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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited APACS over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS)
Rank 248 258 260
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +2
Permanent jobs citing APACS 2 7 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.032% 0.10% 0.041%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.080% 0.29% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1 7 2
Median salary £41,500 £30,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+36.06% -6.15%
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £30,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year
+63.93% -36.45%
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
2494 2452 2562
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 39.81% 36.23% 34.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2076 1970 2011
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,750 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

APACS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing APACS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing APACS within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -8 2 £41,500 +36.06%
APACS
England

APACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT jobs citing APACS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for APACS.

1 2 (100.00%) EMV
2 1 (50.00%) Chip and PIN
2 1 (50.00%) EFTPOS
2 1 (50.00%) W3C
2 1 (50.00%) Smartcard
2 1 (50.00%) Chip Card
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) XAML
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) ISO 8583
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) Subversion
2 1 (50.00%) Cryptography
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) NFC
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (50.00%) PA-DSS
2 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 7816
2 1 (50.00%) OWASP
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) VeriFone

APACS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) NFC
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Subversion
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) C Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) C/C++ Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) C++ Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded C Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded C Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) Entity Framework
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) HTML5
1 1 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) EMV
2 1 (50.00%) Chip and PIN
2 1 (50.00%) Chip Card
2 1 (50.00%) Contactless
2 1 (50.00%) Cryptography
2 1 (50.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (50.00%) EFTPOS
2 1 (50.00%) Smartcard
2 1 (50.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Line Management
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile Development
1 1 (50.00%) MVC
1 1 (50.00%) OWASP
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded C
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded C++
1 1 (50.00%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) MCP
1 1 (50.00%) MCSE
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) ISO 8583
1 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 7816
1 1 (50.00%) PA-DSS
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Ingenico
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) VeriFone