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 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 804 788 805
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +17
Permanent jobs citing PDA 110 133 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.11% 0.081%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.26% 0.28% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 84 119 68
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,125 £23,500 £23,400
10% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £41,750 £40,300
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £35,000 £30,500
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +14.75%

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
42704 47587 42823
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 38.48% 39.82% 38.69%
Number of salaries quoted 33700 37640 34723
Average salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.06% +4.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £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 28 April 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 28 April 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
(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 +6 106 £30,000 -14.28% 13
London +49 64 £35,000 -2.09% 6
South East -16 22 £30,000 -14.28% 1
Hampshire -15 9 £35,000 -
South West -19 8 £26,500 +12.76% 2
Kent - 8 £30,000 - 1
Stansted - 8 £30,000 -
East Midlands - 6 £30,000 -
Havant -2 5 £35,000 -
Reading -5 5 £30,000 +1.69%
Berkshire -7 5 £29,500 -34.44%
Cheltenham - 5 - -
Gloucestershire - 5 - -
Wales - 4 - - 1
South Wales - 4 - -
Basingstoke +24 3 £26,000 +30.00%
East of England +19 3 £21,750 -9.37% 1
North West +15 3 £33,000 -12.00% 2
Lancashire - 3 £33,000 -
Derby - 3 £30,000 -
Derbyshire - 3 £30,000 -
Hertfordshire -6 2 £21,750 -9.37% 1
Potters Bar - 2 £21,750 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £29,000 -
City of London +32 1 £20,500 -51.76% 3
Surrey +12 1 £28,750 -8.00%
Wiltshire 0 1 £26,500 +12.76%
Dorset -24 1 £21,000 +16.66%
Southampton - 1 £28,000 -
Ipswich - 1 £27,000 -

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 139 (69.15%) Windows
2 119 (59.20%) Microsoft
3 118 (58.71%) MS Office
4 105 (52.24%) Active Directory
5 100 (49.75%) MS Excel
6 92 (45.77%) Blackberry
7 83 (41.29%) Windows XP
7 83 (41.29%) MS Exchange
8 62 (30.85%) Exchange Server 2010
9 59 (29.35%) Microsoft Certification
10 56 (27.86%) MS PowerPoint
11 47 (23.38%) Android
12 44 (21.89%) Exchange Server 2007
13 43 (21.39%) Windows Server 2003
14 42 (20.90%) ITIL
15 41 (20.40%) Windows Server 2008
16 39 (19.40%) Wireless
17 36 (17.91%) VMware
18 35 (17.41%) Windows 8
19 34 (16.92%) Hyper-V
19 34 (16.92%) DHCP
20 33 (16.42%) TCP/IP
20 33 (16.42%) VPN
20 33 (16.42%) SQL Server
21 32 (15.92%) Windows Server 2012
22 31 (15.42%) VMware Infrastructure
22 31 (15.42%) Exchange Server 2003
23 30 (14.93%) Degree
23 30 (14.93%) Windows 7
24 28 (13.93%) Cisco

PDA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 83 (41.29%) MS Exchange
2 62 (30.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 44 (21.89%) Exchange Server 2007
4 31 (15.42%) Exchange Server 2003
5 18 (8.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 8 (3.98%) IIS
6 8 (3.98%) Apache
7 7 (3.48%) Lync
8 5 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (1.99%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.50%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 118 (58.71%) MS Office
2 100 (49.75%) MS Excel
3 56 (27.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.50%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.50%) MS Project
4 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.50%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.49%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.50%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 20 (9.95%) Office 365
2 5 (2.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 39 (19.40%) Wireless
2 34 (16.92%) DHCP
3 33 (16.42%) TCP/IP
3 33 (16.42%) VPN
4 28 (13.93%) VLAN
5 27 (13.43%) Firewall
6 26 (12.94%) DNS
7 21 (10.45%) WAN
7 21 (10.45%) DMZ
8 20 (9.95%) LAN
9 16 (7.96%) SAN
9 16 (7.96%) SMTP
9 16 (7.96%) IMAP
10 10 (4.98%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (3.98%) ADSL
11 8 (3.98%) NAS
12 7 (3.48%) NetScaler
13 5 (2.49%) iSCSI
14 2 (1.00%) PBX
14 2 (1.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (16.42%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.99%) Big Data
3 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.49%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 16 (7.96%) Rational Rose
2 1 (0.50%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 23 (11.44%) Banking
2 22 (10.95%) Finance
3 19 (9.45%) Law
3 19 (9.45%) Legal
4 6 (2.99%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.49%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (2.49%) Electronics
6 4 (1.99%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.49%) Retail
8 2 (1.00%) Billing
9 1 (0.50%) Front Office
9 1 (0.50%) Back Office
9 1 (0.50%) Advertising
9 1 (0.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 90 (44.78%) Analyst
2 52 (25.87%) Support Analyst
3 34 (16.92%) Support Engineer
4 30 (14.93%) 2nd Line Support
5 21 (10.45%) Service Analyst
6 20 (9.95%) 3rd Line Support
7 19 (9.45%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 19 (9.45%) Service Desk Analyst
7 19 (9.45%) Desktop Support
8 18 (8.96%) Systems Support
9 17 (8.46%) Business Analyst
10 16 (7.96%) Systems Engineer
10 16 (7.96%) Systems Support Engineer
11 13 (6.47%) Developer
12 11 (5.47%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 11 (5.47%) IT Support
13 9 (4.48%) C# Developer
14 8 (3.98%) Senior Systems Engineer
14 8 (3.98%) Senior Support Engineer
15 7 (3.48%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.96%) .NET
2 16 (7.96%) MAPI
3 12 (5.97%) ASP.NET
4 9 (4.48%) HTML
5 6 (2.99%) WAP
6 5 (2.49%) LINQ
6 5 (2.49%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (2.49%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 5 (2.49%) XSLT
6 5 (2.49%) WinForms
6 5 (2.49%) Ajax
7 4 (1.99%) HTML5
8 2 (1.00%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.50%) Flash
9 1 (0.50%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 92 (45.77%) Blackberry
2 25 (12.44%) iPhone
3 16 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.98%) Mobile App
5 8 (3.98%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.98%) Replication
6 7 (3.48%) Clustering
7 4 (1.99%) Statistics
8 3 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.00%) IVR
9 2 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.50%) PKI
10 1 (0.50%) Derivative
10 1 (0.50%) AS400
10 1 (0.50%) Handset
10 1 (0.50%) Mobile Games
10 1 (0.50%) Graphic Design
10 1 (0.50%) Animation
10 1 (0.50%) User Experience
10 1 (0.50%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 139 (69.15%) Windows
2 83 (41.29%) Windows XP
3 47 (23.38%) Android
4 43 (21.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 41 (20.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 35 (17.41%) Windows 8
7 32 (15.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 30 (14.93%) Windows 7
9 26 (12.94%) Windows Vista
10 21 (10.45%) Linux
11 9 (4.48%) Mac OS X
12 8 (3.98%) Mac OS
13 5 (2.49%) Apple iOS
13 5 (2.49%) Windows Phone
13 5 (2.49%) Windows Mobile
14 4 (1.99%) Windows 2000
15 2 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (20.90%) ITIL
2 21 (10.45%) Service Delivery
3 16 (7.96%) UML
3 16 (7.96%) Regression Testing
4 9 (4.48%) Android Development
5 8 (3.98%) Time Management
5 8 (3.98%) Service Management
5 8 (3.98%) Configuration Management
6 6 (2.99%) Line Management
7 5 (2.49%) Project Management
7 5 (2.49%) MVC
7 5 (2.49%) CRM
7 5 (2.49%) Software Engineering
7 5 (2.49%) Incident Management
8 4 (1.99%) Web Development
8 4 (1.99%) iOS Development
8 4 (1.99%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (1.49%) Software Architecture
9 3 (1.49%) Document Management
10 2 (1.00%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 21 (10.45%) SQL
2 17 (8.46%) C#
3 10 (4.98%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.49%) XPath
5 4 (1.99%) Java
6 3 (1.49%) VB6
6 3 (1.49%) VB
6 3 (1.49%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.50%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.50%) C++
7 1 (0.50%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 59 (29.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (14.93%) Degree
3 13 (6.47%) MCP
4 12 (5.97%) ITIL Certification
5 11 (5.47%) MCSE
6 8 (3.98%) MCSA
7 7 (3.48%) CCA
7 7 (3.48%) Citrix Certification
7 7 (3.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (2.49%) A+ Certification
8 5 (2.49%) PhD
9 4 (1.99%) MCITP
9 4 (1.99%) MOS
10 3 (1.49%) Security Cleared
11 2 (1.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (1.00%) CCNP
11 2 (1.00%) CCNA
11 2 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (12.94%) SLA
2 3 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 105 (52.24%) Active Directory
2 34 (16.92%) Hyper-V
3 31 (15.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (7.46%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (6.47%) vSphere
6 7 (3.48%) XenApp
6 7 (3.48%) XenDesktop
6 7 (3.48%) VMware ESX
6 7 (3.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.50%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 24 (11.94%) Backup Exec
2 8 (3.98%) SCCM
3 7 (3.48%) SCOM
3 7 (3.48%) SCVMM
3 7 (3.48%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (2.99%) WSUS
5 5 (2.49%) vMotion
6 1 (0.50%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.50%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 119 (59.20%) Microsoft
2 36 (17.91%) VMware
3 28 (13.93%) Cisco
4 23 (11.44%) Symantec
5 22 (10.95%) Apple
6 16 (7.96%) Draytek
7 15 (7.46%) Veeam
8 14 (6.97%) Bloomberg
9 12 (5.97%) Reuters
9 12 (5.97%) Citrix
10 8 (3.98%) Dell
11 7 (3.48%) HP
11 7 (3.48%) Websense
12 6 (2.99%) Mitel
12 6 (2.99%) Altiris
13 5 (2.49%) Siemens
14 4 (1.99%) IBM
14 4 (1.99%) Business Objects
14 4 (1.99%) Sun
15 1 (0.50%) Oracle
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