Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

EU Revised Directive on Payment Services (PSD2)
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 997 1092 1150
Rank change year-on-year +95 +58 +87
Permanent jobs citing PSD2 81 81 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.058% 0.049% 0.033%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.44% 0.37% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 49 54 56
UK median annual salary £80,000 £61,250 £82,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.61% -25.76% +6.45%
10th Percentile £61,000 £37,500 £48,750
90th Percentile £96,500 £92,625 £110,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £100,000 £45,500 £57,250
% change year-on-year +119.78% -20.52% -

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 18,506 21,885 21,797
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.30% 13.14% 12.34%
Number of salaries quoted 13,669 16,628 16,149
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,500 £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 22 September 2019.

Salary histogram for PSD2 in the UK

PSD2
Top 8 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 22 September 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 +94 80 £80,000 +30.61% 6
London +118 55 £77,500 - 3
UK excluding London +50 26 £100,000 +119.78% 4
East of England +89 18 - -
South East +7 5 - - 1
North West +14 2 £100,000 +119.78% 1
North of England +1 2 £100,000 +119.78% 1
Scotland +10 1 £62,500 +11.15% 1

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 70 (86.42%) Banking
2 47 (58.02%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (56.79%) Finance
4 31 (38.27%) Scrum
5 30 (37.04%) Java
6 25 (30.86%) Software Engineering
7 22 (27.16%) Fintech
7 22 (27.16%) Kanban
8 21 (25.93%) TDD
9 20 (24.69%) Test Automation
9 20 (24.69%) Linux
10 19 (23.46%) Oracle
10 19 (23.46%) Git (software)
10 19 (23.46%) Continuous Delivery
10 19 (23.46%) WorldPay
10 19 (23.46%) Technical Leadership
11 18 (22.22%) SWIFT
11 18 (22.22%) Spring
12 11 (13.58%) Degree
13 10 (12.35%) GDPR
14 9 (11.11%) Blockchain
14 9 (11.11%) Target Operating Model
15 8 (9.88%) Virtual Team
15 8 (9.88%) DevOps
15 8 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
15 8 (9.88%) Big Data
15 8 (9.88%) RESTful
16 7 (8.64%) PCI DSS
16 7 (8.64%) Business Analysis
16 7 (8.64%) Stakeholder Management

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 4 (4.94%) Confluence
2 2 (2.47%) Ethereum
2 2 (2.47%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.23%) Gunicorn
3 1 (1.23%) Mule
3 1 (1.23%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.17%) AWS
2 4 (4.94%) Azure
2 4 (4.94%) SaaS
3 3 (3.70%) GCP
4 2 (2.47%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (2.47%) GitHub
5 1 (1.23%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (1.23%) Apigee
5 1 (1.23%) Datadog
5 1 (1.23%) IaaS
5 1 (1.23%) npm
5 1 (1.23%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.23%) PaaS
5 1 (1.23%) Route 53
5 1 (1.23%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.41%) Internet
2 1 (1.23%) DNS
2 1 (1.23%) Firewall
2 1 (1.23%) NAS
2 1 (1.23%) SAN
2 1 (1.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.11%) Blockchain
2 8 (9.88%) Big Data
3 2 (2.47%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (2.47%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.47%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.23%) MySQL
4 1 (1.23%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.23%) Riak
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (23.46%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.17%) JIRA
3 4 (4.94%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.47%) GitLab
5 1 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.23%) CircleCI
5 1 (1.23%) Cucumber
General
1 70 (86.42%) Banking
2 46 (56.79%) Finance
3 7 (8.64%) Financial Institution
4 6 (7.41%) Back Office
4 6 (7.41%) Marketing
5 3 (3.70%) Legal
6 2 (2.47%) Billing
6 2 (2.47%) Law
7 1 (1.23%) French Language
7 1 (1.23%) German Language
7 1 (1.23%) Retail
7 1 (1.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 23 (28.40%) Java Engineer
1 23 (28.40%) Software Engineer
2 22 (27.16%) Java Software Engineer
3 19 (23.46%) Senior Java Engineer
4 18 (22.22%) Senior Java Software Engineer
4 18 (22.22%) Senior Software Engineer
5 16 (19.75%) Analyst
5 16 (19.75%) Business Analyst
6 12 (14.81%) Architect
7 11 (13.58%) Product Owner
8 7 (8.64%) Finance Business Analyst
8 7 (8.64%) Financial Analyst
8 7 (8.64%) Payments Analyst
8 7 (8.64%) Payments Business Analyst
9 5 (6.17%) Digital Product Owner
10 4 (4.94%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (4.94%) Senior Architect
10 4 (4.94%) Senior Financial Analyst
10 4 (4.94%) Senior Payments Business Analyst
10 4 (4.94%) Senior Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (22.22%) Spring
2 8 (9.88%) RESTful
3 3 (3.70%) gRPC
3 3 (3.70%) Protocol Buffers
3 3 (3.70%) RAML
3 3 (3.70%) Swagger
3 3 (3.70%) Web Services
4 2 (2.47%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (2.47%) Node.js
4 2 (2.47%) OAuth
4 2 (2.47%) React
4 2 (2.47%) REST
5 1 (1.23%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.23%) CSS
5 1 (1.23%) Flask
5 1 (1.23%) HTML
5 1 (1.23%) OAuth2
5 1 (1.23%) OpenID
5 1 (1.23%) SQLAlchemy
5 1 (1.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (22.22%) SWIFT
2 8 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.88%) Virtual Team
3 6 (7.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (6.17%) Mobile Payment
5 3 (3.70%) Derivative
5 3 (3.70%) Equities
5 3 (3.70%) Fixed Income
5 3 (3.70%) Mobile Banking
5 3 (3.70%) PKI
6 2 (2.47%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.23%) Bitcoin
7 1 (1.23%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.23%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.23%) Online Banking
7 1 (1.23%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (24.69%) Linux
2 2 (2.47%) Windows
3 1 (1.23%) Solaris
3 1 (1.23%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (58.02%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (38.27%) Scrum
3 25 (30.86%) Software Engineering
4 22 (27.16%) Fintech
4 22 (27.16%) Kanban
5 21 (25.93%) TDD
6 20 (24.69%) Test Automation
7 19 (23.46%) Continuous Delivery
7 19 (23.46%) Technical Leadership
8 9 (11.11%) Target Operating Model
9 8 (9.88%) DevOps
10 7 (8.64%) Business Analysis
10 7 (8.64%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (7.41%) Marketing Strategy
11 6 (7.41%) Thought Leadership
12 5 (6.17%) BDD
12 5 (6.17%) Fraud Detection
12 5 (6.17%) Microservices
12 5 (6.17%) Product Management
12 5 (6.17%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 30 (37.04%) Java
2 6 (7.41%) Python
3 5 (6.17%) JavaScript
3 5 (6.17%) SQL
4 4 (4.94%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.23%) Go
5 1 (1.23%) Kotlin
5 1 (1.23%) Scala
5 1 (1.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (13.58%) Degree
2 2 (2.47%) PhD
3 1 (1.23%) MBA
3 1 (1.23%) PCI QSA
3 1 (1.23%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.23%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.35%) GDPR
2 7 (8.64%) PCI DSS
3 4 (4.94%) MiFID
3 4 (4.94%) SEPA
4 1 (1.23%) QA
System Software
1 6 (7.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (4.94%) Kubernetes
2 3 (3.70%) Ansible
2 3 (3.70%) Puppet
3 2 (2.47%) Terraform
4 1 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.23%) rkt
4 1 (1.23%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 19 (23.46%) Oracle
1 19 (23.46%) WorldPay
2 3 (3.70%) Murex
2 3 (3.70%) SAP
3 1 (1.23%) Axway
3 1 (1.23%) Cypress Semiconductor
3 1 (1.23%) Google
3 1 (1.23%) New Relic
3 1 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.23%) Splunk
3 1 (1.23%) Thales
3 1 (1.23%) WSO2