Investment Banking Jobs

Investment Banking
UK

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 cited Investment Banking over the 6 months leading up to 21 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
21 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 247 400 595
Rank change year-on-year +153 +195 -95
Permanent jobs citing Investment Banking 1,206 728 901
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.10% 0.79% 0.52%
As % of the General category 1.92% 1.17% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 588 589 532
10th Percentile £77,500 £60,000 £52,500
25th Percentile £90,000 £70,000 £61,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £120,000 £110,000 £82,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +33.33% -2.94%
75th Percentile £148,750 £135,000 £110,000
90th Percentile £165,000 £157,500 £130,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £85,000 £67,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +26.87% +11.67% -5.88%

All General Skills
UK

Investment Banking falls under the General Skills category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring common skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 62,940 62,359 112,899
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 57.28% 67.43% 65.34%
Number of salaries quoted 40,910 35,115 52,200
10th Percentile £27,500 £32,276 £32,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £42,874 £42,521
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.50% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £71,250 £81,250 £80,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £102,500 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% +5.26%

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 21 June 2024.

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 21 June 2024. 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
Jobs
England +98 866 £125,000 +13.64% 177
London +48 629 £130,000 +13.04% 140
UK excluding London +317 574 £85,000 +26.87% 57
Work from Home +119 443 £135,000 +22.73% 61
Scotland +115 336 £85,000 +21.43%
South West +140 224 - - 10
South East -26 5 £42,500 -61.36% 17
North of England 0 4 £110,000 +83.33% 14
North West -34 4 £110,000 +83.33% 13
West Midlands -17 2 £95,000 +80.09% 6
Midlands -44 2 £95,000 +80.09% 6
East of England - 2 £100,000 - 1
Northern Ireland -4 1 £65,000 +4.00% 1

Investment Banking
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 372 (30.85%) Apache
2 348 (28.86%) Apache Airflow
3 31 (2.57%) Confluence
4 22 (1.82%) GemFire
5 18 (1.49%) Microsoft Exchange
6 15 (1.24%) Cloud Foundry
7 14 (1.16%) Apache Spark
8 8 (0.66%) SharePoint
9 6 (0.50%) SAS
10 5 (0.41%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.25%) CMS
11 3 (0.25%) IIS
12 1 (0.083%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.083%) Documentum
12 1 (0.083%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 75 (6.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 72 (5.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 50 (4.15%) Microsoft Office
4 12 (1.00%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.083%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 14 (1.16%) Aladdin
Cloud Services
1 571 (47.35%) AWS
2 364 (30.18%) dbt
3 328 (27.20%) Snowflake
4 169 (14.01%) GCP
5 43 (3.57%) Azure
6 29 (2.40%) Power Platform
7 25 (2.07%) Amazon EC2
7 25 (2.07%) Google Play
8 24 (1.99%) Amazon ECS
8 24 (1.99%) Amazon EKS
9 9 (0.75%) Microsoft 365
10 7 (0.58%) GitHub
11 4 (0.33%) Firebase
11 4 (0.33%) Serverless
12 3 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (0.25%) Azure Data Factory
12 3 (0.25%) Azure DevOps
12 3 (0.25%) Datadog
12 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Purview
13 2 (0.17%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.24%) Firewall
2 10 (0.83%) DSL
2 10 (0.83%) Internet
3 8 (0.66%) Remote Desktop
3 8 (0.66%) VPN
4 6 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (0.41%) WAN
6 4 (0.33%) LAN
7 2 (0.17%) DHCP
7 2 (0.17%) DNS
8 1 (0.083%) HTTP
8 1 (0.083%) SD-WAN
8 1 (0.083%) SSH
8 1 (0.083%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 365 (30.27%) Apache Arrow
2 364 (30.18%) Dremio
3 357 (29.60%) Data Lake
4 348 (28.86%) Amazon Athena
4 348 (28.86%) Apache Ignite
5 62 (5.14%) Tableau
6 32 (2.65%) Big Data
7 29 (2.40%) MongoDB
7 29 (2.40%) Power BI
8 27 (2.24%) NoSQL
9 21 (1.74%) Apache Cassandra
9 21 (1.74%) CockroachDB
9 21 (1.74%) Hazelcast
10 18 (1.49%) MySQL
11 17 (1.41%) SQL Server
12 16 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
12 16 (1.33%) Relational Database
13 10 (0.83%) DB2
14 9 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
15 7 (0.58%) KDB
Development Applications
1 75 (6.22%) Cypress.io
2 73 (6.05%) JUnit
3 67 (5.56%) Selenium
4 63 (5.22%) WebDriver
5 60 (4.98%) Jasmine
5 60 (4.98%) Karma Test Runner
5 60 (4.98%) Protractor
6 33 (2.74%) Maven
7 25 (2.07%) Android Studio
8 21 (1.74%) Jaeger
9 20 (1.66%) Cucumber
10 19 (1.58%) Git
11 15 (1.24%) Jenkins
11 15 (1.24%) JIRA
12 11 (0.91%) GitLab
13 6 (0.50%) TeamCity
14 4 (0.33%) Crashlytics
15 3 (0.25%) FitNesse
15 3 (0.25%) Octopus Deploy
15 3 (0.25%) SonarQube
General
1 1,206 (100.00%) Banking
2 1,066 (88.39%) Finance
3 565 (46.85%) Law
4 561 (46.52%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 495 (41.04%) Front Office
6 176 (14.59%) Social Skills
7 144 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
8 96 (7.96%) Financial Institution
9 74 (6.14%) Marketing
10 57 (4.73%) Presentation Skills
11 50 (4.15%) Legal
12 28 (2.32%) Organisational Skills
13 25 (2.07%) Corporate Banking
14 24 (1.99%) Prime Brokerage
15 21 (1.74%) Games
16 19 (1.58%) French Language
17 15 (1.24%) Publishing
18 10 (0.83%) Influencing Skills
19 5 (0.41%) Documentation Skills
20 4 (0.33%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 495 (41.04%) Software Engineer
2 300 (24.88%) Lead
3 294 (24.38%) Java Engineer
4 287 (23.80%) Java Software Engineer
5 203 (16.83%) Senior
6 202 (16.75%) Developer
7 197 (16.33%) Analyst
8 186 (15.42%) Lead Software Engineer
9 171 (14.18%) Python Engineer
9 171 (14.18%) Python Software Engineer
10 169 (14.01%) AWS Engineer
10 169 (14.01%) AWS Software Engineer
11 126 (10.45%) Lead Java Engineer
12 119 (9.87%) Senior Software Engineer
13 94 (7.79%) Java Developer
14 91 (7.55%) Developer/Software Engineer
15 89 (7.38%) Architect
16 86 (7.13%) Software Developer
17 82 (6.80%) Lead Developer
18 81 (6.72%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 347 (28.77%) Pandas
2 346 (28.69%) gRPC
2 346 (28.69%) NumPy
2 346 (28.69%) Protocol Buffers
2 346 (28.69%) SciPy
3 173 (14.34%) Spring
4 150 (12.44%) React
5 107 (8.87%) Spring Boot
6 102 (8.46%) HTML
7 95 (7.88%) CSS
8 89 (7.38%) AngularJS
9 83 (6.88%) Kafka
10 65 (5.39%) JSON
11 62 (5.14%) Hibernate
12 61 (5.06%) J2EE
12 61 (5.06%) jQuery
12 61 (5.06%) Node.js
13 60 (4.98%) Jest
13 60 (4.98%) JMS
13 60 (4.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 448 (37.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 426 (35.32%) Fixed Income
3 410 (34.00%) Derivative
4 395 (32.75%) Hedge funds
5 388 (32.17%) Equities
6 155 (12.85%) Cloud Native
7 118 (9.78%) Algorithms
8 66 (5.47%) Product Ownership
9 64 (5.31%) Self-Motivation
10 63 (5.22%) Data Structures
11 48 (3.98%) Pricing Data
12 28 (2.32%) Management Information System
13 26 (2.16%) Public Cloud
14 25 (2.07%) Onboarding
15 23 (1.91%) Mobile App
16 22 (1.82%) Credit Risk
17 21 (1.74%) Replication
18 18 (1.49%) OTC Derivatives
19 16 (1.33%) Distributed Applications
19 16 (1.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 49 (4.06%) Windows
2 40 (3.32%) Linux
3 29 (2.40%) Android
4 19 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (1.58%) Windows Server
5 14 (1.16%) Unix
6 4 (0.33%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.33%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.25%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.17%) AIX
8 2 (0.17%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 808 (67.00%) Agile
2 703 (58.29%) Software Engineering
3 494 (40.96%) Asset Management
4 304 (25.21%) Investment Management
5 303 (25.12%) SDLC
6 274 (22.72%) CI/CD
7 269 (22.31%) Operational Stability
8 263 (21.81%) Machine Learning
9 257 (21.31%) Artificial Intelligence
10 205 (17.00%) Community of Practice
11 189 (15.67%) Problem-Solving
12 145 (12.02%) Line Management
13 136 (11.28%) Greeks
14 127 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
15 125 (10.36%) Visualisation
16 119 (9.87%) TDD
17 112 (9.29%) Analytics
18 110 (9.12%) Coaching
19 106 (8.79%) Multithreading
20 101 (8.37%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 668 (55.39%) Java
2 509 (42.21%) Python
3 490 (40.63%) JavaScript
4 431 (35.74%) TypeScript
5 192 (15.92%) SQL
6 36 (2.99%) C#
6 36 (2.99%) Groovy
7 35 (2.90%) Kotlin
8 24 (1.99%) Scala
9 23 (1.91%) Bash
9 23 (1.91%) Ruby
10 22 (1.82%) Perl
11 19 (1.58%) PowerShell
12 15 (1.24%) T-SQL
13 11 (0.91%) Korn
13 11 (0.91%) PL/SQL
14 8 (0.66%) R
15 6 (0.50%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.41%) C++
17 4 (0.33%) Swift
Qualifications
1 131 (10.86%) Degree
2 20 (1.66%) Master's Degree
3 16 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 12 (1.00%) MBA
5 6 (0.50%) Tableau Certification
6 4 (0.33%) Azure Certification
7 3 (0.25%) CISA
7 3 (0.25%) CISM
7 3 (0.25%) CISSP
7 3 (0.25%) PhD
8 2 (0.17%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.17%) CRISC
8 2 (0.17%) MCSA
8 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.17%) SAFe Agilist
9 1 (0.083%) CCAB
9 1 (0.083%) CFA
9 1 (0.083%) QiCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (12.27%) Data Quality
2 32 (2.65%) Accessibility
3 14 (1.16%) SLA
4 13 (1.08%) QA
5 5 (0.41%) SEPA
5 5 (0.41%) TARGET2
6 4 (0.33%) NIST
7 3 (0.25%) MiFID
8 2 (0.17%) EMIR
9 1 (0.083%) COBIT
9 1 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.083%) ITGC
9 1 (0.083%) PMO
System Software
1 25 (2.07%) Docker
2 9 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.66%) XenApp
3 8 (0.66%) XenDesktop
4 6 (0.50%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.17%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.17%) vSphere
6 1 (0.083%) GridGain
6 1 (0.083%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.083%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.083%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 36 (2.99%) Kubernetes
2 35 (2.90%) Grafana
3 29 (2.40%) Terraform
4 24 (1.99%) Prometheus
5 21 (1.74%) Ansible
5 21 (1.74%) HAProxy
5 21 (1.74%) ITRS Geneos
5 21 (1.74%) Kibana
5 21 (1.74%) Zipkin
6 16 (1.33%) Puppet
7 12 (1.00%) Graphite
8 11 (0.91%) Red Hat Satellite
9 7 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.33%) Control-M
11 2 (0.17%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.083%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 1 (0.083%) Microsoft Intune
12 1 (0.083%) PowerCLI
12 1 (0.083%) SCCM
12 1 (0.083%) SCOM
Vendors
1 99 (8.21%) Microsoft
2 48 (3.98%) Oracle
3 41 (3.40%) Bloomberg
4 37 (3.07%) Alteryx
5 35 (2.90%) Splunk
6 25 (2.07%) Google
7 24 (1.99%) Reuters
8 21 (1.74%) Dynatrace
9 19 (1.58%) Red Hat
10 16 (1.33%) Citrix
10 16 (1.33%) VMware
11 14 (1.16%) BISAM
11 14 (1.16%) Sybase
12 12 (1.00%) Cognos
12 12 (1.00%) Databricks
13 11 (0.91%) TOWER Software
14 9 (0.75%) ServiceNow
15 7 (0.58%) Fortinet
15 7 (0.58%) Pega
15 7 (0.58%) UiPath