The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PDA in permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited PDA over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
England / East of England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 238 257 264
Rank change year-on-year +19 +7  
Permanent jobs citing PDA 7 22 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.11% 0.30% 0.092%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.30% 0.69% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 7 18 7
Median salary £28,000 £26,500 £21,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.66% +21.83%  
UK excluding London median salary £27,000 £26,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year +1.88% -11.66%  

PDA is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
East of England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2309 3177 3051
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 37.40% 42.67% 40.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1760 2421 2399
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

PDA
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing PDA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for PDA in the East of England

PDA
Salary Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing PDA in the East of England.

Salary trend for PDA in the East of England

PDA
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PDA within the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 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
Cambridgeshire - 5 £28,000 -
Hertfordshire 0 1 £22,500 -15.09%
Bedfordshire - 1 £22,500 -
PDA
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, 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 across the East of England region with a requirement for PDA.

1 7 (100.00%) MS Office
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 5 (71.43%) iPhone
2 5 (71.43%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (71.43%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (71.43%) Windows 10
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
2 5 (71.43%) Blackberry
3 2 (28.57%) Firewall
3 2 (28.57%) Wireless
3 2 (28.57%) Backup Exec
3 2 (28.57%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (28.57%) CRM
3 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
3 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
3 2 (28.57%) LAN
3 2 (28.57%) WAN
3 2 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (28.57%) Symantec
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server

PDA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
1 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 7 (100.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (28.57%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (71.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
1 2 (28.57%) LAN
1 2 (28.57%) WAN
1 2 (28.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Active Directory Support
2 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Support
2 2 (28.57%) Help Desk Support
2 2 (28.57%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Blackberry
1 5 (71.43%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 5 (71.43%) Windows 10
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (28.57%) CRM
2 2 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Symantec