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

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS)
Rank 887 876 867
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -9
Permanent jobs citing APACS 4 20 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.017% 0.017%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.009% 0.045% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 3 14 15
Average salary £30,500 £51,750 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-41.06% -13.75%
UK excluding London average salary £30,500 £48,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-36.45% -20.00%

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
44549 44937 43443
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.90% 38.86% 40.55%
Number of salaries quoted 35843 35005 35130
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

APACS
Jobs Demand Trend

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

APACS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

APACS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing APACS within the UK.

APACS Salary Trend in the UK

APACS
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing APACS within the UK over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. 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
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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
England +5 4 £30,500 -41.06% 4
North West 0 3 £30,500 -6.15% 1
Manchester +9 1 £30,500 -6.15%
Oldham -3 1 £30,500 -
Wirral - 1 £25,000 -
Lancashire - 1 £30,500 - 1
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £25,000 -
Harrogate - 1 - -

APACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 9 (56.25%) EMV
2 6 (37.50%) ATM
3 5 (31.25%) E-Commerce
3 5 (31.25%) EFT
3 5 (31.25%) Finance
3 5 (31.25%) VeriFone
3 5 (31.25%) Ingenico
3 5 (31.25%) SDLC
4 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (25.00%) WorldPay
4 4 (25.00%) Sage Pay
4 4 (25.00%) Elavon
4 4 (25.00%) VocaLink
4 4 (25.00%) TSYS
4 4 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (25.00%) ISO 8583
4 4 (25.00%) EFTPOS
4 4 (25.00%) Smartcard
4 4 (25.00%) Mobile Commerce
4 4 (25.00%) Wincor Nixdorf
4 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (25.00%) Chip and PIN
4 4 (25.00%) Sage
4 4 (25.00%) EPoS
4 4 (25.00%) SQL
5 3 (18.75%) MS Office
5 3 (18.75%) XML
5 3 (18.75%) CRM
5 3 (18.75%) Client/Server
5 3 (18.75%) MS Visio

APACS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 (6.25%) WebSphere
1 1 (6.25%) Liferay
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Office
1 3 (18.75%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
3 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (6.25%) DB2 UDB
3 1 (6.25%) MySQL
3 1 (6.25%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Subversion
2 1 (6.25%) JMeter
2 1 (6.25%) Bugzilla
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
3 2 (12.50%) Retail
4 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Systems Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Business Systems Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Business Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Business Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Sales Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Test Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Graduate
5 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Junior
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) XML
2 2 (12.50%) Ajax
2 2 (12.50%) .NET Framework
2 2 (12.50%) HTML5
2 2 (12.50%) Entity Framework
2 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
2 2 (12.50%) HTML
2 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) J2EE
2 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 2 (12.50%) CSS
3 1 (6.25%) SOAP
3 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (56.25%) EMV
2 5 (31.25%) EFT
3 4 (25.00%) EFTPOS
3 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (25.00%) Chip and PIN
3 4 (25.00%) EPoS
3 4 (25.00%) Smartcard
4 3 (18.75%) Mainframe
4 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
4 3 (18.75%) Client/Server
4 3 (18.75%) Data Structures
5 2 (12.50%) W3C
6 1 (6.25%) AS400
6 1 (6.25%) Clustering
6 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) UNIX
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) E-Commerce
1 5 (31.25%) SDLC
2 4 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 4 (25.00%) Mobile Commerce
3 3 (18.75%) Systems Analysis
3 3 (18.75%) CRM
4 2 (12.50%) MODAF
4 2 (12.50%) Web Development
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL
4 2 (12.50%) UML
4 2 (12.50%) MVC
4 2 (12.50%) Scrum
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) Zachman Framework
4 2 (12.50%) TOGAF
4 2 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) OWASP
4 2 (12.50%) MVVM
4 2 (12.50%) Procure-to-pay
4 2 (12.50%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) C#
2 2 (12.50%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) MCP
1 2 (12.50%) MCSE
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) ISO 8583
2 2 (12.50%) IAS 39
2 2 (12.50%) COBIT
2 2 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (12.50%) Basel II
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) VeriFone
1 5 (31.25%) Ingenico
2 4 (25.00%) WorldPay
2 4 (25.00%) Elavon
2 4 (25.00%) Wincor Nixdorf
2 4 (25.00%) VocaLink
2 4 (25.00%) TSYS
2 4 (25.00%) Sage
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) IBM
4 1 (6.25%) VMware
4 1 (6.25%) Gemalto
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