Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS)
UK
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1140 1174 1225
Rank change year-on-year +34 +51 +72
Permanent jobs citing APACS 5 6 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.003% 0.003% 0.003%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.007% 0.008% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 5 5 3
UK median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -35.00% +61.29%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,000 £41,600
90th Percentile £33,750 £34,050 £55,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - -35.00% +63.93%

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 72,518 77,538 80,954
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.06% 44.61% 42.51%
Number of salaries quoted 56,156 58,302 66,432
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 15 October 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 +33 5 £32,500 -
UK excluding London +17 5 £32,500 -
North of England - 5 £32,500 -
North West - 5 £32,500 -

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) J2EE
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (100.00%) SOAP
1 5 (100.00%) Web Services
1 5 (100.00%) XML
1 5 (100.00%) Unix
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
1 5 (100.00%) JMeter
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Banking
1 5 (100.00%) Retail
1 5 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 5 (100.00%) Retail Banking
1 5 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 5 (100.00%) JIRA
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
1 5 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 5 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 5 (100.00%) System Testing
1 5 (100.00%) V-Model
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 5 (100.00%) Liferay
1 5 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 5 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 5 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (100.00%) Liferay
1 5 (100.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 5 (100.00%) JIRA
1 5 (100.00%) JMeter
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
General
1 5 (100.00%) Banking
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
1 5 (100.00%) Retail
1 5 (100.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Analyst
1 5 (100.00%) Systems Analyst
1 5 (100.00%) Systems Test Analyst
1 5 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 5 (100.00%) J2EE
1 5 (100.00%) SOAP
1 5 (100.00%) Web Services
1 5 (100.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 5 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 5 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 5 (100.00%) SDLC
1 5 (100.00%) System Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 5 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 5 (100.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
1 5 (100.00%) ISTQB