The table below looks at the prevalence of the term APACS in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited APACS over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS)
Rank - - -
Permanent jobs citing APACS 0 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West - - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - -
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 0
Average salary - - -
UK excluding London average salary - £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
- -4.34%
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 North West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2127 2546 2245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 38.19% 36.23% 33.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1702 2178 1764
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,652 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

APACS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

APACS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

APACS
Salary Trend in the North West

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

APACS Salary Trend in the North West

APACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West 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 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (100.00%) XML
2 5 (83.33%) MCP
2 5 (83.33%) CSS
2 5 (83.33%) HTML
2 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (83.33%) MCSE
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) EMV
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Scrum
2 5 (83.33%) Subversion
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (83.33%) Ajax
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Web Development
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (83.33%) OWASP
2 5 (83.33%) HTML5
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (83.33%) Degree
2 5 (83.33%) SDLC
3 4 (66.67%) Line Management
3 4 (66.67%) Web Services
3 4 (66.67%) W3C
3 4 (66.67%) E-Commerce
3 4 (66.67%) Java

APACS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West 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 3 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (16.67%) Liferay
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Subversion
2 3 (50.00%) Eclipse
2 3 (50.00%) IntelliJ
3 1 (16.67%) Bugzilla
3 1 (16.67%) JMeter
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
1 1 (16.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (33.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Software Developer
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Web Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (16.67%) C# Web Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Java Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Java Software Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Systems Test Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) XML
2 5 (83.33%) Ajax
2 5 (83.33%) CSS
2 5 (83.33%) HTML
2 5 (83.33%) HTML5
3 4 (66.67%) SOAP
3 4 (66.67%) Web Services
4 3 (50.00%) GWT
4 3 (50.00%) Hibernate
4 3 (50.00%) Java EE
4 3 (50.00%) jQuery
4 3 (50.00%) JSP
4 3 (50.00%) Spring
4 3 (50.00%) Struts
4 3 (50.00%) XSLT
5 2 (33.33%) .NET
5 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
5 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
5 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 2 (33.33%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) EMV
2 4 (66.67%) W3C
3 2 (33.33%) Driving Licence
4 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) AS400
4 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) OWASP
1 5 (83.33%) Scrum
1 5 (83.33%) SDLC
1 5 (83.33%) Web Development
2 4 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 4 (66.67%) Line Management
3 2 (33.33%) Mobile Development
3 2 (33.33%) MVC
3 2 (33.33%) MVVM
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (66.67%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) Degree
1 5 (83.33%) MCP
1 5 (83.33%) MCSE
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) WCAG
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft