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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PDA over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)
Rank - - 227
Permanent jobs citing PDA 0 0 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands - - 0.056%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 1
Median salary - - £19,000
UK excluding London median salary £33,000 £34,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year
-4.34% +38.00%
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
2141 1837 1878
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 36.72% 33.06% 34.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1580 1453 1517
Median salary £38,500 £39,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.28% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £26,950
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

PDA
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing PDA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 24 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, IT jobs citing PDA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for PDA.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) A+ Certification
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (50.00%) CCTV
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Environments
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) MCP

PDA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Server Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Server Support
1 1 (50.00%) Service Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Virtual Environments
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) A+ Certification
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (50.00%) MCP
1 1 (50.00%) MCSA
1 1 (50.00%) MCSE
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft