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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS)
Rank 872 863 862
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Permanent jobs citing APACS 11 33 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.011% 0.029% 0.009%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.028% 0.073% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 3 29 6
Average salary £50,000 £46,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.52% +45.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £32,500 £30,250
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £100,000 £51,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £46,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
-24.73% +50.00%
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
39741 45111 41019
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 38.51% 40.32% 38.98%
Number of salaries quoted 31692 35920 33663
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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
London +34 6 £50,000 -50.00% 2
South East +17 3 - -
East of England +8 2 £41,250 -11.29%
APACS
UK

APACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 14 (77.78%) ISO 8583
2 9 (50.00%) EMV
3 8 (44.44%) ATM
4 7 (38.89%) VeriFone
4 7 (38.89%) Ingenico
5 6 (33.33%) EFT
6 5 (27.78%) Chip and PIN
6 5 (27.78%) Sage
6 5 (27.78%) EPoS
6 5 (27.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (27.78%) Banking
6 5 (27.78%) Retail
6 5 (27.78%) Wincor Nixdorf
6 5 (27.78%) WorldPay
6 5 (27.78%) Sage Pay
6 5 (27.78%) Elavon
6 5 (27.78%) VocaLink
6 5 (27.78%) TSYS
7 4 (22.22%) Requirements Analysis
7 4 (22.22%) Smartcard
7 4 (22.22%) Mobile Commerce
7 4 (22.22%) Project Management
7 4 (22.22%) EFTPOS
7 4 (22.22%) CRM
7 4 (22.22%) E-Commerce
8 3 (16.67%) CCA
8 3 (16.67%) SMS
8 3 (16.67%) Web Services
8 3 (16.67%) Internet
8 3 (16.67%) Retail Banking

APACS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (5.56%) Apache
1 1 (5.56%) MQSeries
1 1 (5.56%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) ATM
2 3 (16.67%) SMS
2 3 (16.67%) Internet
3 1 (5.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (5.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 5 (27.78%) Banking
1 5 (27.78%) Retail
2 3 (16.67%) Retail Banking
3 2 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Business Analyst
1 5 (27.78%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Project Manager
2 4 (22.22%) Payments Business Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Test Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Implementation Project Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Implementation Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Product Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Junior Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Product Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Linux Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Graduate Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (5.56%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) EMV
2 6 (33.33%) EFT
3 5 (27.78%) Chip and PIN
3 5 (27.78%) EPoS
4 4 (22.22%) EFTPOS
4 4 (22.22%) Smartcard
5 3 (16.67%) IVR
5 3 (16.67%) Cryptography
5 3 (16.67%) SWIFT
6 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (5.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
1 1 (5.56%) SUSE
1 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) CRM
1 4 (22.22%) E-Commerce
1 4 (22.22%) Mobile Commerce
1 4 (22.22%) Project Management
1 4 (22.22%) Requirements Analysis
2 3 (16.67%) Project Planning
2 3 (16.67%) Data Security
3 2 (11.11%) ITIL
3 2 (11.11%) Zachman Framework
3 2 (11.11%) TOGAF
3 2 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (11.11%) MODAF
4 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) Java
1 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
1 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) CCA
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (77.78%) ISO 8583
2 5 (27.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (16.67%) PCI DSS
4 2 (11.11%) Basel II
4 2 (11.11%) IAS 39
4 2 (11.11%) COBIT
4 2 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) VeriFone
1 7 (38.89%) Ingenico
2 5 (27.78%) WorldPay
2 5 (27.78%) Elavon
2 5 (27.78%) Sage
2 5 (27.78%) Wincor Nixdorf
2 5 (27.78%) VocaLink
2 5 (27.78%) TSYS
3 2 (11.11%) Gemalto
4 1 (5.56%) F5
4 1 (5.56%) VMware
4 1 (5.56%) IBM
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.56%) HP
4 1 (5.56%) NCR
4 1 (5.56%) Red Hat