The number of risk jobs advertised has increased, showing an increase in demand for risk professionals, according to the latest Robert Walters UK Jobs Index.
The highest demand was seen in London and the South East with the number of vacancies increasing by 7%.
"With the UK’s recovery from the recession looking increasingly assured, employers are looking to expand teams to support their growing business, with risk management as an integral part of their planning," said Rob Starkl, Manager at Robert Walters.
With the UK’s recovery from the recession looking stable, employers are looking to expand teams to support their growing business, with risk management as an integral part of their planning.
As well as improved business conditions impacting the growth in risk recruitment, the continued pressure from regulators continues to drive vacancies in most areas of risk.
Candidates at AVP and associate level remain the most sought after in view of their limited supply. Specialists with experience in stress testing, Volker, FRTB and FDSF are highly sought after. Those with AVP and associate level remain the most sought after in view of their limited supply.
Overall, demand for professionals has been high across the following areas:
"We have seen a significant increase in recruitment activity within all areas of risk management, given the high level of recruitment, employers are considering alternative candidate sources to secure top talent," Chad Lawson, Associate Director at Robert Walters.
The Robert Walters UK Job Index tracks job advertisement volumes over leading job boards across the UK in sectors such as banking & finance, risk, compliance, marketing, IT, legal, tax, secretarial and support, HR and procurement and supply chain.
Released on a quarterly basis, the report provides an indicative summary of recruitment activity being experienced across major national markets as well as key industry comparisons.
Five reasons to consider a fraud analyst career
Millions of online transactions happen at any given moment requiring someone to keep an eye out for potential fraud threats. Fraud analysts work extremely hard to identify those taking advantage of stolen information or deceptive practices and spot criminal trends such as phishing, social engineerinRead More
7 killer interview questions to prepare for
While no two job interviews will follow the exact same format, there are some questions that are very popular among employers when screening potential candidates. By preparing confident answers to some of the more common interview questions, you can give yourself the edge over other potential candidRead More
5 things to know about law firm risk & compliance
Over the last few years, there has been a growing demand for the law firm risk & compliance skillset which has created many career opportunities within the legal sector. Are you looking for your next role in the legal field? Here are 5 things to know about law firm risk & compliance. What is law firRead More
Come join our global team of creative thinkers, problem solvers and game changers. We offer accelerated career progression, a dynamic culture and expert training.