The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PACS in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PACS over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS)
Rank 882 872 860
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -12
Permanent jobs citing PACS 15 18 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.016% 0.022%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.036% 0.042% 0.056%
Number of salaries quoted 15 16 22
Average salary £45,000 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.46% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £30,150
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £38,750 £51,800
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £32,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -18.75%

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
42027 43003 44675
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.53% 39.27% 38.69%
Number of salaries quoted 33970 33822 37441
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £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%

PACS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing PACS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

PACS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

PACS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing PACS within the UK.

PACS Salary Trend in the UK

PACS
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing PACS over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 within the UK.

PACS Salary Histogram in the UK

PACS
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PACS within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 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 -1 15 £45,000 +44.00% 1
South East +14 5 £32,500 +8.33%
Buckinghamshire - 5 £32,500 -
London +27 4 £60,000 - 1
Rotherham - 4 £45,000 -
South Yorkshire - 4 £45,000 -
Yorkshire - 4 £45,000 -
High Wycombe - 4 £32,500 -
City of London - 3 £60,000 -
South West -4 1 £32,500 +8.33%
East of England -22 1 £42,500 +30.76%
Gloucestershire - 1 £32,500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £42,500 -

PACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing PACS 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 PACS.

1 25 (48.08%) NHS
2 23 (44.23%) Project Management
3 16 (30.77%) HL7
4 15 (28.85%) DICOM
4 15 (28.85%) Windows
5 14 (26.92%) SQL
6 12 (23.08%) Oracle
7 10 (19.23%) ITIL
7 10 (19.23%) Linux
7 10 (19.23%) UNIX
7 10 (19.23%) Shell Script
7 10 (19.23%) Perl
8 9 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (17.31%) Finance
9 8 (15.38%) Banking
9 8 (15.38%) Active Directory
9 8 (15.38%) SWIFT
9 8 (15.38%) Microsoft
10 7 (13.46%) VMware
10 7 (13.46%) Change Management
10 7 (13.46%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (13.46%) e-Health
10 7 (13.46%) Informatics
11 6 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (11.54%) Java
11 6 (11.54%) SAN
11 6 (11.54%) Workflow
11 6 (11.54%) MS Excel
11 6 (11.54%) IBM
12 5 (9.62%) Red Hat

PACS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing PACS 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 PACS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (9.62%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.77%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.77%) WebSphere
2 3 (5.77%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.92%) Cerner Millennium
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.54%) SAN
2 3 (5.77%) LAN
2 3 (5.77%) WAN
3 2 (3.85%) Firewall
4 1 (1.92%) Wireless
4 1 (1.92%) NAS
4 1 (1.92%) DHCP
4 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.92%) DNS
4 1 (1.92%) VoIP
4 1 (1.92%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.62%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (9.62%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (9.62%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.77%) Relational Database
2 3 (5.77%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MSI
1 1 (1.92%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 9 (17.31%) Finance
2 8 (15.38%) Banking
3 3 (5.77%) Marketing
4 2 (3.85%) Retail
4 2 (3.85%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.85%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (3.85%) Law
4 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.85%) Electronics
4 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (15.38%) Analyst
2 7 (13.46%) Consultant
2 7 (13.46%) Applications Support
2 7 (13.46%) Support Manager
3 6 (11.54%) Business Analyst
4 5 (9.62%) IT Support
5 4 (7.69%) IT Support Manager
6 3 (5.77%) Implementation Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Senior Business Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Help Desk Support
6 3 (5.77%) Help Desk Manager
6 3 (5.77%) Business Systems Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Senior Manager
6 3 (5.77%) Payments Business Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 2 (3.85%) Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) .NET
1 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET
1 4 (7.69%) XML
2 3 (5.77%) XML Messaging
2 3 (5.77%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (1.92%) Middleware
3 1 (1.92%) COM
3 1 (1.92%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (48.08%) NHS
2 9 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (15.38%) SWIFT
4 7 (13.46%) e-Health
4 7 (13.46%) Informatics
5 5 (9.62%) Smartcard
5 5 (9.62%) LIMS
5 5 (9.62%) Health Informatics
6 3 (5.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
7 2 (3.85%) DTV
7 2 (3.85%) CMDB
8 1 (1.92%) Visualisation
8 1 (1.92%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 15 (28.85%) Windows
2 10 (19.23%) Linux
2 10 (19.23%) UNIX
3 5 (9.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (5.77%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (44.23%) Project Management
2 10 (19.23%) ITIL
3 7 (13.46%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (13.46%) Change Management
4 6 (11.54%) Workflow
5 5 (9.62%) Migration
5 5 (9.62%) Data Management
5 5 (9.62%) Service Management
5 5 (9.62%) ETL
5 5 (9.62%) PRINCE2
5 5 (9.62%) Business Analysis
5 5 (9.62%) Problem Management
5 5 (9.62%) Data Migration
5 5 (9.62%) Analytics
6 4 (7.69%) Service Delivery
6 4 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (5.77%) Cash Management
7 3 (5.77%) Time Management
7 3 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (5.77%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (26.92%) SQL
2 10 (19.23%) Shell Script
2 10 (19.23%) Perl
3 6 (11.54%) Java
4 5 (9.62%) C++
4 5 (9.62%) PL/SQL
5 4 (7.69%) C#
6 1 (1.92%) C
6 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (5.77%) Degree
2 2 (3.85%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.85%) ISEB
3 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.92%) MCP
3 1 (1.92%) MCSE
3 1 (1.92%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (30.77%) HL7
2 15 (28.85%) DICOM
3 2 (3.85%) SLA
3 2 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 8 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.92%) Data Guard
1 1 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 12 (23.08%) Oracle
2 8 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 7 (13.46%) VMware
4 6 (11.54%) IBM
5 5 (9.62%) Red Hat
6 3 (5.77%) Informatica
6 3 (5.77%) Ab Initio
7 2 (3.85%) Citrix
7 2 (3.85%) SAP
7 2 (3.85%) Cisco
8 1 (1.92%) Cerner
8 1 (1.92%) Veritas
8 1 (1.92%) McAfee