The first 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank 239 246 245
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -1
Permanent jobs citing PDA 3 4 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.043% 0.055% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.16% 0.20% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 6
Average salary £50,000 £33,880 £20,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+47.58% +69.39%
UK excluding London average salary £29,500 £31,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-4.83% +3.33%
Miscellaneous Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1893 1955 2008
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 26.88% 26.72% 26.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1450 1629 1729
Average salary £38,500 £36,000 £35,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.94% +0.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,550
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
PDA
England

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
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 23 July 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
Manchester -1 2 - -
Cheshire -2 1 £50,000 +42.85%
PDA
England

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) XML
2 3 (75.00%) UNIX
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) OO
3 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (50.00%) N-Tier
3 2 (50.00%) OOD
3 2 (50.00%) SOA
3 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) Requirements Management
3 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (50.00%) Wonderware
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (50.00%) Software Architecture
3 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (50.00%) ArchestrA
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (25.00%) REST
4 1 (25.00%) MVVM
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (25.00%) QA
4 1 (25.00%) WPF
4 1 (25.00%) Silverlight
4 1 (25.00%) WinForms
4 1 (25.00%) GPRS

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (50.00%) ArchestrA
2 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) GPRS
1 1 (25.00%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) Informix
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Software Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Software Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) WinForms
2 1 (25.00%) WPF
2 1 (25.00%) Silverlight
2 1 (25.00%) REST
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) J2EE
2 1 (25.00%) EJB
2 1 (25.00%) SOAP
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) N-Tier
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) UNIX
3 1 (25.00%) VMS
3 1 (25.00%) Windows CE
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) OO
2 2 (50.00%) OOD
2 2 (50.00%) SOA
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Requirements Management
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) Software Architecture
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) MVVM
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
1 2 (50.00%) Wonderware
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Sybase
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft