The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PDA in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PDA over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 132 125 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Permanent jobs citing PDA 2 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.086% 0.093% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.26% 0.28% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 0
Average salary - £32,750 -
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +16.66%
PDA
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Miscellaneous Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
777 707 466
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 33.48% 32.90% 27.24%
Number of salaries quoted 628 652 417
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -1.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

PDA
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing PDA across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

PDA Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

PDA
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing PDA across the Birmingham region.

PDA Salary Trend in Birmingham

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing PDA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited PDA.

1 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 6 (75.00%) Windows
3 5 (62.50%) MS Office
3 5 (62.50%) ITIL
3 5 (62.50%) UNIX
3 5 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Mobile
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (37.50%) Project Management
5 3 (37.50%) Oracle
5 3 (37.50%) assyst
5 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
5 3 (37.50%) ServiceNow
5 3 (37.50%) Line Management
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (37.50%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
6 2 (25.00%) XenApp
6 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
6 2 (25.00%) Apple
6 2 (25.00%) Android
6 2 (25.00%) Finance
6 2 (25.00%) Citrix
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (25.00%) MySQL
6 2 (25.00%) Linux
6 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
7 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
7 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
7 1 (12.50%) Cisco

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing PDA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited PDA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS Office
2 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (37.50%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) MySQL
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Applications Support
2 2 (25.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Applications Specialist
2 2 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) IT Support
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) UNIX
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Mobile
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
5 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
5 2 (25.00%) Android
5 2 (25.00%) Linux
6 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Project Management
2 3 (37.50%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (37.50%) Line Management
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
3 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (12.50%) MCTS
1 1 (12.50%) MCITP
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) XenApp
2 1 (12.50%) vSphere
2 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) ServiceNow
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) Apple
4 1 (12.50%) VMware
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco