Period
to 4 August 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London 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 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

EU Revised Directive on Payment Services (PSD2)
England > London
6 months to
4 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 618 531 711
Rank change year-on-year -87 +180 +64
Permanent jobs citing PSD2 73 22 45
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.16% 0.080% 0.079%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.12% 0.66% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 8 18 36
10th Percentile £67,125 £45,125 £58,750
25th Percentile £71,250 £55,625 £65,938
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £77,500 £70,000 £80,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.71% -12.50% +14.29%
75th Percentile £90,313 £79,375 £90,313
90th Percentile £102,500 £93,250 £95,000
England median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +61.29%

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 London with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 6,496 3,356 7,378
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 14.31% 12.15% 13.02%
Number of salaries quoted 4,059 2,606 5,868
10th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
25th Percentile £50,000 £48,750 £47,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £61,000
Median % change year-on-year - +6.56% +1.67%
75th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £80,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £97,500 £93,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.80% +7.00% -

PSD2
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for PSD2 in London

PSD2
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for PSD2 in London

PSD2
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing PSD2 in London over the 6 months to 4 August 2021.

Salary histogram for PSD2 in London

PSD2
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PSD2 within the London region over the 6 months to 4 August 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
Central London -12 3 £75,000 -21.05%
PSD2
England

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 London region with a requirement for PSD2.

1 69 (94.52%) Fintech
2 68 (93.15%) Finance
2 68 (93.15%) Banking
3 60 (82.19%) Linux
4 58 (79.45%) Design Thinking
4 58 (79.45%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 51 (69.86%) API Design
5 51 (69.86%) SQL
6 49 (67.12%) .NET
6 49 (67.12%) C#
6 49 (67.12%) TDD
6 49 (67.12%) .NET Framework
6 49 (67.12%) Unit Testing
6 49 (67.12%) Integration Testing
6 49 (67.12%) AWS
6 49 (67.12%) Kubernetes
6 49 (67.12%) Protocol Buffers
6 49 (67.12%) Microservices
6 49 (67.12%) Observability
6 49 (67.12%) gRPC
6 49 (67.12%) Prometheus
7 42 (57.53%) SOLID
8 40 (54.79%) .NET Core
8 40 (54.79%) Docker
8 40 (54.79%) Elasticsearch
8 40 (54.79%) Root Cause Analysis
8 40 (54.79%) Redis
8 40 (54.79%) RabbitMQ
8 40 (54.79%) PostgreSQL
9 28 (38.36%) Rust

PSD2
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 40 (54.79%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Payment Gateway
1 2 (2.74%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 49 (67.12%) AWS
2 2 (2.74%) Azure
2 2 (2.74%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (2.74%) Microsoft 365
2 2 (2.74%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (54.79%) PostgreSQL
1 40 (54.79%) Redis
2 9 (12.33%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.74%) MySQL
3 2 (2.74%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.74%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Git (software)
General
1 68 (93.15%) Banking
1 68 (93.15%) Finance
2 58 (79.45%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 23 (31.51%) Financial Institution
4 7 (9.59%) Social Skills
5 2 (2.74%) French Language
5 2 (2.74%) German Language
6 1 (1.37%) Czech Language
Job Titles
1 9 (12.33%) Senior Software Engineer
1 9 (12.33%) Software Engineer
2 7 (9.59%) Architect
2 7 (9.59%) Payments Architect
3 3 (4.11%) Developer
4 2 (2.74%) Head of Information
4 2 (2.74%) Head of Information Security
4 2 (2.74%) Head of Information Services
4 2 (2.74%) Head of Security
4 2 (2.74%) PHP Developer
4 2 (2.74%) Project Manager
4 2 (2.74%) Senior Developer
4 2 (2.74%) Senior PHP Developer
5 1 (1.37%) Implementation Manager
5 1 (1.37%) Implementation Project Manager
5 1 (1.37%) Information Officer
5 1 (1.37%) Information Security Officer
5 1 (1.37%) Security Officer
5 1 (1.37%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (67.12%) .NET
1 49 (67.12%) .NET Framework
1 49 (67.12%) gRPC
1 49 (67.12%) Protocol Buffers
2 40 (54.79%) .NET Core
2 40 (54.79%) RabbitMQ
3 9 (12.33%) React
4 2 (2.74%) Laravel
4 2 (2.74%) Node.js
4 2 (2.74%) REST
4 2 (2.74%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.33%) User Experience
2 8 (10.96%) SWIFT
3 7 (9.59%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.74%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 60 (82.19%) Linux
2 2 (2.74%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (94.52%) Fintech
2 58 (79.45%) Design Thinking
3 51 (69.86%) API Design
4 49 (67.12%) Integration Testing
4 49 (67.12%) Microservices
4 49 (67.12%) Observability
4 49 (67.12%) TDD
4 49 (67.12%) Unit Testing
5 42 (57.53%) SOLID
6 40 (54.79%) Root Cause Analysis
7 21 (28.77%) Machine Learning
8 18 (24.66%) Test Automation
9 11 (15.07%) Anti-Money Laundering
9 11 (15.07%) KYC
10 9 (12.33%) Infrastructure as Code
10 9 (12.33%) Open Source
10 9 (12.33%) OpenUP
10 9 (12.33%) SDLC
10 9 (12.33%) Software Engineering
10 9 (12.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 51 (69.86%) SQL
2 49 (67.12%) C#
3 28 (38.36%) Rust
4 20 (27.40%) C
5 11 (15.07%) JavaScript
6 9 (12.33%) Java
6 9 (12.33%) TypeScript
7 3 (4.11%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.74%) Go
8 2 (2.74%) PHP
9 1 (1.37%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.33%) SLA
2 7 (9.59%) ISO 20022
2 7 (9.59%) ISO 8583
3 3 (4.11%) GDPR
3 3 (4.11%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.74%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.37%) GRC
5 1 (1.37%) SEPA
5 1 (1.37%) TARGET2
System Software
1 40 (54.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 49 (67.12%) Kubernetes
1 49 (67.12%) Prometheus
2 9 (12.33%) Grafana
2 9 (12.33%) Terraform
3 1 (1.37%) Control-M
Vendors
1 2 (2.74%) Microsoft