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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS)
Rank 859 864 867
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Permanent jobs citing APACS 7 11 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.011% 0.017%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.018% 0.027% 0.045%
Number of salaries quoted 7 8 18
Average salary £55,000 £48,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.58% +54.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £40,550 £29,100
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £60,000 £35,750
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £57,500 £31,750
% change year-on-year
-4.34% +81.10%

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
39255 41093 42331
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.70% 39.41% 38.33%
Number of salaries quoted 31712 32035 35265
Average salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
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
Top 5 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 29 January 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 +12 7 £55,000 +14.58% 1
London -5 4 £53,750 +11.97% 1
East of England -6 3 £55,000 -4.34%
Hertfordshire -18 3 £55,000 -4.34%
City of London - 1 £62,500 - 1

APACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 14 (66.67%) ISO 8583
1 14 (66.67%) Banking
2 12 (57.14%) Web Services
3 11 (52.38%) Retail
4 10 (47.62%) Cryptography
4 10 (47.62%) IVR
4 10 (47.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (47.62%) Data Security
4 10 (47.62%) SMS
4 10 (47.62%) CCA
4 10 (47.62%) Internet
4 10 (47.62%) Requirements Analysis
4 10 (47.62%) Retail Banking
4 10 (47.62%) Project Planning
4 10 (47.62%) PCI DSS
4 10 (47.62%) SWIFT
5 4 (19.05%) Degree
5 4 (19.05%) COBIT
5 4 (19.05%) EMV
5 4 (19.05%) ITIL
6 3 (14.29%) Project Management
6 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (9.52%) MVC
7 2 (9.52%) Finance
7 2 (9.52%) Scrum
7 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (9.52%) Subversion
7 2 (9.52%) MCP
7 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2

APACS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (4.76%) WebSphere
1 1 (4.76%) Apache
1 1 (4.76%) MQSeries
1 1 (4.76%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (4.76%) IBM HTTP Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (47.62%) SMS
1 10 (47.62%) Internet
2 2 (9.52%) ATM
3 1 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (4.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.76%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Subversion
General
1 14 (66.67%) Banking
2 11 (52.38%) Retail
3 10 (47.62%) Retail Banking
4 2 (9.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Business Analyst
1 10 (47.62%) Analyst
1 10 (47.62%) Payments Business Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Senior Architect
2 4 (19.05%) Senior Solutions Architect
2 4 (19.05%) Architect
2 4 (19.05%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Software Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Linux Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Implementation Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Implementation Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Programme Director
5 1 (4.76%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (57.14%) Web Services
2 2 (9.52%) XML
2 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
2 2 (9.52%) CSS
2 2 (9.52%) .NET
2 2 (9.52%) HTML
2 2 (9.52%) Ajax
2 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
2 2 (9.52%) Silverlight
2 2 (9.52%) HTML5
2 2 (9.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (4.76%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (4.76%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (47.62%) Cryptography
1 10 (47.62%) IVR
1 10 (47.62%) SWIFT
2 4 (19.05%) EMV
3 2 (9.52%) EFT
3 2 (9.52%) W3C
4 1 (4.76%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Data Security
1 10 (47.62%) Requirements Analysis
1 10 (47.62%) Project Planning
2 4 (19.05%) ITIL
3 3 (14.29%) Project Management
3 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.52%) MVC
4 2 (9.52%) Scrum
4 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
4 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
4 2 (9.52%) Web Development
4 2 (9.52%) OWASP
4 2 (9.52%) Line Management
5 1 (4.76%) Matrix Management
5 1 (4.76%) Resource Management
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (4.76%) CRM
5 1 (4.76%) ERP
5 1 (4.76%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
1 2 (9.52%) C#
2 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) CCA
2 4 (19.05%) Degree
3 2 (9.52%) MCP
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (9.52%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (66.67%) ISO 8583
2 10 (47.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 10 (47.62%) PCI DSS
3 4 (19.05%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.76%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
1 2 (9.52%) Capita
2 1 (4.76%) F5
2 1 (4.76%) IBM
2 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
2 1 (4.76%) VMware