Period
to

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 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

EU Revised Directive on Payment Services (PSD2)
UK
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1155 858 858
Rank change year-on-year -297 0 +158
Permanent jobs citing PSD2 51 36 43
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.039% 0.046%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.18% 0.30% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 15 6 29
10th Percentile £49,500 £62,500 £45,500
25th Percentile £56,875 £65,313 £55,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £72,500 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.45% +3.57% -6.67%
75th Percentile £82,500 £79,375 £80,000
90th Percentile £93,500 £91,250 £86,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £40,750
% change year-on-year -3.85% +59.51% -25.91%

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 27,750 12,155 12,041
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.03% 13.23% 12.96%
Number of salaries quoted 13,170 8,239 9,279
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,000 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,665 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +0.35% - +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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -260 46 £65,000 -10.34%
London -259 37 £75,000 -
Work from Home -288 25 £70,000 -20.00%
UK excluding London -135 9 £62,500 -3.85%
South East -82 7 £62,500 -
East of England -80 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £75,000 -
Midlands - 1 £75,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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 35 (68.63%) Finance
2 31 (60.78%) Banking
3 24 (47.06%) Fintech
4 22 (43.14%) React
5 19 (37.25%) gRPC
5 19 (37.25%) Full Stack Development
6 18 (35.29%) User Experience
7 17 (33.33%) C#
7 17 (33.33%) Selenium
7 17 (33.33%) Social Skills
7 17 (33.33%) Event-Driven
8 16 (31.37%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 16 (31.37%) Accessibility
8 16 (31.37%) SOLID
8 16 (31.37%) Rust
8 16 (31.37%) Redux
8 16 (31.37%) GDPR
8 16 (31.37%) BrowserStack
8 16 (31.37%) Design Thinking
8 16 (31.37%) Observability
8 16 (31.37%) Puppeteer
8 16 (31.37%) Playwright
8 16 (31.37%) OpenUP
8 16 (31.37%) Web Accessibility
8 16 (31.37%) Cypress.io
8 16 (31.37%) Test Strategy
8 16 (31.37%) Event-Driven Architecture
8 16 (31.37%) Protocol Buffers
8 16 (31.37%) .NET
9 15 (29.41%) PCI DSS

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 6 (11.76%) CMS
2 3 (5.88%) Confluence
3 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.92%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (11.76%) Magento
1 6 (11.76%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 16 (31.37%) BrowserStack
2 8 (15.69%) AWS
3 6 (11.76%) Azure
3 6 (11.76%) GCP
4 1 (1.96%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.96%) Datadog
4 1 (1.96%) Route 53
4 1 (1.96%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) Internet
1 3 (5.88%) Wireless
2 2 (3.92%) ADSL
2 2 (3.92%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (3.92%) LAN
2 2 (3.92%) MD110
2 2 (3.92%) MPLS
2 2 (3.92%) PABX
2 2 (3.92%) WAN
2 2 (3.92%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.96%) BGP
3 1 (1.96%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 1 (1.96%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.96%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (33.33%) Selenium
2 16 (31.37%) Cypress.io
3 4 (7.84%) JIRA
4 1 (1.96%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.96%) Gatling
4 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.96%) GitLab
4 1 (1.96%) JMeter
4 1 (1.96%) JUnit
4 1 (1.96%) Postman
General
1 35 (68.63%) Finance
2 31 (60.78%) Banking
3 17 (33.33%) Social Skills
4 16 (31.37%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 15 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (23.53%) Retail
7 11 (21.57%) Telecoms
8 6 (11.76%) Organisational Skills
8 6 (11.76%) Public Sector
9 2 (3.92%) Influencing Skills
9 2 (3.92%) Marketing
10 1 (1.96%) Presentation Skills
10 1 (1.96%) Retail Banking
10 1 (1.96%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (35.29%) Developer
2 16 (31.37%) Full Stack Developer
3 6 (11.76%) Analyst
3 6 (11.76%) Architect
3 6 (11.76%) Enterprise Architect
3 6 (11.76%) Enterprise Technical Architect
3 6 (11.76%) Head of Technology
3 6 (11.76%) Technical Architect
4 4 (7.84%) Business Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Compliance Manager
5 3 (5.88%) Consultant
5 3 (5.88%) Network Consultant
5 3 (5.88%) Payments Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Payments Business Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) PCI DSS Consultant
5 3 (5.88%) Senior Manager
5 3 (5.88%) Wireless Network Consultant
6 2 (3.92%) Compliance Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) Head of Digital
6 2 (3.92%) Information Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (43.14%) React
2 19 (37.25%) gRPC
3 16 (31.37%) .NET
3 16 (31.37%) Playwright
3 16 (31.37%) Protocol Buffers
3 16 (31.37%) Puppeteer
3 16 (31.37%) Redux
4 6 (11.76%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 3 (5.88%) Kafka
6 2 (3.92%) XML
7 1 (1.96%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.96%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (1.96%) GraphQL
7 1 (1.96%) Node.js
7 1 (1.96%) RESTful
7 1 (1.96%) Spring
7 1 (1.96%) Spring Boot
7 1 (1.96%) Spring MVC
7 1 (1.96%) WCF
7 1 (1.96%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 18 (35.29%) User Experience
2 6 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 6 (11.76%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.92%) Digital Currency
4 2 (3.92%) Handset
4 2 (3.92%) iPhone
4 2 (3.92%) Social Media
4 2 (3.92%) SWIFT
4 2 (3.92%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.96%) Legacy Applications
5 1 (1.96%) PACS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (47.06%) Fintech
2 19 (37.25%) Full Stack Development
3 17 (33.33%) Event-Driven
4 16 (31.37%) Design Thinking
4 16 (31.37%) Event-Driven Architecture
4 16 (31.37%) Observability
4 16 (31.37%) OpenUP
4 16 (31.37%) SOLID
4 16 (31.37%) Test Strategy
4 16 (31.37%) Web Accessibility
5 15 (29.41%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (21.57%) Agile
7 9 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (13.73%) DevOps
8 7 (13.73%) Scrum
9 6 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
9 6 (11.76%) Decision-Making
9 6 (11.76%) IT Strategy
9 6 (11.76%) Product Strategy
9 6 (11.76%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 17 (33.33%) C#
2 16 (31.37%) Rust
3 14 (27.45%) Python
4 10 (19.61%) Java
5 8 (15.69%) SQL
6 6 (11.76%) JavaScript
6 6 (11.76%) PHP
7 3 (5.88%) Scala
7 3 (5.88%) TypeScript
8 2 (3.92%) Bash
Qualifications
1 9 (17.65%) CISSP
2 8 (15.69%) Degree
3 6 (11.76%) Master's Degree
4 3 (5.88%) CISA
4 3 (5.88%) CISM
4 3 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (5.88%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 3 (5.88%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
4 3 (5.88%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (31.37%) Accessibility
1 16 (31.37%) GDPR
2 15 (29.41%) PCI DSS
3 6 (11.76%) QA
4 5 (9.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (5.88%) PA-DSS
6 2 (3.92%) GRC
6 2 (3.92%) MiFID
6 2 (3.92%) PMO
7 1 (1.96%) ISO 20022
7 1 (1.96%) SEPA
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (13.73%) Terraform
2 6 (11.76%) Kubernetes
3 2 (3.92%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 6 (11.76%) Google
2 2 (3.92%) BT
2 2 (3.92%) Cisco
2 2 (3.92%) Meraki
2 2 (3.92%) Mitel
3 1 (1.96%) CyberSource
3 1 (1.96%) GoldenSource
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.96%) PayPal