Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

EU Revised Directive on Payment Services (PSD2)
UK
6 months to
27 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1000 1053 1136
Rank change year-on-year +53 +83 +143
Permanent jobs citing PSD2 98 128 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.068% 0.074% 0.023%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.49% 0.58% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 54 82 36
UK median annual salary £77,500 £47,500 £82,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +63.16% -42.42% +6.45%
10th Percentile £51,250 £32,800 £43,125
90th Percentile £95,000 £74,875 £107,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,750 £45,500 £57,250
% change year-on-year +18.13% -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 19,961 22,055 20,462
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.87% 12.80% 11.99%
Number of salaries quoted 14,472 16,946 15,980
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +72 96 £80,000 +68.42% 9
London +67 53 £80,000 +39.13% 3
UK excluding London +36 44 £53,750 +18.13% 6
East of England - 30 - - 1
South East +6 6 £55,000 +29.41%
North of England +22 5 £52,500 -4.98% 4
North West +25 3 £55,000 -0.45% 2
West Midlands - 2 - - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £52,500 -
Midlands - 2 - - 1
Scotland +4 1 £46,000 -23.33%

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 83 (84.69%) Banking
2 60 (61.22%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (45.92%) Finance
4 44 (44.90%) Scrum
5 41 (41.84%) Java
6 39 (39.80%) Kanban
7 33 (33.67%) TDD
8 32 (32.65%) Test Automation
9 31 (31.63%) Git (software)
9 31 (31.63%) Spring
9 31 (31.63%) WorldPay
10 30 (30.61%) Fintech
10 30 (30.61%) Linux
11 28 (28.57%) SWIFT
11 28 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
12 27 (27.55%) Oracle
13 26 (26.53%) Software Engineering
14 25 (25.51%) Technical Leadership
15 16 (16.33%) Target Operating Model
16 14 (14.29%) GDPR
16 14 (14.29%) JIRA
16 14 (14.29%) Back Office
17 12 (12.24%) Business Analysis
17 12 (12.24%) Open Source
17 12 (12.24%) DevOps
18 11 (11.22%) SEPA
18 11 (11.22%) Analytical Skills
18 11 (11.22%) Jenkins
18 11 (11.22%) BDD
18 11 (11.22%) 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 10 (10.20%) Confluence
2 2 (2.04%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.04%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.02%) JBoss
3 1 (1.02%) Mule
Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.04%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.04%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (1.02%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.10%) SaaS
3 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.04%) Apigee
4 2 (2.04%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (2.04%) GitHub
4 2 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.02%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (1.02%) Datadog
5 1 (1.02%) IaaS
5 1 (1.02%) npm
5 1 (1.02%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.02%) PaaS
5 1 (1.02%) Route 53
5 1 (1.02%) Slack
5 1 (1.02%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.06%) Firewall
2 2 (2.04%) Broadband
2 2 (2.04%) Internet
2 2 (2.04%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.02%) DNS
3 1 (1.02%) NAS
3 1 (1.02%) SAN
3 1 (1.02%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.12%) NoSQL
2 4 (4.08%) Big Data
2 4 (4.08%) Blockchain
2 4 (4.08%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.04%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.04%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.02%) MySQL
4 1 (1.02%) Riak
4 1 (1.02%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 31 (31.63%) Git (software)
2 14 (14.29%) JIRA
3 11 (11.22%) Jenkins
4 4 (4.08%) Maven
5 2 (2.04%) GitLab
6 1 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.02%) CircleCI
6 1 (1.02%) Cucumber
General
1 83 (84.69%) Banking
2 45 (45.92%) Finance
3 14 (14.29%) Back Office
4 10 (10.20%) Financial Institution
5 8 (8.16%) Retail
6 5 (5.10%) Marketing
7 2 (2.04%) Billing
7 2 (2.04%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.02%) French Language
8 1 (1.02%) German Language
8 1 (1.02%) Law
8 1 (1.02%) Private Banking
8 1 (1.02%) Publishing
8 1 (1.02%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 29 (29.59%) Analyst
2 27 (27.55%) Java Engineer
3 26 (26.53%) Business Analyst
4 17 (17.35%) Java Software Engineer
4 17 (17.35%) Senior Java Engineer
4 17 (17.35%) Software Engineer
5 16 (16.33%) Payments Analyst
5 16 (16.33%) Payments Business Analyst
5 16 (16.33%) Senior Java Software Engineer
5 16 (16.33%) Senior Software Engineer
6 12 (12.24%) Finance Business Analyst
6 12 (12.24%) Financial Analyst
7 11 (11.22%) Architect
8 9 (9.18%) Principal Engineer
8 9 (9.18%) Process Analyst
8 9 (9.18%) Senior Analyst
8 9 (9.18%) Senior Business Analyst
8 9 (9.18%) Senior Financial Analyst
8 9 (9.18%) Senior Payments Business Analyst
8 9 (9.18%) Senior Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (31.63%) Spring
2 4 (4.08%) RESTful
3 3 (3.06%) Node.js
3 3 (3.06%) REST
3 3 (3.06%) Web Services
4 2 (2.04%) Akka
4 2 (2.04%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (2.04%) React
4 2 (2.04%) Spring Boot
5 1 (1.02%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.02%) Java EE
5 1 (1.02%) Jest
5 1 (1.02%) JSON
5 1 (1.02%) OAuth
5 1 (1.02%) OAuth2
5 1 (1.02%) OpenID
5 1 (1.02%) RAML
5 1 (1.02%) Spring MVC
5 1 (1.02%) Swagger
5 1 (1.02%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (30.61%) Fintech
2 28 (28.57%) SWIFT
3 11 (11.22%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.08%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.06%) Mobile Payment
5 3 (3.06%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.04%) APACS
6 2 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.04%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (2.04%) User Experience
7 1 (1.02%) Bitcoin
7 1 (1.02%) Clustering
7 1 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.02%) DataPower
7 1 (1.02%) Derivative
7 1 (1.02%) Equities
7 1 (1.02%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.02%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.02%) Online Banking
7 1 (1.02%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (30.61%) Linux
2 6 (6.12%) Unix
3 4 (4.08%) Windows
4 2 (2.04%) Android
4 2 (2.04%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.04%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.04%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.02%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (61.22%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (44.90%) Scrum
3 39 (39.80%) Kanban
4 33 (33.67%) TDD
5 32 (32.65%) Test Automation
6 28 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
7 26 (26.53%) Software Engineering
8 25 (25.51%) Technical Leadership
9 16 (16.33%) Target Operating Model
10 12 (12.24%) Business Analysis
10 12 (12.24%) DevOps
10 12 (12.24%) Open Source
11 11 (11.22%) BDD
11 11 (11.22%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (9.18%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (6.12%) High Availability
14 6 (6.12%) Line Management
14 6 (6.12%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 41 (41.84%) Java
2 6 (6.12%) SQL
3 4 (4.08%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.04%) Java 8
5 1 (1.02%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.02%) Go
Qualifications
1 8 (8.16%) Degree
2 4 (4.08%) CISM
2 4 (4.08%) CISSP
3 3 (3.06%) CISA
3 3 (3.06%) PCI QSA
4 2 (2.04%) CGEIT
4 2 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.04%) CRISC
5 1 (1.02%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 1 (1.02%) CEH
5 1 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.02%) GIAC
5 1 (1.02%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.02%) MBA
5 1 (1.02%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.02%) PMP
5 1 (1.02%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.29%) GDPR
2 11 (11.22%) SEPA
3 9 (9.18%) PCI DSS
4 5 (5.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (4.08%) ISO 20022
5 4 (4.08%) QA
6 2 (2.04%) PA-DSS
6 2 (2.04%) PMO
7 1 (1.02%) MiFID
7 1 (1.02%) SLA
7 1 (1.02%) TARGET2
System Software
1 9 (9.18%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (7.14%) Ansible
2 6 (6.12%) Kubernetes
3 3 (3.06%) Puppet
4 2 (2.04%) Forum Sentry
4 2 (2.04%) Terraform
5 1 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.02%) rkt
5 1 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.02%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 31 (31.63%) WorldPay
2 27 (27.55%) Oracle
3 2 (2.04%) CheckPoint
3 2 (2.04%) F5
3 2 (2.04%) IBM
3 2 (2.04%) WSO2
4 1 (1.02%) Axway
4 1 (1.02%) Cypress Semiconductor
4 1 (1.02%) Google
4 1 (1.02%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.02%) Misys
4 1 (1.02%) MuleSoft
4 1 (1.02%) Murex
4 1 (1.02%) New Relic
4 1 (1.02%) Splunk
4 1 (1.02%) Thales
4 1 (1.02%) TIBCO