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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS)
Rank 254 - 243
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing APACS 2 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.027% - 0.027%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.11% - 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 2
Average salary £32,500 - £27,500
UK excluding London average salary £48,000 £60,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +76.47%
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
1899 1878 1951
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 25.57% 26.39% 26.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1464 1552 1672
Average salary £40,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £57,600
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing APACS within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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
Manchester - 2 £32,500 -
APACS
England

APACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (100.00%) EMV
2 5 (62.50%) W3C
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (62.50%) MCSE
2 5 (62.50%) E-Commerce
2 5 (62.50%) C#
2 5 (62.50%) HTML
2 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) .NET
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
2 5 (62.50%) CSS
2 5 (62.50%) XML
2 5 (62.50%) MCP
2 5 (62.50%) MVC
2 5 (62.50%) Scrum
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (62.50%) Ajax
2 5 (62.50%) .NET Framework
2 5 (62.50%) Degree
2 5 (62.50%) Silverlight
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (62.50%) HTML5
2 5 (62.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development

APACS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
1 3 (37.50%) MS Visio
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Subversion
General
1 3 (37.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
2 4 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (37.50%) Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) HTML
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
1 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
1 5 (62.50%) CSS
1 5 (62.50%) XML
1 5 (62.50%) Ajax
1 5 (62.50%) .NET Framework
1 5 (62.50%) Silverlight
1 5 (62.50%) HTML5
1 5 (62.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (100.00%) EMV
2 5 (62.50%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) E-Commerce
1 5 (62.50%) MVC
1 5 (62.50%) Scrum
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Systems Analysis
2 3 (37.50%) Business Analysis
2 3 (37.50%) User Stories
3 2 (25.00%) OWASP
3 2 (25.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) C#
1 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (62.50%) MCSE
1 5 (62.50%) MCP
1 5 (62.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Capita