The financial technology industry expanded particularly strongly as the recruiters saw strong demand for data scientists and digital development specialists.

Banks, insurers and other firms did advertise more jobs last summer – 10,365 were new to the market last August – but that was an unusual season of frantic activity, far higher than the summers before or since.

“The British ethos of ‘keep calm, it’s business as usual’ is clearly on full display in this month’s numbers,” said Morgan McKinley’s Hakan Enver. “Factoring in Brexit, summer breaks and the bank holiday, a 4pc increase across the board is remarkable.”

The number of finance workers seeking new jobs also held steady, edging up 3pc on the month to come in at 14,260, a level which is down 6pc on the year.

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