Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Investment Banking
UK
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 249 76 289
Rank change year-on-year -173 +213 -73
Permanent jobs citing Investment Banking 2,167 7,152 2,186
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.36% 3.98% 1.18%
As % of the General category 3.40% 9.10% 2.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1,241 1,472 1,737
UK median annual salary £67,500 £70,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.57% - +3.70%
10th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £38,750
90th Percentile £111,250 £112,500 £108,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% - -2.22%

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 63,784 78,581 78,781
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.94% 43.73% 42.62%
Number of salaries quoted 49,054 57,854 63,966
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,750 £29,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £85,000
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 11 December 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 11 December 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 -169 2,095 £67,500 -6.90% 136
London -101 1,751 £70,000 -3.45% 121
UK excluding London +31 415 £52,500 -4.55% 24
North of England +62 294 £60,000 - 8
North West +23 280 £60,000 - 8
Scotland -1 64 £60,000 - 8
South East +18 23 £53,750 +7.50% 1
Midlands -8 15 £27,500 -50.00% 2
Yorkshire +47 14 £67,500 +200.00%
South West +5 11 £45,000 -25.00% 4
West Midlands +12 8 £27,500 -39.23%
East Midlands -17 7 £42,500 -29.17% 2
Northern Ireland -10 6 £32,500 -13.33% 1
East of England +33 3 £50,000 -20.00%
Wales - 1 £30,000 -

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 2,167 (100.00%) Banking
2 1,392 (64.24%) Finance
3 756 (34.89%) Java
4 661 (30.50%) Risk Management
4 661 (30.50%) Agile Software Development
5 634 (29.26%) SQL
6 504 (23.26%) Wealth Management
7 457 (21.09%) Degree
8 425 (19.61%) Problem-Solving
9 385 (17.77%) C#
10 366 (16.89%) Front Office
11 365 (16.84%) Python
12 360 (16.61%) Investment Management
13 359 (16.57%) Law
14 351 (16.20%) Windows
15 350 (16.15%) JavaScript
16 343 (15.83%) SQL Server
17 331 (15.27%) Big Data
18 327 (15.09%) Financial Institution
19 314 (14.49%) Equities
20 310 (14.31%) Fixed Income
20 310 (14.31%) Analytical Skills
21 296 (13.66%) Linux
22 293 (13.52%) Low Latency
23 289 (13.34%) Derivative
24 279 (12.87%) Computer Science
25 273 (12.60%) AngularJS
26 261 (12.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
27 240 (11.08%) HTML
28 236 (10.89%) Oracle

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 79 (3.65%) Apache Spark
2 78 (3.60%) Elasticsearch
3 55 (2.54%) Apache
3 55 (2.54%) Tomcat
4 32 (1.48%) Confluence
5 27 (1.25%) MS Exchange
6 21 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (0.74%) IIS
7 16 (0.74%) SAS
7 16 (0.74%) SharePoint
8 14 (0.65%) WebSphere
9 12 (0.55%) WebLogic
10 11 (0.51%) JBoss
11 10 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 8 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
13 5 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
13 5 (0.23%) SmartSockets
14 4 (0.18%) CMS
15 3 (0.14%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 114 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 52 (2.40%) Microsoft Office
3 50 (2.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 32 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
4 32 (1.48%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.092%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.046%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 49 (2.26%) thinkFolio
2 15 (0.69%) Distributed Ledger
3 12 (0.55%) Markit EDM
4 8 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.28%) Eagle PACE
5 6 (0.28%) Front Arena
5 6 (0.28%) LongView
6 5 (0.23%) LatentZero
7 4 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.092%) Actimize
9 2 (0.092%) Global One
9 2 (0.092%) Oracle Cash Management
9 2 (0.092%) Oracle CRM On Demand
9 2 (0.092%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.092%) Sentinel
9 2 (0.092%) Sonata
9 2 (0.092%) WebTrends
10 1 (0.046%) Kondor
10 1 (0.046%) Oracle AML
Cloud Services
1 118 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
2 113 (5.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 48 (2.22%) SaaS
4 44 (2.03%) Office 365
5 26 (1.20%) npm
6 19 (0.88%) OpenShift
7 13 (0.60%) PaaS
8 12 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
9 11 (0.51%) GitHub
10 10 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (0.42%) Serverless
12 6 (0.28%) IaaS
13 5 (0.23%) BrowserStack
14 4 (0.18%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 3 (0.14%) IBM Blueworks
16 2 (0.092%) Amazon S3
16 2 (0.092%) Azure Data Factory
16 2 (0.092%) Data Lake Analytics
16 2 (0.092%) Google Analytics
16 2 (0.092%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 72 (3.32%) Firewall
2 70 (3.23%) TCP/IP
3 61 (2.81%) WAN
4 56 (2.58%) LAN
5 29 (1.34%) DNS
6 28 (1.29%) DHCP
7 27 (1.25%) HTTP
8 25 (1.15%) Wireless
9 21 (0.97%) Internet
10 18 (0.83%) Network Security
11 16 (0.74%) Cisco Nexus
12 14 (0.65%) Cisco IOS
12 14 (0.65%) NetScaler
13 12 (0.55%) Unified Communications
14 11 (0.51%) Multicast
14 11 (0.51%) VLAN
15 10 (0.46%) Cisco Wireless
15 10 (0.46%) WLAN
16 9 (0.42%) MPLS
16 9 (0.42%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 343 (15.83%) SQL Server
2 331 (15.27%) Big Data
3 134 (6.18%) Relational Database
4 116 (5.35%) NoSQL
5 113 (5.21%) Hadoop
6 84 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
7 80 (3.69%) MongoDB
8 62 (2.86%) RDBMS
9 48 (2.22%) Oracle Database
10 44 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 39 (1.80%) QlikView
11 39 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
12 37 (1.71%) DB2
13 29 (1.34%) Apache Hive
14 27 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
14 27 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 26 (1.20%) Data Lake
15 26 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
16 25 (1.15%) Blockchain
16 25 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 68 (3.14%) JIRA
2 62 (2.86%) Git (software)
3 57 (2.63%) JUnit
4 45 (2.08%) Maven
5 38 (1.75%) Jenkins
6 36 (1.66%) TeamCity
7 31 (1.43%) Cucumber
8 25 (1.15%) MSI
9 24 (1.11%) Selenium
10 23 (1.06%) Gradle
11 22 (1.02%) gulp
11 22 (1.02%) Subversion
11 22 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
12 19 (0.88%) Grunt
13 18 (0.83%) webpack
14 15 (0.69%) Jasmine
15 14 (0.65%) Toad
16 13 (0.60%) Karma Test Runner
16 13 (0.60%) TestNG
16 13 (0.60%) Visual Studio
General
1 2,167 (100.00%) Banking
2 1,392 (64.24%) Finance
3 366 (16.89%) Front Office
4 359 (16.57%) Law
5 327 (15.09%) Financial Institution
6 61 (2.81%) Back Office
7 59 (2.72%) Retail
8 47 (2.17%) French Language
9 45 (2.08%) German Language
10 44 (2.03%) Retail Banking
11 38 (1.75%) Italian Language
12 35 (1.62%) Marketing
13 32 (1.48%) Spanish Language
14 30 (1.38%) Corporate Banking
15 25 (1.15%) Legal
16 17 (0.78%) Publishing
16 17 (0.78%) Telecoms
17 7 (0.32%) Czech Language
18 6 (0.28%) Advertising
18 6 (0.28%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 787 (36.32%) Developer
2 305 (14.07%) Analyst
3 270 (12.46%) Java Developer
4 151 (6.97%) Business Analyst
5 149 (6.88%) C# Developer
6 116 (5.35%) Applications Support
7 111 (5.12%) Support Engineer
8 108 (4.98%) Architect
9 107 (4.94%) .NET Developer
10 88 (4.06%) Banking Analyst
11 80 (3.69%) Project Manager
12 76 (3.51%) Investment Banking Java Developer
13 72 (3.32%) Senior Developer
14 60 (2.77%) Applications Engineer
15 58 (2.68%) Applications Support Engineer
15 58 (2.68%) Graduate
16 57 (2.63%) Support Analyst
17 56 (2.58%) C# .NET Developer
18 55 (2.54%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
19 51 (2.35%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 273 (12.60%) AngularJS
2 240 (11.08%) HTML
3 223 (10.29%) .NET
4 170 (7.84%) Spring
5 148 (6.83%) CSS
6 135 (6.23%) React
7 114 (5.26%) HTML5
8 102 (4.71%) ASP.NET
8 102 (4.71%) Web Services
9 100 (4.61%) RESTful
10 88 (4.06%) RabbitMQ
11 86 (3.97%) Kafka
12 84 (3.88%) .NET Framework
12 84 (3.88%) FIX Protocol
13 75 (3.46%) REST
14 66 (3.05%) ASP.NET Web API
15 62 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
16 55 (2.54%) WPF
17 54 (2.49%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 54 (2.49%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 314 (14.49%) Equities
2 310 (14.31%) Analytical Skills
2 310 (14.31%) Fixed Income
3 289 (13.34%) Derivative
4 261 (12.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 230 (10.61%) Cyberthreat
6 178 (8.21%) Hedge funds
7 177 (8.17%) Fintech
8 89 (4.11%) Greenfield Project
9 76 (3.51%) User Experience
10 68 (3.14%) Algorithms
10 68 (3.14%) Virtual Team
11 67 (3.09%) Data Protection Act
12 63 (2.91%) Credit Risk
13 56 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
14 55 (2.54%) Data Structures
14 55 (2.54%) Equity Derivative
14 55 (2.54%) Tandem
15 49 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
16 46 (2.12%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 351 (16.20%) Windows
2 296 (13.66%) Linux
3 225 (10.38%) Unix
4 101 (4.66%) Windows Server
5 66 (3.05%) Windows 10
6 53 (2.45%) Windows 7
7 47 (2.17%) Apple iOS
8 39 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
9 32 (1.48%) CentOS
9 32 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 28 (1.29%) Mac OS X
11 24 (1.11%) Fedora
12 21 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
13 20 (0.92%) Solaris
14 19 (0.88%) SUSE
14 19 (0.88%) Ubuntu
15 17 (0.78%) Android
16 10 (0.46%) AIX
17 8 (0.37%) Windows 8
18 5 (0.23%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 661 (30.50%) Agile Software Development
1 661 (30.50%) Risk Management
2 504 (23.26%) Wealth Management
3 425 (19.61%) Problem-Solving
4 360 (16.61%) Investment Management
5 293 (13.52%) Low Latency
6 279 (12.87%) Computer Science
7 235 (10.84%) Analytics
8 229 (10.57%) Strategic Thinking
9 226 (10.43%) Innovative Thinking
10 214 (9.88%) Asset Management
11 184 (8.49%) Project Management
12 182 (8.40%) Stakeholder Management
13 180 (8.31%) SDLC
14 175 (8.08%) TDD
15 156 (7.20%) ITIL
16 149 (6.88%) OO
17 144 (6.65%) Multithreading
18 139 (6.41%) Test Automation
19 136 (6.28%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 756 (34.89%) Java
2 634 (29.26%) SQL
3 385 (17.77%) C#
4 365 (16.84%) Python
5 350 (16.15%) JavaScript
6 229 (10.57%) C++
7 125 (5.77%) Perl
8 119 (5.49%) PowerShell
9 111 (5.12%) Java 8
10 103 (4.75%) Bash Shell
10 103 (4.75%) Scala
11 79 (3.65%) Ruby
12 73 (3.37%) R
13 69 (3.18%) PL/SQL
14 62 (2.86%) Korn
15 59 (2.72%) VBA
16 57 (2.63%) Bourne shell
17 49 (2.26%) Shell Script
18 44 (2.03%) C
19 40 (1.85%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 457 (21.09%) Degree
2 123 (5.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 90 (4.15%) CISSP
4 54 (2.49%) CISMP
4 54 (2.49%) CompTIA Security+
5 46 (2.12%) Master's Degree
6 34 (1.57%) GIAC
7 33 (1.52%) CISM
8 30 (1.38%) CEH
9 24 (1.11%) PMI Certification
10 23 (1.06%) MCSE
10 23 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
11 21 (0.97%) CISA
12 19 (0.88%) Numerate Degree
12 19 (0.88%) PMP
13 17 (0.78%) CRISC
13 17 (0.78%) PhD
14 16 (0.74%) ISTQB
15 14 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
16 13 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (5.03%) QA
2 72 (3.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 70 (3.23%) SLA
4 67 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 46 (2.12%) PMO
6 41 (1.89%) MiFID
7 20 (0.92%) Data Quality
8 15 (0.69%) GDPR
9 11 (0.51%) COBIT
9 11 (0.51%) IFRS
10 10 (0.46%) Dodd-Frank
11 9 (0.42%) FATCA
12 8 (0.37%) Solvency II
13 6 (0.28%) IFRS 9
14 5 (0.23%) PSD2
15 4 (0.18%) P3O
16 2 (0.092%) EMIR
16 2 (0.092%) ISO 20022
17 1 (0.046%) HL7
17 1 (0.046%) PMBOK
System Software
1 90 (4.15%) Active Directory
2 85 (3.92%) Docker
3 36 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
5 22 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
6 18 (0.83%) vSphere
7 10 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
8 8 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (0.28%) Snort
9 6 (0.28%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.23%) XenApp
11 4 (0.18%) HDFS
12 3 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 3 (0.14%) Hyper-V
12 3 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.092%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.046%) Apache Flume
14 1 (0.046%) Platform Symphony
14 1 (0.046%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 56 (2.58%) SCCM
2 44 (2.03%) Ansible
3 43 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
4 41 (1.89%) Kubernetes
5 24 (1.11%) Puppet
6 23 (1.06%) WSUS
7 19 (0.88%) IBM BigFix
8 15 (0.69%) Control-M
9 14 (0.65%) Nagios
9 14 (0.65%) Oozie
10 11 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
11 9 (0.42%) Cisco CUCM
11 9 (0.42%) ITRS Geneos
12 8 (0.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 8 (0.37%) Oracle ZFS
13 7 (0.32%) BladeLogic
13 7 (0.32%) Ganglia
13 7 (0.32%) NetBackup
14 6 (0.28%) Icinga
14 6 (0.28%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 236 (10.89%) Oracle
2 225 (10.38%) Microsoft
3 88 (4.06%) Bloomberg
4 78 (3.60%) Reuters
5 75 (3.46%) Sybase
6 71 (3.28%) Citrix
7 54 (2.49%) Tradeweb
8 51 (2.35%) FXall
9 50 (2.31%) Red Hat
10 49 (2.26%) MarketAxess
11 48 (2.22%) Cisco
12 47 (2.17%) Tableau
13 46 (2.12%) VMware
14 40 (1.85%) Calypso
15 38 (1.75%) Splunk
16 32 (1.48%) Apple
17 30 (1.38%) TIBCO
18 29 (1.34%) ServiceNow
19 24 (1.11%) Adobe
19 24 (1.11%) Google