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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS)
Rank 870 885 848
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -37
Permanent jobs citing APACS 8 16 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.008% 0.014% 0.007%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.019% 0.036% 0.017%
Number of salaries quoted 4 14 5
Average salary £36,250 £46,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.04% +32.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £44,000 £30,700
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £70,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £44,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-20.45% +25.71%
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
41495 44077 41182
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 40.20% 39.94% 40.50%
Number of salaries quoted 33241 35243 33776
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -
South East - 3 - -
London +18 1 £62,500 -10.71%
East of England -4 1 £30,000 -31.81%
APACS
UK

APACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 11 (61.11%) EMV
2 10 (55.56%) ATM
3 9 (50.00%) ISO 8583
3 9 (50.00%) VeriFone
3 9 (50.00%) Ingenico
4 8 (44.44%) EFT
5 7 (38.89%) Chip and PIN
5 7 (38.89%) Sage
5 7 (38.89%) EPoS
5 7 (38.89%) Wincor Nixdorf
5 7 (38.89%) WorldPay
5 7 (38.89%) Sage Pay
5 7 (38.89%) Elavon
5 7 (38.89%) VocaLink
5 7 (38.89%) TSYS
6 6 (33.33%) EFTPOS
6 6 (33.33%) Smartcard
6 6 (33.33%) Mobile Commerce
6 6 (33.33%) E-Commerce
7 4 (22.22%) CRM
7 4 (22.22%) Requirements Analysis
7 4 (22.22%) Finance
7 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (16.67%) Data Structures
8 3 (16.67%) SDLC
8 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
8 3 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
8 3 (16.67%) Client/Server
8 3 (16.67%) MS Visio
8 3 (16.67%) MS Office

APACS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Office
1 3 (16.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.56%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (38.89%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 10 (55.56%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) MySQL
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) DB2
1 1 (5.56%) DB2 UDB
1 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
1 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
2 2 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Business Analyst
1 5 (27.78%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Test Manager
2 3 (16.67%) Business Systems Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Sales Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Business Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Implementation Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Implementation Project Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Business Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Product Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Graduate Business Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Payments Business Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Graduate
4 1 (5.56%) Senior DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (61.11%) EMV
2 8 (44.44%) EFT
3 7 (38.89%) Chip and PIN
3 7 (38.89%) EPoS
4 6 (33.33%) EFTPOS
4 6 (33.33%) Smartcard
5 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (16.67%) Data Structures
6 3 (16.67%) Mainframe
6 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
6 3 (16.67%) Client/Server
7 1 (5.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) UNIX
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 6 (33.33%) Mobile Commerce
2 4 (22.22%) CRM
2 4 (22.22%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
3 3 (16.67%) SDLC
4 2 (11.11%) MODAF
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (11.11%) Procure-to-pay
4 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 2 (11.11%) Project Management
4 2 (11.11%) ITIL
4 2 (11.11%) UML
4 2 (11.11%) Zachman Framework
4 2 (11.11%) TOGAF
4 2 (11.11%) Data Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) Java
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (50.00%) ISO 8583
2 2 (11.11%) IAS 39
2 2 (11.11%) COBIT
2 2 (11.11%) QA
2 2 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (11.11%) Basel II
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) VeriFone
1 9 (50.00%) Ingenico
2 7 (38.89%) WorldPay
2 7 (38.89%) Elavon
2 7 (38.89%) Sage
2 7 (38.89%) Wincor Nixdorf
2 7 (38.89%) VocaLink
2 7 (38.89%) TSYS
3 2 (11.11%) Gemalto
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