Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Investment Banking
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 485 212 69
Rank change year-on-year -273 -143 +225
Permanent jobs citing Investment Banking 809 2,749 8,066
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 1.68% 4.63%
As % of the General category 1.50% 3.92% 10.21%
Number of salaries quoted 671 1,199 1,534
UK median annual salary £75,000 £67,500 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -6.90% +3.57%
10th Percentile £48,750 £41,000 £40,000
90th Percentile £118,750 £112,500 £112,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -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 53,992 70,140 79,039
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.42% 42.88% 45.37%
Number of salaries quoted 40,606 53,774 57,529
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £29,750 £29,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% -

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 21 October 2019.

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 21 October 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 -253 787 £75,000 +11.11% 68
London -146 771 £75,000 +11.11% 63
UK excluding London -287 37 £55,000 - 7
Scotland -34 17 £87,500 +45.83% 1
South East +9 6 £48,750 -11.36% 4
Northern Ireland -13 4 £55,000 +46.67%
North West -188 4 - -
North of England -241 4 - -
East of England +61 2 £75,000 +50.00% 1
East Midlands +27 2 - -
Midlands +20 2 - -
South West +7 2 £42,500 -5.56%

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 809 (100.00%) Banking
2 532 (65.76%) Finance
3 347 (42.89%) Java
4 320 (39.56%) Agile Software Development
5 256 (31.64%) Front Office
6 240 (29.67%) SQL
7 157 (19.41%) Degree
8 147 (18.17%) C#
9 145 (17.92%) Fixed Income
10 139 (17.18%) Computer Science
11 125 (15.45%) Python
12 118 (14.59%) Derivative
13 116 (14.34%) JavaScript
14 115 (14.22%) Oracle
14 115 (14.22%) Microservices
15 113 (13.97%) Equities
16 106 (13.10%) SQL Server
16 106 (13.10%) Asset Management
17 102 (12.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 101 (12.48%) .NET
18 101 (12.48%) Linux
19 100 (12.36%) Unix
20 99 (12.24%) Multithreading
21 95 (11.74%) TDD
22 90 (11.12%) Problem-Solving
23 87 (10.75%) C++
24 86 (10.63%) Low Latency
25 84 (10.38%) AngularJS
26 83 (10.26%) AWS
26 83 (10.26%) Greenfield Project

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 32 (3.96%) Elasticsearch
2 29 (3.58%) Apache Spark
2 29 (3.58%) Tomcat
3 26 (3.21%) Apache
4 10 (1.24%) Confluence
5 5 (0.62%) OpenStack
5 5 (0.62%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.49%) nginx
6 4 (0.49%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.37%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.37%) SAS
8 2 (0.25%) IIS
8 2 (0.25%) MTS
8 2 (0.25%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.12%) JBoss
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.12%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 42 (5.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (1.73%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.74%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 20 (2.47%) thinkFolio
2 8 (0.99%) Distributed Ledger
3 3 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.25%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.25%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.12%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 83 (10.26%) AWS
2 64 (7.91%) Azure
3 28 (3.46%) Power Platform
4 24 (2.97%) SaaS
5 20 (2.47%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 20 (2.47%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 11 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (1.36%) Amazon S3
6 11 (1.36%) OpenShift
7 10 (1.24%) GCP
8 9 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (1.11%) PaaS
9 8 (0.99%) GitHub
9 8 (0.99%) Office 365
9 8 (0.99%) Serverless
10 6 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (0.62%) Route 53
12 4 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.49%) npm
13 3 (0.37%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.98%) DNS
2 11 (1.36%) Firewall
3 10 (1.24%) HTTP
4 9 (1.11%) Intranet
4 9 (1.11%) SAN
5 6 (0.74%) Internet
5 6 (0.74%) Network Security
5 6 (0.74%) WAN
6 5 (0.62%) LAN
7 4 (0.49%) VPN
8 3 (0.37%) Multicast
9 2 (0.25%) Wireless
10 1 (0.12%) BGP
10 1 (0.12%) Frame Relay
10 1 (0.12%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.12%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.12%) MPLS
10 1 (0.12%) OSPF
10 1 (0.12%) PPP
10 1 (0.12%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (13.10%) SQL Server
2 52 (6.43%) Relational Database
3 43 (5.32%) RDBMS
4 40 (4.94%) Big Data
5 39 (4.82%) Oracle Database
6 36 (4.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 36 (4.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 30 (3.71%) Hadoop
8 29 (3.58%) NoSQL
9 28 (3.46%) Power BI
10 26 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
11 19 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
12 18 (2.22%) DB2
13 13 (1.61%) MySQL
14 11 (1.36%) KDB
14 11 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
14 11 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
15 10 (1.24%) MongoDB
15 10 (1.24%) Oracle Database 12c
16 9 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 57 (7.05%) Jenkins
2 54 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 32 (3.96%) Maven
4 29 (3.58%) Cucumber
5 25 (3.09%) TeamCity
6 22 (2.72%) JIRA
7 16 (1.98%) JUnit
8 13 (1.61%) Selenium
8 13 (1.61%) webpack
9 9 (1.11%) Bitbucket
9 9 (1.11%) JMeter
9 9 (1.11%) LoadRunner
9 9 (1.11%) WebDriver
10 8 (0.99%) SonarQube
10 8 (0.99%) Subversion
11 7 (0.87%) Sonatype Nexus
11 7 (0.87%) Toad
12 6 (0.74%) GitLab
12 6 (0.74%) gulp
12 6 (0.74%) SpecFlow
General
1 809 (100.00%) Banking
2 532 (65.76%) Finance
3 256 (31.64%) Front Office
4 29 (3.58%) Financial Institution
5 28 (3.46%) Legal
6 22 (2.72%) Back Office
7 20 (2.47%) French Language
7 20 (2.47%) German Language
7 20 (2.47%) Italian Language
7 20 (2.47%) Spanish Language
8 17 (2.10%) Retail
9 7 (0.87%) Marketing
10 4 (0.49%) Law
11 3 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (0.37%) International Banking
11 3 (0.37%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.12%) Games
12 1 (0.12%) Japanese Language
12 1 (0.12%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 407 (50.31%) Developer
2 170 (21.01%) Java Developer
3 96 (11.87%) Analyst
4 67 (8.28%) Front Office Developer
5 53 (6.55%) Senior Developer
6 50 (6.18%) Business Analyst
7 49 (6.06%) Investment Banking Java Developer
8 42 (5.19%) Architect
9 41 (5.07%) .NET Developer
10 38 (4.70%) C# Developer
10 38 (4.70%) SQL Developer
11 36 (4.45%) Lead Developer
12 30 (3.71%) Graduate
13 29 (3.58%) Graduate Developer
14 28 (3.46%) Lead Java Developer
15 27 (3.34%) Graduate .NET Developer
16 26 (3.21%) Applications Support
17 25 (3.09%) C++ Developer
17 25 (3.09%) Java Engineer
17 25 (3.09%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (12.48%) .NET
2 84 (10.38%) AngularJS
3 72 (8.90%) HTML
4 61 (7.54%) CSS
5 55 (6.80%) React
6 54 (6.67%) Spring
7 43 (5.32%) J2EE
8 42 (5.19%) ASP.NET
9 38 (4.70%) .NET Framework
9 38 (4.70%) HTML5
10 36 (4.45%) WinForms
11 33 (4.08%) ASP.NET Web API
12 32 (3.96%) FIX Protocol
13 30 (3.71%) ASP.NET MVC
13 30 (3.71%) RabbitMQ
14 28 (3.46%) JSON
15 27 (3.34%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 25 (3.09%) J2SE
16 25 (3.09%) XML
17 20 (2.47%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 145 (17.92%) Fixed Income
2 118 (14.59%) Derivative
3 113 (13.97%) Equities
4 102 (12.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 83 (10.26%) Greenfield Project
6 81 (10.01%) Analytical Skills
7 53 (6.55%) Hedge funds
8 51 (6.30%) Credit Risk
9 32 (3.96%) Market Risk
10 31 (3.83%) Algorithms
11 27 (3.34%) Tandem
12 23 (2.84%) Data Structures
13 18 (2.22%) Public Cloud
14 17 (2.10%) Management Information System
15 16 (1.98%) User Experience
16 11 (1.36%) Data Centre
17 10 (1.24%) Equity Derivative
18 7 (0.87%) Cyberthreat
18 7 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
18 7 (0.87%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 101 (12.48%) Linux
2 100 (12.36%) Unix
3 46 (5.69%) Windows
4 18 (2.22%) Windows Server
5 15 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (1.73%) Solaris
7 8 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.49%) CentOS
8 4 (0.49%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.49%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.37%) Android
10 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 320 (39.56%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (17.18%) Computer Science
3 115 (14.22%) Microservices
4 106 (13.10%) Asset Management
5 99 (12.24%) Multithreading
6 95 (11.74%) TDD
7 90 (11.12%) Problem-Solving
8 86 (10.63%) Low Latency
9 82 (10.14%) DevOps
10 71 (8.78%) Electronic Trading
11 69 (8.53%) Analytics
12 61 (7.54%) Test Automation
13 60 (7.42%) BDD
14 58 (7.17%) Investment Management
14 58 (7.17%) Software Engineering
15 57 (7.05%) Scrum
16 55 (6.80%) Algorithmic Trading
16 55 (6.80%) Mathematics
17 54 (6.67%) Risk Management
18 49 (6.06%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 347 (42.89%) Java
2 240 (29.67%) SQL
3 147 (18.17%) C#
4 125 (15.45%) Python
5 116 (14.34%) JavaScript
6 87 (10.75%) C++
7 53 (6.55%) Java 8
8 47 (5.81%) VBA
9 36 (4.45%) Perl
10 33 (4.08%) Korn
10 33 (4.08%) Scala
11 32 (3.96%) Bourne shell
12 28 (3.46%) R
12 28 (3.46%) Ruby
13 27 (3.34%) Bash Shell
14 20 (2.47%) Apex Code
15 18 (2.22%) TypeScript
16 16 (1.98%) PL/SQL
17 15 (1.85%) Shell Script
18 14 (1.73%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 157 (19.41%) Degree
2 56 (6.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (1.73%) CISSP
4 12 (1.48%) CISM
5 10 (1.24%) CFA
5 10 (1.24%) PhD
6 7 (0.87%) ISTQB
7 6 (0.74%) AWS Certification
7 6 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (0.74%) Numerate Degree
8 5 (0.62%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.37%) MCSE
10 2 (0.25%) MBA
11 1 (0.12%) CRISC
11 1 (0.12%) DCSE
11 1 (0.12%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (5.81%) QA
2 17 (2.10%) SLA
3 15 (1.85%) GDPR
4 14 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (1.36%) MiFID
6 9 (1.11%) EMIR
7 8 (0.99%) CRD IV
8 7 (0.87%) Basel III
9 5 (0.62%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.62%) PMO
10 3 (0.37%) IFRS
10 3 (0.37%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 43 (5.32%) Docker
2 9 (1.11%) Cronacle
2 9 (1.11%) Veritas File System
2 9 (1.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 6 (0.74%) GridGain
4 4 (0.49%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.25%) vSphere
7 1 (0.12%) HDFS
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Clusterware
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 39 (4.82%) Kubernetes
2 28 (3.46%) Ansible
3 22 (2.72%) Terraform
4 15 (1.85%) Puppet
5 10 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.62%) ITRS Geneos
7 4 (0.49%) Control-M
7 4 (0.49%) Rancher
7 4 (0.49%) SCCM
8 3 (0.37%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.25%) Netcool
10 1 (0.12%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.12%) Grafana
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.12%) Perfmon
10 1 (0.12%) SCOM
10 1 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 115 (14.22%) Oracle
2 70 (8.65%) Microsoft
3 41 (5.07%) Tableau
4 27 (3.34%) Bloomberg
5 26 (3.21%) ION Trading
6 22 (2.72%) Salesforce.com
6 22 (2.72%) Sybase
7 21 (2.60%) Reuters
8 18 (2.22%) Cisco
8 18 (2.22%) FXall
8 18 (2.22%) MarketAxess
8 18 (2.22%) Tradeweb
9 17 (2.10%) Eze Software Group
10 14 (1.73%) Atlassian
11 13 (1.61%) Red Hat
12 12 (1.48%) Solace
12 12 (1.48%) VMware
13 10 (1.24%) Charles River
14 9 (1.11%) Veritas
15 8 (0.99%) CheckPoint