Period
to 9 July 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 9 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Investment Banking
UK
6 months to
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 376 481 206
Rank change year-on-year +105 -275 -59
Permanent jobs citing Investment Banking 593 920 2,950
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 0.63% 1.66%
As % of the General category 1.92% 1.57% 3.84%
Number of salaries quoted 536 753 1,247
Median annual salary £85,000 £72,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.24% +3.57% +3.70%
10th Percentile £52,500 £41,250 £42,500
90th Percentile £127,500 £115,000 £111,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -15.38% +8.33% +17.07%

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 30,880 58,767 76,798
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.65% 39.93% 43.24%
Number of salaries quoted 23,686 44,324 59,085
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +6.80% +3.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,750 £29,000
90th Percentile £96,250 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £46,330 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.76% +2.96% +5.88%

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 9 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Investment Banking in the UK

Investment Banking
Top 10 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 9 July 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 +83 562 £85,000 +17.24% 64
London +36 543 £85,000 +17.24% 62
UK excluding London +224 48 £55,000 -15.38% 4
Work from Home +65 20 £72,500 +13.28% 3
Scotland +80 17 £47,500 -45.71%
South East +161 12 £64,000 -13.80%
Northern Ireland +30 11 £50,000 -9.09% 2
North of England +111 7 £62,000 -4.62% 1
North West +73 7 £62,000 -4.62% 1
Wales +19 1 £52,500 -4.55%

For the 6 months to 9 July 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.

1 593 (100.00%) Banking
2 403 (67.96%) Finance
3 308 (51.94%) Java
4 288 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
5 217 (36.59%) Front Office
6 190 (32.04%) Python
7 174 (29.34%) JavaScript
8 172 (29.01%) Fixed Income
9 169 (28.50%) AWS
10 165 (27.82%) AngularJS
11 159 (26.81%) Asset Management
12 157 (26.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 152 (25.63%) Derivative
14 150 (25.30%) Software Engineering
15 142 (23.95%) Web Services
16 141 (23.78%) React
17 136 (22.93%) Equities
18 135 (22.77%) DevOps
19 133 (22.43%) Hedge funds
20 130 (21.92%) SQL
20 130 (21.92%) Azure
21 128 (21.59%) Investment Management
22 112 (18.89%) Vue.js
23 105 (17.71%) Business Analysis
24 96 (16.19%) GCP
25 90 (15.18%) Portfolio Management
26 89 (15.01%) Google
27 86 (14.50%) TDD
28 81 (13.66%) Decision-Making
29 80 (13.49%) 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 30 (5.06%) Apache Spark
2 18 (3.04%) Tomcat
3 17 (2.87%) Confluence
4 14 (2.36%) Apache
4 14 (2.36%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (0.84%) IIS
5 5 (0.84%) MS Exchange
5 5 (0.84%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.51%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.34%) Camunda
7 2 (0.34%) Jupyter
7 2 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.34%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.34%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.17%) DataSynapse
8 1 (0.17%) Liferay
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.17%) SAS
Applications
1 17 (2.87%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.34%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.34%) Misys Opics
Cloud Services
1 169 (28.50%) AWS
2 130 (21.92%) Azure
3 96 (16.19%) GCP
4 15 (2.53%) Amazon S3
5 14 (2.36%) AWS Lambda
5 14 (2.36%) Serverless
6 13 (2.19%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (1.35%) Amazon ECS
7 8 (1.35%) Amazon SQS
7 8 (1.35%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 5 (0.84%) GitHub
8 5 (0.84%) SaaS
9 3 (0.51%) Office 365
9 3 (0.51%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.34%) AWS Fargate
10 2 (0.34%) Azure Machine Learning
10 2 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.34%) PaaS
11 1 (0.17%) Amazon EKS
11 1 (0.17%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.20%) Firewall
2 13 (2.19%) Network Security
3 9 (1.52%) TCP/IP
4 8 (1.35%) LAN
4 8 (1.35%) WAN
5 6 (1.01%) Skype
6 5 (0.84%) Cisco ISE
6 5 (0.84%) Unified Communications
7 4 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (0.67%) HTTP
7 4 (0.67%) Internet
8 3 (0.51%) BGP
8 3 (0.51%) DNS
8 3 (0.51%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 3 (0.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (0.51%) Multicast
8 3 (0.51%) SNMP
9 2 (0.34%) DHCP
9 2 (0.34%) FIX Connectivity
9 2 (0.34%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 39 (6.58%) NoSQL
3 31 (5.23%) MongoDB
4 26 (4.38%) Hadoop
5 17 (2.87%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (2.53%) Apache Cassandra
7 14 (2.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 12 (2.02%) SQL Server 2019
9 9 (1.52%) Relational Database
10 8 (1.35%) Amazon Redshift
10 8 (1.35%) Big Data
11 7 (1.18%) Oracle Database
12 6 (1.01%) Data Mining
12 6 (1.01%) MySQL
12 6 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
13 5 (0.84%) Hazelcast
13 5 (0.84%) KDB
14 4 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
14 4 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 52 (8.77%) RStudio
2 37 (6.24%) JIRA
3 35 (5.90%) Git (software)
4 30 (5.06%) Jenkins
5 19 (3.20%) Maven
6 13 (2.19%) TeamCity
7 12 (2.02%) Bitbucket
8 11 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (1.35%) GitLab
10 5 (0.84%) Gradle
11 4 (0.67%) Robot Framework
11 4 (0.67%) VersionOne
12 3 (0.51%) Subversion
12 3 (0.51%) Zephyr
13 2 (0.34%) Cucumber
14 1 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
14 1 (0.17%) Pylint
14 1 (0.17%) Selenium
14 1 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
14 1 (0.17%) Sourcetree
General
1 593 (100.00%) Banking
2 403 (67.96%) Finance
3 217 (36.59%) Front Office
4 25 (4.22%) Retail
5 17 (2.87%) Back Office
6 11 (1.85%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.69%) Games
7 10 (1.69%) Legal
8 6 (1.01%) Law
8 6 (1.01%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.84%) Marketing
10 2 (0.34%) Advertising
10 2 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.34%) Japanese Language
10 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.17%) Public Sector
11 1 (0.17%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 327 (55.14%) Developer
2 130 (21.92%) Java Developer
3 89 (15.01%) AWS Developer
4 77 (12.98%) AWS Engineer
5 72 (12.14%) Python Developer
6 63 (10.62%) Analyst
7 59 (9.95%) Python Engineer
7 59 (9.95%) Senior Developer
8 58 (9.78%) Front Office Developer
9 54 (9.11%) Java Engineer
10 48 (8.09%) Software Engineer
11 40 (6.75%) Developer/Software Engineer
12 37 (6.24%) Architect
13 35 (5.90%) JavaScript Developer
14 31 (5.23%) Senior Java Developer
15 30 (5.06%) Python Software Engineer
16 29 (4.89%) Business Analyst
17 28 (4.72%) Project Manager
18 27 (4.55%) AWS Software Engineer
19 25 (4.22%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (27.82%) AngularJS
2 142 (23.95%) Web Services
3 141 (23.78%) React
4 112 (18.89%) Vue.js
5 65 (10.96%) Spring
6 53 (8.94%) Node.js
7 52 (8.77%) .NET
8 37 (6.24%) REST
8 37 (6.24%) Spring Boot
9 36 (6.07%) J2EE
10 34 (5.73%) HTML
11 32 (5.40%) CSS
12 21 (3.54%) XML
13 20 (3.37%) .NET Framework
13 20 (3.37%) Kafka
13 20 (3.37%) RESTful
14 17 (2.87%) ASP.NET
14 17 (2.87%) Hibernate
14 17 (2.87%) JMS
15 16 (2.70%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 172 (29.01%) Fixed Income
2 157 (26.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 152 (25.63%) Derivative
4 136 (22.93%) Equities
5 133 (22.43%) Hedge funds
6 40 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
7 39 (6.58%) Market Risk
8 26 (4.38%) Greenfield Project
9 19 (3.20%) Virtual Team
10 14 (2.36%) Public Cloud
11 13 (2.19%) Algorithms
12 12 (2.02%) Tandem
13 11 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
13 11 (1.85%) OTC Derivatives
13 11 (1.85%) Reference Data
13 11 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
14 10 (1.69%) Credit Risk
14 10 (1.69%) Private Cloud
15 9 (1.52%) Blog
15 9 (1.52%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 53 (8.94%) Unix
2 45 (7.59%) Windows
3 42 (7.08%) Linux
4 15 (2.53%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.18%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.01%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.67%) Android
7 4 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.51%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.34%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.17%) AIX
10 1 (0.17%) Solaris
10 1 (0.17%) VMS
10 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 288 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (26.81%) Asset Management
3 150 (25.30%) Software Engineering
4 135 (22.77%) DevOps
5 128 (21.59%) Investment Management
6 105 (17.71%) Business Analysis
7 90 (15.18%) Portfolio Management
8 86 (14.50%) TDD
9 81 (13.66%) Decision-Making
10 67 (11.30%) Microservices
11 65 (10.96%) Computer Science
11 65 (10.96%) Scrum
12 56 (9.44%) Fintech
13 55 (9.27%) Problem-Solving
14 54 (9.11%) Front End Development
15 52 (8.77%) OO
16 47 (7.93%) BDD
17 38 (6.41%) Continuous Integration
17 38 (6.41%) Low Latency
18 36 (6.07%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 308 (51.94%) Java
2 190 (32.04%) Python
3 174 (29.34%) JavaScript
4 130 (21.92%) SQL
5 80 (13.49%) C#
6 41 (6.91%) Java 8
7 39 (6.58%) Kotlin
8 29 (4.89%) C++
8 29 (4.89%) PowerShell
9 22 (3.71%) TypeScript
10 20 (3.37%) Scala
11 17 (2.87%) R
11 17 (2.87%) T-SQL
12 16 (2.70%) Bash Shell
13 13 (2.19%) Shell Script
14 8 (1.35%) Apex Code
14 8 (1.35%) SOQL
15 7 (1.18%) PL/SQL
16 6 (1.01%) C
16 6 (1.01%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 63 (10.62%) Degree
2 35 (5.90%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (2.02%) Master's Degree
5 10 (1.69%) CCNA
6 7 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (1.01%) CCNP
7 6 (1.01%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.34%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.17%) CCIE
10 1 (0.17%) CompTIA Security+
10 1 (0.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.17%) MCSE
10 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.17%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.17%) PMP
10 1 (0.17%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.20%) QA
2 6 (1.01%) EMIR
2 6 (1.01%) SLA
3 2 (0.34%) COBIT
3 2 (0.34%) FINRA
4 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.17%) MiFID
System Software
1 31 (5.23%) Docker
2 11 (1.85%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.01%) vSphere
5 2 (0.34%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 24 (4.05%) Kubernetes
2 16 (2.70%) Ansible
3 14 (2.36%) Terraform
4 10 (1.69%) Puppet
5 4 (0.67%) Control-M
5 4 (0.67%) Icinga
6 2 (0.34%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.34%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (0.34%) Nessus
7 1 (0.17%) Consul
7 1 (0.17%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.17%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.17%) Mesos
7 1 (0.17%) Nagios
7 1 (0.17%) SCCM
7 1 (0.17%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 89 (15.01%) Google
2 49 (8.26%) Microsoft
3 30 (5.06%) Cisco
4 28 (4.72%) Oracle
5 13 (2.19%) VMware
6 11 (1.85%) Sybase
7 10 (1.69%) Murex
7 10 (1.69%) Sun
8 9 (1.52%) Bloomberg
9 8 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (1.18%) Palo Alto
10 7 (1.18%) Polycom
11 6 (1.01%) Citrix
11 6 (1.01%) F5
11 6 (1.01%) Splunk
12 5 (0.84%) CheckPoint
12 5 (0.84%) EMC
12 5 (0.84%) SmartStream
13 4 (0.67%) HP
13 4 (0.67%) ServiceNow