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Internal Audit - Interim Market Report 2011

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The recovery in the internal audit recruitment market was focused on the financial services sector during 2010. This has now broadened out to include industry and commerce and the consultancy sector. Whilst the total number of vacancies has fallen, they are more representative of the wider economy. Demand from the publicClick to view Report sector has now fallen away and will now most likely remain subdued through to at least 2012. For many companies recruiting and retaining internal auditors is again one of the major challenging in managing an internal audit department. Outside of the public sector, prospects for internal auditors look better than they have been since 2008.


  • New vacancies amongst our sample companies decreased from 73 in the second half of 2010 to 67 in the first half of 2011.
  • Defensive registration during the period remained at historically low levels.
  • The overall salary increase achieved by internal auditors changing jobs fell back to 14% but remains close to its long term average.

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