Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS)
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1175 1215 1301
Rank change year-on-year +40 +86 -15
Permanent jobs citing APACS 2 7 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.001% 0.004% 0.006%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.003% 0.009% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 12
UK median annual salary £32,500 £50,000 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -35.00% +61.29% -38.61%
10th Percentile £31,250 £41,600 £25,275
90th Percentile £34,150 £55,000 £38,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £50,000 £30,500
% change year-on-year -35.00% +63.93% -39.00%

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

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 77000 77559 91852
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.03% 40.84% 41.93%
Number of salaries quoted 58017 63717 73591
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

APACS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing APACS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 4 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
UK excluding London +57 2 £32,500 -35.00%
Scotland - 2 £32,500 -
England +20 1 £32,500 -35.00%
South West - 1 £32,500 -

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) SMS
2 1 (50.00%) EMV
2 1 (50.00%) Chip and PIN
2 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (50.00%) Validation

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) SMS
General
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Chip and PIN
1 1 (50.00%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) Python