Period
to 18 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 18 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

EU Revised Directive on Payment Services (PSD2)
UK
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1050 1133 1262
Rank change year-on-year +83 +129 -
Permanent jobs citing PSD2 126 47 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.073% 0.027% 0.006%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.56% 0.23% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 80 43 8
UK median annual salary £47,500 £82,500 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -42.42% +6.45% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £45,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £77,625 £110,000 £115,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 -
% change year-on-year -14.29% - -

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 with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 22,668 20,770 26,267
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.19% 12.08% 13.16%
Number of salaries quoted 17,389 16,025 20,836
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +9.76% -3.53% +6.25%

PSD2
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing PSD2 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for PSD2 in the UK

PSD2
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing PSD2.

Salary trend for PSD2 in the UK

PSD2
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing PSD2 over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Salary histogram for PSD2 in the UK

PSD2
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PSD2 within the UK over the 6 months to 18 June 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 +68 116 £46,500 -43.64% 4
London +26 64 £57,500 -30.30% 3
UK excluding London +53 61 £45,000 -14.29% 1
South East +29 37 £41,500 -2.35%
North West +14 12 £55,250 +5.24%
North of England +12 12 £55,250 -35.00%
Scotland -24 9 £60,000 +4.80%
South West 0 2 £62,500 -26.47% 1
East of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, 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 with a requirement for PSD2.

1 99 (78.57%) Banking
2 81 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (47.62%) Finance
4 49 (38.89%) Scrum
5 44 (34.92%) Java
6 38 (30.16%) Retail
7 36 (28.57%) SDLC
7 36 (28.57%) Fintech
8 35 (27.78%) REST
9 33 (26.19%) GDPR
10 30 (23.81%) SaaS
11 29 (23.02%) Apple
11 29 (23.02%) Contactless
12 28 (22.22%) PayPal
12 28 (22.22%) EMV
12 28 (22.22%) Mobile Commerce
12 28 (22.22%) Web Services
12 28 (22.22%) E-Commerce
12 28 (22.22%) Performance Testing
13 27 (21.43%) DevOps
14 25 (19.84%) Open Source
15 24 (19.05%) Linux
15 24 (19.05%) TDD
15 24 (19.05%) Back Office
16 23 (18.25%) Information Security
17 20 (15.87%) Stress Testing
18 19 (15.08%) Test Automation
18 19 (15.08%) Stakeholder Management
19 18 (14.29%) SoapUI
19 18 (14.29%) PCI DSS

PSD2
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 12 (9.52%) JBoss
2 3 (2.38%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.59%) Confluence
3 2 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (3.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (3.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (2.38%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 30 (23.81%) SaaS
2 12 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (9.52%) PaaS
3 4 (3.17%) IaaS
3 4 (3.17%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.79%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.14%) Network Security
2 4 (3.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.35%) MongoDB
2 4 (3.17%) GIS
2 4 (3.17%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 18 (14.29%) SoapUI
2 16 (12.70%) Jenkins
3 14 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 13 (10.32%) Git (software)
5 12 (9.52%) JMeter
5 12 (9.52%) Maven
5 12 (9.52%) Selenium
6 8 (6.35%) WebDriver
7 6 (4.76%) JIRA
8 4 (3.17%) Bitbucket
8 4 (3.17%) RSpec
8 4 (3.17%) Vagrant
General
1 99 (78.57%) Banking
2 60 (47.62%) Finance
3 38 (30.16%) Retail
4 24 (19.05%) Back Office
5 9 (7.14%) Retail Banking
6 6 (4.76%) Corporate Banking
6 6 (4.76%) Financial Institution
6 6 (4.76%) Investment Banking
6 6 (4.76%) Law
7 5 (3.97%) Marketing
8 4 (3.17%) Spanish Language
9 2 (1.59%) Electronics
9 2 (1.59%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (23.02%) Analyst
2 24 (19.05%) Business Analyst
3 20 (15.87%) Test Engineer
4 16 (12.70%) Software Test Engineer
5 15 (11.90%) Consultant
6 13 (10.32%) Project Manager
7 12 (9.52%) Banking Analyst
7 12 (9.52%) Banking Business Analyst
8 10 (7.94%) Architect
9 8 (6.35%) Software Support Engineer
9 8 (6.35%) Support Engineer
9 8 (6.35%) Technical Engineer
9 8 (6.35%) Technical Support
9 8 (6.35%) Technical Support Engineer
10 7 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
10 7 (5.56%) Technical Business Analyst
11 6 (4.76%) Java Consultant
11 6 (4.76%) Junior
11 6 (4.76%) Security Consultant
11 6 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (27.78%) REST
2 28 (22.22%) Web Services
3 13 (10.32%) Akka
4 12 (9.52%) Spring
5 8 (6.35%) J2SE
5 8 (6.35%) SOAP
6 4 (3.17%) AngularJS
6 4 (3.17%) JSF
6 4 (3.17%) JSP
7 2 (1.59%) Hibernate
7 2 (1.59%) J2EE
7 2 (1.59%) JPA
7 2 (1.59%) Kafka
7 2 (1.59%) Node.js
7 2 (1.59%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 36 (28.57%) Fintech
2 29 (23.02%) Contactless
3 28 (22.22%) EMV
4 18 (14.29%) User Experience
5 12 (9.52%) Hybrid Cloud
6 11 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (3.97%) Clustering
7 5 (3.97%) Computer Science
7 5 (3.97%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (3.97%) FMCG
7 5 (3.97%) SWIFT
8 4 (3.17%) Cloud Native
8 4 (3.17%) Cybercrime
8 4 (3.17%) EPoS
8 4 (3.17%) Management Information System
9 3 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (1.59%) Mobile Banking
11 1 (0.79%) Digital Currency
11 1 (0.79%) Digital Wallet
11 1 (0.79%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 24 (19.05%) Linux
2 17 (13.49%) Windows
3 9 (7.14%) Android
3 9 (7.14%) Apple iOS
3 9 (7.14%) Windows 10
3 9 (7.14%) Windows 8
4 8 (6.35%) Solaris
5 4 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (38.89%) Scrum
3 36 (28.57%) SDLC
4 28 (22.22%) E-Commerce
4 28 (22.22%) Mobile Commerce
4 28 (22.22%) Performance Testing
5 27 (21.43%) DevOps
6 25 (19.84%) Open Source
7 24 (19.05%) TDD
8 23 (18.25%) Information Security
9 20 (15.87%) Stress Testing
10 19 (15.08%) Stakeholder Management
10 19 (15.08%) Test Automation
11 16 (12.70%) Project Management
11 16 (12.70%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 16 (12.70%) Test Scripting
11 16 (12.70%) Unit Testing
12 14 (11.11%) BDD
12 14 (11.11%) Scenario Testing
13 12 (9.52%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 44 (34.92%) Java
2 17 (13.49%) Java 8
3 4 (3.17%) Groovy
3 4 (3.17%) Python
3 4 (3.17%) Ruby
3 4 (3.17%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.59%) C#
4 2 (1.59%) SQL
5 1 (0.79%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (7.14%) Degree
2 4 (3.17%) CISM
2 4 (3.17%) CISSP
3 3 (2.38%) GIAC
4 2 (1.59%) APMP
4 2 (1.59%) CISA
4 2 (1.59%) Master's Degree
4 2 (1.59%) PCI QSA
4 2 (1.59%) SANS
4 2 (1.59%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.59%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.79%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (0.79%) GISP
5 1 (0.79%) GSLC
5 1 (0.79%) ISACA
5 1 (0.79%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.79%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (26.19%) GDPR
2 18 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (14.29%) PCI DSS
3 11 (8.73%) SEPA
4 8 (6.35%) QA
5 6 (4.76%) ISO 20022
5 6 (4.76%) PMO
6 4 (3.17%) Data Quality
6 4 (3.17%) SLA
7 2 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 12 (9.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (8.73%) Kubernetes
2 5 (3.97%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.17%) Packer
3 4 (3.17%) Terraform
4 3 (2.38%) Ansible
4 3 (2.38%) Marathon
4 3 (2.38%) Mesos
Vendors
1 29 (23.02%) Apple
2 28 (22.22%) PayPal
3 7 (5.56%) IBM
4 4 (3.17%) F5
4 4 (3.17%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.59%) CyberArk
5 2 (1.59%) Misys
5 2 (1.59%) NetIQ
5 2 (1.59%) SAP
5 2 (1.59%) VMware
6 1 (0.79%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.79%) Facebook
6 1 (0.79%) Google
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle
6 1 (0.79%) VocaLink
6 1 (0.79%) WorldPay