Wall Street & Technology’s Top 5 Stories of 2012

Financial firms may have been laying off employees by the thousands, but it’s certainly not all gloom and doom for technologists. Specialized IT skills are still in high demand on Wall Street, and earlier this year, we gave you the low-down on how to get an elite IT education. If you’re a Wall Street manager, we also gave you some tips on how to manage Millennials to make sure you connect with them, retain them and make the most of their talent – while also ensuring you take a good look at your IT spending. As one of our experts points out, hopefully we will also remember 2012 as the year that business leaders, policymakers and the world at large began to embrace the new realities of a technology-driven economy.
December 27, 2012


1. Who's Hiring in Financial Tech?

As firms continue to lay off thousands of employees – Citi recently announced it was handing out 11,000 pink slips – we found a bunch of firms who are hiring technologists.

Ed’s Note: It’s a good time to be a technologist on Wall Street, especially if you make sure you have the latest IT skills. Specialized technology skills are still in short supply and are demanding a premium in the marketplace. Meanwhile, total compensation, which includes base salary and bonus, is up for both IT staff and managers.

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