Period
to 15 August 2018

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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Investment Banking
UK
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 208 76 297
Rank change year-on-year -132 +221 -75
Permanent jobs citing Investment Banking 2,842 6,841 2,240
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.68% 3.86% 1.13%
As % of the General category 4.05% 8.93% 2.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1,207 1,714 1,765
UK median annual salary £67,500 £70,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.57% +3.70% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
90th Percentile £111,250 £110,000 £105,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £56,250 £52,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% -8.70% +4.55%

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 70,177 76,590 86,947
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.38% 43.27% 43.82%
Number of salaries quoted 53,971 56,943 71,113
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £29,250 £28,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% - +2.35%

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 15 August 2018.

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 15 August 2018. 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 -125 2,767 £70,000 - 201
London -69 2,405 £70,000 -1.75% 180
UK excluding London +163 435 £56,250 +7.14% 32
North of England +201 313 £60,000 +26.32% 14
North West +171 310 £60,000 +26.32% 14
Scotland -22 58 £57,500 +9.52% 8
South East +8 22 £60,000 +26.32% 5
Midlands +4 18 £42,500 -27.66% 1
East Midlands +4 15 £47,500 -26.92% 1
Wales - 11 £40,000 -
Northern Ireland -3 5 £37,500 +9.49% 3
South West -40 5 £45,000 -14.29% 1
Yorkshire +28 3 £70,000 -
West Midlands +25 3 £40,000 -20.00%
East of England - 3 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, 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 2,842 (100.00%) Banking
2 2,090 (73.54%) Finance
3 1,294 (45.53%) Risk Management
4 1,239 (43.60%) Java
5 1,100 (38.71%) Problem-Solving
6 1,029 (36.21%) Investment Management
7 977 (34.38%) Low Latency
8 965 (33.95%) Financial Institution
9 958 (33.71%) Big Data
10 867 (30.51%) Innovative Thinking
11 864 (30.40%) Strategic Thinking
11 864 (30.40%) Cyberthreat
11 864 (30.40%) Agile Software Development
12 813 (28.61%) SQL
13 780 (27.45%) Analytical Skills
14 779 (27.41%) Degree
15 583 (20.51%) JavaScript
16 525 (18.47%) Front Office
17 520 (18.30%) Python
18 510 (17.95%) Wealth Management
19 483 (17.00%) C#
20 477 (16.78%) Computer Science
21 457 (16.08%) AngularJS
22 447 (15.73%) SDLC
23 429 (15.10%) Linux
24 411 (14.46%) OO
25 390 (13.72%) Analytics
26 389 (13.69%) Windows
27 382 (13.44%) Equities
28 374 (13.16%) 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
1 141 (4.96%) Apache Spark
2 96 (3.38%) Elasticsearch
3 64 (2.25%) Tomcat
4 54 (1.90%) Confluence
5 52 (1.83%) Apache
6 34 (1.20%) MS Exchange
7 33 (1.16%) SharePoint
8 23 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 18 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
9 18 (0.63%) WebLogic
10 14 (0.49%) CMS
10 14 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
11 13 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 13 (0.46%) JBoss
12 12 (0.42%) IIS
12 12 (0.42%) WebSphere
13 10 (0.35%) SAS
14 9 (0.32%) GemFire
15 8 (0.28%) Jetty
15 8 (0.28%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 117 (4.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 76 (2.67%) Microsoft Office
3 43 (1.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 30 (1.06%) MS Visio
5 28 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.070%) PrintSoft PReS
9 1 (0.035%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 35 (1.23%) thinkFolio
2 10 (0.35%) LatentZero
3 8 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.21%) Sentinel
5 5 (0.18%) Actimize
5 5 (0.18%) LongView
5 5 (0.18%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.14%) JDE OneWorld
6 4 (0.14%) Summit
6 4 (0.14%) Temenos T24
7 3 (0.11%) Endur
7 3 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.11%) WebTrends
8 2 (0.070%) Distributed Ledger
8 2 (0.070%) Eikon
8 2 (0.070%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.070%) Sonata
9 1 (0.035%) EQXanite
9 1 (0.035%) ION MarketView
9 1 (0.035%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 105 (3.69%) Amazon AWS
2 74 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (1.27%) Office 365
4 33 (1.16%) SaaS
5 32 (1.13%) npm
6 17 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (0.56%) PaaS
8 11 (0.39%) GitHub
8 11 (0.39%) OpenShift
8 11 (0.39%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 11 (0.39%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 7 (0.25%) Amazon Kinesis
9 7 (0.25%) BrowserStack
9 7 (0.25%) IaaS
9 7 (0.25%) Serverless
10 6 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.11%) Datadog
11 3 (0.11%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 77 (2.71%) Firewall
2 73 (2.57%) TCP/IP
3 60 (2.11%) LAN
4 53 (1.86%) WAN
5 42 (1.48%) DNS
6 38 (1.34%) DHCP
7 36 (1.27%) Internet
8 24 (0.84%) BGP
9 23 (0.81%) Cisco Nexus
10 22 (0.77%) MPLS
11 21 (0.74%) HTTP
11 21 (0.74%) Multicast
12 17 (0.60%) OSPF
12 17 (0.60%) Wireless
13 16 (0.56%) NetScaler
14 15 (0.53%) Cisco IOS
14 15 (0.53%) Ethernet
14 15 (0.53%) Network Security
14 15 (0.53%) SNMP
15 13 (0.46%) Quagga
Database & Business Intelligence
1 958 (33.71%) Big Data
2 295 (10.38%) SQL Server
3 262 (9.22%) Relational Database
4 205 (7.21%) NoSQL
5 196 (6.90%) MongoDB
6 157 (5.52%) Hadoop
7 138 (4.86%) DB2
8 103 (3.62%) RDBMS
9 67 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
10 54 (1.90%) Oracle Database
11 50 (1.76%) Data Lake
12 37 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 36 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
14 34 (1.20%) Blockchain
14 34 (1.20%) MemSQL
15 32 (1.13%) MySQL
15 32 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 32 (1.13%) Sybase ASE
16 26 (0.91%) Apache Hive
17 24 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 125 (4.40%) Maven
2 121 (4.26%) JIRA
3 111 (3.91%) Jenkins
4 93 (3.27%) Git (software)
5 92 (3.24%) JUnit
6 58 (2.04%) Subversion
7 52 (1.83%) Cucumber
7 52 (1.83%) Gradle
8 37 (1.30%) TeamCity
9 35 (1.23%) Eclipse
10 30 (1.06%) Selenium
11 27 (0.95%) Jasmine
11 27 (0.95%) Visual Studio
12 25 (0.88%) Mockito
13 22 (0.77%) Ant
14 21 (0.74%) FitNesse
15 20 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 20 (0.70%) Karma Test Runner
16 19 (0.67%) gulp
16 19 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2,842 (100.00%) Banking
2 2,090 (73.54%) Finance
3 965 (33.95%) Financial Institution
4 525 (18.47%) Front Office
5 338 (11.89%) Law
6 91 (3.20%) Legal
7 67 (2.36%) Back Office
8 66 (2.32%) Retail
9 55 (1.94%) Marketing
10 42 (1.48%) Retail Banking
11 30 (1.06%) Corporate Banking
12 26 (0.91%) French Language
13 25 (0.88%) German Language
14 24 (0.84%) Italian Language
15 22 (0.77%) Multimedia
16 20 (0.70%) Telecoms
17 17 (0.60%) Advertising
18 14 (0.49%) Prime Brokerage
19 13 (0.46%) Electronics
20 12 (0.42%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 1,049 (36.91%) Developer
2 371 (13.05%) Java Developer
3 355 (12.49%) Analyst
4 168 (5.91%) Business Analyst
5 162 (5.70%) C# Developer
6 113 (3.98%) Software Engineer
7 101 (3.55%) Platform Engineer
8 99 (3.48%) Architect
9 98 (3.45%) .NET Developer
10 90 (3.17%) Senior Developer
11 82 (2.89%) Applications Support
12 81 (2.85%) Investment Banking Java Developer
13 79 (2.78%) Banking Analyst
13 79 (2.78%) Project Manager
14 75 (2.64%) Support Engineer
15 74 (2.60%) Consultant
15 74 (2.60%) Junior
16 62 (2.18%) C++ Developer
17 61 (2.15%) Desktop Support
18 59 (2.08%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 457 (16.08%) AngularJS
2 307 (10.80%) .NET
3 296 (10.42%) HTML
4 258 (9.08%) Spring
5 255 (8.97%) RESTful
6 239 (8.41%) React
7 197 (6.93%) Kafka
8 176 (6.19%) Web Services
9 165 (5.81%) HTML5
10 144 (5.07%) CSS
11 135 (4.75%) REST
12 123 (4.33%) .NET Framework
13 109 (3.84%) ASP.NET
14 107 (3.76%) WPF
15 103 (3.62%) Node.js
15 103 (3.62%) WCF
16 102 (3.59%) RabbitMQ
17 98 (3.45%) XML
18 95 (3.34%) Middleware
19 84 (2.96%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 864 (30.40%) Cyberthreat
2 780 (27.45%) Analytical Skills
3 477 (16.78%) Computer Science
4 382 (13.44%) Equities
5 359 (12.63%) Fixed Income
6 295 (10.38%) Derivative
7 254 (8.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 223 (7.85%) Fintech
9 209 (7.35%) Hedge funds
10 195 (6.86%) Algorithms
11 163 (5.74%) Self-Motivation
12 155 (5.45%) Data Structures
13 126 (4.43%) Management Information System
14 97 (3.41%) Greenfield Project
15 96 (3.38%) User Experience
15 96 (3.38%) Virtual Team
16 82 (2.89%) Data Centre
17 72 (2.53%) Data Protection Act
18 68 (2.39%) Analytical Mindset
19 62 (2.18%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 429 (15.10%) Linux
2 389 (13.69%) Windows
3 359 (12.63%) Unix
4 87 (3.06%) Windows Server
5 50 (1.76%) Windows 10
6 48 (1.69%) Apple iOS
7 45 (1.58%) Windows 7
8 39 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 29 (1.02%) Mac OS X
9 29 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 28 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
11 26 (0.91%) Android
12 13 (0.46%) Solaris
13 4 (0.14%) AIX
14 3 (0.11%) CentOS
14 3 (0.11%) Fedora
14 3 (0.11%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.11%) SUSE
14 3 (0.11%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.070%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,294 (45.53%) Risk Management
2 1,100 (38.71%) Problem-Solving
3 1,029 (36.21%) Investment Management
4 977 (34.38%) Low Latency
5 867 (30.51%) Innovative Thinking
6 864 (30.40%) Agile Software Development
6 864 (30.40%) Strategic Thinking
7 510 (17.95%) Wealth Management
8 447 (15.73%) SDLC
9 411 (14.46%) OO
10 390 (13.72%) Analytics
11 368 (12.95%) TDD
12 290 (10.20%) Project Management
13 253 (8.90%) Software Engineering
14 221 (7.78%) Test Automation
15 204 (7.18%) Stakeholder Management
16 195 (6.86%) Open Source
17 193 (6.79%) Mathematics
18 177 (6.23%) Asset Management
18 177 (6.23%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1,239 (43.60%) Java
2 813 (28.61%) SQL
3 583 (20.51%) JavaScript
4 520 (18.30%) Python
5 483 (17.00%) C#
6 374 (13.16%) C++
7 202 (7.11%) Perl
8 179 (6.30%) Scala
9 152 (5.35%) Java 8
10 133 (4.68%) Shell Script
11 110 (3.87%) C
12 109 (3.84%) PowerShell
13 100 (3.52%) Bash Shell
14 49 (1.72%) Ruby
15 47 (1.65%) R
15 47 (1.65%) TypeScript
16 45 (1.58%) PL/SQL
17 42 (1.48%) Korn
17 42 (1.48%) VBA
18 27 (0.95%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 779 (27.41%) Degree
2 224 (7.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 115 (4.05%) CISSP
4 110 (3.87%) Master's Degree
5 56 (1.97%) CISMP
5 56 (1.97%) CompTIA Security+
6 46 (1.62%) CISM
7 36 (1.27%) PMI Certification
8 33 (1.16%) GIAC
8 33 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
9 30 (1.06%) MCSE
10 29 (1.02%) CEH
11 27 (0.95%) CISA
12 25 (0.88%) PhD
13 24 (0.84%) Numerate Degree
14 23 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
14 23 (0.81%) CRISC
14 23 (0.81%) PMP
15 19 (0.67%) CCNA
16 16 (0.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (5.35%) QA
2 87 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 73 (2.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 68 (2.39%) MiFID
5 62 (2.18%) SLA
6 37 (1.30%) PMO
7 17 (0.60%) COBIT
8 15 (0.53%) Data Quality
9 13 (0.46%) GDPR
10 7 (0.25%) EMIR
11 6 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
11 6 (0.21%) PCI DSS
11 6 (0.21%) PSD2
12 5 (0.18%) GCP
13 4 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 3 (0.11%) COSO
14 3 (0.11%) IFRS
14 3 (0.11%) IFRS 9
15 2 (0.070%) PMBOK
16 1 (0.035%) UCITS
System Software
1 102 (3.59%) Active Directory
2 97 (3.41%) Docker
3 32 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
5 28 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
6 18 (0.63%) vSphere
7 17 (0.60%) HDFS
7 17 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
8 11 (0.39%) Hyper-V
9 9 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
10 8 (0.28%) XenDesktop
11 7 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 6 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.14%) VirtualBox
13 4 (0.14%) XenApp
14 3 (0.11%) Terminal Server
15 1 (0.035%) Apache Flume
15 1 (0.035%) Snort
15 1 (0.035%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 1 (0.035%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 65 (2.29%) SCCM
2 61 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
3 37 (1.30%) Kubernetes
4 35 (1.23%) Ansible
5 34 (1.20%) Puppet
6 31 (1.09%) WSUS
7 28 (0.99%) Control-M
8 21 (0.74%) ITRS Geneos
9 15 (0.53%) IBM BigFix
9 15 (0.53%) Kibana
10 12 (0.42%) CFEngine
10 12 (0.42%) Salt
11 10 (0.35%) Terraform
11 10 (0.35%) WMI
12 8 (0.28%) HP Fortify
12 8 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
12 8 (0.28%) Mesos
12 8 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 8 (0.28%) Oracle ZFS
12 8 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 271 (9.54%) Oracle
2 255 (8.97%) Microsoft
3 245 (8.62%) Sybase
4 68 (2.39%) Bloomberg
4 68 (2.39%) Citrix
5 51 (1.79%) Splunk
6 46 (1.62%) Reuters
7 45 (1.58%) Cisco
7 45 (1.58%) Tableau
8 43 (1.51%) VMware
9 36 (1.27%) Tradeweb
10 34 (1.20%) FXall
11 32 (1.13%) IBM
11 32 (1.13%) Red Hat
12 31 (1.09%) Calypso
12 31 (1.09%) Charles River
13 30 (1.06%) Apple
14 29 (1.02%) MarketAxess
15 28 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
15 28 (0.99%) TIBCO