Accounting & Finance: Sector Spotlight

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Plan for pay rises, appraisals and new hires for the year ahead with the UK's leading salary and recruitment guide. 

Developed in partnership with a market leading data provider, we assessed over 100,000 jobs posted over the last 12-months, to provide you accurate data points on UK salary ranges, averages and expectations for permanent, contract and interim positions across the UK.

Whether you're looking to attract and retain talent, or if you're looking for your next career move, we offer salary and market insights for permanent, contract and interim positions in London, Birmingham & the Midlands, Manchester & the North and Milton Keynes & the South East, across the following discipline areas*:

  • Qualified Finance
  • Part-qualified & transactional finance
  • Interim Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Tax & Treasury
  • Practice Accounting
  • Senior Appointments 

*For part-qualified and transactional finance positions, visit the Walters People page here.

Accounting and finance sector key trends


Professionals with audit experience are expected to be in the highest demand, with a 17% growth reported across this talent hotspot.


34% of professionals consider "colleagues and culture that inspire employees to do their best" as the top employer value for the year ahead. 


33% of professionals are confident about job opportunities in their sector in 2021.  

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Enhance your talent acquisition strategy

The latest market findings can help support and structure your recruitment offering and approach in 2021 to ensure you attract the best talent in the market. Candidates will be looking for benefit packages that reflect the new world of work and for a new potential employer to have a more inclusive focus on general wellbeing and a structure encompassing educational, mental and physical support as opposed to pure financial reward. Request a copy of the 2021 Salary Survey for more information on employee value expectations for the year ahead.