Period
to 22 October 2019

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 22 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA)
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1024 1078 1108
Rank change year-on-year +54 +30 0
Permanent jobs citing SEPA 37 101 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.061% 0.061%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.20% 0.46% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 31 87 89
UK median annual salary £57,124 £75,000 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.84% +3.45% +7.41%
10th Percentile £35,000 £57,000 £37,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £81,250
% change year-on-year -8.33% -26.15% +41.30%

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 18,069 21,740 21,805
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.21% 13.19% 12.50%
Number of salaries quoted 13,523 16,505 16,158
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

SEPA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SEPA in the UK

SEPA
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SEPA.

Salary trend for SEPA in the UK

SEPA
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SEPA over the 6 months to 22 October 2019.

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 22 October 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 +27 31 £70,000 -6.67% 3
London +26 20 £70,000 -6.67% 1
UK excluding London +60 15 £55,000 -8.33% 2
East of England +63 7 £55,000 -15.38%
South East +44 4 £40,000 - 1
Scotland +23 4 £57,124 -0.65%

For the 6 months to 22 October 2019, 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 21 (56.76%) SWIFT
2 19 (51.35%) Banking
3 18 (48.65%) Finance
4 15 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (29.73%) ISO 20022
6 10 (27.03%) Fintech
7 9 (24.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (21.62%) Retail
8 8 (21.62%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (18.92%) Product Roadmap
9 7 (18.92%) Project Delivery
10 6 (16.22%) PSD2
11 5 (13.51%) IT Strategy
11 5 (13.51%) SDLC
11 5 (13.51%) Open Source
11 5 (13.51%) Test Automation
11 5 (13.51%) ISO 8583
11 5 (13.51%) Telecoms
11 5 (13.51%) Java
11 5 (13.51%) SQL
11 5 (13.51%) General Ledger
11 5 (13.51%) Business Analysis
11 5 (13.51%) Enterprise Architecture
11 5 (13.51%) JIRA
11 5 (13.51%) Technology Roadmap
12 4 (10.81%) Decision-Making
12 4 (10.81%) Systems Thinking
12 4 (10.81%) Technical Leadership
12 4 (10.81%) Technical Debt
12 4 (10.81%) Digital Banking

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 2 (5.41%) MediaWiki
1 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Misys Midas
1 3 (8.11%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) SaaS
2 2 (5.41%) AWS
2 2 (5.41%) Azure
2 2 (5.41%) GCP
2 2 (5.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) Big Data
1 4 (10.81%) Blockchain
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) JIRA
2 2 (5.41%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 19 (51.35%) Banking
2 18 (48.65%) Finance
3 8 (21.62%) Retail
4 5 (13.51%) General Ledger
4 5 (13.51%) Telecoms
5 4 (10.81%) Legal
6 1 (2.70%) Back Office
6 1 (2.70%) French Language
6 1 (2.70%) Marketing
6 1 (2.70%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (2.70%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 18 (48.65%) Business Analyst
2 17 (45.95%) Analyst
3 15 (40.54%) Payments Business Analyst
4 14 (37.84%) Payments Analyst
5 6 (16.22%) Architect
5 6 (16.22%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (10.81%) Junior
6 4 (10.81%) Junior Analyst
6 4 (10.81%) Junior Business Analyst
6 4 (10.81%) Software Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) Banking Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Banking Business Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Consultant
7 3 (8.11%) Finance Business Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Financial Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Financial Business Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Financial Services Business Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) FX Business Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Payments Project Manager
7 3 (8.11%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) Kafka
1 4 (10.81%) Spring Boot
2 3 (8.11%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 21 (56.76%) SWIFT
2 9 (24.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (10.81%) Mobile Banking
3 4 (10.81%) Robotics
4 3 (8.11%) EMV
4 3 (8.11%) EPoS
4 3 (8.11%) Social Media
5 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.70%) Tandem
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (27.03%) Fintech
3 8 (21.62%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (18.92%) Product Roadmap
4 7 (18.92%) Project Delivery
5 5 (13.51%) Business Analysis
5 5 (13.51%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (13.51%) IT Strategy
5 5 (13.51%) Open Source
5 5 (13.51%) SDLC
5 5 (13.51%) Technology Roadmap
5 5 (13.51%) Test Automation
6 4 (10.81%) API Design
6 4 (10.81%) Decision-Making
6 4 (10.81%) DevOps
6 4 (10.81%) Kanban
6 4 (10.81%) Microservices
6 4 (10.81%) Process Improvement
6 4 (10.81%) Scrum
6 4 (10.81%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) Java
1 5 (13.51%) SQL
2 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.41%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (29.73%) ISO 20022
2 6 (16.22%) PSD2
3 5 (13.51%) ISO 8583
4 2 (5.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (5.41%) NIST
4 2 (5.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) Docker
2 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) Kubernetes
2 2 (5.41%) CASB
2 2 (5.41%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (8.11%) FIS
2 2 (5.41%) AlienVault
2 2 (5.41%) CheckPoint
2 2 (5.41%) Google
2 2 (5.41%) IDERA
2 2 (5.41%) McAfee
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) Qualys
2 2 (5.41%) SonicWALL
2 2 (5.41%) Symantec
2 2 (5.41%) xMatters