The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PDA in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited PDA over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
UK / England
Rank 807 846 836
Rank change year-on-year +39 -10  
Permanent jobs citing PDA 20 74 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.025% 0.077% 0.093%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.066% 0.19% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 15 63 75
Median salary £35,000 £26,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +32.07% -11.66%  
UK excluding London median salary £27,000 £26,500 £29,000
% change year-on-year +1.88% -8.62%  

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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 30266 39450 38417
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 38.47% 41.04% 39.01%
Number of salaries quoted 24514 31961 30676
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

PDA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 England

PDA
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for PDA in England

PDA
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing PDA in England over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for PDA in England

PDA
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PDA within the England region over the 3 months to 23 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
London +46 9 £35,000 -5.40% 2
East of England +20 7 £28,000 +19.14%
South East +66 4 - - 1
PDA
UK

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 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 England region with a requirement for PDA.

1 33 (97.06%) MS Office
1 33 (97.06%) Windows
1 33 (97.06%) Active Directory
2 31 (91.18%) MS Excel
2 31 (91.18%) Windows 7
3 29 (85.29%) Microsoft
4 25 (73.53%) Windows 10
5 23 (67.65%) Windows Server
6 21 (61.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (61.76%) Blackberry
7 18 (52.94%) Banking
8 17 (50.00%) iPhone
9 8 (23.53%) Reuters
9 8 (23.53%) Bloomberg
10 5 (14.71%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (14.71%) Cybersecurity
11 4 (11.76%) Patch Management
11 4 (11.76%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (11.76%) Final Cut Pro
11 4 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (11.76%) Office 365
11 4 (11.76%) Mac OS
11 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (11.76%) Problem Management
11 4 (11.76%) Ruby
11 4 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
11 4 (11.76%) Change Management
11 4 (11.76%) BCP
11 4 (11.76%) Management Information System
11 4 (11.76%) Objective-C

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in 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 (5.88%) IBM Domino
1 2 (5.88%) IBM Notes
1 2 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 33 (97.06%) MS Office
2 31 (91.18%) MS Excel
3 4 (11.76%) Final Cut Pro
3 4 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (11.76%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (5.88%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.71%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (11.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.76%) Internet
1 4 (11.76%) Remote Desktop
1 4 (11.76%) VPN
2 2 (5.88%) Firewall
2 2 (5.88%) LAN
2 2 (5.88%) WAN
2 2 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (5.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Rational Rose
General
1 18 (52.94%) Banking
2 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (58.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Analyst
3 3 (8.82%) IT Support
4 2 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Active Directory Support
4 2 (5.88%) Desktop Support
4 2 (5.88%) Exchange Support
4 2 (5.88%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (5.88%) Support Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) 2nd Line Technical Support
5 1 (2.94%) 2nd Line Technical Support Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Business Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) IT Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Technical Support
5 1 (2.94%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (61.76%) Blackberry
2 17 (50.00%) iPhone
3 4 (11.76%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.88%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 33 (97.06%) Windows
2 31 (91.18%) Windows 7
3 25 (73.53%) Windows 10
4 23 (67.65%) Windows Server
5 21 (61.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (11.76%) Mac OS
6 4 (11.76%) Mac OS X
6 4 (11.76%) Windows 2000
6 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (11.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.71%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (11.76%) BCP
2 4 (11.76%) Change Management
2 4 (11.76%) Patch Management
2 4 (11.76%) Problem Management
2 4 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (5.88%) CRM
3 2 (5.88%) Data Protection
3 2 (5.88%) ITIL
3 2 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (5.88%) Line Management
3 2 (5.88%) Service Management
4 1 (2.94%) Functional Testing
4 1 (2.94%) Regression Testing
4 1 (2.94%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.76%) C
1 4 (11.76%) C++
1 4 (11.76%) Objective-C
1 4 (11.76%) Python
1 4 (11.76%) Ruby
2 2 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) MCP
2 1 (2.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (97.06%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 29 (85.29%) Microsoft
2 8 (23.53%) Bloomberg
2 8 (23.53%) Reuters
3 4 (11.76%) Adobe
3 4 (11.76%) Apple
3 4 (11.76%) Quark
4 2 (5.88%) Cisco
4 2 (5.88%) Citrix
4 2 (5.88%) Lotus
4 2 (5.88%) NetApp
4 2 (5.88%) ServiceNow
4 2 (5.88%) Symantec
4 2 (5.88%) VMware
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