Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS)
UK
6 months to
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1179 1152 1304
Rank change year-on-year -27 +152 +19
Permanent jobs citing APACS 6 10 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.003% 0.006% 0.000%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.008% 0.014% 0.001%
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 1
UK median annual salary - £51,900 £23,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +125.65% -57.21%
UK excluding London median annual salary - £51,900 £23,000
% change year-on-year - +125.65% -58.18%

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 75,539 72,162 90,034
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.72% 42.46% 43.99%
Number of salaries quoted 59,547 58,715 72,700
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.56% +8.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +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 6 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 26 April 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 -15 6 - -
UK excluding London -37 5 - -
South East - 3 - -
East of England -19 1 - -
London -26 1 - -
South West - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 6 (100.00%) Sage
1 6 (100.00%) EPoS
1 6 (100.00%) EMV
1 6 (100.00%) Chip and PIN
1 6 (100.00%) EFT
1 6 (100.00%) ATM
1 6 (100.00%) Wincor Nixdorf
1 6 (100.00%) VocaLink
1 6 (100.00%) TSYS
1 6 (100.00%) VeriFone
1 6 (100.00%) WorldPay
1 6 (100.00%) Sage Pay
1 6 (100.00%) Elavon
1 6 (100.00%) Ingenico
1 6 (100.00%) Thales
1 6 (100.00%) Hypercom
1 6 (100.00%) Cubic Transportation
1 6 (100.00%) FIS
2 5 (83.33%) E-Commerce
2 5 (83.33%) EFTPOS
2 5 (83.33%) Smartcard
2 5 (83.33%) Mobile Commerce
3 4 (66.67%) ISO 8583
4 3 (50.00%) Cryptography
4 3 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (50.00%) C
4 3 (50.00%) C++
4 3 (50.00%) Java
4 3 (50.00%) Algorithms
5 2 (33.33%) XenApp

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 6 (100.00%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) ATM
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Security Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Graduate
2 2 (33.33%) Graduate Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Graduate Security Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Android Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix Support
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) EMV Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile Developer
3 1 (16.67%) React Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Security Compliance Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) UI Developer
3 1 (16.67%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Chip and PIN
1 6 (100.00%) EFT
1 6 (100.00%) EMV
1 6 (100.00%) EPoS
2 5 (83.33%) EFTPOS
2 5 (83.33%) Smartcard
3 3 (50.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Android
1 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) E-Commerce
1 5 (83.33%) Mobile Commerce
2 3 (50.00%) Cryptography
3 1 (16.67%) Android Development
3 1 (16.67%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C
1 3 (50.00%) C++
1 3 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) ISO 8583
2 3 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) XenApp
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cubic Transportation
1 6 (100.00%) Elavon
1 6 (100.00%) FIS
1 6 (100.00%) Hypercom
1 6 (100.00%) Ingenico
1 6 (100.00%) Sage
1 6 (100.00%) Thales
1 6 (100.00%) TSYS
1 6 (100.00%) VeriFone
1 6 (100.00%) VocaLink
1 6 (100.00%) Wincor Nixdorf
1 6 (100.00%) WorldPay
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) VMware