Period
to 2 December 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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 665 474 695
Rank change year-on-year -191 +221 +86
Permanent jobs citing PSD2 66 14 40
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.064% 0.074%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.85% 0.53% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 13 10 32
10th Percentile £52,500 £64,250 £47,500
25th Percentile £67,500 £65,313 £59,063
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £75,000 £73,750
Median % change year-on-year - +1.69% -1.67%
75th Percentile £97,500 £80,000 £83,125
90th Percentile £101,500 £83,250 £95,000
England median annual salary £72,500 £75,000 £73,750
% change year-on-year -3.33% +1.69% +9.26%

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 7,771 2,627 6,937
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 15.03% 11.93% 12.87%
Number of salaries quoted 5,086 2,157 5,388
10th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £36,250
25th Percentile £50,000 £50,000 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
75th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £78,319
90th Percentile £101,250 £95,000 £93,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year - +6.80% +3.00%

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 2 December 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 2 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
Central London -59 1 £95,000 +31.03% 3
PSD2
England

For the 6 months to 2 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 London region with a requirement for PSD2.

1 60 (90.91%) Finance
2 58 (87.88%) Banking
3 55 (83.33%) Fintech
4 50 (75.76%) Design Thinking
4 50 (75.76%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 47 (71.21%) Linux
6 41 (62.12%) .NET
7 40 (60.61%) C#
8 37 (56.06%) Protocol Buffers
8 37 (56.06%) Observability
8 37 (56.06%) gRPC
9 35 (53.03%) Microservices
10 33 (50.00%) Kubernetes
10 33 (50.00%) .NET Framework
10 33 (50.00%) Prometheus
11 32 (48.48%) AWS
11 32 (48.48%) Rust
11 32 (48.48%) SQL
12 31 (46.97%) TDD
12 31 (46.97%) Unit Testing
12 31 (46.97%) Integration Testing
12 31 (46.97%) API Design
13 26 (39.39%) Test Automation
14 24 (36.36%) Docker
15 23 (34.85%) OpenUP
15 23 (34.85%) Java
16 22 (33.33%) SOLID
16 22 (33.33%) .NET Core
17 19 (28.79%) Software Engineering
18 18 (27.27%) PostgreSQL

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 16 (24.24%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.52%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Sentinel
2 1 (1.52%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 32 (48.48%) AWS
2 2 (3.03%) Azure
2 2 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (3.03%) BrowserStack
2 2 (3.03%) Microsoft 365
2 2 (3.03%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (27.27%) PostgreSQL
1 18 (27.27%) Redis
2 15 (22.73%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.52%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (12.12%) Cypress.io
1 8 (12.12%) Selenium
2 1 (1.52%) Git (software)
General
1 60 (90.91%) Finance
2 58 (87.88%) Banking
3 50 (75.76%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 11 (16.67%) Financial Institution
5 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.03%) French Language
6 2 (3.03%) German Language
6 2 (3.03%) Organisational Skills
7 1 (1.52%) Czech Language
7 1 (1.52%) Influencing Skills
7 1 (1.52%) Marketing
7 1 (1.52%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 15 (22.73%) Software Engineer
2 11 (16.67%) Senior Software Engineer
3 7 (10.61%) Developer
4 4 (6.06%) Backend Developer
4 4 (6.06%) Information Officer
4 4 (6.06%) Information Security Officer
4 4 (6.06%) Security Officer
5 2 (3.03%) Analyst
5 2 (3.03%) Full Stack Developer
5 2 (3.03%) Head of Information
5 2 (3.03%) Head of Information Security
5 2 (3.03%) Head of Information Services
5 2 (3.03%) Head of Security
5 2 (3.03%) Information Manager
5 2 (3.03%) Information Security Manager
5 2 (3.03%) Project Manager
5 2 (3.03%) Security Manager
5 2 (3.03%) Test Analyst
6 1 (1.52%) Test Manager
6 1 (1.52%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (62.12%) .NET
2 37 (56.06%) gRPC
2 37 (56.06%) Protocol Buffers
3 33 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 22 (33.33%) .NET Core
5 17 (25.76%) React
6 16 (24.24%) RabbitMQ
7 7 (10.61%) OpenTelemetry
8 6 (9.09%) Playwright
8 6 (9.09%) Puppeteer
9 4 (6.06%) Redux
10 2 (3.03%) D3.js
10 2 (3.03%) Elastic Stack
10 2 (3.03%) Google Chart
10 2 (3.03%) Node.js
10 2 (3.03%) XML
11 1 (1.52%) AngularJS
11 1 (1.52%) FIX Protocol
11 1 (1.52%) RESTful
11 1 (1.52%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.21%) User Experience
2 12 (18.18%) Blog
3 3 (4.55%) SWIFT
4 2 (3.03%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.52%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.52%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.52%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 47 (71.21%) Linux
2 2 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (83.33%) Fintech
2 50 (75.76%) Design Thinking
3 37 (56.06%) Observability
4 35 (53.03%) Microservices
5 31 (46.97%) API Design
5 31 (46.97%) Integration Testing
5 31 (46.97%) TDD
5 31 (46.97%) Unit Testing
6 26 (39.39%) Test Automation
7 23 (34.85%) OpenUP
8 22 (33.33%) SOLID
9 19 (28.79%) Software Engineering
10 16 (24.24%) Root Cause Analysis
11 15 (22.73%) Infrastructure as Code
11 15 (22.73%) Open Source
12 11 (16.67%) Anti-Money Laundering
12 11 (16.67%) KYC
13 9 (13.64%) Machine Learning
13 9 (13.64%) Web Development
14 8 (12.12%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 40 (60.61%) C#
2 32 (48.48%) Rust
2 32 (48.48%) SQL
3 23 (34.85%) Java
4 15 (22.73%) TypeScript
5 14 (21.21%) C
6 13 (19.70%) JavaScript
7 4 (6.06%) Bash Shell
7 4 (6.06%) Python
8 2 (3.03%) Go
8 2 (3.03%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (3.03%) CISA
1 2 (3.03%) CISM
1 2 (3.03%) CISMP
1 2 (3.03%) CISSP
1 2 (3.03%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
2 1 (1.52%) ISEB
2 1 (1.52%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (22.73%) SLA
2 8 (12.12%) GDPR
2 8 (12.12%) PCI DSS
3 5 (7.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (6.06%) Accessibility
4 4 (6.06%) GRC
5 2 (3.03%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (3.03%) SEPA
5 2 (3.03%) TARGET2
6 1 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 24 (36.36%) Docker
Systems Management
1 33 (50.00%) Kubernetes
1 33 (50.00%) Prometheus
2 17 (25.76%) Grafana
3 15 (22.73%) Terraform
4 1 (1.52%) Control-M
Vendors
1 3 (4.55%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.03%) Google
3 1 (1.52%) Informatica
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle