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 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS)
UK
Rank 863 - 944
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing APACS 4 0 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.005% - 0.011%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.012% - 0.029%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 5
Median salary £49,700 - £52,500
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 - £41,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,900 - £58,500
UK excluding London median salary £51,900 - £43,750

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 32599 42296 41280
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 38.38% 40.95% 38.86%
Number of salaries quoted 26231 33780 32617
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £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 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 25 March 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 - 4 £49,700 -
East Midlands - 2 £51,900 -
Northampton - 2 £51,900 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £51,900 -
London - 1 £47,500 -
East of England - 1 £47,500 -
Basildon - 1 £47,500 -
Essex - 1 £47,500 -

APACS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 6 (66.67%) Tandem
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Degree
2 5 (55.56%) NonStop SQL
2 5 (55.56%) C++
2 5 (55.56%) COBOL
2 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
2 5 (55.56%) XML
2 5 (55.56%) Eclipse
2 5 (55.56%) HP
2 5 (55.56%) Quality Management
2 5 (55.56%) BASE24
3 4 (44.44%) Finance
3 4 (44.44%) Banking
4 3 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 3 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
4 3 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 3 (33.33%) ATM
5 2 (22.22%) EMV
5 2 (22.22%) Chip and PIN
5 2 (22.22%) Financial Institution
5 2 (22.22%) B2B
5 2 (22.22%) Software Delivery
5 2 (22.22%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 2 (22.22%) SDLC
5 2 (22.22%) Billing
5 2 (22.22%) Validation
5 2 (22.22%) TOWER Software
5 2 (22.22%) Data Mapping

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 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (55.56%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) ATM
2 1 (11.11%) ISDN
2 1 (11.11%) PSTN
2 1 (11.11%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (44.44%) Banking
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Billing
2 2 (22.22%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (22.22%) Financial Institution
3 1 (11.11%) Retail
3 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) BASE24 Developer
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Payments Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Payments Business Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Finance Business Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Financial Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Financial Business Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Service Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Data Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Functional Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Tandem
2 2 (22.22%) Chip and PIN
2 2 (22.22%) EMV
3 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) EFT
3 1 (11.11%) EFTPOS
3 1 (11.11%) EPoS
3 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
3 1 (11.11%) Smartcard
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (55.56%) Quality Management
2 3 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
2 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 3 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
2 3 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 2 (22.22%) B2B
3 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Data Mapping
3 2 (22.22%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Requirements Management
3 2 (22.22%) SDLC
3 2 (22.22%) Software Delivery
3 2 (22.22%) Validation
4 1 (11.11%) Analytics
4 1 (11.11%) Data Analytics
4 1 (11.11%) Mobile Commerce
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) C++
1 5 (55.56%) COBOL
1 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) ISO 8583
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) HP
2 2 (22.22%) TOWER Software
3 1 (11.11%) Cubic Transportation
3 1 (11.11%) Elavon
3 1 (11.11%) FIS
3 1 (11.11%) Hypercom
3 1 (11.11%) Ingenico
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Sage
3 1 (11.11%) Thales
3 1 (11.11%) TSYS
3 1 (11.11%) VeriFone
3 1 (11.11%) VocaLink
3 1 (11.11%) Wincor Nixdorf
3 1 (11.11%) WorldPay