Period
to 17 January 2018

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 6 months to 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS)
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1154 1140 1241
Rank change year-on-year -14 +101 +16
Permanent jobs citing PACS 3 33 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.019% 0.020%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.004% 0.045% 0.048%
Number of salaries quoted 2 29 32
UK median annual salary £45,625 £40,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.06% -15.79% -3.06%
10th Percentile £39,938 £28,900 £29,075
90th Percentile £53,813 £47,500 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year +17.65% +4.94% +24.62%

PACS 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 72,989 72,616 86,708
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.14% 40.83% 42.19%
Number of salaries quoted 56,415 59,565 69,874
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%

PACS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing PACS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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
Top 4 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 6 months to 17 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 -21 3 £45,625 +14.06% 14
South East +16 2 £50,000 +17.65% 4
UK excluding London +7 2 £50,000 +17.65% 9
London 0 1 £41,250 +10.00% 6

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) HL7
1 2 (66.67%) DICOM
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Debian
2 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Zachman Framework
2 1 (33.33%) TOGAF

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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Electronic Patient Records
1 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) IT Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) IT Support
1 1 (33.33%) IT Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Linux Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Debian
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Ubuntu
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Information Management
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) MODAF
1 1 (33.33%) Network Design
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
1 1 (33.33%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) DICOM
1 2 (66.67%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) VMware