Recruitment Market Updates

How was Procurement recruitment in Q3? During Q3 there was an increase in jobs available, both permanent and interim. The hiring of permanent professionals was busy, particularly at AVP and VP level. This is reflective of a buoyant permanent market that is showing no signs of relenting as we move...

17/10/2018

Hiring trends of Accounting & Finance professionals into Financial Services We have seen a large increase in the number of technical and specialist roles in areas such as IFRS 9 and 15, valuations and regulatory reporting. This has come from banks facing new legislations concerning how they...

17/10/2018

Recruitment of Office Support professionals throughout Q3 Q3 has been largely positive regarding the volume of roles available, however, recruitment processes have been lengthy. This can be attributed to two things: a lack of quality candidates and clients’ expectations being exceptionally high. We...

16/10/2018

The trends of Marketing recruitment in Q3 The uncertainty surrounding Brexit continues to be on job seekers’ minds. However, despite the future of visas and EU citizens’ rights to work in the UK remaining unclear, we’ve not seen it hugely impact businesses. It seems to be ‘business as usual’, with...

16/10/2018

Internal Audit and IT Audit recruitment trends Despite the inevitable lull encountered during the summer break, internal audit recruitment throughout Q3 was pleasantly buoyant. We have noticed a move away from traditional newly qualified AVP level hiring within core internal audit, with a much...

16/10/2018

The Financial Services Operations recruitment market in Q3 It’s been a long time coming, but plans for the changes needed around Brexit have finally filtered down to operational level, with a number of roles opening in Q3 that are purely focused on Brexit projects. Banks have also been moving some...

16/10/2018

Q3 trends: Compliance recruitment Historically, Q3 is when recruitment into financial services slows down due to the school holiday period. However, we have seen a continuous flow of permanent roles throughout the quarter this year, despite processes slowing with hiring managers and candidates...

16/10/2018

Q3 audit and advisory recruitment in accountancy firms The market for audit and advisory professionals in accountancy firms remained positive for the duration of Q3 2018. The large firms which work closely with the financial services sector and advise them on both legislative and anticipated...

16/10/2018

Particular demand for permanent AVPs On the permanent side of the industry, the most in demand candidates are those at AVP level. For those unfamiliar with the most commonly used corporate grading, an Assistant Vice President sits above an Associate and just below a VP in seniority. The salary...

10/09/2018

London Compliance jobs in 2018 Can the continual spend on Compliance in the City be sustained for much longer? I have created a report that examines how and why the Compliance jobs market is changing, introducing ideas and views of reputable professionals from the sector throughout. View the slides...

03/09/2018