Evolving Skill Landscape: A Closer Look at UK Financial Regulators

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This study examines the skill landscape and job functions of financial regulators in the United Kingdom through analysis of 373 job postings, with a focus on supervisory roles. The preliminary findings reveal that the top skills in demand for financial regulators include technical knowledge, communication and presentation, relationship building and management, organisational and time management, collaboration and teamwork, and analytical thinking. The supervisory function accounts for a significant portion of the job postings (at 20%), with a slightly higher mean number of required skills (average of 14 skills required) and higher median salary (approximately £8,000 more than the overall median salary). The results also suggest that the skill landscape for financial regulators is constantly evolving, with a growing emphasis on digital expertise, agility and innovation. This preliminary investigation provides valuable insights into the changing skill requirements for financial professionals and regulators, and it highlights the need for continued research on the impact of emerging technologies and their applications in the financial sector.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 20 Mar 2023


  • skill requirements
  • supervision


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