Programming, Database Are Top Skills for IT Pros on Wall Street
If you are looking for a job on Wall Street, IT skills are the way to go, particularly programming and database expertise, according to a recent study conducted by a leading career site network for the financial services industry. eFinancialCareers, a global career site network for professionals working in the investment banking, asset management and securities industries, recently released its top 10 skills searches on Wall Street, and programming and databases skills come out on top. eFinancialCareers has been tracking the rise of the "quant" on Wall Street, and the signs are everywhere. A "quant" is a quantitative analyst, which is a person who works in finance using numerical or quantitative techniques. Quantitative analytics jobs comprise the second-largest group of jobs on eFinancialCareers, and it is up 30 percent year-over-year. However, IT is the largest group. Moreover, IT skills not only dominate in terms of job postings, but also in terms of the search for talent. Over the last three months, Wall Street talent scouts who have been scouring the talent pool have been looking primarily for workers with IT talent. Indeed, programming languages and technology skills have dominated the search for talent on eFinancialCareers by a large margin. Here, eWEEK takes a look at the top 10 areas Wall Street hiring managers search for most.