Period
to 20 May 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PDA in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited PDA over the 6 months to 20 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
UK
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1100 1102 1165
Rank change year-on-year +2 +63 -47
Permanent jobs citing PDA 77 59 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.045% 0.035% 0.063%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.10% 0.081% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 57 52 136
UK median annual salary £35,000 £27,000 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.63% +1.89% -11.67%
10th Percentile £18,850 £17,500 £19,250
90th Percentile £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £23,500 £27,000 £26,500
% change year-on-year -12.96% +1.89% -8.62%

PDA is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 73,894 72,704 88,070
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.98% 42.62% 43.82%
Number of salaries quoted 57,674 58,692 71,280
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -3.06% +6.52%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +6.25%

PDA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing PDA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for PDA in the UK

PDA
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for PDA in the UK

PDA
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing PDA over the 6 months to 20 May 2018.

Salary histogram for PDA in the UK

PDA
Top 11 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 6 months to 20 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +39 68 £35,000 +7.69% 6
London +15 43 £35,000 - 1
UK excluding London -9 28 £23,500 -12.96% 7
South West +2 14 £22,500 -10.00% 1
South East -4 6 £25,000 -23.08% 2
Midlands - 4 £23,500 - 1
West Midlands - 3 £23,500 - 1
Scotland - 2 £35,000 - 2
East of England -13 1 £55,000 +96.43%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £21,500 -

For the 6 months to 20 May 2018, IT jobs citing PDA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for PDA.

1 50 (64.94%) Windows
1 50 (64.94%) Active Directory
2 38 (49.35%) Problem-Solving
3 36 (46.75%) Microsoft
4 35 (45.45%) Office 365
5 27 (35.06%) SLA
6 25 (32.47%) Microsoft Office
6 25 (32.47%) Windows 7
7 24 (31.17%) Banking
8 22 (28.57%) Windows Server
9 20 (25.97%) Windows 10
9 20 (25.97%) Reuters
9 20 (25.97%) Bloomberg
10 19 (24.68%) Retail
11 16 (20.78%) Line Management
11 16 (20.78%) VMware
12 14 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (16.88%) Driving Licence
13 13 (16.88%) DV Cleared
13 13 (16.88%) Security Cleared
14 11 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
15 8 (10.39%) Hyper-V
15 8 (10.39%) Wireless
16 7 (9.09%) ITIL
16 7 (9.09%) SQL
16 7 (9.09%) DNS
16 7 (9.09%) DHCP
17 6 (7.79%) TCP/IP
17 6 (7.79%) WLAN
17 6 (7.79%) MS Exchange

PDA
Co-occurring 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 6 (7.79%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.19%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.60%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 25 (32.47%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 35 (45.45%) Office 365
2 3 (3.90%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.30%) IaaS
3 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.30%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.30%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.39%) Wireless
2 7 (9.09%) DHCP
2 7 (9.09%) DNS
3 6 (7.79%) LAN
3 6 (7.79%) TCP/IP
3 6 (7.79%) WLAN
4 3 (3.90%) 802.11
4 3 (3.90%) ADSL
4 3 (3.90%) Firewall
4 3 (3.90%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (3.90%) WPA2
5 1 (1.30%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.30%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.30%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.90%) OLTP
1 3 (3.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.30%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Oracle Forms
1 3 (3.90%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (31.17%) Banking
2 19 (24.68%) Retail
3 6 (7.79%) Billing
4 5 (6.49%) French Language
5 3 (3.90%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (2.60%) Finance
7 1 (1.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (46.75%) Support Engineer
2 20 (25.97%) IT Support
3 19 (24.68%) IT Engineer
4 18 (23.38%) IT Support Engineer
5 17 (22.08%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 17 (22.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 16 (20.78%) 2nd Line Support
7 15 (19.48%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (9.09%) Analyst
9 6 (7.79%) Desktop Support
10 5 (6.49%) Field Engineer
11 4 (5.19%) Desktop Engineer
11 4 (5.19%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 4 (5.19%) Developer
11 4 (5.19%) Service Analyst
11 4 (5.19%) Service Desk Analyst
12 3 (3.90%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
12 3 (3.90%) C# Developer
12 3 (3.90%) C# Software Developer
12 3 (3.90%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.90%) .NET
1 3 (3.90%) 802.1X
1 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET
1 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (3.90%) COM
1 3 (3.90%) Software Packaging
1 3 (3.90%) WinForms
2 1 (1.30%) Android SDK
2 1 (1.30%) Dagger
2 1 (1.30%) Retrofit
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.88%) Driving Licence
2 6 (7.79%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.90%) Analytical Mindset
4 3 (3.90%) Life Science
4 3 (3.90%) Mobile Computing
5 2 (2.60%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.30%) iPhone
6 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 50 (64.94%) Windows
2 25 (32.47%) Windows 7
3 22 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 20 (25.97%) Windows 10
5 14 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (7.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (3.90%) Android
7 3 (3.90%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.30%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (49.35%) Problem-Solving
2 16 (20.78%) Line Management
3 7 (9.09%) ITIL
4 6 (7.79%) Due Diligence
4 6 (7.79%) Incident Management
4 6 (7.79%) Service Management
5 5 (6.49%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (6.49%) Break/Fix
6 4 (5.19%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (3.90%) MVC
7 3 (3.90%) Patch Management
7 3 (3.90%) Release Management
7 3 (3.90%) Robotic Control
7 3 (3.90%) Scrum
7 3 (3.90%) Software Deployment
7 3 (3.90%) Software Engineering
7 3 (3.90%) Time Management
7 3 (3.90%) Web Development
7 3 (3.90%) Workflow
8 2 (2.60%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.09%) SQL
2 3 (3.90%) C#
2 3 (3.90%) C++
2 3 (3.90%) Java
2 3 (3.90%) JavaScript
2 3 (3.90%) VB
2 3 (3.90%) VB6
Qualifications
1 13 (16.88%) DV Cleared
1 13 (16.88%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.79%) MCDST
2 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.90%) Degree
4 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.30%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (35.06%) SLA
2 3 (3.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.60%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.30%) GDPR
System Software
1 50 (64.94%) Active Directory
2 11 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (10.39%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.90%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (6.49%) SCCM
2 3 (3.90%) WSUS
3 2 (2.60%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 36 (46.75%) Microsoft
2 20 (25.97%) Bloomberg
2 20 (25.97%) Reuters
3 16 (20.78%) VMware
4 5 (6.49%) Citrix
4 5 (6.49%) Oracle
5 3 (3.90%) Dell
5 3 (3.90%) HP
5 3 (3.90%) IBM
5 3 (3.90%) Ivanti
5 3 (3.90%) Symantec
6 2 (2.60%) Lotus