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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 835 805 761
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -44
Permanent jobs citing PDA 57 124 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.13% 0.27% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 45 100 99
Average salary £29,000 £33,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.12% -5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £23,000 £23,950
10% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £40,000 £42,050
UK excluding London average salary £28,250 £27,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+2.72% -11.29%

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
44233 46035 43813
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.39% 39.35% 40.30%
Number of salaries quoted 35155 36206 35302
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,625 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 31 July 2015 within the UK.

PDA Salary Histogram in the UK

PDA
Top 21 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 31 July 2015. 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 -47 53 £29,000 -13.43% 6
London +14 43 £29,000 -19.44% 2
Wembley - 7 £26,200 - 1
City of London +26 5 £20,500 -36.92% 1
South East -7 4 £27,500 -0.90%
North East -10 4 £34,500 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £34,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £34,500 -
Reading +7 2 £27,500 -6.77%
Berkshire +3 2 £27,500 -30.81%
Leeds +14 1 £29,000 -20.00%
West Yorkshire -1 1 £29,000 +24.73%
Yorkshire -11 1 £29,000 -3.33%
Bristol -15 1 £37,500 +29.31% 1
South West -25 1 £37,500 +50.00% 1
Gateshead - 1 £27,500 -
Surrey - 1 £27,500 -
Kent - 1 £30,000 -
Stansted - 1 £30,000 -
Guildford - 1 £27,500 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £25,000 -

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 103 (61.68%) Windows
2 97 (58.08%) Microsoft
3 89 (53.29%) Active Directory
4 85 (50.90%) MS Office
5 78 (46.71%) MS Excel
6 75 (44.91%) Blackberry
7 64 (38.32%) Windows XP
8 55 (32.93%) Microsoft Certification
9 53 (31.74%) MS Exchange
10 40 (23.95%) Degree
11 39 (23.35%) SLA
12 34 (20.36%) Windows Server 2012
13 33 (19.76%) Windows Server 2008
14 32 (19.16%) Exchange Server 2010
14 32 (19.16%) Windows Server 2003
15 31 (18.56%) Windows 8
15 31 (18.56%) Android
15 31 (18.56%) MS PowerPoint
16 28 (16.77%) Banking
16 28 (16.77%) ITIL
17 27 (16.17%) Finance
18 26 (15.57%) Regression Testing
18 26 (15.57%) UML
18 26 (15.57%) Rational Rose
18 26 (15.57%) DHCP
19 23 (13.77%) Wireless
19 23 (13.77%) VPN
20 22 (13.17%) Apple
21 21 (12.57%) Cisco
21 21 (12.57%) Windows Vista

PDA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 53 (31.74%) MS Exchange
2 32 (19.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (10.78%) Exchange Server 2007
4 17 (10.18%) Exchange Server 2003
5 13 (7.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 9 (5.39%) IIS
6 9 (5.39%) Apache
6 9 (5.39%) SharePoint
7 5 (2.99%) Lync
8 4 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.60%) LiveLink
9 1 (0.60%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 85 (50.90%) MS Office
2 78 (46.71%) MS Excel
3 31 (18.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.60%) MS Project
4 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.60%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.80%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 18 (10.78%) Office 365
2 4 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (15.57%) DHCP
2 23 (13.77%) VPN
2 23 (13.77%) Wireless
3 16 (9.58%) TCP/IP
4 15 (8.98%) Firewall
4 15 (8.98%) VLAN
5 13 (7.78%) SAN
6 12 (7.19%) DNS
7 11 (6.59%) WAN
7 11 (6.59%) DMZ
8 9 (5.39%) SMTP
8 9 (5.39%) IMAP
8 9 (5.39%) NAS
9 7 (4.19%) LAN
10 5 (2.99%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (2.40%) NetScaler
11 4 (2.40%) iSCSI
12 3 (1.80%) IP Telephony
12 3 (1.80%) Internet
12 3 (1.80%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.80%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (1.80%) Big Data
2 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.60%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 26 (15.57%) Rational Rose
2 1 (0.60%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 28 (16.77%) Banking
2 27 (16.17%) Finance
3 15 (8.98%) Legal
4 11 (6.59%) Law
5 6 (3.59%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.99%) Back Office
6 5 (2.99%) Electronics
7 3 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.20%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.60%) Front Office
9 1 (0.60%) Retail
9 1 (0.60%) French Language
Job Titles
1 81 (48.50%) Analyst
2 34 (20.36%) Support Analyst
3 26 (15.57%) Business Analyst
4 24 (14.37%) Support Engineer
5 19 (11.38%) 3rd Line Support
5 19 (11.38%) Service Analyst
5 19 (11.38%) 2nd Line Support
5 19 (11.38%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 18 (10.78%) Service Desk Analyst
7 12 (7.19%) Developer
8 11 (6.59%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 10 (5.99%) Desktop Support
9 10 (5.99%) Systems Support
10 9 (5.39%) Systems Engineer
10 9 (5.39%) Senior Systems Engineer
10 9 (5.39%) Senior Support Engineer
10 9 (5.39%) Systems Support Engineer
11 8 (4.79%) IT Support
12 7 (4.19%) Service Desk Engineer
13 6 (3.59%) Help Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.38%) .NET
2 9 (5.39%) ASP.NET
2 9 (5.39%) MAPI
3 7 (4.19%) HTML
4 5 (2.99%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 5 (2.99%) Ajax
4 5 (2.99%) LINQ
4 5 (2.99%) XSLT
5 3 (1.80%) WAP
5 3 (1.80%) Web Services
5 3 (1.80%) WinForms
5 3 (1.80%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.20%) HTML5
7 1 (0.60%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 75 (44.91%) Blackberry
2 19 (11.38%) iPhone
3 12 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.39%) Replication
5 7 (4.19%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.99%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.40%) Clustering
8 3 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.80%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.80%) iPad
9 2 (1.20%) IVR
9 2 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.60%) EPoS
10 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.60%) AS400
10 1 (0.60%) Handset
10 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 103 (61.68%) Windows
2 64 (38.32%) Windows XP
3 34 (20.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 33 (19.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (19.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 31 (18.56%) Android
6 31 (18.56%) Windows 8
7 21 (12.57%) Windows Vista
8 14 (8.38%) Linux
8 14 (8.38%) Windows 7
9 12 (7.19%) Mac OS X
10 9 (5.39%) Mac OS
11 8 (4.79%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (1.80%) Windows Phone
12 3 (1.80%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.20%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (16.77%) ITIL
2 26 (15.57%) UML
2 26 (15.57%) Regression Testing
3 16 (9.58%) Service Delivery
4 15 (8.98%) Configuration Management
5 5 (2.99%) Time Management
5 5 (2.99%) Android Development
6 4 (2.40%) Project Management
6 4 (2.40%) CRM
6 4 (2.40%) Incident Management
7 3 (1.80%) Web Development
7 3 (1.80%) MVC
7 3 (1.80%) Service Management
7 3 (1.80%) Line Management
7 3 (1.80%) Software Architecture
7 3 (1.80%) Software Engineering
8 2 (1.20%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (1.20%) B2B
8 2 (1.20%) Migration
8 2 (1.20%) CAFM
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.59%) JavaScript
1 11 (6.59%) C#
2 9 (5.39%) SQL
3 5 (2.99%) XPath
4 4 (2.40%) Java
5 3 (1.80%) VB6
5 3 (1.80%) VB
5 3 (1.80%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.60%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.60%) C++
6 1 (0.60%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 55 (32.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (23.95%) Degree
3 10 (5.99%) MOS
3 10 (5.99%) MCSA
4 7 (4.19%) A+ Certification
5 5 (2.99%) MCSE
5 5 (2.99%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.40%) CCA
6 4 (2.40%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (1.80%) MCP
7 3 (1.80%) PhD
7 3 (1.80%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (23.35%) SLA
2 3 (1.80%) QA
System Software
1 89 (53.29%) Active Directory
2 17 (10.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (10.18%) Hyper-V
3 13 (7.78%) vSphere
3 13 (7.78%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (2.40%) XenApp
4 4 (2.40%) XenDesktop
4 4 (2.40%) Terminal Services
4 4 (2.40%) VMware ESX
4 4 (2.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 16 (9.58%) Backup Exec
2 6 (3.59%) SCCM
3 5 (2.99%) SCOM
4 4 (2.40%) SCVMM
4 4 (2.40%) vMotion
4 4 (2.40%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.60%) WSUS
5 1 (0.60%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 97 (58.08%) Microsoft
2 22 (13.17%) Apple
3 21 (12.57%) Cisco
3 21 (12.57%) VMware
4 19 (11.38%) Bloomberg
5 18 (10.78%) Reuters
6 13 (7.78%) Veeam
6 13 (7.78%) Symantec
6 13 (7.78%) Citrix
7 12 (7.19%) Draytek
8 8 (4.79%) HP
8 8 (4.79%) Dell
9 7 (4.19%) Mitel
10 6 (3.59%) Sun
11 4 (2.40%) IBM
11 4 (2.40%) Websense
12 3 (1.80%) Sophos
12 3 (1.80%) ZyXEL
12 3 (1.80%) NETGEAR
12 3 (1.80%) Siemens
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Training & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
SCC
Salary: £19,000 per annum £19,000 salary plus van
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
SCC
Salary: £19,000 per annum + Company Van
Posted: 16 days ago
Wembley
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £24000 per annum + Van, tools. fuel card
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £26000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago