Period
to 28 January 2020

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 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Investment Banking
UK
6 months to
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 458 300 138
Rank change year-on-year -158 -162 +148
Permanent jobs citing Investment Banking 767 1,710 4,207
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 1.13% 2.44%
As % of the General category 1.53% 2.75% 5.56%
Number of salaries quoted 676 1,135 1,372
UK median annual salary £77,500 £70,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.71% - +3.70%
10th Percentile £47,500 £39,750 £40,000
90th Percentile £133,750 £110,000 £112,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,750 £50,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +7.50% -16.67% +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 50,151 62,263 75,646
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.92% 41.22% 43.96%
Number of salaries quoted 38,018 47,410 57,908
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%

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 28 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Investment Banking in the UK

Investment Banking
Top 9 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 January 2020. 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 -148 743 £77,500 +10.71% 64
London -83 732 £77,500 +10.71% 62
UK excluding London -186 33 £53,750 +7.50% 7
Northern Ireland +15 11 £55,000 +57.14% 1
Scotland -10 10 £67,500 -11.76% 2
South East +35 8 £48,750 -7.14% 1
North West -132 3 £35,000 -41.67%
North of England -148 3 £35,000 -41.67%
Wales - 1 £47,500 - 2

For the 6 months to 28 January 2020, 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.

1 767 (100.00%) Banking
2 505 (65.84%) Finance
3 335 (43.68%) Java
4 265 (34.55%) Agile Software Development
5 237 (30.90%) Front Office
6 207 (26.99%) Fixed Income
7 189 (24.64%) AWS
8 188 (24.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 186 (24.25%) SQL
10 185 (24.12%) Asset Management
11 165 (21.51%) Derivative
12 164 (21.38%) Equities
13 163 (21.25%) C#
13 163 (21.25%) Azure
14 153 (19.95%) JavaScript
15 152 (19.82%) AngularJS
16 145 (18.90%) Hedge funds
17 140 (18.25%) Investment Management
18 139 (18.12%) Python
19 129 (16.82%) Software Engineering
20 123 (16.04%) Degree
21 122 (15.91%) Web Services
22 121 (15.78%) DevOps
23 117 (15.25%) React
24 115 (14.99%) SQL Server
25 110 (14.34%) .NET
26 106 (13.82%) GCP
27 105 (13.69%) Computer Science
28 99 (12.91%) Business Analysis
29 87 (11.34%) Microservices

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 31 (4.04%) Elasticsearch
2 29 (3.78%) Tomcat
3 26 (3.39%) Apache
4 14 (1.83%) Apache Spark
5 6 (0.78%) nginx
5 6 (0.78%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.52%) CMS
6 4 (0.52%) Confluence
6 4 (0.52%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.39%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.39%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.39%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.39%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.26%) Appian
8 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.26%) IIS
8 2 (0.26%) MTS
9 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 31 (4.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.26%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 22 (2.87%) thinkFolio
2 8 (1.04%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.13%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.13%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.13%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 189 (24.64%) AWS
2 163 (21.25%) Azure
3 106 (13.82%) GCP
4 30 (3.91%) Amazon ECS
4 30 (3.91%) Amazon SQS
5 24 (3.13%) SaaS
6 15 (1.96%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 15 (1.96%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 13 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (1.56%) Power Platform
9 11 (1.43%) AWS Fargate
9 11 (1.43%) GitHub
10 8 (1.04%) Office 365
10 8 (1.04%) Serverless
11 6 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.78%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.65%) OpenShift
12 5 (0.65%) PaaS
13 4 (0.52%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.35%) Firewall
2 11 (1.43%) WAN
3 10 (1.30%) Intranet
3 10 (1.30%) LAN
4 7 (0.91%) HTTP
5 6 (0.78%) VPN
6 5 (0.65%) Internet
6 5 (0.65%) Network Security
7 4 (0.52%) Wireless
8 3 (0.39%) DNS
8 3 (0.39%) Multicast
8 3 (0.39%) Skype
8 3 (0.39%) Unified Communications
8 3 (0.39%) VoIP
9 2 (0.26%) BGP
9 2 (0.26%) Cisco ISE
9 2 (0.26%) NAS
9 2 (0.26%) OSPF
9 2 (0.26%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.13%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (14.99%) SQL Server
2 30 (3.91%) Amazon Redshift
3 28 (3.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (3.13%) MongoDB
5 23 (3.00%) NoSQL
6 19 (2.48%) Big Data
6 19 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 18 (2.35%) Oracle Database
8 16 (2.09%) Relational Database
9 14 (1.83%) MySQL
10 13 (1.69%) Hadoop
10 13 (1.69%) RDBMS
11 12 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (1.56%) Power BI
11 12 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
12 10 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (0.91%) SQL Server 2016
13 7 (0.91%) SQL Server 2019
14 6 (0.78%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 50 (6.52%) Git (software)
2 37 (4.82%) Jenkins
3 34 (4.43%) Maven
4 29 (3.78%) TeamCity
5 19 (2.48%) JIRA
6 18 (2.35%) Cucumber
7 16 (2.09%) GitLab
8 13 (1.69%) JUnit
9 11 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
10 9 (1.17%) Subversion
10 9 (1.17%) Zephyr
11 8 (1.04%) SonarQube
12 6 (0.78%) SpecFlow
12 6 (0.78%) TestComplete
12 6 (0.78%) Visual Studio
13 5 (0.65%) Bitbucket
13 5 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
14 4 (0.52%) gulp
14 4 (0.52%) PhpStorm
14 4 (0.52%) PHPUnit
General
1 767 (100.00%) Banking
2 505 (65.84%) Finance
3 237 (30.90%) Front Office
4 23 (3.00%) Financial Institution
5 22 (2.87%) French Language
5 22 (2.87%) German Language
5 22 (2.87%) Italian Language
5 22 (2.87%) Spanish Language
6 18 (2.35%) Back Office
7 15 (1.96%) Legal
8 14 (1.83%) Retail
9 7 (0.91%) Advertising
10 6 (0.78%) Telecoms
11 5 (0.65%) Law
11 5 (0.65%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.39%) International Banking
12 3 (0.39%) Public Sector
13 2 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.26%) Marketing
14 1 (0.13%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 373 (48.63%) Developer
2 160 (20.86%) Java Developer
3 103 (13.43%) Front Office Developer
4 87 (11.34%) Analyst
5 65 (8.47%) Software Engineer
6 52 (6.78%) C# Developer
7 49 (6.39%) .NET Developer
8 45 (5.87%) Business Analyst
8 45 (5.87%) Senior Developer
9 42 (5.48%) Investment Banking Java Developer
10 34 (4.43%) Java Engineer
11 32 (4.17%) Architect
12 30 (3.91%) Graduate
12 30 (3.91%) Graduate Developer
12 30 (3.91%) React Developer
13 29 (3.78%) Support Engineer
14 27 (3.52%) Graduate .NET Developer
15 26 (3.39%) Applications Support
15 26 (3.39%) Full Stack Developer
15 26 (3.39%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (19.82%) AngularJS
2 122 (15.91%) Web Services
3 117 (15.25%) React
4 110 (14.34%) .NET
5 80 (10.43%) Node.js
6 72 (9.39%) J2EE
7 60 (7.82%) HTML
8 50 (6.52%) .NET Framework
8 50 (6.52%) ASP.NET
9 49 (6.39%) Vue.js
10 48 (6.26%) CSS
11 40 (5.22%) ASP.NET Web API
12 39 (5.08%) RabbitMQ
13 36 (4.69%) Redux
14 33 (4.30%) ASP.NET MVC
14 33 (4.30%) WinForms
15 32 (4.17%) XML
16 31 (4.04%) .NET Core
17 30 (3.91%) Spring
18 27 (3.52%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 207 (26.99%) Fixed Income
2 188 (24.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 165 (21.51%) Derivative
4 164 (21.38%) Equities
5 145 (18.90%) Hedge funds
6 64 (8.34%) Analytical Skills
7 40 (5.22%) Greenfield Project
8 34 (4.43%) Blog
9 27 (3.52%) Tandem
10 24 (3.13%) Credit Risk
11 21 (2.74%) Public Cloud
12 20 (2.61%) Market Risk
13 17 (2.22%) Algorithms
13 17 (2.22%) Management Information System
14 12 (1.56%) Data Structures
15 11 (1.43%) Data Centre
15 11 (1.43%) Grid Computing
15 11 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
16 7 (0.91%) Equity Derivative
17 5 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 70 (9.13%) Unix
2 66 (8.60%) Linux
3 48 (6.26%) Windows
4 19 (2.48%) Windows Server
5 15 (1.96%) Solaris
6 9 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.91%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.65%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.52%) CentOS
11 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.26%) Android
12 2 (0.26%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 265 (34.55%) Agile Software Development
2 185 (24.12%) Asset Management
3 140 (18.25%) Investment Management
4 129 (16.82%) Software Engineering
5 121 (15.78%) DevOps
6 105 (13.69%) Computer Science
7 99 (12.91%) Business Analysis
8 87 (11.34%) Microservices
9 86 (11.21%) TDD
10 77 (10.04%) Multithreading
11 71 (9.26%) Decision-Making
11 71 (9.26%) Problem-Solving
12 66 (8.60%) Fintech
13 58 (7.56%) Fund Management
13 58 (7.56%) Low Latency
14 56 (7.30%) Test Automation
15 54 (7.04%) Portfolio Management
16 47 (6.13%) BDD
16 47 (6.13%) Electronic Trading
16 47 (6.13%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 335 (43.68%) Java
2 186 (24.25%) SQL
3 163 (21.25%) C#
4 153 (19.95%) JavaScript
5 139 (18.12%) Python
6 56 (7.30%) C++
7 39 (5.08%) Perl
8 36 (4.69%) Kotlin
9 35 (4.56%) Korn
10 34 (4.43%) Bash Shell
10 34 (4.43%) Bourne shell
11 33 (4.30%) Java 8
12 28 (3.65%) Ruby
12 28 (3.65%) TypeScript
13 24 (3.13%) VBA
14 19 (2.48%) R
15 18 (2.35%) Scala
16 15 (1.96%) Apex Code
17 12 (1.56%) C-shell
17 12 (1.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 123 (16.04%) Degree
2 42 (5.48%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (1.69%) CISSP
4 12 (1.56%) CISM
5 6 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (0.78%) Numerate Degree
5 6 (0.78%) PhD
6 4 (0.52%) AWS Certification
6 4 (0.52%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.39%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.39%) MCSE
8 2 (0.26%) CCNA
8 2 (0.26%) CFA
9 1 (0.13%) CCNP
9 1 (0.13%) CRISC
9 1 (0.13%) MCDST
9 1 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.56%) QA
2 17 (2.22%) SLA
3 15 (1.96%) GDPR
4 12 (1.56%) EMIR
4 12 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (1.04%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.78%) MiFID
7 3 (0.39%) PMO
8 2 (0.26%) CRD IV
8 2 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.13%) FINRA
9 1 (0.13%) IFRS
9 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 76 (9.91%) Docker
2 6 (0.78%) GridGain
3 5 (0.65%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.39%) vSphere
6 1 (0.13%) Cronacle
6 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.13%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.13%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 52 (6.78%) Terraform
2 47 (6.13%) Kubernetes
3 21 (2.74%) Ansible
4 17 (2.22%) Puppet
5 9 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.78%) Control-M
8 5 (0.65%) ITRS Geneos
9 4 (0.52%) Rancher
10 1 (0.13%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.13%) Consul
10 1 (0.13%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.13%) Packer
10 1 (0.13%) Perfmon
10 1 (0.13%) SCCM
10 1 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 66 (8.60%) Microsoft
2 65 (8.47%) Oracle
3 57 (7.43%) Google
4 27 (3.52%) ION Trading
5 26 (3.39%) Bloomberg
6 23 (3.00%) Reuters
7 21 (2.74%) Cisco
8 20 (2.61%) Eze Software Group
8 20 (2.61%) FXall
8 20 (2.61%) HP
8 20 (2.61%) MarketAxess
8 20 (2.61%) Tableau
8 20 (2.61%) Tradeweb
9 17 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
10 16 (2.09%) Murex
11 15 (1.96%) Charles River
12 10 (1.30%) CheckPoint
12 10 (1.30%) Sybase
13 9 (1.17%) Arista
14 7 (0.91%) Solace