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

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 901 921 856
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -65
Permanent jobs citing PDA 26 63 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.057% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.064% 0.14% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 25 50 100
Median salary £33,000 £28,250 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.81% -16.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,050 £20,500 £23,700
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £37,000 £40,750
UK excluding London median salary £26,500 £29,000 £29,500
% change year-on-year
-8.62% -1.69%

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
40540 45734 47250
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 41.37% 41.54% 40.56%
Number of salaries quoted 33056 36286 37378
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 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £79,000 £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 July 2016 within the UK.

PDA Salary Histogram in the UK

PDA
Top 14 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 July 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 -7 25 £33,500 +15.51% 6
London +8 15 £37,750 +39.81% 2
East of England - 4 £26,500 - 1
Yorkshire +28 3 £25,000 -13.79%
West Yorkshire +26 3 £25,000 -13.79%
Ossett - 3 £25,000 -
Essex - 3 £26,500 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £26,500 -
Surrey +26 2 £33,000 +20.00% 2
South East +9 2 £33,000 +20.00% 2
Bristol +25 1 £35,000 -6.66%
South West +15 1 £35,000 -6.66%
Cambridge - 1 £40,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £40,000 -

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 82 (82.00%) Windows
2 81 (81.00%) MS Office
3 79 (79.00%) Microsoft
4 64 (64.00%) Active Directory
5 62 (62.00%) MS Excel
6 61 (61.00%) Blackberry
7 58 (58.00%) Windows XP
8 46 (46.00%) Windows 7
9 44 (44.00%) Windows Server
10 38 (38.00%) Windows 8
10 38 (38.00%) iPhone
11 36 (36.00%) VLAN
11 36 (36.00%) SQL Server
12 35 (35.00%) Wireless
12 35 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 35 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 35 (35.00%) Windows 10
13 34 (34.00%) Exchange Server 2010
13 34 (34.00%) MS Exchange
14 33 (33.00%) DHCP
14 33 (33.00%) Apple
14 33 (33.00%) DNS
15 32 (32.00%) Windows Server 2003
15 32 (32.00%) Windows Vista
16 31 (31.00%) Exchange Server 2003
16 31 (31.00%) Exchange Server 2007
16 31 (31.00%) Draytek
16 31 (31.00%) Cisco
16 31 (31.00%) TCP/IP
16 31 (31.00%) VPN

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 34 (34.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 34 (34.00%) MS Exchange
2 31 (31.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 31 (31.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 29 (29.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 29 (29.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (8.00%) IBM Notes
5 3 (3.00%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 81 (81.00%) MS Office
2 62 (62.00%) MS Excel
3 9 (9.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.00%) Adobe Captivate
4 2 (2.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.00%) assyst
2 2 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.00%) Office 365
2 2 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 36 (36.00%) VLAN
2 35 (35.00%) Wireless
3 33 (33.00%) DHCP
3 33 (33.00%) DNS
4 31 (31.00%) TCP/IP
4 31 (31.00%) VPN
5 29 (29.00%) DMZ
5 29 (29.00%) Firewall
5 29 (29.00%) IMAP
5 29 (29.00%) SMTP
6 21 (21.00%) NAS
6 21 (21.00%) SAN
7 9 (9.00%) LAN
8 8 (8.00%) Remote Desktop
9 6 (6.00%) 3G
10 3 (3.00%) Internet
11 2 (2.00%) DSL
12 1 (1.00%) PBX
12 1 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (36.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.00%) MySQL
3 2 (2.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.00%) JIRA
General
1 16 (16.00%) Banking
2 12 (12.00%) Finance
3 11 (11.00%) Legal
4 8 (8.00%) Law
5 5 (5.00%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.00%) Back Office
6 2 (2.00%) Billing
6 2 (2.00%) Electronics
6 2 (2.00%) Front Office
6 2 (2.00%) Korean Language
6 2 (2.00%) Military
6 2 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (35.00%) Support Engineer
2 26 (26.00%) IT Support
3 24 (24.00%) IT Engineer
3 24 (24.00%) IT Support Engineer
4 22 (22.00%) Senior Support Engineer
5 21 (21.00%) Systems Engineer
5 21 (21.00%) Systems Support
5 21 (21.00%) Systems Support Engineer
6 19 (19.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 17 (17.00%) Analyst
8 16 (16.00%) Senior IT Engineer
8 16 (16.00%) Senior IT Support
9 13 (13.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
10 8 (8.00%) IT Trainer
10 8 (8.00%) Legal IT Trainer
10 8 (8.00%) Trainer
11 7 (7.00%) Customer Engineer
11 7 (7.00%) Customer Service Engineer
12 6 (6.00%) ICT Analyst
13 4 (4.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (29.00%) MAPI
2 2 (2.00%) CSS
2 2 (2.00%) HTML
2 2 (2.00%) HTML5
2 2 (2.00%) REST
2 2 (2.00%) Sass
3 1 (1.00%) COM
3 1 (1.00%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 61 (61.00%) Blackberry
2 38 (38.00%) iPhone
3 30 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (21.00%) Replication
5 10 (10.00%) e-Learning
6 7 (7.00%) Driving Licence
7 6 (6.00%) Virtual Team
8 3 (3.00%) Client/Server
8 3 (3.00%) Computer Science
9 2 (2.00%) Blog
9 2 (2.00%) CCTV
9 2 (2.00%) Data Centre
9 2 (2.00%) Management Information System
10 1 (1.00%) IVR
10 1 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 82 (82.00%) Windows
2 58 (58.00%) Windows XP
3 46 (46.00%) Windows 7
4 44 (44.00%) Windows Server
5 38 (38.00%) Windows 8
6 35 (35.00%) Windows 10
6 35 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 35 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 32 (32.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 32 (32.00%) Windows Vista
8 31 (31.00%) Linux
9 30 (30.00%) Android
10 4 (4.00%) Mac OS X
11 2 (2.00%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (1.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (6.00%) Asset Management
1 6 (6.00%) Document Management
1 6 (6.00%) ITIL
1 6 (6.00%) Patch Management
2 3 (3.00%) Migration
2 3 (3.00%) Project Management
3 2 (2.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (2.00%) BDD
3 2 (2.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (2.00%) CRM
3 2 (2.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (2.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (2.00%) Line Management
3 2 (2.00%) Open Source
3 2 (2.00%) Scrum
3 2 (2.00%) Software Architecture
3 2 (2.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (2.00%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (2.00%) User Stories
3 2 (2.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.00%) Java
2 3 (3.00%) SQL
3 2 (2.00%) C#
3 2 (2.00%) PHP
4 1 (1.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (11.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (7.00%) MCSA
3 5 (5.00%) MCP
3 5 (5.00%) MCSE
4 4 (4.00%) Degree
4 4 (4.00%) MOS
5 2 (2.00%) A+ Certification
5 2 (2.00%) MCITP
6 1 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (13.00%) SLA
System Software
1 64 (64.00%) Active Directory
2 29 (29.00%) Hyper-V
3 21 (21.00%) NFS
4 11 (11.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (7.00%) Firmware
7 2 (2.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 31 (31.00%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 79 (79.00%) Microsoft
2 33 (33.00%) Apple
3 31 (31.00%) Cisco
3 31 (31.00%) Draytek
4 21 (21.00%) Veeam
5 19 (19.00%) Citrix
6 16 (16.00%) Bloomberg
6 16 (16.00%) Reuters
7 13 (13.00%) VMware
8 11 (11.00%) iManage
9 8 (8.00%) Lotus
10 6 (6.00%) Intel
10 6 (6.00%) Interwoven
11 5 (5.00%) Dell
11 5 (5.00%) HP
12 3 (3.00%) ServiceNow
13 2 (2.00%) LANDesk
13 2 (2.00%) MobileIron
13 2 (2.00%) NETGEAR
13 2 (2.00%) ZyXEL
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