The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PDA in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PDA over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 60 - 56
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing PDA 6 0 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.24% - 0.65%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.77% - 1.97%
Number of salaries quoted 6 0 3
Average salary £25,500 - £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +16.66%
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 Lancashire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
159 127 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 32.92% 23.18% 33.04%
Number of salaries quoted 138 111 141
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £18,950 £21,950
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £45,000 £42,050
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

PDA
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

PDA Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

PDA
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

PDA Salary Trend in Lancashire

PDA
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) Java
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) VB
1 6 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (100.00%) Crystal Reports
1 6 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 6 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 6 (100.00%) VB6
1 6 (100.00%) QA
1 6 (100.00%) Time Management
1 6 (100.00%) Software Architecture
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (83.33%) Service Management

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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.

Applications
1 6 (100.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (100.00%) Crystal Reports
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (83.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) ASP.NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Time Management
1 6 (100.00%) Software Architecture
2 5 (83.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) Java
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) VB
1 6 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 6 (100.00%) VB6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) QA