Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1103 1123 1191
Rank change year-on-year +20 +68 +26
Permanent jobs citing PDA 40 71 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.025% 0.040% 0.025%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.056% 0.089% 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 19 65 41
UK median annual salary £40,000 £37,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.11% - +7.25%
10th Percentile £29,600 £23,700 £25,000
90th Percentile £53,500 £48,900 £45,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £26,000 £28,750
% change year-on-year +63.46% -9.57% -16.67%

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 71,151 79,428 80,226
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.25% 44.35% 42.25%
Number of salaries quoted 55,239 59,933 65,913
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,227
90th Percentile £86,250 £81,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 18 November 2018.

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 18 November 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 +34 39 £40,000 +8.11% 16
UK excluding London +31 30 £42,500 +63.46% 12
London +14 9 £38,500 -3.75% 5
Midlands - 9 £42,500 - 4
South West - 9 - - 2
West Midlands - 9 £42,500 - 1
North of England +31 6 - - 2
North East - 6 - -
South East +25 4 £34,000 +36.00% 1
East of England +31 2 £23,750 -71.21% 2

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 15 (37.50%) SLA
2 13 (32.50%) Windows
2 13 (32.50%) Business Continuity
2 13 (32.50%) Line Management
3 12 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (27.50%) Break/Fix
5 9 (22.50%) SQL
5 9 (22.50%) Microsoft Office
5 9 (22.50%) DV Cleared
5 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
5 9 (22.50%) Logistics
5 9 (22.50%) Retail
5 9 (22.50%) GDPR
5 9 (22.50%) Driving Licence
6 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 7 (17.50%) Active Directory
7 7 (17.50%) VMware
7 7 (17.50%) Office 365
8 6 (15.00%) Data Protection
8 6 (15.00%) UML
8 6 (15.00%) SOA
8 6 (15.00%) EPoS
9 5 (12.50%) MS Exchange
9 5 (12.50%) Firewall
9 5 (12.50%) Device Driver
9 5 (12.50%) Rational Rose
9 5 (12.50%) CSS
9 5 (12.50%) Web Services
9 5 (12.50%) HTML
9 5 (12.50%) Java

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 5 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (22.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Eloqua
1 3 (7.50%) Sage CRM
2 2 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (5.00%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.50%) Office 365
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) Firewall
2 3 (7.50%) DNS
3 2 (5.00%) LAN
3 2 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (5.00%) Wireless
3 2 (5.00%) WLAN
4 1 (2.50%) DHCP
4 1 (2.50%) DMZ
4 1 (2.50%) IMAP
4 1 (2.50%) SMTP
4 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.50%) VLAN
4 1 (2.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) MongoDB
1 5 (12.50%) NoSQL
1 5 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Rational Rose
2 2 (5.00%) Ant
General
1 9 (22.50%) Retail
2 3 (7.50%) Banking
2 3 (7.50%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (47.50%) IT Engineer
2 11 (27.50%) Support Engineer
3 10 (25.00%) Field Engineer
4 9 (22.50%) IT Support
4 9 (22.50%) IT Support Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) Applications Developer
5 5 (12.50%) Developer
6 4 (10.00%) Technical Support
7 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 3 (7.50%) Project Manager
8 2 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
8 2 (5.00%) 1st Line Technical Support
8 2 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Technical Support Engineer
9 1 (2.50%) 3rd Line Support
9 1 (2.50%) Analyst
9 1 (2.50%) Architect
9 1 (2.50%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) AngularJS
1 5 (12.50%) CSS
1 5 (12.50%) HTML
1 5 (12.50%) jQuery
1 5 (12.50%) JSON
1 5 (12.50%) Node.js
1 5 (12.50%) React
1 5 (12.50%) Spring
1 5 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (2.50%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (22.50%) Driving Licence
2 6 (15.00%) EPoS
3 5 (12.50%) Device Driver
4 4 (10.00%) Fat Client
4 4 (10.00%) Thin Client
5 3 (7.50%) iPhone
6 2 (5.00%) Mobile App
6 2 (5.00%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 13 (32.50%) Windows
2 5 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 5 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (7.50%) Windows 10
5 2 (5.00%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.50%) Android
6 1 (2.50%) Linux
6 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.50%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) Business Continuity
1 13 (32.50%) Line Management
2 12 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
3 11 (27.50%) Break/Fix
4 9 (22.50%) Logistics
5 6 (15.00%) Data Protection
5 6 (15.00%) SOA
5 6 (15.00%) UML
6 5 (12.50%) ArchiMate
6 5 (12.50%) BPMN
6 5 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (12.50%) CRM
6 5 (12.50%) OO
6 5 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (7.50%) ITIL
7 3 (7.50%) Project Management
8 2 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (5.00%) Information Security
8 2 (5.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (22.50%) SQL
2 5 (12.50%) Java
2 5 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (22.50%) DV Cleared
1 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) Degree
2 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (37.50%) SLA
2 9 (22.50%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (17.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.50%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) Backup Exec
2 2 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.50%) VMware
3 4 (10.00%) HP
3 4 (10.00%) IBM
3 4 (10.00%) Intel
4 3 (7.50%) Sage
5 2 (5.00%) Citrix
5 2 (5.00%) Mitel
5 2 (5.00%) Symantec
6 1 (2.50%) Apple
6 1 (2.50%) Bloomberg
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco
6 1 (2.50%) Draytek
6 1 (2.50%) Reuters
6 1 (2.50%) Veeam