The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PDA in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PDA over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 889 848 853
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +5
Permanent jobs citing PDA 62 93 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.089% 0.093%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 0.22% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 53 79 81
Average salary £33,000 £29,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.79% -17.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £29,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- -17.14%

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
43136 42020 41991
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 42.50% 40.19% 40.75%
Number of salaries quoted 34627 33971 32737
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

PDA
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing PDA within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 5 February 2016 within the UK.

PDA Salary Histogram in the UK

PDA
Top 22 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PDA within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
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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
England -22 59 £33,000 +13.79% 10
London +16 45 £35,000 +6.06% 4
South East -28 5 £30,000 +3.44% 2
Surrey +5 4 £31,250 -10.71%
Essex -2 4 £23,500 -18.96%
Hertfordshire -4 4 £23,500 +8.04%
East of England -4 4 £23,500 -18.96%
West Midlands -21 3 £33,000 -34.00% 2
South Wales - 3 £29,000 -
Cardiff - 3 £29,000 -
Wales - 3 £29,000 -
Tyne and Wear +5 2 £34,500 +18.96%
North East +4 2 £34,500 +18.96%
Newcastle upon Tyne 0 2 £34,500 +18.96%
Chertsey - 2 £30,000 -
Redditch - 2 £27,500 -
Worcestershire - 2 £27,500 -
City of London +56 1 £20,000 -65.66%
Berkshire 0 1 £24,500 -15.51% 1
Coventry -4 1 £35,000 +20.68%
Hillingdon - 1 £75,000 -
Bracknell - 1 £24,500 -

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK 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 81 (66.94%) Blackberry
2 80 (66.12%) Windows
3 77 (63.64%) MS Office
3 77 (63.64%) Microsoft
4 65 (53.72%) MS Excel
5 57 (47.11%) Active Directory
6 56 (46.28%) Windows XP
7 29 (23.97%) Degree
8 27 (22.31%) Windows Server
8 27 (22.31%) Banking
8 27 (22.31%) Reuters
8 27 (22.31%) Bloomberg
9 21 (17.36%) Functional Testing
9 21 (17.36%) Microsoft Certification
9 21 (17.36%) Rational Rose
9 21 (17.36%) UML
9 21 (17.36%) Regression Testing
10 20 (16.53%) Citrix
11 17 (14.05%) Legal
11 17 (14.05%) iManage
12 15 (12.40%) Back Office
13 14 (11.57%) Apple
14 12 (9.92%) Android
14 12 (9.92%) iPhone
15 11 (9.09%) MS Exchange
15 11 (9.09%) e-Learning
16 9 (7.44%) Advertising
16 9 (7.44%) Finance
16 9 (7.44%) ASP.NET
16 9 (7.44%) .NET

PDA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK 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 11 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (3.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.65%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.83%) IIS
6 1 (0.83%) Lync
Applications
1 77 (63.64%) MS Office
2 65 (53.72%) MS Excel
3 5 (4.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (3.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.79%) TCP/IP
1 7 (5.79%) VPN
2 6 (4.96%) Firewall
3 5 (4.13%) Wireless
4 4 (3.31%) DHCP
4 4 (3.31%) DMZ
4 4 (3.31%) DNS
4 4 (3.31%) IMAP
4 4 (3.31%) LAN
4 4 (3.31%) SMTP
4 4 (3.31%) VLAN
5 2 (1.65%) ATM
5 2 (1.65%) NAS
5 2 (1.65%) SAN
6 1 (0.83%) Intranet
6 1 (0.83%) VoIP
6 1 (0.83%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.61%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.83%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (17.36%) Rational Rose
General
1 27 (22.31%) Banking
2 17 (14.05%) Legal
3 15 (12.40%) Back Office
4 9 (7.44%) Advertising
4 9 (7.44%) Finance
5 8 (6.61%) Law
6 6 (4.96%) Electronics
7 5 (4.13%) Investment Banking
8 4 (3.31%) Billing
8 4 (3.31%) Military
9 3 (2.48%) Retail
10 2 (1.65%) Financial Institution
10 2 (1.65%) Games
10 2 (1.65%) Korean Language
10 2 (1.65%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.83%) Marketing
11 1 (0.83%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 32 (26.45%) Analyst
2 24 (19.83%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 21 (17.36%) Business Analyst
4 17 (14.05%) IT Trainer
4 17 (14.05%) Trainer
5 15 (12.40%) Support Engineer
6 11 (9.09%) Support Analyst
7 10 (8.26%) Legal IT Trainer
8 8 (6.61%) Developer
9 7 (5.79%) .NET Developer
9 7 (5.79%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (4.96%) IT Engineer
11 5 (4.13%) .NET Software Developer
11 5 (4.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 5 (4.13%) ASP.NET Developer
11 5 (4.13%) IT Support
11 5 (4.13%) IT Support Engineer
11 5 (4.13%) JavaScript Developer
11 5 (4.13%) Microsoft Trainer
11 5 (4.13%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.44%) .NET
1 9 (7.44%) ASP.NET
2 6 (4.96%) HTML
3 5 (4.13%) HTML5
3 5 (4.13%) Web Services
4 4 (3.31%) MAPI
5 2 (1.65%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.65%) Classic ASP
6 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (0.83%) COM
6 1 (0.83%) CSS
6 1 (0.83%) WinForms
6 1 (0.83%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 81 (66.94%) Blackberry
2 12 (9.92%) iPhone
3 11 (9.09%) e-Learning
4 9 (7.44%) iPad
5 6 (4.96%) Management Information System
6 5 (4.13%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (3.31%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.65%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.65%) EPoS
8 2 (1.65%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.65%) Replication
8 2 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.83%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 80 (66.12%) Windows
2 56 (46.28%) Windows XP
3 27 (22.31%) Windows Server
4 12 (9.92%) Android
5 8 (6.61%) Windows 7
6 6 (4.96%) Windows 8
6 6 (4.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (4.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (4.13%) Linux
7 5 (4.13%) Windows 10
8 4 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (3.31%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.65%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (17.36%) Functional Testing
1 21 (17.36%) Regression Testing
1 21 (17.36%) UML
2 4 (3.31%) ITIL
2 4 (3.31%) Product Management
2 4 (3.31%) Project Management
2 4 (3.31%) Requirements Management
2 4 (3.31%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (1.65%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (1.65%) CRM
3 2 (1.65%) MVC
4 1 (0.83%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (0.83%) Business Continuity
4 1 (0.83%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (0.83%) E-Commerce
4 1 (0.83%) Migration
4 1 (0.83%) OOP
4 1 (0.83%) Release Management
4 1 (0.83%) Software Engineering
4 1 (0.83%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.96%) JavaScript
2 4 (3.31%) C#
2 4 (3.31%) SQL
3 2 (1.65%) Java
3 2 (1.65%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.83%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (23.97%) Degree
2 21 (17.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (4.13%) A+ Certification
3 5 (4.13%) CCNA
3 5 (4.13%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.31%) MCP
5 3 (2.48%) MOS
6 1 (0.83%) MCITP
6 1 (0.83%) MCSE
6 1 (0.83%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.48%) SLA
System Software
1 57 (47.11%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.13%) Hyper-V
2 5 (4.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.65%) NFS
3 2 (1.65%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.83%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (3.31%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.65%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.83%) SCCM
Vendors
1 77 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 27 (22.31%) Bloomberg
2 27 (22.31%) Reuters
3 20 (16.53%) Citrix
4 17 (14.05%) iManage
5 14 (11.57%) Apple
6 5 (4.13%) Cisco
6 5 (4.13%) VMware
7 4 (3.31%) Draytek
7 4 (3.31%) SonicWALL
8 3 (2.48%) Aerohive Networks
8 3 (2.48%) Dell
8 3 (2.48%) HP
9 2 (1.65%) Lotus
9 2 (1.65%) Symantec
9 2 (1.65%) TOWER Software
9 2 (1.65%) Veeam
10 1 (0.83%) Sage
10 1 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.83%) SAP
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