Period
to 28 July 2021

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 28 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Investment Banking
UK
6 months to
28 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 484 358 489
Rank change year-on-year -126 +131 -271
Permanent jobs citing Investment Banking 663 565 869
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.81% 0.60%
As % of the General category 1.04% 1.52% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 497 491 719
10th Percentile £51,850 £52,500 £41,250
25th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £57,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £85,000 £85,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year - +13.33% +11.11%
75th Percentile £110,000 £108,750 £95,625
90th Percentile £120,000 £132,500 £115,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £68,750 £56,250 £65,000
% change year-on-year +22.22% -13.46% +13.04%

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 64,010 37,260 81,148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 56.67% 53.60% 56.35%
Number of salaries quoted 40,448 29,086 61,812
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.73% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Investment Banking
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Investment Banking in the UK

Investment Banking
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Investment Banking.

Salary trend for Investment Banking in the UK

Investment Banking
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Investment Banking over the 6 months to 28 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Investment Banking in the UK

Investment Banking
Top 13 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 28 July 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 -95 655 £85,000 - 120
London -60 639 £86,000 -1.71% 115
Work from Home -198 64 £77,500 +6.90% 7
UK excluding London -164 17 £68,750 +22.22% 17
Midlands - 5 £90,000 -
West Midlands - 4 £92,500 -
North West -50 3 £95,000 +79.25% 2
North of England -64 3 £95,000 +79.25% 4
Scotland -88 3 £70,000 +47.37% 8
East of England - 3 £51,000 -
South East -95 2 £40,000 -37.50% 1
Northern Ireland -45 1 £67,500 +35.00% 4
East Midlands - 1 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 with a requirement for Investment Banking.

1 663 (100.00%) Banking
2 394 (59.43%) Finance
3 275 (41.48%) Java
4 274 (41.33%) Agile Software Development
5 189 (28.51%) Front Office
6 182 (27.45%) SQL
7 169 (25.49%) Python
8 152 (22.93%) Azure
9 141 (21.27%) Social Skills
10 140 (21.12%) AWS
11 139 (20.97%) Equities
11 139 (20.97%) Derivative
12 123 (18.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 121 (18.25%) JavaScript
14 117 (17.65%) Fixed Income
15 116 (17.50%) Analytics
16 109 (16.44%) DevOps
17 100 (15.08%) Fintech
17 100 (15.08%) TDD
18 95 (14.33%) Spring
18 95 (14.33%) Software Engineering
18 95 (14.33%) Scrum
19 88 (13.27%) Git (software)
20 87 (13.12%) Linux
21 85 (12.82%) SDLC
21 85 (12.82%) AngularJS
22 83 (12.52%) C#
23 82 (12.37%) Docker
24 81 (12.22%) GCP
25 80 (12.07%) Risk Management

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 29 (4.37%) Elasticsearch
2 26 (3.92%) CMS
3 20 (3.02%) Apache Spark
4 16 (2.41%) Confluence
5 10 (1.51%) IIS
6 9 (1.36%) Apache
6 9 (1.36%) JBoss
7 8 (1.21%) Oracle Coherence
8 7 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (1.06%) MS Exchange
9 6 (0.90%) DataSynapse
9 6 (0.90%) IBM HTTP Server
10 5 (0.75%) SharePoint
11 3 (0.45%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.30%) Apache Airflow
12 2 (0.30%) Luigi
12 2 (0.30%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.30%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.15%) Apache Pig
13 1 (0.15%) GemFire
Applications
1 26 (3.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (2.26%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (2.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.45%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.60%) Misys Midas
2 2 (0.30%) Eikon
2 2 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.15%) Advent Geneva
3 1 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.15%) INSURE/90
3 1 (0.15%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.15%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
3 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 152 (22.93%) Azure
2 140 (21.12%) AWS
3 81 (12.22%) GCP
4 33 (4.98%) OpenShift
5 32 (4.83%) SaaS
6 31 (4.68%) GitHub
7 15 (2.26%) npm
8 9 (1.36%) Power Platform
9 8 (1.21%) Amazon EMR
10 7 (1.06%) Microsoft 365
11 6 (0.90%) Amazon EKS
12 5 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (0.75%) PaaS
12 5 (0.75%) Serverless
13 4 (0.60%) IaaS
13 4 (0.60%) Snowflake
14 2 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
15 1 (0.15%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.51%) FTP
2 7 (1.06%) LAN
2 7 (1.06%) WAN
3 6 (0.90%) Wireshark
4 5 (0.75%) HTTP
4 5 (0.75%) Internet
5 4 (0.60%) NAS
5 4 (0.60%) SAN
5 4 (0.60%) VPN
6 3 (0.45%) DNS
6 3 (0.45%) Firewall
6 3 (0.45%) Skype
6 3 (0.45%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.30%) DHCP
7 2 (0.30%) WebEx
8 1 (0.15%) Multicast
8 1 (0.15%) Unicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (11.61%) Relational Database
2 53 (7.99%) NoSQL
3 43 (6.49%) MongoDB
4 42 (6.33%) Data Warehouse
4 42 (6.33%) PostgreSQL
5 33 (4.98%) Big Data
5 33 (4.98%) RDBMS
6 29 (4.37%) DB2
7 26 (3.92%) SQL Server
8 19 (2.87%) Data Mart
8 19 (2.87%) Data Vault
8 19 (2.87%) Hadoop
9 15 (2.26%) KDB
9 15 (2.26%) Tableau
10 12 (1.81%) Hazelcast
11 9 (1.36%) Power BI
12 8 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (1.06%) Data Lake
14 6 (0.90%) Metadata
14 6 (0.90%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 88 (13.27%) Git (software)
2 79 (11.92%) JIRA
3 50 (7.54%) Jenkins
4 39 (5.88%) Maven
5 31 (4.68%) SonarQube
6 29 (4.37%) IntelliJ
7 26 (3.92%) Gradle
8 25 (3.77%) Artifactory
8 25 (3.77%) Eclipse
9 24 (3.62%) Bitbucket Server
10 12 (1.81%) GitLab
11 11 (1.66%) JUnit
12 9 (1.36%) Cucumber
13 8 (1.21%) Bitbucket
13 8 (1.21%) Mockito
14 7 (1.06%) Selenium
15 6 (0.90%) EasyMock
15 6 (0.90%) Pylint
15 6 (0.90%) Sonatype Nexus
15 6 (0.90%) Sourcetree
General
1 663 (100.00%) Banking
2 394 (59.43%) Finance
3 189 (28.51%) Front Office
4 141 (21.27%) Social Skills
5 42 (6.33%) Financial Institution
6 32 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
7 29 (4.37%) Back Office
8 28 (4.22%) Retail
9 16 (2.41%) Law
10 9 (1.36%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 8 (1.21%) Retail Banking
12 7 (1.06%) Advertising
13 6 (0.90%) Influencing Skills
13 6 (0.90%) Legal
13 6 (0.90%) Marketing
13 6 (0.90%) Telecoms
14 5 (0.75%) Private Banking
15 4 (0.60%) Corporate Banking
15 4 (0.60%) Presentation Skills
16 3 (0.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 329 (49.62%) Developer
2 136 (20.51%) Java Developer
3 95 (14.33%) Analyst
4 83 (12.52%) Senior Developer
5 45 (6.79%) Business Analyst
6 43 (6.49%) Software Engineer
7 39 (5.88%) Angular Developer
8 36 (5.43%) Investment Banking Java Developer
9 35 (5.28%) Senior Java Developer
10 31 (4.68%) Applications Support
10 31 (4.68%) C# Developer
10 31 (4.68%) Front Office Developer
11 28 (4.22%) Lead Developer
12 27 (4.07%) Consultant
13 26 (3.92%) Agile Developer
14 25 (3.77%) Agile Java Developer
14 25 (3.77%) Python Developer
14 25 (3.77%) Support Engineer
15 23 (3.47%) Full Stack Developer
16 22 (3.32%) Senior Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (14.33%) Spring
2 85 (12.82%) AngularJS
3 73 (11.01%) Web Services
4 63 (9.50%) React
5 59 (8.90%) .NET
6 52 (7.84%) Kafka
7 47 (7.09%) REST
8 44 (6.64%) HTML
8 44 (6.64%) Middleware
9 37 (5.58%) Spring Boot
10 29 (4.37%) CSS
11 22 (3.32%) Express
11 22 (3.32%) HTML5
11 22 (3.32%) JSON
11 22 (3.32%) Murex MxML
11 22 (3.32%) Node.js
12 19 (2.87%) RESTful
13 18 (2.71%) .NET Framework
13 18 (2.71%) ASP.NET Web API
14 17 (2.56%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 139 (20.97%) Derivative
1 139 (20.97%) Equities
2 123 (18.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 117 (17.65%) Fixed Income
4 58 (8.75%) Market Risk
5 50 (7.54%) Hedge funds
6 30 (4.52%) Equity Derivative
7 26 (3.92%) Blog
8 25 (3.77%) Video\Live Streaming
9 19 (2.87%) Credit Risk
10 17 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
11 16 (2.41%) Clustering
11 16 (2.41%) Data Structures
12 14 (2.11%) Legacy Systems
13 13 (1.96%) Reference Data
13 13 (1.96%) User Experience
14 12 (1.81%) Virtual Team
15 11 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
15 11 (1.66%) SWIFT
16 9 (1.36%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 87 (13.12%) Linux
2 80 (12.07%) Unix
3 58 (8.75%) Windows
4 15 (2.26%) Solaris
5 10 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
6 5 (0.75%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.60%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.30%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.15%) Android
9 1 (0.15%) CentOS
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (41.33%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (17.50%) Analytics
3 109 (16.44%) DevOps
4 100 (15.08%) Fintech
4 100 (15.08%) TDD
5 95 (14.33%) Scrum
5 95 (14.33%) Software Engineering
6 85 (12.82%) SDLC
7 80 (12.07%) Risk Management
8 72 (10.86%) Asset Management
9 70 (10.56%) Investment Management
10 67 (10.11%) Machine Learning
11 62 (9.35%) Full Stack Development
11 62 (9.35%) Mathematics
12 60 (9.05%) Computer Science
12 60 (9.05%) Problem-Solving
13 59 (8.90%) Artificial Intelligence
14 58 (8.75%) Microservices
15 57 (8.60%) BDD
16 50 (7.54%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 275 (41.48%) Java
2 182 (27.45%) SQL
3 169 (25.49%) Python
4 121 (18.25%) JavaScript
5 83 (12.52%) C#
6 40 (6.03%) TypeScript
7 32 (4.83%) Bash Shell
8 30 (4.52%) Perl
9 29 (4.37%) Shell Script
10 24 (3.62%) T-SQL
11 20 (3.02%) VBA
12 17 (2.56%) Scala
13 13 (1.96%) C++
14 11 (1.66%) PL/SQL
15 8 (1.21%) Java 8
16 7 (1.06%) Kotlin
17 6 (0.90%) Erlang
17 6 (0.90%) PowerShell
18 5 (0.75%) Java 11
19 4 (0.60%) Go
Qualifications
1 72 (10.86%) Degree
2 39 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 28 (4.22%) Numerate Degree
4 8 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.06%) MCSE
6 4 (0.60%) ACCA
6 4 (0.60%) CIMA
7 3 (0.45%) AWS Certification
7 3 (0.45%) CFA
7 3 (0.45%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.45%) PhD
7 3 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.30%) A+ Certification
8 2 (0.30%) CISA
8 2 (0.30%) CRISC
8 2 (0.30%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.15%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.15%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.13%) QA
2 26 (3.92%) MiFID
3 25 (3.77%) EMIR
4 10 (1.51%) SLA
5 7 (1.06%) PMO
6 6 (0.90%) IFRS
7 5 (0.75%) NIST
7 5 (0.75%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.30%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.15%) COBIT
9 1 (0.15%) GRC
System Software
1 82 (12.37%) Docker
2 26 (3.92%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.45%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.30%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.15%) Platform Symphony
5 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 62 (9.35%) Kubernetes
2 33 (4.98%) Ansible
3 17 (2.56%) Terraform
4 12 (1.81%) Puppet
5 8 (1.21%) ITRS Geneos
6 7 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.75%) Prometheus
8 3 (0.45%) Control-M
8 3 (0.45%) SCCM
9 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.30%) Nagios
9 2 (0.30%) Oozie
9 2 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.30%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.30%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.15%) Cobbler
10 1 (0.15%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.15%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 55 (8.30%) Oracle
2 45 (6.79%) Sybase
3 26 (3.92%) Microsoft
4 25 (3.77%) Murex
5 22 (3.32%) Bloomberg
6 20 (3.02%) Alteryx
6 20 (3.02%) Fidessa
7 18 (2.71%) Informatica
8 14 (2.11%) Splunk
9 11 (1.66%) Google
10 10 (1.51%) Capita
10 10 (1.51%) Red Hat
10 10 (1.51%) SmartStream
11 8 (1.21%) AppDynamics
12 7 (1.06%) Sun
12 7 (1.06%) TIBCO
13 6 (0.90%) Reuters
14 4 (0.60%) Charles River
14 4 (0.60%) Sage
14 4 (0.60%) Symantec