The table below looks at the prevalence of the term APACS in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited APACS over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS)
UK
Rank 851 929 938
Rank change year-on-year
+78 +9
Permanent jobs citing APACS 8 1 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.001% 0.008%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.024% 0.002% 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 8
Median salary £51,900 £23,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+125.65% -58.18%
UK excluding London median salary £51,900 £23,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+125.65% -58.18%

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
34011 42290 42032
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.46% 42.70% 40.50%
Number of salaries quoted 27752 33928 34079
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

APACS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing APACS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing APACS within the UK over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England - 8 £51,900 -
East Midlands - 5 £51,900 -
Northampton - 5 £51,900 -
Northamptonshire - 5 £51,900 -
London - 2 £47,500 -
Basildon - 1 £47,500 -
East of England - 1 £47,500 -
Essex - 1 £47,500 -

APACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, IT jobs citing APACS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for APACS.

1 8 (53.33%) C++
1 8 (53.33%) EMV
2 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 6 (40.00%) Tandem
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) Degree
3 5 (33.33%) NonStop SQL
3 5 (33.33%) Quality Management
3 5 (33.33%) BASE24
3 5 (33.33%) Chip and PIN
3 5 (33.33%) HP
3 5 (33.33%) COBOL
3 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 5 (33.33%) XML
3 5 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 5 (33.33%) Eclipse
3 5 (33.33%) ATM
4 4 (26.67%) EFTPOS
4 4 (26.67%) Smartcard
4 4 (26.67%) ISO 8583
4 4 (26.67%) Banking
4 4 (26.67%) Hypercom
4 4 (26.67%) VeriFone
4 4 (26.67%) Ingenico
5 3 (20.00%) Cubic Transportation
5 3 (20.00%) FIS
5 3 (20.00%) Thales
5 3 (20.00%) WorldPay
5 3 (20.00%) Sage Pay
5 3 (20.00%) Elavon

APACS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (33.33%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) ATM
2 1 (6.67%) ISDN
2 1 (6.67%) NFC
2 1 (6.67%) PSTN
2 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.67%) Wireless
2 1 (6.67%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Eclipse
2 1 (6.67%) Subversion
2 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Banking
3 2 (13.33%) Billing
3 2 (13.33%) Corporate Banking
3 2 (13.33%) Financial Institution
3 2 (13.33%) Retail
4 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) BASE24 Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Payments Business Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) C++ Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Finance Business Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Financial Business Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Financial Services Business Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Service Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Test Manager
6 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Functional Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.67%) CSS
2 1 (6.67%) Entity Framework
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) HTML5
2 1 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) EMV
2 6 (40.00%) Tandem
3 5 (33.33%) Chip and PIN
4 4 (26.67%) EFTPOS
4 4 (26.67%) Smartcard
5 3 (20.00%) EFT
5 3 (20.00%) EPoS
6 2 (13.33%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (6.67%) Chip Card
7 1 (6.67%) Contactless
7 1 (6.67%) Driving Licence
7 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
7 1 (6.67%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Windows
3 1 (6.67%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 5 (33.33%) Quality Management
3 3 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
3 3 (20.00%) Mobile Commerce
3 3 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (13.33%) B2B
4 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Data Mapping
4 2 (13.33%) Multithreading
4 2 (13.33%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Requirements Management
4 2 (13.33%) SDLC
4 2 (13.33%) Software Delivery
4 2 (13.33%) Validation
5 1 (6.67%) Analytics
5 1 (6.67%) Line Management
5 1 (6.67%) Mobile Development
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) C++
2 5 (33.33%) COBOL
2 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) C
3 1 (6.67%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) Embedded C
3 1 (6.67%) Embedded C++
3 1 (6.67%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) MCP
2 1 (6.67%) MCSE
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) ISO 8583
2 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 7816
2 1 (6.67%) PA-DSS
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) HP
2 4 (26.67%) Hypercom
2 4 (26.67%) Ingenico
2 4 (26.67%) VeriFone
3 3 (20.00%) Cubic Transportation
3 3 (20.00%) Elavon
3 3 (20.00%) FIS
3 3 (20.00%) Sage
3 3 (20.00%) Thales
3 3 (20.00%) TSYS
3 3 (20.00%) VocaLink
3 3 (20.00%) Wincor Nixdorf
3 3 (20.00%) WorldPay
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (13.33%) TOWER Software