What are the top 10 in-demand skills in banking and finance?

The sector is expected to continue its hiring spree in years to come.

In 2022, the financial sector is expected to create a total of 9,400 new permanent roles and this figure will likely grow in the coming years as the industry continues its hiring spree.

According to HR expert, PersolKelly, those planning to be part of a banking or finance company must possess any of the 10 in-demand skills in the sector.

Amongst the things companies look for in a talent include good communication, problem-solving, research, and documentation skills. 

Companies are also looking for talent who are knowledgeable in sales and business development, as well as business opportunity development.

Lastly, companies are looking for talent who can collaborate, apply teamwork in the workplace, and can navigate the Microsoft Office suite, particularly Excel.

On the type of roles, PersolKelly said companies are hiring talent for positions relating to technology, particularly software developers and engineers. 

Roles crucial to supporting the design and development of digital financial services and trade finance, blockchain technology, and the use of artificial intelligence to detect fraud and money laundering, are also hot in the sector.

In addition, new roles in sustainable finance will be created, ranging from the execution of ESG transactions to advisory services and product development," PersolKelly said.

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