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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS)
Rank 879 872 840
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -32
Permanent jobs citing APACS 5 16 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.005% 0.015% 0.017%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.012% 0.038% 0.042%
Number of salaries quoted 4 12 14
Average salary £32,750 £51,750 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-36.71% +8.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,650 £48,000 £30,400
10% offered a salary of more than £36,750 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,750 £48,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-31.77% -20.00%
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
42031 41804 40851
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 41.11% 39.02% 41.08%
Number of salaries quoted 33970 32740 33216
Average salary £48,750 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.63% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -

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 28 August 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
Yorkshire - 3 £36,250 -
North West +3 2 £27,750 -14.61%
APACS
UK

APACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 8 (53.33%) EMV
2 6 (40.00%) ATM
3 5 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 5 (33.33%) EFT
3 5 (33.33%) Finance
3 5 (33.33%) VeriFone
3 5 (33.33%) Ingenico
4 4 (26.67%) SDLC
4 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (26.67%) WorldPay
4 4 (26.67%) Sage Pay
4 4 (26.67%) Elavon
4 4 (26.67%) ISO 8583
4 4 (26.67%) Wincor Nixdorf
4 4 (26.67%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (26.67%) VocaLink
4 4 (26.67%) TSYS
4 4 (26.67%) EFTPOS
4 4 (26.67%) Smartcard
4 4 (26.67%) Mobile Commerce
4 4 (26.67%) Chip and PIN
4 4 (26.67%) Sage
4 4 (26.67%) EPoS
5 3 (20.00%) Client/Server
5 3 (20.00%) MS Visio
5 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (20.00%) SQL
5 3 (20.00%) MS Office
5 3 (20.00%) Mainframe
5 3 (20.00%) CRM

APACS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (6.67%) WebSphere
1 1 (6.67%) Liferay
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Office
1 3 (20.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) DB2
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (6.67%) DB2 UDB
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (6.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) JMeter
1 1 (6.67%) Bugzilla
1 1 (6.67%) Subversion
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Banking
3 2 (13.33%) Retail
4 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Business Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Systems Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) Business Systems Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Business Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Test Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Sales Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Business Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Junior Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Implementation Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Implementation Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior DBA
5 1 (6.67%) DB2 DBA
5 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Graduate
5 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) J2EE
1 2 (13.33%) XML
2 1 (6.67%) Ajax
2 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (6.67%) HTML5
2 1 (6.67%) Entity Framework
2 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.67%) CSS
2 1 (6.67%) SOAP
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) EMV
2 5 (33.33%) EFT
3 4 (26.67%) EFTPOS
3 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (26.67%) Chip and PIN
3 4 (26.67%) EPoS
3 4 (26.67%) Smartcard
4 3 (20.00%) Mainframe
4 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (20.00%) Client/Server
4 3 (20.00%) Data Structures
5 1 (6.67%) W3C
5 1 (6.67%) AS400
5 1 (6.67%) Clustering
5 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) UNIX
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 4 (26.67%) Mobile Commerce
2 4 (26.67%) Requirements Analysis
2 4 (26.67%) SDLC
3 3 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
3 3 (20.00%) CRM
4 2 (13.33%) MODAF
4 2 (13.33%) Procure-to-pay
4 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL
4 2 (13.33%) UML
4 2 (13.33%) Zachman Framework
4 2 (13.33%) TOGAF
4 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Project Management
5 1 (6.67%) MVC
5 1 (6.67%) Scrum
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (6.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) MCP
1 1 (6.67%) MCSE
1 1 (6.67%) ISEB
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) ISO 8583
2 2 (13.33%) IAS 39
2 2 (13.33%) COBIT
2 2 (13.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (13.33%) Basel II
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) VeriFone
1 5 (33.33%) Ingenico
2 4 (26.67%) WorldPay
2 4 (26.67%) Elavon
2 4 (26.67%) Wincor Nixdorf
2 4 (26.67%) VocaLink
2 4 (26.67%) TSYS
2 4 (26.67%) Sage
3 1 (6.67%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) Gemalto