As a follow-up to last week's ranking of the qualifications most likely to get you a job in financial services today, we've looked again at our CV database and extracted some information on the prevalence of popular financial services qualifications by bank.
The qualifications we've looked at include:
And the banks we've looked at include:
Specifically, we've looked at the percentage of EMEA-based people who've uploaded CVs mentioning each of the banks and qualifications above into our database over the past year. Needless to say, our method isn't infallible: some people will have worked at multiple banks, some will have completed the qualification in question after working at the institution concerned; some may have worked for the bank specified years ago and it may have gone off the qualification since. Nevertheless, the data gives you a flavour. And the main flavour is this: qualifications don't make an enormous amount of difference.
It seems that many people who've worked at the banks listed don't have any of these qualifications. They've simply graduated from university.
On the other hand, if you do want to take a qualification, there are some clear trends. They includes the following: