The table below looks at the prevalence of the term APACS in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited APACS over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS)
UK
Rank 851 - 946
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing APACS 6 0 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% - 0.007%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.019% - 0.017%
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 4
Median salary £51,900 - £53,750
UK excluding London median salary £51,900 - -

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
32216 41570 41402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 38.24% 40.68% 38.76%
Number of salaries quoted 26010 33274 33225
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

APACS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing APACS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing APACS within the UK over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 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
England - 6 £51,900 -
East Midlands - 4 £51,900 -
Northampton - 4 £51,900 -
Northamptonshire - 4 £51,900 -
London - 1 £47,500 -
East of England - 1 £47,500 -
Basildon - 1 £47,500 -
Essex - 1 £47,500 -

APACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 with a requirement for APACS.

1 6 (60.00%) C++
1 6 (60.00%) Tandem
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (50.00%) NonStop SQL
2 5 (50.00%) Degree
2 5 (50.00%) HP
2 5 (50.00%) Quality Management
2 5 (50.00%) BASE24
2 5 (50.00%) COBOL
2 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (50.00%) XML
2 5 (50.00%) Eclipse
3 4 (40.00%) Banking
4 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (30.00%) GAP Analysis
4 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (30.00%) ATM
4 3 (30.00%) EMV
4 3 (30.00%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
5 2 (20.00%) Chip and PIN
5 2 (20.00%) Financial Institution
5 2 (20.00%) B2B
5 2 (20.00%) Data Mapping
5 2 (20.00%) Software Delivery
5 2 (20.00%) SDLC
5 2 (20.00%) Billing
5 2 (20.00%) Validation
5 2 (20.00%) TOWER Software

APACS
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (50.00%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) ATM
2 1 (10.00%) ISDN
2 1 (10.00%) PSTN
2 1 (10.00%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Banking
3 2 (20.00%) Billing
3 2 (20.00%) Corporate Banking
3 2 (20.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (10.00%) Retail
4 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Developer
2 5 (50.00%) BASE24 Developer
3 4 (40.00%) Analyst
4 3 (30.00%) Business Analyst
4 3 (30.00%) Payments Analyst
4 3 (30.00%) Payments Business Analyst
5 2 (20.00%) Finance Business Analyst
5 2 (20.00%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (20.00%) Financial Business Analyst
5 2 (20.00%) Financial Services Business Analyst
5 2 (20.00%) Service Analyst
6 1 (10.00%) C++ Developer
6 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
6 1 (10.00%) Functional Analyst
6 1 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Tandem
2 3 (30.00%) EMV
3 2 (20.00%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (10.00%) EFT
4 1 (10.00%) EFTPOS
4 1 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (10.00%) EPoS
4 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (10.00%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (50.00%) Quality Management
2 3 (30.00%) Customer Requirements
2 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (30.00%) GAP Analysis
2 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (20.00%) B2B
3 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Data Mapping
3 2 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Requirements Management
3 2 (20.00%) SDLC
3 2 (20.00%) Software Delivery
3 2 (20.00%) Validation
4 1 (10.00%) Analytics
4 1 (10.00%) Data Analytics
4 1 (10.00%) Mobile Commerce
4 1 (10.00%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C++
2 5 (50.00%) COBOL
2 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO 8583
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (20.00%) TOWER Software
3 1 (10.00%) Cubic Transportation
3 1 (10.00%) Elavon
3 1 (10.00%) FIS
3 1 (10.00%) Hypercom
3 1 (10.00%) Ingenico
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Sage
3 1 (10.00%) Thales
3 1 (10.00%) TSYS
3 1 (10.00%) VeriFone
3 1 (10.00%) VocaLink
3 1 (10.00%) Wincor Nixdorf
3 1 (10.00%) WorldPay