Period
to 22 August 2017

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 22 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
UK
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1126 1156 1152
Rank change year-on-year +30 -4 -51
Permanent jobs citing PDA 61 84 162
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.043% 0.074%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.081% 0.10% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 55 90 125
UK median annual salary £36,000 £26,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.85% -11.67% -14.29%
10th Percentile £22,900 £20,825 £19,600
90th Percentile £50,000 £45,000 £38,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £26,000 £26,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year -1.89% -11.67% -3.23%

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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 75473 82073 89905
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.87% 41.65% 41.22%
Number of salaries quoted 57350 67133 71645
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 22 August 2017.

Salary histogram for PDA in the UK

PDA
Top 10 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 22 August 2017. 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 +45 54 £37,000 +39.62%
London +36 37 £37,000 -
UK excluding London +26 23 £26,000 -1.89%
South East +82 8 £32,500 -1.52%
Scotland +13 5 £26,000 -15.83%
East of England -18 4 £82,500 +211.32%
South West -1 3 £25,000 -37.50%
North of England -21 2 £20,500 -18.00%
North West -27 2 £20,500 -10.87%
Wales +8 1 £30,000 +3.45%

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 with a requirement for PDA.

1 41 (67.21%) Windows
1 41 (67.21%) Microsoft
2 27 (44.26%) Active Directory
2 27 (44.26%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (36.07%) Windows 7
4 21 (34.43%) Windows 10
5 16 (26.23%) Oracle
6 15 (24.59%) SQL
6 15 (24.59%) Windows Server
7 14 (22.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (22.95%) Wireless
8 13 (21.31%) MVC
8 13 (21.31%) WinForms
8 13 (21.31%) .NET
8 13 (21.31%) C#
8 13 (21.31%) JavaScript
8 13 (21.31%) ASP.NET
8 13 (21.31%) Oracle Forms
8 13 (21.31%) OLTP
8 13 (21.31%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (21.31%) ASP.NET MVC
9 12 (19.67%) COM
9 12 (19.67%) SQL Server
9 12 (19.67%) VB
9 12 (19.67%) VB6
9 12 (19.67%) Software Engineering
10 11 (18.03%) Banking
10 11 (18.03%) Scrum
11 10 (16.39%) Unit Testing
11 10 (16.39%) PL/SQL

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 3 (4.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (3.28%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.64%) IIS
Applications
1 27 (44.26%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.84%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.56%) Office 365
3 3 (4.92%) Amazon EMR
3 3 (4.92%) Amazon S3
3 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.95%) Wireless
2 3 (4.92%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.28%) DHCP
3 2 (3.28%) DNS
3 2 (3.28%) PBX
3 2 (3.28%) VoIP
3 2 (3.28%) VPN
4 1 (1.64%) DMZ
4 1 (1.64%) Firewall
4 1 (1.64%) IMAP
4 1 (1.64%) LAN
4 1 (1.64%) NAS
4 1 (1.64%) SMTP
4 1 (1.64%) VLAN
4 1 (1.64%) WAN
4 1 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (21.31%) OLTP
2 12 (19.67%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.92%) Amazon Redshift
3 3 (4.92%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.92%) SQLBase
4 2 (3.28%) Looker
4 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (21.31%) Oracle Forms
1 13 (21.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.28%) Rational Rose
General
1 11 (18.03%) Banking
2 10 (16.39%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (8.20%) Finance
4 4 (6.56%) Law
4 4 (6.56%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.92%) Billing
5 3 (4.92%) Retail
6 1 (1.64%) Electronics
6 1 (1.64%) French Language
6 1 (1.64%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.64%) Military
Job Titles
1 20 (32.79%) Support Engineer
2 17 (27.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 11 (18.03%) 3rd Line Support
3 11 (18.03%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 10 (16.39%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 10 (16.39%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
4 10 (16.39%) Analyst
5 9 (14.75%) IT Support
6 8 (13.11%) Developer
6 8 (13.11%) IT Engineer
6 8 (13.11%) IT Support Engineer
7 7 (11.48%) C# Developer
8 6 (9.84%) C# Software Developer
9 5 (8.20%) Software Engineer
10 4 (6.56%) Software Developer
10 4 (6.56%) Support Analyst
11 3 (4.92%) Architect
11 3 (4.92%) Desktop Support
11 3 (4.92%) Help Desk Analyst
11 3 (4.92%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (21.31%) .NET
1 13 (21.31%) ASP.NET
1 13 (21.31%) ASP.NET MVC
1 13 (21.31%) WinForms
2 12 (19.67%) COM
3 1 (1.64%) CSS
3 1 (1.64%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.75%) Blackberry
2 6 (9.84%) iPhone
2 6 (9.84%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (8.20%) iPad
4 4 (6.56%) Life Science
5 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.92%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.28%) Algorithms
6 2 (3.28%) IVR
7 1 (1.64%) CCTV
7 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.64%) e-Learning
7 1 (1.64%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.64%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 41 (67.21%) Windows
2 22 (36.07%) Windows 7
3 21 (34.43%) Windows 10
4 15 (24.59%) Windows Server
5 14 (22.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.92%) Windows XP
7 2 (3.28%) Android
8 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.64%) Linux
8 1 (1.64%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.64%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.64%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (21.31%) MVC
2 12 (19.67%) Software Engineering
3 11 (18.03%) Scrum
4 10 (16.39%) Unit Testing
5 5 (8.20%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (6.56%) ITIL
7 3 (4.92%) Analytics
7 3 (4.92%) ArchiMate
7 3 (4.92%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (4.92%) CRM
7 3 (4.92%) Data Integration
7 3 (4.92%) ERP
7 3 (4.92%) ETL
7 3 (4.92%) Microservices
7 3 (4.92%) OO
7 3 (4.92%) OOP
7 3 (4.92%) SOA
7 3 (4.92%) TOGAF
7 3 (4.92%) Web Development
7 3 (4.92%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (24.59%) SQL
2 13 (21.31%) C#
2 13 (21.31%) JavaScript
3 12 (19.67%) VB
3 12 (19.67%) VB6
4 10 (16.39%) PL/SQL
5 3 (4.92%) C++
5 3 (4.92%) Java
6 1 (1.64%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (13.11%) Degree
2 3 (4.92%) A+ Certification
3 2 (3.28%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.64%) MCDST
4 1 (1.64%) MCP
4 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.64%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.84%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) Def Stans
System Software
1 27 (44.26%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) SCCM
2 1 (1.64%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 41 (67.21%) Microsoft
2 16 (26.23%) Oracle
3 10 (16.39%) Bloomberg
3 10 (16.39%) Reuters
4 3 (4.92%) Altiris
4 3 (4.92%) Apple
4 3 (4.92%) Google
4 3 (4.92%) SAP
4 3 (4.92%) VMware
5 2 (3.28%) Orchard
5 2 (3.28%) Tableau
6 1 (1.64%) Cisco
6 1 (1.64%) Draytek
6 1 (1.64%) Samsung