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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS)
Rank 872 874 881
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +7
Permanent jobs citing APACS 11 33 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.028% 0.006%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.027% 0.071% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 4 28 3
Average salary £42,500 £44,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.40% -26.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,750 £100,000 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £44,000 £51,250
% change year-on-year
-20.45% -14.14%

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
41221 46721 42224
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 38.58% 39.79% 38.81%
Number of salaries quoted 32631 37349 34357
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 May 2015 within the UK.

APACS Salary Histogram in the UK

APACS
Top 11 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 22 May 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 +13 10 £50,000 +13.63% 2
London +48 5 £50,000 -50.00%
South East +6 3 - - 1
Essex +5 2 £41,250 +21.32%
East of England +1 2 £41,250 -6.25%
Kent - 2 - -
Basildon - 2 £41,250 -
Scotland - 1 £35,000 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £35,000 -
Surrey - 1 - - 1
East Kilbride - 1 £35,000 -

APACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 11 (61.11%) EMV
1 11 (61.11%) ISO 8583
2 10 (55.56%) ATM
3 9 (50.00%) VeriFone
3 9 (50.00%) Ingenico
4 8 (44.44%) EFT
5 7 (38.89%) Sage
5 7 (38.89%) EPoS
5 7 (38.89%) Chip and PIN
5 7 (38.89%) WorldPay
5 7 (38.89%) Sage Pay
5 7 (38.89%) Elavon
5 7 (38.89%) Wincor Nixdorf
5 7 (38.89%) VocaLink
5 7 (38.89%) TSYS
6 6 (33.33%) Smartcard
6 6 (33.33%) Mobile Commerce
6 6 (33.33%) E-Commerce
6 6 (33.33%) EFTPOS
7 4 (22.22%) CRM
7 4 (22.22%) Project Management
8 2 (11.11%) Finance
8 2 (11.11%) Zachman Framework
8 2 (11.11%) TOGAF
8 2 (11.11%) IAS 39
8 2 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (11.11%) Basel II
8 2 (11.11%) ITIL
8 2 (11.11%) Banking
8 2 (11.11%) Retail

APACS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (5.56%) WinCC
1 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
1 1 (5.56%) Apache
1 1 (5.56%) MQSeries
1 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (5.56%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Project
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
1 1 (5.56%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 7 (38.89%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 10 (55.56%) ATM
2 1 (5.56%) Profibus
2 1 (5.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
2 1 (5.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
1 2 (11.11%) Banking
1 2 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Project Manager
2 3 (16.67%) Test Manager
2 3 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Sales Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Business Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Implementation Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Implementation Project Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Business Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Payments Business Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Graduate Business Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Graduate
4 1 (5.56%) Product Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Linux Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (5.56%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (61.11%) EMV
2 8 (44.44%) EFT
3 7 (38.89%) EPoS
3 7 (38.89%) Chip and PIN
4 6 (33.33%) Smartcard
4 6 (33.33%) EFTPOS
5 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (5.56%) SCADA
5 1 (5.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
1 1 (5.56%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Mobile Commerce
1 6 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 4 (22.22%) CRM
2 4 (22.22%) Project Management
3 2 (11.11%) Zachman Framework
3 2 (11.11%) TOGAF
3 2 (11.11%) ITIL
3 2 (11.11%) MODAF
3 2 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (11.11%) Procure-to-pay
4 1 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
1 1 (5.56%) Java
1 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (61.11%) ISO 8583
2 2 (11.11%) IAS 39
2 2 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (11.11%) Basel II
2 2 (11.11%) QA
2 2 (11.11%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (5.56%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) VeriFone
1 9 (50.00%) Ingenico
2 7 (38.89%) Sage
2 7 (38.89%) WorldPay
2 7 (38.89%) Elavon
2 7 (38.89%) Wincor Nixdorf
2 7 (38.89%) VocaLink
2 7 (38.89%) TSYS
3 2 (11.11%) Gemalto
4 1 (5.56%) F5
4 1 (5.56%) IBM
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.56%) HP
4 1 (5.56%) NCR
4 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.56%) Wonderware
4 1 (5.56%) VMware