Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Investment Banking
UK
6 months to
24 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 483 361 487
Rank change year-on-year -122 +126 -276
Permanent jobs citing Investment Banking 727 389 807
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.80% 0.59%
As % of the General category 0.98% 1.57% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 570 328 677
10th Percentile £49,875 £55,000 £47,500
25th Percentile £66,250 £68,750 £57,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £87,500 £90,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.78% +20.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £107,500 £110,250 £102,500
90th Percentile £120,125 £132,500 £118,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £54,250 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -1.36% - -

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 73,961 24,791 75,400
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 58.83% 50.73% 55.20%
Number of salaries quoted 45,232 20,004 57,733
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,750 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £56,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.68% +6.67% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 24 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Investment Banking in the UK

Investment Banking
Top 12 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 24 October 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 -108 716 £87,500 -2.78% 150
London -75 694 £90,000 - 135
Work from Home -221 86 £77,500 -16.22% 7
UK excluding London -249 26 £54,250 -1.36% 16
North West -84 9 £42,500 -27.35% 9
North of England -127 9 £42,500 -27.35% 11
Midlands -118 7 £60,000 +21.21% 2
West Midlands -100 6 £75,000 +51.52%
Scotland -86 5 £95,000 - 1
East of England - 3 £51,000 -
Northern Ireland -47 2 £68,750 +37.50%
East Midlands - 1 £42,500 - 2

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 727 (100.00%) Banking
2 455 (62.59%) Finance
3 276 (37.96%) Java
4 254 (34.94%) Agile Software Development
5 201 (27.65%) SQL
6 197 (27.10%) Social Skills
7 167 (22.97%) Azure
8 163 (22.42%) Front Office
9 158 (21.73%) Python
10 133 (18.29%) Degree
11 132 (18.16%) JavaScript
12 113 (15.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 113 (15.54%) Software Engineering
13 111 (15.27%) Derivative
14 106 (14.58%) Unix
14 106 (14.58%) Equities
15 103 (14.17%) C#
16 102 (14.03%) AWS
17 101 (13.89%) Spring
18 98 (13.48%) Computer Science
18 98 (13.48%) AngularJS
18 98 (13.48%) Fintech
19 97 (13.34%) SDLC
20 96 (13.20%) Linux
21 95 (13.07%) TDD
21 95 (13.07%) Problem-Solving
21 95 (13.07%) Full Stack Development
22 92 (12.65%) DevOps
23 91 (12.52%) Mathematics
24 90 (12.38%) Fixed Income

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 45 (6.19%) CMS
2 30 (4.13%) Apache Spark
3 21 (2.89%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (2.06%) Apache
5 11 (1.51%) Confluence
6 10 (1.38%) IBM HTTP Server
6 10 (1.38%) IIS
6 10 (1.38%) Oracle Coherence
7 9 (1.24%) Skype for Business
8 8 (1.10%) DataSynapse
9 7 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (0.96%) MS Exchange
10 6 (0.83%) Apache Pulsar
11 3 (0.41%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.28%) JBoss
12 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.28%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.14%) GemFire
13 1 (0.14%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.14%) Mule
Applications
1 24 (3.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (2.20%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (1.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.28%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.55%) Eikon
1 4 (0.55%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.41%) Misys Midas
3 2 (0.28%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 2 (0.28%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
4 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 167 (22.97%) Azure
2 102 (14.03%) AWS
3 65 (8.94%) GCP
4 64 (8.80%) GitHub
5 47 (6.46%) SaaS
6 23 (3.16%) OpenShift
7 17 (2.34%) Microsoft 365
8 16 (2.20%) npm
9 15 (2.06%) Amazon EC2
10 14 (1.93%) Amazon EMR
10 14 (1.93%) AWS Lambda
10 14 (1.93%) Serverless
10 14 (1.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 10 (1.38%) Power Platform
12 9 (1.24%) Amazon S3
13 8 (1.10%) Amazon Kinesis
13 8 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
14 6 (0.83%) PaaS
15 4 (0.55%) Azure Storage
15 4 (0.55%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.79%) FTP
1 13 (1.79%) VPN
2 11 (1.51%) DNS
2 11 (1.51%) TCP/IP
3 10 (1.38%) DHCP
3 10 (1.38%) Skype
4 8 (1.10%) LAN
5 7 (0.96%) HTTP
5 7 (0.96%) WAN
6 5 (0.69%) Wireshark
7 4 (0.55%) Internet
8 2 (0.28%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (0.28%) Firewall
8 2 (0.28%) WebEx
9 1 (0.14%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.14%) IPsec
9 1 (0.14%) NAS
9 1 (0.14%) SSL
9 1 (0.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (8.94%) Relational Database
2 61 (8.39%) NoSQL
3 55 (7.57%) MongoDB
4 53 (7.29%) Data Warehouse
5 45 (6.19%) SQL Server
6 38 (5.23%) Big Data
7 31 (4.26%) RDBMS
7 31 (4.26%) Tableau
8 29 (3.99%) PostgreSQL
9 27 (3.71%) DB2
10 26 (3.58%) Data Vault
11 20 (2.75%) Metadata
12 18 (2.48%) Hadoop
13 17 (2.34%) Data Mart
14 16 (2.20%) Oracle Database
15 14 (1.93%) Amazon RDS
16 12 (1.65%) KDB
16 12 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 12 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 11 (1.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 85 (11.69%) JIRA
2 76 (10.45%) Git (software)
3 47 (6.46%) Jenkins
4 42 (5.78%) Maven
5 40 (5.50%) IntelliJ
6 23 (3.16%) Gradle
7 22 (3.03%) Eclipse
8 21 (2.89%) Bitbucket Server
9 20 (2.75%) SonarQube
10 19 (2.61%) Artifactory
11 17 (2.34%) Bitbucket
12 8 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (0.69%) GitLab
14 4 (0.55%) Ant
14 4 (0.55%) JUnit
14 4 (0.55%) Subversion
14 4 (0.55%) TeamCity
15 3 (0.41%) Visual Studio
16 2 (0.28%) HP UFT
16 2 (0.28%) NetBeans
General
1 727 (100.00%) Banking
2 455 (62.59%) Finance
3 197 (27.10%) Social Skills
4 163 (22.42%) Front Office
5 44 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
6 33 (4.54%) Retail
7 29 (3.99%) Financial Institution
8 26 (3.58%) Back Office
9 17 (2.34%) Advertising
10 10 (1.38%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 10 (1.38%) Retail Banking
11 8 (1.10%) Corporate Banking
11 8 (1.10%) Private Banking
12 7 (0.96%) Influencing Skills
12 7 (0.96%) Presentation Skills
13 6 (0.83%) Games
13 6 (0.83%) Law
13 6 (0.83%) Legal
14 5 (0.69%) Telecoms
15 4 (0.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 337 (46.35%) Developer
2 132 (18.16%) Java Developer
3 125 (17.19%) Analyst
4 106 (14.58%) Senior Developer
5 62 (8.53%) Business Analyst
6 61 (8.39%) Software Engineer
7 46 (6.33%) Senior Java Developer
8 38 (5.23%) Full Stack Developer
9 30 (4.13%) C# Developer
9 30 (4.13%) Lead Developer
10 29 (3.99%) Applications Support
10 29 (3.99%) Data Analyst
10 29 (3.99%) Java Engineer
11 27 (3.71%) FX Business Analyst
11 27 (3.71%) Investment Banking Java Developer
12 26 (3.58%) Angular Developer
12 26 (3.58%) SQL Developer
13 25 (3.44%) Data Integration Analyst
13 25 (3.44%) Integration Analyst
13 25 (3.44%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (13.89%) Spring
2 98 (13.48%) AngularJS
3 86 (11.83%) Web Services
4 84 (11.55%) .NET
5 70 (9.63%) React
6 49 (6.74%) HTML
7 48 (6.60%) Kafka
7 48 (6.60%) REST
8 41 (5.64%) RESTful
9 38 (5.23%) .NET Framework
9 38 (5.23%) Spring Boot
10 37 (5.09%) ASP.NET Web API
11 32 (4.40%) Murex MxML
12 30 (4.13%) CSS
12 30 (4.13%) Middleware
13 25 (3.44%) HTML5
14 24 (3.30%) FIX Protocol
15 23 (3.16%) JSON
16 22 (3.03%) Angular 2
16 22 (3.03%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 113 (15.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 111 (15.27%) Derivative
3 106 (14.58%) Equities
4 90 (12.38%) Fixed Income
5 46 (6.33%) Market Risk
6 43 (5.91%) Blog
7 38 (5.23%) Credit Risk
8 30 (4.13%) Hedge funds
9 24 (3.30%) Data Structures
9 24 (3.30%) Equity Derivative
10 21 (2.89%) Greenfield Project
11 19 (2.61%) Video\Live Streaming
12 18 (2.48%) Virtual Team
13 16 (2.20%) Linux Command Line
14 15 (2.06%) Algorithms
14 15 (2.06%) Reference Data
15 14 (1.93%) Data Protection Act
15 14 (1.93%) Self-Motivation
16 13 (1.79%) Management Information System
17 11 (1.51%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 106 (14.58%) Unix
2 96 (13.20%) Linux
3 73 (10.04%) Windows
4 14 (1.93%) Windows Server
5 12 (1.65%) Windows 7
6 8 (1.10%) Windows 10
7 5 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.41%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.28%) Android
10 1 (0.14%) CentOS
10 1 (0.14%) Solaris
10 1 (0.14%) SUSE
10 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (34.94%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (15.54%) Software Engineering
3 98 (13.48%) Computer Science
3 98 (13.48%) Fintech
4 97 (13.34%) SDLC
5 95 (13.07%) Full Stack Development
5 95 (13.07%) Problem-Solving
5 95 (13.07%) TDD
6 92 (12.65%) DevOps
7 91 (12.52%) Mathematics
8 90 (12.38%) Scrum
9 88 (12.10%) Risk Management
10 85 (11.69%) Analytics
11 68 (9.35%) MVC
12 62 (8.53%) SOLID
13 58 (7.98%) Stakeholder Management
14 57 (7.84%) Continuous Integration
15 52 (7.15%) Asset Management
16 48 (6.60%) BDD
17 47 (6.46%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 276 (37.96%) Java
2 201 (27.65%) SQL
3 158 (21.73%) Python
4 132 (18.16%) JavaScript
5 103 (14.17%) C#
6 64 (8.80%) TypeScript
7 34 (4.68%) Shell Script
8 33 (4.54%) T-SQL
9 32 (4.40%) Perl
10 30 (4.13%) Bash Shell
11 27 (3.71%) C++
12 24 (3.30%) Scala
13 18 (2.48%) VBA
14 15 (2.06%) Kotlin
15 14 (1.93%) PowerShell
16 13 (1.79%) Java 8
17 12 (1.65%) C
18 6 (0.83%) Clojure
18 6 (0.83%) Erlang
19 5 (0.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 133 (18.29%) Degree
2 53 (7.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 47 (6.46%) Numerate Degree
4 10 (1.38%) A+ Certification
4 10 (1.38%) AWS Certification
4 10 (1.38%) Network+ Certification
5 9 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (0.96%) MCSE
7 4 (0.55%) ACCA
7 4 (0.55%) CIMA
8 3 (0.41%) CFA
8 3 (0.41%) ISEB
8 3 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.28%) MCP
9 2 (0.28%) PhD
10 1 (0.14%) CCNA
10 1 (0.14%) CISSP
10 1 (0.14%) MCSA
10 1 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.14%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.54%) QA
2 23 (3.16%) MiFID
3 21 (2.89%) EMIR
4 8 (1.10%) Data Quality
4 8 (1.10%) SLA
5 5 (0.69%) NIST
5 5 (0.69%) PMO
6 4 (0.55%) IFRS
6 4 (0.55%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.28%) COREP
8 1 (0.14%) COBIT
8 1 (0.14%) GDPR
8 1 (0.14%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 63 (8.67%) Docker
2 21 (2.89%) Virtual Machines
3 19 (2.61%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.14%) XenApp
5 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 46 (6.33%) Kubernetes
2 20 (2.75%) Ansible
2 20 (2.75%) Terraform
3 12 (1.65%) SCCM
4 10 (1.38%) Microsoft Intune
4 10 (1.38%) Oozie
5 9 (1.24%) Control-M
6 5 (0.69%) ITRS Geneos
7 4 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.55%) Puppet
8 3 (0.41%) Prometheus
8 3 (0.41%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.14%) Consul
9 1 (0.14%) CSIRT
9 1 (0.14%) Grafana
9 1 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.14%) Nessus
9 1 (0.14%) Nmap
9 1 (0.14%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 85 (11.69%) Oracle
2 60 (8.25%) Microsoft
3 52 (7.15%) Sybase
4 40 (5.50%) Bloomberg
5 33 (4.54%) Murex
6 27 (3.71%) Fidessa
7 26 (3.58%) Alteryx
8 25 (3.44%) Informatica
9 15 (2.06%) Google
10 12 (1.65%) Atlassian
10 12 (1.65%) Reuters
11 7 (0.96%) Citrix
12 6 (0.83%) Capita
12 6 (0.83%) ION Trading
12 6 (0.83%) Red Hat
13 5 (0.69%) Charles River
13 5 (0.69%) Cisco
13 5 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (0.69%) ServiceNow
13 5 (0.69%) Sun