Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1118 1138 1196
Rank change year-on-year +20 +58 -44
Permanent jobs citing PDA 40 62 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.035% 0.043%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.054% 0.079% 0.099%
Number of salaries quoted 28 56 90
UK median annual salary £33,750 £36,000 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +35.85% -11.67%
10th Percentile £17,500 £22,500 £20,825
90th Percentile £46,250 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,250 £26,000 £26,500
% change year-on-year +50.96% -1.89% -11.67%

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 73,541 78,101 85,252
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.52% 44.31% 43.26%
Number of salaries quoted 56,836 59,549 69,781
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 21 August 2018.

Salary histogram for PDA in the UK

PDA
Top 11 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 21 August 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 +12 34 £36,000 -2.70% 16
UK excluding London +9 22 £39,250 +50.96% 13
London -1 13 £35,000 -5.41% 4
Midlands - 8 £42,500 - 3
South West +10 7 £22,500 -10.00%
West Midlands - 7 £42,500 - 3
South East -1 5 £32,000 -1.54% 4
North of England +36 1 - - 4
East Midlands - 1 £21,500 -
North East - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 16 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 16 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
2 15 (37.50%) Windows
2 15 (37.50%) SLA
3 14 (35.00%) Microsoft
4 12 (30.00%) Office 365
5 9 (22.50%) DNS
6 8 (20.00%) MS Exchange
6 8 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
6 8 (20.00%) Line Management
6 8 (20.00%) Retail
7 7 (17.50%) Logistics
7 7 (17.50%) SQL
7 7 (17.50%) UML
7 7 (17.50%) SOA
7 7 (17.50%) DHCP
8 6 (15.00%) TCP/IP
8 6 (15.00%) DV Cleared
8 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
8 6 (15.00%) Windows 7
8 6 (15.00%) Banking
8 6 (15.00%) Driving Licence
9 5 (12.50%) Windows Server
9 5 (12.50%) React
9 5 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (12.50%) Data Centre
9 5 (12.50%) Due Diligence
9 5 (12.50%) Break/Fix
9 5 (12.50%) MCDST
9 5 (12.50%) Incident Management

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 8 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (30.00%) Office 365
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.50%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (22.50%) DNS
2 7 (17.50%) DHCP
3 6 (15.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (7.50%) Firewall
4 3 (7.50%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (5.00%) LAN
5 2 (5.00%) WLAN
6 1 (2.50%) DMZ
6 1 (2.50%) IMAP
6 1 (2.50%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (2.50%) SMTP
6 1 (2.50%) Unified Communications
6 1 (2.50%) VLAN
6 1 (2.50%) VoIP
6 1 (2.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) MongoDB
1 5 (12.50%) NoSQL
1 5 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Rational Rose
General
1 8 (20.00%) Retail
2 6 (15.00%) Banking
3 5 (12.50%) Billing
4 2 (5.00%) Finance
4 2 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (25.00%) IT Engineer
1 10 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 7 (17.50%) IT Support
3 6 (15.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 6 (15.00%) Developer
3 6 (15.00%) IT Support Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Applications Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Field Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Service Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Technical Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Technical Support
6 3 (7.50%) Technical Support Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (5.00%) Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Break Fix Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Domain Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Support Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) AngularJS
1 5 (12.50%) CSS
1 5 (12.50%) HTML
1 5 (12.50%) jQuery
1 5 (12.50%) JSON
1 5 (12.50%) Node.js
1 5 (12.50%) React
1 5 (12.50%) Spring
1 5 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (2.50%) Android SDK
2 1 (2.50%) Dagger
2 1 (2.50%) MAPI
2 1 (2.50%) Retrofit
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Driving Licence
2 5 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.50%) Device Driver
3 4 (10.00%) iPhone
4 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (5.00%) Fat Client
5 2 (5.00%) Mobile App
5 2 (5.00%) Mobile Computing
5 2 (5.00%) Thin Client
6 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.50%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 15 (37.50%) Windows
2 6 (15.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (10.00%) Android
4 4 (10.00%) Windows 10
5 3 (7.50%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.50%) Linux
6 1 (2.50%) Mac OS
6 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.50%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
2 8 (20.00%) Line Management
3 7 (17.50%) Logistics
3 7 (17.50%) SOA
3 7 (17.50%) UML
4 5 (12.50%) ArchiMate
4 5 (12.50%) BPMN
4 5 (12.50%) Break/Fix
4 5 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (12.50%) Due Diligence
4 5 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 5 (12.50%) ITIL
4 5 (12.50%) OO
4 5 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 4 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (7.50%) Service Management
7 2 (5.00%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (5.00%) Migration
7 2 (5.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.50%) SQL
2 5 (12.50%) Java
2 5 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) DV Cleared
1 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.50%) MCDST
2 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (37.50%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) GDPR
2 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.50%) Hyper-V
2 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (2.50%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 14 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.50%) VMware
3 3 (7.50%) Bloomberg
3 3 (7.50%) Reuters
4 2 (5.00%) Citrix
4 2 (5.00%) HP
4 2 (5.00%) IBM
4 2 (5.00%) Intel
5 1 (2.50%) Apple
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco
5 1 (2.50%) Draytek
5 1 (2.50%) Veeam