It's squeaky bum time in the financial markets, as several firms have embarked (or are about to embark) on major job cuts.
But how likely are you to be axed ?
Well, Here Is The City can reveal the results of some exclusive research, based on the profiles of over 400 individuals who lost their jobs in the last 3 rounds of major industry job cuts, which just might provide a clue.
Our research indicated that the most vulnerable male employee is:
Between 37 and 41-years old, operating at a Director (or equivalent) level who earns a base salary of between £120,000 - £150,000 per annum.
They will be between 5 feet, 7 and 5 feet 10 inches tall, slightly overweight (as they will have spent more time at their desks over the years than in the gym), will have a receeding hairline, and will be divorced with 2 children.
The most vulnerable female employees are those:
Between the ages of 27 - 31, operating at VP level (or equivalent), who earn a base salary of between £60,000 - £90,000 per annum.
They will be between 5 feet and 5 feet 2 inches tall, will regularly work out at the gym, have shoulder length dark hair, and will be in a long-term relationship with their partner (who will also work in the markets, or as a lawyer or management consultant).
The least vulnerable employees (male and female) for the chop are those:
Between the ages of 22 and 25, who earn less than £40,000 in base salary a year, have a full head of hair (and their own teeth), and undertake a job outside of operations and IT.