Within the banks, we see activity in 2017 holding steady through the year and only dipping in Q4, where it then picked up again in 2018, but has been in decline as the year progressed, with Q4 2018 at a 2 year low. In terms of the legal vacancies within the banks we see a similar pattern, where recruitment activity ended up being in decline in 2018 also, mirroring the trend seen in the wider corporate governance roles.
Also worth mentioning is that businesses are starting to take IT security seriously at last. After several high profile incidents where consumer services companies have been found to be in breach of customer data, businesses now are staffing up aggressively to combat this threat. As a result, IT security roles are up 97% year on year, making this the fastest growing area in IT.
When analysing the recruitment for other professional non specialist insurance roles, this is more extreme, in that we see that nearly two thirds of such generalist vacancies within Insurance now sit outside the capital.