Analysis of the Private Practice Regional Job Market

Brewer Morris and Vacancysoft

March 2017

Key takeaways include:

  • The number of accountancy firm posts in the regions of England and Wales (excluding London) which were advertised online in January 2017 was 31% higher than in January 2016.
  • Thirteen percent fewer vacancies in the regions were advertised online over the 12-month period ended 31 January 2017; however, that may be due to accountancy firms increasingly using specialist recruitment firms.
  • Market sentiment suggests that “centres of excellence” for larger accountancy firms will pop up in the regions in the future.

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    Vacancies in the regions of England and Wales outside of London have been drawing more and more attention over the past few years. As rents, and salaries, in London reach higher and higher levels, more and more firms are looking to the regions for more cost-effective options. For professionals in the industry, relocating to a post outside London offers a more relaxed environment, shorter commuting times and a quite possibly a better work/life balance. But where are the canny recruiters focusing their attention? Which regions are the hotspots and which are more challenging? Which niches offer the best opportunities? All that and more can be found in the latest report co-produced by Brewer Morris and Vacancysoft.

    Vacancysoft is the Data Publisher for the Recruitment Industry. We provide recruiters with daily lead lists that help to monitor their clients’ hiring and to identify companies struggling to hire.

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