The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PDA in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PDA over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 251 230 246
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +16
Permanent jobs citing PDA 8 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.11% 0.044% 0.082%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.42% 0.17% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 5
Average salary £25,500 £35,000 £19,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.14% +84.21%
UK excluding London average salary £25,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +8.33%
PDA
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1883 1809 1944
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 25.61% 26.42% 26.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1463 1491 1654
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

PDA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

PDA Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

PDA
Salary Trend in the North West

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

PDA Salary Trend in the North West

PDA
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing PDA across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

PDA Salary Histogram in the North West

PDA
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PDA within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire - 5 £25,500 -
Manchester -9 2 - -
Cheshire -10 1 £50,000 +42.85%
PDA
England

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 9 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (77.78%) Software Architecture
3 6 (66.67%) QA
3 6 (66.67%) .NET
3 6 (66.67%) C#
3 6 (66.67%) Java
3 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 6 (66.67%) MS Excel
4 5 (55.56%) Crystal Reports
4 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET
4 5 (55.56%) VB
4 5 (55.56%) VB.NET
4 5 (55.56%) VB6
4 5 (55.56%) Service Management
4 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (55.56%) Time Management
5 4 (44.44%) XML
5 4 (44.44%) Windows
6 3 (33.33%) Linux
6 3 (33.33%) OO
6 3 (33.33%) UNIX
7 2 (22.22%) N-Tier
7 2 (22.22%) OOD
7 2 (22.22%) SOA
7 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
7 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
7 2 (22.22%) ArchestrA
7 2 (22.22%) Management Information System

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 2 (22.22%) ArchestrA
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
2 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (66.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) GPRS
1 1 (11.11%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (55.56%) Crystal Reports
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2000
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) Informix
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Developer
2 6 (66.67%) Software Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Software Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Software Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) .NET
2 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET
3 4 (44.44%) XML
4 1 (11.11%) WPF
4 1 (11.11%) Silverlight
4 1 (11.11%) WinForms
4 1 (11.11%) REST
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (11.11%) J2EE
4 1 (11.11%) EJB
4 1 (11.11%) SOAP
4 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) N-Tier
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 3 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (11.11%) VMS
3 1 (11.11%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Software Architecture
2 5 (55.56%) Service Management
2 5 (55.56%) Time Management
3 3 (33.33%) OO
4 2 (22.22%) OOD
4 2 (22.22%) SOA
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
4 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
4 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 2 (22.22%) Requirements Management
5 1 (11.11%) MVC
5 1 (11.11%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (66.67%) C#
2 6 (66.67%) Java
3 5 (55.56%) VB
3 5 (55.56%) VB.NET
3 5 (55.56%) VB6
4 1 (11.11%) C
4 1 (11.11%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) VMware
1 2 (22.22%) Wonderware
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Sybase