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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 812 808 768
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -40
Permanent jobs citing PDA 83 91 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.083% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.20% 0.21% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 68 77 112
Average salary £29,000 £35,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.14% +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,600 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £42,200 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £34,250 £31,500
% change year-on-year
-15.32% +8.73%

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
42188 43026 44700
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.56% 39.23% 38.69%
Number of salaries quoted 34063 33892 37456
Average salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.39% +1.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 18 December 2014 within the UK.

PDA Salary Histogram in the UK

PDA
Top 30 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 18 December 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
England +8 79 £29,000 -17.14% 13
London +12 33 £33,000 -5.71% 6
South East +11 23 £29,000 -17.14% 3
Hampshire - 11 £24,500 - 2
Basingstoke - 7 £24,500 - 1
West Midlands -2 6 £30,750 +23.00% 1
Surrey -3 5 £35,000 -5.40%
South West -5 5 £24,750 +8.79%
East of England -18 5 £29,000 - 2
Kent - 5 £22,500 -
Farnham - 5 £35,000 -
Stansted - 5 £22,500 -
City of London +15 4 £32,500 -10.34% 2
Staffordshire - 4 - -
Reading +6 3 £29,000 -
Berkshire +2 3 £29,000 +20.83%
Essex -15 3 £29,000 -
North West -16 3 £26,000 -38.82%
Tyne and Wear - 3 £29,000 -
North East - 3 £29,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £29,000 -
Newbury - 2 £29,000 -
Fareham - 2 - - 1
Harlow - 2 £29,000 -
Cambridge - 2 £29,000 -
Chelmsford - 2 £29,000 -
East Midlands - 2 £18,500 - 1
Bedfordshire - 2 £29,000 - 1
Bristol +12 1 £21,500 -2.27%
Oxfordshire +6 1 £25,000 +11.11%

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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.

1 146 (72.64%) Windows
2 121 (60.20%) Microsoft
2 121 (60.20%) Active Directory
3 112 (55.72%) MS Office
4 104 (51.74%) MS Excel
5 103 (51.24%) Blackberry
6 98 (48.76%) MS Exchange
7 80 (39.80%) Windows XP
8 76 (37.81%) MS PowerPoint
9 73 (36.32%) Exchange Server 2010
10 56 (27.86%) Exchange Server 2007
11 51 (25.37%) ITIL
12 46 (22.89%) Windows Server 2008
13 40 (19.90%) Banking
14 32 (15.92%) Windows Server 2003
15 30 (14.93%) Exchange Server 2003
16 28 (13.93%) SQL
17 25 (12.44%) Legal
18 24 (11.94%) Investment Banking
18 24 (11.94%) HP
19 23 (11.44%) Cisco
19 23 (11.44%) Bloomberg
20 22 (10.95%) C#
20 22 (10.95%) SQL Server
20 22 (10.95%) DHCP
20 22 (10.95%) DNS
20 22 (10.95%) Windows 7
21 21 (10.45%) Reuters
21 21 (10.45%) Firewall
22 20 (9.95%) Service Delivery

PDA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 98 (48.76%) MS Exchange
2 73 (36.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 56 (27.86%) Exchange Server 2007
4 30 (14.93%) Exchange Server 2003
5 12 (5.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 9 (4.48%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.99%) Lync
8 3 (1.49%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2000
9 2 (1.00%) ArchestrA
9 2 (1.00%) WorkSite
10 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.50%) Documentum
10 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.50%) IIS
Applications
1 112 (55.72%) MS Office
2 104 (51.74%) MS Excel
3 76 (37.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (2.99%) MS Project
4 6 (2.99%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.99%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.50%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.50%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.50%) Revit
Business Applications
1 6 (2.99%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.50%) Demantra
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.50%) SaaS
1 1 (0.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (10.95%) DHCP
1 22 (10.95%) DNS
2 21 (10.45%) Firewall
3 20 (9.95%) Wireless
3 20 (9.95%) TCP/IP
4 19 (9.45%) VPN
5 15 (7.46%) LAN
6 14 (6.97%) Wi-Fi
7 10 (4.98%) WAN
7 10 (4.98%) Ethernet
8 6 (2.99%) GPRS
8 6 (2.99%) VLAN
9 5 (2.49%) IMAP
9 5 (2.49%) Internet
9 5 (2.49%) ADSL
9 5 (2.49%) SMTP
9 5 (2.49%) PBX
9 5 (2.49%) VoIP
9 5 (2.49%) SAN
9 5 (2.49%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.95%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.99%) Crystal Reports
2 6 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (2.99%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.50%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.50%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.50%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.50%) Big Data
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.50%) DataEase
3 1 (0.50%) Informix
General
1 40 (19.90%) Banking
2 25 (12.44%) Legal
3 24 (11.94%) Investment Banking
4 17 (8.46%) Finance
5 14 (6.97%) Law
6 7 (3.48%) Telecoms
7 5 (2.49%) French Language
8 3 (1.49%) Electronics
9 2 (1.00%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.00%) Retail
9 2 (1.00%) Billing
10 1 (0.50%) Games
10 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 62 (30.85%) Analyst
2 45 (22.39%) 3rd Line Support
3 32 (15.92%) Support Analyst
4 27 (13.43%) Service Analyst
4 27 (13.43%) 2nd Line Support
5 24 (11.94%) Support Engineer
5 24 (11.94%) Service Desk Analyst
6 19 (9.45%) Developer
7 17 (8.46%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 16 (7.96%) Desktop Support
9 12 (5.97%) IT Support
9 12 (5.97%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (3.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (2.99%) Software Developer
11 6 (2.99%) Systems Support
11 6 (2.99%) Support Technician
11 6 (2.99%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (2.99%) Service Manager
12 5 (2.49%) Trainer
12 5 (2.49%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.46%) .NET
2 8 (3.98%) ASP.NET
3 7 (3.48%) HTML
4 6 (2.99%) LINQ
4 6 (2.99%) WAP
4 6 (2.99%) Ajax
5 5 (2.49%) MAPI
5 5 (2.49%) XSLT
6 4 (1.99%) Web Services
6 4 (1.99%) Application Packaging
6 4 (1.99%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (1.49%) XML
8 2 (1.00%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.00%) HTML5
8 2 (1.00%) .NET Compact Framework
9 1 (0.50%) WinForms
9 1 (0.50%) Mason
9 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.50%) Flash
9 1 (0.50%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 103 (51.24%) Blackberry
2 17 (8.46%) Mobile App
3 15 (7.46%) Hedge funds
3 15 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (5.97%) Computer Science
5 10 (4.98%) iPhone
6 9 (4.48%) iPad
6 9 (4.48%) Smartphone
7 5 (2.49%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (2.49%) IVR
8 4 (1.99%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.99%) Derivative
9 3 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.00%) E-Learning
11 1 (0.50%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.50%) LLPG
11 1 (0.50%) PKI
11 1 (0.50%) Mobile Games
11 1 (0.50%) Clustering
11 1 (0.50%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 146 (72.64%) Windows
2 80 (39.80%) Windows XP
3 46 (22.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (15.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (10.95%) Windows 7
6 19 (9.45%) Android
7 9 (4.48%) Linux
7 9 (4.48%) Windows 2000
8 8 (3.98%) Windows 8
9 7 (3.48%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (2.99%) UNIX
10 6 (2.99%) Windows Mobile
10 6 (2.99%) Windows Vista
11 5 (2.49%) Windows Phone
12 3 (1.49%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (1.00%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.50%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (25.37%) ITIL
2 20 (9.95%) Service Delivery
3 14 (6.97%) Service Management
4 8 (3.98%) ITSM
4 8 (3.98%) Software Architecture
5 7 (3.48%) Time Management
5 7 (3.48%) Line Management
6 6 (2.99%) CRM
7 5 (2.49%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (2.49%) Document Management
7 5 (2.49%) Incident Management
7 5 (2.49%) Android Development
8 4 (1.99%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (1.99%) Mobile Application Development
8 4 (1.99%) Change Control
8 4 (1.99%) Practice Management
8 4 (1.99%) SOA
9 3 (1.49%) OO
9 3 (1.49%) CAD
9 3 (1.49%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (13.93%) SQL
2 22 (10.95%) C#
3 8 (3.98%) VB
4 7 (3.48%) VB6
4 7 (3.48%) Java
4 7 (3.48%) JavaScript
5 6 (2.99%) VB.NET
6 5 (2.49%) XPath
7 4 (1.99%) C++
8 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.50%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (9.45%) Microsoft Certification
1 19 (9.45%) Degree
2 15 (7.46%) MCP
3 12 (5.97%) ITIL Certification
4 10 (4.98%) Security Cleared
5 8 (3.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 8 (3.98%) A+ Certification
6 7 (3.48%) MCSE
7 5 (2.49%) MCSA
7 5 (2.49%) MCITP
8 4 (1.99%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.00%) CCNP
9 2 (1.00%) CCNA
10 1 (0.50%) CCA
10 1 (0.50%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.50%) PhD
10 1 (0.50%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.97%) SLA
2 8 (3.98%) QA
System Software
1 121 (60.20%) Active Directory
2 13 (6.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.97%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.48%) MetaFrame
4 7 (3.48%) Terminal Services
5 6 (2.99%) Novell eDirectory
6 4 (1.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (1.49%) UAG
7 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.50%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.50%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.50%) XenApp
8 1 (0.50%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (3.98%) Backup Exec
2 6 (2.99%) ServiceCenter
2 6 (2.99%) SCCM
3 4 (1.99%) WSUS
3 4 (1.99%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.50%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.50%) SCOM
4 1 (0.50%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.50%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 121 (60.20%) Microsoft
2 24 (11.94%) HP
3 23 (11.44%) Cisco
3 23 (11.44%) Bloomberg
4 21 (10.45%) Reuters
5 19 (9.45%) VMware
6 18 (8.96%) Apple
6 18 (8.96%) Citrix
7 17 (8.46%) Dell
8 10 (4.98%) Avaya
8 10 (4.98%) Remedy
8 10 (4.98%) SonicWALL
9 9 (4.48%) Altiris
9 9 (4.48%) Symantec
9 9 (4.48%) Lotus
10 6 (2.99%) Mitel
10 6 (2.99%) Novell
10 6 (2.99%) Peregrine
10 6 (2.99%) Adobe
11 5 (2.49%) Siemens
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