2019 Financial Services Operations Hiring Trends

Morgan McKinley 04.03.2019

2018 saw a great demand for Financial Services Operations professionals with significant client facing experience as firms sought to improve their clients’ experiences with them.

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The Financial Services Operations recruitment landscape

2018 was a mixed year for the recruitment of financial services operations professionals and banking recruitment agencies; after a strong start due to churn, permanent opportunities continued to increase throughout the year, whilst the contract market was weaker - temporary opportunities fell by 21% in 2018 when compared to the previous year and professionals actively looking fell by 11%.

Unsurprisingly, the 2019 landscape is dependent on the outcome of Brexit negotiations. Changes to operations departments will likely continue further, but nobody truly knows what will come to fruition. When (or if) the UK leaves Europe, we expect organisations to be more confident with their budgets as they will have a clearer outlook on the future.

Read employment insights in our survey write-up

As part of compiling the 2019 Morgan McKinley salary guides, 2,400 active UK based professionals and employers were surveyed to gain an insight into their varying views of employment.

You can read the full write-up of our findings here.

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