Quantitative Vacancies in the Financial Services Industry

Oliver James Associates and Vacancysoft

June 2017

Key findings include:

  • The number of vacancies for staff in quantitative roles in the Financial Services industry in England & Wales in the 12-month period ended 31 April 2017 was 17% lower than it had been in the previous 12-month period.
  • The trend for the 12-month period which ended on 31 April 2017 was distinctly upwards, while the trend for the previous 12-month period had been downwards.
  • The period from November 2016 to January 2017 had 3% more quant vacancies than those months in 2015/6, and the period from February to April 2017 had 5% more than that period in 2016.

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The June edition of the series of reports which are co-produced by Vacancysoft and Oliver James Associates takes a look at vacancies for quantitative roles in the Financial Services industry. With the massive amounts of data which the modern world generates becoming ever larger every day, demand for talented staff who can turn that data into ever more useful information has drawn increasing amounts of attention. How have vacancy patterns changed over the last 24 months? Which Financial Services firms are leading the way when it comes to recruiting staff for quantitative roles? Are larger or smaller firms where one finds growth in demand? Which specialisms and sub-specialisms are particularly hot right now and which are drawing less attention? The answers to all those questions and more are in this report.

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