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Demand for risk professionals leaps by 47% - highest in 2015 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 June 2015

The number of risk jobs vacancies in the City has jumped by 47% compared to May last year.

The results of the Robert Walters City Jobs Index, which tracks the number of jobs available and candidates seeking jobs in the City of London month-by-month, shows that in May 2015 there were over 1,100 job opportunities available for risk professionals in the City compared to around 750 in May 2014.
Employers are facing an acute skills shortage, with 3.6 available risk jobs per candidate in the City as the number of candidates falls by 29% compared to May of last year.
Chad Lawson, Associate Director – Risk Recruitment commented:

“Increasing pressure from regulators has driven employers to recruit risk professionals. This has led to the skills shortage that has been in evidence since the start of the year. The strong economy and increased confidence in the wake of the election are encouraging many firms to expand, further compounding the issue as employers compete to secure the top talent.
“A lack of recruitment at junior level during the recession means that, particularly for mid level roles, the candidate pool is extremely small. As a result, risk professionals are able to command high salaries and generous benefits packages as employers look to bring them on board to support long term growth.
“While demand for risk professionals is high across the board, there are several areas where employers are particularly keen to recruit. Specialists in stress testing, risk methodology and operational risk are all being highly sought after.”

(Source - Robert Walters City Jobs Index - May 2015)

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