Period
to 4 December 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for PSD2 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited PSD2 over the 6 months to 4 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

EU Revised Directive on Payment Services (PSD2)
UK > England
6 months to
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 934 703 974
Rank change year-on-year -231 +271 +78
Permanent jobs citing PSD2 64 14 66
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.057% 0.027% 0.053%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.38% 0.22% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 17 10 40
10th Percentile £42,000 £64,250 £47,250
25th Percentile £52,500 £65,313 £55,938
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £75,000 £71,250
Median % change year-on-year -3.33% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £87,500 £80,000 £87,500
90th Percentile £99,500 £83,250 £96,875
UK median annual salary £72,500 £75,000 £71,250
% change year-on-year -3.33% +5.26% +5.56%

PSD2 is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 17,016 6,353 17,065
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.23% 12.42% 13.60%
Number of salaries quoted 11,199 5,067 13,191
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £51,500
Median % change year-on-year - +6.80% +3.00%
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £83,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,725 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.37% +7.45% -

PSD2
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing PSD2 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for PSD2 in England

PSD2
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing PSD2 in England.

Salary trend for PSD2 in England

PSD2
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing PSD2 in England over the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

Salary histogram for PSD2 in England

PSD2
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PSD2 within the England region over the 6 months to 4 December 2021. 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
London -196 60 £75,000 - 3
East Midlands - 2 £72,500 -
Midlands - 2 £72,500 -
North West - 2 £37,500 -
North of England - 2 £37,500 - 2
PSD2
UK

For the 6 months to 4 December 2021, IT jobs citing PSD2 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 across the England region with a requirement for PSD2.

1 54 (84.38%) Finance
2 52 (81.25%) Banking
3 51 (79.69%) Fintech
4 44 (68.75%) Design Thinking
4 44 (68.75%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 41 (64.06%) Linux
6 36 (56.25%) .NET
7 35 (54.69%) C#
8 32 (50.00%) Protocol Buffers
8 32 (50.00%) Observability
8 32 (50.00%) gRPC
8 32 (50.00%) Microservices
9 29 (45.31%) Rust
9 29 (45.31%) AWS
9 29 (45.31%) SQL
10 28 (43.75%) TDD
10 28 (43.75%) .NET Framework
10 28 (43.75%) Kubernetes
10 28 (43.75%) Prometheus
11 26 (40.63%) API Design
11 26 (40.63%) Unit Testing
11 26 (40.63%) Integration Testing
12 24 (37.50%) Test Automation
12 24 (37.50%) Java
13 22 (34.38%) OpenUP
13 22 (34.38%) Docker
14 18 (28.13%) Software Engineering
14 18 (28.13%) SOLID
14 18 (28.13%) .NET Core
15 16 (25.00%) Terraform

PSD2
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 12 (18.75%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.56%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Sentinel
2 1 (1.56%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 29 (45.31%) AWS
2 2 (3.13%) AWS Lambda
2 2 (3.13%) Azure
2 2 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (3.13%) BrowserStack
2 2 (3.13%) Datadog
2 2 (3.13%) Microsoft 365
2 2 (3.13%) Route 53
2 2 (3.13%) SaaS
2 2 (3.13%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 14 (21.88%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (21.88%) Redis
3 3 (4.69%) RDBMS
3 3 (4.69%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (15.63%) Selenium
2 8 (12.50%) Cypress.io
3 2 (3.13%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.13%) Gatling
3 2 (3.13%) GitLab
3 2 (3.13%) JMeter
3 2 (3.13%) JUnit
3 2 (3.13%) Postman
4 1 (1.56%) Git (software)
General
1 54 (84.38%) Finance
2 52 (81.25%) Banking
3 44 (68.75%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 9 (14.06%) Financial Institution
5 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.13%) French Language
6 2 (3.13%) German Language
6 2 (3.13%) Organisational Skills
7 1 (1.56%) Czech Language
7 1 (1.56%) Influencing Skills
7 1 (1.56%) Marketing
7 1 (1.56%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 14 (21.88%) Software Engineer
2 10 (15.63%) Senior Software Engineer
3 9 (14.06%) Developer
4 4 (6.25%) Backend Developer
4 4 (6.25%) Information Officer
4 4 (6.25%) Information Security Officer
4 4 (6.25%) Security Officer
5 2 (3.13%) Analyst
5 2 (3.13%) Consultant
5 2 (3.13%) Full Stack Developer
5 2 (3.13%) Head of Information
5 2 (3.13%) Head of Information Security
5 2 (3.13%) Head of Information Services
5 2 (3.13%) Head of Security
5 2 (3.13%) Information Manager
5 2 (3.13%) Information Security Consultant
5 2 (3.13%) Information Security Manager
5 2 (3.13%) Project Manager
5 2 (3.13%) Security Consultant
5 2 (3.13%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (56.25%) .NET
2 32 (50.00%) gRPC
2 32 (50.00%) Protocol Buffers
3 28 (43.75%) .NET Framework
4 18 (28.13%) .NET Core
5 16 (25.00%) React
6 12 (18.75%) RabbitMQ
7 6 (9.38%) Playwright
7 6 (9.38%) Puppeteer
8 5 (7.81%) OpenTelemetry
9 4 (6.25%) Node.js
9 4 (6.25%) Redux
10 2 (3.13%) D3.js
10 2 (3.13%) Elastic Stack
10 2 (3.13%) Google Chart
10 2 (3.13%) GraphQL
10 2 (3.13%) Spring
10 2 (3.13%) Spring Boot
10 2 (3.13%) Spring MVC
10 2 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.31%) User Experience
2 12 (18.75%) Blog
3 3 (4.69%) SWIFT
4 2 (3.13%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (3.13%) Legacy Applications
5 1 (1.56%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.56%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 41 (64.06%) Linux
2 2 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (79.69%) Fintech
2 44 (68.75%) Design Thinking
3 32 (50.00%) Microservices
3 32 (50.00%) Observability
4 28 (43.75%) TDD
5 26 (40.63%) API Design
5 26 (40.63%) Integration Testing
5 26 (40.63%) Unit Testing
6 24 (37.50%) Test Automation
7 22 (34.38%) OpenUP
8 18 (28.13%) Software Engineering
8 18 (28.13%) SOLID
9 14 (21.88%) Infrastructure as Code
9 14 (21.88%) Open Source
10 12 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
11 10 (15.63%) Anti-Money Laundering
11 10 (15.63%) Information Security
11 10 (15.63%) KYC
12 8 (12.50%) Web Development
13 7 (10.94%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 35 (54.69%) C#
2 29 (45.31%) Rust
2 29 (45.31%) SQL
3 24 (37.50%) Java
4 14 (21.88%) TypeScript
5 12 (18.75%) C
5 12 (18.75%) JavaScript
6 4 (6.25%) Bash Shell
6 4 (6.25%) Python
7 2 (3.13%) Go
7 2 (3.13%) Java 8
7 2 (3.13%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (3.13%) CISA
1 2 (3.13%) CISM
1 2 (3.13%) CISMP
1 2 (3.13%) CISSP
1 2 (3.13%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
2 1 (1.56%) ISEB
2 1 (1.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (21.88%) SLA
2 12 (18.75%) PCI DSS
3 8 (12.50%) GDPR
4 7 (10.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (6.25%) Accessibility
5 4 (6.25%) GRC
6 2 (3.13%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (3.13%) SEPA
6 2 (3.13%) TARGET2
7 1 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 22 (34.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 28 (43.75%) Kubernetes
1 28 (43.75%) Prometheus
2 16 (25.00%) Grafana
2 16 (25.00%) Terraform
3 1 (1.56%) Control-M
Vendors
1 3 (4.69%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.13%) CyberSource
2 2 (3.13%) Google
2 2 (3.13%) PayPal
3 1 (1.56%) Informatica
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle