The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PDA in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PDA over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 777 743 775
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +32
Permanent jobs citing PDA 114 102 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.28% 0.26% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 97 74 113
Average salary £35,000 £37,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.40% +19.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £24,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £37,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +25.00%
PDA
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Miscellaneous Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
40604 39679 43844
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 38.09% 39.69% 39.72%
Number of salaries quoted 32020 32472 37044
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

PDA
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing PDA across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

PDA Jobs Demand Trend in England

PDA
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing PDA across the England region.

PDA Salary Trend in England

PDA
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing PDA across the England region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

PDA Salary Histogram in England

PDA
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PDA within the England region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -20 52 £35,000 -5.40% 4
South East -7 25 £25,000 -37.50% 1
South West - 15 £23,500 -
North West -4 9 £25,500 -27.14%
Yorkshire - 5 £27,500 - 1
East of England -24 4 £25,000 +4.16%
West Midlands -13 2 - - 1
PDA
UK

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing PDA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited PDA.

1 177 (73.44%) Windows
2 142 (58.92%) Microsoft
3 134 (55.60%) Active Directory
4 131 (54.36%) MS Excel
5 120 (49.79%) Blackberry
6 114 (47.30%) MS Office
7 104 (43.15%) MS Exchange
8 101 (41.91%) Windows XP
9 86 (35.68%) MS PowerPoint
10 76 (31.54%) Exchange Server 2010
11 65 (26.97%) Windows Server 2008
12 59 (24.48%) Banking
12 59 (24.48%) Exchange Server 2007
12 59 (24.48%) ITIL
13 45 (18.67%) Windows 7
14 42 (17.43%) Investment Banking
15 37 (15.35%) Windows Server 2003
16 36 (14.94%) Citrix
16 36 (14.94%) SQL Server
17 34 (14.11%) C#
17 34 (14.11%) Microsoft Certification
18 33 (13.69%) .NET
19 30 (12.45%) SQL
20 27 (11.20%) HP
21 26 (10.79%) SLA
22 23 (9.54%) VoIP
22 23 (9.54%) Degree
23 22 (9.13%) Service Management
23 22 (9.13%) Legal
23 22 (9.13%) Bloomberg

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing PDA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited PDA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 104 (43.15%) MS Exchange
2 76 (31.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 59 (24.48%) Exchange Server 2007
4 20 (8.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 20 (8.30%) Exchange Server 2003
5 10 (4.15%) IBM Notes
6 9 (3.73%) Lync
7 3 (1.24%) Lotus Domino
7 3 (1.24%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.83%) ArchestrA
8 2 (0.83%) WorkSite
9 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.41%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.41%) IIS
9 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 131 (54.36%) MS Excel
2 114 (47.30%) MS Office
3 86 (35.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (2.49%) MS Project
4 6 (2.49%) MS Visio
5 5 (2.07%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.83%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.83%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (2.07%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.24%) assyst
3 2 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.41%) Demantra
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.66%) Office 365
2 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (9.54%) VoIP
2 21 (8.71%) LAN
3 18 (7.47%) WAN
3 18 (7.47%) VPN
4 17 (7.05%) TCP/IP
4 17 (7.05%) DHCP
5 15 (6.22%) DNS
5 15 (6.22%) Firewall
6 14 (5.81%) 3G
6 14 (5.81%) Broadband
7 12 (4.98%) Wireless
8 10 (4.15%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (4.15%) Ethernet
9 7 (2.90%) Internet
10 6 (2.49%) SAN
11 5 (2.07%) GPRS
12 4 (1.66%) PBX
12 4 (1.66%) Kerberos
13 3 (1.24%) IP Telephony
14 2 (0.83%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (14.94%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.49%) Crystal Reports
2 6 (2.49%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (2.49%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.83%) MySQL
4 1 (0.41%) Informix
4 1 (0.41%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.41%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.41%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Apache Continuum
General
1 59 (24.48%) Banking
2 42 (17.43%) Investment Banking
3 22 (9.13%) Legal
4 20 (8.30%) Finance
5 12 (4.98%) Law
6 8 (3.32%) Electronics
7 6 (2.49%) Telecoms
8 5 (2.07%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.66%) Back Office
9 4 (1.66%) French Language
10 3 (1.24%) Games
11 2 (0.83%) Retail
12 1 (0.41%) Marketing
12 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 90 (37.34%) Analyst
2 67 (27.80%) 3rd Line Support
3 53 (21.99%) Support Analyst
4 36 (14.94%) Service Analyst
4 36 (14.94%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 34 (14.11%) Service Desk Analyst
6 30 (12.45%) Developer
7 29 (12.03%) Desktop Support
7 29 (12.03%) Support Engineer
8 24 (9.96%) IT Support
9 22 (9.13%) 2nd Line Support
10 18 (7.47%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 16 (6.64%) Desktop Engineer
12 15 (6.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 15 (6.22%) IT Support Engineer
13 13 (5.39%) Software Developer
14 11 (4.56%) Support Technician
15 9 (3.73%) C# Developer
15 9 (3.73%) C# .NET Developer
16 8 (3.32%) Desktop Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (13.69%) .NET
2 18 (7.47%) HTML
3 16 (6.64%) Ajax
3 16 (6.64%) LINQ
4 15 (6.22%) XSLT
5 14 (5.81%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 11 (4.56%) Web Services
7 9 (3.73%) .NET Framework
8 8 (3.32%) ASP.NET
9 4 (1.66%) .NET Compact Framework
10 3 (1.24%) XML
11 2 (0.83%) CSS
11 2 (0.83%) Application Packaging
11 2 (0.83%) WPF
11 2 (0.83%) Flash
11 2 (0.83%) WAP
11 2 (0.83%) HTML5
12 1 (0.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 1 (0.41%) Mason
12 1 (0.41%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 120 (49.79%) Blackberry
2 21 (8.71%) Mobile App
3 18 (7.47%) Computer Science
4 13 (5.39%) iPad
5 12 (4.98%) Hedge funds
6 9 (3.73%) Smartphone
6 9 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.49%) iPhone
8 4 (1.66%) IVR
8 4 (1.66%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.24%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.24%) Derivative
9 3 (1.24%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.83%) User Experience
10 2 (0.83%) Device Driver
10 2 (0.83%) Mobile Games
10 2 (0.83%) E-Learning
10 2 (0.83%) Graphic Design
10 2 (0.83%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 177 (73.44%) Windows
2 101 (41.91%) Windows XP
3 65 (26.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 45 (18.67%) Windows 7
5 37 (15.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (8.71%) Android
7 9 (3.73%) Apple iOS
7 9 (3.73%) Windows Mobile
7 9 (3.73%) UNIX
8 7 (2.90%) Linux
8 7 (2.90%) Windows 2000
9 5 (2.07%) Windows Vista
10 3 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.83%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.41%) VMS
12 1 (0.41%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (24.48%) ITIL
2 22 (9.13%) Service Management
3 16 (6.64%) Android Development
4 14 (5.81%) Time Management
5 13 (5.39%) Asset Management
6 12 (4.98%) Service Delivery
7 11 (4.56%) Continuous Improvement
7 11 (4.56%) Coaching
8 9 (3.73%) Project Management
9 8 (3.32%) Software Architecture
10 7 (2.90%) CRM
10 7 (2.90%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (2.49%) Line Management
12 5 (2.07%) Software Engineering
12 5 (2.07%) ITSM
12 5 (2.07%) Configuration Management
13 4 (1.66%) SOA
13 4 (1.66%) OO
13 4 (1.66%) Incident Management
13 4 (1.66%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 34 (14.11%) C#
2 30 (12.45%) SQL
3 17 (7.05%) JavaScript
4 15 (6.22%) XPath
5 8 (3.32%) PowerHouse
5 8 (3.32%) Java
6 7 (2.90%) VB
6 7 (2.90%) VB.NET
6 7 (2.90%) VB6
7 5 (2.07%) C++
8 2 (0.83%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.41%) Delphi
9 1 (0.41%) C
Qualifications
1 34 (14.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (9.54%) Degree
3 17 (7.05%) Security Cleared
4 15 (6.22%) MCSE
5 13 (5.39%) SC Cleared
6 7 (2.90%) MCITP
7 5 (2.07%) MCP
7 5 (2.07%) MCSA
7 5 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (2.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (1.66%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.83%) IBM Certification
9 2 (0.83%) CCNA
9 2 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.83%) MCDST
9 2 (0.83%) HP AIS
10 1 (0.41%) VCP5
10 1 (0.41%) MCTS
10 1 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (10.79%) SLA
2 7 (2.90%) QA
System Software
1 134 (55.60%) Active Directory
2 18 (7.47%) XenApp
3 11 (4.56%) Terminal Services
4 7 (2.90%) MetaFrame
5 6 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (2.07%) Novell eDirectory
7 4 (1.66%) vSphere
8 3 (1.24%) UAG
9 2 (0.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.83%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (5.39%) SCCM
2 7 (2.90%) Sysprep
3 5 (2.07%) ServiceCenter
4 4 (1.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (1.66%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.66%) WMI
5 3 (1.24%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.24%) MAILsweeper
5 3 (1.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 142 (58.92%) Microsoft
2 36 (14.94%) Citrix
3 27 (11.20%) HP
4 22 (9.13%) Bloomberg
5 21 (8.71%) Reuters
6 20 (8.30%) Apple
6 20 (8.30%) Dell
7 18 (7.47%) VMware
8 17 (7.05%) Cisco
9 15 (6.22%) Avaya
10 14 (5.81%) LANDesk
11 13 (5.39%) McAfee
12 11 (4.56%) SonicWALL
12 11 (4.56%) Altiris
13 10 (4.15%) Lotus
14 9 (3.73%) Remedy
15 7 (2.90%) ServiceNow
15 7 (2.90%) Acronis
16 6 (2.49%) Symantec
16 6 (2.49%) Oracle
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