Period
to 16 October 2019

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 16 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
UK
6 months to
16 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1043 1135 1134
Rank change year-on-year +92 -1 +48
Permanent jobs citing PDA 26 36 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.022% 0.037%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.049% 0.055% 0.092%
Number of salaries quoted 13 22 59
UK median annual salary £38,000 £38,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.30% +4.05% +19.35%
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,325 £23,300
90th Percentile £80,500 £51,875 £50,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,000 £42,500 £26,000
% change year-on-year -10.59% +63.46% -1.89%

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 53,372 65,175 70,783
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.85% 39.57% 40.36%
Number of salaries quoted 40,232 49,941 52,600
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £29,500 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 16 October 2019.

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 16 October 2019. 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 +73 22 £38,000 -1.30% 13
UK excluding London +62 19 £38,000 -10.59% 7
London +87 10 £38,000 +2.70% 6
Midlands +45 10 £30,000 -29.41% 1
East Midlands - 10 £30,000 -
East of England +68 3 £38,000 +60.00%
Scotland - 3 £35,000 -
South East +28 1 £70,000 +105.88% 3
North of England +27 1 - - 2
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 October 2019, 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 18 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 17 (65.38%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (65.38%) Windows
3 16 (61.54%) Active Directory
4 13 (50.00%) ITSM
4 13 (50.00%) Asset Management
4 13 (50.00%) ITIL
4 13 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 13 (50.00%) Windows 10
4 13 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 13 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (46.15%) Remote Desktop
5 12 (46.15%) Office 365
5 12 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (46.15%) WebEx
5 12 (46.15%) iPhone
5 12 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (46.15%) SCCM
5 12 (46.15%) Windows Vista
5 12 (46.15%) Windows 2000
5 12 (46.15%) IBM Notes
5 12 (46.15%) MCP
5 12 (46.15%) CSS
5 12 (46.15%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (46.15%) Lotus
5 12 (46.15%) Acrobat
5 12 (46.15%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (46.15%) Internet
5 12 (46.15%) Blackberry

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 12 (46.15%) IBM Notes
2 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (65.38%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (46.15%) Acrobat
3 12 (46.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (46.15%) Microsoft Project
3 12 (46.15%) MS Visio
4 1 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 12 (46.15%) Office 365
2 2 (7.69%) AWS
2 2 (7.69%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (46.15%) Internet
1 12 (46.15%) Remote Desktop
1 12 (46.15%) VPN
1 12 (46.15%) WebEx
2 3 (11.54%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (7.69%) TETRA
4 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.85%) WAN
4 1 (3.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) DB2
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.85%) Electronics
1 1 (3.85%) Military
1 1 (3.85%) Public Sector
1 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (61.54%) Field Engineer
2 14 (53.85%) Support Engineer
3 12 (46.15%) Field Support Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Applications Support
4 3 (11.54%) Applications Support Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Radio Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Architect
5 2 (7.69%) IT Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.85%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.85%) Database Manager
6 1 (3.85%) IT Support
6 1 (3.85%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Linux Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Support
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (46.15%) CSS
2 2 (7.69%) .NET
2 2 (7.69%) AngularJS
2 2 (7.69%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (7.69%) Node.js
2 2 (7.69%) Web Services
2 2 (7.69%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (3.85%) RSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (46.15%) Blackberry
1 12 (46.15%) iPhone
2 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
3 3 (11.54%) e-Learning
4 2 (7.69%) DataPower
4 2 (7.69%) Driving Licence
4 2 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (3.85%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (65.38%) Windows
2 13 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 13 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 13 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 12 (46.15%) Windows 2000
3 12 (46.15%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (46.15%) Windows Vista
3 12 (46.15%) Windows XP
4 6 (23.08%) Android
5 1 (3.85%) Linux
5 1 (3.85%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Asset Management
1 13 (50.00%) ITIL
1 13 (50.00%) ITSM
1 13 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 12 (46.15%) Change Management
3 3 (11.54%) Service Management
4 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.69%) Data Integration
4 2 (7.69%) Project Management
4 2 (7.69%) Service Design
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Leadership
4 2 (7.69%) Waterfall
5 1 (3.85%) Break/Fix
5 1 (3.85%) Budgeting and Forecasting
5 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.85%) Data Analysis
5 1 (3.85%) Data Management
5 1 (3.85%) Housing Management
5 1 (3.85%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) Java
1 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.85%) C
2 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (46.15%) MCP
2 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (23.08%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 16 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (46.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 12 (46.15%) Adobe
2 12 (46.15%) Lotus
3 3 (11.54%) Virgin Media
4 2 (7.69%) IBM