Period
to 26 June 2019

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 26 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Investment Banking
UK
6 months to
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 475 218 171
Rank change year-on-year -257 -47 +124
Permanent jobs citing Investment Banking 888 2,815 3,659
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 1.61% 2.11%
As % of the General category 1.62% 3.90% 5.01%
Number of salaries quoted 725 1,203 1,732
UK median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.70% -
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £36,750
90th Percentile £115,000 £112,500 £107,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £51,250
% change year-on-year +8.33% +17.07% -10.87%

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 54,867 72,238 73,045
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.98% 41.40% 42.07%
Number of salaries quoted 41,201 55,911 57,180
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £29,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% +4.65% -

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019. 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 -248 860 £70,000 - 61
London -145 804 £72,500 +3.57% 58
UK excluding London -261 84 £65,000 +8.33% 4
North of England -197 39 £65,000 +8.33% 1
North West -166 38 £65,000 +8.33% 1
Scotland -29 19 £87,500 +52.17% 1
Midlands +3 11 £92,500 +80.49%
East Midlands +17 9 - -
Wales +2 5 £55,000 +37.50%
Northern Ireland -26 4 £55,000 +46.67%
South East +4 3 £74,250 +6.07% 1
West Midlands +30 2 £92,500 +131.25%
South West +22 2 £42,500 -29.17% 1
Yorkshire +8 1 £57,500 -17.86%
East of England - 1 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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.

1 888 (100.00%) Banking
2 546 (61.49%) Finance
3 354 (39.86%) Agile Software Development
4 338 (38.06%) SQL
5 298 (33.56%) Java
6 248 (27.93%) Front Office
7 193 (21.73%) Fixed Income
8 182 (20.50%) Degree
9 176 (19.82%) C#
10 158 (17.79%) Equities
11 147 (16.55%) Derivative
12 145 (16.33%) .NET
13 140 (15.77%) Unix
14 139 (15.65%) Python
15 137 (15.43%) SQL Server
16 130 (14.64%) Computer Science
17 122 (13.74%) JavaScript
18 120 (13.51%) Oracle
18 120 (13.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 110 (12.39%) Asset Management
20 103 (11.60%) Multithreading
20 103 (11.60%) Problem-Solving
21 102 (11.49%) AngularJS
22 100 (11.26%) Microsoft
23 96 (10.81%) Wealth Management
24 94 (10.59%) Hedge funds
25 92 (10.36%) Linux
26 84 (9.46%) Windows
26 84 (9.46%) Analytics
27 83 (9.35%) 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 36 (4.05%) Apache Spark
2 32 (3.60%) Elasticsearch
3 14 (1.58%) SharePoint
4 12 (1.35%) Confluence
4 12 (1.35%) Tomcat
5 9 (1.01%) Apache
5 9 (1.01%) WebSphere
6 8 (0.90%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.45%) CMS
7 4 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.34%) GlassFish
8 3 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.23%) DataSynapse
9 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.23%) IIS
9 2 (0.23%) JCAPS
9 2 (0.23%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.23%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (0.23%) SAS
Applications
1 36 (4.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.34%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.11%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 7 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (0.79%) thinkFolio
2 3 (0.34%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.23%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.11%) BASE24
4 1 (0.11%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.11%) Front Arena
4 1 (0.11%) Misys Opics
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 73 (8.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (6.87%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (1.35%) Power Platform
4 10 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (0.90%) OpenShift
6 7 (0.79%) GitHub
7 6 (0.68%) Office 365
7 6 (0.68%) SaaS
8 5 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 5 (0.56%) Datadog
8 5 (0.56%) Stackdriver
9 3 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.34%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.34%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 3 (0.34%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 2 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.23%) Route 53
11 1 (0.11%) AWS Fargate
11 1 (0.11%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.15%) FIX Connectivity
2 24 (2.70%) DNS
3 16 (1.80%) Firewall
4 11 (1.24%) Internet
4 11 (1.24%) TCP/IP
5 10 (1.13%) SAN
6 6 (0.68%) HTTP
7 4 (0.45%) LAN
7 4 (0.45%) VLAN
7 4 (0.45%) WAN
8 2 (0.23%) IP Telephony
8 2 (0.23%) Multicast
8 2 (0.23%) PBX
9 1 (0.11%) ATM
9 1 (0.11%) DHCP
9 1 (0.11%) Extranet
9 1 (0.11%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.11%) tcpdump
9 1 (0.11%) Wireless
9 1 (0.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (15.43%) SQL Server
2 70 (7.88%) Data Warehouse
3 60 (6.76%) Oracle Database
4 48 (5.41%) Big Data
5 45 (5.07%) Relational Database
6 37 (4.17%) NoSQL
7 36 (4.05%) RDBMS
7 36 (4.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 36 (4.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 26 (2.93%) Hadoop
9 25 (2.82%) Oracle Database 11g
10 24 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
11 18 (2.03%) Blockchain
12 17 (1.91%) Impala
13 16 (1.80%) Apache Hive
14 14 (1.58%) Data Mining
14 14 (1.58%) MySQL
14 14 (1.58%) Oracle Reports
15 13 (1.46%) Neo4j
15 13 (1.46%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 46 (5.18%) Jenkins
2 43 (4.84%) Git (software)
3 31 (3.49%) JIRA
4 28 (3.15%) Maven
5 26 (2.93%) Cucumber
6 20 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 19 (2.14%) Selenium
8 17 (1.91%) JUnit
9 16 (1.80%) TeamCity
10 10 (1.13%) Visual Studio
11 8 (0.90%) Subversion
11 8 (0.90%) webpack
12 7 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (0.68%) Bitbucket
13 6 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
13 6 (0.68%) WebDriver
14 5 (0.56%) JMeter
14 5 (0.56%) LoadRunner
15 4 (0.45%) Ant
15 4 (0.45%) Xcode
General
1 888 (100.00%) Banking
2 546 (61.49%) Finance
3 248 (27.93%) Front Office
4 57 (6.42%) Back Office
5 39 (4.39%) Financial Institution
6 26 (2.93%) Law
7 21 (2.36%) Legal
8 20 (2.25%) Retail
9 8 (0.90%) Marketing
10 6 (0.68%) Corporate Banking
10 6 (0.68%) French Language
10 6 (0.68%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.56%) German Language
11 5 (0.56%) Italian Language
11 5 (0.56%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.23%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.23%) Prime Brokerage
13 1 (0.11%) Advertising
13 1 (0.11%) Publishing
13 1 (0.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 398 (44.82%) Developer
2 159 (17.91%) Analyst
3 133 (14.98%) Java Developer
4 80 (9.01%) C# Developer
5 79 (8.90%) Business Analyst
6 66 (7.43%) .NET Developer
7 65 (7.32%) Applications Support
8 58 (6.53%) Banking Analyst
9 52 (5.86%) Investment Banking Java Developer
9 52 (5.86%) Senior Developer
10 50 (5.63%) SQL Developer
11 48 (5.41%) Front Office Developer
12 40 (4.50%) Support Engineer
13 39 (4.39%) Architect
13 39 (4.39%) Graduate
14 38 (4.28%) Graduate Developer
15 37 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
16 35 (3.94%) Applications Engineer
16 35 (3.94%) Applications Support Engineer
17 34 (3.83%) Graduate .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (16.33%) .NET
2 102 (11.49%) AngularJS
3 83 (9.35%) HTML
4 69 (7.77%) CSS
5 66 (7.43%) ASP.NET
6 53 (5.97%) FIX Protocol
7 52 (5.86%) .NET Framework
8 48 (5.41%) Spring
9 47 (5.29%) React
10 41 (4.62%) ASP.NET Web API
11 36 (4.05%) ASP.NET MVC
12 34 (3.83%) RabbitMQ
13 33 (3.72%) WPF
14 31 (3.49%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 29 (3.27%) HTML5
16 27 (3.04%) WinForms
17 25 (2.82%) Web Services
18 24 (2.70%) RESTful
18 24 (2.70%) WCF
18 24 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 193 (21.73%) Fixed Income
2 158 (17.79%) Equities
3 147 (16.55%) Derivative
4 120 (13.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 94 (10.59%) Hedge funds
6 63 (7.09%) Greenfield Project
7 59 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
8 55 (6.19%) Credit Risk
9 49 (5.52%) Market Risk
10 32 (3.60%) Tandem
11 27 (3.04%) Virtual Team
12 25 (2.82%) Algorithms
13 24 (2.70%) Equity Derivative
13 24 (2.70%) Linux Command Line
13 24 (2.70%) OTC Derivatives
14 23 (2.59%) Self-Motivation
14 23 (2.59%) User Experience
15 16 (1.80%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 15 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
17 14 (1.58%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 140 (15.77%) Unix
2 92 (10.36%) Linux
3 84 (9.46%) Windows
4 20 (2.25%) Windows Server
5 12 (1.35%) Windows 7
6 11 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (1.13%) Solaris
7 10 (1.13%) Windows 10
8 6 (0.68%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.11%) AIX
10 1 (0.11%) Android
10 1 (0.11%) CentOS
10 1 (0.11%) Fedora
10 1 (0.11%) HPUX
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 354 (39.86%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (14.64%) Computer Science
3 110 (12.39%) Asset Management
4 103 (11.60%) Multithreading
4 103 (11.60%) Problem-Solving
5 96 (10.81%) Wealth Management
6 84 (9.46%) Analytics
7 80 (9.01%) Investment Management
8 79 (8.90%) DevOps
9 76 (8.56%) TDD
10 75 (8.45%) Software Engineering
11 73 (8.22%) Risk Management
12 71 (8.00%) Fintech
13 65 (7.32%) Mathematics
14 62 (6.98%) Microservices
14 62 (6.98%) Scrum
15 58 (6.53%) Test Automation
16 55 (6.19%) MVC
16 55 (6.19%) Stakeholder Management
17 53 (5.97%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 338 (38.06%) SQL
2 298 (33.56%) Java
3 176 (19.82%) C#
4 139 (15.65%) Python
5 122 (13.74%) JavaScript
6 83 (9.35%) C++
7 48 (5.41%) Scala
8 44 (4.95%) Java 8
9 39 (4.39%) PL/SQL
10 35 (3.94%) VBA
11 32 (3.60%) R
12 30 (3.38%) T-SQL
13 25 (2.82%) PowerShell
13 25 (2.82%) Shell Script
14 24 (2.70%) Bash Shell
15 17 (1.91%) MATLAB
15 17 (1.91%) Perl
16 15 (1.69%) C
17 14 (1.58%) TypeScript
18 11 (1.24%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 182 (20.50%) Degree
2 55 (6.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (1.46%) CFA
3 13 (1.46%) PhD
4 7 (0.79%) Numerate Degree
5 6 (0.68%) Master's Degree
6 4 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.34%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.23%) CISSP
8 2 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.23%) MBA
8 2 (0.23%) MCSE
8 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.11%) CISM
9 1 (0.11%) CRISC
9 1 (0.11%) GIAC
9 1 (0.11%) ISEB
9 1 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.11%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (5.63%) QA
2 21 (2.36%) Data Quality
3 18 (2.03%) MiFID
4 12 (1.35%) Basel III
5 11 (1.24%) CRD IV
6 10 (1.13%) EMIR
6 10 (1.13%) PMO
7 6 (0.68%) SLA
8 5 (0.56%) GDPR
9 4 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (0.34%) IFRS
11 2 (0.23%) FATCA
11 2 (0.23%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.11%) COBIT
12 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 46 (5.18%) Docker
2 22 (2.48%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.13%) Cronacle
4 9 (1.01%) Oracle RAC
4 9 (1.01%) Veritas File System
4 9 (1.01%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 9 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.90%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.11%) Gluster
8 1 (0.11%) HDFS
8 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.11%) XenApp
8 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 37 (4.17%) Kubernetes
2 34 (3.83%) Ansible
2 34 (3.83%) Nagios
3 28 (3.15%) Icinga
4 27 (3.04%) ZABBIX
5 17 (1.91%) Terraform
6 15 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (1.69%) Puppet
7 13 (1.46%) Control-M
8 12 (1.35%) Oozie
9 11 (1.24%) SCCM
10 8 (0.90%) SCOM
11 6 (0.68%) Marathon
12 5 (0.56%) ITRS Geneos
12 5 (0.56%) logstash
13 3 (0.34%) NetBackup
14 2 (0.23%) AirWatch
14 2 (0.23%) Data Guard
14 2 (0.23%) Netcool
15 1 (0.11%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 120 (13.51%) Oracle
2 100 (11.26%) Microsoft
3 30 (3.38%) Bloomberg
3 30 (3.38%) SolarWinds
4 23 (2.59%) Calypso
4 23 (2.59%) VMware
5 22 (2.48%) Tableau
6 20 (2.25%) Fidessa
7 19 (2.14%) Splunk
8 16 (1.80%) Red Hat
9 14 (1.58%) Reuters
10 13 (1.46%) Sybase
11 12 (1.35%) Cisco
12 10 (1.13%) Citrix
12 10 (1.13%) TIBCO
13 9 (1.01%) ServiceNow
13 9 (1.01%) Veritas
14 8 (0.90%) Informatica
15 7 (0.79%) Charles River
15 7 (0.79%) MarketAxess