A survey has shown that banking is the hottest sector among job seekers in Shanghai but ranks only fifth in terms of salaries, Shanghai Daily reported Monday. An average 113.6 job seekers would apply for a vacancy in the banking sector every day in Shanghai, followed by environmental protection jobs with 77.8, online recruitment firm Zhaopin.com was quoted as saying following a survey of positions posted on the website over the past month. But in terms of salary, the average monthly pay offered in banking sector was 8,045 yuan (US$1,308), lagging the best-paid professional services such as auditing, legal consultancy and human resources, where job seekers on average were offered 11,927 yuan a month, the report said. Intermediary services, online gaming and computer software sectors were also among the higher-salary jobs.
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