The table below looks at the prevalence of the term APACS in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited APACS over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS)
Rank 630 651 626
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -25
Permanent jobs citing APACS 6 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.013% 0.004% 0.009%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.030% 0.009% 0.020%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 3
Average salary £50,000 £100,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-50.00% +207.69%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £45,250 £31,000
% change year-on-year
-22.65% +45.96%
APACS
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
19768 22885 20281
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 44.23% 46.49% 45.14%
Number of salaries quoted 16079 18560 16609
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £32,500 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

APACS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

APACS Jobs Demand Trend in London

APACS
Salary Trend in London

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

APACS Salary Trend in London

APACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the London 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 7 (70.00%) ISO 8583
2 4 (40.00%) ATM
2 4 (40.00%) EMV
2 4 (40.00%) EFT
2 4 (40.00%) Project Management
3 3 (30.00%) Chip and PIN
3 3 (30.00%) Sage
3 3 (30.00%) EPoS
3 3 (30.00%) Wincor Nixdorf
3 3 (30.00%) VocaLink
3 3 (30.00%) TSYS
3 3 (30.00%) VeriFone
3 3 (30.00%) WorldPay
3 3 (30.00%) Sage Pay
3 3 (30.00%) Elavon
3 3 (30.00%) Ingenico
4 2 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (20.00%) MODAF
4 2 (20.00%) Banking
4 2 (20.00%) Retail
4 2 (20.00%) COBIT
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) Zachman Framework
4 2 (20.00%) TOGAF
4 2 (20.00%) IAS 39
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL
4 2 (20.00%) Smartcard
4 2 (20.00%) Mobile Commerce
4 2 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley

APACS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the London 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 (10.00%) Apache
1 1 (10.00%) MQSeries
1 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (10.00%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) ATM
2 1 (10.00%) HTTP
2 1 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) DB2
General
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Implementation Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Implementation Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Product Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Linux Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Product Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Payments Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) J2EE
1 1 (10.00%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) EMV
1 4 (40.00%) EFT
2 3 (30.00%) Chip and PIN
2 3 (30.00%) EPoS
3 2 (20.00%) Smartcard
3 2 (20.00%) EFTPOS
4 1 (10.00%) Clustering
4 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) SUSE
1 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (20.00%) MODAF
2 2 (20.00%) Zachman Framework
2 2 (20.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Mobile Commerce
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (10.00%) CRM
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (70.00%) ISO 8583
2 2 (20.00%) COBIT
2 2 (20.00%) IAS 39
2 2 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (20.00%) Basel II
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Sage
1 3 (30.00%) Wincor Nixdorf
1 3 (30.00%) VocaLink
1 3 (30.00%) TSYS
1 3 (30.00%) VeriFone
1 3 (30.00%) WorldPay
1 3 (30.00%) Elavon
1 3 (30.00%) Ingenico
2 1 (10.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (10.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) F5