Period
to 27 October 2021

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 27 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT)
UK
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 902 627 934
Rank change year-on-year -275 +307 +44
Permanent jobs citing SWIFT 149 83 143
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.17% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.29% 0.48% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 69 70 119
10th Percentile £61,750 £50,000 £38,000
25th Percentile £66,250 £53,750 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +23.08% - -
75th Percentile £95,000 £77,500 £83,750
90th Percentile £120,000 £85,000 £96,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £85,000 £75,000 £57,124
% change year-on-year +13.33% +31.29% -0.65%

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 51,524 17,431 47,987
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.57% 35.20% 35.28%
Number of salaries quoted 30,880 14,386 36,902
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,815
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £54,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +5.50% +3.81%
75th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £98,750 £100,000 £91,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -

SWIFT
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SWIFT in the UK

SWIFT
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SWIFT.

Salary trend for SWIFT in the UK

SWIFT
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing SWIFT over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Salary histogram for SWIFT in the UK

SWIFT
Top 7 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 27 October 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 -253 144 £80,000 +23.08% 23
London -202 132 £78,750 +21.15% 19
UK excluding London -225 12 £85,000 +13.33% 5
North West -86 11 £85,000 -5.56% 2
North of England -117 11 £85,000 -5.56% 4
Work from Home -284 7 £97,500 +50.00% 2
South West - 1 £77,500 -

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, 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.

1 110 (73.83%) Finance
2 78 (52.35%) Java
3 75 (50.34%) Agile Software Development
4 66 (44.30%) Test Automation
5 65 (43.62%) Linux
6 56 (37.58%) Jenkins
7 55 (36.91%) iPhone
8 52 (34.90%) Docker
9 51 (34.23%) Kafka
9 51 (34.23%) Strategic Roadmap
9 51 (34.23%) Degree
10 49 (32.89%) Java 8
11 48 (32.21%) Oracle
12 46 (30.87%) Spring
13 45 (30.20%) Red Hat
14 44 (29.53%) Git (software)
14 44 (29.53%) User Experience
15 42 (28.19%) React
16 40 (26.85%) Software Engineering
16 40 (26.85%) JavaScript
17 38 (25.50%) Data Modelling
17 38 (25.50%) Computer Science
17 38 (25.50%) DevOps
17 38 (25.50%) Ansible
17 38 (25.50%) Computer Science Degree
18 37 (24.83%) Continuous Delivery
18 37 (24.83%) Kubernetes
19 36 (24.16%) QA
20 35 (23.49%) Maven
20 35 (23.49%) XML

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 (14.09%) Apache Spark
2 16 (10.74%) Elasticsearch
3 13 (8.72%) JBoss
4 9 (6.04%) nginx
5 7 (4.70%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.68%) IIS
7 3 (2.01%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.34%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.67%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.68%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.67%) Findur
2 1 (0.67%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 30 (20.13%) OpenShift
2 10 (6.71%) Azure
3 9 (6.04%) Apigee
4 4 (2.68%) Firebase
4 4 (2.68%) Mimecast
5 2 (1.34%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.34%) Microsoft 365
5 2 (1.34%) OneDrive
5 2 (1.34%) SaaS
6 1 (0.67%) AWS
6 1 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.67%) GCP
6 1 (0.67%) Power Automate
6 1 (0.67%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.74%) HTTP
1 16 (10.74%) SSL
2 6 (4.03%) SWIFTNet
3 4 (2.68%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (2.68%) DNS
3 4 (2.68%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.01%) Firewall
4 3 (2.01%) SSH
5 2 (1.34%) DHCP
5 2 (1.34%) FTP
5 2 (1.34%) Network Security
5 2 (1.34%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (17.45%) Apache Cassandra
1 26 (17.45%) Oracle Database
2 22 (14.77%) NoSQL
3 21 (14.09%) MongoDB
4 5 (3.36%) SQL Server
5 4 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.67%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 56 (37.58%) Jenkins
2 44 (29.53%) Git (software)
3 35 (23.49%) Maven
4 22 (14.77%) JUnit
4 22 (14.77%) Mockito
5 20 (13.42%) JIRA
6 9 (6.04%) Mercurial
6 9 (6.04%) Storybook
6 9 (6.04%) Subversion
7 6 (4.03%) ClearCase
7 6 (4.03%) Cucumber
7 6 (4.03%) Cypress.io
7 6 (4.03%) Eclipse
7 6 (4.03%) IntelliJ
8 5 (3.36%) Selenium
9 1 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.67%) ERwin
9 1 (0.67%) GitLab
9 1 (0.67%) Zephyr
General
1 110 (73.83%) Finance
2 31 (20.81%) Social Skills
3 20 (13.42%) Banking
3 20 (13.42%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 19 (12.75%) Back Office
5 9 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (6.04%) Public Sector
6 8 (5.37%) Financial Institution
6 8 (5.37%) Front Office
7 3 (2.01%) Presentation Skills
7 3 (2.01%) Retail
8 2 (1.34%) Games
8 2 (1.34%) Law
8 2 (1.34%) Publishing
9 1 (0.67%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.67%) Organisational Skills
9 1 (0.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (34.90%) Developer
2 28 (18.79%) Java Developer
3 26 (17.45%) Analyst
4 21 (14.09%) Java Engineer
5 20 (13.42%) Senior Developer
6 17 (11.41%) Senior Java Developer
6 17 (11.41%) Support Analyst
7 12 (8.05%) Applications Support
7 12 (8.05%) Applications Support Analyst
7 12 (8.05%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 11 (7.38%) Senior Java Engineer
9 8 (5.37%) iOS Developer
9 8 (5.37%) Lead Developer
10 7 (4.70%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (4.03%) Development Engineer
11 6 (4.03%) Software Development Engineer
11 6 (4.03%) Software Engineer
11 6 (4.03%) Software Test Engineer
11 6 (4.03%) Test Development Engineer
11 6 (4.03%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (34.23%) Kafka
2 46 (30.87%) Spring
3 42 (28.19%) React
4 35 (23.49%) XML
5 33 (22.15%) AngularJS
5 33 (22.15%) CSS
5 33 (22.15%) HTML
6 25 (16.78%) Spring Boot
7 23 (15.44%) Java EE
8 21 (14.09%) Ember.js
8 21 (14.09%) REST
9 18 (12.08%) FIX Protocol
10 16 (10.74%) JDBC
10 16 (10.74%) JPA
10 16 (10.74%) XML Schema
10 16 (10.74%) XSLT
11 12 (8.05%) HTML5
11 12 (8.05%) Node.js
11 12 (8.05%) Vue.js
12 10 (6.71%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 55 (36.91%) iPhone
2 44 (29.53%) User Experience
3 11 (7.38%) Data Structures
3 11 (7.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 10 (6.71%) Mobile App
5 9 (6.04%) Equities
6 8 (5.37%) Derivative
7 6 (4.03%) Fedwire
7 6 (4.03%) Fixed Income
8 5 (3.36%) Wiki
9 2 (1.34%) Bitcoin
9 2 (1.34%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (1.34%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.67%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.67%) Market Risk
10 1 (0.67%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (0.67%) PKI
10 1 (0.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 65 (43.62%) Linux
2 30 (20.13%) Unix
3 29 (19.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (10.07%) Windows
5 11 (7.38%) Windows Server
6 8 (5.37%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.67%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.67%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (50.34%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (44.30%) Test Automation
3 51 (34.23%) Strategic Roadmap
4 40 (26.85%) Software Engineering
5 38 (25.50%) Computer Science
5 38 (25.50%) Data Modelling
5 38 (25.50%) DevOps
6 37 (24.83%) Continuous Delivery
7 29 (19.46%) Customer Engagement
8 28 (18.79%) Full Stack Development
8 28 (18.79%) Scrum
9 23 (15.44%) Microservices
10 21 (14.09%) Fraud Detection
11 19 (12.75%) Analytics
11 19 (12.75%) Problem-Solving
12 18 (12.08%) Electronic Trading
12 18 (12.08%) Unit Testing
13 17 (11.41%) OO
13 17 (11.41%) SDLC
14 16 (10.74%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (52.35%) Java
2 49 (32.89%) Java 8
3 40 (26.85%) JavaScript
4 34 (22.82%) SQL
5 16 (10.74%) Python
6 11 (7.38%) Java 11
6 11 (7.38%) Shell Script
7 9 (6.04%) C#
8 8 (5.37%) Apple Swift
9 6 (4.03%) Kotlin
9 6 (4.03%) Perl
10 4 (2.68%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.34%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.34%) VB
12 1 (0.67%) C
12 1 (0.67%) ES6
12 1 (0.67%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 51 (34.23%) Degree
2 38 (25.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (6.04%) Security Cleared
4 7 (4.70%) CHECK Team Member
5 5 (3.36%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.67%) ISEB
6 1 (0.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (24.16%) QA
2 12 (8.05%) SEPA
3 9 (6.04%) ISO 20022
4 6 (4.03%) ISO 15022
5 2 (1.34%) PSD2
5 2 (1.34%) TARGET2
6 1 (0.67%) IFRS
6 1 (0.67%) SLA
System Software
1 52 (34.90%) Docker
2 16 (10.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 4 (2.68%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.34%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 38 (25.50%) Ansible
2 37 (24.83%) Kubernetes
3 9 (6.04%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.67%) Control-M
4 1 (0.67%) Nagios
4 1 (0.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 48 (32.21%) Oracle
2 45 (30.20%) Red Hat
3 11 (7.38%) Microsoft
4 7 (4.70%) Trayport
5 6 (4.03%) Google
5 6 (4.03%) IBM
6 5 (3.36%) ServiceNow
7 4 (2.68%) Cisco
7 4 (2.68%) Cognizant
7 4 (2.68%) FIS
7 4 (2.68%) Sophos
7 4 (2.68%) Temenos
7 4 (2.68%) TIBCO
7 4 (2.68%) VMware
7 4 (2.68%) Zscaler
8 2 (1.34%) Citrix
9 1 (0.67%) OpenLink
9 1 (0.67%) SAP
9 1 (0.67%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.67%) TOWER Software