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 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 883 897 870
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -27
Permanent jobs citing PDA 32 59 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.054% 0.092%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.081% 0.13% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 26 45 93
Median salary £37,000 £34,500 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.24% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,200 £22,750
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £33,000 £34,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-4.34% +38.00%

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
39684 45979 46744
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 41.21% 42.11% 40.08%
Number of salaries quoted 32471 36808 36431
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 £28,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
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 27 August 2016 within the UK.

PDA Salary Histogram in the UK

PDA
Top 18 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 27 August 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 +26 27 £37,000 +7.24% 3
London +19 23 £37,000 +15.62% 2
South East +13 3 £33,000 +20.00%
Surrey +31 2 £33,000 +1.53%
East of England - 2 £31,250 -
City of London +61 1 £43,000 +48.27%
Cambridge - 1 £40,000 -
Brighton - 1 - -
Maidstone - 1 - -
King's Lynn - 1 £22,500 -
Crawley - 1 - -
Gatwick - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £40,000 -
Norfolk - 1 £22,500 -

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 67 (80.72%) Microsoft
2 60 (72.29%) MS Office
2 60 (72.29%) Windows
3 53 (63.86%) Active Directory
4 45 (54.22%) MS Excel
5 38 (45.78%) Windows XP
6 37 (44.58%) Windows 7
7 34 (40.96%) Windows Server
7 34 (40.96%) Blackberry
8 30 (36.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 29 (34.94%) Windows 8
10 28 (33.73%) MS Exchange
10 28 (33.73%) DHCP
10 28 (33.73%) DNS
11 27 (32.53%) Windows 10
12 26 (31.33%) iPhone
12 26 (31.33%) SQL Server
12 26 (31.33%) VLAN
13 25 (30.12%) Wireless
14 24 (28.92%) TCP/IP
15 23 (27.71%) Apple
15 23 (27.71%) Windows Server 2008
16 22 (26.51%) Windows Vista
16 22 (26.51%) Exchange Server 2010
17 21 (25.30%) VPN
17 21 (25.30%) Linux
18 20 (24.10%) Windows Server 2003
18 20 (24.10%) Analytical Skills
18 20 (24.10%) Android
19 19 (22.89%) Hyper-V

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 28 (33.73%) MS Exchange
2 22 (26.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (22.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 19 (22.89%) Exchange Server 2003
3 19 (22.89%) Exchange Server 2007
3 19 (22.89%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (7.23%) IBM Notes
5 3 (3.61%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 60 (72.29%) MS Office
2 45 (54.22%) MS Excel
3 8 (9.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.41%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (1.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Magento
2 1 (1.20%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.05%) Office 365
2 2 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.41%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.41%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 28 (33.73%) DHCP
1 28 (33.73%) DNS
2 26 (31.33%) VLAN
3 25 (30.12%) Wireless
4 24 (28.92%) TCP/IP
5 21 (25.30%) VPN
6 19 (22.89%) DMZ
6 19 (22.89%) Firewall
6 19 (22.89%) IMAP
6 19 (22.89%) SMTP
7 16 (19.28%) NAS
7 16 (19.28%) SAN
8 9 (10.84%) LAN
9 6 (7.23%) 3G
9 6 (7.23%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (1.20%) Internet
10 1 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (31.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.41%) MySQL
3 2 (2.41%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.20%) QlikView
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.41%) JIRA
General
1 14 (16.87%) Banking
2 12 (14.46%) Finance
3 10 (12.05%) Legal
4 8 (9.64%) Law
5 5 (6.02%) Manufacturing
5 5 (6.02%) Publishing
6 2 (2.41%) Back Office
6 2 (2.41%) Front Office
7 1 (1.20%) Electronics
7 1 (1.20%) Military
7 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (28.92%) Support Engineer
2 20 (24.10%) Analyst
3 17 (20.48%) Senior Support Engineer
4 15 (18.07%) IT Support
5 14 (16.87%) IT Engineer
5 14 (16.87%) IT Support Engineer
6 13 (15.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 11 (13.25%) Senior IT Engineer
7 11 (13.25%) Senior IT Support
7 11 (13.25%) Systems Engineer
7 11 (13.25%) Systems Support
7 11 (13.25%) Systems Support Engineer
8 8 (9.64%) Senior Systems Engineer
9 7 (8.43%) Customer Engineer
9 7 (8.43%) Customer Service Engineer
9 7 (8.43%) IT Trainer
9 7 (8.43%) Trainer
10 6 (7.23%) ICT Analyst
10 6 (7.23%) Legal IT Trainer
11 5 (6.02%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (22.89%) MAPI
2 2 (2.41%) CSS
2 2 (2.41%) HTML
2 2 (2.41%) HTML5
2 2 (2.41%) REST
2 2 (2.41%) Sass
3 1 (1.20%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 34 (40.96%) Blackberry
2 26 (31.33%) iPhone
3 20 (24.10%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (19.28%) Replication
5 9 (10.84%) e-Learning
6 7 (8.43%) Driving Licence
7 6 (7.23%) Virtual Team
8 5 (6.02%) Data Centre
9 2 (2.41%) Blog
9 2 (2.41%) CCTV
9 2 (2.41%) Computer Science
10 1 (1.20%) Client/Server
10 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
10 1 (1.20%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 60 (72.29%) Windows
2 38 (45.78%) Windows XP
3 37 (44.58%) Windows 7
4 34 (40.96%) Windows Server
5 30 (36.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (34.94%) Windows 8
7 27 (32.53%) Windows 10
8 23 (27.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (26.51%) Windows Vista
10 21 (25.30%) Linux
11 20 (24.10%) Android
11 20 (24.10%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (4.82%) Mac OS X
13 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (12.05%) ITIL
2 6 (7.23%) Asset Management
2 6 (7.23%) Document Management
2 6 (7.23%) Patch Management
3 5 (6.02%) Problem Management
3 5 (6.02%) Service Management
4 3 (3.61%) Project Management
5 2 (2.41%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (2.41%) BDD
5 2 (2.41%) Continuous Deployment
5 2 (2.41%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (2.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (2.41%) Integration Testing
5 2 (2.41%) Kanban
5 2 (2.41%) Open Source
5 2 (2.41%) Scrum
5 2 (2.41%) Software Architecture
5 2 (2.41%) Software Engineering
5 2 (2.41%) User Stories
5 2 (2.41%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.82%) SQL
2 2 (2.41%) C#
2 2 (2.41%) Java
2 2 (2.41%) PHP
3 1 (1.20%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (15.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (6.02%) MCDST
2 5 (6.02%) MCSA
3 4 (4.82%) MCP
3 4 (4.82%) MCSE
3 4 (4.82%) MOS
4 3 (3.61%) Degree
5 1 (1.20%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (16.87%) SLA
System Software
1 53 (63.86%) Active Directory
2 19 (22.89%) Hyper-V
3 16 (19.28%) NFS
4 7 (8.43%) Firmware
5 6 (7.23%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (3.61%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (22.89%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 67 (80.72%) Microsoft
2 23 (27.71%) Apple
3 19 (22.89%) Cisco
3 19 (22.89%) Draytek
4 16 (19.28%) Veeam
5 15 (18.07%) Citrix
6 14 (16.87%) Bloomberg
6 14 (16.87%) Reuters
7 10 (12.05%) iManage
8 8 (9.64%) VMware
9 6 (7.23%) Intel
9 6 (7.23%) Interwoven
9 6 (7.23%) Lotus
10 2 (2.41%) Adobe
10 2 (2.41%) LANDesk
10 2 (2.41%) MobileIron
11 1 (1.20%) Dell
11 1 (1.20%) HP
11 1 (1.20%) IBM
11 1 (1.20%) Mitel
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