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Financial services vacancies up 30%

July 27, 2017  /   No Comments

Financial services vacancies up 30%Vacancies within financial services increased by almost one-third (29.4%) during the three months to May 2017 despite a 2.1% dip year-on-year.

That’s according to the latest Sector Trends report from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), produced in conjunction with Vacancysoft.

Commercial banking was the dominant area accounting for more than insurance, investment and consumer finance combined, but over the 12 months, there was a 2.7% fall in the number of vacancies, year-on-year. Meanwhile in the insurance sector, there was double-digit growth of 10.9% over the same period.

Bankers remain the most sought after financial services professionals, however, demand decreased by 3.4% over this period. Vacancies for insurance professionals increased by just over 10%. While the appetite for sales staff increased the most rapidly by 14.7%.

Regionally, London continues to be the financial capital of the UK with over half (54.9%) of all vacancies located here. The biggest growth was experienced by the West Midlands with a 29.7% increase, due partly to increased hiring activity by HSBC.

Ann Swain, Chief Executive, APSCo commented: “Despite a slight dip in demand for financial services vacancies over the year, in recent months, the sector experienced significant growth. While there are isolated cases of financial institutions such as the Nationwide Building Society announcing fewer vacancies, impacting on the South West of England, we are, on the whole, seeing a sustained and measurable increase in opportunities in the sector which is very encouraging news for the economy as a whole.”

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