Period
to 20 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 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Investment Banking
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 269 258 271
Rank change year-on-year -11 +13 -44
Permanent jobs citing Investment Banking 2,188 2,218 2,637
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.23% 1.29% 1.29%
As % of the General category 2.97% 3.10% 2.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1,258 1,781 2,023
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 £38,800
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 73,695 71,574 91,014
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.52% 41.48% 44.47%
Number of salaries quoted 57,747 57,518 73,857
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 20 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 20 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 -6 2,086 £70,000 +3.70% 166
London -45 1,670 £70,000 +3.70% 151
UK excluding London +256 511 £60,000 +14.29% 33
North of England +228 334 £60,000 +26.32% 5
North West +182 326 £60,000 +26.32% 3
Scotland -19 78 £62,000 -11.43% 14
Midlands +22 46 £52,500 -4.55% 3
East Midlands +24 39 £60,000 +9.09% 2
South East +13 27 £70,000 +47.37% 6
Wales +15 12 £40,000 - 2
West Midlands -7 7 £42,750 -16.59% 1
South West -28 7 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Northern Ireland +7 6 £37,500 -31.82% 2
North East - 6 £67,500 -
Yorkshire +27 2 - - 2
East of England -2 1 £62,500 -1.96%

For the 6 months to 20 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 2,188 (100.00%) Banking
2 1,613 (73.72%) Finance
3 737 (33.68%) Agile Software Development
4 730 (33.36%) Java
5 626 (28.61%) Risk Management
6 602 (27.51%) SQL
7 517 (23.63%) Degree
8 514 (23.49%) Wealth Management
9 462 (21.12%) Front Office
10 445 (20.34%) C#
11 412 (18.83%) Problem-Solving
12 359 (16.41%) Equities
13 355 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
14 353 (16.13%) Law
15 319 (14.58%) .NET
16 312 (14.26%) JavaScript
17 310 (14.17%) Unix
18 296 (13.53%) Computer Science
19 290 (13.25%) Python
20 276 (12.61%) Windows
20 276 (12.61%) Fixed Income
20 276 (12.61%) Investment Management
21 268 (12.25%) SQL Server
22 263 (12.02%) Oracle
23 249 (11.38%) Linux
24 246 (11.24%) Derivative
25 244 (11.15%) C++
26 239 (10.92%) AngularJS
27 227 (10.37%) Big Data
28 222 (10.15%) Low Latency

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 54 (2.47%) Tomcat
2 53 (2.42%) Apache Spark
3 52 (2.38%) Confluence
4 51 (2.33%) SharePoint
5 45 (2.06%) Apache
6 39 (1.78%) WebSphere
7 35 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
8 34 (1.55%) JBoss
9 31 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
10 29 (1.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 27 (1.23%) IIS
12 25 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
13 21 (0.96%) MS Exchange
14 13 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
14 13 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
15 12 (0.55%) WebLogic
16 11 (0.50%) CICS
17 10 (0.46%) Oracle Coherence
17 10 (0.46%) SAS
18 8 (0.37%) CMS
Applications
1 91 (4.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 49 (2.24%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (1.23%) MS Visio
4 23 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 21 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.18%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.091%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.046%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 9 (0.41%) thinkFolio
2 7 (0.32%) Summit
3 6 (0.27%) 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 (0.091%) Eikon
7 2 (0.091%) ION MarketView
7 2 (0.091%) Kondor
7 2 (0.091%) RMDS
7 2 (0.091%) 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 55 (2.51%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (1.42%) npm
4 28 (1.28%) Office 365
5 23 (1.05%) OpenShift
6 16 (0.73%) 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
11 7 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
12 5 (0.23%) IBM Blueworks
13 3 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
13 3 (0.14%) BPaaS
13 3 (0.14%) NuGet
14 2 (0.091%) Amazon Kinesis
14 2 (0.091%) Datadog
14 2 (0.091%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 42 (1.92%) TCP/IP
2 35 (1.60%) LAN
3 33 (1.51%) WAN
4 31 (1.42%) DNS
5 30 (1.37%) Internet
6 27 (1.23%) DHCP
7 24 (1.10%) Firewall
8 18 (0.82%) HTTP
9 17 (0.78%) SSL
10 15 (0.69%) BGP
10 15 (0.69%) OSPF
11 14 (0.64%) Multicast
11 14 (0.64%) Network Security
12 12 (0.55%) Wireless
13 9 (0.41%) Cisco IOS
13 9 (0.41%) Cisco Nexus
13 9 (0.41%) Ethernet
13 9 (0.41%) NetScaler
14 7 (0.32%) FTP
14 7 (0.32%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 268 (12.25%) SQL Server
2 227 (10.37%) Big Data
3 101 (4.62%) Relational Database
4 84 (3.84%) Hadoop
5 83 (3.79%) NoSQL
6 75 (3.43%) Oracle Database
7 73 (3.34%) MongoDB
8 64 (2.93%) DB2
9 44 (2.01%) Blockchain
10 34 (1.55%) RDBMS
11 30 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
12 29 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
13 24 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 21 (0.96%) MySQL
15 19 (0.87%) HBase
16 18 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 17 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
18 15 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
18 15 (0.69%) GIS
19 13 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 113 (5.16%) Git (software)
2 102 (4.66%) JIRA
3 101 (4.62%) Jenkins
4 78 (3.56%) Maven
5 62 (2.83%) Subversion
6 46 (2.10%) JUnit
7 43 (1.97%) NUnit
8 42 (1.92%) Gradle
9 41 (1.87%) Cucumber
10 37 (1.69%) Moq
10 37 (1.69%) MSTest
10 37 (1.69%) Rhino Mocks
11 34 (1.55%) Visual Studio
12 28 (1.28%) TeamCity
13 24 (1.10%) Jasmine
13 24 (1.10%) Selenium
14 23 (1.05%) Sonatype Nexus
15 22 (1.01%) Karma Test Runner
16 21 (0.96%) SonarQube
17 20 (0.91%) Bitbucket
General
1 2,188 (100.00%) Banking
2 1,613 (73.72%) Finance
3 462 (21.12%) Front Office
4 353 (16.13%) Law
5 222 (10.15%) Financial Institution
6 100 (4.57%) Retail Banking
7 92 (4.20%) Legal
8 80 (3.66%) Retail
9 75 (3.43%) Back Office
10 39 (1.78%) Corporate Banking
11 26 (1.19%) Advertising
12 25 (1.14%) Marketing
12 25 (1.14%) Private Banking
13 13 (0.59%) 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 (38.85%) Developer
2 409 (18.69%) Analyst
3 313 (14.31%) Java Developer
4 220 (10.05%) Business Analyst
5 199 (9.10%) C# Developer
6 143 (6.54%) .NET Developer
7 126 (5.76%) Investment Banking Java Developer
8 120 (5.48%) Banking Analyst
9 96 (4.39%) C# .NET Developer
10 95 (4.34%) Senior Developer
11 89 (4.07%) Applications Support
12 83 (3.79%) Project Manager
13 82 (3.75%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
14 77 (3.52%) Consultant
14 77 (3.52%) SQL Developer
15 72 (3.29%) Architect
16 70 (3.20%) Software Engineer
17 64 (2.93%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
17 64 (2.93%) Support Analyst
18 62 (2.83%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 319 (14.58%) .NET
2 239 (10.92%) AngularJS
3 187 (8.55%) HTML
4 162 (7.40%) WPF
5 151 (6.90%) ASP.NET
6 148 (6.76%) Spring
7 141 (6.44%) .NET Framework
8 137 (6.26%) WCF
9 124 (5.67%) ASP.NET MVC
10 119 (5.44%) HTML5
11 110 (5.03%) Web Services
12 105 (4.80%) REST
13 98 (4.48%) FIX Protocol
14 94 (4.30%) CSS
14 94 (4.30%) RESTful
15 93 (4.25%) Middleware
16 79 (3.61%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 78 (3.56%) React
18 74 (3.38%) XML
19 73 (3.34%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 359 (16.41%) Equities
2 355 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
3 296 (13.53%) Computer Science
4 276 (12.61%) Fixed Income
5 246 (11.24%) Derivative
6 221 (10.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 158 (7.22%) Fintech
8 137 (6.26%) Hedge funds
9 122 (5.58%) Cyberthreat
10 102 (4.66%) Greenfield Project
11 97 (4.43%) Algorithms
12 88 (4.02%) Management Information System
13 78 (3.56%) Tandem
14 76 (3.47%) Virtual Team
15 67 (3.06%) Self-Motivation
16 63 (2.88%) Data Structures
17 56 (2.56%) Data Centre
18 50 (2.29%) User Experience
19 44 (2.01%) Client/Server
20 42 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 310 (14.17%) Unix
2 276 (12.61%) Windows
3 249 (11.38%) Linux
4 45 (2.06%) Windows 7
5 43 (1.97%) Windows 10
6 33 (1.51%) Windows Server
7 28 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (0.87%) Solaris
9 18 (0.82%) Apple iOS
10 16 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (0.64%) AIX
12 9 (0.41%) Mac OS
12 9 (0.41%) Windows 8
12 9 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (0.37%) Android
14 2 (0.091%) HPUX
14 2 (0.091%) zOS
15 1 (0.046%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.046%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.046%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 737 (33.68%) Agile Software Development
2 626 (28.61%) Risk Management
3 514 (23.49%) Wealth Management
4 412 (18.83%) Problem-Solving
5 276 (12.61%) Investment Management
6 222 (10.15%) Low Latency
7 220 (10.05%) Project Management
8 215 (9.83%) OO
8 215 (9.83%) TDD
9 214 (9.78%) Analytics
10 212 (9.69%) SDLC
11 191 (8.73%) Stakeholder Management
12 189 (8.64%) Scrum
13 178 (8.14%) Software Engineering
14 167 (7.63%) MVC
15 142 (6.49%) Business Analysis
16 137 (6.26%) Information Security
17 134 (6.12%) DevOps
18 133 (6.08%) Test Automation
19 132 (6.03%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 730 (33.36%) Java
2 602 (27.51%) SQL
3 445 (20.34%) C#
4 312 (14.26%) JavaScript
5 290 (13.25%) Python
6 244 (11.15%) C++
7 108 (4.94%) Scala
8 102 (4.66%) PowerShell
9 100 (4.57%) Shell Script
10 94 (4.30%) Perl
11 88 (4.02%) Java 8
12 87 (3.98%) Bash Shell
13 51 (2.33%) TypeScript
14 48 (2.19%) C
15 46 (2.10%) R
16 40 (1.83%) VBA
17 35 (1.60%) T-SQL
18 30 (1.37%) MATLAB
19 27 (1.23%) PL/SQL
20 24 (1.10%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 517 (23.63%) Degree
2 131 (5.99%) Computer Science Degree
3 33 (1.51%) CISSP
3 33 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 33 (1.51%) PMI Certification
4 31 (1.42%) Master's Degree
5 29 (1.33%) PMP
6 28 (1.28%) PhD
7 26 (1.19%) MCSE
8 22 (1.01%) CISM
9 18 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
10 14 (0.64%) Numerate Degree
11 13 (0.59%) CSSLP
12 12 (0.55%) CISA
12 12 (0.55%) TOGAF Certification
13 11 (0.50%) CCNA
13 11 (0.50%) CCNP
14 10 (0.46%) MCP
14 10 (0.46%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (7.08%) QA
2 74 (3.38%) MiFID
3 44 (2.01%) SLA
4 42 (1.92%) Data Quality
5 38 (1.74%) PMO
6 21 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 12 (0.55%) 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 (0.091%) FATCA
12 2 (0.091%) GCP
12 2 (0.091%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.046%) IFRS
System Software
1 84 (3.84%) Docker
2 53 (2.42%) Active Directory
3 22 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.37%) HDFS
6 3 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.091%) GridGain
7 2 (0.091%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.091%) PowerHA
7 2 (0.091%) Time Sharing Option
7 2 (0.091%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 2 (0.091%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.091%) XenApp
8 1 (0.046%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.046%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.046%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 52 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
2 39 (1.78%) SCCM
3 37 (1.69%) Ansible
4 30 (1.37%) Puppet
5 20 (0.91%) Kubernetes
6 15 (0.69%) BladeLogic
6 15 (0.69%) Terraform
7 13 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
8 12 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
9 10 (0.46%) Control-M
10 8 (0.37%) CA Wily
11 7 (0.32%) Nagios
12 6 (0.27%) Kibana
12 6 (0.27%) Microsoft Clustering
13 5 (0.23%) ITRS Geneos
13 5 (0.23%) Packer
13 5 (0.23%) WMI
14 4 (0.18%) HP Fortify
14 4 (0.18%) Netcool
14 4 (0.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 263 (12.02%) Oracle
2 198 (9.05%) Microsoft
3 104 (4.75%) Sybase
4 89 (4.07%) Bloomberg
5 51 (2.33%) Fidessa
6 41 (1.87%) Tableau
7 39 (1.78%) IBM
8 38 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
9 37 (1.69%) Citrix
10 36 (1.65%) Reuters
11 33 (1.51%) Calypso
12 29 (1.33%) Cisco
13 28 (1.28%) Splunk
14 25 (1.14%) Informatica
15 23 (1.05%) TIBCO
16 22 (1.01%) HP
17 21 (0.96%) FactSet
17 21 (0.96%) Red Hat
18 19 (0.87%) Ab Initio
18 19 (0.87%) Cognizant