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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 134 125 110
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -15
Permanent jobs citing PDA 2 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.086% 0.094% 0.058%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.26% 0.29% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 1
Average salary - £32,750 £20,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +63.75%
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
758 697 447
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 32.63% 32.89% 26.00%
Number of salaries quoted 618 644 397
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -3.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £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 1 October 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 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 5 (71.43%) UNIX
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (57.14%) MS Office
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Mobile
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 3 (42.86%) Oracle
4 3 (42.86%) Project Management
4 3 (42.86%) assyst
4 3 (42.86%) ServiceNow
4 3 (42.86%) Line Management
4 3 (42.86%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
5 2 (28.57%) Finance
5 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
6 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
6 1 (14.29%) Cisco
6 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
6 1 (14.29%) Citrix
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (14.29%) SAN
6 1 (14.29%) Apple
6 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
6 1 (14.29%) MySQL
6 1 (14.29%) Linux
6 1 (14.29%) VMware

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Office
2 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (42.86%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Applications Support
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Applications Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Support Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) IT Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) IT Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Applications Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) UNIX
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 1 (14.29%) Linux
4 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
4 1 (14.29%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) Line Management
2 3 (42.86%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
3 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (14.29%) MCTS
1 1 (14.29%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) vSphere
1 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (14.29%) XenApp
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) ServiceNow
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) Apple
3 1 (14.29%) VMware