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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS)
Rank 878 859 872
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +13
Permanent jobs citing APACS 18 22 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.021% 0.024%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.042% 0.053% 0.061%
Number of salaries quoted 13 19 25
Average salary £48,000 £60,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +76.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,600 £29,900 £27,300
10% offered a salary of more than £90,500 £60,000 £48,800
UK excluding London average salary £48,000 £60,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +76.47%

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
42503 41566 45713
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.73% 38.93% 38.92%
Number of salaries quoted 33230 33747 38468
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 17 September 2014 within the UK.

APACS Salary Histogram in the UK

APACS
Top 8 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 17 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -38 18 £48,000 -20.00% 4
East of England - 10 £48,000 - 1
Hertfordshire - 10 £48,000 - 1
London -8 5 £100,000 +207.69% 2
Manchester - 3 £32,500 -
North West - 3 £32,500 -
Oldham - 1 - -
Watford - 1 £48,000 - 1

APACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 32 (80.00%) Banking
2 27 (67.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 26 (65.00%) Web Services
3 26 (65.00%) Retail
4 25 (62.50%) Internet
5 24 (60.00%) ISO 8583
6 23 (57.50%) SMS
6 23 (57.50%) CCA
6 23 (57.50%) Data Security
6 23 (57.50%) IVR
6 23 (57.50%) Cryptography
6 23 (57.50%) Requirements Analysis
6 23 (57.50%) Project Planning
6 23 (57.50%) PCI DSS
7 22 (55.00%) Retail Banking
7 22 (55.00%) SWIFT
8 8 (20.00%) ITIL
8 8 (20.00%) COBIT
9 6 (15.00%) EMV
9 6 (15.00%) French Language
10 5 (12.50%) Windows
10 5 (12.50%) E-Commerce
10 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
10 5 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (10.00%) C#
11 4 (10.00%) HTML
11 4 (10.00%) JavaScript
11 4 (10.00%) SQL
11 4 (10.00%) .NET
11 4 (10.00%) Oracle

APACS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 2 (5.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Office
1 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (10.00%) FLEXCUBE
1 4 (10.00%) Misys Equation
1 4 (10.00%) Temenos T24
1 4 (10.00%) Finacle
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (62.50%) Internet
2 23 (57.50%) SMS
3 2 (5.00%) SAN
4 1 (2.50%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Subversion
General
1 32 (80.00%) Banking
2 26 (65.00%) Retail
3 22 (55.00%) Retail Banking
4 6 (15.00%) French Language
5 3 (7.50%) Finance
6 1 (2.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 21 (52.50%) Business Analyst
1 21 (52.50%) Analyst
2 19 (47.50%) Payments Business Analyst
3 8 (20.00%) Architect
4 5 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (12.50%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 5 (12.50%) Senior Architect
4 5 (12.50%) Developer
5 2 (5.00%) .NET Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Systems Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Management Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) Software Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Management Consultant
6 1 (2.50%) Java Developer
6 1 (2.50%) C# Developer
6 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (2.50%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (65.00%) Web Services
2 4 (10.00%) XML
2 4 (10.00%) Ajax
2 4 (10.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (10.00%) Silverlight
2 4 (10.00%) HTML5
2 4 (10.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 4 (10.00%) HTML
2 4 (10.00%) .NET
2 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (10.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (57.50%) IVR
1 23 (57.50%) Cryptography
2 22 (55.00%) SWIFT
3 6 (15.00%) EMV
4 4 (10.00%) W3C
5 2 (5.00%) CLARiiON
6 1 (2.50%) EPoS
6 1 (2.50%) Smartcard
6 1 (2.50%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (2.50%) EFT
6 1 (2.50%) EFTPOS
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (57.50%) Data Security
1 23 (57.50%) Requirements Analysis
1 23 (57.50%) Project Planning
2 8 (20.00%) ITIL
3 5 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 5 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (10.00%) MVC
4 4 (10.00%) Scrum
4 4 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 3 (7.50%) MODAF
5 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (7.50%) OWASP
5 3 (7.50%) Line Management
5 3 (7.50%) Web Development
5 3 (7.50%) Zachman Framework
5 3 (7.50%) TOGAF
6 2 (5.00%) Business Continuity
6 2 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.00%) C#
1 4 (10.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (57.50%) CCA
2 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (10.00%) Degree
2 4 (10.00%) MCP
2 4 (10.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (67.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 24 (60.00%) ISO 8583
3 23 (57.50%) PCI DSS
4 8 (20.00%) COBIT
5 4 (10.00%) IAS 39
5 4 (10.00%) Basel II
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (5.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
1 2 (5.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.00%) Misys
2 4 (10.00%) Temenos
2 4 (10.00%) Oracle
2 4 (10.00%) SAP
2 4 (10.00%) Chordiant
3 2 (5.00%) EMC
3 2 (5.00%) Websense
3 2 (5.00%) VMware
3 2 (5.00%) Capita
4 1 (2.50%) Wincor Nixdorf
4 1 (2.50%) VocaLink
4 1 (2.50%) TSYS
4 1 (2.50%) VeriFone
4 1 (2.50%) Sage
Watford, Hertfordshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
Senitor Associates
Salary: £36000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Brimstone Consulting
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Salary: to £100k Base plus bonus plus bens
Posted: 22 days ago