The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PDA in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PDA over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 128 115 136
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +21
Permanent jobs citing PDA 1 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.052% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.19% 0.44% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 3
Average salary £50,000 £35,000 £19,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% +84.21%
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +8.33%
PDA
North West

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

Miscellaneous Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
532 457 557
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 27.62% 27.66% 25.15%
Number of salaries quoted 413 360 471
Average salary £37,500 £39,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.06% +12.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

PDA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

PDA Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

PDA
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

PDA Salary Trend in Cheshire

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) J2EE
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Sybase
2 1 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) EJB
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) Informix
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) GPRS
2 1 (50.00%) UMTS
2 1 (50.00%) VMS
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Windows CE
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) WinForms

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 (50.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) GPRS
1 1 (50.00%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) Informix
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Software Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) WinForms
2 1 (50.00%) WPF
2 1 (50.00%) Silverlight
2 1 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) J2EE
2 1 (50.00%) EJB
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) VMS
2 1 (50.00%) Windows CE
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) OO
1 1 (50.00%) MVC
1 1 (50.00%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Sybase
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft