The table below looks at the prevalence of the term PACS in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited PACS over the 3 months to 28 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS)
UK
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 856 936 970
Rank change year-on-year +80 +34  
Permanent jobs citing PACS 11 22 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.021% 0.013%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.031% 0.050% 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 11 22 8
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50%  
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50%  

PACS 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 35736 44061 45290
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 40.93% 42.59% 40.81%
Number of salaries quoted 28908 35682 35813
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £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%  

PACS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing PACS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for PACS in the UK

PACS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing PACS.

Salary trend for PACS in the UK

PACS
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing PACS over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Salary histogram for PACS in the UK

PACS
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PACS within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 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 +72 11 £50,000 +11.11%
East of England +21 6 £50,000 +12.35%
Hertfordshire +20 6 £50,000 +12.35%
Borehamwood - 6 £50,000 -
South East +42 2 £43,500 -3.33%
London +62 1 £32,000 -30.05%
Yorkshire +22 1 £35,000 -22.22%
Buckinghamshire +3 1 £33,000 -26.66%
High Wycombe +1 1 £33,000 -26.66%
Cheltenham - 1 £35,000 -
Bradford - 1 £35,000 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £35,000 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £35,000 -
South West - 1 £35,000 -

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, IT jobs citing PACS 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 PACS.

1 10 (58.82%) Windows
2 9 (52.94%) Workflow
3 8 (47.06%) ITIL
3 8 (47.06%) SQL
3 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
4 7 (41.18%) TCP/IP
4 7 (41.18%) Linux
5 6 (35.29%) Sybase
5 6 (35.29%) MySQL
5 6 (35.29%) Perl
5 6 (35.29%) VPN
5 6 (35.29%) Python
5 6 (35.29%) Shell Script
5 6 (35.29%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (35.29%) Unix
5 6 (35.29%) IPsec
5 6 (35.29%) SSH
5 6 (35.29%) Problem Management
5 6 (35.29%) Network Security
5 6 (35.29%) ITIL V3
6 4 (23.53%) NHS
7 2 (11.76%) Information Governance
7 2 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (11.76%) Degree
7 2 (11.76%) CRM
7 2 (11.76%) Java
7 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
8 1 (5.88%) MCSA
8 1 (5.88%) IIS
8 1 (5.88%) STL

PACS
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 1 (5.88%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) InfoPath
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) TCP/IP
2 6 (35.29%) IPsec
2 6 (35.29%) Network Security
2 6 (35.29%) SSH
2 6 (35.29%) VPN
3 1 (5.88%) DNS
3 1 (5.88%) Ethernet
3 1 (5.88%) NAS
3 1 (5.88%) SAN
3 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) MySQL
1 6 (35.29%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Support Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) IT Support
2 4 (23.53%) Linux Support
3 3 (17.65%) IT Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) IT Support Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Linux Support Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Support Specialist
4 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Applications Support
4 2 (11.76%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Image Processing Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Radio Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 1 (5.88%) HTML
1 1 (5.88%) OpenMP
1 1 (5.88%) STL
1 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) NHS
2 1 (5.88%) Algorithms
2 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.88%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Linux
3 6 (35.29%) Unix
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Workflow
2 8 (47.06%) ITIL
3 6 (35.29%) ITIL V3
3 6 (35.29%) Problem Management
4 2 (11.76%) CRM
4 2 (11.76%) Information Governance
4 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.88%) Change Management
5 1 (5.88%) Data Security
5 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.88%) Mathematics
5 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.88%) Project Management
5 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.88%) Service Management
5 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) SQL
2 6 (35.29%) Perl
2 6 (35.29%) Python
2 6 (35.29%) Shell Script
3 2 (11.76%) Java
4 1 (5.88%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) CCNA
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.88%) MCITP
2 1 (5.88%) MCSA
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) DICOM
1 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
1 1 (5.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) Sybase
3 1 (5.88%) Meraki
3 1 (5.88%) Sun
3 1 (5.88%) VMware