Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1117 1170 1192
Rank change year-on-year +53 +22 -94
Permanent jobs citing PDA 64 54 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.028% 0.057%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.084% 0.069% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 58 50 98
UK median annual salary £37,000 £32,250 £32,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.73% -1.53% -3.68%
10th Percentile £23,500 £24,244 £20,350
90th Percentile £50,000 £45,000 £39,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £26,000 £26,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -1.89% -18.46% +18.18%

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 75927 77728 91114
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.25% 40.99% 41.65%
Number of salaries quoted 57021 63762 72922
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
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 23 October 2017.

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 23 October 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 +84 57 £37,000 +13.85%
London +14 40 £37,000 -
UK excluding London +53 23 £26,000 -1.89%
South East +64 11 £26,500 -18.46%
Scotland - 5 £26,000 -
East of England +4 4 £82,500 +211.32%
North of England 0 2 £20,500 -18.00%
North West - 2 £20,500 -
Wales - 1 £30,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 46 (71.88%) Microsoft
2 42 (65.63%) Windows
3 26 (40.63%) Active Directory
4 24 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
5 21 (32.81%) Oracle
6 18 (28.13%) ASP.NET
6 18 (28.13%) C#
6 18 (28.13%) JavaScript
6 18 (28.13%) .NET
6 18 (28.13%) Oracle Forms
6 18 (28.13%) OLTP
6 18 (28.13%) Wireless
6 18 (28.13%) MVC
6 18 (28.13%) WinForms
6 18 (28.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (28.13%) Windows 7
6 18 (28.13%) ASP.NET MVC
6 18 (28.13%) Windows 10
7 16 (25.00%) Scrum
7 16 (25.00%) VB6
7 16 (25.00%) Software Engineering
7 16 (25.00%) SQL
7 16 (25.00%) VB
7 16 (25.00%) COM
8 15 (23.44%) SQL Server
8 15 (23.44%) Pharmaceutical
9 13 (20.31%) Windows Server
9 13 (20.31%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (17.19%) 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 (4.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.56%) IIS
2 1 (1.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 24 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (10.94%) Office 365
3 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (4.69%) Amazon EMR
4 3 (4.69%) Amazon S3
4 3 (4.69%) IaaS
4 3 (4.69%) Mimecast
4 3 (4.69%) PaaS
4 3 (4.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (28.13%) Wireless
2 2 (3.13%) PBX
2 2 (3.13%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.13%) VoIP
3 1 (1.56%) DHCP
3 1 (1.56%) DNS
3 1 (1.56%) LAN
3 1 (1.56%) NAS
3 1 (1.56%) VPN
3 1 (1.56%) WAN
3 1 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (28.13%) OLTP
2 15 (23.44%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.69%) Amazon Redshift
3 3 (4.69%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (4.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.69%) SQLBase
4 2 (3.13%) Looker
4 2 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (28.13%) Oracle Forms
1 18 (28.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.13%) Cucumber
2 2 (3.13%) JIRA
2 2 (3.13%) Rational Rose
2 2 (3.13%) Selenium
General
1 15 (23.44%) Pharmaceutical
2 10 (15.63%) Banking
3 5 (7.81%) Finance
4 4 (6.25%) Law
4 4 (6.25%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.69%) Billing
5 3 (4.69%) Retail
6 1 (1.56%) Electronics
6 1 (1.56%) French Language
6 1 (1.56%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.56%) Military
Job Titles
1 16 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 15 (23.44%) Analyst
3 14 (21.88%) Support Engineer
4 13 (20.31%) Developer
5 12 (18.75%) C# Developer
6 11 (17.19%) C# Software Developer
7 10 (15.63%) 3rd Line Support
7 10 (15.63%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 9 (14.06%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
8 9 (14.06%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (10.94%) IT Support
9 7 (10.94%) Support Analyst
10 5 (7.81%) Software Developer
10 5 (7.81%) Software Engineer
11 4 (6.25%) IT Analyst
12 3 (4.69%) Help Desk Analyst
12 3 (4.69%) IT Engineer
12 3 (4.69%) Lead Architect
12 3 (4.69%) SQL Analyst
12 3 (4.69%) SQL Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (28.13%) .NET
1 18 (28.13%) ASP.NET
1 18 (28.13%) ASP.NET MVC
1 18 (28.13%) WinForms
2 16 (25.00%) COM
3 1 (1.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.50%) Life Science
2 6 (9.38%) Blackberry
3 5 (7.81%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (6.25%) iPad
5 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.69%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.69%) iPhone
6 2 (3.13%) Algorithms
6 2 (3.13%) IVR
7 1 (1.56%) CCTV
7 1 (1.56%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.56%) e-Learning
7 1 (1.56%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 42 (65.63%) Windows
2 18 (28.13%) Windows 10
2 18 (28.13%) Windows 7
3 13 (20.31%) Windows Server
3 13 (20.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.13%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.56%) Android
5 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (28.13%) MVC
2 16 (25.00%) Scrum
2 16 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 12 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (17.19%) Unit Testing
5 7 (10.94%) Web Development
5 7 (10.94%) Workflow
6 4 (6.25%) ITIL
6 4 (6.25%) OO
6 4 (6.25%) OOP
6 4 (6.25%) Regression Testing
7 3 (4.69%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (4.69%) CRM
7 3 (4.69%) Data Integration
7 3 (4.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (4.69%) ERP
7 3 (4.69%) ETL
7 3 (4.69%) SOA
7 3 (4.69%) Test Automation
7 3 (4.69%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 18 (28.13%) C#
1 18 (28.13%) JavaScript
2 16 (25.00%) SQL
2 16 (25.00%) VB
2 16 (25.00%) VB6
3 11 (17.19%) PL/SQL
4 7 (10.94%) C++
4 7 (10.94%) Java
5 1 (1.56%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (12.50%) Degree
2 3 (4.69%) A+ Certification
3 2 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (3.13%) ISEB
3 2 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (3.13%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.56%) MCDST
4 1 (1.56%) MCP
4 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.56%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) SLA
2 1 (1.56%) Def Stans
System Software
1 26 (40.63%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.69%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 46 (71.88%) Microsoft
2 21 (32.81%) Oracle
3 9 (14.06%) Bloomberg
3 9 (14.06%) Reuters
4 5 (7.81%) VMware
5 3 (4.69%) Google
5 3 (4.69%) SAP
6 2 (3.13%) Altiris
6 2 (3.13%) Apple
6 2 (3.13%) Orchard
6 2 (3.13%) Tableau
7 1 (1.56%) Samsung