Period
to 20 April 2021

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 20 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

EU Revised Directive on Payment Services (PSD2)
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 828 911 1026
Rank change year-on-year +83 +115 +77
Permanent jobs citing PSD2 24 44 102
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.040% 0.069%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.23% 0.32% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 6 27 50
10th Percentile £62,500 £44,750 £49,750
25th Percentile £65,313 £51,125 £56,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £73,750 £70,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.36% - +30.23%
75th Percentile £79,688 £80,000 £89,688
90th Percentile £91,250 £88,000 £91,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £51,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +26.21% -6.36% +22.22%

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 10,349 13,621 20,980
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.26% 12.38% 14.12%
Number of salaries quoted 7,225 10,584 15,400
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £27,625
25th Percentile £40,977 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

PSD2
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for PSD2 in the UK

PSD2
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing PSD2.

Salary trend for PSD2 in the UK

PSD2
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing PSD2 over the 6 months to 20 April 2021.

Salary histogram for PSD2 in the UK

PSD2
Top 5 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 20 April 2021. 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 +126 22 £73,750 +5.36% 7
London +101 20 £75,000 +7.14% 4
UK excluding London +87 2 £65,000 +26.21% 3
South East +70 1 - - 1
East of England +60 1 £65,000 +18.18%

For the 6 months to 20 April 2021, 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 21 (87.50%) Fintech
2 16 (66.67%) Finance
3 15 (62.50%) Banking
4 10 (41.67%) .NET
4 10 (41.67%) Linux
4 10 (41.67%) AWS
4 10 (41.67%) .NET Core
4 10 (41.67%) ISO 20022
5 9 (37.50%) SDLC
5 9 (37.50%) API Design
5 9 (37.50%) SOLID
5 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (37.50%) SQL
6 8 (33.33%) C#
6 8 (33.33%) TDD
6 8 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (33.33%) Security Architecture
6 8 (33.33%) .NET Framework
6 8 (33.33%) Unit Testing
6 8 (33.33%) Integration Testing
6 8 (33.33%) Prometheus
6 8 (33.33%) Design Thinking
6 8 (33.33%) Observability
6 8 (33.33%) gRPC
6 8 (33.33%) Docker
6 8 (33.33%) Microservices
6 8 (33.33%) Kubernetes
6 8 (33.33%) SWIFT
6 8 (33.33%) RabbitMQ
6 8 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis

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 8 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 10 (41.67%) AWS
2 3 (12.50%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
1 8 (33.33%) Redis
2 3 (12.50%) MySQL
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) GitLab
2 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
General
1 16 (66.67%) Finance
2 15 (62.50%) Banking
3 4 (16.67%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Architect
2 9 (37.50%) Payments Architect
3 4 (16.67%) Consultant
3 4 (16.67%) Senior Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Payments Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Payments Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Solutions Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) .NET Architect
5 2 (8.33%) .NET Developer
5 2 (8.33%) .NET Software Developer
5 2 (8.33%) .NET Technical Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Lead .NET Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Lead Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Lead Software Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Lead Software Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Payments Solutions Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (41.67%) .NET
1 10 (41.67%) .NET Core
2 8 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 8 (33.33%) gRPC
2 8 (33.33%) Protocol Buffers
2 8 (33.33%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (12.50%) REST
4 2 (8.33%) AngularJS
4 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
4 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET Core
4 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (8.33%) CSS
4 2 (8.33%) HTML
4 2 (8.33%) Web Services
5 1 (4.17%) Laravel
5 1 (4.17%) Node.js
5 1 (4.17%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) SWIFT
2 7 (29.17%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 10 (41.67%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Mac OS X
2 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (87.50%) Fintech
2 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (37.50%) API Design
2 9 (37.50%) SDLC
2 9 (37.50%) SOLID
3 8 (33.33%) Design Thinking
3 8 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 8 (33.33%) Microservices
3 8 (33.33%) Observability
3 8 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 8 (33.33%) Security Architecture
3 8 (33.33%) TDD
3 8 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 7 (29.17%) Asset Management
4 7 (29.17%) B2B
4 7 (29.17%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (29.17%) Target Operating Model
5 4 (16.67%) Machine Learning
5 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (12.50%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) SQL
2 8 (33.33%) C#
3 4 (16.67%) Rust
4 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.33%) C
6 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.17%) Go
6 1 (4.17%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (41.67%) ISO 20022
2 7 (29.17%) ISO 8583
3 4 (16.67%) SEPA
4 2 (8.33%) PCI DSS
5 1 (4.17%) GDPR
5 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (4.17%) NIST
System Software
1 8 (33.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (33.33%) Kubernetes
1 8 (33.33%) Prometheus