Period
to 23 January 2018

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 23 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS)
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1174 1178 1250
Rank change year-on-year +4 +72 +32
Permanent jobs citing APACS 2 15 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.001% 0.009% 0.004%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.003% 0.021% 0.010%
Number of salaries quoted 0 8 9
UK median annual salary - £50,000 £30,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +63.93% -41.90%
UK excluding London median annual salary - £50,000 £30,500
% change year-on-year - +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 73,311 71,713 87,494
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.99% 40.77% 42.22%
Number of salaries quoted 57,027 58,844 70,439
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 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 23 January 2018. 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
England -14 2 - -
South East +18 1 - -
UK excluding London -5 1 - -
London -24 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, IT jobs citing APACS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for APACS.

1 2 (100.00%) ATM
1 2 (100.00%) Sage
1 2 (100.00%) EPoS
1 2 (100.00%) EMV
1 2 (100.00%) Chip and PIN
1 2 (100.00%) EFT
1 2 (100.00%) ISO 8583
1 2 (100.00%) Wincor Nixdorf
1 2 (100.00%) VocaLink
1 2 (100.00%) TSYS
1 2 (100.00%) VeriFone
1 2 (100.00%) WorldPay
1 2 (100.00%) Sage Pay
1 2 (100.00%) Elavon
1 2 (100.00%) Ingenico
1 2 (100.00%) Thales
1 2 (100.00%) Hypercom
1 2 (100.00%) Cubic Transportation
1 2 (100.00%) FIS
2 1 (50.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (50.00%) Cryptography
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) EFTPOS
2 1 (50.00%) Smartcard
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile Commerce

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) ATM
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Compliance Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) EMV Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Security Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Security Compliance Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Chip and PIN
1 2 (100.00%) EFT
1 2 (100.00%) EMV
1 2 (100.00%) EPoS
2 1 (50.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (50.00%) EFTPOS
2 1 (50.00%) Smartcard
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Cryptography
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) ISO 8583
2 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cubic Transportation
1 2 (100.00%) Elavon
1 2 (100.00%) FIS
1 2 (100.00%) Hypercom
1 2 (100.00%) Ingenico
1 2 (100.00%) Sage
1 2 (100.00%) Thales
1 2 (100.00%) TSYS
1 2 (100.00%) VeriFone
1 2 (100.00%) VocaLink
1 2 (100.00%) Wincor Nixdorf
1 2 (100.00%) WorldPay