Period
to 21 February 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term SWIFT in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SWIFT over the 6 months to 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT)
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1015 962 900
Rank change year-on-year -53 -62 +7
Permanent jobs citing SWIFT 173 225 384
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.098% 0.13% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.24% 0.31% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 124 178 308
UK median annual salary £61,750 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.92% +9.09% -8.33%
10th Percentile £41,975 £42,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £86,625 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +16.67% -0.55%

SWIFT is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 73,503 71,496 88,248
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.69% 40.65% 42.37%
Number of salaries quoted 57,829 58,467 70,858
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +6.25%

SWIFT
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SWIFT in the UK

SWIFT
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for SWIFT in the UK

SWIFT
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SWIFT over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Salary histogram for SWIFT in the UK

SWIFT
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SWIFT within the UK over the 6 months to 21 February 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 -26 172 £62,500 +4.17% 25
London -25 152 £65,000 +8.33% 18
UK excluding London -13 22 £52,500 - 7
South East +12 9 £52,500 +2.44%
East Midlands - 7 £41,000 - 2
Midlands - 7 £41,000 - 2
East of England -9 4 £60,000 -25.00% 1
North of England 0 1 - - 1
North West -4 1 - - 1
Scotland -48 1 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, IT jobs citing SWIFT 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 SWIFT.

1 146 (84.39%) Finance
2 92 (53.18%) Banking
3 72 (41.62%) SQL
4 52 (30.06%) Java
5 49 (28.32%) SEPA
6 47 (27.17%) Windows
7 40 (23.12%) Agile Software Development
7 40 (23.12%) Degree
8 38 (21.97%) Oracle
9 37 (21.39%) SQL Server
10 35 (20.23%) Unix
11 31 (17.92%) Linux
12 28 (16.18%) Incident Management
13 27 (15.61%) Analytical Skills
14 26 (15.03%) Financial Institution
15 25 (14.45%) Business Intelligence
16 24 (13.87%) Fintech
17 23 (13.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 22 (12.72%) SDLC
19 21 (12.14%) Maven
19 21 (12.14%) IIS
20 20 (11.56%) Tomcat
20 20 (11.56%) Windows Server
21 19 (10.98%) PowerShell
21 19 (10.98%) Risk Management
22 18 (10.40%) Project Management
22 18 (10.40%) IBM
22 18 (10.40%) BizTalk Server
22 18 (10.40%) Windows Server 2003
22 18 (10.40%) RDBMS

SWIFT
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 21 (12.14%) IIS
2 20 (11.56%) Tomcat
3 18 (10.40%) BizTalk Server
4 16 (9.25%) WebSphere
5 10 (5.78%) WebLogic
6 7 (4.05%) Apache
7 6 (3.47%) JBoss
7 6 (3.47%) MQSeries
8 5 (2.89%) Apache Solr
8 5 (2.89%) Confluence
8 5 (2.89%) WildFly
9 3 (1.73%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.58%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (4.62%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.58%) FreeHand
3 1 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.47%) Actimize
2 4 (2.31%) Oracle Cash Management
3 3 (1.73%) FLEXCUBE
4 2 (1.16%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (1.16%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (1.16%) Kondor
5 1 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.94%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.05%) SaaS
3 6 (3.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.58%) GitHub
4 1 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.25%) FTP
2 7 (4.05%) Internet
2 7 (4.05%) Intranet
3 6 (3.47%) CHAP
3 6 (3.47%) Network Security
3 6 (3.47%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.31%) SWIFTNet
5 3 (1.73%) Firewall
5 3 (1.73%) HTTP
6 2 (1.16%) SSL
6 2 (1.16%) VPN
7 1 (0.58%) DNS
7 1 (0.58%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.58%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (21.39%) SQL Server
2 23 (13.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (10.40%) RDBMS
3 18 (10.40%) Relational Database
3 18 (10.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (9.25%) BusinessObjects
5 8 (4.62%) MySQL
6 6 (3.47%) NoSQL
6 6 (3.47%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.89%) Ingres
7 5 (2.89%) MongoDB
8 4 (2.31%) Blockchain
8 4 (2.31%) Data Mining
8 4 (2.31%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (1.16%) Hazelcast
10 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (1.16%) Sybase ASE
11 1 (0.58%) DB2
Development Applications
1 21 (12.14%) Maven
2 14 (8.09%) Git (software)
3 12 (6.94%) Jenkins
4 11 (6.36%) Subversion
5 9 (5.20%) JIRA
6 6 (3.47%) Cucumber
6 6 (3.47%) SoapUI
7 5 (2.89%) ANTLR
7 5 (2.89%) Artifactory
7 5 (2.89%) JUnit
8 3 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.73%) VersionOne
9 2 (1.16%) JMeter
9 2 (1.16%) Selenium
10 1 (0.58%) Ant
10 1 (0.58%) GitLab
10 1 (0.58%) NuGet
10 1 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.58%) TeamCity
General
1 146 (84.39%) Finance
2 92 (53.18%) Banking
3 26 (15.03%) Financial Institution
4 14 (8.09%) Investment Banking
5 13 (7.51%) Back Office
6 12 (6.94%) Marketing
7 11 (6.36%) Manufacturing
7 11 (6.36%) Telecoms
8 10 (5.78%) Billing
8 10 (5.78%) Electronics
9 8 (4.62%) French Language
9 8 (4.62%) Retail Banking
10 4 (2.31%) International Banking
10 4 (2.31%) Wholesale Banking
11 3 (1.73%) Prime Brokerage
11 3 (1.73%) Spanish Language
12 2 (1.16%) Arabic Language
12 2 (1.16%) Retail
12 2 (1.16%) Russian Language
13 1 (0.58%) Legal
Job Titles
1 52 (30.06%) Applications Support
2 44 (25.43%) Analyst
3 34 (19.65%) Developer
4 24 (13.87%) Support Analyst
5 21 (12.14%) Applications Support Analyst
6 19 (10.98%) Consultant
6 19 (10.98%) Java Developer
7 18 (10.40%) Banking Analyst
8 11 (6.36%) Senior Developer
9 9 (5.20%) Implementation Consultant
10 8 (4.62%) Administrator
10 8 (4.62%) Business Analyst
10 8 (4.62%) C# Developer
11 7 (4.05%) Information Analyst
11 7 (4.05%) Information Security Administrator
11 7 (4.05%) Information Security Analyst
11 7 (4.05%) Product Manager
11 7 (4.05%) Security Administrator
11 7 (4.05%) Security Analyst
12 6 (3.47%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.40%) .NET
1 18 (10.40%) FIX Protocol
2 14 (8.09%) XML
3 13 (7.51%) J2EE
4 12 (6.94%) Middleware
5 11 (6.36%) Kafka
6 10 (5.78%) AngularJS
6 10 (5.78%) Spring
7 7 (4.05%) Apache Camel
7 7 (4.05%) Java EE
7 7 (4.05%) JMS
7 7 (4.05%) JPA
7 7 (4.05%) OSGi
7 7 (4.05%) RESTful
8 6 (3.47%) CSS
8 6 (3.47%) RabbitMQ
8 6 (3.47%) Swing
8 6 (3.47%) ZeroMQ
9 5 (2.89%) Hibernate
9 5 (2.89%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 27 (15.61%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (13.87%) Fintech
3 17 (9.83%) Computer Science
4 11 (6.36%) Management Information System
5 9 (5.20%) Mobile Payment
6 8 (4.62%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.89%) Data Centre
7 5 (2.89%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (2.31%) Algorithms
8 4 (2.31%) Fedwire
9 3 (1.73%) Credit Risk
9 3 (1.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.73%) PACS
9 3 (1.73%) Smart Meter
10 2 (1.16%) Derivative
10 2 (1.16%) Equities
10 2 (1.16%) Equity Derivative
10 2 (1.16%) Hedge funds
10 2 (1.16%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.16%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 47 (27.17%) Windows
2 35 (20.23%) Unix
3 31 (17.92%) Linux
4 20 (11.56%) Windows Server
5 18 (10.40%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (7.51%) Solaris
7 7 (4.05%) AIX
8 5 (2.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.16%) Android
9 2 (1.16%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.16%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.16%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (23.12%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (16.18%) Incident Management
3 25 (14.45%) Business Intelligence
4 22 (12.72%) SDLC
5 19 (10.98%) Risk Management
6 18 (10.40%) Project Management
7 17 (9.83%) Presales
8 16 (9.25%) Anti-Money Laundering
8 16 (9.25%) DevOps
9 15 (8.67%) ITIL
10 13 (7.51%) Change Management
10 13 (7.51%) Information Security
10 13 (7.51%) Test Automation
10 13 (7.51%) Time Management
10 13 (7.51%) Waterfall
11 12 (6.94%) Programme Management
11 12 (6.94%) Technical Architecture
12 11 (6.36%) Scrum
13 10 (5.78%) Digital Marketing
13 10 (5.78%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 72 (41.62%) SQL
2 52 (30.06%) Java
3 19 (10.98%) PowerShell
4 14 (8.09%) JavaScript
5 13 (7.51%) Python
6 12 (6.94%) C#
6 12 (6.94%) Perl
7 7 (4.05%) PL/SQL
8 4 (2.31%) VBA
9 3 (1.73%) ActionScript
9 3 (1.73%) ActionScript 2.0
9 3 (1.73%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.16%) AWK
10 2 (1.16%) C++
11 1 (0.58%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.58%) C
11 1 (0.58%) Delphi
11 1 (0.58%) PHP
11 1 (0.58%) VB
11 1 (0.58%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 40 (23.12%) Degree
2 9 (5.20%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (4.05%) CISMP
3 7 (4.05%) CISSP
3 7 (4.05%) Master's Degree
4 6 (3.47%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.73%) ISEB
5 3 (1.73%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.73%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.73%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.58%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.58%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (28.32%) SEPA
2 12 (6.94%) QA
3 8 (4.62%) SLA
4 7 (4.05%) PSD2
5 6 (3.47%) TARGET2
6 2 (1.16%) Basel III
7 1 (0.58%) EMIR
7 1 (0.58%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.58%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.58%) MiFID
7 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (6.94%) Docker
2 1 (0.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 6 (3.47%) Ansible
2 5 (2.89%) Kubernetes
3 4 (2.31%) Nagios
4 2 (1.16%) Control-M
4 2 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 38 (21.97%) Oracle
2 18 (10.40%) IBM
3 17 (9.83%) Microsoft
4 11 (6.36%) SAP
5 10 (5.78%) Bloomberg
5 10 (5.78%) TIBCO
6 9 (5.20%) VMware
7 8 (4.62%) Reuters
8 7 (4.05%) Misys
8 7 (4.05%) Sybase
9 6 (3.47%) Google
10 5 (2.89%) Thunderhead
10 5 (2.89%) Xceptor
11 4 (2.31%) Fiserv
12 3 (1.73%) Murex
12 3 (1.73%) Red Hat
13 2 (1.16%) AppDynamics
14 1 (0.58%) Remedy
14 1 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
14 1 (0.58%) Symantec