Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA)
UK
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 999 1142 1111
Rank change year-on-year +143 -31 +48
Permanent jobs citing SEPA 99 64 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.069% 0.037% 0.038%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.49% 0.29% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 87 52 61
UK median annual salary £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -7.69% +4.00%
10th Percentile £38,000 £42,075 £53,750
90th Percentile £95,500 £88,375 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,000 £56,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -5.36% -2.61% +4.55%

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 20,015 22,013 20,286
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.88% 12.82% 12.01%
Number of salaries quoted 14,521 16,973 15,882
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £27,625 £28,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -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 21 May 2019.

Salary histogram for SEPA in the UK

SEPA
Top 9 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 21 May 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 +125 91 £70,000 +16.67% 5
London +129 82 £70,000 +16.67% 5
UK excluding London +68 11 £53,000 -5.36%
South East - 7 £75,000 -
Scotland +9 2 - -
North West +37 1 £53,000 -18.46%
North of England +31 1 £53,000 -18.46%
East Midlands +22 1 £45,000 +4.65%
Midlands +18 1 £45,000 +4.65%

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 81 (81.82%) SWIFT
2 67 (67.68%) Banking
3 36 (36.36%) Finance
4 29 (29.29%) ISO 20022
5 23 (23.23%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (22.22%) Scenario Testing
7 19 (19.19%) Fintech
8 18 (18.18%) FIS
9 17 (17.17%) Test Scripting
9 17 (17.17%) EDIFACT
10 16 (16.16%) JIRA
10 16 (16.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 16 (16.16%) BDD
11 14 (14.14%) Financial Institution
12 13 (13.13%) SQL
12 13 (13.13%) Scrum
12 13 (13.13%) TARGET2
12 13 (13.13%) Cash Management
12 13 (13.13%) Software Delivery
13 12 (12.12%) Functional Testing
13 12 (12.12%) PSD2
13 12 (12.12%) General Ledger
13 12 (12.12%) Business Analysis
13 12 (12.12%) Project Management
14 11 (11.11%) Java
14 11 (11.11%) Misys Midas
14 11 (11.11%) ISO 8583
14 11 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
14 11 (11.11%) Defect Management
14 11 (11.11%) Manual Testing

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 6 (6.06%) nginx
2 3 (3.03%) Confluence
2 3 (3.03%) JBoss
2 3 (3.03%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (2.02%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.02%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.01%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.01%) CMS
4 1 (1.01%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.01%) WildFly
Applications
1 3 (3.03%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (11.11%) Misys Midas
2 6 (6.06%) IntelliMatch
2 6 (6.06%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (6.06%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (6.06%) Amazon SQS
1 6 (6.06%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.01%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.03%) Firewall
1 3 (3.03%) Network Security
1 3 (3.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.06%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (2.02%) DB2
2 2 (2.02%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.02%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.02%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.01%) Blockchain
3 1 (1.01%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.01%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 16 (16.16%) JIRA
2 6 (6.06%) Cucumber
2 6 (6.06%) Travis CI
3 1 (1.01%) ANTLR
3 1 (1.01%) Artifactory
3 1 (1.01%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.01%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.01%) JUnit
3 1 (1.01%) Maven
General
1 67 (67.68%) Banking
2 36 (36.36%) Finance
3 14 (14.14%) Financial Institution
4 12 (12.12%) General Ledger
5 9 (9.09%) Back Office
6 6 (6.06%) Marketing
7 4 (4.04%) Retail
8 3 (3.03%) Billing
8 3 (3.03%) French Language
8 3 (3.03%) German Language
8 3 (3.03%) Retail Banking
8 3 (3.03%) Spanish Language
8 3 (3.03%) Telecoms
9 2 (2.02%) Italian Language
10 1 (1.01%) International Banking
10 1 (1.01%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (49.49%) Analyst
2 44 (44.44%) Payments Analyst
3 39 (39.39%) Business Analyst
4 36 (36.36%) Payments Business Analyst
5 14 (14.14%) Payments Project Manager
5 14 (14.14%) Project Manager
6 13 (13.13%) Consultant
7 10 (10.10%) Systems Analyst
7 10 (10.10%) Test Consultant
8 8 (8.08%) Banking Analyst
8 8 (8.08%) Banking Business Analyst
9 7 (7.07%) Java Developer
9 7 (7.07%) Junior
9 7 (7.07%) Junior Analyst
9 7 (7.07%) Junior Business Analyst
9 7 (7.07%) Junior Tester
9 7 (7.07%) Senior Business Analyst
9 7 (7.07%) Senior Developer
9 7 (7.07%) Senior Java Developer
9 7 (7.07%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (17.17%) EDIFACT
2 6 (6.06%) WireMock
3 5 (5.05%) J2EE
4 1 (1.01%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.01%) CSS
4 1 (1.01%) EDI
4 1 (1.01%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.01%) HornetQ
4 1 (1.01%) Java EE
4 1 (1.01%) JMS
4 1 (1.01%) JPA
4 1 (1.01%) Lucene
4 1 (1.01%) Protocol Buffers
4 1 (1.01%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 81 (81.82%) SWIFT
2 19 (19.19%) Fintech
3 16 (16.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 8 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (6.06%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (6.06%) Public Cloud
5 6 (6.06%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.01%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.01%) Bitcoin
6 1 (1.01%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.08%) Unix
2 6 (6.06%) Linux
3 2 (2.02%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.23%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (22.22%) Scenario Testing
3 17 (17.17%) Test Scripting
4 16 (16.16%) BDD
5 13 (13.13%) Cash Management
5 13 (13.13%) Scrum
5 13 (13.13%) Software Delivery
6 12 (12.12%) Business Analysis
6 12 (12.12%) Functional Testing
6 12 (12.12%) Project Management
7 11 (11.11%) Defect Management
7 11 (11.11%) Manual Testing
7 11 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
7 11 (11.11%) Test Automation
8 10 (10.10%) Kanban
8 10 (10.10%) Test Planning
8 10 (10.10%) Traceability Matrix
8 10 (10.10%) Waterfall
9 9 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
9 9 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.13%) SQL
2 11 (11.11%) Java
3 6 (6.06%) Go
3 6 (6.06%) Python
3 6 (6.06%) Ruby
4 1 (1.01%) C
4 1 (1.01%) Java 8
4 1 (1.01%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.01%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (10.10%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.02%) Degree
2 2 (2.02%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.01%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.01%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (29.29%) ISO 20022
2 13 (13.13%) TARGET2
3 12 (12.12%) PSD2
4 11 (11.11%) ISO 8583
5 9 (9.09%) QA
6 3 (3.03%) PCI DSS
7 1 (1.01%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (6.06%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (6.06%) Consul
1 6 (6.06%) Kubernetes
1 6 (6.06%) linkerd
1 6 (6.06%) Terraform
2 1 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (18.18%) FIS
2 7 (7.07%) Google
3 6 (6.06%) Calypso
4 3 (3.03%) Cisco
4 3 (3.03%) Oracle
4 3 (3.03%) Palo Alto
5 2 (2.02%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.01%) IBM
6 1 (1.01%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.01%) Misys