Accounting and finance industry’s job market booms in weeks leading up to supposed Brexit


Despite uncertainty in the weeks leading up to a supposed Brexit, new data from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job board, reveals that employers in the accounting and finance industry have continued to remain confident. In fact, there were 7.8% more jobs on offer in the sector in March, with average salaries climbing by a marginal 1%.

The findings, which compared job market data from March 2019 with the same period last year, also revealed that applications for new accounting and finance jobs jumped up by an impressive 6.5% year-on-year.

Lee Biggins, founder and CEO of CV-Library, comments: “Despite the fact that there’s been no real agreement set for Brexit, the accounting and finance industry is enjoying a job market boom along with the economy as a whole. With questions still being raised about whether or not Brexit will even go ahead, our data suggests that the sector’s employers are growing in confidence and are still pulling out all the stops to attract new hires, with industry professionals reacting positively to this.”

As well as this, the amount of candidates in the accounting and finance industry registering their CVs online with CV-Library has increased by a staggering 27.8%, suggesting that more individuals are starting to consider looking for jobs.

Biggins continues: “With job applications on the rise, candidates are finally starting to react to the industry’s jobs boom, as Brexit looks set to drag out for a while longer. A huge positive for employers, this means that companies recruiting right now will have a larger pool of talent to choose from, so take advantage of this job market boom!”