Period
to 11 April 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Investment Banking in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Investment Banking over the 6 months to 11 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Investment Banking
Central London > City of London
6 months to
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 173 152 186
Rank change year-on-year -21 +34 -59
Permanent jobs citing Investment Banking 54 162 155
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.12% 1.91% 1.51%
As % of the General category 2.24% 3.77% 2.93%
Number of salaries quoted 45 154 142
10th Percentile £58,000 £53,750 £28,750
25th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £50,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £77,500 £80,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.13% +14.29% -6.67%
75th Percentile £106,250 £106,250 £87,188
90th Percentile £127,000 £112,500 £107,375
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £80,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -6.67%

Investment Banking is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2,407 4,302 5,287
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 49.72% 50.82% 51.39%
Number of salaries quoted 2,071 3,735 4,695
10th Percentile £42,500 £38,250 £36,250
25th Percentile £55,000 £50,000 £49,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £108,750 £106,250 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +3.85% +8.33%

Investment Banking
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Investment Banking as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Investment Banking in the City of London

Investment Banking
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Investment Banking in the City of London.

Salary trend for Investment Banking in the City of London

Investment Banking
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Investment Banking in the City of London over the 6 months to 11 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Investment Banking in the City of London

For the 6 months to 11 April 2021, IT jobs citing Investment Banking 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for Investment Banking.

1 54 (100.00%) Banking
2 28 (51.85%) Finance
3 24 (44.44%) Front Office
4 21 (38.89%) Java
5 16 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (25.93%) Asset Management
7 12 (22.22%) AWS
8 11 (20.37%) Python
9 10 (18.52%) SQL
9 10 (18.52%) Azure
10 9 (16.67%) Hedge funds
10 9 (16.67%) Advertising
10 9 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (14.81%) Fixed Income
11 8 (14.81%) Unix
11 8 (14.81%) Linux
11 8 (14.81%) Business Process Analysis
11 8 (14.81%) Requirements Gathering
12 7 (12.96%) GCP
12 7 (12.96%) DevOps
12 7 (12.96%) Risk Management
12 7 (12.96%) Investment Management
12 7 (12.96%) FIX Protocol
12 7 (12.96%) Derivative
12 7 (12.96%) TDD
13 6 (11.11%) Equities
13 6 (11.11%) C#
13 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
13 6 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 6 (11.11%) Microservices

Investment Banking
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (1.85%) Appian
Cloud Services
1 12 (22.22%) AWS
2 10 (18.52%) Azure
3 7 (12.96%) GCP
4 2 (3.70%) SaaS
5 1 (1.85%) Power Automate
5 1 (1.85%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 1 (1.85%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) BGP
1 1 (1.85%) OSPF
1 1 (1.85%) SD-WAN
1 1 (1.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) Relational Database
1 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.85%) Big Data
2 1 (1.85%) Data Lake
2 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) GitLab
1 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.85%) JIRA
General
1 54 (100.00%) Banking
2 28 (51.85%) Finance
3 24 (44.44%) Front Office
4 9 (16.67%) Advertising
5 5 (9.26%) Financial Institution
6 4 (7.41%) International Banking
7 3 (5.56%) Back Office
7 3 (5.56%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (38.89%) Developer
2 12 (22.22%) Analyst
2 12 (22.22%) Business Analyst
3 10 (18.52%) Java Developer
4 7 (12.96%) Senior Developer
5 6 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (9.26%) Python Developer
7 4 (7.41%) FX Business Analyst
7 4 (7.41%) Project Manager
8 3 (5.56%) Front Office Developer
8 3 (5.56%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
8 3 (5.56%) SQL Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) Unix Engineer
9 2 (3.70%) Financial Analyst
9 2 (3.70%) Financial Business Analyst
9 2 (3.70%) Financial Services Business Analyst
9 2 (3.70%) Head of IT
9 2 (3.70%) Security Specialist
9 2 (3.70%) Technical Business Analyst
9 2 (3.70%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.96%) FIX Protocol
2 4 (7.41%) .NET
3 3 (5.56%) Flask
3 3 (5.56%) JMS
3 3 (5.56%) NumPy
3 3 (5.56%) Pandas
3 3 (5.56%) SciPy
3 3 (5.56%) Ultra Messaging
4 2 (3.70%) React
4 2 (3.70%) XML
4 2 (3.70%) XML Messaging
5 1 (1.85%) Akka
5 1 (1.85%) HTML
5 1 (1.85%) JSON
5 1 (1.85%) Vert.x
5 1 (1.85%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.67%) Hedge funds
2 8 (14.81%) Fixed Income
3 7 (12.96%) Derivative
4 6 (11.11%) Equities
4 6 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (9.26%) Market Risk
6 4 (7.41%) Credit Risk
6 4 (7.41%) Robotics
7 3 (5.56%) Algorithms
7 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (5.56%) Reference Data
8 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.85%) Credit Derivative
9 1 (1.85%) Data Centre
9 1 (1.85%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (1.85%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 1 (1.85%) PMI
9 1 (1.85%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.81%) Linux
1 8 (14.81%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (25.93%) Asset Management
3 9 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (14.81%) Business Process Analysis
4 8 (14.81%) Requirements Gathering
5 7 (12.96%) DevOps
5 7 (12.96%) Investment Management
5 7 (12.96%) Risk Management
5 7 (12.96%) TDD
6 6 (11.11%) Microservices
7 5 (9.26%) Business Analysis
8 4 (7.41%) Low Latency
8 4 (7.41%) Migration
8 4 (7.41%) Multithreading
8 4 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (7.41%) Project Management
8 4 (7.41%) Robotic Process Automation
8 4 (7.41%) Scrum
9 3 (5.56%) Collaborative Working
9 3 (5.56%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 21 (38.89%) Java
2 11 (20.37%) Python
3 10 (18.52%) SQL
4 6 (11.11%) C#
5 3 (5.56%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.85%) C++
6 1 (1.85%) Perl
6 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (3.70%) CISA
1 2 (3.70%) CISSP
1 2 (3.70%) CRISC
1 2 (3.70%) Degree
2 1 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.85%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) GRC
2 1 (1.85%) COBIT
2 1 (1.85%) GDPR
2 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) Ansible
1 3 (5.56%) Puppet
2 2 (3.70%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.85%) Cacti
3 1 (1.85%) HAProxy
3 1 (1.85%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.85%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.41%) Kofax
2 4 (7.41%) Oracle
3 3 (5.56%) Solace
4 2 (3.70%) Google
4 2 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.85%) Automation Anywhere
5 1 (1.85%) Blue Prism
5 1 (1.85%) CyberArk
5 1 (1.85%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.85%) Pega
5 1 (1.85%) Splunk
5 1 (1.85%) UiPath
5 1 (1.85%) Varonis