Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1103 1120 1178
Rank change year-on-year +17 +58 -43
Permanent jobs citing PDA 81 59 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.046% 0.034% 0.060%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.11% 0.084% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 66 53 115
UK median annual salary £35,000 £27,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.63% -20.59% +17.24%
10th Percentile £25,000 £17,500 £20,850
90th Percentile £46,250 £37,000 £41,200
UK excluding London median annual salary £25,000 £27,000 £27,500
% change year-on-year -7.41% -1.82% -5.17%

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 73,212 70,488 89,229
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.70% 40.64% 42.32%
Number of salaries quoted 57,506 57,616 71,689
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +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 19 February 2018.

Salary histogram for PDA in the UK

PDA
Top 9 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 19 February 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 79 £35,000 - 14
London +18 51 £39,000 +11.43% 3
UK excluding London +14 30 £25,000 -7.41% 15
South East +26 15 £25,000 - 5
South West +5 9 - - 1
Midlands +13 3 £23,500 +17.50% 3
West Midlands +1 3 £23,500 +17.50% 3
Scotland - 2 £35,000 - 2
East of England -3 1 £55,000 +96.43% 1

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 59 (72.84%) Windows
2 54 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 47 (58.02%) Microsoft
4 38 (46.91%) Office 365
5 28 (34.57%) Microsoft Office
6 27 (33.33%) Windows 7
7 25 (30.86%) Banking
7 25 (30.86%) Windows Server
8 23 (28.40%) VMware
8 23 (28.40%) Windows 10
9 22 (27.16%) Reuters
9 22 (27.16%) Bloomberg
10 19 (23.46%) VMware Infrastructure
11 17 (20.99%) SLA
12 16 (19.75%) Windows Server 2012
13 15 (18.52%) Wireless
14 13 (16.05%) Line Management
14 13 (16.05%) Oracle
14 13 (16.05%) Retail
14 13 (16.05%) Agile Software Development
15 11 (13.58%) Scrum
15 11 (13.58%) WinForms
15 11 (13.58%) ASP.NET MVC
15 11 (13.58%) Team Foundation Server
15 11 (13.58%) C#
15 11 (13.58%) JavaScript
15 11 (13.58%) ASP.NET
15 11 (13.58%) .NET
15 11 (13.58%) OLTP
15 11 (13.58%) Oracle Forms

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 (3.70%) IBM Notes
1 3 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 28 (34.57%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.23%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 38 (46.91%) Office 365
2 10 (12.35%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (11.11%) IaaS
3 9 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (11.11%) Mimecast
3 9 (11.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (18.52%) Wireless
2 5 (6.17%) LAN
2 5 (6.17%) WLAN
3 3 (3.70%) ADSL
3 3 (3.70%) Firewall
4 2 (2.47%) 802.11
4 2 (2.47%) WPA2
5 1 (1.23%) Internet
5 1 (1.23%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.23%) VPN
5 1 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.58%) OLTP
2 10 (12.35%) SQL Server
3 9 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (13.58%) Oracle Forms
1 11 (13.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.47%) Cucumber
2 2 (2.47%) JIRA
2 2 (2.47%) Selenium
General
1 25 (30.86%) Banking
2 13 (16.05%) Retail
3 11 (13.58%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (6.17%) French Language
Job Titles
1 32 (39.51%) Support Engineer
2 24 (29.63%) IT Support
3 19 (23.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 18 (22.22%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 17 (20.99%) 2nd Line Support
6 16 (19.75%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 15 (18.52%) IT Engineer
7 15 (18.52%) IT Support Engineer
8 11 (13.58%) Analyst
8 11 (13.58%) C# Developer
8 11 (13.58%) C# Software Developer
8 11 (13.58%) Developer
9 9 (11.11%) IT Analyst
9 9 (11.11%) IT Support Analyst
9 9 (11.11%) Support Analyst
10 6 (7.41%) Desktop Support
11 5 (6.17%) Desktop Engineer
11 5 (6.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 3 (3.70%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
12 3 (3.70%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.58%) .NET
1 11 (13.58%) ASP.NET
1 11 (13.58%) ASP.NET MVC
1 11 (13.58%) WinForms
2 10 (12.35%) COM
3 3 (3.70%) Software Packaging
4 2 (2.47%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.35%) Life Science
2 9 (11.11%) Driving Licence
3 3 (3.70%) Analytical Mindset
3 3 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.47%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (1.23%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 59 (72.84%) Windows
2 27 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 25 (30.86%) Windows Server
4 23 (28.40%) Windows 10
5 16 (19.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (6.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.05%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (16.05%) Line Management
2 11 (13.58%) MVC
2 11 (13.58%) Robotic Control
2 11 (13.58%) Scrum
3 10 (12.35%) Software Engineering
3 10 (12.35%) Web Development
3 10 (12.35%) Workflow
4 9 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (4.94%) ITIL
5 4 (4.94%) Service Management
6 3 (3.70%) Patch Management
6 3 (3.70%) Software Deployment
6 3 (3.70%) Time Management
7 2 (2.47%) Acceptance Criteria
7 2 (2.47%) Break/Fix
7 2 (2.47%) Defect Management
7 2 (2.47%) DevOps
7 2 (2.47%) Test Automation
7 2 (2.47%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.58%) C#
1 11 (13.58%) JavaScript
2 10 (12.35%) C++
2 10 (12.35%) Java
2 10 (12.35%) VB
2 10 (12.35%) VB6
3 7 (8.64%) SQL
4 1 (1.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (11.11%) DV Cleared
1 9 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.47%) Degree
2 2 (2.47%) ISEB
2 2 (2.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.23%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (20.99%) SLA
2 2 (2.47%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 54 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 19 (23.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (9.88%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (3.70%) WSUS
2 2 (2.47%) SCCM
2 2 (2.47%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 47 (58.02%) Microsoft
2 23 (28.40%) VMware
3 22 (27.16%) Bloomberg
3 22 (27.16%) Reuters
4 13 (16.05%) Oracle
5 4 (4.94%) Citrix
6 3 (3.70%) Dell
6 3 (3.70%) HP
6 3 (3.70%) IBM
6 3 (3.70%) Ivanti
6 3 (3.70%) Lotus
6 3 (3.70%) Symantec
7 1 (1.23%) Remedy