Period
to 23 October 2018

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 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Investment Banking
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 207 69 299
Rank change year-on-year -138 +230 -73
Permanent jobs citing Investment Banking 2,777 8,087 2,191
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.69% 4.60% 1.16%
As % of the General category 4.13% 10.47% 2.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1,214 1,545 1,732
UK median annual salary £67,500 £72,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.90% +3.57% +3.70%
10th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £38,750
90th Percentile £112,500 £112,500 £106,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% -

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 67,296 77,265 81,685
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.84% 43.98% 43.08%
Number of salaries quoted 51,797 56,112 66,633
UK median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.94% +3.00% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £29,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 23 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Investment Banking in the UK

Investment Banking
Top 15 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 23 October 2018. 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 -142 2,701 £67,500 -6.90% 136
London -74 2,339 £67,500 -10.00% 121
UK excluding London +90 437 £55,000 +4.76% 30
North of England +146 322 £59,500 +25.26% 11
North West +94 315 £59,000 -1.67% 11
Scotland -6 66 £60,000 +11.63% 9
South East -6 19 £55,000 +10.00% 2
South West -14 12 £45,000 -35.71% 1
Midlands -17 8 £42,500 -22.73% 1
Yorkshire +21 7 £70,000 +211.11%
East Midlands -32 6 £42,500 -39.29% 1
Northern Ireland +2 5 £37,500 +9.49% 5
Wales - 4 £41,250 - 1
East of England - 3 £50,000 -
West Midlands +32 2 £27,500 -43.59%

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, 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 2,777 (100.00%) Banking
2 1,995 (71.84%) Finance
3 1,220 (43.93%) Risk Management
4 1,212 (43.64%) Java
5 998 (35.94%) Problem-Solving
6 927 (33.38%) Investment Management
7 886 (31.90%) Big Data
8 882 (31.76%) Financial Institution
9 873 (31.44%) Low Latency
10 829 (29.85%) Agile Software Development
11 788 (28.38%) Cyberthreat
12 786 (28.30%) Strategic Thinking
12 786 (28.30%) Innovative Thinking
13 783 (28.20%) SQL
14 696 (25.06%) Degree
15 682 (24.56%) Analytical Skills
16 598 (21.53%) JavaScript
17 536 (19.30%) Python
18 514 (18.51%) Wealth Management
19 476 (17.14%) C#
20 458 (16.49%) Front Office
21 456 (16.42%) AngularJS
22 439 (15.81%) Computer Science
23 405 (14.58%) Linux
24 401 (14.44%) Windows
25 397 (14.30%) SDLC
26 385 (13.86%) Law
27 379 (13.65%) Fixed Income
28 363 (13.07%) C++
29 358 (12.89%) Equities

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
1 142 (5.11%) Apache Spark
2 106 (3.82%) Elasticsearch
3 69 (2.48%) Tomcat
4 61 (2.20%) Apache
5 45 (1.62%) Confluence
6 29 (1.04%) MS Exchange
7 28 (1.01%) SharePoint
8 19 (0.68%) IIS
8 19 (0.68%) WebLogic
9 16 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
9 16 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 13 (0.47%) JBoss
11 12 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 12 (0.43%) SAS
12 11 (0.40%) CMS
13 10 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
13 10 (0.36%) WebSphere
14 7 (0.25%) Jetty
15 6 (0.22%) GemFire
16 5 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 120 (4.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 71 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
3 56 (2.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 39 (1.40%) MS Visio
5 33 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
6 13 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.072%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.072%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 47 (1.69%) thinkFolio
2 11 (0.40%) LatentZero
3 9 (0.32%) Distributed Ledger
4 8 (0.29%) LongView
4 8 (0.29%) Markit EDM
4 8 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.22%) Sentinel
6 5 (0.18%) Actimize
7 3 (0.11%) Endur
8 2 (0.072%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.072%) Global One
8 2 (0.072%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.072%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.072%) Sonata
8 2 (0.072%) Summit
8 2 (0.072%) Temenos T24
8 2 (0.072%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.036%) Bloomberg AIM
9 1 (0.036%) Eloqua
9 1 (0.036%) Oracle AML
Cloud Services
1 127 (4.57%) Amazon AWS
2 108 (3.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (1.66%) Office 365
4 44 (1.58%) SaaS
5 38 (1.37%) npm
6 18 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (0.54%) OpenShift
8 14 (0.50%) PaaS
9 12 (0.43%) GitHub
10 9 (0.32%) Serverless
11 8 (0.29%) BrowserStack
11 8 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
12 5 (0.18%) Amazon Kinesis
13 4 (0.14%) IaaS
13 4 (0.14%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 3 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.11%) IBM Blueworks
15 2 (0.072%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 2 (0.072%) Stackdriver
15 2 (0.072%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 91 (3.28%) Firewall
2 81 (2.92%) TCP/IP
3 65 (2.34%) LAN
4 64 (2.30%) WAN
5 42 (1.51%) DNS
6 41 (1.48%) DHCP
7 34 (1.22%) Internet
8 30 (1.08%) Wireless
9 29 (1.04%) Cisco Nexus
10 26 (0.94%) HTTP
11 23 (0.83%) BGP
11 23 (0.83%) MPLS
12 22 (0.79%) NetScaler
13 21 (0.76%) Cisco IOS
14 20 (0.72%) Multicast
15 18 (0.65%) Network Security
16 16 (0.58%) OSPF
17 12 (0.43%) Anycast
17 12 (0.43%) Quagga
17 12 (0.43%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 886 (31.90%) Big Data
2 338 (12.17%) SQL Server
3 233 (8.39%) Relational Database
4 196 (7.06%) NoSQL
5 185 (6.66%) MongoDB
6 165 (5.94%) Hadoop
7 121 (4.36%) DB2
8 94 (3.38%) RDBMS
9 77 (2.77%) Data Warehouse
10 51 (1.84%) Data Lake
11 46 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 39 (1.40%) Oracle Database
12 39 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 37 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
14 34 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
15 32 (1.15%) Blockchain
16 31 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
17 30 (1.08%) Sybase ASE
18 29 (1.04%) MemSQL
19 28 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 104 (3.75%) Maven
2 93 (3.35%) JIRA
3 84 (3.02%) JUnit
4 82 (2.95%) Git (software)
5 79 (2.84%) Jenkins
6 51 (1.84%) Cucumber
7 49 (1.76%) Subversion
8 46 (1.66%) Gradle
9 34 (1.22%) TeamCity
10 28 (1.01%) gulp
10 28 (1.01%) Selenium
11 26 (0.94%) Jasmine
12 24 (0.86%) Eclipse
12 24 (0.86%) Mockito
13 23 (0.83%) MSI
14 21 (0.76%) FitNesse
15 20 (0.72%) Visual Studio
15 20 (0.72%) webpack
16 19 (0.68%) Grunt
16 19 (0.68%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 2,777 (100.00%) Banking
2 1,995 (71.84%) Finance
3 882 (31.76%) Financial Institution
4 458 (16.49%) Front Office
5 385 (13.86%) Law
6 55 (1.98%) Legal
7 54 (1.94%) Retail
8 53 (1.91%) Back Office
9 49 (1.76%) Marketing
10 38 (1.37%) French Language
11 36 (1.30%) Corporate Banking
11 36 (1.30%) German Language
11 36 (1.30%) Retail Banking
12 35 (1.26%) Italian Language
13 25 (0.90%) Telecoms
14 23 (0.83%) Spanish Language
15 18 (0.65%) Multimedia
15 18 (0.65%) Publishing
16 13 (0.47%) Electronics
17 12 (0.43%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1,052 (37.88%) Developer
2 380 (13.68%) Java Developer
3 328 (11.81%) Analyst
4 155 (5.58%) Business Analyst
5 150 (5.40%) C# Developer
6 110 (3.96%) Architect
7 107 (3.85%) .NET Developer
8 106 (3.82%) Applications Support
9 96 (3.46%) Platform Engineer
10 93 (3.35%) Support Engineer
11 90 (3.24%) Senior Developer
12 89 (3.20%) Project Manager
13 86 (3.10%) Investment Banking Java Developer
14 83 (2.99%) Banking Analyst
15 81 (2.92%) Software Engineer
16 66 (2.38%) Desktop Support
17 64 (2.30%) Junior
18 59 (2.12%) Graduate
19 55 (1.98%) C++ Developer
20 53 (1.91%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 456 (16.42%) AngularJS
2 325 (11.70%) HTML
3 290 (10.44%) .NET
4 264 (9.51%) Spring
5 243 (8.75%) React
6 240 (8.64%) RESTful
7 185 (6.66%) Kafka
8 174 (6.27%) CSS
9 166 (5.98%) HTML5
10 154 (5.55%) Web Services
11 120 (4.32%) REST
12 119 (4.29%) RabbitMQ
13 103 (3.71%) ASP.NET
14 99 (3.56%) .NET Framework
15 95 (3.42%) Node.js
16 81 (2.92%) XML
17 77 (2.77%) Middleware
18 75 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web API
19 74 (2.66%) FIX Protocol
19 74 (2.66%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 788 (28.38%) Cyberthreat
2 682 (24.56%) Analytical Skills
3 439 (15.81%) Computer Science
4 379 (13.65%) Fixed Income
5 358 (12.89%) Equities
6 296 (10.66%) Derivative
7 272 (9.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 212 (7.63%) Fintech
9 211 (7.60%) Hedge funds
10 165 (5.94%) Algorithms
11 142 (5.11%) Self-Motivation
12 137 (4.93%) Data Structures
13 107 (3.85%) User Experience
14 95 (3.42%) Virtual Team
15 94 (3.38%) Management Information System
16 92 (3.31%) Greenfield Project
17 85 (3.06%) Data Centre
18 76 (2.74%) Data Protection Act
19 65 (2.34%) Credit Risk
19 65 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 405 (14.58%) Linux
2 401 (14.44%) Windows
3 322 (11.60%) Unix
4 99 (3.56%) Windows Server
5 63 (2.27%) Windows 10
6 57 (2.05%) Apple iOS
7 51 (1.84%) Windows 7
8 48 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 31 (1.12%) Mac OS X
10 29 (1.04%) Android
10 29 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
11 24 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (0.47%) CentOS
13 12 (0.43%) Fedora
13 12 (0.43%) Solaris
13 12 (0.43%) SUSE
13 12 (0.43%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.18%) AIX
15 3 (0.11%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.036%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,220 (43.93%) Risk Management
2 998 (35.94%) Problem-Solving
3 927 (33.38%) Investment Management
4 873 (31.44%) Low Latency
5 829 (29.85%) Agile Software Development
6 786 (28.30%) Innovative Thinking
6 786 (28.30%) Strategic Thinking
7 514 (18.51%) Wealth Management
8 397 (14.30%) SDLC
9 352 (12.68%) OO
10 350 (12.60%) Analytics
11 318 (11.45%) TDD
12 248 (8.93%) Project Management
13 221 (7.96%) Asset Management
14 220 (7.92%) Test Automation
15 206 (7.42%) Software Engineering
16 196 (7.06%) Stakeholder Management
17 179 (6.45%) ITIL
18 174 (6.27%) Mathematics
18 174 (6.27%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 1,212 (43.64%) Java
2 783 (28.20%) SQL
3 598 (21.53%) JavaScript
4 536 (19.30%) Python
5 476 (17.14%) C#
6 363 (13.07%) C++
7 210 (7.56%) Perl
8 167 (6.01%) Scala
9 152 (5.47%) Java 8
10 135 (4.86%) PowerShell
11 110 (3.96%) Bash Shell
12 103 (3.71%) Shell Script
13 101 (3.64%) C
14 74 (2.66%) Ruby
15 56 (2.02%) Korn
16 55 (1.98%) PL/SQL
17 52 (1.87%) R
17 52 (1.87%) VBA
18 47 (1.69%) Bourne shell
18 47 (1.69%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 696 (25.06%) Degree
2 205 (7.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 107 (3.85%) CISSP
4 102 (3.67%) Master's Degree
5 60 (2.16%) CISMP
5 60 (2.16%) CompTIA Security+
6 40 (1.44%) CISM
7 34 (1.22%) GIAC
8 33 (1.19%) CEH
9 31 (1.12%) PMI Certification
10 26 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
10 26 (0.94%) Numerate Degree
10 26 (0.94%) PMP
11 24 (0.86%) CISA
12 23 (0.83%) CRISC
12 23 (0.83%) PhD
13 22 (0.79%) MCSE
13 22 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
14 18 (0.65%) CCNA
15 17 (0.61%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (4.90%) QA
2 81 (2.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 76 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 76 (2.74%) SLA
4 55 (1.98%) MiFID
5 49 (1.76%) PMO
6 16 (0.58%) COBIT
7 12 (0.43%) GDPR
8 7 (0.25%) PSD2
9 6 (0.22%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.14%) P3O
11 2 (0.072%) IFRS
11 2 (0.072%) IFRS 9
11 2 (0.072%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.036%) Basel II
12 1 (0.036%) Dodd-Frank
12 1 (0.036%) EMIR
12 1 (0.036%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.036%) HL7
12 1 (0.036%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 103 (3.71%) Active Directory
1 103 (3.71%) Docker
2 41 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
4 30 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
5 22 (0.79%) vSphere
6 19 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
7 11 (0.40%) HDFS
8 10 (0.36%) XenDesktop
9 9 (0.32%) Hyper-V
9 9 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 7 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (0.25%) XenApp
11 4 (0.14%) VirtualBox
12 3 (0.11%) Snort
12 3 (0.11%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.072%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.036%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 1 (0.036%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 68 (2.45%) SCCM
2 58 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
3 47 (1.69%) Kubernetes
4 43 (1.55%) Ansible
5 36 (1.30%) Puppet
6 33 (1.19%) WSUS
7 22 (0.79%) Control-M
8 19 (0.68%) IBM BigFix
9 17 (0.61%) ITRS Geneos
10 16 (0.58%) Kibana
11 13 (0.47%) Salt
12 12 (0.43%) CFEngine
12 12 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
13 9 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
13 9 (0.32%) Nagios
14 8 (0.29%) Ganglia
14 8 (0.29%) Mesos
14 8 (0.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 8 (0.29%) Oracle ZFS
15 7 (0.25%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 259 (9.33%) Oracle
2 252 (9.07%) Microsoft
3 206 (7.42%) Sybase
4 88 (3.17%) Citrix
5 82 (2.95%) Bloomberg
6 68 (2.45%) Reuters
7 61 (2.20%) Cisco
8 54 (1.94%) Splunk
9 51 (1.84%) VMware
10 47 (1.69%) Tradeweb
11 42 (1.51%) FXall
11 42 (1.51%) MarketAxess
12 40 (1.44%) Tableau
13 39 (1.40%) TIBCO
14 35 (1.26%) Red Hat
15 34 (1.22%) Apple
16 31 (1.12%) ServiceNow
17 29 (1.04%) IBM
18 28 (1.01%) Calypso
19 26 (0.94%) Charles River