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 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank - 191 200
Permanent jobs citing PDA 0 20 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.37% 0.020%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 1.11% 0.060%
Number of salaries quoted 0 10 1
Average salary - £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
1781 1805 1665
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 33.00% 33.42% 32.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1460 1528 1362
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,200
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 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 4 (80.00%) C#
1 4 (80.00%) HTML
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (80.00%) Business Objects
1 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (80.00%) Project Management
1 4 (80.00%) Statistics
1 4 (80.00%) Android
1 4 (80.00%) HTML5
1 4 (80.00%) Apple iOS
1 4 (80.00%) Android Development
1 4 (80.00%) iOS Development
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Windows

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
1 4 (80.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) HTML
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
1 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (80.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Android
1 4 (80.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Project Management
1 4 (80.00%) Android Development
1 4 (80.00%) iOS Development
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C#
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Business Objects
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft