Brexit-related roles among most popular London jobs, figures show
Figures from eFinancialCareers have identified the most desirable banking jobs in London, with Brexit-related roles being among the most popular.
The financial services careers website looked at application figures from over the past three months and found that four out of ten applications were for roles related to Brexit preparations, while the majority of the remaining six applications were for project management jobs that were likely to focus on Brexit.
The figures indicate a change in the type of banking roles that people are searching for, with similar research from the first three months of 2017 showing that job roles for analysts and traders at hedge funds or for analysts at funds of private equity funds topped the list of the most popular roles.
According to eFinancialCareers, the most popular jobs are currently roles such as “Front office business analyst, Brexit Programme”, or “Business analyst, Brexit books and trade readiness”, with figures from the website showing that 2,000 people have applied for these jobs over the past three months.
Figures from business and employment-orientated social networking website LinkedIn have also shown that Brexit programmes are growing in popularity, with 2,000 people in the UK working in such programmes in banks and finance companies.
Among those working in these roles are contractors, who now earn £550 to £750 daily. Other employees have moved from regulatory projects into Brexit roles.
Commenting on the job opportunities that Brexit has created, a junior working for investment banking company JP Morgan said: “There are some amazing jobs linked to Brexit. You can strategy across the firm working with all desks – front to back. They're not revenue generating jobs, but they're very, very interesting.”
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