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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS)
Rank 845 842 846
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Permanent jobs citing APACS 7 11 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.007% 0.011% 0.015%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.019% 0.029% 0.040%
Number of salaries quoted 7 8 15
Average salary £55,000 £48,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.58% +47.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £40,550 £28,200
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £60,000 £36,500
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £57,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-4.34% +76.92%
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
37288 38324 40429
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 37.91% 39.63% 38.71%
Number of salaries quoted 30361 30233 33992
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 £72,500 £77,500
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
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 27 January 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +23 4 £53,750 +11.97% 1
East of England -12 3 £55,000 -4.34%
APACS
UK

APACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (66.67%) ISO 8583
1 14 (66.67%) Banking
2 12 (57.14%) Web Services
3 11 (52.38%) Retail
4 10 (47.62%) Cryptography
4 10 (47.62%) IVR
4 10 (47.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (47.62%) Data Security
4 10 (47.62%) SMS
4 10 (47.62%) CCA
4 10 (47.62%) Internet
4 10 (47.62%) Requirements Analysis
4 10 (47.62%) Retail Banking
4 10 (47.62%) Project Planning
4 10 (47.62%) PCI DSS
4 10 (47.62%) SWIFT
5 4 (19.05%) Degree
5 4 (19.05%) COBIT
5 4 (19.05%) EMV
5 4 (19.05%) ITIL
6 3 (14.29%) Project Management
6 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (9.52%) MVC
7 2 (9.52%) Finance
7 2 (9.52%) Scrum
7 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (9.52%) Subversion
7 2 (9.52%) MCP
7 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2

APACS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (4.76%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (4.76%) Apache
1 1 (4.76%) MQSeries
1 1 (4.76%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (47.62%) SMS
1 10 (47.62%) Internet
2 2 (9.52%) ATM
3 1 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (4.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Subversion
General
1 14 (66.67%) Banking
2 11 (52.38%) Retail
3 10 (47.62%) Retail Banking
4 2 (9.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Business Analyst
1 10 (47.62%) Analyst
1 10 (47.62%) Payments Business Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Senior Architect
2 4 (19.05%) Senior Solutions Architect
2 4 (19.05%) Architect
2 4 (19.05%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Linux Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Implementation Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Implementation Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Programme Director
5 1 (4.76%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (57.14%) Web Services
2 2 (9.52%) XML
2 2 (9.52%) Ajax
2 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
2 2 (9.52%) Silverlight
2 2 (9.52%) HTML5
2 2 (9.52%) HTML
2 2 (9.52%) .NET
2 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
2 2 (9.52%) CSS
2 2 (9.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (4.76%) J2EE
3 1 (4.76%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (47.62%) IVR
1 10 (47.62%) Cryptography
1 10 (47.62%) SWIFT
2 4 (19.05%) EMV
3 2 (9.52%) EFT
3 2 (9.52%) W3C
4 1 (4.76%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) SUSE
2 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Data Security
1 10 (47.62%) Requirements Analysis
1 10 (47.62%) Project Planning
2 4 (19.05%) ITIL
3 3 (14.29%) Project Management
3 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.52%) OWASP
4 2 (9.52%) Line Management
4 2 (9.52%) Web Development
4 2 (9.52%) MVC
4 2 (9.52%) Scrum
4 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
4 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.76%) ERP
5 1 (4.76%) CRM
5 1 (4.76%) Change Management
5 1 (4.76%) Resource Management
5 1 (4.76%) Matrix Management
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
1 2 (9.52%) C#
2 1 (4.76%) Java
2 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) CCA
2 4 (19.05%) Degree
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (9.52%) MCP
3 2 (9.52%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (66.67%) ISO 8583
2 10 (47.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 10 (47.62%) PCI DSS
3 4 (19.05%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) VMware ESX
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
1 2 (9.52%) Capita
2 1 (4.76%) F5
2 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
2 1 (4.76%) VMware
2 1 (4.76%) IBM