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 3 months to 28 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
UK
3 months to
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 841 867 868
Rank change year-on-year +26 +1  
Permanent jobs citing PDA 17 51 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.051% 0.098%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.048% 0.12% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 14 44 82
Median salary £31,000 £26,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.98% -11.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,100 £20,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £41,500 £37,000
UK excluding London median salary £25,000 £26,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year -5.66% -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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 35288 41896 44191
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.51% 42.02% 40.88%
Number of salaries quoted 28128 34157 35030
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £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

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 28 May 2017.

Salary histogram for PDA in the UK

PDA
Top 17 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 3 months to 28 May 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
England +38 16 £32,000 +20.75% 2
London +42 7 £36,000 -10.00% 2
South East - 4 £32,500 -
South West 0 3 £25,000 -37.50%
Bristol -5 3 £25,000 -28.57%
North West -37 2 £20,500 -10.86%
Guildford - 2 £32,500 -
Cheshire - 2 £20,500 -
Warrington - 2 £20,500 -
Surrey - 2 £32,500 -
South Wales +18 1 £30,000 +3.44%
Cardiff +6 1 £30,000 +3.44%
Wales +4 1 £30,000 +3.44%
Farnborough - 1 - -
Dartford - 1 £22,500 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £22,500 -

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 42 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 38 (63.33%) Microsoft
3 33 (55.00%) Windows
4 32 (53.33%) Microsoft Office
5 29 (48.33%) Windows 7
6 25 (41.67%) Blackberry
7 22 (36.67%) Windows Server
8 21 (35.00%) Windows 10
9 19 (31.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (30.00%) iPhone
10 18 (30.00%) SLA
11 13 (21.67%) Banking
12 11 (18.33%) Security Cleared
12 11 (18.33%) MS Exchange
13 10 (16.67%) TCP/IP
14 9 (15.00%) DHCP
14 9 (15.00%) DNS
14 9 (15.00%) Billing
15 8 (13.33%) Incident Management
15 8 (13.33%) MCDST
15 8 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
15 8 (13.33%) Data Centre
15 8 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
16 6 (10.00%) VPN
16 6 (10.00%) Apple
17 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
17 5 (8.33%) Reuters
17 5 (8.33%) Bloomberg
17 5 (8.33%) Mac OS X
17 5 (8.33%) Windows XP

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 11 (18.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.33%) IBM Domino
2 2 (3.33%) IBM Notes
2 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 32 (53.33%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (6.67%) Final Cut Pro
3 4 (6.67%) QuarkXPress
4 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.33%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 9 (15.00%) DHCP
2 9 (15.00%) DNS
3 6 (10.00%) VPN
4 4 (6.67%) Internet
4 4 (6.67%) Remote Desktop
4 4 (6.67%) Wireless
5 3 (5.00%) Firewall
5 3 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (3.33%) LAN
6 2 (3.33%) PBX
6 2 (3.33%) WAN
7 1 (1.67%) DMZ
7 1 (1.67%) IMAP
7 1 (1.67%) NAS
7 1 (1.67%) SMTP
7 1 (1.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.67%) OLTP
2 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (1.67%) Rational Rose
1 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (21.67%) Banking
2 9 (15.00%) Billing
3 3 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.67%) Electronics
4 1 (1.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 23 (38.33%) Support Engineer
2 19 (31.67%) IT Support
3 15 (25.00%) IT Engineer
3 15 (25.00%) IT Support Engineer
4 14 (23.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 12 (20.00%) Break Fix Engineer
6 11 (18.33%) Analyst
7 8 (13.33%) Help Desk Analyst
8 6 (10.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 6 (10.00%) Desktop Support
8 6 (10.00%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
9 3 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) IT Analyst
10 2 (3.33%) 1st Line Support
10 2 (3.33%) 1st Line Support Engineer
10 2 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 2 (3.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
10 2 (3.33%) Deskside Support
10 2 (3.33%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.67%) CSS
2 1 (1.67%) .NET
2 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.67%) COM
2 1 (1.67%) MAPI
2 1 (1.67%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 25 (41.67%) Blackberry
2 18 (30.00%) iPhone
3 8 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (13.33%) Data Centre
4 4 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 4 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (5.00%) iPad
5 3 (5.00%) Smartphone
6 2 (3.33%) IVR
7 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 33 (55.00%) Windows
2 29 (48.33%) Windows 7
3 22 (36.67%) Windows Server
4 21 (35.00%) Windows 10
5 19 (31.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (8.33%) Mac OS X
6 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (8.33%) Windows XP
7 4 (6.67%) Mac OS
7 4 (6.67%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.67%) Android
8 1 (1.67%) Linux
8 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (13.33%) Incident Management
2 5 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (6.67%) BCP
3 4 (6.67%) Change Management
3 4 (6.67%) Line Management
3 4 (6.67%) Patch Management
3 4 (6.67%) Problem Management
3 4 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (5.00%) ITIL
4 3 (5.00%) Proactive Monitoring
5 2 (3.33%) CRM
5 2 (3.33%) Data Protection
5 2 (3.33%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (3.33%) Service Management
6 1 (1.67%) MVC
6 1 (1.67%) Regression Testing
6 1 (1.67%) Requirements Management
6 1 (1.67%) Scrum
6 1 (1.67%) Software Engineering
6 1 (1.67%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.67%) C
1 4 (6.67%) C++
1 4 (6.67%) Objective-C
1 4 (6.67%) Python
1 4 (6.67%) Ruby
2 3 (5.00%) SQL
3 1 (1.67%) C#
3 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.67%) VB
3 1 (1.67%) VB6
Qualifications
1 11 (18.33%) Security Cleared
2 8 (13.33%) MCDST
2 8 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (8.33%) Degree
4 4 (6.67%) MCP
5 2 (3.33%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (30.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.67%) Def Stans
System Software
1 42 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (5.00%) Backup Exec
2 2 (3.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 38 (63.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.00%) Apple
3 5 (8.33%) Bloomberg
3 5 (8.33%) Reuters
4 4 (6.67%) Adobe
4 4 (6.67%) Quark
5 3 (5.00%) Cisco
5 3 (5.00%) VMware
6 2 (3.33%) Altiris
6 2 (3.33%) Citrix
6 2 (3.33%) Lotus
6 2 (3.33%) NetApp
6 2 (3.33%) ServiceNow
6 2 (3.33%) Symantec
7 1 (1.67%) Draytek
7 1 (1.67%) Oracle
7 1 (1.67%) Samsung
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