Period
to 27 September 2021

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 27 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA)
UK
6 months to
27 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1011 662 1060
Rank change year-on-year -349 +398 +41
Permanent jobs citing SEPA 18 22 43
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.046% 0.031%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.098% 0.37% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 12 17 40
10th Percentile £43,875 £42,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £66,250 £38,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £68,750 £75,000 £63,562
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% +18.00% -15.25%
75th Percentile £77,125 £105,000 £76,563
90th Percentile £91,225 " £91,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 - £57,124

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 18,389 6,001 19,574
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.06% 12.59% 13.94%
Number of salaries quoted 11,259 4,708 14,607
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,125
25th Percentile £40,500 £41,250 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,261 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.16% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.06% +8.89% -

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 27 September 2021.

Salary histogram for SEPA in the UK

SEPA
Top 5 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 27 September 2021. 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 -319 17 £67,500 -10.00%
London -259 13 £70,000 -6.67%
South West - 4 £50,000 -
UK excluding London - 4 £50,000 -
Work from Home -287 2 £110,000 +46.67%

For the 6 months to 27 September 2021, 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 12 (66.67%) SWIFT
2 9 (50.00%) Finance
2 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (44.44%) JIRA
3 8 (44.44%) Banking
4 6 (33.33%) Release Management
5 5 (27.78%) QA
5 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
5 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
6 4 (22.22%) BDD
6 4 (22.22%) Mobile Payment
6 4 (22.22%) Fintech
6 4 (22.22%) Temenos T24
6 4 (22.22%) TDD
6 4 (22.22%) Cognizant
6 4 (22.22%) Temenos
7 3 (16.67%) Financial Institution
7 3 (16.67%) Java
7 3 (16.67%) SQL
7 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (16.67%) ISO 20022
7 3 (16.67%) Social Skills
7 3 (16.67%) Microservices
7 3 (16.67%) GCP
7 3 (16.67%) Test Planning
7 3 (16.67%) User Stories
8 2 (11.11%) TARGET2
8 2 (11.11%) Confluence
8 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy

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 (11.11%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) GCP
2 2 (11.11%) AWS
2 2 (11.11%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (5.56%) Amazon S3
3 1 (5.56%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (5.56%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (5.56%) Azure
3 1 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (5.56%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
1 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (44.44%) JIRA
2 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
3 2 (11.11%) Selenium
4 1 (5.56%) GitLab
4 1 (5.56%) Zephyr
General
1 9 (50.00%) Finance
2 8 (44.44%) Banking
3 3 (16.67%) Financial Institution
3 3 (16.67%) Social Skills
4 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.56%) Law
4 1 (5.56%) Organisational Skills
4 1 (5.56%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Architect
2 3 (16.67%) Business Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Payments Architect
2 3 (16.67%) Payments Solutions Architect
2 3 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Automation Tester
3 2 (11.11%) Banking Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Banking Business Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Java Developer
4 1 (5.56%) QA Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Software Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Kafka
2 1 (5.56%) Java EE
2 1 (5.56%) Java SE
2 1 (5.56%) JMS
2 1 (5.56%) Lambda Expressions
2 1 (5.56%) Middleware
2 1 (5.56%) Rendezvous
2 1 (5.56%) REST
2 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (66.67%) SWIFT
2 4 (22.22%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (5.56%) Credit Risk
3 1 (5.56%) Market Risk
3 1 (5.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) Release Management
3 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
3 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (22.22%) BDD
4 4 (22.22%) Fintech
4 4 (22.22%) TDD
5 3 (16.67%) Microservices
5 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (16.67%) Test Planning
5 3 (16.67%) User Stories
6 2 (11.11%) Backlog Management
6 2 (11.11%) Backlog Prioritisation
6 2 (11.11%) Product Roadmap
6 2 (11.11%) Sequence Diagram
6 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
6 2 (11.11%) UML
7 1 (5.56%) Order Management
7 1 (5.56%) Project Delivery
7 1 (5.56%) Strategic Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) Java
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) C
2 1 (5.56%) Java 8
2 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) ISEB
1 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) QA
2 3 (16.67%) ISO 20022
3 2 (11.11%) PSD2
3 2 (11.11%) TARGET2
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Control-M
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Cognizant
1 4 (22.22%) Temenos
2 2 (11.11%) IBM
3 1 (5.56%) FIS
3 1 (5.56%) TIBCO