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Banks investing heavily in risk management

Filed under: Risk Management — Stephanie on November 25, 2011

Despite the reports about rising unemployment there are some sectors with IT where employers are actively recruiting. Those people working in risk management and IT security jobs can look forward to more opportunities and buoyant phase in information security recruitment in 2012.

At the beginning of 2011 there were signs that the bank were opening more information risk management jobs as demand for IT security increased however these roles tended to be contract based.

However as these forms of IT projects are maturing in terms of intricacy and scope the finance sector is widening its resources and looking for towards permanent recruitment. Banks are investing huge sums in risk management. IDC Insights has released data which shows that globally banks are forecast to invest $74 billion by 2015 in this area alone. By 2012 15 percent of IT budget will be allocated to risk. Much of this focus is driven by a need to be compliant with forthcoming changes in legislation.

Risk and compliance jobs are still on the increase but in keeping with the uncertain economy the financial sector are not flooding the market with jobs. It’s likely that there will be a steady stream of vacancies appearing on the market giving candidates and students with appropriate accreditation the chance to snap up a great opportunity. Currently companies are still switching internal staff around to fill some of these roles but moving forward it’s expected that risk management recruitment will see a new injection of vacancies over the coming year.

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