Period
to 6 April 2020

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 6 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
UK
6 months to
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 970 1092 1113
Rank change year-on-year +122 +21 +31
Permanent jobs citing PDA 9 34 89
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.023% 0.050%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.020% 0.058% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 6 17 68
Median annual salary £29,000 £25,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.00% -28.57% +29.63%
10th Percentile £22,313 £19,150 £20,800
90th Percentile £36,125 £29,500 £46,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year -2.00% - -7.41%

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 45,069 58,840 67,960
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.53% 39.43% 38.29%
Number of salaries quoted 34,622 44,307 53,325
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,500 £29,250 £28,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

PDA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing PDA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for PDA in the UK

PDA
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing PDA.

Salary trend for PDA in the UK

PDA
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing PDA over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

Salary histogram for PDA in the UK

PDA
Top 7 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 6 April 2020. 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 +126 8 £25,500 +2.00% 7
UK excluding London +83 4 £24,500 -2.00% 5
London - 4 £29,000 - 2
South East +54 2 - -
North of England +78 1 £24,500 - 1
North West - 1 £24,500 -
East of England - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, 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 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (44.44%) Internet
3 4 (44.44%) Windows XP
4 3 (33.33%) VoIP
4 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 3 (33.33%) VMware
4 3 (33.33%) Orchard
4 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (33.33%) Housing Association
5 2 (22.22%) Office 365
5 2 (22.22%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (22.22%) Wireless
5 2 (22.22%) SLA
5 2 (22.22%) Blackberry
5 2 (22.22%) Adobe
5 2 (22.22%) Acrobat
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (22.22%) LAN
5 2 (22.22%) VPN
5 2 (22.22%) Windows 2000
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (22.22%) CSS
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL
5 2 (22.22%) MCP
6 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange

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 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (22.22%) Acrobat
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Internet
2 3 (33.33%) VoIP
3 2 (22.22%) LAN
3 2 (22.22%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (22.22%) VPN
3 2 (22.22%) Wireless
4 1 (11.11%) DHCP
4 1 (11.11%) DNS
4 1 (11.11%) Firewall
4 1 (11.11%) Intranet
4 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 1 (11.11%) VLAN
4 1 (11.11%) WAN
General
1 3 (33.33%) Housing Association
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Law
2 1 (11.11%) Legal
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Service Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Technical Support
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Assistant
4 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Support
4 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 1 (11.11%) Support Assistant
4 1 (11.11%) Team Leader
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Assistant
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Support
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Support Assistant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Blackberry
2 1 (11.11%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows XP
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 2000
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
3 1 (11.11%) Customer Identification
3 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Preventative Maintenance
3 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Orchard
2 3 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) Adobe
4 1 (11.11%) Aruba
4 1 (11.11%) Avaya
4 1 (11.11%) Bloomberg
4 1 (11.11%) Reuters
4 1 (11.11%) SonicWALL
4 1 (11.11%) Ubiquiti