London, UK -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/29/2022 -- 2022-23 is a great time to work in the financial sector, as recent figures suggest that median pay in the industry is high - and getting higher. £3.5k a month median pay comes in significantly above the UK average of £2k a month. However, this is just a drop in the ocean in many financial sector jobs where the monthly pay is actually many multiples of this. Given the positive pay figures that already exist - alongside the rises that are forecast - it's clearly a good time to work in the finance jobs market. This would suggest that anyone working in finance is particularly well placed to cope with inflation and the forecast recession.
However, there are also challenges inherent in the state of the financial jobs market today - in particular for those who are not yet in it or who are looking for new roles. The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show that pay is increasing across the financial sector - but also that new jobs are not. The figures cover the whole of the financial services industry, including retail and wholesale banking. Brand new roles are not as plentiful in the financial sector as in other industries, according to these figures. However, that's not to say that the financial sector is shrinking or that jobs are disappearing, as they are in other sectors such as construction. In fact, in July this year, the financial sector had 25,000 more employees compared to the same month in 2021. The figures indicate that the financial sector simply isn't creating as many brand-new roles as other industries like information and communication (where three times the number of new jobs were created in the same time period). There are lots of influential factors to bear in mind here, such as demand for IT roles and the post-pandemic resurgence of industries like food services (where the highest number of jobs was created). The reality is that a wealth of opportunities exist for those seeking to tap into booming pay in finance jobs - and these are open to the right talent.
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