The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PDA in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PDA over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 873 854 864
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +10
Permanent jobs citing PDA 53 104 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.097% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.13% 0.24% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 46 82 119
Median salary £26,500 £30,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.66% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,650 £20,500 £23,950
10% offered a salary of more than £41,350 £37,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £26,500 £30,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -14.28%

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
41482 43347 48422
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 42.05% 40.56% 41.22%
Number of salaries quoted 33660 34320 38834
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

PDA
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing PDA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

PDA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

PDA
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing PDA within the UK.

PDA Salary Trend in the UK

PDA
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing PDA over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 within the UK.

PDA Salary Histogram in the UK

PDA
Top 28 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PDA within the UK over the 3 months to 25 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -24 50 £26,500 -11.66% 2
East of England +50 19 £26,500 -1.85% 1
Essex - 18 £26,500 -
London -54 15 £37,000 +23.33% 1
Hertfordshire - 15 £26,500 - 1
Yorkshire +10 6 £25,000 -13.79%
West Yorkshire +4 6 £25,000 -13.79%
Ossett - 6 £25,000 -
South West +11 4 £40,000 +64.94%
Liverpool - 3 £23,000 -
Merseyside - 3 £23,000 -
West Midlands - 3 £25,000 -
North West - 3 £23,000 -
Buckfastleigh - 2 £42,500 -
Torquay - 2 £42,500 -
Staffordshire - 2 £22,000 -
Devon - 2 £42,500 -
South Wales -2 1 £29,000 -
Wales -3 1 £29,000 -
Scotland - 1 £30,890 -
Galashiels - 1 £30,890 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £30,890 -
Birmingham - 1 £62,500 -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Burton-upon-Trent - 1 £19,000 -
Tamworth - 1 £25,000 -
Cardiff - 1 £29,000 -
Bristol - 1 £35,000 -

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT jobs citing PDA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for PDA.

1 93 (75.61%) Windows
2 87 (70.73%) MS Office
3 85 (69.11%) Microsoft
4 79 (64.23%) Blackberry
5 75 (60.98%) Active Directory
5 75 (60.98%) Windows XP
6 70 (56.91%) MS Excel
7 40 (32.52%) iPhone
8 38 (30.89%) Windows 7
8 38 (30.89%) Windows Server
9 36 (29.27%) VLAN
10 35 (28.46%) Wireless
10 35 (28.46%) SQL Server
10 35 (28.46%) Windows 8
11 34 (27.64%) Windows Server 2008
12 33 (26.83%) Exchange Server 2010
12 33 (26.83%) MS Exchange
12 33 (26.83%) Windows Server 2003
13 32 (26.02%) Apple
13 32 (26.02%) Exchange Server 2007
14 31 (25.20%) Draytek
14 31 (25.20%) Android
14 31 (25.20%) Exchange Server 2003
14 31 (25.20%) Cisco
14 31 (25.20%) TCP/IP
14 31 (25.20%) Linux
14 31 (25.20%) Backup Exec
15 30 (24.39%) DNS
15 30 (24.39%) DHCP
15 30 (24.39%) Analytical Skills

PDA
Top Related IT Skills 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 33 (26.83%) Exchange Server 2010
1 33 (26.83%) MS Exchange
2 32 (26.02%) Exchange Server 2007
3 31 (25.20%) Exchange Server 2003
4 29 (23.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 29 (23.58%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (6.50%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.63%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.81%) IIS
Applications
1 87 (70.73%) MS Office
2 70 (56.91%) MS Excel
3 7 (5.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (3.25%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.81%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 3 (2.44%) assyst
2 2 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.63%) Magento
3 1 (0.81%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.88%) Office 365
2 2 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.63%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 36 (29.27%) VLAN
2 35 (28.46%) Wireless
3 31 (25.20%) TCP/IP
4 30 (24.39%) DHCP
4 30 (24.39%) DNS
5 29 (23.58%) DMZ
5 29 (23.58%) Firewall
5 29 (23.58%) IMAP
5 29 (23.58%) SMTP
5 29 (23.58%) VPN
6 21 (17.07%) NAS
6 21 (17.07%) SAN
7 8 (6.50%) LAN
7 8 (6.50%) Remote Desktop
8 6 (4.88%) 3G
9 3 (2.44%) Internet
10 2 (1.63%) DSL
11 1 (0.81%) Intranet
11 1 (0.81%) PBX
11 1 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (28.46%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.63%) MySQL
2 2 (1.63%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (6.50%) Rational Rose
2 2 (1.63%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.63%) JIRA
General
1 21 (17.07%) Banking
2 8 (6.50%) Legal
3 5 (4.07%) Advertising
3 5 (4.07%) Electronics
3 5 (4.07%) Finance
3 5 (4.07%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.25%) Law
4 4 (3.25%) Military
5 3 (2.44%) Billing
6 2 (1.63%) Korean Language
6 2 (1.63%) Retail
6 2 (1.63%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.81%) Back Office
7 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.81%) Games
7 1 (0.81%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.81%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (29.27%) Support Engineer
2 27 (21.95%) IT Support
3 25 (20.33%) IT Engineer
3 25 (20.33%) IT Support Engineer
4 22 (17.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 22 (17.89%) Analyst
5 21 (17.07%) Senior Support Engineer
5 21 (17.07%) Systems Engineer
5 21 (17.07%) Systems Support
5 21 (17.07%) Systems Support Engineer
6 16 (13.01%) Senior IT Engineer
6 16 (13.01%) Senior IT Support
7 13 (10.57%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 13 (10.57%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 8 (6.50%) Business Analyst
8 8 (6.50%) Customer Engineer
8 8 (6.50%) IT Trainer
8 8 (6.50%) Legal IT Trainer
8 8 (6.50%) Trainer
9 7 (5.69%) Customer Service Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (23.58%) MAPI
2 4 (3.25%) .NET
2 4 (3.25%) ASP.NET
2 4 (3.25%) HTML
3 3 (2.44%) CSS
3 3 (2.44%) HTML5
4 2 (1.63%) Classic ASP
4 2 (1.63%) REST
4 2 (1.63%) Sass
5 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (0.81%) COM
5 1 (0.81%) Web Services
5 1 (0.81%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 79 (64.23%) Blackberry
2 40 (32.52%) iPhone
3 30 (24.39%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (17.07%) Replication
5 7 (5.69%) Driving Licence
5 7 (5.69%) e-Learning
6 5 (4.07%) Computer Science
6 5 (4.07%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.63%) Blog
7 2 (1.63%) CCTV
7 2 (1.63%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.63%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.63%) iPad
8 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.81%) EPoS
8 1 (0.81%) FMCG
8 1 (0.81%) IVR
8 1 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 93 (75.61%) Windows
2 75 (60.98%) Windows XP
3 38 (30.89%) Windows 7
3 38 (30.89%) Windows Server
4 35 (28.46%) Windows 8
5 34 (27.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (26.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (25.20%) Android
7 31 (25.20%) Linux
8 29 (23.58%) Windows 10
8 29 (23.58%) Windows Vista
9 27 (21.95%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.63%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (6.50%) Functional Testing
1 8 (6.50%) Regression Testing
1 8 (6.50%) UML
2 6 (4.88%) Asset Management
2 6 (4.88%) ITIL
2 6 (4.88%) Patch Management
3 5 (4.07%) Project Management
4 4 (3.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (3.25%) Migration
4 4 (3.25%) Product Management
4 4 (3.25%) Requirements Management
4 4 (3.25%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (2.44%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (2.44%) CRM
5 3 (2.44%) E-Commerce
6 2 (1.63%) Document Management
6 2 (1.63%) Integration Testing
6 2 (1.63%) Scrum
6 2 (1.63%) Software Engineering
6 2 (1.63%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.07%) C#
2 4 (3.25%) Java
2 4 (3.25%) SQL
3 2 (1.63%) PHP
3 2 (1.63%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.81%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (12.20%) Degree
2 9 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.25%) MCSA
4 3 (2.44%) A+ Certification
4 3 (2.44%) MCP
4 3 (2.44%) MCSE
5 2 (1.63%) MCITP
6 1 (0.81%) CCNA
6 1 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.81%) MOS
6 1 (0.81%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.57%) SLA
System Software
1 75 (60.98%) Active Directory
2 29 (23.58%) Hyper-V
3 21 (17.07%) NFS
4 8 (6.50%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (6.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (5.69%) Firmware
6 2 (1.63%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 31 (25.20%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.63%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.81%) SCCM
Vendors
1 85 (69.11%) Microsoft
2 32 (26.02%) Apple
3 31 (25.20%) Cisco
3 31 (25.20%) Draytek
4 21 (17.07%) Bloomberg
4 21 (17.07%) Reuters
4 21 (17.07%) Veeam
5 17 (13.82%) Citrix
6 8 (6.50%) iManage
6 8 (6.50%) Lotus
6 8 (6.50%) VMware
7 6 (4.88%) Intel
8 5 (4.07%) Dell
8 5 (4.07%) HP
9 3 (2.44%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.63%) Interwoven
10 2 (1.63%) NETGEAR
10 2 (1.63%) Sophos
10 2 (1.63%) Symantec
10 2 (1.63%) ZyXEL
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