The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PDA in permanent job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited PDA over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
England / London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 596 623 621
Rank change year-on-year +27 -2  
Permanent jobs citing PDA 16 13 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.044% 0.033% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.093% 0.071% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 14 12 43
Median salary £36,500 £40,250 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.31% +34.16%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,200 £25,700 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £37,800
UK excluding London median salary £26,000 £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 London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
London
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 17136 18245 20723
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 47.19% 46.23% 46.29%
Number of salaries quoted 13017 15483 16967
Median salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.34%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

PDA
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

PDA
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for PDA in London

PDA
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing PDA in London over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for PDA in London

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 London region with a requirement for PDA.

1 23 (92.00%) Windows
2 22 (88.00%) Microsoft
3 19 (76.00%) Active Directory
4 18 (72.00%) Microsoft Office
4 18 (72.00%) Windows 7
4 18 (72.00%) Windows 10
5 17 (68.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (68.00%) Windows Server
6 15 (60.00%) Banking
7 9 (36.00%) Blackberry
8 8 (32.00%) Reuters
8 8 (32.00%) Bloomberg
8 8 (32.00%) iPhone
9 4 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (16.00%) Scrum
9 4 (16.00%) WinForms
9 4 (16.00%) Unit Testing
9 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (16.00%) VB6
9 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
9 4 (16.00%) Wireless
9 4 (16.00%) MVC
9 4 (16.00%) OLTP
9 4 (16.00%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET
9 4 (16.00%) COM
9 4 (16.00%) C#
9 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
9 4 (16.00%) PL/SQL
9 4 (16.00%) SQL

PDA
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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:

Applications
1 18 (72.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) Wireless
2 1 (4.00%) NAS
2 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.00%) VPN
2 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) OLTP
2 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle Forms
1 4 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.00%) Rational Rose
General
1 15 (60.00%) Banking
2 3 (12.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (8.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (68.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 6 (24.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Support Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 5 (20.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Software Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Desktop Support
6 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.00%) C# Software Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Developer
6 1 (4.00%) IT Manager
6 1 (4.00%) IT Support
6 1 (4.00%) IT Support Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) .NET
1 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 4 (16.00%) COM
1 4 (16.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Blackberry
2 8 (32.00%) iPhone
3 1 (4.00%) CCTV
3 1 (4.00%) iPad
3 1 (4.00%) Life Science
3 1 (4.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 23 (92.00%) Windows
2 18 (72.00%) Windows 10
2 18 (72.00%) Windows 7
3 17 (68.00%) Windows Server
3 17 (68.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.00%) MVC
1 4 (16.00%) Scrum
1 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (16.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (4.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (4.00%) ITIL
2 1 (4.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (4.00%) OO
2 1 (4.00%) OOP
2 1 (4.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (4.00%) Time Management
2 1 (4.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) C#
1 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (16.00%) PL/SQL
1 4 (16.00%) SQL
1 4 (16.00%) VB
1 4 (16.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Degree
System Software
1 19 (76.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 22 (88.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (32.00%) Bloomberg
2 8 (32.00%) Reuters
3 4 (16.00%) Oracle
4 1 (4.00%) Apple
4 1 (4.00%) Samsung