Period
to 21 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 964 932 909
Rank change year-on-year -32 -23 -52
Permanent jobs citing SWIFT 194 268 377
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.15% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.26% 0.34% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 161 216 298
UK median annual salary £61,500 £55,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.81% -14.62% +13.04%
10th Percentile £42,500 £30,625 £41,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £92,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +15.00% - +11.11%

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 73,541 78,101 85,252
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.52% 44.31% 43.26%
Number of salaries quoted 56,836 59,549 69,781
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 August 2018.

Salary histogram for SWIFT in the UK

SWIFT
Top 12 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 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 -46 182 £61,000 +10.91% 22
London -35 164 £62,500 +5.93% 19
UK excluding London -6 26 £57,500 +15.00% 3
Scotland -7 8 £57,500 -
South East -23 7 £55,000 +25.71% 1
South West +9 4 £50,000 +11.11%
Midlands +8 3 £52,500 -
North of England +38 2 £27,500 -38.89% 2
East of England +24 2 £97,500 +20.00%
North West +21 2 £27,500 -38.89% 2
East Midlands 0 2 £52,500 -
West Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 155 (79.90%) Finance
2 113 (58.25%) Banking
3 57 (29.38%) SEPA
4 50 (25.77%) Agile Software Development
5 49 (25.26%) SQL
6 44 (22.68%) Java
7 42 (21.65%) ITIL
8 37 (19.07%) Back Office
9 32 (16.49%) Windows
10 29 (14.95%) Financial Institution
11 27 (13.92%) Unix
11 27 (13.92%) Oracle
11 27 (13.92%) Problem-Solving
12 26 (13.40%) Stakeholder Management
12 26 (13.40%) Change Management
13 25 (12.89%) Degree
13 25 (12.89%) IBM
14 24 (12.37%) SDLC
15 22 (11.34%) Analytical Skills
15 22 (11.34%) .NET
16 21 (10.82%) Linux
17 20 (10.31%) FIX Protocol
18 18 (9.28%) XML
18 18 (9.28%) Murex
19 17 (8.76%) Project Management
19 17 (8.76%) Windows Server
19 17 (8.76%) Software Delivery
20 16 (8.25%) Mobile Payment
20 16 (8.25%) Problem Management
21 15 (7.73%) ITIL Certification

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 11 (5.67%) WebSphere
2 6 (3.09%) IIS
3 5 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (2.58%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.58%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (2.06%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.55%) Apache
5 3 (1.55%) JBoss
5 3 (1.55%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.03%) Confluence
6 2 (1.03%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.52%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.52%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.52%) nginx
7 1 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.52%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 11 (5.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (4.12%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.52%) FreeHand
4 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.55%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.03%) Dynamics GP
2 2 (1.03%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.03%) SimCorp Dimension
3 1 (0.52%) Actimize
3 1 (0.52%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 1 (0.52%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.52%) Eikon
3 1 (0.52%) EQXanite
3 1 (0.52%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.52%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle AML
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.61%) SaaS
2 2 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.19%) Internet
2 7 (3.61%) FTP
2 7 (3.61%) Network Security
3 6 (3.09%) Intranet
4 4 (2.06%) HTTPS
4 4 (2.06%) WinSCP
5 3 (1.55%) Firewall
6 2 (1.03%) SMS
7 1 (0.52%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.52%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.67%) Oracle Database
2 9 (4.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (4.12%) SQL Server
4 6 (3.09%) MS Access
5 5 (2.58%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (2.58%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (2.06%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (2.06%) RDBMS
6 4 (2.06%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.06%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.03%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.52%) DB2
8 1 (0.52%) NonStop SQL
8 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (6.19%) Maven
2 9 (4.64%) Subversion
3 4 (2.06%) ClearCase
3 4 (2.06%) Visual Studio
3 4 (2.06%) XMLSpy
4 2 (1.03%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.03%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.03%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.03%) JIRA
5 1 (0.52%) JUnit
5 1 (0.52%) Mockito
5 1 (0.52%) PhantomJS
5 1 (0.52%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.52%) Xcode
General
1 155 (79.90%) Finance
2 113 (58.25%) Banking
3 37 (19.07%) Back Office
4 29 (14.95%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.58%) Advertising
5 5 (2.58%) Legal
5 5 (2.58%) Retail
6 4 (2.06%) Front Office
7 3 (1.55%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.55%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.55%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.03%) International Banking
9 1 (0.52%) Billing
9 1 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.52%) Electronics
9 1 (0.52%) Local Government
9 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.52%) Marketing
9 1 (0.52%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 74 (38.14%) Analyst
2 64 (32.99%) Applications Support
3 48 (24.74%) Support Analyst
4 46 (23.71%) Applications Support Analyst
5 27 (13.92%) Architect
6 26 (13.40%) Banking Analyst
7 24 (12.37%) Developer
8 22 (11.34%) Payments Analyst
9 21 (10.82%) Payments Architect
10 20 (10.31%) Business Analyst
11 16 (8.25%) Payments Business Analyst
11 16 (8.25%) Senior Analyst
12 13 (6.70%) Solutions Architect
13 12 (6.19%) Java Developer
13 12 (6.19%) Payments Solutions Architect
13 12 (6.19%) Project Manager
13 12 (6.19%) Senior Business Analyst
13 12 (6.19%) Senior Payments Business Analyst
14 11 (5.67%) Consultant
15 8 (4.12%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (11.34%) .NET
2 20 (10.31%) FIX Protocol
3 18 (9.28%) XML
4 9 (4.64%) Apache Camel
4 9 (4.64%) OSGi
4 9 (4.64%) Swing
5 6 (3.09%) Middleware
5 6 (3.09%) WebSphere MQ
6 5 (2.58%) REST
7 4 (2.06%) IBM Integration Bus
7 4 (2.06%) J2EE
7 4 (2.06%) JSON
7 4 (2.06%) MSMQ
7 4 (2.06%) SOAP
8 3 (1.55%) Spring
9 2 (1.03%) Akka
9 2 (1.03%) Hibernate
9 2 (1.03%) HornetQ
9 2 (1.03%) iOS SDK
9 2 (1.03%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.34%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (8.25%) Mobile Payment
3 12 (6.19%) Fintech
4 11 (5.67%) Equities
4 11 (5.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (4.12%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.06%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.06%) DataPower
6 4 (2.06%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.06%) Online Banking
6 4 (2.06%) User Experience
7 3 (1.55%) PACS
8 2 (1.03%) Clustering
9 1 (0.52%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.52%) BYOD
9 1 (0.52%) Digital Wallet
9 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.52%) Social Network
9 1 (0.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (16.49%) Windows
2 27 (13.92%) Unix
3 21 (10.82%) Linux
4 17 (8.76%) Windows Server
5 11 (5.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (4.12%) Apple iOS
7 5 (2.58%) Android
7 5 (2.58%) Solaris
7 5 (2.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.52%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (25.77%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (21.65%) ITIL
3 27 (13.92%) Problem-Solving
4 26 (13.40%) Change Management
4 26 (13.40%) Stakeholder Management
5 24 (12.37%) SDLC
6 17 (8.76%) Project Management
6 17 (8.76%) Software Delivery
7 16 (8.25%) Problem Management
8 14 (7.22%) Business Analysis
8 14 (7.22%) Test Automation
9 11 (5.67%) Enterprise Architecture
9 11 (5.67%) IT Strategy
10 10 (5.15%) Fund Accounting
10 10 (5.15%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (5.15%) Waterfall
11 9 (4.64%) Customer Engagement
11 9 (4.64%) iOS Development
11 9 (4.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 8 (4.12%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (25.26%) SQL
2 44 (22.68%) Java
3 11 (5.67%) Python
4 9 (4.64%) Apple Swift
5 8 (4.12%) Java 8
5 8 (4.12%) PL/SQL
6 7 (3.61%) Perl
6 7 (3.61%) PowerShell
6 7 (3.61%) Shell Script
7 6 (3.09%) VBA
8 4 (2.06%) Bash Shell
8 4 (2.06%) C#
8 4 (2.06%) C++
8 4 (2.06%) Objective-C
9 3 (1.55%) AWK
9 3 (1.55%) C
9 3 (1.55%) Go
9 3 (1.55%) Ruby
10 2 (1.03%) Scala
11 1 (0.52%) R
Qualifications
1 25 (12.89%) Degree
2 15 (7.73%) ITIL Certification
3 10 (5.15%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (3.09%) CFA
5 5 (2.58%) MCSE
5 5 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (1.55%) CISSP
7 3 (1.55%) PMP
8 2 (1.03%) CISM
8 2 (1.03%) ISACA
8 2 (1.03%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.52%) CISMP
9 1 (0.52%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.52%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (29.38%) SEPA
2 15 (7.73%) ISO 20022
3 7 (3.61%) PSD2
4 2 (1.03%) GDPR
4 2 (1.03%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.03%) QA
5 1 (0.52%) AIFMD
5 1 (0.52%) COBIT
5 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.52%) TARGET2
System Software
1 5 (2.58%) Virtual Servers
1 5 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.06%) Docker
3 3 (1.55%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.52%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.52%) Squid
Systems Management
1 6 (3.09%) Control-M
1 6 (3.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (2.58%) Nagios
3 4 (2.06%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.55%) linkerd
4 3 (1.55%) Terraform
5 2 (1.03%) WSUS
6 1 (0.52%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.52%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 27 (13.92%) Oracle
2 25 (12.89%) IBM
3 18 (9.28%) Murex
4 13 (6.70%) Bloomberg
5 9 (4.64%) Reuters
6 8 (4.12%) Microsoft
7 7 (3.61%) Fiserv
8 6 (3.09%) HP
8 6 (3.09%) Red Hat
8 6 (3.09%) Sybase
8 6 (3.09%) VMware
9 4 (2.06%) AppDynamics
9 4 (2.06%) MuleSoft
9 4 (2.06%) Remedy
10 2 (1.03%) Adyen
10 2 (1.03%) Gemalto
10 2 (1.03%) PayPal
10 2 (1.03%) SimCorp
10 2 (1.03%) VocaLink
10 2 (1.03%) WorldPay