The table below looks at the prevalence of the term APACS in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited APACS over the 3 months to 25 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS)
Rank 871 865 865
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Permanent jobs citing APACS 14 23 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.013% 0.022% 0.025%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.035% 0.056% 0.063%
Number of salaries quoted 12 18 26
Average salary £52,500 £60,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +71.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,200 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £91,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £60,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +76.47%
APACS
UK

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

Miscellaneous Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
40403 40867 42940
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 37.83% 39.54% 39.48%
Number of salaries quoted 32798 33066 36272
Average salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.06% +4.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

APACS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

APACS Jobs Demand Trend in England

APACS
Salary Trend in England

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

APACS Salary Trend in England

APACS
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing APACS across the England region over the 3 months to 25 November 2014.

APACS Salary Histogram in England

APACS
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing APACS within the England region over the 3 months to 25 November 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
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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
East of England -1 10 £52,500 +19.31%
London +29 3 £100,000 +108.33%
North West -14 1 £32,500 -
APACS
UK

APACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing APACS 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 APACS.

1 25 (80.65%) Banking
2 23 (74.19%) Web Services
3 22 (70.97%) Internet
4 21 (67.74%) ISO 8583
5 20 (64.52%) IVR
5 20 (64.52%) Data Security
5 20 (64.52%) Retail
5 20 (64.52%) Cryptography
5 20 (64.52%) Requirements Analysis
5 20 (64.52%) Retail Banking
5 20 (64.52%) Project Planning
5 20 (64.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 20 (64.52%) SMS
5 20 (64.52%) CCA
5 20 (64.52%) PCI DSS
5 20 (64.52%) SWIFT
6 6 (19.35%) French Language
7 5 (16.13%) ITIL
7 5 (16.13%) Windows
7 5 (16.13%) COBIT
8 4 (12.90%) Degree
8 4 (12.90%) EMV
9 3 (9.68%) W3C
9 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
9 3 (9.68%) MCSE
9 3 (9.68%) E-Commerce
9 3 (9.68%) MCP
9 3 (9.68%) XML
9 3 (9.68%) C#

APACS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing APACS 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 APACS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.45%) MS Exchange
1 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (70.97%) Internet
2 20 (64.52%) SMS
3 2 (6.45%) SAN
4 1 (3.23%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Subversion
General
1 25 (80.65%) Banking
2 20 (64.52%) Retail
2 20 (64.52%) Retail Banking
3 6 (19.35%) French Language
Job Titles
1 20 (64.52%) Business Analyst
1 20 (64.52%) Analyst
1 20 (64.52%) Payments Business Analyst
2 5 (16.13%) Senior Architect
2 5 (16.13%) Senior Solutions Architect
2 5 (16.13%) Solutions Architect
2 5 (16.13%) Architect
3 3 (9.68%) Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Software Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Programme Director
5 1 (3.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (3.23%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (3.23%) .NET Developer
5 1 (3.23%) C# Developer
5 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (74.19%) Web Services
2 3 (9.68%) XML
2 3 (9.68%) Ajax
2 3 (9.68%) .NET Framework
2 3 (9.68%) Silverlight
2 3 (9.68%) HTML5
2 3 (9.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 3 (9.68%) HTML
2 3 (9.68%) .NET
2 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET
2 3 (9.68%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (64.52%) IVR
1 20 (64.52%) Cryptography
1 20 (64.52%) SWIFT
2 4 (12.90%) EMV
3 3 (9.68%) W3C
4 2 (6.45%) CLARiiON
5 1 (3.23%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (64.52%) Data Security
1 20 (64.52%) Requirements Analysis
1 20 (64.52%) Project Planning
2 5 (16.13%) ITIL
3 3 (9.68%) E-Commerce
3 3 (9.68%) MVC
3 3 (9.68%) Scrum
3 3 (9.68%) Web Development
3 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (9.68%) OWASP
3 3 (9.68%) Line Management
4 2 (6.45%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.45%) Business Continuity
5 1 (3.23%) ERP
5 1 (3.23%) Change Management
5 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.23%) Resource Management
5 1 (3.23%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) C#
1 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
1 3 (9.68%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (64.52%) CCA
2 4 (12.90%) Degree
3 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (9.68%) MCP
3 3 (9.68%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (67.74%) ISO 8583
2 20 (64.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 20 (64.52%) PCI DSS
3 5 (16.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
1 2 (6.45%) EMC RecoverPoint
1 2 (6.45%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) EMC
2 2 (6.45%) Websense
2 2 (6.45%) VMware
2 2 (6.45%) Capita