How to get a job in financial IT

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IT pros may have shied away from financial services during the industry's recent upheavals, but it now represents a vibrant employment segment for those who understand its adherence to security, compliance and reliability. Insider (registration required)

It's been a rough few years for people seeking work in the finance industry. Its growth-by-acquisition strategy over the last decade meant that companies needed fewer new workers, and its contribution to the economic meltdown of a few years ago soured it to a lot of potential employees.

And salaries haven't exactly skyrocketed either. Data from a recent survey by recruiting firm Mercer in conjunction with Gartner shows salaries for several finance IT positions are on par with -- but not statistically higher than -- those positions for the whole IT industry.

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