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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 779 766 786
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +20
Permanent jobs citing PDA 104 141 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.097% 0.12% 0.093%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.25% 0.30% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 82 119 87
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £23,950 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £40,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £35,000 £31,000
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +12.90%

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
41221 46721 42224
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 38.58% 39.79% 38.81%
Number of salaries quoted 32631 37349 34357
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 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 May 2015 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 22 May 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 -3 98 £30,000 -14.28% 12
London +64 71 £30,000 -18.91% 4
South East -13 20 £30,000 -14.28% 2
Kent +16 8 £30,000 -42.85% 1
Stansted - 8 £30,000 -
Hampshire -12 7 £35,000 -
City of London +41 5 £20,500 -41.42% 2
Havant -7 5 £35,000 -
Berkshire -3 4 £30,000 -28.99% 1
Reading -10 4 £30,000 +1.69% 1
South West -25 4 £24,250 -16.37% 1
Wales - 4 - - 1
South Wales - 4 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Basingstoke - 2 £25,250 -
Cheltenham - 2 - -
Surrey +19 1 £28,750 -8.00%
West Yorkshire +19 1 £29,000 -3.33% 1
Leeds +12 1 £29,000 -3.33%
East Midlands +8 1 £38,500 +40.00% 1
Yorkshire +6 1 £29,000 -3.33% 1
Dorset -3 1 £21,000 -38.23%
Mansfield - 1 £38,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £38,500 -
Suffolk - 1 £27,000 -
Bournemouth - 1 £21,000 -
Ipswich - 1 £27,000 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £25,000 -
Leatherhead - 1 £28,750 -
East of England - 1 £27,000 - 1

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 131 (70.43%) Windows
2 120 (64.52%) Microsoft
3 115 (61.83%) MS Office
4 100 (53.76%) MS Excel
5 95 (51.08%) Active Directory
6 91 (48.92%) Blackberry
7 83 (44.62%) Windows XP
8 73 (39.25%) MS Exchange
9 65 (34.95%) Microsoft Certification
10 58 (31.18%) Exchange Server 2010
11 48 (25.81%) MS PowerPoint
12 46 (24.73%) Windows Server 2008
12 46 (24.73%) Windows Server 2003
13 42 (22.58%) Android
14 41 (22.04%) Windows 8
15 40 (21.51%) Windows Server 2012
16 38 (20.43%) Wireless
17 36 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2007
18 35 (18.82%) VMware
19 34 (18.28%) Hyper-V
20 33 (17.74%) TCP/IP
20 33 (17.74%) VPN
20 33 (17.74%) SQL Server
21 32 (17.20%) Degree
22 31 (16.67%) SLA
23 30 (16.13%) DHCP
23 30 (16.13%) Windows Vista
23 30 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2003
23 30 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
24 29 (15.59%) ITIL

PDA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 73 (39.25%) MS Exchange
2 58 (31.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2007
4 30 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2003
5 19 (10.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 9 (4.84%) IIS
6 9 (4.84%) Apache
7 8 (4.30%) SharePoint
8 7 (3.76%) Lync
9 6 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.54%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 115 (61.83%) MS Office
2 100 (53.76%) MS Excel
3 48 (25.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.54%) MS Project
4 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.54%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (1.61%) Sage 200
1 3 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.54%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 24 (12.90%) Office 365
2 5 (2.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 38 (20.43%) Wireless
2 33 (17.74%) TCP/IP
2 33 (17.74%) VPN
3 30 (16.13%) DHCP
4 28 (15.05%) VLAN
5 27 (14.52%) Firewall
6 22 (11.83%) DNS
7 21 (11.29%) DMZ
8 19 (10.22%) WAN
9 16 (8.60%) SMTP
9 16 (8.60%) SAN
9 16 (8.60%) IMAP
10 14 (7.53%) LAN
11 9 (4.84%) NAS
12 8 (4.30%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (3.76%) ADSL
13 7 (3.76%) NetScaler
14 5 (2.69%) iSCSI
15 3 (1.61%) Internet
16 2 (1.08%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (17.74%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.15%) Big Data
3 3 (1.61%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (1.61%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.54%) DB2
Development Applications
1 17 (9.14%) Rational Rose
2 1 (0.54%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 27 (14.52%) Finance
2 25 (13.44%) Banking
3 22 (11.83%) Legal
4 20 (10.75%) Law
5 6 (3.23%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.69%) Electronics
7 4 (2.15%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (2.15%) Back Office
8 3 (1.61%) Retail
9 2 (1.08%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.54%) Front Office
10 1 (0.54%) Advertising
10 1 (0.54%) Billing
Job Titles
1 83 (44.62%) Analyst
2 49 (26.34%) Support Analyst
3 34 (18.28%) Support Engineer
4 22 (11.83%) 2nd Line Support
5 20 (10.75%) 3rd Line Support
6 19 (10.22%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 17 (9.14%) Business Analyst
7 17 (9.14%) Systems Support
8 16 (8.60%) Systems Engineer
8 16 (8.60%) Systems Support Engineer
9 15 (8.06%) Service Analyst
10 14 (7.53%) Service Desk Analyst
11 13 (6.99%) IT Support
11 13 (6.99%) Desktop Support
11 13 (6.99%) Developer
12 12 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
13 9 (4.84%) Senior Systems Engineer
13 9 (4.84%) C# Developer
13 9 (4.84%) Senior Support Engineer
14 7 (3.76%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.14%) .NET
2 16 (8.60%) MAPI
3 11 (5.91%) ASP.NET
4 9 (4.84%) HTML
5 5 (2.69%) XSLT
5 5 (2.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 5 (2.69%) Ajax
5 5 (2.69%) LINQ
6 4 (2.15%) HTML5
6 4 (2.15%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (2.15%) WinForms
6 4 (2.15%) WAP
7 1 (0.54%) Qt
7 1 (0.54%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 91 (48.92%) Blackberry
2 27 (14.52%) iPhone
3 18 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.84%) Replication
4 9 (4.84%) Mobile App
5 8 (4.30%) Computer Science
6 7 (3.76%) Clustering
7 4 (2.15%) Statistics
8 2 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.08%) iPad
8 2 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.54%) AS400
9 1 (0.54%) Handset
9 1 (0.54%) IVR
9 1 (0.54%) PKI
9 1 (0.54%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 131 (70.43%) Windows
2 83 (44.62%) Windows XP
3 46 (24.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 46 (24.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 42 (22.58%) Android
5 41 (22.04%) Windows 8
6 40 (21.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 30 (16.13%) Windows Vista
8 27 (14.52%) Windows 7
9 21 (11.29%) Linux
10 14 (7.53%) Mac OS X
11 9 (4.84%) Mac OS
12 6 (3.23%) Windows Mobile
13 5 (2.69%) Apple iOS
14 4 (2.15%) Windows Phone
15 3 (1.61%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (15.59%) ITIL
2 17 (9.14%) UML
2 17 (9.14%) Regression Testing
3 16 (8.60%) Service Delivery
4 9 (4.84%) Android Development
5 8 (4.30%) Time Management
5 8 (4.30%) Configuration Management
6 7 (3.76%) Project Management
7 4 (2.15%) MVC
7 4 (2.15%) Software Engineering
7 4 (2.15%) Web Development
7 4 (2.15%) Incident Management
7 4 (2.15%) iOS Development
7 4 (2.15%) Service Management
7 4 (2.15%) CRM
8 3 (1.61%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (1.61%) Software Architecture
9 2 (1.08%) Problem Management
9 2 (1.08%) CAFM
9 2 (1.08%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (10.22%) SQL
2 16 (8.60%) C#
3 9 (4.84%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.69%) XPath
5 4 (2.15%) Java
6 3 (1.61%) VB
6 3 (1.61%) VB.NET
6 3 (1.61%) VB6
7 1 (0.54%) C++
7 1 (0.54%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.54%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 65 (34.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (17.20%) Degree
3 9 (4.84%) MCSA
3 9 (4.84%) MOS
4 8 (4.30%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (4.30%) MCSE
5 7 (3.76%) CCA
5 7 (3.76%) Citrix Certification
5 7 (3.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (3.23%) MCP
7 5 (2.69%) A+ Certification
8 4 (2.15%) Security Cleared
8 4 (2.15%) PhD
9 2 (1.08%) MCITP
10 1 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (16.67%) SLA
2 3 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 95 (51.08%) Active Directory
2 34 (18.28%) Hyper-V
3 30 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (8.60%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (7.53%) vSphere
6 7 (3.76%) VMware ESX
6 7 (3.76%) XenApp
6 7 (3.76%) XenDesktop
6 7 (3.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.54%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 24 (12.90%) Backup Exec
2 8 (4.30%) SCCM
3 7 (3.76%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (3.76%) SCOM
3 7 (3.76%) SCVMM
4 5 (2.69%) vMotion
4 5 (2.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 120 (64.52%) Microsoft
2 35 (18.82%) VMware
3 28 (15.05%) Apple
4 26 (13.98%) Cisco
5 23 (12.37%) Symantec
6 17 (9.14%) Draytek
7 16 (8.60%) Veeam
8 15 (8.06%) Bloomberg
9 14 (7.53%) Reuters
10 9 (4.84%) Citrix
11 7 (3.76%) Dell
11 7 (3.76%) Websense
11 7 (3.76%) Mitel
12 6 (3.23%) Sun
12 6 (3.23%) HP
13 4 (2.15%) Siemens
13 4 (2.15%) IBM
13 4 (2.15%) Business Objects
14 2 (1.08%) Altiris
15 1 (0.54%) Lotus
Liverpool
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £24000 per annum + Van, tools. fuel card
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £17000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Etech Partners
Salary: Up to £37,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £24000 per annum + Van, tools. fuel card
Posted: 8 days ago
Liverpool
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £24000 per annum + Van, tools. fuel card
Posted: 11 days ago
Glasgow Area
SCC
Salary: From £17,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £24000 per annum + Van, Fuel Card, Tools
Posted: 15 days ago
Bristol
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £24000 per annum + Van, Fuel Card, Tools
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits and training
Posted: 17 days ago
Reading
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £22000 per annum + Van, Fuel Care
Posted: 21 days ago
Essex and Hertfordshire
System Sense
Salary: up to £30k + car + benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Wales
SCC
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago