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 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 824 869 866
Rank change year-on-year +45 -3  
Permanent jobs citing PDA 28 81 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.033% 0.077% 0.096%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.085% 0.19% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 23 72 83
Median salary £28,000 £26,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.66% -11.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £20,500 £21,750
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £41,500 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £27,000 £26,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year +1.88% -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 32862 42890 41924
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 38.44% 41.01% 38.94%
Number of salaries quoted 26484 34271 33122
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,093 £29,651 £27,500
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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +22 23 £33,750 +27.35% 2
London +33 10 £35,000 - 1
East of England +19 7 £28,000 +5.66%
South East +62 5 £32,500 +4.00%
Cambridge - 5 £28,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 5 £28,000 -
South Wales +13 4 £27,000 -6.89%
Cardiff +9 4 £27,000 -6.89%
Wales +5 4 £27,000 -6.89%
Maidenhead - 4 - -
Berkshire - 4 - -
Surrey +46 1 £32,500 +4.00%
South West +33 1 £25,000 -
Hertfordshire 0 1 £22,500 -15.09%
Bedfordshire - 1 £22,500 -
Guildford - 1 £32,500 -
Bristol - 1 £25,000 -

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 39 (69.64%) Microsoft
3 34 (60.71%) Windows
4 33 (58.93%) MS Office
5 32 (57.14%) Windows 7
6 31 (55.36%) MS Excel
7 25 (44.64%) Windows 10
8 23 (41.07%) Windows Server
9 22 (39.29%) Blackberry
10 21 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (32.14%) iPhone
11 18 (32.14%) Banking
12 17 (30.36%) SLA
13 10 (17.86%) Security Cleared
13 10 (17.86%) MS Exchange
14 8 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (14.29%) Reuters
14 8 (14.29%) Bloomberg
14 8 (14.29%) Billing
14 8 (14.29%) MCDST
14 8 (14.29%) DNS
14 8 (14.29%) DHCP
14 8 (14.29%) TCP/IP
14 8 (14.29%) Incident Management
14 8 (14.29%) Data Centre
14 8 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
15 6 (10.71%) Office 365
16 5 (8.93%) Cybersecurity
16 5 (8.93%) Cloud Computing
17 4 (7.14%) Mac OS

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 10 (17.86%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.57%) IBM Domino
2 2 (3.57%) IBM Notes
2 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 33 (58.93%) MS Office
2 31 (55.36%) MS Excel
3 4 (7.14%) Final Cut Pro
3 4 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (7.14%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.57%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.71%) Office 365
2 5 (8.93%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.29%) DHCP
1 8 (14.29%) DNS
1 8 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 4 (7.14%) Internet
2 4 (7.14%) Remote Desktop
2 4 (7.14%) VPN
3 2 (3.57%) Firewall
3 2 (3.57%) LAN
3 2 (3.57%) WAN
3 2 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (3.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Rational Rose
General
1 18 (32.14%) Banking
2 8 (14.29%) Billing
Job Titles
1 20 (35.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 16 (28.57%) Support Engineer
3 15 (26.79%) IT Support
4 12 (21.43%) IT Engineer
4 12 (21.43%) IT Support Engineer
5 11 (19.64%) Break Fix Engineer
6 9 (16.07%) Analyst
7 6 (10.71%) Help Desk Analyst
8 5 (8.93%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 4 (7.14%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
10 3 (5.36%) IT Analyst
11 2 (3.57%) 1st Line Engineer
11 2 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
11 2 (3.57%) 1st Line Support Engineer
11 2 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
11 2 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 2 (3.57%) Active Directory Support
11 2 (3.57%) Deskside Engineer
11 2 (3.57%) Deskside Support Engineer
11 2 (3.57%) Exchange Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.14%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (39.29%) Blackberry
2 18 (32.14%) iPhone
3 8 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (14.29%) Data Centre
4 4 (7.14%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.57%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.79%) iPad
6 1 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 34 (60.71%) Windows
2 32 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 25 (44.64%) Windows 10
4 23 (41.07%) Windows Server
5 21 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (7.14%) Mac OS
6 4 (7.14%) Mac OS X
6 4 (7.14%) Windows 2000
6 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 5 (8.93%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (7.14%) BCP
3 4 (7.14%) Change Management
3 4 (7.14%) Patch Management
3 4 (7.14%) Problem Management
3 4 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (3.57%) CRM
4 2 (3.57%) Data Protection
4 2 (3.57%) ITIL
4 2 (3.57%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (3.57%) Line Management
4 2 (3.57%) Service Management
5 1 (1.79%) Functional Testing
5 1 (1.79%) Regression Testing
5 1 (1.79%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.14%) C
1 4 (7.14%) C++
1 4 (7.14%) Objective-C
1 4 (7.14%) Python
1 4 (7.14%) Ruby
2 2 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 8 (14.29%) MCDST
2 8 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (7.14%) MCP
4 3 (5.36%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (30.36%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 39 (69.64%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.29%) Bloomberg
2 8 (14.29%) Reuters
3 4 (7.14%) Adobe
3 4 (7.14%) Apple
3 4 (7.14%) Quark
4 2 (3.57%) Cisco
4 2 (3.57%) Citrix
4 2 (3.57%) Lotus
4 2 (3.57%) NetApp
4 2 (3.57%) ServiceNow
4 2 (3.57%) Symantec
4 2 (3.57%) VMware
5 1 (1.79%) Altiris
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