London, UK -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/29/2022 -- [Trend topics]. Finance recruitment received a boost in Q3 in London with a significant jump in the number of job seekers looking for positions in this market. Figures showed a 14% increase, on a quarterly basis, in the volume of jobseekers looking for finance roles - and a 28% rise in the statistics when compared to the same period in 2021. The number of those actively seeking out new jobs in finance is the highest it has been since 2017. There could be a myriad of different reasons for this spike, including the cost of living crisis causing many people to rethink what is acceptable in terms of baseline salary and benefits. Companies that have been unwilling to review these figures in the light of inflation have seen employees head for the door. Many jobseekers have also taken the opportunity to find new positions that reflect their own - newly evolved - attitudes and expectations when it comes to work life balance and job satisfaction.
However, not every area of finance recruitment has experienced the same expansion in recent months. The figures for the number of jobs available in the sector in the same time period as the rise in jobseekers actually show a fall in positions. As more and more jobseekers have entered the market, the available options have decreased by 30% in Q3 in London. Despite the dramatic appearance of the figures they are not unexpected, with many pointing to the natural slowdown in hiring that tends to occur over the summer, especially as 2022 was the first year that overseas travel returned to full capacity since the start of the pandemic. A turbulent economic situation has also had a major impact, as did the death of Queen Elizabeth II, which caused many organisations to put processes - such as finance recruitment - on hold to mark a period of mourning. Among other changes to note in finance recruitment was a 20% average salary change for those in finance jobs moving to a different role.
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