The latest Robert Walters UK Jobs Index has revealed that secretarial and support vacancies rose by 28% in the first quarter of 2016 compared to the same period last year.
Boutique firms fuel hiring in financial services
While larger banks have been conservative in their hiring, boutique and medium-sized investment banks and investment management houses looked to recruit secretarial professionals at all levels.
The report shows a particular focus on support for compliance professionals as companies continue to react to new regulation by increasing the size of teams in this area.
Business growth drives demand for secretarial and support professionals
Increased consumer spending has led to growth among businesses with a strong e-commerce presence, as well as firms involved in property, hospitality and media.
As these firms expand, employers are looking to take on additional secretarial and support professionals to provide essential support services to ensure their businesses can accommodate this growth.
Rebecca Gaden, Manager for Secretarial and Support recruitment at Robert Walters comments: “The figures are very encouraging, suggesting an attitude of measured confidence among businesses who are still looking to fill vacancies traditionally associated with business growth.”