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

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 158 162 151
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -11
Permanent jobs citing PDA 1 6 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.030% 0.19% 0.063%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.087% 0.52% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 0
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £35,000 £29,000
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +20.68%
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 Scotland region.

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1143 1164 1014
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 34.49% 37.02% 32.17%
Number of salaries quoted 728 748 629
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,826
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

PDA
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

PDA Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

PDA
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

PDA Salary Trend in Scotland

PDA
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PDA within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 October 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Aberdeen - 1 £36,000 -
PDA
UK

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (25.00%) ServiceNow
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Military
2 1 (25.00%) Billing
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Compaq
2 1 (25.00%) Dell
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) WLAN

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) WLAN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (25.00%) Military
1 1 (25.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Implementation Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) IT Support
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
1 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Compaq
2 1 (25.00%) Dell
2 1 (25.00%) ServiceNow
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco