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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS)
Rank - 232 -
Permanent jobs citing APACS 0 7 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West - 0.10% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.32% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 0
Average salary - £32,500 -
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £60,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +79.10%
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
2447 2219 2552
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 33.47% 33.08% 32.14%
Number of salaries quoted 2110 1788 2235
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 24 December 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 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) XML
1 3 (100.00%) MCP
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) EMV
1 3 (100.00%) W3C
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Subversion
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (100.00%) Ajax
1 3 (100.00%) Web Development
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
1 3 (100.00%) Silverlight
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services

APACS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Software Developer
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) XML
1 3 (100.00%) Ajax
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (100.00%) Silverlight
1 3 (100.00%) HTML5
1 3 (100.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) EMV
1 3 (100.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Web Development
1 3 (100.00%) OWASP
1 3 (100.00%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) MCP
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Capita