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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS)
Rank 872 882 851
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -31
Permanent jobs citing APACS 9 10 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.009% 0.021%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.022% 0.024% 0.054%
Number of salaries quoted 6 8 20
Average salary £52,500 £52,750 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.47% +70.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,750 £41,700 £29,700
10% offered a salary of more than £58,750 £100,000 £32,750
UK excluding London average salary £43,750 £58,750 £31,000
% change year-on-year
-25.53% +89.51%

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
40306 41793 41082
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.66% 39.67% 38.33%
Number of salaries quoted 32252 32348 33679
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £29,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing APACS over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 within the UK.

APACS Salary Histogram 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 27 February 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 -8 8 £52,500 -0.47% 1
London +19 5 £53,750 +15.59%
South East - 2 - - 1
East of England -5 1 £52,500 +0.96%
Essex -10 1 £52,500 +54.41%
City of London - 1 £62,500 -
East Kilbride - 1 £35,000 -
Basildon - 1 £52,500 -
Scotland - 1 £35,000 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £35,000 -

APACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 17 (73.91%) ISO 8583
2 12 (52.17%) Banking
3 10 (43.48%) Retail
3 10 (43.48%) Web Services
4 9 (39.13%) SMS
4 9 (39.13%) CCA
4 9 (39.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (39.13%) Internet
4 9 (39.13%) Data Security
4 9 (39.13%) IVR
4 9 (39.13%) Requirements Analysis
4 9 (39.13%) Retail Banking
4 9 (39.13%) SWIFT
4 9 (39.13%) Cryptography
4 9 (39.13%) Project Planning
4 9 (39.13%) PCI DSS
5 7 (30.43%) EMV
6 6 (26.09%) ATM
7 5 (21.74%) EFT
8 4 (17.39%) Degree
8 4 (17.39%) VeriFone
9 3 (13.04%) Wincor Nixdorf
9 3 (13.04%) VocaLink
9 3 (13.04%) TSYS
9 3 (13.04%) COBIT
9 3 (13.04%) Project Management
9 3 (13.04%) Chip and PIN
9 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
9 3 (13.04%) Sage
9 3 (13.04%) EPoS

APACS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (4.35%) Apache
1 1 (4.35%) MQSeries
1 1 (4.35%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
1 1 (4.35%) WinCC
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Project
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
1 1 (4.35%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (39.13%) SMS
1 9 (39.13%) Internet
2 6 (26.09%) ATM
3 1 (4.35%) Profibus
3 1 (4.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (4.35%) Ethernet
3 1 (4.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.35%) DB2
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Subversion
1 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 12 (52.17%) Banking
2 10 (43.48%) Retail
3 9 (39.13%) Retail Banking
4 2 (8.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Business Analyst
1 10 (43.48%) Analyst
1 10 (43.48%) Payments Business Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) Senior Architect
2 3 (13.04%) Senior Solutions Architect
2 3 (13.04%) Architect
2 3 (13.04%) Project Manager
2 3 (13.04%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (4.35%) Administrator
3 1 (4.35%) Implementation Manager
3 1 (4.35%) Product Manager
3 1 (4.35%) Implementation Project Manager
3 1 (4.35%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 1 (4.35%) Programme Director
3 1 (4.35%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (4.35%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (4.35%) Tester
3 1 (4.35%) Developer
3 1 (4.35%) Test Manager
3 1 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (43.48%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) XML
2 1 (4.35%) Ajax
2 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.35%) Silverlight
2 1 (4.35%) HTML5
2 1 (4.35%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (4.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (4.35%) HTML
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) J2EE
2 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.35%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) IVR
1 9 (39.13%) Cryptography
1 9 (39.13%) SWIFT
2 7 (30.43%) EMV
3 5 (21.74%) EFT
4 3 (13.04%) Chip and PIN
4 3 (13.04%) EPoS
5 2 (8.70%) EFTPOS
5 2 (8.70%) Smartcard
6 1 (4.35%) Clustering
6 1 (4.35%) SCADA
6 1 (4.35%) W3C
6 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
1 1 (4.35%) SUSE
1 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Data Security
1 9 (39.13%) Requirements Analysis
1 9 (39.13%) Project Planning
2 3 (13.04%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
2 3 (13.04%) Project Management
3 2 (8.70%) Mobile Commerce
3 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
3 2 (8.70%) CRM
4 1 (4.35%) ERP
4 1 (4.35%) MVC
4 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.35%) Scrum
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (4.35%) Web Development
4 1 (4.35%) Resource Management
4 1 (4.35%) Matrix Management
4 1 (4.35%) OWASP
4 1 (4.35%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) C#
1 1 (4.35%) Java
1 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
1 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
1 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) CCA
2 4 (17.39%) Degree
3 1 (4.35%) VCP4
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.35%) MCP
3 1 (4.35%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (73.91%) ISO 8583
2 9 (39.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 9 (39.13%) PCI DSS
3 3 (13.04%) COBIT
4 2 (8.70%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) VeriFone
2 3 (13.04%) Wincor Nixdorf
2 3 (13.04%) VocaLink
2 3 (13.04%) TSYS
2 3 (13.04%) Sage
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.35%) HP
4 1 (4.35%) NCR
4 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.35%) VMware
4 1 (4.35%) Capita
4 1 (4.35%) Wonderware
4 1 (4.35%) Gemalto
4 1 (4.35%) F5
4 1 (4.35%) IBM
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