Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Investment Banking
UK
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 265 262 267
Rank change year-on-year -3 +5 -40
Permanent jobs citing Investment Banking 2,173 2,211 2,611
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.23% 1.29% 1.28%
As % of the General category 2.95% 3.11% 2.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1,249 1,772 1,999
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 £38,750
90th Percentile £111,250 £105,000 £102,500
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 73,591 71,085 90,253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.52% 41.51% 44.41%
Number of salaries quoted 57,683 57,130 73,251
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +4.65% - +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 23 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Investment Banking in the UK

Investment Banking
Top 16 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 23 April 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 -5 2,074 £70,000 +3.70% 184
London -45 1,660 £70,000 +3.70% 173
UK excluding London +239 506 £60,000 +14.29% 31
North of England +213 333 £60,000 +26.32% 6
North West +190 325 £60,000 +26.32% 4
Scotland -12 75 £61,500 -12.14% 17
Midlands +20 45 £52,500 -4.55% 3
East Midlands +26 38 £60,000 +9.09% 2
South East -7 27 £70,000 +47.37% 1
Wales +20 12 £40,000 - 2
West Midlands +7 7 £42,750 -16.59% 1
South West -23 7 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Northern Ireland +3 6 £37,500 -31.82% 1
North East - 6 £67,500 -
Yorkshire +12 2 - - 2
East of England -13 1 £62,500 -1.96%

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 2,173 (100.00%) Banking
2 1,594 (73.35%) Finance
3 734 (33.78%) Agile Software Development
4 730 (33.59%) Java
5 622 (28.62%) Risk Management
6 598 (27.52%) SQL
7 511 (23.52%) Wealth Management
8 508 (23.38%) Degree
9 466 (21.45%) Front Office
10 444 (20.43%) C#
11 413 (19.01%) Problem-Solving
12 356 (16.38%) Equities
13 353 (16.24%) Analytical Skills
14 352 (16.20%) Law
15 317 (14.59%) .NET
16 313 (14.40%) JavaScript
17 304 (13.99%) Unix
18 291 (13.39%) Computer Science
19 288 (13.25%) Python
20 277 (12.75%) Investment Management
21 273 (12.56%) Windows
21 273 (12.56%) Fixed Income
22 267 (12.29%) SQL Server
23 262 (12.06%) Oracle
24 246 (11.32%) Linux
25 245 (11.27%) C++
26 242 (11.14%) Derivative
27 239 (11.00%) AngularJS
28 228 (10.49%) Big Data
29 222 (10.22%) Financial Institution

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 55 (2.53%) Apache Spark
2 52 (2.39%) Tomcat
3 51 (2.35%) Confluence
4 50 (2.30%) SharePoint
5 43 (1.98%) Apache
6 38 (1.75%) WebSphere
7 35 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
8 32 (1.47%) JBoss
9 31 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
10 29 (1.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 26 (1.20%) IIS
12 25 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
13 21 (0.97%) MS Exchange
14 13 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
15 12 (0.55%) WebLogic
15 12 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
16 11 (0.51%) CICS
17 10 (0.46%) Oracle Coherence
17 10 (0.46%) SAS
18 8 (0.37%) CMS
Applications
1 90 (4.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 48 (2.21%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (1.15%) MS Visio
4 23 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 18 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.18%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.092%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.046%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 9 (0.41%) thinkFolio
2 7 (0.32%) Summit
3 6 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 5 (0.23%) Finacle
5 4 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.18%) JDE OneWorld
6 3 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
6 3 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.14%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.14%) WebTrends
7 2 (0.092%) Eikon
7 2 (0.092%) ION MarketView
7 2 (0.092%) Kondor
7 2 (0.092%) RMDS
7 2 (0.092%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.046%) Actimize
8 1 (0.046%) Endur
8 1 (0.046%) EQXanite
8 1 (0.046%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.046%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 52 (2.39%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (1.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (1.43%) npm
4 27 (1.24%) Office 365
5 22 (1.01%) OpenShift
6 16 (0.74%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 15 (0.69%) SaaS
7 15 (0.69%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 12 (0.55%) IaaS
9 10 (0.46%) PaaS
10 8 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (0.32%) GitHub
12 6 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.18%) IBM Blueworks
14 3 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
14 3 (0.14%) BPaaS
14 3 (0.14%) NuGet
15 2 (0.092%) Amazon Kinesis
15 2 (0.092%) Datadog
15 2 (0.092%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 42 (1.93%) TCP/IP
2 35 (1.61%) LAN
3 33 (1.52%) WAN
4 31 (1.43%) DNS
5 29 (1.33%) Internet
6 27 (1.24%) DHCP
7 24 (1.10%) Firewall
8 17 (0.78%) HTTP
8 17 (0.78%) SSL
9 15 (0.69%) BGP
9 15 (0.69%) OSPF
10 14 (0.64%) Multicast
10 14 (0.64%) Network Security
11 11 (0.51%) Wireless
12 9 (0.41%) Cisco IOS
12 9 (0.41%) Cisco Nexus
12 9 (0.41%) Ethernet
12 9 (0.41%) NetScaler
13 7 (0.32%) FTP
13 7 (0.32%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 267 (12.29%) SQL Server
2 228 (10.49%) Big Data
3 100 (4.60%) Relational Database
4 87 (4.00%) Hadoop
5 83 (3.82%) NoSQL
6 75 (3.45%) Oracle Database
7 73 (3.36%) MongoDB
8 65 (2.99%) DB2
9 44 (2.02%) Blockchain
10 34 (1.56%) RDBMS
11 31 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
12 29 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
13 24 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 20 (0.92%) MySQL
15 19 (0.87%) HBase
16 18 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 17 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
18 15 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
18 15 (0.69%) GIS
19 13 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 112 (5.15%) Git (software)
2 100 (4.60%) Jenkins
3 98 (4.51%) JIRA
4 77 (3.54%) Maven
5 62 (2.85%) Subversion
6 46 (2.12%) JUnit
7 42 (1.93%) Gradle
7 42 (1.93%) NUnit
8 41 (1.89%) Cucumber
9 36 (1.66%) Moq
9 36 (1.66%) MSTest
9 36 (1.66%) Rhino Mocks
10 34 (1.56%) Visual Studio
11 28 (1.29%) TeamCity
12 24 (1.10%) Jasmine
12 24 (1.10%) Selenium
13 23 (1.06%) Sonatype Nexus
14 22 (1.01%) Karma Test Runner
15 20 (0.92%) SonarQube
15 20 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2,173 (100.00%) Banking
2 1,594 (73.35%) Finance
3 466 (21.45%) Front Office
4 352 (16.20%) Law
5 222 (10.22%) Financial Institution
6 98 (4.51%) Retail Banking
7 92 (4.23%) Legal
8 80 (3.68%) Retail
9 73 (3.36%) Back Office
10 37 (1.70%) Corporate Banking
11 26 (1.20%) Advertising
12 25 (1.15%) Marketing
12 25 (1.15%) Private Banking
13 13 (0.60%) Prime Brokerage
14 10 (0.46%) German Language
15 9 (0.41%) French Language
15 9 (0.41%) Italian Language
15 9 (0.41%) Telecoms
16 8 (0.37%) Multimedia
17 5 (0.23%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 850 (39.12%) Developer
2 401 (18.45%) Analyst
3 313 (14.40%) Java Developer
4 216 (9.94%) Business Analyst
5 198 (9.11%) C# Developer
6 142 (6.53%) .NET Developer
7 126 (5.80%) Investment Banking Java Developer
8 114 (5.25%) Banking Analyst
9 96 (4.42%) C# .NET Developer
10 94 (4.33%) Senior Developer
11 88 (4.05%) Applications Support
12 79 (3.64%) Project Manager
13 78 (3.59%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
14 77 (3.54%) SQL Developer
15 75 (3.45%) Consultant
16 72 (3.31%) Architect
17 70 (3.22%) Software Engineer
18 65 (2.99%) Junior
19 63 (2.90%) C++ Developer
19 63 (2.90%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 317 (14.59%) .NET
2 239 (11.00%) AngularJS
3 187 (8.61%) HTML
4 160 (7.36%) WPF
5 150 (6.90%) ASP.NET
6 149 (6.86%) Spring
7 140 (6.44%) .NET Framework
8 135 (6.21%) WCF
9 123 (5.66%) ASP.NET MVC
10 119 (5.48%) HTML5
11 110 (5.06%) Web Services
12 105 (4.83%) REST
13 98 (4.51%) FIX Protocol
14 94 (4.33%) CSS
15 93 (4.28%) RESTful
16 91 (4.19%) Middleware
17 78 (3.59%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 78 (3.59%) React
18 75 (3.45%) Node.js
19 74 (3.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 356 (16.38%) Equities
2 353 (16.24%) Analytical Skills
3 291 (13.39%) Computer Science
4 273 (12.56%) Fixed Income
5 242 (11.14%) Derivative
6 219 (10.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 157 (7.23%) Fintech
8 136 (6.26%) Hedge funds
9 122 (5.61%) Cyberthreat
10 102 (4.69%) Greenfield Project
11 98 (4.51%) Algorithms
12 87 (4.00%) Management Information System
13 77 (3.54%) Tandem
14 75 (3.45%) Virtual Team
15 67 (3.08%) Self-Motivation
16 63 (2.90%) Data Structures
17 55 (2.53%) Data Centre
18 50 (2.30%) User Experience
19 43 (1.98%) Client/Server
20 42 (1.93%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 304 (13.99%) Unix
2 273 (12.56%) Windows
3 246 (11.32%) Linux
4 45 (2.07%) Windows 7
5 43 (1.98%) Windows 10
6 33 (1.52%) Windows Server
7 28 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (0.83%) Apple iOS
8 18 (0.83%) Solaris
9 15 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (0.64%) AIX
11 9 (0.41%) Mac OS
11 9 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (0.37%) Android
12 8 (0.37%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.092%) HPUX
13 2 (0.092%) zOS
14 1 (0.046%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.046%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.046%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 734 (33.78%) Agile Software Development
2 622 (28.62%) Risk Management
3 511 (23.52%) Wealth Management
4 413 (19.01%) Problem-Solving
5 277 (12.75%) Investment Management
6 221 (10.17%) Low Latency
7 220 (10.12%) Project Management
8 216 (9.94%) Analytics
9 215 (9.89%) TDD
10 213 (9.80%) OO
11 209 (9.62%) SDLC
12 188 (8.65%) Scrum
13 187 (8.61%) Stakeholder Management
14 177 (8.15%) Software Engineering
15 166 (7.64%) MVC
16 140 (6.44%) Business Analysis
17 136 (6.26%) Information Security
18 133 (6.12%) Multithreading
18 133 (6.12%) Test Automation
19 132 (6.07%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 730 (33.59%) Java
2 598 (27.52%) SQL
3 444 (20.43%) C#
4 313 (14.40%) JavaScript
5 288 (13.25%) Python
6 245 (11.27%) C++
7 110 (5.06%) Scala
8 102 (4.69%) PowerShell
9 99 (4.56%) Shell Script
10 96 (4.42%) Perl
11 89 (4.10%) Java 8
12 87 (4.00%) Bash Shell
13 52 (2.39%) TypeScript
14 47 (2.16%) C
15 44 (2.02%) R
16 39 (1.79%) VBA
17 35 (1.61%) T-SQL
18 30 (1.38%) MATLAB
19 27 (1.24%) PL/SQL
20 24 (1.10%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 508 (23.38%) Degree
2 130 (5.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 34 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 33 (1.52%) CISSP
4 33 (1.52%) PMI Certification
5 31 (1.43%) Master's Degree
6 28 (1.29%) PhD
6 28 (1.29%) PMP
7 26 (1.20%) MCSE
8 22 (1.01%) CISM
9 17 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
10 14 (0.64%) Numerate Degree
11 13 (0.60%) CSSLP
12 12 (0.55%) CISA
12 12 (0.55%) TOGAF Certification
13 10 (0.46%) CCNA
13 10 (0.46%) CCNP
13 10 (0.46%) ISTQB
13 10 (0.46%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (7.13%) QA
2 73 (3.36%) MiFID
3 43 (1.98%) SLA
4 40 (1.84%) Data Quality
5 38 (1.75%) PMO
6 21 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 13 (0.60%) EMIR
8 9 (0.41%) Dodd-Frank
8 9 (0.41%) GDPR
8 9 (0.41%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.41%) PSD2
9 8 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (0.18%) COBIT
10 4 (0.18%) PMBOK
11 3 (0.14%) COSO
11 3 (0.14%) SEPA
12 2 (0.092%) FATCA
12 2 (0.092%) GCP
12 2 (0.092%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.046%) WCAG
System Software
1 83 (3.82%) Docker
2 53 (2.44%) Active Directory
3 22 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (0.41%) HDFS
4 9 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.092%) GridGain
6 2 (0.092%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.092%) PowerHA
6 2 (0.092%) Time Sharing Option
6 2 (0.092%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 2 (0.092%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.092%) XenApp
7 1 (0.046%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.046%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.046%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 51 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
2 39 (1.79%) SCCM
3 36 (1.66%) Ansible
4 29 (1.33%) Puppet
5 20 (0.92%) Kubernetes
6 14 (0.64%) BladeLogic
6 14 (0.64%) Terraform
7 12 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
7 12 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
8 9 (0.41%) Control-M
9 8 (0.37%) CA Wily
10 7 (0.32%) Nagios
11 6 (0.28%) Kibana
11 6 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
12 5 (0.23%) ITRS Geneos
12 5 (0.23%) Packer
12 5 (0.23%) WMI
13 4 (0.18%) HP Fortify
13 4 (0.18%) Netcool
13 4 (0.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 262 (12.06%) Oracle
2 196 (9.02%) Microsoft
3 105 (4.83%) Sybase
4 90 (4.14%) Bloomberg
5 51 (2.35%) Fidessa
6 41 (1.89%) Tableau
7 38 (1.75%) IBM
7 38 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
8 36 (1.66%) Citrix
8 36 (1.66%) Reuters
9 33 (1.52%) Calypso
10 28 (1.29%) Cisco
11 27 (1.24%) Splunk
12 24 (1.10%) Informatica
13 23 (1.06%) TIBCO
14 21 (0.97%) HP
15 20 (0.92%) FactSet
15 20 (0.92%) Red Hat
16 19 (0.87%) Ab Initio
16 19 (0.87%) Cognizant