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 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 868 864 855
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -9
Permanent jobs citing PDA 69 110 143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.100% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.16% 0.25% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 63 83 126
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 £20,500 £21,100 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £37,000 £45,000
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
43366 44810 49304
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 42.29% 40.58% 41.26%
Number of salaries quoted 35061 35310 39142
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,594 £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 5 May 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PDA within the UK over the 3 months to 5 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 -10 66 £26,500 -11.66%
London -23 26 £37,000 +10.44%
East of England +28 24 £26,500 +21.83%
Essex - 23 £26,500 -
Hertfordshire +36 20 £26,500 +21.83%
West Midlands - 5 £62,500 -
Yorkshire - 4 £25,000 -
Ossett - 4 £25,000 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £25,000 -
North West +14 3 £23,000 -30.30%
South West -4 3 £42,500 +60.37%
Liverpool - 3 £23,000 -
Merseyside - 3 £23,000 -
Birmingham - 3 £62,500 -
Staffordshire - 2 £22,000 -
Devon - 2 £42,500 -
Buckfastleigh - 2 £42,500 -
Torquay - 2 £42,500 -
South Wales +6 1 £29,000 -
Surrey +4 1 £30,000 +4.34%
Wiltshire 0 1 - -
South East 0 1 £30,000 -
Wales 0 1 £29,000 -
Scotland - 1 £30,890 - 1
Galashiels - 1 £30,890 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £30,890 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £25,000 -
Cardiff - 1 £29,000 -
Burton-upon-Trent - 1 £19,000 -
Tamworth - 1 £25,000 -

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 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 97 (75.78%) Windows
2 90 (70.31%) MS Office
3 88 (68.75%) Microsoft
4 85 (66.41%) Blackberry
5 80 (62.50%) Windows XP
6 79 (61.72%) Active Directory
7 73 (57.03%) MS Excel
8 41 (32.03%) Windows Server
9 36 (28.13%) iPhone
10 35 (27.34%) VLAN
10 35 (27.34%) Windows 7
11 34 (26.56%) SQL Server
12 33 (25.78%) Wireless
12 33 (25.78%) Windows Server 2008
13 32 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
13 32 (25.00%) Windows 8
13 32 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
13 32 (25.00%) MS Exchange
14 31 (24.22%) Apple
14 31 (24.22%) Exchange Server 2007
15 30 (23.44%) Exchange Server 2003
15 30 (23.44%) Android
15 30 (23.44%) Draytek
15 30 (23.44%) TCP/IP
15 30 (23.44%) Cisco
15 30 (23.44%) Linux
15 30 (23.44%) Backup Exec
16 29 (22.66%) Analytical Skills
17 28 (21.88%) Windows 10
17 28 (21.88%) Exchange Server 2013

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 32 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 32 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 31 (24.22%) Exchange Server 2007
3 30 (23.44%) Exchange Server 2003
4 28 (21.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 28 (21.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (4.69%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.78%) IIS
6 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 90 (70.31%) MS Office
2 73 (57.03%) MS Excel
3 6 (4.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (3.13%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.78%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 3 (2.34%) assyst
2 2 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.56%) Magento
3 1 (0.78%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.13%) Office 365
2 2 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.56%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 35 (27.34%) VLAN
2 33 (25.78%) Wireless
3 30 (23.44%) TCP/IP
4 28 (21.88%) DHCP
4 28 (21.88%) DMZ
4 28 (21.88%) DNS
4 28 (21.88%) Firewall
4 28 (21.88%) IMAP
4 28 (21.88%) SMTP
4 28 (21.88%) VPN
5 20 (15.63%) NAS
5 20 (15.63%) SAN
6 6 (4.69%) LAN
6 6 (4.69%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (3.13%) 3G
8 3 (2.34%) Internet
9 2 (1.56%) DSL
10 1 (0.78%) Intranet
10 1 (0.78%) PBX
10 1 (0.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (26.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.56%) MySQL
2 2 (1.56%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (7.03%) Rational Rose
2 2 (1.56%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.56%) JIRA
General
1 26 (20.31%) Banking
2 7 (5.47%) Advertising
2 7 (5.47%) Legal
3 6 (4.69%) Back Office
4 5 (3.91%) Electronics
4 5 (3.91%) Finance
5 4 (3.13%) Military
6 3 (2.34%) Billing
6 3 (2.34%) Law
6 3 (2.34%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.56%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.56%) Korean Language
7 2 (1.56%) Retail
7 2 (1.56%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.78%) Games
8 1 (0.78%) Marketing
8 1 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 35 (27.34%) Support Engineer
2 27 (21.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 26 (20.31%) IT Support
4 24 (18.75%) IT Engineer
4 24 (18.75%) IT Support Engineer
5 21 (16.41%) Systems Engineer
5 21 (16.41%) Systems Support
5 21 (16.41%) Systems Support Engineer
6 20 (15.63%) Analyst
6 20 (15.63%) Senior Support Engineer
7 16 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 15 (11.72%) Senior IT Engineer
8 15 (11.72%) Senior IT Support
9 13 (10.16%) Senior Systems Engineer
10 9 (7.03%) Business Analyst
11 8 (6.25%) Customer Engineer
12 7 (5.47%) Customer Service Engineer
12 7 (5.47%) IT Trainer
12 7 (5.47%) Legal IT Trainer
12 7 (5.47%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (21.88%) MAPI
2 6 (4.69%) .NET
2 6 (4.69%) ASP.NET
3 5 (3.91%) HTML
4 4 (3.13%) HTML5
5 3 (2.34%) CSS
6 2 (1.56%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.56%) Classic ASP
6 2 (1.56%) REST
6 2 (1.56%) Sass
6 2 (1.56%) Web Services
7 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (0.78%) COM
7 1 (0.78%) WinForms
7 1 (0.78%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 85 (66.41%) Blackberry
2 36 (28.13%) iPhone
3 29 (22.66%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (15.63%) Replication
5 7 (5.47%) Driving Licence
6 6 (4.69%) e-Learning
7 5 (3.91%) Computer Science
7 5 (3.91%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.56%) Blog
8 2 (1.56%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.56%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.56%) iPad
9 1 (0.78%) CCTV
9 1 (0.78%) EPoS
9 1 (0.78%) FMCG
9 1 (0.78%) IVR
9 1 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 97 (75.78%) Windows
2 80 (62.50%) Windows XP
3 41 (32.03%) Windows Server
4 35 (27.34%) Windows 7
5 33 (25.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (25.00%) Windows 8
6 32 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 30 (23.44%) Android
7 30 (23.44%) Linux
8 28 (21.88%) Windows 10
8 28 (21.88%) Windows Vista
9 26 (20.31%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.56%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.78%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (7.03%) Functional Testing
1 9 (7.03%) Regression Testing
1 9 (7.03%) UML
2 5 (3.91%) ITIL
2 5 (3.91%) Project Management
3 4 (3.13%) Asset Management
3 4 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (3.13%) Migration
3 4 (3.13%) Patch Management
3 4 (3.13%) Product Management
3 4 (3.13%) Requirements Management
3 4 (3.13%) Systems Analysis
4 3 (2.34%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (2.34%) CRM
4 3 (2.34%) E-Commerce
4 3 (2.34%) Software Engineering
5 2 (1.56%) MVC
5 2 (1.56%) Scrum
5 2 (1.56%) Web Development
5 2 (1.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.69%) C#
2 5 (3.91%) SQL
3 4 (3.13%) Java
4 3 (2.34%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.56%) PHP
5 2 (1.56%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (13.28%) Degree
2 10 (7.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.13%) MCSA
4 3 (2.34%) A+ Certification
4 3 (2.34%) MCP
4 3 (2.34%) MCSE
5 2 (1.56%) MCITP
6 1 (0.78%) CCNA
6 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.78%) MOS
6 1 (0.78%) PhD
6 1 (0.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.38%) SLA
System Software
1 79 (61.72%) Active Directory
2 28 (21.88%) Hyper-V
3 20 (15.63%) NFS
4 8 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (5.47%) Firmware
6 2 (1.56%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 30 (23.44%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 88 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 31 (24.22%) Apple
3 30 (23.44%) Cisco
3 30 (23.44%) Draytek
4 26 (20.31%) Bloomberg
4 26 (20.31%) Reuters
5 20 (15.63%) Veeam
6 15 (11.72%) Citrix
7 8 (6.25%) VMware
8 7 (5.47%) iManage
9 6 (4.69%) Lotus
10 5 (3.91%) Dell
10 5 (3.91%) HP
11 4 (3.13%) Intel
12 3 (2.34%) ServiceNow
13 2 (1.56%) NETGEAR
13 2 (1.56%) Sophos
13 2 (1.56%) Symantec
13 2 (1.56%) ZyXEL
14 1 (0.78%) TOWER Software
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