by Deborah Bates on May 17, 2011

posted on boyce recruitment updates,

London job creation remains steady

The number of jobs in London being created has remained steady over the past two months, the Recruiter has reported.

That’s according to figures released by an independent recruitment consultancy, which also confirmed that year-on-year, the number of roles being created had risen.

In April 2011, some 15 per cent more roles were created in the capital than in April 2010. Furthermore, as eight per cent less professionals were entering the London jobs market, this meant less competition for jobseekers throughout the capital – a positive turn of events.

It was also confirmed that the amount of roles available in March 2011 stayed the same in April 2011; and that the average salary for a professional breaking into a role in the City was over £50,000.

One industry insider, Andrew Evans, gave his take on the figures in the Grapevine Magazine. He argued that had it not been for the Easter holidays and extra bank holidays created by the Royal Wedding, the figures may even have been better.

Evans confirmed: “Given the number of new roles available in April 11 has remained exactly the same as March 11, it is entirely likely that without the holidays, there would have been a continuation of the upward trend in job opportunities that we have seen since February 2011.”