Period
to 7 July 2020

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 7 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT)
UK
6 months to
7 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 721 950 1026
Rank change year-on-year +229 +76 -73
Permanent jobs citing SWIFT 125 159 180
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.41% 0.28% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 107 138 146
Median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +21.74% -2.54%
10th Percentile £46,250 £35,000 £41,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £93,750 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £67,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% +9.09% +18.92%

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 30,700 57,550 69,769
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.03% 39.15% 39.07%
Number of salaries quoted 23,788 43,209 53,719
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,500 £28,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 7 July 2020.

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 7 July 2020. 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 +248 125 £65,000 -7.14% 8
London +131 108 £63,750 -8.93% 6
UK excluding London +221 17 £67,500 +12.50% 2
South East +146 5 £67,500 +68.75% 2
Midlands +113 5 £60,000 -
Work from Home +62 5 £60,000 -26.15%
South West +103 4 £80,000 +77.78%
West Midlands +98 4 £60,000 -
North of England +125 2 £90,000 +40.63%
North West +94 2 £90,000 +20.00%
East Midlands - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £77,500 -

For the 6 months to 7 July 2020, 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 82 (65.60%) Finance
2 79 (63.20%) Banking
3 56 (44.80%) SQL
4 39 (31.20%) Unix
4 39 (31.20%) Linux
5 35 (28.00%) Oracle
6 33 (26.40%) Windows
7 28 (22.40%) Analytical Skills
8 27 (21.60%) Problem-Solving
8 27 (21.60%) Java
9 26 (20.80%) .NET
10 25 (20.00%) SQL Server
11 24 (19.20%) SEPA
12 22 (17.60%) Degree
12 22 (17.60%) JIRA
13 20 (16.00%) Back Office
14 19 (15.20%) PowerShell
14 19 (15.20%) Portfolio Management
14 19 (15.20%) Windows Server
15 18 (14.40%) ISO 20022
15 18 (14.40%) Elastic Stack
15 18 (14.40%) Regular Expression
15 18 (14.40%) ServiceNow
15 18 (14.40%) Windows Server 2008
15 18 (14.40%) Windows 7
15 18 (14.40%) Salerio
15 18 (14.40%) Management Information System
15 18 (14.40%) Nagios
15 18 (14.40%) Project Management
15 18 (14.40%) Microsoft

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 10 (8.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (3.20%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.40%) Confluence
3 3 (2.40%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.40%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.60%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.80%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.80%) JBoss
5 1 (0.80%) MTS
5 1 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.80%) WildFly
Applications
1 17 (13.60%) MS Visio
2 16 (12.80%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.60%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 18 (14.40%) Salerio
2 4 (3.20%) Actimize
2 4 (3.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.20%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.80%) Bloomberg TOMS
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.00%) SaaS
2 4 (3.20%) PaaS
3 3 (2.40%) AWS
3 3 (2.40%) Azure
4 2 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.20%) SSH
1 4 (3.20%) SWIFTNet
2 3 (2.40%) CHAP
3 1 (0.80%) Firewall
3 1 (0.80%) FIX Connectivity
3 1 (0.80%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.80%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.80%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.60%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (7.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (6.40%) Relational Database
5 7 (5.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.40%) DB2
7 2 (1.60%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.80%) Ingres
8 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.80%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 22 (17.60%) JIRA
2 11 (8.80%) Selenium
3 7 (5.60%) Jasmine
3 7 (5.60%) Karma Test Runner
3 7 (5.60%) Protractor
3 7 (5.60%) webpack
4 5 (4.00%) Git (software)
4 5 (4.00%) RequisitePro
5 2 (1.60%) JMeter
6 1 (0.80%) ANTLR
6 1 (0.80%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.80%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.80%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.80%) JUnit
6 1 (0.80%) Maven
6 1 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.80%) Subversion
General
1 82 (65.60%) Finance
2 79 (63.20%) Banking
3 20 (16.00%) Back Office
4 9 (7.20%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.20%) Billing
5 4 (3.20%) Law
6 3 (2.40%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.40%) Legal
6 3 (2.40%) Marketing
7 2 (1.60%) French Language
7 2 (1.60%) Public Sector
7 2 (1.60%) Publishing
8 1 (0.80%) Electronics
8 1 (0.80%) Front Office
8 1 (0.80%) International Banking
8 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.80%) Retail
8 1 (0.80%) Russian Language
8 1 (0.80%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 59 (47.20%) Analyst
2 39 (31.20%) Support Analyst
3 33 (26.40%) Applications Support
4 27 (21.60%) Applications Support Analyst
5 17 (13.60%) Business Analyst
6 16 (12.80%) Junior
7 15 (12.00%) Junior Analyst
7 15 (12.00%) Junior Applications Support
7 15 (12.00%) Junior Support Analyst
8 14 (11.20%) Architect
9 13 (10.40%) Developer
10 12 (9.60%) Banking Analyst
10 12 (9.60%) Payments Analyst
10 12 (9.60%) Payments Architect
11 11 (8.80%) Banking Business Analyst
12 10 (8.00%) Payments Business Analyst
13 9 (7.20%) Solutions Architect
14 8 (6.40%) Consultant
15 7 (5.60%) Java Software Engineer
15 7 (5.60%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (20.80%) .NET
2 18 (14.40%) Elastic Stack
2 18 (14.40%) Regular Expression
3 11 (8.80%) Spring
3 11 (8.80%) Web Services
4 10 (8.00%) JMS
4 10 (8.00%) RESTful
5 9 (7.20%) AngularJS
5 9 (7.20%) Middleware
5 9 (7.20%) WebSphere MQ
6 8 (6.40%) Node.js
6 8 (6.40%) React
7 7 (5.60%) Sass
7 7 (5.60%) Vue.js
8 5 (4.00%) XML
9 4 (3.20%) FIX Protocol
10 3 (2.40%) JPA
10 3 (2.40%) XSL
10 3 (2.40%) XSLT
11 2 (1.60%) JAAS
Miscellaneous
1 28 (22.40%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (14.40%) Management Information System
3 17 (13.60%) Derivative
3 17 (13.60%) Equities
4 7 (5.60%) Client/Server
4 7 (5.60%) N-Tier
5 6 (4.80%) Mobile Payment
6 5 (4.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (2.40%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.60%) iSeries
8 2 (1.60%) User Experience
9 1 (0.80%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.80%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 39 (31.20%) Linux
1 39 (31.20%) Unix
2 33 (26.40%) Windows
3 19 (15.20%) Windows Server
4 18 (14.40%) Windows 7
4 18 (14.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (13.60%) Windows 10
6 5 (4.00%) AIX
7 3 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.60%) HPUX
8 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.80%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.80%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (21.60%) Problem-Solving
2 19 (15.20%) Portfolio Management
3 18 (14.40%) Project Management
4 16 (12.80%) PRINCE2
5 13 (10.40%) Test Scripting
6 12 (9.60%) Anti-Money Laundering
6 12 (9.60%) Fintech
7 10 (8.00%) Information Security
8 9 (7.20%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (7.20%) Business Analysis
8 9 (7.20%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (7.20%) Risk Management
9 8 (6.40%) Internal Audit
9 8 (6.40%) TDD
10 7 (5.60%) Cash Management
10 7 (5.60%) Continuous Deployment
10 7 (5.60%) Investment Management
10 7 (5.60%) OO
10 7 (5.60%) OOA/OOD
10 7 (5.60%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 56 (44.80%) SQL
2 27 (21.60%) Java
3 19 (15.20%) PowerShell
4 9 (7.20%) Python
5 8 (6.40%) Korn
5 8 (6.40%) T-SQL
6 7 (5.60%) TypeScript
7 6 (4.80%) Bash Shell
8 5 (4.00%) Perl
8 5 (4.00%) VBA
9 4 (3.20%) C#
9 4 (3.20%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.40%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.60%) C
11 2 (1.60%) COBOL
11 2 (1.60%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.80%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.80%) Erlang
12 1 (0.80%) Go
12 1 (0.80%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 22 (17.60%) Degree
2 16 (12.80%) Master's Degree
3 4 (3.20%) CISM
3 4 (3.20%) CISSP
4 2 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (1.60%) TOGAF Certification
5 1 (0.80%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 1 (0.80%) CCNA
5 1 (0.80%) CCNP
5 1 (0.80%) CCSP
5 1 (0.80%) CISA
5 1 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.80%) MCSE
5 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.80%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (19.20%) SEPA
2 18 (14.40%) ISO 20022
3 9 (7.20%) QA
4 8 (6.40%) ISO 15022
4 8 (6.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (6.40%) PCI DSS
5 6 (4.80%) TARGET2
6 5 (4.00%) ISAE 3402
6 5 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 5 (4.00%) NIST
6 5 (4.00%) PSD2
7 3 (2.40%) EMIR
7 3 (2.40%) MiFID
8 2 (1.60%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.40%) Docker
2 1 (0.80%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (14.40%) Nagios
2 1 (0.80%) Control-M
2 1 (0.80%) Grafana
Vendors
1 35 (28.00%) Oracle
2 18 (14.40%) Microsoft
2 18 (14.40%) ServiceNow
3 15 (12.00%) IBM
4 8 (6.40%) Sybase
5 6 (4.80%) SmartStream
6 5 (4.00%) Borland
7 4 (3.20%) Bloomberg
7 4 (3.20%) Temenos
8 3 (2.40%) Intel
8 3 (2.40%) Refinitiv
9 2 (1.60%) 3PAR
9 2 (1.60%) Cisco
9 2 (1.60%) Hyperion
9 2 (1.60%) Nimble Storage
9 2 (1.60%) Progress
9 2 (1.60%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.60%) Sun
10 1 (0.80%) Fiserv
10 1 (0.80%) Splunk