Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

EU Revised Directive on Payment Services (PSD2)
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1016 1123 1178
Rank change year-on-year +107 +55 +91
Permanent jobs citing PSD2 98 71 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.065% 0.041% 0.013%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.47% 0.32% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 48 48 19
UK median annual salary £70,500 £70,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.71% - +36.59%
10th Percentile £44,625 £48,750 £56,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £96,500 £111,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £70,000 -
% change year-on-year -21.43% - -

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 20,930 21,864 22,116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.79% 12.52% 12.57%
Number of salaries quoted 15,373 16,917 17,502
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 23 January 2019.

Salary histogram for PSD2 in the UK

PSD2
Top 11 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 23 January 2019. 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 +107 94 £71,000 +1.43% 13
UK excluding London +100 55 £55,000 -21.43% 5
London +40 40 £77,500 +10.71% 8
East of England - 39 - -
South East +23 11 £55,000 -21.43% 2
Midlands +42 2 - - 1
North of England +30 2 £40,500 -49.38%
West Midlands - 2 - - 1
Yorkshire +37 1 £40,500 -49.38%
North West +17 1 - -
Scotland +11 1 £47,500 -

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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 81 (82.65%) Banking
2 64 (65.31%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (55.10%) Scrum
4 52 (53.06%) Java
5 47 (47.96%) Kanban
6 44 (44.90%) Test Automation
7 43 (43.88%) Finance
8 42 (42.86%) WorldPay
9 38 (38.78%) TDD
10 35 (35.71%) Oracle
11 33 (33.67%) Git (software)
12 32 (32.65%) Fintech
12 32 (32.65%) Spring
13 30 (30.61%) Linux
14 26 (26.53%) Technical Leadership
15 23 (23.47%) Continuous Delivery
15 23 (23.47%) Software Engineering
16 21 (21.43%) JIRA
17 19 (19.39%) Jenkins
18 14 (14.29%) Line Management
19 12 (12.24%) SWIFT
20 11 (11.22%) Continuous Improvement
20 11 (11.22%) OWASP
20 11 (11.22%) Confluence
20 11 (11.22%) Coaching
20 11 (11.22%) Degree
20 11 (11.22%) Scaled Agile Framework
21 10 (10.20%) Technical Debt
21 10 (10.20%) GDPR
21 10 (10.20%) ISO/IEC 27001

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 11 (11.22%) Confluence
2 6 (6.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.02%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.02%) JBoss
3 1 (1.02%) Mule
Applications
1 3 (3.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.06%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.02%) BASE24
2 1 (1.02%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.10%) SaaS
3 1 (1.02%) Apigee
3 1 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.02%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.02%) PaaS
3 1 (1.02%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.02%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.20%) NoSQL
2 5 (5.10%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (5.10%) RDBMS
2 5 (5.10%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.08%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.06%) Blockchain
5 1 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.02%) Big Data
5 1 (1.02%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 33 (33.67%) Git (software)
2 21 (21.43%) JIRA
3 19 (19.39%) Jenkins
4 8 (8.16%) Maven
5 1 (1.02%) Cucumber
General
1 81 (82.65%) Banking
2 43 (43.88%) Finance
3 9 (9.18%) Back Office
4 6 (6.12%) Marketing
4 6 (6.12%) Retail
5 4 (4.08%) Financial Institution
6 3 (3.06%) French Language
6 3 (3.06%) German Language
6 3 (3.06%) Spanish Language
7 2 (2.04%) Investment Banking
7 2 (2.04%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.02%) Law
8 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (26.53%) Java Engineer
2 17 (17.35%) Senior Java Engineer
3 13 (13.27%) Analyst
4 12 (12.24%) Principal Engineer
5 10 (10.20%) Development Manager
5 10 (10.20%) Senior Software Engineer
5 10 (10.20%) Software Development Manager
5 10 (10.20%) Software Engineer
5 10 (10.20%) Software Manager
6 9 (9.18%) Architect
6 9 (9.18%) Java Software Engineer
6 9 (9.18%) Senior Java Software Engineer
7 8 (8.16%) Business Analyst
7 8 (8.16%) Product Manager
8 7 (7.14%) Payments Analyst
8 7 (7.14%) Payments Business Analyst
9 6 (6.12%) Developer
9 6 (6.12%) Java Developer
9 6 (6.12%) Payments Architect
9 6 (6.12%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (32.65%) Spring
2 6 (6.12%) Java EE
2 6 (6.12%) Spring Boot
2 6 (6.12%) Web Services
3 5 (5.10%) HTML
3 5 (5.10%) J2EE
3 5 (5.10%) Keycloak
3 5 (5.10%) Spring Cloud
4 4 (4.08%) Akka
5 2 (2.04%) OAuth
5 2 (2.04%) OAuth2
5 2 (2.04%) OpenID
6 1 (1.02%) Apache Camel
6 1 (1.02%) JPA
6 1 (1.02%) OSGi
6 1 (1.02%) RAML
6 1 (1.02%) REST
6 1 (1.02%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 32 (32.65%) Fintech
2 12 (12.24%) SWIFT
3 8 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.10%) Public Cloud
5 4 (4.08%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (3.06%) Bitcoin
6 3 (3.06%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.04%) User Experience
8 1 (1.02%) Cloud Native
8 1 (1.02%) Clustering
8 1 (1.02%) Contactless
8 1 (1.02%) Cybercrime
8 1 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (1.02%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (1.02%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 30 (30.61%) Linux
2 6 (6.12%) Android
2 6 (6.12%) Apple iOS
2 6 (6.12%) Windows
2 6 (6.12%) Windows 10
2 6 (6.12%) Windows 8
3 4 (4.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (65.31%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (55.10%) Scrum
3 47 (47.96%) Kanban
4 44 (44.90%) Test Automation
5 38 (38.78%) TDD
6 26 (26.53%) Technical Leadership
7 23 (23.47%) Continuous Delivery
7 23 (23.47%) Software Engineering
8 14 (14.29%) Line Management
9 11 (11.22%) Coaching
9 11 (11.22%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (11.22%) OWASP
9 11 (11.22%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 10 (10.20%) Mentoring
10 10 (10.20%) Open Source
10 10 (10.20%) Performance Management
10 10 (10.20%) Target Operating Model
10 10 (10.20%) Technical Debt
11 9 (9.18%) BDD
11 9 (9.18%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (53.06%) Java
2 10 (10.20%) SQL
3 5 (5.10%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.08%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 11 (11.22%) Degree
2 3 (3.06%) PMI Certification
2 3 (3.06%) PMP
3 2 (2.04%) CISM
3 2 (2.04%) CISSP
3 2 (2.04%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.02%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 1 (1.02%) CEH
4 1 (1.02%) CISA
4 1 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.02%) GIAC
4 1 (1.02%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.20%) GDPR
1 10 (10.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (8.16%) SEPA
3 5 (5.10%) PCI DSS
4 4 (4.08%) QA
4 4 (4.08%) TARGET2
5 2 (2.04%) ISO 20022
5 2 (2.04%) PMO
6 1 (1.02%) ISO 8583
6 1 (1.02%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (7.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (5.10%) Ansible
2 2 (2.04%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.02%) Puppet
3 1 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 42 (42.86%) WorldPay
2 35 (35.71%) Oracle
3 3 (3.06%) FIS
4 1 (1.02%) Axway
4 1 (1.02%) Google
4 1 (1.02%) IBM
4 1 (1.02%) Misys
4 1 (1.02%) WSO2