Period
to 27 July 2017

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 27 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS)
UK
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1186 1198 1273
Rank change year-on-year +12 +75 +23
Permanent jobs citing PACS 12 57 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.028% 0.011%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.016% 0.067% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 12 59 23
UK median annual salary £50,000 £44,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.36% +11.25% -15.34%
10th Percentile £30,150 £31,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £53,000 £70,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £44,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.36% +11.25% -

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 75173 84551 90544
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.37% 41.91% 41.01%
Number of salaries quoted 57989 68801 71880
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing PACS over the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

Salary histogram for PACS in the UK

PACS
Top 10 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 27 July 2017. 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 +38 12 £50,000 +12.36% 1
UK excluding London +62 11 £50,000 +12.36%
East of England +6 6 £50,000 +12.36%
South East +79 2 £43,500 -3.33%
Yorkshire +31 1 £35,000 -22.22%
London +26 1 £32,000 -28.09% 1
South West +17 1 £35,000 -30.00%
North of England -4 1 £35,000 -28.21%
East Midlands - 1 £30,000 -
Midlands - 1 £30,000 -

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 7 (58.33%) ITIL
2 7 (58.33%) Workflow
3 6 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 6 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (50.00%) SSH
3 6 (50.00%) Problem Management
3 6 (50.00%) Network Security
3 6 (50.00%) ITIL V3
3 6 (50.00%) MySQL
3 6 (50.00%) Perl
3 6 (50.00%) Unix
3 6 (50.00%) Windows
3 6 (50.00%) Linux
3 6 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (50.00%) VPN
3 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (50.00%) Python
3 6 (50.00%) Sybase
3 6 (50.00%) IPsec
4 2 (16.67%) NHS
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Finance
5 1 (8.33%) Validation
5 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
5 1 (8.33%) Information Governance
5 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (8.33%) Data Validation
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) IPsec
1 6 (50.00%) Network Security
1 6 (50.00%) SSH
1 6 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 6 (50.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) MySQL
1 6 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
1 1 (8.33%) Selenium
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Linux Support
3 3 (25.00%) IT Support
3 3 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Linux Support Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Support Specialist
4 2 (16.67%) Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) IT Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) IT Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) IT Support Manager
5 1 (8.33%) IT Support Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) PACS Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Support Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) NHS
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Linux
1 6 (50.00%) Unix
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) ITIL
1 7 (58.33%) Workflow
2 6 (50.00%) ITIL V3
2 6 (50.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) CRM
3 1 (8.33%) Data Security
3 1 (8.33%) Data Validation
3 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (8.33%) Information Governance
3 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (8.33%) Service Management
3 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (8.33%) Validation
3 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 6 (50.00%) Perl
2 6 (50.00%) Python
2 6 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (8.33%) MCITP
1 1 (8.33%) MCSA
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (50.00%) Sybase
2 1 (8.33%) Sun