The table below looks at the prevalence of the term APACS in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited APACS over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS)
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 853 - 943
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing APACS 4 0 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.005% - 0.008%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.011% - 0.019%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 4
Median salary £32,500 - £36,250
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 - £35,000

APACS is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 34953 38490 42789
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 42.27% 41.62% 41.14%
Number of salaries quoted 27451 31966 34479
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,250
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
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing APACS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for APACS in England

APACS
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing APACS in England.

Salary trend for APACS in England

APACS
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing APACS within the England region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
London - 2 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
South West - 1 £32,500 -
APACS
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 across the England region with a requirement for APACS.

1 4 (50.00%) EMV
1 4 (50.00%) Chip and PIN
2 3 (37.50%) Tandem
2 3 (37.50%) Validation
3 2 (25.00%) WorldPay
3 2 (25.00%) Sage Pay
3 2 (25.00%) Elavon
3 2 (25.00%) Ingenico
3 2 (25.00%) SDLC
3 2 (25.00%) Thales
3 2 (25.00%) Hypercom
3 2 (25.00%) Cubic Transportation
3 2 (25.00%) FIS
3 2 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (25.00%) VocaLink
3 2 (25.00%) TSYS
3 2 (25.00%) VeriFone
3 2 (25.00%) Billing
3 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) NonStop SQL
3 2 (25.00%) Wincor Nixdorf
3 2 (25.00%) Requirements Management
3 2 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) BASE24
3 2 (25.00%) ISO 8583
3 2 (25.00%) HP

APACS
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) ATM
2 1 (12.50%) ISDN
2 1 (12.50%) PSTN
2 1 (12.50%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
1 2 (25.00%) Billing
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) BASE24 Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Finance Business Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Financial Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Financial Business Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Financial Services Business Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Payments Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Payments Business Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Service Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Chip and PIN
1 4 (50.00%) EMV
2 3 (37.50%) Tandem
3 2 (25.00%) EFT
3 2 (25.00%) EFTPOS
3 2 (25.00%) EPoS
3 2 (25.00%) Smartcard
4 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
4 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Validation
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Mobile Commerce
2 2 (25.00%) Quality Management
2 2 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Requirements Management
2 2 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C++
1 2 (25.00%) COBOL
1 2 (25.00%) Java
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) C
2 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) ISO 8583
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Cubic Transportation
1 2 (25.00%) Elavon
1 2 (25.00%) FIS
1 2 (25.00%) HP
1 2 (25.00%) Hypercom
1 2 (25.00%) Ingenico
1 2 (25.00%) Sage
1 2 (25.00%) Thales
1 2 (25.00%) TSYS
1 2 (25.00%) VeriFone
1 2 (25.00%) VocaLink
1 2 (25.00%) Wincor Nixdorf
1 2 (25.00%) WorldPay