Period
to 8 December 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 8 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

EU Revised Directive on Payment Services (PSD2)
UK
6 months to
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 984 1053 1159
Rank change year-on-year +69 +106 +59
Permanent jobs citing PSD2 70 95 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.053% 0.060% 0.034%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.41% 0.44% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 42 49 51
UK median annual salary £71,250 £67,500 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -6.90% -6.45%
10th Percentile £47,500 £43,500 £48,750
90th Percentile £96,125 £93,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £61,250 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +22.50% -4.76% -

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 16,977 21,568 22,661
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.77% 13.57% 12.60%
Number of salaries quoted 12,946 16,091 17,087
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 8 December 2019.

Salary histogram for PSD2 in the UK

PSD2
Top 10 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 8 December 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 +82 66 £71,250 +5.56% 8
London +86 43 £72,500 -3.33% 7
UK excluding London +77 25 £61,250 +22.50% 1
East of England +59 17 £57,500 -
North West +37 2 £100,000 +100.00%
North of England +37 2 £100,000 +100.00%
South East +32 2 £92,500 +68.18% 1
Midlands +32 2 £35,000 -
Scotland +11 2 £62,500 +31.58%
East Midlands - 2 £35,000 -

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 56 (80.00%) Banking
2 44 (62.86%) Finance
3 36 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (34.29%) Scrum
5 19 (27.14%) Software Engineering
6 18 (25.71%) Java
7 17 (24.29%) Fintech
8 16 (22.86%) GDPR
8 16 (22.86%) Degree
9 12 (17.14%) PCI DSS
10 11 (15.71%) Kanban
10 11 (15.71%) Spring
10 11 (15.71%) Oracle
10 11 (15.71%) Linux
10 11 (15.71%) Technical Leadership
11 10 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (14.29%) Project Delivery
11 10 (14.29%) Test Automation
11 10 (14.29%) AWS
11 10 (14.29%) TDD
12 9 (12.86%) Git (software)
12 9 (12.86%) Continuous Delivery
12 9 (12.86%) WorldPay
12 9 (12.86%) ISO 20022
13 8 (11.43%) Identity Access Management
13 8 (11.43%) Fraud Detection
13 8 (11.43%) IT Strategy
13 8 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (11.43%) RESTful
13 8 (11.43%) SWIFT

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 2 (2.86%) Ethereum
1 2 (2.86%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.43%) Confluence
2 1 (1.43%) Gunicorn
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.43%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.29%) AWS
2 4 (5.71%) Azure
3 2 (2.86%) Office 365
4 1 (1.43%) GCP
4 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.29%) Firewall
1 3 (4.29%) Internet
2 2 (2.86%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (2.86%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.14%) Blockchain
2 4 (5.71%) Big Data
3 2 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (2.86%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.86%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.43%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.43%) Neo4j
4 1 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.43%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.43%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (12.86%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.43%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.43%) JIRA
2 1 (1.43%) Maven
General
1 56 (80.00%) Banking
2 44 (62.86%) Finance
3 7 (10.00%) Legal
4 6 (8.57%) Retail
4 6 (8.57%) Telecoms
5 5 (7.14%) Marketing
5 5 (7.14%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.86%) Billing
7 1 (1.43%) Back Office
7 1 (1.43%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.43%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (18.57%) Architect
1 13 (18.57%) Java Engineer
1 13 (18.57%) Product Owner
1 13 (18.57%) Software Engineer
2 12 (17.14%) Java Software Engineer
3 10 (14.29%) Developer
3 10 (14.29%) Senior Java Engineer
4 9 (12.86%) Senior Java Software Engineer
4 9 (12.86%) Senior Software Engineer
5 7 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (5.71%) C# Developer
6 4 (5.71%) Product Manager
7 3 (4.29%) Compliance Manager
7 3 (4.29%) Security Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Senior Architect
8 2 (2.86%) Analyst
8 2 (2.86%) Business Analyst
8 2 (2.86%) Junior
8 2 (2.86%) Project Manager
8 2 (2.86%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.71%) Spring
2 8 (11.43%) RESTful
3 7 (10.00%) REST
4 5 (7.14%) Web Services
5 4 (5.71%) .NET
5 4 (5.71%) AngularJS
5 4 (5.71%) ASP.NET
5 4 (5.71%) React
5 4 (5.71%) Vue.js
6 3 (4.29%) gRPC
6 3 (4.29%) Protocol Buffers
7 2 (2.86%) RAML
7 2 (2.86%) Swagger
8 1 (1.43%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (1.43%) Flask
8 1 (1.43%) GraphQL
8 1 (1.43%) Node.js
8 1 (1.43%) Spring Boot
8 1 (1.43%) Spring Security
8 1 (1.43%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (11.43%) SWIFT
2 5 (7.14%) Virtual Team
3 3 (4.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (4.29%) PKI
4 2 (2.86%) Cyberattack
4 2 (2.86%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.86%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (2.86%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.43%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.43%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.43%) Derivative
5 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.43%) Equities
5 1 (1.43%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.43%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.43%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.71%) Linux
2 3 (4.29%) Windows
3 2 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.43%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (34.29%) Scrum
3 19 (27.14%) Software Engineering
4 17 (24.29%) Fintech
5 11 (15.71%) Kanban
5 11 (15.71%) Technical Leadership
6 10 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (14.29%) Project Delivery
6 10 (14.29%) TDD
6 10 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 9 (12.86%) Continuous Delivery
8 8 (11.43%) Enterprise Architecture
8 8 (11.43%) Fraud Detection
8 8 (11.43%) Identity Access Management
8 8 (11.43%) IT Strategy
9 7 (10.00%) Business Analysis
9 7 (10.00%) Microservices
10 6 (8.57%) DevOps
10 6 (8.57%) Product Management
10 6 (8.57%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 18 (25.71%) Java
2 6 (8.57%) Python
2 6 (8.57%) SQL
3 4 (5.71%) C#
4 3 (4.29%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.86%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.43%) Kotlin
6 1 (1.43%) Scala
6 1 (1.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (22.86%) Degree
2 2 (2.86%) PhD
3 1 (1.43%) CBAP
3 1 (1.43%) CISSP
3 1 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.43%) GIAC
3 1 (1.43%) PgMP
3 1 (1.43%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.43%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (22.86%) GDPR
2 12 (17.14%) PCI DSS
3 9 (12.86%) ISO 20022
4 6 (8.57%) SEPA
5 4 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (4.29%) FATCA
7 2 (2.86%) MiFID
8 1 (1.43%) COBIT
8 1 (1.43%) Data Quality
8 1 (1.43%) NIST
System Software
1 4 (5.71%) Docker
2 2 (2.86%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.29%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (2.86%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 11 (15.71%) Oracle
2 9 (12.86%) WorldPay
3 4 (5.71%) ForgeRock
3 4 (5.71%) TOWER Software
4 3 (4.29%) SAP
5 2 (2.86%) Darktrace
5 2 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.43%) Google
6 1 (1.43%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.43%) Murex
6 1 (1.43%) VMware