Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Investment Banking
UK
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 228 172 292
Rank change year-on-year -56 +120 -55
Permanent jobs citing Investment Banking 2,657 3,527 2,306
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.54% 2.05% 1.15%
As % of the General category 3.74% 4.88% 2.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1,189 1,748 1,782
UK median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% - +3.85%
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,750 £40,000
90th Percentile £112,500 £105,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +14.29% -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 71,002 72,260 87,973
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.24% 41.99% 44.06%
Number of salaries quoted 55,147 56,635 71,471
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,554 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.75% -1.04% +1.18%

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 -55 2,575 £70,000 +3.70% 256
London -39 2,207 £70,000 +3.70% 241
UK excluding London +206 446 £60,000 +14.29% 28
North of England +205 307 £60,000 +33.33% 11
North West +170 299 £60,000 +33.33% 11
Scotland -37 58 £57,500 - 6
Midlands +23 31 £52,500 -12.50% 1
East Midlands +16 28 £56,250 -6.25% 1
South East +2 25 £70,000 +47.37% 1
Wales +31 16 £40,000 - 4
Northern Ireland +6 5 £37,500 - 3
North East - 5 £67,500 -
South West -21 4 £60,000 +20.00% 2
Yorkshire +25 3 £70,000 -
West Midlands +12 3 £40,000 -31.91%

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 2,657 (100.00%) Banking
2 2,024 (76.18%) Finance
3 1,118 (42.08%) Java
4 1,109 (41.74%) Risk Management
5 939 (35.34%) Problem-Solving
6 863 (32.48%) Investment Management
7 830 (31.24%) Agile Software Development
8 795 (29.92%) Financial Institution
9 790 (29.73%) Low Latency
10 784 (29.51%) Big Data
11 768 (28.90%) SQL
12 743 (27.96%) Degree
13 696 (26.19%) Analytical Skills
14 684 (25.74%) Innovative Thinking
15 683 (25.71%) Strategic Thinking
16 681 (25.63%) Cyberthreat
17 531 (19.98%) Front Office
18 522 (19.65%) JavaScript
19 493 (18.55%) C#
20 491 (18.48%) Wealth Management
21 463 (17.43%) Python
22 459 (17.28%) Computer Science
23 413 (15.54%) AngularJS
24 408 (15.36%) SDLC
25 381 (14.34%) OO
26 371 (13.96%) Linux
27 360 (13.55%) Equities
28 359 (13.51%) C++
29 357 (13.44%) Unix
30 354 (13.32%) Analytics

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
1 132 (4.97%) Apache Spark
2 81 (3.05%) Elasticsearch
3 61 (2.30%) Tomcat
4 54 (2.03%) Confluence
5 45 (1.69%) SharePoint
6 42 (1.58%) Apache
7 33 (1.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 29 (1.09%) MS Exchange
9 25 (0.94%) WebSphere
10 24 (0.90%) JBoss
11 16 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
11 16 (0.60%) WebLogic
12 15 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
13 14 (0.53%) IIS
14 13 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 13 (0.49%) CMS
15 12 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
16 10 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
16 10 (0.38%) NServiceBus
16 10 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 102 (3.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 74 (2.79%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 27 (1.02%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.075%) PrintSoft PReS
8 1 (0.038%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 24 (0.90%) thinkFolio
2 7 (0.26%) LatentZero
3 5 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.15%) Actimize
4 4 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.15%) Endur
4 4 (0.15%) JDE OneWorld
4 4 (0.15%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.15%) Sentinel
4 4 (0.15%) Summit
4 4 (0.15%) Temenos T24
5 3 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
5 3 (0.11%) LongView
5 3 (0.11%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.075%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.075%) Eikon
6 2 (0.075%) Kondor
6 2 (0.075%) RMDS
7 1 (0.038%) EQXanite
7 1 (0.038%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 81 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (1.35%) npm
4 25 (0.94%) Office 365
5 21 (0.79%) SaaS
6 17 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (0.60%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 15 (0.56%) OpenShift
8 15 (0.56%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 13 (0.49%) PaaS
10 12 (0.45%) GitHub
11 8 (0.30%) IaaS
12 6 (0.23%) Amazon Kinesis
13 5 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
14 4 (0.15%) BrowserStack
15 3 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 3 (0.11%) BPaaS
15 3 (0.11%) Datadog
15 3 (0.11%) Serverless
15 3 (0.11%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 58 (2.18%) LAN
2 53 (1.99%) TCP/IP
3 50 (1.88%) WAN
4 49 (1.84%) Firewall
5 41 (1.54%) DNS
6 37 (1.39%) DHCP
7 36 (1.35%) Internet
8 29 (1.09%) BGP
9 23 (0.87%) Cisco Nexus
9 23 (0.87%) Multicast
9 23 (0.87%) Network Security
9 23 (0.87%) OSPF
10 21 (0.79%) MPLS
11 20 (0.75%) HTTP
12 17 (0.64%) Ethernet
12 17 (0.64%) NetScaler
13 16 (0.60%) Cisco IOS
14 15 (0.56%) SNMP
15 11 (0.41%) Quagga
15 11 (0.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 784 (29.51%) Big Data
2 271 (10.20%) SQL Server
3 228 (8.58%) Relational Database
4 176 (6.62%) MongoDB
5 167 (6.29%) NoSQL
6 142 (5.34%) DB2
7 139 (5.23%) Hadoop
8 84 (3.16%) RDBMS
9 66 (2.48%) Oracle Database
10 51 (1.92%) Blockchain
11 40 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
11 40 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 37 (1.39%) Data Lake
13 31 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
13 31 (1.17%) MemSQL
13 31 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 31 (1.17%) Sybase ASE
14 28 (1.05%) MySQL
15 24 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
16 22 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 125 (4.70%) Maven
2 119 (4.48%) JIRA
3 117 (4.40%) Jenkins
4 114 (4.29%) Git (software)
5 81 (3.05%) JUnit
6 72 (2.71%) Subversion
7 59 (2.22%) Cucumber
8 53 (1.99%) Gradle
9 40 (1.51%) Visual Studio
10 37 (1.39%) TeamCity
11 34 (1.28%) Eclipse
12 32 (1.20%) Jasmine
13 29 (1.09%) NUnit
14 28 (1.05%) Selenium
15 26 (0.98%) Mockito
16 25 (0.94%) Moq
16 25 (0.94%) Rhino Mocks
17 24 (0.90%) Karma Test Runner
18 23 (0.87%) MSTest
18 23 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2,657 (100.00%) Banking
2 2,024 (76.18%) Finance
3 795 (29.92%) Financial Institution
4 531 (19.98%) Front Office
5 322 (12.12%) Law
6 110 (4.14%) Legal
7 75 (2.82%) Back Office
8 65 (2.45%) Retail
8 65 (2.45%) Retail Banking
9 38 (1.43%) Marketing
10 26 (0.98%) Advertising
11 20 (0.75%) Multimedia
12 19 (0.72%) Corporate Banking
13 17 (0.64%) German Language
13 17 (0.64%) Telecoms
14 16 (0.60%) French Language
14 16 (0.60%) Italian Language
15 15 (0.56%) Prime Brokerage
16 12 (0.45%) Private Banking
17 11 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,046 (39.37%) Developer
2 381 (14.34%) Java Developer
3 359 (13.51%) Analyst
4 186 (7.00%) C# Developer
5 182 (6.85%) Business Analyst
6 114 (4.29%) .NET Developer
7 107 (4.03%) Software Engineer
8 101 (3.80%) Investment Banking Java Developer
9 87 (3.27%) Junior
10 85 (3.20%) Banking Analyst
11 84 (3.16%) Consultant
11 84 (3.16%) Senior Developer
12 83 (3.12%) Platform Engineer
13 73 (2.75%) C# .NET Developer
14 70 (2.63%) Applications Support
14 70 (2.63%) C++ Developer
15 69 (2.60%) Architect
15 69 (2.60%) Project Manager
16 67 (2.52%) JavaScript Developer
17 65 (2.45%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 413 (15.54%) AngularJS
2 351 (13.21%) .NET
3 268 (10.09%) HTML
4 233 (8.77%) Spring
5 232 (8.73%) RESTful
6 190 (7.15%) React
7 172 (6.47%) Kafka
8 166 (6.25%) Web Services
9 162 (6.10%) HTML5
10 137 (5.16%) .NET Framework
11 135 (5.08%) WPF
12 123 (4.63%) WCF
13 120 (4.52%) CSS
14 119 (4.48%) REST
15 115 (4.33%) ASP.NET
16 108 (4.06%) Middleware
17 103 (3.88%) XML
18 96 (3.61%) Node.js
19 93 (3.50%) FIX Protocol
20 87 (3.27%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 696 (26.19%) Analytical Skills
2 681 (25.63%) Cyberthreat
3 459 (17.28%) Computer Science
4 360 (13.55%) Equities
5 341 (12.83%) Fixed Income
6 276 (10.39%) Derivative
7 234 (8.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 209 (7.87%) Fintech
9 187 (7.04%) Algorithms
10 184 (6.93%) Hedge funds
11 152 (5.72%) Self-Motivation
12 143 (5.38%) Data Structures
13 129 (4.86%) Management Information System
14 101 (3.80%) Greenfield Project
15 90 (3.39%) Data Centre
16 88 (3.31%) Virtual Team
17 73 (2.75%) User Experience
18 65 (2.45%) Tandem
19 59 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
20 57 (2.15%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 371 (13.96%) Linux
2 357 (13.44%) Unix
3 307 (11.55%) Windows
4 42 (1.58%) Windows 10
4 42 (1.58%) Windows Server
5 39 (1.47%) Windows 7
6 31 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (0.72%) Apple iOS
9 17 (0.64%) Solaris
10 16 (0.60%) Android
11 15 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (0.41%) AIX
13 5 (0.19%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.075%) HPUX
14 2 (0.075%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.075%) zOS
15 1 (0.038%) CoreOS
15 1 (0.038%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,109 (41.74%) Risk Management
2 939 (35.34%) Problem-Solving
3 863 (32.48%) Investment Management
4 830 (31.24%) Agile Software Development
5 790 (29.73%) Low Latency
6 684 (25.74%) Innovative Thinking
7 683 (25.71%) Strategic Thinking
8 491 (18.48%) Wealth Management
9 408 (15.36%) SDLC
10 381 (14.34%) OO
11 354 (13.32%) Analytics
12 335 (12.61%) TDD
13 277 (10.43%) Project Management
14 248 (9.33%) Software Engineering
15 203 (7.64%) Test Automation
16 192 (7.23%) Stakeholder Management
17 186 (7.00%) Scrum
18 179 (6.74%) Open Source
19 175 (6.59%) Mathematics
20 163 (6.13%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1,118 (42.08%) Java
2 768 (28.90%) SQL
3 522 (19.65%) JavaScript
4 493 (18.55%) C#
5 463 (17.43%) Python
6 359 (13.51%) C++
7 187 (7.04%) Perl
8 178 (6.70%) Scala
9 146 (5.49%) Shell Script
10 133 (5.01%) Java 8
11 107 (4.03%) PowerShell
12 99 (3.73%) Bash Shell
13 96 (3.61%) C
14 51 (1.92%) TypeScript
15 44 (1.66%) R
16 42 (1.58%) PL/SQL
17 39 (1.47%) VBA
18 35 (1.32%) Ruby
19 29 (1.09%) Korn
20 28 (1.05%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 743 (27.96%) Degree
2 210 (7.90%) Computer Science Degree
3 88 (3.31%) Master's Degree
4 55 (2.07%) CISSP
5 36 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 32 (1.20%) MCSE
6 32 (1.20%) PMI Certification
7 30 (1.13%) CISM
8 27 (1.02%) PhD
9 25 (0.94%) Numerate Degree
10 23 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
11 21 (0.79%) PMP
12 17 (0.64%) CCNA
12 17 (0.64%) CISA
13 15 (0.56%) CSSLP
14 14 (0.53%) CRISC
15 12 (0.45%) CCNP
15 12 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
16 11 (0.41%) MBA
17 9 (0.34%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 177 (6.66%) QA
2 73 (2.75%) MiFID
3 51 (1.92%) SLA
4 40 (1.51%) PMO
5 31 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 21 (0.79%) Data Quality
7 18 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 13 (0.49%) COBIT
9 11 (0.41%) EMIR
9 11 (0.41%) GDPR
10 8 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
10 8 (0.30%) PCI DSS
11 7 (0.26%) PSD2
12 4 (0.15%) GCP
12 4 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 3 (0.11%) COSO
14 1 (0.038%) PMBOK
14 1 (0.038%) SEPA
14 1 (0.038%) UCITS
14 1 (0.038%) WCAG
System Software
1 106 (3.99%) Docker
2 67 (2.52%) Active Directory
3 26 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
4 17 (0.64%) HDFS
5 16 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
7 9 (0.34%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.19%) VirtualBox
9 5 (0.19%) vSphere
10 4 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 4 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.15%) XenApp
10 4 (0.15%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.075%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.075%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.075%) Time Sharing Option
11 2 (0.075%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 64 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
2 44 (1.66%) SCCM
3 38 (1.43%) Ansible
4 35 (1.32%) Puppet
5 34 (1.28%) Kubernetes
6 17 (0.64%) Kibana
7 16 (0.60%) Control-M
8 14 (0.53%) ITRS Geneos
8 14 (0.53%) Terraform
9 12 (0.45%) WSUS
10 10 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
10 10 (0.38%) WMI
11 8 (0.30%) BladeLogic
11 8 (0.30%) CFEngine
11 8 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (0.30%) Salt
12 7 (0.26%) HP Fortify
13 5 (0.19%) CA Wily
13 5 (0.19%) Mesos
13 5 (0.19%) Packer
Vendors
1 273 (10.27%) Oracle
2 231 (8.69%) Microsoft
3 226 (8.51%) Sybase
4 84 (3.16%) Bloomberg
5 48 (1.81%) Citrix
6 46 (1.73%) Fidessa
7 44 (1.66%) Tableau
8 43 (1.62%) Cisco
9 41 (1.54%) Splunk
10 39 (1.47%) IBM
10 39 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
11 38 (1.43%) Reuters
12 36 (1.35%) Calypso
13 35 (1.32%) TIBCO
14 26 (0.98%) Tradeweb
15 25 (0.94%) FXall
16 24 (0.90%) Charles River
17 22 (0.83%) Red Hat
18 21 (0.79%) Juniper
18 21 (0.79%) Murex