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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS)
Rank - 932 929
Permanent jobs citing APACS 0 5 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK - 0.005% 0.008%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.012% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 6
Average salary - £55,000 £48,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.58%
UK excluding London average salary - £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
- -4.34%

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
43044 42819 42980
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 42.50% 40.22% 40.84%
Number of salaries quoted 34487 34634 33452
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 6 (75.00%) SQL
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (75.00%) XML
1 6 (75.00%) EMV
1 6 (75.00%) SDLC
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (62.50%) Degree
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (62.50%) OWASP
2 5 (62.50%) HTML5
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) MCP
2 5 (62.50%) MCSE
2 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 5 (62.50%) CSS
2 5 (62.50%) HTML
2 5 (62.50%) Scrum
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Subversion
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (62.50%) Ajax
2 5 (62.50%) Web Development
3 4 (50.00%) Java
3 4 (50.00%) SOAP
3 4 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 4 (50.00%) Web Services
3 4 (50.00%) W3C

APACS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 3 (37.50%) Tomcat
2 1 (12.50%) Liferay
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Subversion
2 3 (37.50%) Eclipse
2 3 (37.50%) IntelliJ
3 1 (12.50%) Bugzilla
3 1 (12.50%) JMeter
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Java Developer
3 2 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Software Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Web Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C# Web Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Java Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Java Software Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) XML
2 5 (62.50%) Ajax
2 5 (62.50%) CSS
2 5 (62.50%) HTML
2 5 (62.50%) HTML5
3 4 (50.00%) SOAP
3 4 (50.00%) Web Services
4 3 (37.50%) GWT
4 3 (37.50%) Hibernate
4 3 (37.50%) Java EE
4 3 (37.50%) jQuery
4 3 (37.50%) JSP
4 3 (37.50%) Spring
4 3 (37.50%) Struts
4 3 (37.50%) XSLT
5 2 (25.00%) .NET
5 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
5 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
5 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (25.00%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) EMV
2 4 (50.00%) W3C
3 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (25.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (12.50%) AS400
4 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
4 1 (12.50%) Data Structures
4 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
4 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) SDLC
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) OWASP
2 5 (62.50%) Scrum
2 5 (62.50%) Web Development
3 4 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 4 (50.00%) Line Management
4 2 (25.00%) Mobile Development
4 2 (25.00%) MVC
4 2 (25.00%) MVVM
4 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (12.50%) UML
5 1 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
3 4 (50.00%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) C#
5 1 (12.50%) C
5 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Degree
1 5 (62.50%) MCP
1 5 (62.50%) MCSE
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) WCAG
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft