Oracle
4 2 (4.26%) Sun
4 2 (4.26%) Telindus
5 1 (2.13%) Autodesk
5 1 (2.13%) Citrix