Demand for staff in the accounting, finance, banking and insurance sectors grew by double-digit figures in Scotland over the last year, according to new research.
The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) said demand for accounting and finance jobs rose by 11% over the year to July 2017, while demand for banking and insurance jobs rose by 18% over the same period.
The data, provided by recruitment software company Innovantage also revealed growth rates of 12% for all professional job roles.
Moya Rylands, regional director at APSCo, said:
“These are a strong set of figures for Scotland, with a number of sectors continuing to push growth, as employment continues to significantly increase.
“There are lots of reasons to be very positive about future employment.”
Kenneth Gibson MSP added:
“The Accounting, Finance, Banking and Insurance sectors are traditionally of tremendous importance to the Scottish economy and it is encouraging to see such solid growth in areas where Scotland has always had a sound and highly respected international reputation.”