Many professionals in the mortgage industry will be welcoming the results of a recent report after it suggested a number of key roles in the sector will become highly sought-after over the year ahead.

According to the latest data from recruitment giant Hays, mortgage lenders, mortgage processors and mobile lenders will all be hot job titles in 2018.

“If you’re a mortgage lender, mobile lender or mortgage processor you’re in luck,” said Scarlett Pond, of Hays. “These are just three of the banking skills that will be in high demand in 2018.”

Covering January to June 2018, the Hays Jobs Report provides a guide to hotspots of recruitment activity and is updated twice a year to reflect changing market conditions across Australia.

Released on January 11th, the most recent report explained that mortgage lenders are in high demand as banks continue to promote existing performers and backfill vacated roles.

Mobile lenders are also sought after and the study noted that financial services firms will all be vying for the same candidates – a situation that will inevitably drive up salaries for those with the desired skillsets.

Finally, mortgage processors are also going to be in high demand as consistent property sales fuel back office processing and administration requirements.

Nick Deligiannis, managing director of Hays in Australia and New Zealand, said the demand reflects the growing need for non-routine workers in an increasingly digital environment.

“The rapid rise in robotics and automation will create highly-skilled roles that require people with particular knowledge and expertise in non-routine and non-repetitive tasks,” he said.