Period
to 15 January 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 15 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT)
UK
6 months to
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 654 911 927
Rank change year-on-year +257 +16 +89
Permanent jobs citing SWIFT 91 118 200
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.093% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.38% 0.24% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 83 106 170
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -11.11% +3.85%
10th Percentile £42,650 £45,000 £46,250
90th Percentile £84,500 £102,500 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,250 £60,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -19.58% +50.00% -23.81%

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 23,995 48,642 59,816
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.41% 38.48% 39.57%
Number of salaries quoted 18,769 37,741 46,188
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,405
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% - +4.65%

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 15 January 2021.

Salary histogram for SWIFT in the UK

SWIFT
Top 9 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 15 January 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 89 £65,000 +4.00% 10
London +176 85 £65,000 -7.14% 9
Work from Home -50 5 £55,000 -42.11% 1
UK excluding London +192 4 £48,250 -19.58% 1
South East - 2 £63,000 -
North of England +96 1 £50,000 -50.00% 1
North West +83 1 £50,000 -50.00% 1
Midlands +77 1 £46,500 -22.50%
West Midlands +71 1 £46,500 -22.50%

For the 6 months to 15 January 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 73 (80.22%) Finance
2 44 (48.35%) Banking
3 42 (46.15%) SQL
4 39 (42.86%) Unix
5 32 (35.16%) Python
5 32 (35.16%) Analytical Skills
6 26 (28.57%) Back Office
6 26 (28.57%) DevOps
7 25 (27.47%) Java
8 21 (23.08%) Oracle
8 21 (23.08%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 20 (21.98%) Perl
10 18 (19.78%) Shell Script
11 17 (18.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 16 (17.58%) Windows
13 15 (16.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 14 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
14 14 (15.38%) Self-Motivation
15 13 (14.29%) JIRA
15 13 (14.29%) Git (software)
15 13 (14.29%) IBM
16 12 (13.19%) Red Hat
16 12 (13.19%) ITIL
16 12 (13.19%) Linux
16 12 (13.19%) SSH
16 12 (13.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 12 (13.19%) Problem-Solving
17 11 (12.09%) FIX Protocol
17 11 (12.09%) Software Testing
17 11 (12.09%) Web Services

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 (10.99%) Confluence
1 10 (10.99%) MTS
2 6 (6.59%) WebLogic
2 6 (6.59%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.30%) Apache Spark
3 3 (3.30%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.20%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (8.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (7.69%) MS Visio
3 6 (6.59%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (6.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (4.40%) Distributed Ledger
1 4 (4.40%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (4.40%) Temenos T24
2 3 (3.30%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.40%) PaaS
2 2 (2.20%) Azure
2 2 (2.20%) SaaS
3 1 (1.10%) AWS
3 1 (1.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.19%) SSH
2 4 (4.40%) Internet
2 4 (4.40%) Intranet
3 1 (1.10%) CHAP
3 1 (1.10%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (18.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 15 (16.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (6.59%) DB2
5 3 (3.30%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.20%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (2.20%) MS Access
6 2 (2.20%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.20%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 13 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 13 (14.29%) JIRA
2 9 (9.89%) Jenkins
3 7 (7.69%) Selenium
4 6 (6.59%) Ant
4 6 (6.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (6.59%) Maven
5 3 (3.30%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.30%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 73 (80.22%) Finance
2 44 (48.35%) Banking
3 26 (28.57%) Back Office
4 8 (8.79%) Financial Institution
5 4 (4.40%) Law
6 3 (3.30%) Front Office
6 3 (3.30%) Investment Banking
7 2 (2.20%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (2.20%) Legal
7 2 (2.20%) Public Sector
7 2 (2.20%) Retail
7 2 (2.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (31.87%) Analyst
2 19 (20.88%) Applications Support
3 13 (14.29%) Developer
4 12 (13.19%) Support Analyst
5 9 (9.89%) Applications Support Analyst
5 9 (9.89%) Configuration Analyst
6 8 (8.79%) Business Analyst
6 8 (8.79%) Site Engineer
6 8 (8.79%) Site Reliability Engineer
7 5 (5.49%) Java Developer
8 4 (4.40%) C# Developer
8 4 (4.40%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (4.40%) Payments Analyst
8 4 (4.40%) Payments Business Analyst
8 4 (4.40%) Product Owner
8 4 (4.40%) Senior Tester
8 4 (4.40%) T24 Tester
8 4 (4.40%) Tester
9 3 (3.30%) Java Development Manager
9 3 (3.30%) Murex Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.09%) FIX Protocol
1 11 (12.09%) Web Services
2 10 (10.99%) Middleware
3 8 (8.79%) .NET
4 6 (6.59%) Java EE
4 6 (6.59%) JAXB
4 6 (6.59%) JDBC
4 6 (6.59%) TIBCO EMS
5 5 (5.49%) JSON
6 4 (4.40%) AngularJS
6 4 (4.40%) CSS
6 4 (4.40%) Express
6 4 (4.40%) HTML
6 4 (4.40%) XML
7 3 (3.30%) Gherkin
7 3 (3.30%) Kafka
8 2 (2.20%) FpML
9 1 (1.10%) Apache Camel
9 1 (1.10%) jQuery
9 1 (1.10%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 32 (35.16%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (15.38%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (6.59%) Virtual Team
5 5 (5.49%) Management Information System
6 4 (4.40%) Hedge funds
6 4 (4.40%) Mobile Banking
6 4 (4.40%) Online Banking
7 2 (2.20%) Data Structures
7 2 (2.20%) Equities
7 2 (2.20%) Fixed Income
7 2 (2.20%) Public Cloud
7 2 (2.20%) Reference Data
8 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.10%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 39 (42.86%) Unix
2 16 (17.58%) Windows
3 12 (13.19%) Linux
3 12 (13.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.20%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.10%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (28.57%) DevOps
2 21 (23.08%) Site Reliability Engineering
3 12 (13.19%) ITIL
3 12 (13.19%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (12.09%) Software Testing
5 10 (10.99%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (9.89%) CRM
6 9 (9.89%) Incident Management
6 9 (9.89%) Problem Management
6 9 (9.89%) Risk Management
6 9 (9.89%) Root Cause Analysis
6 9 (9.89%) SDLC
6 9 (9.89%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (8.79%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (7.69%) System Testing
9 6 (6.59%) Asset Management
9 6 (6.59%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (6.59%) Secure Coding
9 6 (6.59%) Service Delivery
9 6 (6.59%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 42 (46.15%) SQL
2 32 (35.16%) Python
3 25 (27.47%) Java
4 20 (21.98%) Perl
5 18 (19.78%) Shell Script
6 6 (6.59%) C#
7 4 (4.40%) JavaScript
7 4 (4.40%) PHP
7 4 (4.40%) TypeScript
8 3 (3.30%) C
8 3 (3.30%) Kotlin
9 2 (2.20%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.20%) VB.NET
9 2 (2.20%) VBA
10 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (8.79%) Degree
2 2 (2.20%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.20%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.99%) QA
2 8 (8.79%) ISO 20022
2 8 (8.79%) SLA
3 7 (7.69%) SEPA
4 6 (6.59%) PSD2
5 4 (4.40%) TARGET2
6 3 (3.30%) NIST
7 2 (2.20%) COBIT
7 2 (2.20%) Def Stans
8 1 (1.10%) EMIR
8 1 (1.10%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (1.10%) MiFID
8 1 (1.10%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 21 (23.08%) Oracle
2 13 (14.29%) IBM
3 12 (13.19%) Red Hat
4 6 (6.59%) Microsoft
4 6 (6.59%) ServiceNow
4 6 (6.59%) TIBCO
5 5 (5.49%) Bloomberg
6 4 (4.40%) Temenos
7 3 (3.30%) Murex
8 2 (2.20%) Fidessa
8 2 (2.20%) Fiserv
8 2 (2.20%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.10%) Calypso
9 1 (1.10%) Refinitiv
9 1 (1.10%) Sun