拥有高薪水与高保障的25个金融工作

When you first start out in financial services, there’s a tendency to target front office roles. After all, these are traditionally where the big bonuses, exit options and, ultimately, respect of your peers are more available.

But what about job security? Assuming you’ve been working in financial services for more than a couple of years, the chances are that any front office investment banker will have been subject to at least one round of redundancies. What’s more, bankers are seeking alternatives – everything from private equity and fund management, to start-ups – as bonuses dry up and new job opportunities become scarcer.

There’s a lot to be said, therefore, for seemingly less exciting jobs that nonetheless offer big salaries and, importantly, an element of job security. We’ve scoured the most recent salary surveys of recruiters Robert Half, Robert Walters and Hudson to give you a list of jobs that reach six-figures within five years and are currently in demand around the world. Figures have been converted into US$ for ease of comparison. These figures are base salary only.

1. Project manager, front office change management projects, London, up to $249k

2. Data scientist, San Francisco, $150-350k

3. Trade finance sales, Dubai, $110-278k

4. Quantitative risk analyst, London, up to $100-174k

5. Qualified lawyer (1 year post-qualified), wealth management, London, up to $142.1k

6. Qualified actuary (0-3 years’ experience), London, $133.7-167.2k

7. Business analyst, compliance, London, up to $158k

8. Cross-product settlements, New York, up to $150k

9. Regulatory accountant, newly qualified to three years’ experience, London, up to $131.2k

10. Investor relations, hedge funds, Hong Kong, 3-5 years’ experience, up to $130k

11. Sales, cash management, Hong Kong, 3-5 years’ experience, up to $130k

12. Credit risk modelling, 3-5 years’ experience, London, up to $125k

13. Liquidity risk management, London, 3-5 years’ experience, up to $125k

14. Information security officer, London, up to $129k

15. Compliance, product advisory, London, up to $125.3k

16. Relationship manager, corporate banking, Hong Kong, 3-5 years’ experience, up to $116k

17. Applications/product support analyst, London, $112-128k

18. Audit/business services, insurance, London, $100-125k

19. Compliance, regulatory affairs, London, $117k

20. Quantitative risk analyst, 3-5 years’ experience, London, up to $116.5k

21. Market risk management, 3-5 years’ experience, London, up to $116.5k

22. Management accountant, Dubai, up to $108.8k

23. Fund accountant, NQ to three years’ experience, London, up to $105k

24. IT risk and compliance, Singapore, up to $102k

25. Mark risk management, analyst, New York, up to $100k