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Most desirable jobs in the finance sector in 2016 revealed

Most desirable jobs in the finance sector in 2016 revealed

The most desirable jobs in the finance sector in the UK in 2016 have been revealed by eFinancialCareers.

The website, which lists a wide variety of finance and banking jobs, named the most popular individual jobs, along with the sectors that have received the most applications and the desired skills for each job role.


In addition to the UK, eFinancialCareers also looked at popular jobs in overseas locations, such as the US and Hong Kong, and found that private equity is currently the most desirable sector globally.

The website named the top 20 jobs in the finance sector globally, with five of the jobs being UK-based.

An entry-level private equity analyst role for an investment bank in London was found to be the most desirable job in the UK, with finance experience, the “ability to liaise with ‘senior management’” and study for the CFA being listed as the main requirements for the role.

Trading desk assistant was named as the second most desirable job in the finance sector, with candidates needing an understanding of algorithms, Python coding and SQL.

Investment analyst was found to be the third most desirable job role, followed by trainee front office junior broker, which eFinancialCareers described as appealing due to the lack of academic qualifications being required and full training being provided.

Last on the list was equity research, which involved the successful applicant working as a research generalist for a small entrepreneurial fund manager and required three to five years’ experience.


Commenting on the findings, eFinancialCareers stated: “The push to get into private equity is universal across the major financial centres currently, particularly among junior investment bankers seeking that elusive buy-side switch.”

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