Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Higher National Diploma (HND)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 242 288 325
Rank change year-on-year +46 +37 -28
Permanent jobs citing HND 51 38 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.59% 0.38% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.22% 1.60% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 32 34 17
West Midlands median annual salary £40,250 £33,250 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.05% +10.83% -7.74%
10th Percentile £21,525 £27,500 £21,000
90th Percentile £47,450 £41,750 £51,500
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 2,301 2,373 3,134
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 26.71% 23.95% 26.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1,526 1,884 2,296
West Midlands median annual salary £43,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.82% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £24,500 £23,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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
Birmingham +1 22 £22,500 -33.82% 13
Dudley - 11 £41,000 -
Shropshire +16 4 £40,500 +24.62% 1
Staffordshire +12 4 £36,500 +14.06% 8
Coventry +8 3 £40,000 +21.21%
Warwickshire +37 2 £36,000 -11.66% 3
Wolverhampton +6 2 £24,000 -12.73%
Worcestershire - 2 £32,500 - 2
Solihull - 1 £41,500 -
HND
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 35 (68.63%) HNC
2 26 (50.98%) Degree
3 22 (43.14%) Problem-Solving
4 18 (35.29%) SLA
5 14 (27.45%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (25.49%) Linux
6 13 (25.49%) C#
7 12 (23.53%) Python
8 11 (21.57%) Windows
8 11 (21.57%) Software Engineering
9 10 (19.61%) Management Information System
9 10 (19.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (19.61%) C++
9 10 (19.61%) Microsoft
9 10 (19.61%) DSL
9 10 (19.61%) Red Hat
10 9 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (17.65%) OO
10 9 (17.65%) CRM
10 9 (17.65%) Git (software)
10 9 (17.65%) Mercurial
10 9 (17.65%) Incident Management
10 9 (17.65%) Computer Science
10 9 (17.65%) CMS
10 9 (17.65%) Scrum
10 9 (17.65%) IEC 61131
10 9 (17.65%) Driving Licence
10 9 (17.65%) Critical Success Factor
11 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (15.69%) Performance Analysis

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 9 (17.65%) CMS
2 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.96%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (3.92%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (1.96%) Autodesk Inventor
4 1 (1.96%) EPLAN
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MIS ActiveH
1 1 (1.96%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.80%) Office 365
2 3 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.88%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 10 (19.61%) DSL
2 8 (15.69%) BGP
2 8 (15.69%) DWDM
2 8 (15.69%) MPLS
2 8 (15.69%) OSPF
2 8 (15.69%) SHDSL
2 8 (15.69%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.88%) ADSL
3 3 (5.88%) Broadband
3 3 (5.88%) VDSL
3 3 (5.88%) xDSL
4 2 (3.92%) Network Security
4 2 (3.92%) VoIP
5 1 (1.96%) DHCP
5 1 (1.96%) DNS
5 1 (1.96%) Firewall
5 1 (1.96%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (17.65%) Git (software)
1 9 (17.65%) Mercurial
2 1 (1.96%) PVCS
2 1 (1.96%) Subversion
General
1 4 (7.84%) Finance
1 4 (7.84%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.88%) Automotive
2 3 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 3 (5.88%) Publishing
3 2 (3.92%) Electronics
4 1 (1.96%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (19.61%) Software Engineer
2 9 (17.65%) NOC Technician
2 9 (17.65%) PLC Engineer
2 9 (17.65%) PLC Software Engineer
3 3 (5.88%) Design Engineer
3 3 (5.88%) Developer
4 2 (3.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (3.92%) Analyst
4 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (3.92%) Mechanical Design Engineer
4 2 (3.92%) Mechanical Engineer
4 2 (3.92%) Office 365 Specialist
4 2 (3.92%) Product Engineer
4 2 (3.92%) Support Engineer
4 2 (3.92%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (3.92%) Test Engineer
4 2 (3.92%) Verification Engineer
5 1 (1.96%) IT Analyst
5 1 (1.96%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) .NET
1 3 (5.88%) CSS
1 3 (5.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (27.45%) Self-Motivation
2 10 (19.61%) Management Information System
3 9 (17.65%) Computer Science
3 9 (17.65%) Driving Licence
4 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.96%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 13 (25.49%) Linux
2 11 (21.57%) Windows
3 10 (19.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (15.69%) Solaris
5 8 (15.69%) Unix
5 8 (15.69%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (5.88%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (3.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (43.14%) Problem-Solving
2 11 (21.57%) Software Engineering
3 9 (17.65%) Critical Success Factor
3 9 (17.65%) CRM
3 9 (17.65%) Incident Management
3 9 (17.65%) OO
3 9 (17.65%) Scrum
4 8 (15.69%) Network Management
4 8 (15.69%) Performance Analysis
4 8 (15.69%) RAD
5 5 (9.80%) IT Strategy
6 4 (7.84%) CAD
7 3 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (5.88%) Data Migration
7 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 3 (5.88%) Pattern Matching
7 3 (5.88%) SDLC
7 3 (5.88%) Software Testing
7 3 (5.88%) Test Automation
7 3 (5.88%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 13 (25.49%) C#
2 12 (23.53%) Python
3 10 (19.61%) C++
4 3 (5.88%) Bash Shell
4 3 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.88%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.96%) C
5 1 (1.96%) SQL
5 1 (1.96%) VC++
Qualifications
1 35 (68.63%) HNC
2 26 (50.98%) Degree
3 5 (9.80%) MCSE
3 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (7.84%) MCITP
5 2 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.92%) MCSA
6 1 (1.96%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (35.29%) SLA
2 9 (17.65%) IEC 61131
3 1 (1.96%) MISRA
System Software
1 4 (7.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (5.88%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (3.92%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.96%) vSphere
4 1 (1.96%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (19.61%) Microsoft
1 10 (19.61%) Red Hat
2 8 (15.69%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 8 (15.69%) HP
2 8 (15.69%) Juniper
2 8 (15.69%) Nokia
2 8 (15.69%) Sun
2 8 (15.69%) Telindus
3 4 (7.84%) Cisco
3 4 (7.84%) VMware
4 3 (5.88%) Fortinet
4 3 (5.88%) Kaspersky
5 2 (3.92%) Citrix
5 2 (3.92%) Veeam
6 1 (1.96%) Autodesk
6 1 (1.96%) Dell
6 1 (1.96%) EMC
6 1 (1.96%) NetApp