The table below looks at the prevalence of the term APACS in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited APACS over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS)
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 863 - 980
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing APACS 7 0 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% - 0.007%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.019% - 0.018%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 4
Median salary £32,500 - £36,250
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 - £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £33,100 - £55,000
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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 37430 40744 45349
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.00% 41.43% 40.90%
Number of salaries quoted 29307 33318 36173
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 £29,010 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

APACS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 the UK

APACS
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for APACS in the UK

APACS
Top 11 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 23 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
Scotland - 4 £31,250 -
England - 4 £32,500 -
Fife - 4 £31,250 -
Dunfermline - 3 £30,000 -
London - 2 - -
South West - 1 £32,500 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £32,500 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Salisbury - 1 £32,500 -
Northampton - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 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 with a requirement for APACS.

1 5 (45.45%) Validation
2 4 (36.36%) Linux
2 4 (36.36%) EMV
2 4 (36.36%) Chip and PIN
3 3 (27.27%) Python
3 3 (27.27%) C
3 3 (27.27%) Tandem
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) Banking
4 2 (18.18%) BASE24
4 2 (18.18%) ISO 8583
4 2 (18.18%) Billing
4 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) NonStop SQL
4 2 (18.18%) Wincor Nixdorf
4 2 (18.18%) Requirements Management
4 2 (18.18%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Degree
4 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 2 (18.18%) VocaLink
4 2 (18.18%) TSYS
4 2 (18.18%) VeriFone
4 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (18.18%) WorldPay
4 2 (18.18%) Sage Pay
4 2 (18.18%) Elavon
4 2 (18.18%) Ingenico
4 2 (18.18%) SDLC
4 2 (18.18%) Thales
4 2 (18.18%) Hypercom

APACS
Co-occurring 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) ATM
2 1 (9.09%) ISDN
2 1 (9.09%) PSTN
2 1 (9.09%) SMS
2 1 (9.09%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (18.18%) Banking
1 2 (18.18%) Billing
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Developer
3 2 (18.18%) BASE24 Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Business Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Finance Business Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Financial Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Financial Business Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Financial Services Business Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Java Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Payments Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Payments Business Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Service Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Test Technician
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Chip and PIN
1 4 (36.36%) EMV
2 3 (27.27%) Tandem
3 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (18.18%) EFT
3 2 (18.18%) EFTPOS
3 2 (18.18%) EPoS
3 2 (18.18%) Smartcard
4 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
4 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Validation
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
2 2 (18.18%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
2 2 (18.18%) GAP Analysis
2 2 (18.18%) Mobile Commerce
2 2 (18.18%) Quality Management
2 2 (18.18%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (18.18%) Requirements Management
2 2 (18.18%) SDLC
2 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
3 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) C
1 3 (27.27%) Python
2 2 (18.18%) C++
2 2 (18.18%) COBOL
2 2 (18.18%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) ISO 8583
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Cubic Transportation
1 2 (18.18%) Elavon
1 2 (18.18%) FIS
1 2 (18.18%) HP
1 2 (18.18%) Hypercom
1 2 (18.18%) Ingenico
1 2 (18.18%) Sage
1 2 (18.18%) Thales
1 2 (18.18%) TSYS
1 2 (18.18%) VeriFone
1 2 (18.18%) VocaLink
1 2 (18.18%) Wincor Nixdorf
1 2 (18.18%) WorldPay