Period
to 21 August 2018

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 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA)
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1077 1115 1095
Rank change year-on-year +38 -20 +28
Permanent jobs citing SEPA 81 85 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.048% 0.048% 0.094%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.36% 0.39% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 67 81 114
UK median annual salary £75,000 £70,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +12.00% -7.41%
10th Percentile £55,600 £45,000 £43,625
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £66,250 £52,500
% change year-on-year -13.21% +26.19% +7.69%

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 22,772 21,538 26,019
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.48% 12.22% 13.20%
Number of salaries quoted 17,199 16,075 20,657
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +1.03% +7.78%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 August 2018.

Salary histogram for SEPA in the UK

SEPA
Top 7 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 August 2018. 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 +23 72 £75,000 +5.26% 4
London +11 68 £75,000 +7.14% 4
UK excluding London +17 10 £57,500 -13.21%
Scotland -6 6 £57,500 -
East of England +24 2 £97,500 +20.00%
East Midlands - 2 £52,500 -
Midlands - 2 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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 71 (87.65%) Finance
2 62 (76.54%) Banking
3 57 (70.37%) SWIFT
4 32 (39.51%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (28.40%) Financial Institution
6 21 (25.93%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (24.69%) Java
7 20 (24.69%) Fintech
8 18 (22.22%) ISO 20022
9 16 (19.75%) Mobile Payment
10 15 (18.52%) Project Management
10 15 (18.52%) Business Analysis
11 14 (17.28%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (14.81%) Unix
12 12 (14.81%) Software Delivery
13 11 (13.58%) IT Strategy
13 11 (13.58%) PSD2
13 11 (13.58%) Enterprise Architecture
14 9 (11.11%) MS Visio
14 9 (11.11%) Customer Engagement
15 8 (9.88%) Translating Business Requirements
15 8 (9.88%) Microsoft Excel
15 8 (9.88%) Technical Architecture
15 8 (9.88%) Back Office
16 7 (8.64%) SQL
16 7 (8.64%) Oracle
16 7 (8.64%) Microsoft
16 7 (8.64%) TARGET2
16 7 (8.64%) Java 8
17 6 (7.41%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management

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 5 (6.17%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.70%) Confluence
3 2 (2.47%) JBoss
3 2 (2.47%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.23%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (11.11%) MS Visio
2 8 (9.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (7.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.47%) SaaS
1 2 (2.47%) Salesforce Service Cloud
2 1 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.23%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.94%) FTP
1 4 (4.94%) HTTPS
1 4 (4.94%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.47%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.23%) Blockchain
2 1 (1.23%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (6.17%) JIRA
2 4 (4.94%) ClearCase
2 4 (4.94%) XMLSpy
3 3 (3.70%) Maven
4 1 (1.23%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.23%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.23%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.23%) SoapUI
General
1 71 (87.65%) Finance
2 62 (76.54%) Banking
3 23 (28.40%) Financial Institution
4 8 (9.88%) Back Office
5 6 (7.41%) Retail
6 3 (3.70%) Marketing
6 3 (3.70%) Retail Banking
7 2 (2.47%) Electronics
7 2 (2.47%) French Language
7 2 (2.47%) Games
7 2 (2.47%) German Language
7 2 (2.47%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.47%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.23%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (1.23%) Front Office
8 1 (1.23%) International Banking
8 1 (1.23%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (1.23%) Private Banking
8 1 (1.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 29 (35.80%) Analyst
2 25 (30.86%) Business Analyst
3 23 (28.40%) Payments Analyst
3 23 (28.40%) Payments Business Analyst
4 20 (24.69%) Architect
5 17 (20.99%) Payments Architect
6 14 (17.28%) Senior Analyst
7 13 (16.05%) Senior Business Analyst
7 13 (16.05%) Senior Payments Business Analyst
8 10 (12.35%) Project Manager
8 10 (12.35%) Solutions Architect
9 9 (11.11%) Payments Solutions Architect
10 7 (8.64%) Banking Project Manager
10 7 (8.64%) Consultant
11 6 (7.41%) Payments Project Manager
11 6 (7.41%) Senior Manager
11 6 (7.41%) Senior Project Manager
12 5 (6.17%) Business Operations Manager
12 5 (6.17%) Senior Systems Analyst
12 5 (6.17%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.94%) FIX Protocol
1 4 (4.94%) IBM Integration Bus
1 4 (4.94%) J2EE
1 4 (4.94%) JSON
1 4 (4.94%) SOAP
1 4 (4.94%) XML
2 2 (2.47%) Akka
2 2 (2.47%) Hibernate
2 2 (2.47%) HornetQ
2 2 (2.47%) JMS
2 2 (2.47%) Spring
3 1 (1.23%) Kafka
3 1 (1.23%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 57 (70.37%) SWIFT
2 20 (24.69%) Fintech
3 16 (19.75%) Mobile Payment
4 14 (17.28%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.94%) DataPower
6 3 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (2.47%) Clustering
7 2 (2.47%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (2.47%) User Experience
8 1 (1.23%) Contactless
8 1 (1.23%) Digital Wallet
8 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.81%) Unix
2 5 (6.17%) Linux
3 1 (1.23%) AIX
3 1 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (39.51%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (25.93%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (18.52%) Business Analysis
3 15 (18.52%) Project Management
4 12 (14.81%) Software Delivery
5 11 (13.58%) Enterprise Architecture
5 11 (13.58%) IT Strategy
6 9 (11.11%) Customer Engagement
7 8 (9.88%) Technical Architecture
7 8 (9.88%) Translating Business Requirements
8 6 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (7.41%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
8 6 (7.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 5 (6.17%) DevOps
9 5 (6.17%) Product Management
9 5 (6.17%) Project Planning
9 5 (6.17%) Scrum
9 5 (6.17%) TDD
9 5 (6.17%) UML
10 4 (4.94%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 20 (24.69%) Java
2 7 (8.64%) Java 8
2 7 (8.64%) SQL
3 4 (4.94%) PL/SQL
4 3 (3.70%) Go
4 3 (3.70%) Python
4 3 (3.70%) Ruby
5 1 (1.23%) C
5 1 (1.23%) Erlang
5 1 (1.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (2.47%) Degree
1 2 (2.47%) PMI Certification
1 2 (2.47%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (22.22%) ISO 20022
2 11 (13.58%) PSD2
3 7 (8.64%) TARGET2
4 1 (1.23%) Basel III
4 1 (1.23%) GDPR
4 1 (1.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (4.94%) Docker
2 1 (1.23%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 4 (4.94%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.70%) linkerd
2 3 (3.70%) Terraform
3 1 (1.23%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (8.64%) Microsoft
1 7 (8.64%) Oracle
2 6 (7.41%) Remedy
3 4 (4.94%) HP
4 2 (2.47%) Misys
4 2 (2.47%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.47%) SAP
4 2 (2.47%) VocaLink
5 1 (1.23%) FIS
5 1 (1.23%) IBM
5 1 (1.23%) VMware