Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Investment Banking
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 331 475 213
Rank change year-on-year +144 -262 -145
Permanent jobs citing Investment Banking 423 815 2,767
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.88% 0.58% 1.65%
As % of the General category 2.28% 1.46% 3.83%
Number of salaries quoted 392 680 1,208
Median annual salary £90,000 £75,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £55,000 £47,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £132,500 £118,750 £111,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 18,564 55,658 72,178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.53% 39.64% 43.11%
Number of salaries quoted 14,564 41,697 55,249
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £101,250 £92,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% +3.45%

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 26 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Investment Banking in the UK

Investment Banking
Top 11 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 26 September 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 +150 400 £90,000 +20.00% 44
London +71 385 £92,500 +19.35% 43
UK excluding London +340 36 £55,000 -4.35% 3
Work from Home +83 35 £88,750 +14.52% 2
Scotland +102 15 £47,500 -45.71% 1
South East +228 7 £61,250 +25.64%
Northern Ireland +25 7 £50,000 -9.09% 1
North of England +187 6 £58,500 -4.49% 1
North West +136 6 £58,500 -4.49% 1
Midlands +142 1 £49,500 -
West Midlands - 1 £49,500 -

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 423 (100.00%) Banking
2 298 (70.45%) Finance
3 234 (55.32%) Java
4 229 (54.14%) Agile Software Development
5 196 (46.34%) Front Office
6 177 (41.84%) Python
7 169 (39.95%) Fixed Income
8 156 (36.88%) Asset Management
9 154 (36.41%) Derivative
10 147 (34.75%) JavaScript
11 146 (34.52%) Software Engineering
11 146 (34.52%) Investment Management
12 142 (33.57%) AWS
13 139 (32.86%) Hedge funds
14 137 (32.39%) AngularJS
15 134 (31.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 133 (31.44%) Web Services
17 123 (29.08%) React
18 116 (27.42%) SQL
19 114 (26.95%) Equities
20 103 (24.35%) Vue.js
21 81 (19.15%) DevOps
22 70 (16.55%) Azure
23 56 (13.24%) Spring
24 54 (12.77%) Fintech
25 52 (12.29%) GCP
26 51 (12.06%) Kotlin
26 51 (12.06%) Analytics
27 49 (11.58%) Business Analysis
28 42 (9.93%) C#

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 (4.73%) Apache Spark
2 11 (2.60%) Tomcat
3 8 (1.89%) Apache
4 7 (1.65%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.42%) Confluence
6 5 (1.18%) IIS
7 4 (0.95%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.24%) Appian
10 1 (0.24%) Camunda
10 1 (0.24%) Liferay
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.24%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (1.42%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.47%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.95%) Loan IQ
2 2 (0.47%) Actimize
2 2 (0.47%) Misys Opics
3 1 (0.24%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 142 (33.57%) AWS
2 70 (16.55%) Azure
3 52 (12.29%) GCP
4 35 (8.27%) Serverless
5 33 (7.80%) Amazon S3
5 33 (7.80%) AWS Lambda
6 32 (7.57%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (1.89%) Office 365
7 8 (1.89%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 3 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.71%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.71%) SaaS
9 2 (0.47%) Amazon ECS
9 2 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.24%) Apigee
10 1 (0.24%) AWS Fargate
10 1 (0.24%) Kong
10 1 (0.24%) npm
10 1 (0.24%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.49%) Firewall
2 14 (3.31%) Network Security
3 8 (1.89%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (1.42%) LAN
4 6 (1.42%) SSL
4 6 (1.42%) VPN
4 6 (1.42%) WAN
4 6 (1.42%) Wireshark
5 5 (1.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 5 (1.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 5 (1.18%) SNMP
6 2 (0.47%) BGP
6 2 (0.47%) HTTP
6 2 (0.47%) Multicast
6 2 (0.47%) Skype
7 1 (0.24%) DHCP
7 1 (0.24%) DNS
7 1 (0.24%) OSPF
7 1 (0.24%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (7.80%) SQL Server
2 32 (7.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 27 (6.38%) NoSQL
4 21 (4.96%) Hadoop
5 14 (3.31%) MongoDB
6 11 (2.60%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (1.89%) Big Data
7 8 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.42%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.18%) Hazelcast
9 5 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.95%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.71%) Apache Hive
11 3 (0.71%) Apache Ignite
11 3 (0.71%) Impala
11 3 (0.71%) KDB
11 3 (0.71%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.47%) Amazon Redshift
12 2 (0.47%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 31 (7.33%) Git (software)
2 25 (5.91%) Jenkins
3 24 (5.67%) RStudio
4 22 (5.20%) Maven
5 14 (3.31%) JIRA
6 12 (2.84%) TeamCity
7 11 (2.60%) Subversion
8 5 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (1.18%) Gradle
8 5 (1.18%) JUnit
9 4 (0.95%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.95%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.71%) FitNesse
11 2 (0.47%) Robot Framework
12 1 (0.24%) GitLab
12 1 (0.24%) Grunt
12 1 (0.24%) Selenium
12 1 (0.24%) Sonatype Nexus
12 1 (0.24%) SpecFlow
12 1 (0.24%) webpack
General
1 423 (100.00%) Banking
2 298 (70.45%) Finance
3 196 (46.34%) Front Office
4 15 (3.55%) Financial Institution
5 13 (3.07%) Back Office
5 13 (3.07%) Legal
6 12 (2.84%) Retail
7 10 (2.36%) Games
8 5 (1.18%) Advertising
9 3 (0.71%) French Language
9 3 (0.71%) Japanese Language
9 3 (0.71%) Law
10 2 (0.47%) International Banking
11 1 (0.24%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 265 (62.65%) Developer
2 93 (21.99%) Java Developer
3 81 (19.15%) Python Developer
4 78 (18.44%) Software Engineer
5 77 (18.20%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 73 (17.26%) AWS Developer
7 67 (15.84%) AWS Engineer
7 67 (15.84%) Python Engineer
8 63 (14.89%) Python Software Engineer
9 45 (10.64%) AWS Software Engineer
10 42 (9.93%) Front Office Developer
11 40 (9.46%) JavaScript Developer
12 39 (9.22%) Senior Developer
13 31 (7.33%) Analyst
14 30 (7.09%) Java Engineer
15 24 (5.67%) JavaScript Engineer
15 24 (5.67%) Senior Java Developer
16 20 (4.73%) Applications Support
17 19 (4.49%) Architect
17 19 (4.49%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (32.39%) AngularJS
2 133 (31.44%) Web Services
3 123 (29.08%) React
4 103 (24.35%) Vue.js
5 56 (13.24%) Spring
6 33 (7.80%) Spring Boot
7 32 (7.57%) .NET
8 31 (7.33%) Node.js
9 18 (4.26%) Hibernate
10 17 (4.02%) REST
11 16 (3.78%) HTML
11 16 (3.78%) JMS
12 15 (3.55%) J2EE
13 14 (3.31%) RESTful
14 13 (3.07%) Kafka
15 11 (2.60%) CSS
15 11 (2.60%) Middleware
15 11 (2.60%) XML
16 10 (2.36%) ActiveMQ
17 9 (2.13%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 169 (39.95%) Fixed Income
2 154 (36.41%) Derivative
3 139 (32.86%) Hedge funds
4 134 (31.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 114 (26.95%) Equities
6 29 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
7 25 (5.91%) Market Risk
8 16 (3.78%) Blog
9 13 (3.07%) Greenfield Project
9 13 (3.07%) Virtual Team
10 10 (2.36%) Credit Risk
11 9 (2.13%) Management Information System
12 8 (1.89%) Robotics
13 7 (1.65%) Reference Data
14 6 (1.42%) Cyber Kill Chain
15 5 (1.18%) Algorithms
15 5 (1.18%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 5 (1.18%) OTC Derivatives
15 5 (1.18%) SWIFT
15 5 (1.18%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 34 (8.04%) Windows
2 33 (7.80%) Unix
3 21 (4.96%) Linux
4 17 (4.02%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.89%) Solaris
6 7 (1.65%) Windows 10
7 6 (1.42%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.47%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.24%) AIX
9 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (54.14%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (36.88%) Asset Management
3 146 (34.52%) Investment Management
3 146 (34.52%) Software Engineering
4 81 (19.15%) DevOps
5 54 (12.77%) Fintech
6 51 (12.06%) Analytics
7 49 (11.58%) Business Analysis
8 39 (9.22%) Computer Science
8 39 (9.22%) Decision-Making
8 39 (9.22%) TDD
9 37 (8.75%) Artificial Intelligence
9 37 (8.75%) Portfolio Management
10 36 (8.51%) Microservices
11 35 (8.27%) Machine Learning
12 33 (7.80%) OO
12 33 (7.80%) Problem-Solving
12 33 (7.80%) Scrum
13 30 (7.09%) Front End Development
14 29 (6.86%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 234 (55.32%) Java
2 177 (41.84%) Python
3 147 (34.75%) JavaScript
4 116 (27.42%) SQL
5 51 (12.06%) Kotlin
6 42 (9.93%) C#
7 36 (8.51%) Java 8
8 23 (5.44%) PowerShell
9 21 (4.96%) Scala
9 21 (4.96%) TypeScript
10 18 (4.26%) C++
11 10 (2.36%) T-SQL
12 8 (1.89%) Apex Code
12 8 (1.89%) SOQL
13 7 (1.65%) PL/SQL
13 7 (1.65%) R
14 5 (1.18%) Perl
14 5 (1.18%) VB
15 4 (0.95%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.71%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 36 (8.51%) Degree
2 26 (6.15%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (1.65%) CCNP
5 6 (1.42%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 6 (1.42%) CCSP
5 6 (1.42%) CISM
5 6 (1.42%) CISSP
5 6 (1.42%) CREST Certified
5 6 (1.42%) GCFA
5 6 (1.42%) GCIA
5 6 (1.42%) GCIH
5 6 (1.42%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.47%) CCNA
6 2 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.24%) SAFe Agilist
7 1 (0.24%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.60%) QA
2 6 (1.42%) COBIT
2 6 (1.42%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.42%) EMIR
2 6 (1.42%) NIST
3 5 (1.18%) MiFID
4 4 (0.95%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.24%) FINRA
5 1 (0.24%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (4.49%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.07%) Docker
3 8 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (1.18%) vSphere
5 2 (0.47%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.47%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.24%) HDFS
6 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (3.55%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.65%) Ansible
2 7 (1.65%) SCCM
3 6 (1.42%) CSIRT
4 2 (0.47%) HP Fortify
4 2 (0.47%) Nessus
4 2 (0.47%) Puppet
4 2 (0.47%) SCOM
4 2 (0.47%) SCVMM
4 2 (0.47%) Terraform
5 1 (0.24%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.24%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.24%) Control-M
5 1 (0.24%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.24%) Icinga
5 1 (0.24%) Mesos
5 1 (0.24%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 37 (8.75%) Google
2 28 (6.62%) Microsoft
3 24 (5.67%) Cisco
4 23 (5.44%) Oracle
5 14 (3.31%) Bloomberg
5 14 (3.31%) VMware
6 9 (2.13%) Palo Alto
7 8 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (1.89%) Solace
8 6 (1.42%) F5
8 6 (1.42%) Murex
9 5 (1.18%) CheckPoint
9 5 (1.18%) EMC
10 4 (0.95%) Fidessa
10 4 (0.95%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.71%) Arista
11 3 (0.71%) ION Trading
11 3 (0.71%) Kofax
12 2 (0.47%) Citrix
12 2 (0.47%) Sun