The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PDA in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PDA over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank - 183 198
Permanent jobs citing PDA 0 16 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.32% 0.041%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 1.06% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 0 10 2
Average salary - £35,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £35,000 £31,000
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +12.90%
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 West Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1605 1516 1408
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 30.01% 30.56% 28.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1338 1279 1193
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £36,375
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +9.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,796 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

PDA
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

PDA Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

PDA
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

PDA Salary Trend in the West Midlands

PDA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 5 (55.56%) ITIL
2 5 (55.56%) Android
3 4 (44.44%) Statistics
3 4 (44.44%) HTML5
3 4 (44.44%) Apple iOS
3 4 (44.44%) Android Development
3 4 (44.44%) iOS Development
3 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET
3 4 (44.44%) C#
3 4 (44.44%) HTML
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) .NET
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
3 4 (44.44%) Business Objects
3 4 (44.44%) LAN
3 4 (44.44%) Project Management
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
5 2 (22.22%) MCP
5 2 (22.22%) MS Office
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
5 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
5 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
5 2 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (22.22%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (22.22%) Windows 7

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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%) SharePoint
1 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
1 4 (44.44%) C# Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Service Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Service Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Manager
3 1 (11.11%) IT Services Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) HTML
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
1 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET
1 4 (44.44%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Android
2 4 (44.44%) Apple iOS
3 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) ITIL
2 4 (44.44%) Project Management
2 4 (44.44%) Android Development
2 4 (44.44%) iOS Development
3 1 (11.11%) Service Management
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C#
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) MCP
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Business Objects
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft