Recruitment & Salary Outlook for Financial Services

Two reports have been published this week from recruitment agencies covering the financial services sector in Scotland. Readers might well have seen them already but we're sharing again just in case.

On Monday Core Asset Consulting published their annual guide to salary levels across the sector including both permanent and contract rates. Core's CEO Betsy Williamson drew particular attention to the impact M&A has had on the sector with regard to hiring and the ongoing stream of boutiques entering Scotland. The full report is available here.

The following day Eden Scott published their outlook for recruitment across a range of sectors including financial services. According to the report, financial services recruitment was up 25% on the prior year. Eden Scott's Karen Kerr believes the market will retain an appetite for hiring through 2015 driven by regulatory change in the main. Again, the full report can be accessed here.