~ New jobs platform launches, supporting a data-driven financial industry ~
The UK’s largest dedicated platform for data and analytics jobs , OnlyDataJobs, is now live. There are already over 13,700 jobs available on the site from a range of UK employers, including leaders in financial services. As a sector that’s been a big data player for longer than most, the platform aims to match data experts with companies wanting to take their
digital transformation to the next level.
The financial services sector has understood the value of data for some time, deploying both internal and third-party datasets in many business decisions. Finance teams need to effectively manage this influx of data, while also acting as
silo-busters to ensure its value is understood across every level of the organisation. Due to the immense amount of data produced and processed, the sector has become one of the most likely beneficiaries of applied data science and machine learning (ML).
Attracting the right talent to manage this data mass, however, continues to prove challenging. Last year, a survey of more than 250 financial services firms by Hays revealed that 83 per cent had struggled to recruit data scientists, even
though they were typically offering annual salaries of more than £100,000 for such jobs.
To fulfil these digital ambitions, companies need access to experts with an increasingly in-demand skillset. OnlyDataJobs acts as a hub for such roles, acting as a single platform that hosts virtually every data job a business may
require, for a variety of industries. Currently, the platform hosts over 1,600 jobs posting for the financial services sector, including positions with Aviva, Mastercard and JPMorgan Chase.
Not only does OnlyDataJobs offer a wide variety of roles, it also has several unique features that make it even easier for candidates to find their ideal position.
Because the platform is dedicated to data and analytics, job seekers can search for their next role and filter by technology or programming language knowledge, such as Python, SQL, Azure or Java. In fact, there are over 70 different technologies or programmes that the user can filter by. Employers and candidates can both search for jobs or future employees based on second language skills, and there’s an entire section dedicated to remote work, which is a growing requirement in this sector.
Unlike traditional recruitment sites, jobs posted on OnlyDataJobs link directly to the careers page that it was originally listed on. This means that a user’s application goes straight to the potential employer, rather than via a recruitment consultant or third party.
OnlyDataJobs was co-founded by one of the most experienced recruitment specialists in the country — John Salt, former executive at leading job sites, TotalJobs and CV-Library. Alongside him are co-founders Ryan Jones, who previously founded a data science recruitment firm, and Jonathan Hedger, a marketing specialist for TotalJobs and JobToday.
“Research suggests that two thirds of companies are talking about data more than they did five years ago,” explained Salt. “Data analytics is the digital skill most in demand globally and it’s in the list of the top three skills that recruiters in tech-driven companies are looking for.
“Businesses in financial services need access to data talent for so many reasons — to offer customers services they want, to learn more about their audience and, critically, to keep all that valuable data safe. We believe an industry that’s always adopted new technologies at pace shouldn’t be held back by challenges with fining the right talent. We know the right experts are out there, and it’s our job to match them with digitalised finance teams.”
If you’re looking for your first role in data and analytics, or your next challenge, register with OnlyDataJobs to receive the latest roles straight to your inbox. You can also register to receive OnlyDataJobs’ top ten jobs in data and analytics every week, which already has over 4,000 registrations.