Period
to 26 February 2020

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 26 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

EU Revised Directive on Payment Services (PSD2)
UK
6 months to
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 939 1043 1097
Rank change year-on-year +104 +54 +80
Permanent jobs citing PSD2 67 94 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.054% 0.062% 0.059%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.43% 0.45% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 41 44 71
UK median annual salary £75,000 £68,750 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +14.58% -23.81%
10th Percentile £47,500 £48,250 £35,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,125 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +15.79% +11.76%

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 15,413 21,101 22,371
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.52% 13.94% 12.76%
Number of salaries quoted 11,895 15,456 17,483
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,600 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

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 26 February 2020.

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 26 February 2020. 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 +104 62 £75,000 +9.09% 7
London +92 45 £75,000 - 7
UK excluding London +48 18 £55,000 -
East of England +32 11 £57,500 -
North of England +50 2 £100,000 +90.48%
South East +46 2 £72,000 +30.91%
Midlands +37 2 £35,000 -
East Midlands - 2 £35,000 -
North West +56 1 £100,000 +81.82%
Scotland +27 1 - -
North East - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 February 2020, 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 51 (76.12%) Finance
2 46 (68.66%) Banking
3 27 (40.30%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (28.36%) Scrum
5 18 (26.87%) Fintech
5 18 (26.87%) GDPR
6 15 (22.39%) ISO 20022
7 14 (20.90%) Degree
7 14 (20.90%) PCI DSS
8 12 (17.91%) AWS
9 11 (16.42%) Software Engineering
9 11 (16.42%) SEPA
10 10 (14.93%) SWIFT
10 10 (14.93%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (13.43%) Risk Management
12 8 (11.94%) Java
12 8 (11.94%) Product Management
12 8 (11.94%) Fraud Detection
12 8 (11.94%) Identity Access Management
13 7 (10.45%) Presales
13 7 (10.45%) REST
13 7 (10.45%) DevOps
13 7 (10.45%) IT Strategy
13 7 (10.45%) Strategic Roadmap
13 7 (10.45%) Retail
13 7 (10.45%) Enterprise Architecture
13 7 (10.45%) Identity Management
14 6 (8.96%) Telecoms
14 6 (8.96%) Legal
14 6 (8.96%) 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 2 (2.99%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.49%) Confluence
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Actimize
2 3 (4.48%) Temenos T24
3 2 (2.99%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (17.91%) AWS
2 6 (8.96%) SaaS
3 4 (5.97%) PaaS
4 3 (4.48%) Azure
5 2 (2.99%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.97%) Internet
2 3 (4.48%) Firewall
3 2 (2.99%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (2.99%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.99%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.49%) Neo4j
2 1 (1.49%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.49%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.49%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (5.97%) RequisitePro
2 3 (4.48%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.99%) JIRA
4 1 (1.49%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.49%) Maven
4 1 (1.49%) Zephyr
General
1 51 (76.12%) Finance
2 46 (68.66%) Banking
3 7 (10.45%) Retail
4 6 (8.96%) Legal
4 6 (8.96%) Retail Banking
4 6 (8.96%) Telecoms
5 4 (5.97%) Billing
5 4 (5.97%) Law
5 4 (5.97%) Marketing
6 1 (1.49%) Back Office
6 1 (1.49%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.49%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (19.40%) Product Owner
2 12 (17.91%) Developer
3 11 (16.42%) Architect
4 8 (11.94%) Product Manager
5 6 (8.96%) Java Engineer
5 6 (8.96%) Java Software Engineer
5 6 (8.96%) Software Engineer
5 6 (8.96%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (7.46%) Compliance Manager
7 4 (5.97%) C# Developer
7 4 (5.97%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (5.97%) ForgeRock Developer
7 4 (5.97%) Payments Architect
8 3 (4.48%) Business Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Security Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Senior Java Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Senior Java Software Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Senior Software Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) Analyst
9 2 (2.99%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.45%) REST
2 5 (7.46%) RESTful
2 5 (7.46%) Spring
3 4 (5.97%) .NET
3 4 (5.97%) AngularJS
3 4 (5.97%) ASP.NET
3 4 (5.97%) React
3 4 (5.97%) Vue.js
3 4 (5.97%) Web Services
4 3 (4.48%) gRPC
4 3 (4.48%) Protocol Buffers
5 1 (1.49%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (1.49%) GraphQL
5 1 (1.49%) Keycloak
5 1 (1.49%) Node.js
5 1 (1.49%) Spring Boot
5 1 (1.49%) Spring Cloud
5 1 (1.49%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.93%) SWIFT
2 5 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.97%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.48%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.99%) Cyberattack
5 2 (2.99%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.49%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.49%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.49%) EMV
6 1 (1.49%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.49%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.96%) Linux
2 3 (4.48%) Windows
3 2 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.49%) Android
4 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (40.30%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (28.36%) Scrum
3 18 (26.87%) Fintech
4 11 (16.42%) Software Engineering
5 10 (14.93%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (13.43%) Risk Management
7 8 (11.94%) Fraud Detection
7 8 (11.94%) Identity Access Management
7 8 (11.94%) Product Management
8 7 (10.45%) DevOps
8 7 (10.45%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (10.45%) Identity Management
8 7 (10.45%) IT Strategy
8 7 (10.45%) Presales
8 7 (10.45%) Strategic Roadmap
9 6 (8.96%) Business Analysis
9 6 (8.96%) Software Delivery
9 6 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (8.96%) TDD
9 6 (8.96%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.94%) Java
2 4 (5.97%) C#
2 4 (5.97%) SQL
3 3 (4.48%) Bash Shell
3 3 (4.48%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (20.90%) Degree
2 1 (1.49%) CBAP
2 1 (1.49%) CISSP
2 1 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.49%) GIAC
2 1 (1.49%) PgMP
2 1 (1.49%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.49%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (26.87%) GDPR
2 15 (22.39%) ISO 20022
3 14 (20.90%) PCI DSS
4 11 (16.42%) SEPA
5 6 (8.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (7.46%) FATCA
7 1 (1.49%) COBIT
7 1 (1.49%) Data Quality
7 1 (1.49%) NIST
System Software
1 2 (2.99%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.99%) Docker
2 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.48%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.49%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 6 (8.96%) ForgeRock
2 5 (7.46%) Oracle
3 4 (5.97%) Borland
3 4 (5.97%) IBM
3 4 (5.97%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (5.97%) TOWER Software
3 4 (5.97%) WorldPay
4 3 (4.48%) Temenos
5 2 (2.99%) Darktrace
6 1 (1.49%) Gemalto
6 1 (1.49%) Ingenico
6 1 (1.49%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.49%) PayPal
6 1 (1.49%) VeriFone
6 1 (1.49%) VMware