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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for SEPA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SEPA over the 6 months to 12 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA)
UK
6 months to
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1172 998 763
Rank change year-on-year -174 -235 +293
Permanent jobs citing SEPA 40 20 28
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.017% 0.044%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.13% 0.12% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 21 17 23
10th Percentile £68,002 £44,500 £47,000
25th Percentile £70,000 £57,500 £66,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £72,500 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57% -
75th Percentile £103,750 £110,000 £105,000
90th Percentile £120,000 - -
UK excluding London median annual salary £76,250 £50,000 £77,500
% change year-on-year +52.50% -35.48% +35.67%

SEPA 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 29,745 16,588 8,110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.61% 14.50% 12.81%
Number of salaries quoted 14,000 10,284 6,251
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £30,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.80% +1.90% +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

SEPA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SEPA in the UK

SEPA
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for SEPA in the UK

SEPA
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing SEPA over the 6 months to 12 August 2022.

Salary histogram for SEPA in the UK

SEPA
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SEPA within the UK over the 6 months to 12 August 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 -181 35 £80,000 +16.36% 5
London -177 33 £80,000 +10.34% 3
Work from Home -232 15 £60,000 -45.45%
UK excluding London -91 2 £76,250 +52.50% 2
South West -33 1 £80,000 +60.00%
South East - 1 £72,500 -

For the 6 months to 12 August 2022, IT jobs citing SEPA 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 SEPA.

1 35 (87.50%) Banking
2 33 (82.50%) Finance
3 21 (52.50%) SWIFT
4 20 (50.00%) Social Skills
5 18 (45.00%) Fintech
6 15 (37.50%) Software Engineering
7 14 (35.00%) Agile
8 12 (30.00%) SQL
9 10 (25.00%) Java
9 10 (25.00%) Microservices
9 10 (25.00%) ISO 20022
10 9 (22.50%) AWS
11 8 (20.00%) Pair Programming
11 8 (20.00%) Games
11 8 (20.00%) Python
11 8 (20.00%) Amazon S3
11 8 (20.00%) Amazon SQS
11 8 (20.00%) REST
11 8 (20.00%) Big Data
11 8 (20.00%) GitHub
11 8 (20.00%) DynamoDB
11 8 (20.00%) Mobile Banking
11 8 (20.00%) Lambda Expressions
11 8 (20.00%) Push Notifications
11 8 (20.00%) Value Proposition
11 8 (20.00%) Systems Engineering
11 8 (20.00%) Digital Banking
11 8 (20.00%) Full Stack Development
11 8 (20.00%) GitHub Actions
11 8 (20.00%) CI/CD

SEPA
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 3 (7.50%) Confluence
2 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 9 (22.50%) AWS
2 8 (20.00%) Amazon ECS
2 8 (20.00%) Amazon S3
2 8 (20.00%) Amazon SQS
2 8 (20.00%) GitHub
2 8 (20.00%) GitHub Actions
3 1 (2.50%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) Internet
2 1 (2.50%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) Big Data
1 8 (20.00%) DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (17.50%) JIRA
2 1 (2.50%) IBM UrbanCode
2 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
General
1 35 (87.50%) Banking
2 33 (82.50%) Finance
3 20 (50.00%) Social Skills
4 8 (20.00%) Games
5 7 (17.50%) Legal
6 5 (12.50%) Financial Institution
7 4 (10.00%) Influencing Skills
8 3 (7.50%) Public Sector
8 3 (7.50%) Retail
8 3 (7.50%) Wholesale Banking
9 2 (5.00%) Investment Banking
9 2 (5.00%) Presentation Skills
10 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (2.50%) Back Office
10 1 (2.50%) General Ledger
10 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (27.50%) Architect
2 10 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 9 (22.50%) Senior Software Engineer
3 9 (22.50%) Solutions Architect
4 8 (20.00%) Analyst
4 8 (20.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) Project Manager
6 4 (10.00%) Applications Support
6 4 (10.00%) Applications Support Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) Business Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) Client Relationship Manager
6 4 (10.00%) Payments Expert
6 4 (10.00%) Relationships Manager
6 4 (10.00%) Support Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Payments Architect
8 2 (5.00%) IT Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) IT Business Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Payments Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Payments Business Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.00%) Lambda Expressions
1 8 (20.00%) REST
2 7 (17.50%) Spring
2 7 (17.50%) Spring Boot
3 6 (15.00%) Kafka
4 4 (10.00%) Middleware
5 1 (2.50%) XML
5 1 (2.50%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 21 (52.50%) SWIFT
2 8 (20.00%) Mobile Banking
3 6 (15.00%) Blockchain
4 5 (12.50%) Robotics
5 2 (5.00%) Digital Currency
6 1 (2.50%) CBDC
6 1 (2.50%) Cloud Native
6 1 (2.50%) Contactless
6 1 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (2.50%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (2.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (45.00%) Fintech
2 15 (37.50%) Software Engineering
3 14 (35.00%) Agile
4 10 (25.00%) Microservices
5 8 (20.00%) CI/CD
5 8 (20.00%) Digital Banking
5 8 (20.00%) Full Stack Development
5 8 (20.00%) Pair Programming
5 8 (20.00%) Push Notifications
5 8 (20.00%) Systems Engineering
5 8 (20.00%) Value Proposition
6 6 (15.00%) API Design
6 6 (15.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (15.00%) SDLC
6 6 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (15.00%) Systems Thinking
6 6 (15.00%) Technical Leadership
7 5 (12.50%) Open Source
7 5 (12.50%) Project Management
8 4 (10.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.00%) SQL
2 10 (25.00%) Java
3 8 (20.00%) Python
4 2 (5.00%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (25.00%) ISO 20022
2 4 (10.00%) ISO 8583
2 4 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (10.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.50%) SLA
3 1 (2.50%) TARGET2
System Software
1 6 (15.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) Kubernetes