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 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 852 890 892
Rank change year-on-year +38 +2  
Permanent jobs citing PDA 31 33 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.034% 0.075%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.084% 0.081% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 28 32 61
Median salary £33,750 £26,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.35% -11.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,850 £25,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £37,000
UK excluding London median salary £26,000 £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 36971 40737 45408
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.03% 41.37% 40.94%
Number of salaries quoted 28915 33318 36224
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,500 £28,000
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 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for PDA in the UK

PDA
Top 24 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 24 June 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 +47 27 £36,000 +35.84% 3
London +31 16 £36,500 -9.31% 1
South East - 6 £32,500 - 1
Surrey - 4 £33,750 -
Scotland - 3 £26,000 - 1
West Lothian - 3 £26,000 - 1
Livingston - 3 £26,000 - 1
South West +7 2 £25,000 -37.50% 1
Bristol -17 2 £25,000 -28.57%
North West -37 2 £20,500 -10.86%
Guildford - 2 £32,500 -
Warrington - 2 £20,500 -
Cheshire - 2 £20,500 -
East of England -7 1 £23,000 -13.20%
Hertfordshire -8 1 £23,000 -13.20%
Farnborough - 1 - -
Wales - 1 £30,000 -
South Wales - 1 £30,000 -
Kent - 1 £22,500 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £23,000 -
Egham - 1 £35,000 -
Dartford - 1 £22,500 -
Cardiff - 1 £30,000 -

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 40 (65.57%) Windows
1 40 (65.57%) Active Directory
2 39 (63.93%) Microsoft
3 36 (59.02%) Microsoft Office
4 33 (54.10%) Windows 7
5 26 (42.62%) Windows 10
6 24 (39.34%) Blackberry
7 23 (37.70%) Windows Server
8 22 (36.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (27.87%) iPhone
10 15 (24.59%) Banking
11 14 (22.95%) SLA
12 9 (14.75%) SQL
13 8 (13.11%) Reuters
13 8 (13.11%) Bloomberg
14 7 (11.48%) Security Cleared
14 7 (11.48%) Wireless
14 7 (11.48%) Apple
14 7 (11.48%) MS Exchange
15 6 (9.84%) TCP/IP
15 6 (9.84%) VPN
16 5 (8.20%) Mac OS X
16 5 (8.20%) DNS
16 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (8.20%) MCP
16 5 (8.20%) DHCP
16 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Excel
16 5 (8.20%) Windows XP
16 5 (8.20%) C
16 5 (8.20%) CSS

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 7 (11.48%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.64%) IIS
Applications
1 36 (59.02%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (8.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (6.56%) Final Cut Pro
3 4 (6.56%) QuarkXPress
4 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.28%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.20%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.48%) Wireless
2 6 (9.84%) TCP/IP
2 6 (9.84%) VPN
3 5 (8.20%) DHCP
3 5 (8.20%) DNS
4 4 (6.56%) Internet
4 4 (6.56%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (4.92%) Firewall
5 3 (4.92%) LAN
5 3 (4.92%) WAN
6 2 (3.28%) PBX
7 1 (1.64%) DMZ
7 1 (1.64%) IMAP
7 1 (1.64%) NAS
7 1 (1.64%) SMTP
7 1 (1.64%) VLAN
7 1 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) OLTP
1 4 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) SQLBase
3 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Oracle Forms
1 4 (6.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.64%) Rational Rose
General
1 15 (24.59%) Banking
2 5 (8.20%) Billing
3 3 (4.92%) Finance
3 3 (4.92%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (4.92%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.28%) Law
5 1 (1.64%) Electronics
5 1 (1.64%) French Language
5 1 (1.64%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.64%) Military
Job Titles
1 21 (34.43%) Support Engineer
2 18 (29.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 14 (22.95%) IT Support
4 11 (18.03%) IT Engineer
4 11 (18.03%) IT Support Engineer
5 8 (13.11%) Analyst
5 8 (13.11%) Break Fix Engineer
6 7 (11.48%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (11.48%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (9.84%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 6 (9.84%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 6 (9.84%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (9.84%) Desktop Support
8 4 (6.56%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
8 4 (6.56%) Help Desk Analyst
9 3 (4.92%) Software Engineer
10 2 (3.28%) Active Directory Support
10 2 (3.28%) Service Analyst
10 2 (3.28%) SQL Support Analyst
10 2 (3.28%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.20%) CSS
2 4 (6.56%) .NET
2 4 (6.56%) ASP.NET
2 4 (6.56%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (6.56%) COM
2 4 (6.56%) WinForms
3 1 (1.64%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 24 (39.34%) Blackberry
2 17 (27.87%) iPhone
3 5 (8.20%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.56%) Data Centre
4 4 (6.56%) iPad
4 4 (6.56%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.28%) IVR
6 1 (1.64%) CCTV
6 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.64%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.64%) Life Science
6 1 (1.64%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 40 (65.57%) Windows
2 33 (54.10%) Windows 7
3 26 (42.62%) Windows 10
4 23 (37.70%) Windows Server
5 22 (36.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (8.20%) Mac OS X
6 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (8.20%) Windows XP
7 4 (6.56%) Mac OS
7 4 (6.56%) Windows 2000
8 2 (3.28%) Android
9 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.64%) Linux
9 1 (1.64%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.64%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (8.20%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (6.56%) BCP
2 4 (6.56%) Change Management
2 4 (6.56%) Incident Management
2 4 (6.56%) MVC
2 4 (6.56%) Patch Management
2 4 (6.56%) Problem Management
2 4 (6.56%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (6.56%) Scrum
2 4 (6.56%) Software Engineering
2 4 (6.56%) Unit Testing
3 2 (3.28%) CRM
3 2 (3.28%) ITIL
3 2 (3.28%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (3.28%) Line Management
4 1 (1.64%) Functional Testing
4 1 (1.64%) High Availability
4 1 (1.64%) ITIL V3
4 1 (1.64%) Test Automation
4 1 (1.64%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.75%) SQL
2 5 (8.20%) C
3 4 (6.56%) C#
3 4 (6.56%) C++
3 4 (6.56%) JavaScript
3 4 (6.56%) Objective-C
3 4 (6.56%) PL/SQL
3 4 (6.56%) Python
3 4 (6.56%) Ruby
3 4 (6.56%) VB
3 4 (6.56%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (11.48%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.20%) MCP
3 4 (6.56%) MCDST
3 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.92%) A+ Certification
4 3 (4.92%) Degree
5 1 (1.64%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (22.95%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) Def Stans
System Software
1 40 (65.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) Backup Exec
2 2 (3.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 39 (63.93%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.11%) Bloomberg
2 8 (13.11%) Reuters
3 7 (11.48%) Apple
4 4 (6.56%) Adobe
4 4 (6.56%) Oracle
4 4 (6.56%) Quark
5 2 (3.28%) Altiris
5 2 (3.28%) Symantec
6 1 (1.64%) Cisco
6 1 (1.64%) Draytek
6 1 (1.64%) Samsung
6 1 (1.64%) VMware
Crawley
Thales
Posted: 2 days ago
Livingston
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £22000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
Yeovil
Thales
Posted: 12 days ago