Period
to 27 January 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 27 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Investment Banking
UK
6 months to
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 420 450 297
Rank change year-on-year +30 -153 -163
Permanent jobs citing Investment Banking 418 763 1,698
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.61% 1.13%
As % of the General category 1.69% 1.53% 2.75%
Number of salaries quoted 395 685 1,184
Median annual salary £85,000 £75,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% +11.11% -3.57%
10th Percentile £55,000 £47,500 £40,000
90th Percentile £128,750 £133,750 £112,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -12.50%

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 24,757 49,803 61,750
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.93% 39.90% 41.22%
Number of salaries quoted 19,160 38,126 47,648
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £32,750 £31,250 £30,250
90th Percentile £95,188 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,250 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.58% +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 27 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Investment Banking in the UK

Investment Banking
Top 13 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 27 January 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 +46 397 £88,750 +14.52% 69
London +29 391 £90,000 +16.13% 67
Work from Home -44 33 £75,000 - 6
UK excluding London +186 21 £55,000 - 5
Scotland +39 12 £57,500 -14.81% 2
North of England +95 3 £55,000 - 1
Northern Ireland +7 3 £50,000 -9.09% 1
North West +69 2 £55,000 -
South East +139 1 £70,000 +43.59%
Wales +43 1 £45,000 -5.26%
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 £49,500 -
Midlands - 1 £49,500 -

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 418 (100.00%) Banking
2 229 (54.78%) Finance
3 223 (53.35%) Agile Software Development
4 198 (47.37%) Front Office
5 190 (45.45%) Java
6 153 (36.60%) Python
7 141 (33.73%) Fixed Income
8 124 (29.67%) Derivative
9 123 (29.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 116 (27.75%) JavaScript
10 116 (27.75%) Equities
11 107 (25.60%) Asset Management
12 105 (25.12%) Hedge funds
13 101 (24.16%) AngularJS
14 100 (23.92%) Investment Management
15 95 (22.73%) Analytics
15 95 (22.73%) React
16 90 (21.53%) SQL
17 88 (21.05%) AWS
18 85 (20.33%) Software Engineering
19 74 (17.70%) Machine Learning
20 68 (16.27%) Fintech
21 66 (15.79%) Web Services
22 62 (14.83%) Artificial Intelligence
23 56 (13.40%) Azure
24 54 (12.92%) Stakeholder Management
25 53 (12.68%) Scrum
25 53 (12.68%) DevOps
26 49 (11.72%) Vue.js
27 45 (10.77%) TypeScript

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 11 (2.63%) Confluence
2 10 (2.39%) Apache Spark
3 6 (1.44%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.96%) Apache
4 4 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.48%) Apache Airflow
5 2 (0.48%) Appian
5 2 (0.48%) Luigi
5 2 (0.48%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (1.91%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (4.78%) Loan IQ
2 2 (0.48%) Actimize
2 2 (0.48%) Eikon
3 1 (0.24%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.24%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.24%) SunGard Martini
3 1 (0.24%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 88 (21.05%) AWS
2 56 (13.40%) Azure
3 27 (6.46%) GCP
4 18 (4.31%) Serverless
5 17 (4.07%) Amazon EC2
6 15 (3.59%) Amazon S3
6 15 (3.59%) AWS Lambda
7 10 (2.39%) SaaS
8 9 (2.15%) Office 365
9 3 (0.72%) Amazon EMR
9 3 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.72%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.48%) Amazon ECS
10 2 (0.48%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.48%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.48%) GitHub
10 2 (0.48%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 2 (0.48%) Tricentis Tosca
11 1 (0.24%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.24%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.91%) Firewall
2 6 (1.44%) SSL
2 6 (1.44%) VPN
2 6 (1.44%) WAN
3 5 (1.20%) LAN
3 5 (1.20%) Wireshark
4 2 (0.48%) BGP
4 2 (0.48%) DNS
4 2 (0.48%) FTP
4 2 (0.48%) Multicast
4 2 (0.48%) OSPF
5 1 (0.24%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.24%) DHCP
5 1 (0.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (0.24%) HTTP
5 1 (0.24%) Internet
5 1 (0.24%) Intranet
5 1 (0.24%) Network Security
5 1 (0.24%) SNMP
5 1 (0.24%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 14 (3.35%) SQL Server
3 13 (3.11%) Hadoop
4 11 (2.63%) Big Data
5 9 (2.15%) NoSQL
6 8 (1.91%) KDB
6 8 (1.91%) MongoDB
7 7 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (1.44%) Data Mart
9 5 (1.20%) MySQL
9 5 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (1.20%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.96%) Amazon Redshift
10 4 (0.96%) Data Lake
10 4 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.72%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.72%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.48%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.48%) Cloud Spanner
12 2 (0.48%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 22 (5.26%) JIRA
2 20 (4.78%) Git (software)
3 17 (4.07%) Jenkins
4 13 (3.11%) Maven
5 7 (1.67%) Cucumber
6 6 (1.44%) Bitbucket
6 6 (1.44%) Selenium
6 6 (1.44%) TeamCity
7 5 (1.20%) Pylint
7 5 (1.20%) Sourcetree
8 4 (0.96%) GitLab
8 4 (0.96%) JUnit
8 4 (0.96%) Subversion
9 3 (0.72%) FitNesse
9 3 (0.72%) Robot Framework
10 2 (0.48%) HP UFT
10 2 (0.48%) Postman
10 2 (0.48%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.48%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 418 (100.00%) Banking
2 229 (54.78%) Finance
3 198 (47.37%) Front Office
4 26 (6.22%) Legal
5 22 (5.26%) Financial Institution
6 16 (3.83%) Back Office
7 13 (3.11%) Advertising
8 8 (1.91%) French Language
9 6 (1.44%) Law
9 6 (1.44%) Retail
10 5 (1.20%) International Banking
11 3 (0.72%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.48%) Billing
13 1 (0.24%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 204 (48.80%) Developer
2 68 (16.27%) Java Developer
3 55 (13.16%) Python Developer
4 53 (12.68%) Python Engineer
5 43 (10.29%) Software Engineer
6 40 (9.57%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 39 (9.33%) Analyst
8 38 (9.09%) Python Software Engineer
9 37 (8.85%) Senior Developer
10 35 (8.37%) Front Office Developer
11 33 (7.89%) JavaScript Developer
12 31 (7.42%) Architect
13 30 (7.18%) AWS Engineer
14 27 (6.46%) Business Analyst
14 27 (6.46%) Solutions Architect
15 25 (5.98%) Applications Engineer
15 25 (5.98%) Applications Support
15 25 (5.98%) Applications Support Engineer
15 25 (5.98%) AWS Developer
15 25 (5.98%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (24.16%) AngularJS
2 95 (22.73%) React
3 66 (15.79%) Web Services
4 49 (11.72%) Vue.js
5 39 (9.33%) Spring
6 28 (6.70%) .NET
7 26 (6.22%) HTML
8 20 (4.78%) Node.js
9 19 (4.55%) Middleware
10 18 (4.31%) Spring Boot
11 16 (3.83%) Kafka
12 12 (2.87%) CSS
12 12 (2.87%) FIX Protocol
13 11 (2.63%) Redux
14 9 (2.15%) .NET Core
14 9 (2.15%) J2EE
14 9 (2.15%) NgRx
14 9 (2.15%) Pandas
15 8 (1.91%) ASP.NET
15 8 (1.91%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 141 (33.73%) Fixed Income
2 124 (29.67%) Derivative
3 123 (29.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 116 (27.75%) Equities
5 105 (25.12%) Hedge funds
6 36 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
7 27 (6.46%) Market Risk
8 17 (4.07%) Blog
9 13 (3.11%) Robotics
10 12 (2.87%) Equity Derivative
11 11 (2.63%) Data Structures
12 10 (2.39%) Algorithms
12 10 (2.39%) Credit Risk
12 10 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (2.39%) User Experience
13 9 (2.15%) Greenfield Project
13 9 (2.15%) Management Information System
13 9 (2.15%) OTC Derivatives
14 7 (1.67%) Reference Data
14 7 (1.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (6.94%) Linux
2 25 (5.98%) Windows
3 23 (5.50%) Unix
4 9 (2.15%) Solaris
4 9 (2.15%) Windows 10
5 7 (1.67%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.20%) CoreOS
6 5 (1.20%) Windows XP
6 5 (1.20%) zOS
7 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (53.35%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (25.60%) Asset Management
3 100 (23.92%) Investment Management
4 95 (22.73%) Analytics
5 85 (20.33%) Software Engineering
6 74 (17.70%) Machine Learning
7 68 (16.27%) Fintech
8 62 (14.83%) Artificial Intelligence
9 54 (12.92%) Stakeholder Management
10 53 (12.68%) DevOps
10 53 (12.68%) Scrum
11 41 (9.81%) Waterfall
12 38 (9.09%) TDD
13 33 (7.89%) Multithreading
13 33 (7.89%) Project Management
14 32 (7.66%) Risk Management
15 29 (6.94%) Problem-Solving
16 25 (5.98%) Computer Science
16 25 (5.98%) Microservices
16 25 (5.98%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 190 (45.45%) Java
2 153 (36.60%) Python
3 116 (27.75%) JavaScript
4 90 (21.53%) SQL
5 45 (10.77%) TypeScript
6 42 (10.05%) C#
7 39 (9.33%) Kotlin
8 23 (5.50%) Java 8
9 22 (5.26%) C++
10 18 (4.31%) Scala
11 8 (1.91%) Erlang
11 8 (1.91%) ES6
12 7 (1.67%) PowerShell
13 6 (1.44%) VB
13 6 (1.44%) VBA
14 5 (1.20%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.20%) Perl
14 5 (1.20%) XAML
15 3 (0.72%) Ruby
16 2 (0.48%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (6.22%) Degree
2 15 (3.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (1.44%) CISSP
5 5 (1.20%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 5 (1.20%) CCSP
5 5 (1.20%) CISM
5 5 (1.20%) CREST Certified
5 5 (1.20%) GCFA
5 5 (1.20%) GCIA
5 5 (1.20%) GCIH
6 4 (0.96%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.72%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (0.48%) CCNP
9 1 (0.24%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.24%) CCNA
9 1 (0.24%) CRISC
9 1 (0.24%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.24%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (7.18%) EMIR
1 30 (7.18%) MiFID
2 26 (6.22%) Dodd-Frank
3 12 (2.87%) QA
4 6 (1.44%) COBIT
4 6 (1.44%) SLA
5 5 (1.20%) Data Quality
5 5 (1.20%) NIST
6 4 (0.96%) PMO
7 3 (0.72%) GDPR
8 1 (0.24%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.24%) ITGC
8 1 (0.24%) PSD2
8 1 (0.24%) TARGET2
System Software
1 18 (4.31%) Docker
2 13 (3.11%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.48%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (3.35%) Kubernetes
2 12 (2.87%) Ansible
3 11 (2.63%) Terraform
4 8 (1.91%) SCCM
5 6 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.44%) Puppet
6 5 (1.20%) CSIRT
7 2 (0.48%) Control-M
7 2 (0.48%) SCOM
7 2 (0.48%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.24%) Cacti
8 1 (0.24%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.24%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.24%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.24%) Rundeck
8 1 (0.24%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 37 (8.85%) Murex
2 27 (6.46%) Microsoft
3 18 (4.31%) Solace
4 15 (3.59%) Bloomberg
5 10 (2.39%) Oracle
6 9 (2.15%) Kofax
6 9 (2.15%) Splunk
7 8 (1.91%) Cisco
7 8 (1.91%) Google
7 8 (1.91%) Sophis
8 7 (1.67%) VMware
9 4 (0.96%) CyberArk
9 4 (0.96%) Fidessa
9 4 (0.96%) GoldenSource
9 4 (0.96%) Reuters
9 4 (0.96%) TIBCO
9 4 (0.96%) Varonis
9 4 (0.96%) Workday
10 3 (0.72%) FIS
10 3 (0.72%) Palo Alto