Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Investment Banking
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 113 279 232
Rank change year-on-year +166 -47 -16
Permanent jobs citing Investment Banking 4,853 2,119 3,140
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.82% 1.20% 1.51%
As % of the General category 6.61% 2.85% 3.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1,374 1,715 2,424
UK median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £112,500 £108,750 £105,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -

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 73,400 74,437 93,038
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.70% 42.31% 44.66%
Number of salaries quoted 55,719 60,178 75,024
UK median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% - -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,750 £43,205
% change year-on-year +0.56% +3.58% +1.66%

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 January 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 21 January 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 +171 4,780 £70,000 +3.70% 266
London +80 4,373 £72,500 +7.41% 226
UK excluding London +263 475 £60,000 +9.09% 53
North of England +254 303 £60,000 +14.29% 29
North West +215 295 £60,000 +14.29% 28
Midlands +57 63 £55,000 - 4
Scotland -41 56 £62,500 -10.71% 11
East Midlands +60 51 £60,000 +9.09% 4
South East +7 25 £55,000 +46.67% 5
South West +4 16 £60,000 - 2
West Midlands +1 12 £45,250 -17.73%
Northern Ireland -8 9 £37,500 -31.82%
Yorkshire +29 4 £22,500 -31.82% 1
North East - 4 £67,500 -
Wales - 3 £45,000 - 2
East of England - 1 £62,500 -

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT jobs citing Investment Banking also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Investment Banking.

1 4,853 (100.00%) Banking
2 4,256 (87.70%) Finance
3 3,157 (65.05%) Wealth Management
4 2,889 (59.53%) Asset Management
5 2,823 (58.17%) Retail Banking
6 1,787 (36.82%) Java
7 1,580 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
8 1,391 (28.66%) Analytical Skills
9 1,082 (22.30%) SDLC
10 999 (20.59%) Front Office
11 965 (19.88%) SQL
12 837 (17.25%) Project Management
13 823 (16.96%) Unix
14 813 (16.75%) Oracle
15 785 (16.18%) Degree
16 722 (14.88%) Risk Management
17 663 (13.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 647 (13.33%) Equities
19 625 (12.88%) Derivative
20 623 (12.84%) C#
21 580 (11.95%) Business Analysis
22 538 (11.09%) Linux
23 535 (11.02%) Scrum
24 528 (10.88%) Windows
25 504 (10.39%) Multithreading
26 461 (9.50%) Computer Science
27 452 (9.31%) .NET
28 433 (8.92%) Analytics
29 424 (8.74%) QA
30 423 (8.72%) OO

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
1 172 (3.54%) Tomcat
2 134 (2.76%) Apache
3 89 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
4 87 (1.79%) SharePoint
5 79 (1.63%) Skype for Business
6 76 (1.57%) Confluence
7 74 (1.52%) Apache Spark
7 74 (1.52%) MS Exchange
8 55 (1.13%) WebSphere
9 49 (1.01%) JBoss
10 46 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
10 46 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
11 42 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
12 41 (0.84%) Oracle Workflow
13 40 (0.82%) IIS
14 29 (0.60%) DataSynapse
15 28 (0.58%) SAS
16 25 (0.52%) Oracle Coherence
17 19 (0.39%) CMS
18 18 (0.37%) Jetty
Applications
1 202 (4.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 118 (2.43%) Microsoft Office
3 91 (1.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 35 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
5 34 (0.70%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.082%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.041%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.021%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.021%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.021%) InVision
8 1 (0.021%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.021%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 38 (0.78%) ION MarketView
2 31 (0.64%) Actimize
3 16 (0.33%) Temenos T24
4 12 (0.25%) Markit EDM
5 7 (0.14%) Eikon
5 7 (0.14%) Summit
6 6 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (0.10%) Finacle
8 4 (0.082%) BusinessWorks
8 4 (0.082%) Oracle TCA
9 2 (0.041%) Endur
9 2 (0.041%) Kondor
9 2 (0.041%) Oracle 11i
9 2 (0.041%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.041%) Oracle E-Business Tax
9 2 (0.041%) Oracle FAH
9 2 (0.041%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.041%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.041%) SAP GRC
9 2 (0.041%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 63 (1.30%) GitHub
2 57 (1.17%) IaaS
3 56 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
4 48 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
5 37 (0.76%) Office 365
6 27 (0.56%) npm
7 21 (0.43%) OpenShift
8 15 (0.31%) PaaS
9 11 (0.23%) SaaS
10 6 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.10%) IBM Blueworks
12 3 (0.062%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.041%) BrowserStack
13 2 (0.041%) Dynamics 365
14 1 (0.021%) Amazon S3
14 1 (0.021%) Boomi
14 1 (0.021%) Cloud Computing
14 1 (0.021%) Serverless
14 1 (0.021%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 79 (1.63%) TCP/IP
2 77 (1.59%) Skype
3 75 (1.55%) Firewall
4 56 (1.15%) HTTP
5 52 (1.07%) SSL
6 32 (0.66%) DNS
7 31 (0.64%) Wireless
8 28 (0.58%) Unified Communications
9 26 (0.54%) DHCP
10 23 (0.47%) Internet
10 23 (0.47%) WAN
11 19 (0.39%) LAN
12 17 (0.35%) BGP
12 17 (0.35%) OSPF
13 16 (0.33%) VPN
14 15 (0.31%) Multicast
15 14 (0.29%) FIX Connectivity
16 12 (0.25%) NetScaler
17 11 (0.23%) EIGRP
18 10 (0.21%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 404 (8.32%) SQL Server
2 219 (4.51%) Big Data
3 199 (4.10%) Data Warehouse
4 191 (3.94%) Relational Database
5 169 (3.48%) Oracle Database
6 140 (2.88%) Hadoop
7 86 (1.77%) Apache Cassandra
8 85 (1.75%) NoSQL
9 78 (1.61%) RDBMS
10 72 (1.48%) KDB
11 61 (1.26%) OLAP
12 57 (1.17%) Oracle Database 10g
12 57 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 55 (1.13%) Oracle OLAP
14 53 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
15 51 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
16 46 (0.95%) Kdb+
16 46 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 45 (0.93%) Neo4j
18 42 (0.87%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 298 (6.14%) JIRA
2 230 (4.74%) Maven
3 205 (4.22%) Subversion
4 199 (4.10%) Git (software)
5 170 (3.50%) TeamCity
6 124 (2.56%) Jenkins
7 117 (2.41%) JUnit
8 105 (2.16%) Cucumber
9 79 (1.63%) Visual Studio
10 68 (1.40%) Gradle
11 52 (1.07%) MSTest
12 47 (0.97%) Sonatype Nexus
13 39 (0.80%) NUnit
14 38 (0.78%) Selenium
15 36 (0.74%) Moq
16 35 (0.72%) Rhino Mocks
17 34 (0.70%) Mockito
18 27 (0.56%) GCC
19 24 (0.49%) gulp
20 18 (0.37%) JBehave
General
1 4,853 (100.00%) Banking
2 4,256 (87.70%) Finance
3 2,823 (58.17%) Retail Banking
4 999 (20.59%) Front Office
5 294 (6.06%) Law
6 222 (4.57%) Financial Institution
7 162 (3.34%) Legal
8 128 (2.64%) Back Office
9 104 (2.14%) Retail
10 61 (1.26%) Corporate Banking
11 37 (0.76%) Publishing
12 36 (0.74%) Marketing
13 33 (0.68%) Private Banking
14 30 (0.62%) German Language
15 16 (0.33%) Multimedia
16 14 (0.29%) Prime Brokerage
17 13 (0.27%) Advertising
17 13 (0.27%) General Ledger
18 7 (0.14%) Telecoms
19 3 (0.062%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,426 (29.38%) Developer
2 930 (19.16%) Analyst
3 672 (13.85%) Business Analyst
4 655 (13.50%) Java Developer
5 377 (7.77%) Senior Developer
6 225 (4.64%) Software Engineer
7 211 (4.35%) C# Developer
8 192 (3.96%) Architect
9 189 (3.89%) Senior Java Developer
10 181 (3.73%) IT Analyst
11 174 (3.59%) Project Manager
12 157 (3.24%) Investment Banking Java Developer
13 156 (3.21%) .NET Developer
14 153 (3.15%) Banking Analyst
15 150 (3.09%) Support Analyst
16 132 (2.72%) IT Manager
17 124 (2.56%) Senior Analyst
17 124 (2.56%) Technical Leader
18 115 (2.37%) Applications Support
19 112 (2.31%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 452 (9.31%) .NET
2 278 (5.73%) Spring
3 255 (5.25%) AngularJS
4 245 (5.05%) REST
5 230 (4.74%) HTML
6 206 (4.24%) Web Services
7 194 (4.00%) ASP.NET
8 177 (3.65%) .NET Framework
9 163 (3.36%) HTML5
10 159 (3.28%) FIX Protocol
11 157 (3.24%) ASP.NET MVC
12 146 (3.01%) WPF
13 138 (2.84%) XML
14 119 (2.45%) J2EE
14 119 (2.45%) RESTful
15 117 (2.41%) Hibernate
16 110 (2.27%) Middleware
17 109 (2.25%) WCF
18 105 (2.16%) CSS
19 100 (2.06%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1,391 (28.66%) Analytical Skills
2 663 (13.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 647 (13.33%) Equities
4 625 (12.88%) Derivative
5 461 (9.50%) Computer Science
6 411 (8.47%) Fixed Income
7 266 (5.48%) Management Information System
8 253 (5.21%) User Experience
9 242 (4.99%) Enterprise Software
10 194 (4.00%) Reference Data
11 167 (3.44%) Credit Risk
12 162 (3.34%) Equity Derivative
13 155 (3.19%) Algorithms
14 131 (2.70%) Data Structures
15 112 (2.31%) Hedge funds
16 107 (2.20%) Fintech
17 93 (1.92%) Linux Command Line
18 91 (1.88%) Greenfield Project
19 89 (1.83%) Virtual Team
20 77 (1.59%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 823 (16.96%) Unix
2 538 (11.09%) Linux
3 528 (10.88%) Windows
4 123 (2.53%) Windows Server
5 90 (1.85%) Windows 7
6 84 (1.73%) Solaris
7 71 (1.46%) Windows 10
8 68 (1.40%) Apple iOS
9 57 (1.17%) Android
10 53 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
11 50 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 49 (1.01%) Mac OS X
13 42 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
14 15 (0.31%) AIX
15 12 (0.25%) Mac OS
16 9 (0.19%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.041%) HPUX
17 2 (0.041%) Windows Mobile
17 2 (0.041%) Windows NT
17 2 (0.041%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,157 (65.05%) Wealth Management
2 2,889 (59.53%) Asset Management
3 1,580 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
4 1,082 (22.30%) SDLC
5 837 (17.25%) Project Management
6 722 (14.88%) Risk Management
7 580 (11.95%) Business Analysis
8 535 (11.02%) Scrum
9 504 (10.39%) Multithreading
10 433 (8.92%) Analytics
11 423 (8.72%) OO
12 400 (8.24%) Low Latency
13 385 (7.93%) Software Engineering
14 366 (7.54%) Test Automation
15 328 (6.76%) TDD
16 316 (6.51%) BDD
17 308 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
18 291 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
19 289 (5.96%) MVC
20 277 (5.71%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1,787 (36.82%) Java
2 965 (19.88%) SQL
3 623 (12.84%) C#
4 405 (8.35%) JavaScript
5 389 (8.02%) Python
6 348 (7.17%) C++
7 212 (4.37%) Shell Script
8 198 (4.08%) PL/SQL
9 195 (4.02%) Perl
10 170 (3.50%) R
11 151 (3.11%) PowerShell
12 97 (2.00%) Scala
13 78 (1.61%) C
14 58 (1.20%) Bash Shell
15 57 (1.17%) MATLAB
16 41 (0.84%) T-SQL
17 39 (0.80%) TypeScript
18 33 (0.68%) VB
19 29 (0.60%) VB.NET
20 28 (0.58%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 785 (16.18%) Degree
2 270 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 105 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 98 (2.02%) MCSE
5 71 (1.46%) PMI Certification
6 68 (1.40%) Master's Degree
7 64 (1.32%) Citrix Certification
8 63 (1.30%) CISSP
8 63 (1.30%) PMP
9 44 (0.91%) CCA
10 40 (0.82%) CISM
11 37 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
12 36 (0.74%) Numerate Degree
13 28 (0.58%) CBAP
14 27 (0.56%) PhD
15 22 (0.45%) CCNP
16 20 (0.41%) CCEA
16 20 (0.41%) CCNA
17 19 (0.39%) CCIE
18 18 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 424 (8.74%) QA
2 95 (1.96%) MiFID
3 88 (1.81%) PMO
4 87 (1.79%) Data Quality
5 49 (1.01%) Basel III
6 36 (0.74%) SLA
7 33 (0.68%) EMIR
8 30 (0.62%) Dodd-Frank
9 25 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 20 (0.41%) IFRS
10 20 (0.41%) IFRS 9
11 18 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 15 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 9 (0.19%) PSD2
14 8 (0.16%) PMBOK
14 8 (0.16%) SEPA
15 7 (0.14%) PCI DSS
16 6 (0.12%) GDPR
17 3 (0.062%) COBIT
17 3 (0.062%) FATCA
System Software
1 116 (2.39%) Active Directory
2 82 (1.69%) XenApp
3 77 (1.59%) XenDesktop
4 73 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 56 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
6 48 (0.99%) Docker
7 35 (0.72%) Hyper-V
8 34 (0.70%) vSphere
9 31 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
9 31 (0.64%) XenServer
10 21 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (0.10%) HDFS
13 3 (0.062%) GridGain
14 2 (0.041%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (0.041%) PowerHA
14 2 (0.041%) Time Sharing Option
14 2 (0.041%) Tivoli Directory Server
15 1 (0.021%) ProxySG
15 1 (0.021%) Xen
Systems Management
1 84 (1.73%) SCCM
2 44 (0.91%) AirWatch
3 38 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (0.70%) Puppet
5 30 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
6 27 (0.56%) PowerBroker
7 23 (0.47%) Ansible
8 15 (0.31%) Kubernetes
8 15 (0.31%) Nagios
9 13 (0.27%) SCOM
10 11 (0.23%) BladeLogic
10 11 (0.23%) Control-M
11 10 (0.21%) Terraform
12 8 (0.16%) CA Wily
13 6 (0.12%) EdgeSight
14 5 (0.10%) Cisco CUCM
14 5 (0.10%) ITRS Geneos
15 4 (0.082%) Microsoft Intune
15 4 (0.082%) Netcool
15 4 (0.082%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 813 (16.75%) Oracle
2 362 (7.46%) Microsoft
3 181 (3.73%) Murex
4 179 (3.69%) Sybase
5 130 (2.68%) Citrix
6 124 (2.56%) ION Trading
7 122 (2.51%) VMware
8 91 (1.88%) Bloomberg
9 82 (1.69%) Tableau
10 80 (1.65%) ServiceNow
11 64 (1.32%) Cisco
12 58 (1.20%) SAP
13 56 (1.15%) Splunk
14 54 (1.11%) Red Hat
15 52 (1.07%) Informatica
15 52 (1.07%) McAfee
16 51 (1.05%) IBM
17 50 (1.03%) Apple
18 49 (1.01%) Reuters
19 47 (0.97%) Ivanti