Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Investment Banking
UK
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 461 409 354
Rank change year-on-year -52 -55 -82
Permanent jobs citing Investment Banking 455 785 1,327
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.69% 0.89%
As % of the General category 1.38% 1.72% 2.21%
Number of salaries quoted 386 716 1,008
10th Percentile £55,000 £50,000 £41,250
25th Percentile £61,250 £64,000 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £80,000 £85,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.88% +21.43% -
75th Percentile £105,000 £112,500 £90,000
90th Percentile £116,250 £133,750 £110,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - -8.33%

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 32,952 45,678 60,009
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.68% 40.13% 40.31%
Number of salaries quoted 23,829 35,102 45,893
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £58,820 £57,250 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.74% +4.09% +10.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £96,250 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +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 13 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Investment Banking in the UK

Investment Banking
Top 10 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 13 April 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 -44 439 £82,500 -2.94% 107
London -22 436 £82,500 -5.71% 101
Work from Home -90 35 £75,000 -3.23% 9
UK excluding London +81 14 £57,500 +4.55% 10
Scotland +10 10 £57,500 +21.05% 2
South East +72 1 - - 1
North of England +44 1 £85,000 +142.86% 2
North West +36 1 £85,000 +142.86% 1
Wales +31 1 £45,000 -10.00%
Northern Ireland -11 1 £50,000 -9.09% 2

For the 6 months to 13 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 with a requirement for Investment Banking.

1 455 (100.00%) Banking
2 214 (47.03%) Java
3 212 (46.59%) Agile Software Development
3 212 (46.59%) Finance
4 159 (34.95%) Front Office
5 127 (27.91%) Python
6 118 (25.93%) Equities
7 114 (25.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 106 (23.30%) Derivative
9 99 (21.76%) Fixed Income
10 96 (21.10%) SQL
11 94 (20.66%) AWS
12 90 (19.78%) JavaScript
13 84 (18.46%) Analytics
14 79 (17.36%) DevOps
15 72 (15.82%) TDD
16 71 (15.60%) Linux
17 68 (14.95%) Scrum
18 67 (14.73%) Machine Learning
18 67 (14.73%) React
19 66 (14.51%) Fintech
20 62 (13.63%) Azure
21 60 (13.19%) Asset Management
22 57 (12.53%) Stakeholder Management
23 55 (12.09%) AngularJS
24 54 (11.87%) Hedge funds
25 49 (10.77%) Unix
25 49 (10.77%) Spring
26 48 (10.55%) Risk Management
26 48 (10.55%) Multithreading

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 20 (4.40%) Confluence
2 9 (1.98%) Apache Spark
2 9 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (1.54%) JBoss
3 7 (1.54%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.88%) Apache Airflow
4 4 (0.88%) Luigi
5 3 (0.66%) Apache
6 2 (0.44%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.22%) Appian
7 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (2.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.76%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (1.54%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (3.08%) Loan IQ
2 3 (0.66%) Eikon
3 2 (0.44%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.22%) Advent Geneva
4 1 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.22%) INSURE/90
4 1 (0.22%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.22%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 94 (20.66%) AWS
2 62 (13.63%) Azure
3 40 (8.79%) GCP
4 24 (5.27%) SaaS
5 13 (2.86%) OpenShift
6 6 (1.32%) Amazon EKS
7 4 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.88%) Amazon EMR
8 3 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.66%) Microsoft 365
9 2 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.44%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.44%) GitHub
9 2 (0.44%) IaaS
9 2 (0.44%) PaaS
10 1 (0.22%) Power Automate
10 1 (0.22%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.22%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 1 (0.22%) Serverless
10 1 (0.22%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.88%) NAS
1 4 (0.88%) SAN
2 3 (0.66%) VPN
3 2 (0.44%) BGP
3 2 (0.44%) DHCP
3 2 (0.44%) DNS
3 2 (0.44%) FTP
3 2 (0.44%) Multicast
3 2 (0.44%) OSPF
3 2 (0.44%) Skype
3 2 (0.44%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.22%) HTTP
4 1 (0.22%) Intranet
4 1 (0.22%) SD-WAN
4 1 (0.22%) Unicast
4 1 (0.22%) WAN
4 1 (0.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.62%) Relational Database
2 20 (4.40%) PostgreSQL
3 19 (4.18%) NoSQL
4 17 (3.74%) Big Data
4 17 (3.74%) MongoDB
5 15 (3.30%) Apache Cassandra
5 15 (3.30%) Data Mart
5 15 (3.30%) Hadoop
6 12 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (2.42%) SQL Server
8 9 (1.98%) MySQL
9 8 (1.76%) Hazelcast
9 8 (1.76%) KDB
9 8 (1.76%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (0.88%) Amazon Redshift
10 4 (0.88%) Azkaban
10 4 (0.88%) Cloud Spanner
11 3 (0.66%) Data Lake
11 3 (0.66%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 47 (10.33%) JIRA
2 28 (6.15%) Git (software)
3 24 (5.27%) Jenkins
4 20 (4.40%) Maven
5 12 (2.64%) SonarQube
6 11 (2.42%) Bitbucket
6 11 (2.42%) Pylint
6 11 (2.42%) Sourcetree
7 10 (2.20%) GitLab
8 9 (1.98%) Selenium
9 8 (1.76%) Cucumber
10 7 (1.54%) JUnit
11 6 (1.32%) Artifactory
11 6 (1.32%) EasyMock
11 6 (1.32%) Mockito
11 6 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (0.88%) TeamCity
13 3 (0.66%) Robot Framework
14 2 (0.44%) Gradle
14 2 (0.44%) SoapUI
General
1 455 (100.00%) Banking
2 212 (46.59%) Finance
3 159 (34.95%) Front Office
4 31 (6.81%) Financial Institution
5 23 (5.05%) Back Office
6 22 (4.84%) Legal
7 12 (2.64%) Advertising
8 9 (1.98%) Law
9 7 (1.54%) Retail
10 6 (1.32%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.88%) International Banking
12 3 (0.66%) French Language
12 3 (0.66%) Marketing
13 1 (0.22%) Billing
13 1 (0.22%) Prime Brokerage
13 1 (0.22%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.22%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 228 (50.11%) Developer
2 109 (23.96%) Java Developer
3 53 (11.65%) Analyst
4 52 (11.43%) Senior Developer
5 41 (9.01%) Investment Banking Java Developer
6 34 (7.47%) Business Analyst
7 30 (6.59%) Python Developer
8 28 (6.15%) Senior Java Developer
9 27 (5.93%) Architect
10 26 (5.71%) Front Office Developer
11 23 (5.05%) Applications Support
12 21 (4.62%) Agile Developer
12 21 (4.62%) Agile Java Developer
12 21 (4.62%) Project Manager
12 21 (4.62%) Support Engineer
13 20 (4.40%) Angular Developer
14 19 (4.18%) DevOps Engineer
14 19 (4.18%) Full Stack Developer
14 19 (4.18%) Solutions Architect
15 18 (3.96%) Applications Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (14.73%) React
2 55 (12.09%) AngularJS
3 49 (10.77%) Spring
4 35 (7.69%) Web Services
5 33 (7.25%) Middleware
6 28 (6.15%) Kafka
7 27 (5.93%) HTML
8 24 (5.27%) .NET
9 18 (3.96%) FIX Protocol
10 16 (3.52%) Pandas
11 15 (3.30%) Hibernate
11 15 (3.30%) Murex MxML
11 15 (3.30%) REST
11 15 (3.30%) Spring Boot
12 14 (3.08%) Redux
13 13 (2.86%) Elastic Stack
13 13 (2.86%) Node.js
14 12 (2.64%) CSS
15 11 (2.42%) pytest
16 10 (2.20%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 118 (25.93%) Equities
2 114 (25.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 106 (23.30%) Derivative
4 99 (21.76%) Fixed Income
5 54 (11.87%) Hedge funds
6 37 (8.13%) Market Risk
7 21 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
8 18 (3.96%) Equity Derivative
9 16 (3.52%) Greenfield Project
10 13 (2.86%) OTC Derivatives
11 12 (2.64%) Algorithms
12 10 (2.20%) Robotics
12 10 (2.20%) SWIFT
13 9 (1.98%) Data Structures
13 9 (1.98%) User Experience
14 8 (1.76%) Linux Command Line
15 7 (1.54%) Clustering
15 7 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
16 6 (1.32%) Credit Risk
16 6 (1.32%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 71 (15.60%) Linux
2 49 (10.77%) Unix
3 29 (6.37%) Windows
4 17 (3.74%) Solaris
5 7 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.10%) CoreOS
6 5 (1.10%) Oracle Linux
6 5 (1.10%) zOS
7 3 (0.66%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.44%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.22%) CentOS
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (46.59%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (18.46%) Analytics
3 79 (17.36%) DevOps
4 72 (15.82%) TDD
5 68 (14.95%) Scrum
6 67 (14.73%) Machine Learning
7 66 (14.51%) Fintech
8 60 (13.19%) Asset Management
9 57 (12.53%) Stakeholder Management
10 48 (10.55%) Multithreading
10 48 (10.55%) Risk Management
11 47 (10.33%) Artificial Intelligence
11 47 (10.33%) BDD
12 46 (10.11%) Investment Management
13 44 (9.67%) Microservices
14 39 (8.57%) Software Engineering
15 37 (8.13%) Computer Science
15 37 (8.13%) Problem-Solving
16 33 (7.25%) Test Automation
16 33 (7.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 214 (47.03%) Java
2 127 (27.91%) Python
3 96 (21.10%) SQL
4 90 (19.78%) JavaScript
5 34 (7.47%) C#
6 30 (6.59%) TypeScript
7 23 (5.05%) Bash Shell
8 19 (4.18%) Perl
9 16 (3.52%) C++
9 16 (3.52%) Java 8
9 16 (3.52%) Scala
10 15 (3.30%) Kotlin
10 15 (3.30%) Shell Script
11 11 (2.42%) ES6
12 10 (2.20%) Erlang
13 9 (1.98%) VBA
14 7 (1.54%) T-SQL
15 6 (1.32%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.88%) Go
16 4 (0.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 33 (7.25%) Degree
2 18 (3.96%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (1.32%) Master's Degree
4 4 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (0.44%) A+ Certification
5 2 (0.44%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.44%) CISA
5 2 (0.44%) CISSP
5 2 (0.44%) CRISC
5 2 (0.44%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.44%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.22%) ISEB
6 1 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.22%) PhD
6 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.15%) MiFID
2 27 (5.93%) EMIR
3 20 (4.40%) Dodd-Frank
4 12 (2.64%) QA
5 7 (1.54%) PMO
5 7 (1.54%) SLA
6 2 (0.44%) COBIT
6 2 (0.44%) GDPR
6 2 (0.44%) GRC
7 1 (0.22%) ITGC
System Software
1 45 (9.89%) Docker
2 7 (1.54%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.44%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.22%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 34 (7.47%) Kubernetes
2 30 (6.59%) Ansible
3 22 (4.84%) Terraform
4 15 (3.30%) Puppet
5 10 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (1.32%) ITRS Geneos
7 4 (0.88%) Prometheus
8 3 (0.66%) Control-M
9 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.44%) Nagios
9 2 (0.44%) SCCM
9 2 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.44%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.22%) Cacti
10 1 (0.22%) Cobbler
10 1 (0.22%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.22%) Rundeck
10 1 (0.22%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 43 (9.45%) Murex
2 23 (5.05%) Splunk
3 22 (4.84%) Microsoft
4 19 (4.18%) Oracle
5 14 (3.08%) Google
6 13 (2.86%) Sybase
7 11 (2.42%) Bloomberg
7 11 (2.42%) Sophis
8 10 (2.20%) Kofax
8 10 (2.20%) SmartStream
9 9 (1.98%) Solace
10 8 (1.76%) TIBCO
11 6 (1.32%) AppDynamics
11 6 (1.32%) Red Hat
12 5 (1.10%) Reuters
13 4 (0.88%) Capita
13 4 (0.88%) CyberArk
13 4 (0.88%) GoldenSource
13 4 (0.88%) Varonis
13 4 (0.88%) Workday