Demand for pre-qualified accountants in the UK rose in August to its highest point this year, contrasting with flat demand for employees across the wider UK economy, the Reed Job Index has reported.
The number of new jobs for pre-qualified accountants was up by 17% since the Reed Job Index was launched in December 2009.
Demand for fully qualified accountants also rose in August compared with July, but did not hit this year’s record, which was set in May.
Salaries for new pre-qualified accountancy jobs reduced slightly compared with July, but held steady for fully-qualified accountants.
Reed managing director Martin Warnes said that increased competition amongst candidates seemed to be holding salary offers steady this month, as more accountants return to the job market.
Reed.co.uk is the UK’s largest commercial job board.