Robert Walters European Job Index – Q4 2014
6% rise in property and construction and tax roles advertised year on year
The outlook for the Belgian jobs market in 2015 is promising, following improved economic conditions. In the latest Robert Walters European Job Index, the findings reveal a year on year 6% rise in property and construction roles advertised, demonstrating the growing strength of the economy.
Compared to the same time last year there has also been a 6% rise in tax jobs advertised as international tax demands on businesses force them to seek permanent tax counsel. Treasury professionals are also in high demand with a 5% increase in positions on the market compared to the same time in 2013.
In terms of general accounting and finance roles, volumes remain high, with over 12,000 roles advertised in the final quarter of 2014.
Antoine Biot, Managing Director of Robert Walters Belgium, said:
“With the improvement of economic stability in 2014, candidates have become increasingly confident, resulting in an active job market. As we start the year, we expect candidate and business confidence to continue to improve, with more new and replacement roles coming to market.”
IT professionals continue to be sought after as businesses seek to upgrade and grow their systems, after years of underinvestment; volumes have remained high in the sector with over 7000 roles advertised in the quarter.
Antoine Biot continued:
“We are seeing high demand for junior to mid level candidates, particularly with bilingual skills, and it’s clear that businesses are focused on growth for 2015. Over the next quarter we expect high job availability for candidates as business demand continues to strengthen.”
For more information or to view the full report please contact:
Antoine Biot, Director Robert Walters Belgium
Tel: + 32 (0) 2 535 08 51
Sofie Slagmulders, Marketing Executive
Tel: +32 (0) 2 535 08 66