Jobseekers with proven regulatory experience may find new job opportunities and employee rewards in the financial sector, it has been claimed.

According to Badenoch and Clark, an increase in regulation and compliance is creating new jobs with employee benefits in professional service industries such as banking, accounting and financial services.

Lynne Hardman, managing director of professional services at the recruitment consultancy, says the market upturn has improved the job market.

She explained: “Increased levels of regulation and compliance are clearly applying upward pressure to both the number of vacancies and salaries within the financial sector as a whole; this can only be a good thing.”

Candidates heading online to find new jobs or seek higher employee rewards may find an increased number of postings.

According to the Monster Employment Index, online job opportunities saw a nine per cent year-on-year increase in March.

The south-west and East Anglia experienced the greatest annual increases in internet job postings.