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Programming tops most searched for financial skills on eFinancialCareers

Programming languages & database skills top the list of the top 10 skills most in demand from financial services employers and recruiters, finds a survey of searches conducted on job site eFinancialCareers between June and August.

The most sought-after programming language is C, while risk skills comes in second place overall. The full top 10 comes below:

  • Programming languages & databases
  • Risk
  • Accounting
  • Business analyst
  • Audit
  • Compliance & regulatory
  • Equities
  • Project manager
  • Sales
  • Quantitative
Comments eFinancialCareers global managing director James Bennett: “In today’s environment, banks need to restructure and control costs in order to compete.  Technology is at the heart of global competitiveness and has become a deciding factor in the long term future of every bank.”

“IT job postings are the largest sectors on eFinancialCareers, and the shift to program and algorithmic means that the future of finance is increasingly reliant on technology and risk control.”
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