The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PDA in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PDA over the 3 months to 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 142 135 133
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -2
Permanent jobs citing PDA 5 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.20% 0.041% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.58% 0.11% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 4
Average salary £30,000 - £29,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £35,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +27.27%
PDA
Berkshire

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

Miscellaneous Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
856 876 738
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 34.36% 35.96% 35.46%
Number of salaries quoted 561 631 574
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £64,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

PDA
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

PDA Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

PDA
Salary Trend in Reading

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

PDA Salary Trend in Reading

PDA
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 6 (75.00%) Windows
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (75.00%) Service Delivery
2 5 (62.50%) SLA
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) ITIL
4 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
4 3 (37.50%) VPN
4 3 (37.50%) Wireless
4 3 (37.50%) Android
4 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 3 (37.50%) Windows 8
5 1 (12.50%) MS Office
5 1 (12.50%) IBM Notes
5 1 (12.50%) Lotus
5 1 (12.50%) Internet
5 1 (12.50%) Bloomberg
5 1 (12.50%) AS400
5 1 (12.50%) Finance
5 1 (12.50%) Banking
5 1 (12.50%) Retail
5 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) Line Management

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) VPN
1 3 (37.50%) Wireless
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Desktop Support
2 3 (37.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (37.50%) Team Leader
2 3 (37.50%) Support Team Leader
2 3 (37.50%) Desktop Support Team Leader
2 3 (37.50%) Desktop Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Android
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 1 (12.50%) Line Management
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Lotus
2 1 (12.50%) Bloomberg