The arms race for finance tech talent: how to find your next hire

Alex Mathew

Updated on October 3, 2023

As with every other industry, the finance industry needs top-notch talent. As financial systems become more complex and heavily dependent on technology, there is a surge for tech talent within the industry. There are 25,000 open jobs for tech roles in finance today, on LinkedIn alone and finance has emerged as a highly sought-after industry for job-seekers.

Glider AI ran a query on LinkedIn jobs, looking at all the open positions across the largest financial institutions in the US. What does the data tell us?

  • LinkedIn data reports 56,478 open jobs at the largest US-based financial firms.
  • Despite the high value placed on remote and flexible work with Gen Z candidates, 81% of the jobs listed require on-site work. 
  • Unsurprisingly, tech accounted for most open roles at 21,197, finance and accounting at 19,203, and sales-related jobs at 17,793 across all the banks included in the research.
Company% of open Tech Roles
Bank of America76.93%
Capital One54.98%
CITI27.24%
Fannie Mae16.67%
Freddie Mac24.25%
Goldman56.40%
JPMC27.92%
Morgan Stanley17.78%
State Street17.11%
TD Bank48.49%
Truist7.44%
US Bank19.24%
USAA10.25%
Wells Fargo39.41%

Ensuring that the skills on paper match a candidate’s real world ability is an important step in the hiring process to ensure that the efforts of TA and HR teams don’t go to waste. We’ve listed out the top 5 in-demand tech roles in the finance industry along with some skill assessment questions that should help you in your quest for the best talent:

.NET Developer

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  • Top Skills: .Net Core, C#, Rest API, SQL, ASP.NET, Database knowledge, Web technologies (HTML, CSS and Javascript), API development, Front-end frameworks (Angular or React)

Skill Assessment Questions

Topic:. .Net Core

  • Match the following statements with their respective correct labels

Topic:. .Net Core

  • Complete the following code. In this part, you need to choose the right methods and packages in .net core to start the app.
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Android Developer

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  • Skills: Android Studio, Android SDK, Java

Skill Assessment Questions

Topic: Android SDK

  • In the SharedPreferences code given below, choose the correct options from the drop-down

Topic: Android SDK

  • Consider the following fragment of code below for creating a menu. Complete the following code.
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Cloud Engineer

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  • Skills: AWS Amazon Web Services, Azure, C#, CICD, Google Cloud Platform, NoSQL, SQL, String Searching

Skill Assessment Questions

Topic: AWS

  • Following is the BuildSpec file for CodeBuild project, you need to complete the missing command to make it run successfully.

Topic: AWS

  • Complete the following commands in CodeBuild BuildSpec files.
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Business Analyst

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  • Skills: Data Structures, MS Excel, MS Excel Pivot Table, Power BI, SQL, Tableau

Skill Assessment Questions

Topic: MS Excel (Pivot)

  • You have an Excel list with details of movies (titles, release year, and genre). Select the correct options from the following drop-downs to create a Pivot table, as shown below.

Topic: SQL

  • Consider the given section of a table that contains information about the used cars that a car trading company sells.
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Big Data Engineer

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  • Skills: Apache Spark, Arrays, AWS, Hadoop, Hadoop Administration, Lambda Function, Scala

Skill Assessment Questions

Topic: Spark SQL

  • In the given Spark SQL code snippet select the most appropriate options.

Topic: Hadoop

  • The following is a list of default ports that run there and their configuration values. Fill in the missing parts.
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