UK investment bank hiring up in Q3, ad survey says

* Web job ads for capital markets nearly double vs year ago

* Private equity, venture capital job ads fall 5 pct

LONDON, Dec 2 (Reuters) - UK investment banking recruitment surged in the third quarter, with available jobs in capital markets and advisory rising more than 20 percent even as staff cuts loom at some banks, a study showed on Thursday.

Positions in consultancy, sales and marketing and information technology also rose in that period, according to data from financial services job site eFinancialCareers.

Jobs available in capital markets -- an investment banking division hit hard at the height of the financial crisis but which recovered sharply throughout 2009 -- had broadly doubled by the end of this October compared to the previous year, the survey showed. Asset management experienced a similar jump.

Only the private equity and venture capital sector showed a 5 percent recruitment drop.

The data, tracking advertised UK positions on the company’s website, comes as some of the country’s top banks contemplate a fresh round of job cuts in the new year.

Barclays Capital, the investment banking arm of Barclays BARC.L, is looking to shed hundred of jobs after a sluggish period for the industry. [ID:nLDE6B01HF]

The firm had been hiring aggressively earlier this year, and indicated on Wednesday that it would still be recruiting in select areas.

With investment banking revenues still muted, as a prolonged income slump grips key profit drivers of the last year such as fixed income divisions, further job cuts could follow elsewhere.

Some firms with a presence in London, such as Citigroup C.N and Standard Chartered STAN.L, are still expected to embark on new recruitment drives as of next year, although many of these jobs could come from outside Britain.

Recruitment is expected to slow in November and December, with employees hanging on to their jobs as they await the yearly bonus round. But eFinancialCareers said it expected hiring to continue in 2011, as some firms rebuild teams as revenues grow and businesses increase their IT and back office headcount. (Reporting by Sarah White; Editing by Hans Peters)