Period
to 17 February 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Investment Banking in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Investment Banking over the 6 months to 17 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Investment Banking
UK
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 305 174 283
Rank change year-on-year -131 +109 -41
Permanent jobs citing Investment Banking 1,602 3,533 2,125
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.07% 2.02% 1.21%
As % of the General category 2.76% 4.80% 2.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1,098 1,370 1,726
UK median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.70% -
10th Percentile £38,750 £39,925 £37,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £110,000 £107,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% +9.09% -

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 with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 58,015 73,664 73,786
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.80% 42.06% 42.01%
Number of salaries quoted 44,210 57,045 59,435
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% -
10th Percentile £30,500 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +0.93%

Investment Banking
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Investment Banking as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Investment Banking in the UK

Investment Banking
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Investment Banking.

Salary trend for Investment Banking in the UK

Investment Banking
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Investment Banking over the 6 months to 17 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Investment Banking in the UK

Investment Banking
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Investment Banking within the UK over the 6 months to 17 February 2019. 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 -129 1,554 £70,000 - 152
London -103 1,324 £70,000 -3.45% 132
UK excluding London -103 276 £52,500 -12.50% 26
North of England -42 188 £60,000 - 4
North West -38 172 £60,000 - 1
Scotland -20 39 £87,500 +40.56% 4
South East +26 18 £51,250 -10.87% 13
Midlands +16 18 £27,500 -50.00% 3
Yorkshire +69 16 £62,500 +177.78% 3
West Midlands +48 10 £27,500 -42.11% 2
South West +10 8 - -
East Midlands -21 8 - - 1
Northern Ireland -10 6 £35,000 -6.67%
Wales +12 1 £55,000 +46.67% 2

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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 with a requirement for Investment Banking.

1 1,602 (100.00%) Banking
2 988 (61.67%) Finance
3 533 (33.27%) SQL
4 512 (31.96%) Agile Software Development
5 504 (31.46%) Java
6 379 (23.66%) Wealth Management
7 347 (21.66%) C#
8 323 (20.16%) Degree
9 306 (19.10%) Front Office
10 302 (18.85%) SQL Server
11 291 (18.16%) Risk Management
12 277 (17.29%) Fixed Income
13 276 (17.23%) Equities
14 275 (17.17%) Python
15 271 (16.92%) Derivative
16 229 (14.29%) Law
17 223 (13.92%) .NET
18 222 (13.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 217 (13.55%) JavaScript
19 217 (13.55%) Windows
20 200 (12.48%) Asset Management
21 195 (12.17%) Computer Science
22 193 (12.05%) Microsoft
23 185 (11.55%) AngularJS
24 180 (11.24%) Analytics
24 180 (11.24%) HTML
25 177 (11.05%) C++
26 172 (10.74%) Oracle
26 172 (10.74%) Unix
27 167 (10.42%) Hedge funds

Investment Banking
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 61 (3.81%) Apache Spark
2 58 (3.62%) Elasticsearch
3 50 (3.12%) Tomcat
4 46 (2.87%) Apache
5 25 (1.56%) Confluence
6 20 (1.25%) SharePoint
6 20 (1.25%) WebSphere
7 16 (1.00%) MS Exchange
8 14 (0.87%) IIS
9 13 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
10 12 (0.75%) SAS
11 10 (0.62%) JBoss
11 10 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
12 8 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 7 (0.44%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.31%) SmartSockets
15 4 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 3 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
17 2 (0.12%) DataSynapse
17 2 (0.12%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 90 (5.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 51 (3.18%) Microsoft Office
3 39 (2.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
5 18 (1.12%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.19%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 48 (3.00%) thinkFolio
2 14 (0.87%) Distributed Ledger
3 13 (0.81%) Markit EDM
4 9 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.56%) Eagle PACE
4 9 (0.56%) Front Arena
5 5 (0.31%) LongView
6 3 (0.19%) LatentZero
6 3 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.19%) Oracle CRM On Demand
7 2 (0.12%) Global One
7 2 (0.12%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.12%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.062%) Actimize
8 1 (0.062%) BASE24
8 1 (0.062%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.062%) Kondor
8 1 (0.062%) Misys Opics
8 1 (0.062%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.062%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 114 (7.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 93 (5.81%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (2.43%) SaaS
4 23 (1.44%) Office 365
5 18 (1.12%) OpenShift
6 14 (0.87%) npm
7 12 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
9 9 (0.56%) PaaS
10 8 (0.50%) GitHub
11 5 (0.31%) IaaS
12 4 (0.25%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 3 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.19%) Serverless
14 2 (0.12%) Azure Data Factory
14 2 (0.12%) Data Lake Analytics
14 2 (0.12%) Google Analytics
15 1 (0.062%) BrowserStack
15 1 (0.062%) Datadog
15 1 (0.062%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 45 (2.81%) Firewall
2 43 (2.68%) WAN
3 39 (2.43%) LAN
4 35 (2.18%) TCP/IP
5 28 (1.75%) Internet
6 27 (1.69%) FIX Connectivity
7 26 (1.62%) HTTP
8 24 (1.50%) DNS
9 16 (1.00%) Wireless
10 14 (0.87%) Network Security
11 13 (0.81%) VLAN
12 12 (0.75%) DHCP
13 11 (0.69%) Cisco Nexus
14 10 (0.62%) Cisco IOS
14 10 (0.62%) Cisco Wireless
14 10 (0.62%) NetScaler
14 10 (0.62%) WLAN
15 8 (0.50%) Unified Communications
15 8 (0.50%) VPN
16 5 (0.31%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 302 (18.85%) SQL Server
2 107 (6.68%) Big Data
3 76 (4.74%) Data Warehouse
4 65 (4.06%) Relational Database
5 60 (3.75%) Hadoop
6 57 (3.56%) NoSQL
7 46 (2.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 45 (2.81%) QlikView
9 38 (2.37%) Oracle Database
10 36 (2.25%) Data Mining
11 35 (2.18%) Apache Hive
12 31 (1.94%) Impala
12 31 (1.94%) Neo4j
12 31 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 30 (1.87%) RDBMS
14 27 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
15 26 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
16 25 (1.56%) Blockchain
17 23 (1.44%) MongoDB
18 19 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 64 (4.00%) Git (software)
2 55 (3.43%) JIRA
3 40 (2.50%) JUnit
4 31 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 29 (1.81%) Maven
5 29 (1.81%) TeamCity
6 28 (1.75%) Cucumber
7 27 (1.69%) Jenkins
8 23 (1.44%) Selenium
9 15 (0.94%) Subversion
10 14 (0.87%) MSI
11 13 (0.81%) Visual Studio
12 12 (0.75%) Gradle
12 12 (0.75%) gulp
13 11 (0.69%) Grunt
13 11 (0.69%) TestNG
14 10 (0.62%) webpack
15 8 (0.50%) Ant
16 7 (0.44%) Babel
16 7 (0.44%) Jasmine
General
1 1,602 (100.00%) Banking
2 988 (61.67%) Finance
3 306 (19.10%) Front Office
4 229 (14.29%) Law
5 86 (5.37%) Financial Institution
6 62 (3.87%) Back Office
7 51 (3.18%) Retail
8 44 (2.75%) French Language
8 44 (2.75%) German Language
9 40 (2.50%) Retail Banking
10 36 (2.25%) Italian Language
10 36 (2.25%) Spanish Language
11 21 (1.31%) Marketing
12 19 (1.19%) Corporate Banking
13 15 (0.94%) Publishing
14 11 (0.69%) Telecoms
15 10 (0.62%) Legal
16 7 (0.44%) Czech Language
17 5 (0.31%) Prime Brokerage
18 3 (0.19%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 639 (39.89%) Developer
2 258 (16.10%) Analyst
3 202 (12.61%) Java Developer
4 161 (10.05%) C# Developer
5 130 (8.11%) Business Analyst
6 128 (7.99%) Applications Support
7 111 (6.93%) .NET Developer
8 108 (6.74%) Support Engineer
9 78 (4.87%) Investment Banking Java Developer
10 76 (4.74%) Applications Engineer
10 76 (4.74%) Applications Support Engineer
11 72 (4.49%) Banking Analyst
12 71 (4.43%) C# .NET Developer
13 62 (3.87%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
14 61 (3.81%) Senior Developer
15 60 (3.75%) SQL Developer
16 55 (3.43%) Architect
17 54 (3.37%) Graduate
18 53 (3.31%) Project Manager
19 51 (3.18%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 223 (13.92%) .NET
2 185 (11.55%) AngularJS
3 180 (11.24%) HTML
4 124 (7.74%) CSS
5 103 (6.43%) ASP.NET
6 102 (6.37%) Spring
7 93 (5.81%) FIX Protocol
8 75 (4.68%) HTML5
9 72 (4.49%) .NET Framework
10 70 (4.37%) React
11 67 (4.18%) Web Services
12 62 (3.87%) ASP.NET MVC
13 60 (3.75%) RabbitMQ
14 58 (3.62%) ASP.NET Web API
15 56 (3.50%) WPF
16 49 (3.06%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 47 (2.93%) jQuery
18 46 (2.87%) WCF
19 38 (2.37%) XML
20 37 (2.31%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 277 (17.29%) Fixed Income
2 276 (17.23%) Equities
3 271 (16.92%) Derivative
4 222 (13.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 167 (10.42%) Hedge funds
6 146 (9.11%) Fintech
7 108 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
8 70 (4.37%) Greenfield Project
9 69 (4.31%) Credit Risk
10 63 (3.93%) Market Risk
11 53 (3.31%) Equity Derivative
12 52 (3.25%) Tandem
13 46 (2.87%) Virtual Team
14 42 (2.62%) User Experience
15 41 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
16 34 (2.12%) OTC Derivatives
17 27 (1.69%) Credit Derivative
17 27 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
18 25 (1.56%) Management Information System
19 24 (1.50%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 217 (13.55%) Windows
2 172 (10.74%) Unix
3 144 (8.99%) Linux
4 53 (3.31%) Windows Server
5 45 (2.81%) Windows 10
6 43 (2.68%) Windows 7
7 34 (2.12%) CentOS
8 26 (1.62%) Fedora
9 19 (1.19%) Solaris
10 18 (1.12%) SUSE
10 18 (1.12%) Ubuntu
11 15 (0.94%) Apple iOS
11 15 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (0.75%) AIX
13 8 (0.50%) HPUX
13 8 (0.50%) Windows 8
14 7 (0.44%) Android
15 6 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
16 1 (0.062%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 512 (31.96%) Agile Software Development
2 379 (23.66%) Wealth Management
3 291 (18.16%) Risk Management
4 200 (12.48%) Asset Management
5 195 (12.17%) Computer Science
6 180 (11.24%) Analytics
7 156 (9.74%) Problem-Solving
8 145 (9.05%) Investment Management
9 125 (7.80%) Stakeholder Management
10 122 (7.62%) Multithreading
11 115 (7.18%) DevOps
12 110 (6.87%) Project Management
13 107 (6.68%) TDD
14 100 (6.24%) ITIL
15 99 (6.18%) Data Analysis
16 96 (5.99%) MVC
17 93 (5.81%) Test Automation
18 89 (5.56%) Software Engineering
19 87 (5.43%) Business Analysis
20 85 (5.31%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 533 (33.27%) SQL
2 504 (31.46%) Java
3 347 (21.66%) C#
4 275 (17.17%) Python
5 217 (13.55%) JavaScript
6 177 (11.05%) C++
7 106 (6.62%) Scala
8 89 (5.56%) PowerShell
9 81 (5.06%) R
10 75 (4.68%) Java 8
11 74 (4.62%) Bash Shell
12 72 (4.49%) Perl
13 70 (4.37%) PL/SQL
14 69 (4.31%) Ruby
15 54 (3.37%) VBA
16 53 (3.31%) Korn
17 52 (3.25%) Bourne shell
18 43 (2.68%) T-SQL
19 30 (1.87%) TypeScript
20 23 (1.44%) ES6
Qualifications
1 323 (20.16%) Degree
2 75 (4.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (1.19%) Master's Degree
4 17 (1.06%) PhD
5 15 (0.94%) MCSE
5 15 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (0.75%) CISSP
7 11 (0.69%) PMP
8 10 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
8 10 (0.62%) PMI Certification
9 8 (0.50%) CCNP
9 8 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (0.50%) CISM
9 8 (0.50%) CRISC
9 8 (0.50%) GIAC
9 8 (0.50%) TOGAF Certification
10 6 (0.37%) CISA
10 6 (0.37%) ISEB
10 6 (0.37%) ISTQB
10 6 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (4.87%) QA
2 44 (2.75%) SLA
3 41 (2.56%) Data Quality
4 34 (2.12%) PMO
5 25 (1.56%) MiFID
6 15 (0.94%) Dodd-Frank
6 15 (0.94%) GDPR
7 14 (0.87%) FATCA
8 13 (0.81%) IFRS
9 11 (0.69%) Solvency II
10 10 (0.62%) COBIT
11 4 (0.25%) CRD IV
11 4 (0.25%) IFRS 9
11 4 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 4 (0.25%) P3O
12 2 (0.12%) ISO 20022
12 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.062%) EMIR
13 1 (0.062%) HL7
13 1 (0.062%) PSD2
System Software
1 67 (4.18%) Docker
2 48 (3.00%) Active Directory
3 20 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (0.44%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (0.31%) Snort
6 5 (0.31%) vSphere
6 5 (0.31%) XenApp
7 3 (0.19%) HDFS
7 3 (0.19%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.062%) Platform Symphony
9 1 (0.062%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.062%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 43 (2.68%) Ansible
2 41 (2.56%) Kubernetes
3 35 (2.18%) Nagios
4 33 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
5 30 (1.87%) Oozie
6 26 (1.62%) Icinga
6 26 (1.62%) ZABBIX
7 25 (1.56%) SCCM
8 19 (1.19%) Puppet
9 10 (0.62%) Control-M
10 7 (0.44%) BladeLogic
11 6 (0.37%) Cisco Prime
11 6 (0.37%) Marathon
11 6 (0.37%) SCOM
12 5 (0.31%) AirWatch
12 5 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
12 5 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
12 5 (0.31%) Terraform
13 3 (0.19%) Ganglia
13 3 (0.19%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 193 (12.05%) Microsoft
2 172 (10.74%) Oracle
3 74 (4.62%) Bloomberg
4 67 (4.18%) Reuters
5 48 (3.00%) Tableau
5 48 (3.00%) Tradeweb
6 47 (2.93%) MarketAxess
7 45 (2.81%) FXall
8 41 (2.56%) Citrix
9 39 (2.43%) Calypso
10 37 (2.31%) Cisco
11 34 (2.12%) Red Hat
12 33 (2.06%) SolarWinds
12 33 (2.06%) Splunk
13 32 (2.00%) ServiceNow
14 28 (1.75%) ION Trading
14 28 (1.75%) VMware
15 26 (1.62%) Eze Software Group
16 25 (1.56%) Adobe
17 23 (1.44%) Cognizant