London’s got the A-Z of everything a young professional could hope for: great job prospects, high salaries and endless sources of good times. The city hosts a dizzying array of museums, galleries, pubs, clubs, parks, markets and parties. It’s a fashion and foodie nirvana, steeped in generations of history. And if that wasn’t enough, you might even see the Queen.
Whether your tastes are punk or posh, there’s a lifestyle in London for you, and a great company for type of job seeker. According to a recent survey by Boston Consulting Group, London is the ‘most desirable city in the world to move to for work’. And it’s easy to see why.
The Big Smoke is younger than the UK as a whole, and not just in attitude: nearly two thirds of Londoners are aged under 44. It’s also the most ethnically diverse city in the world, so everyone can find communities to discover or feel at home in. While the cost of living is high in the city, salaries, particularly in IT development and Marketing, are much higher than the UK average.
Definitely. The variety of London life also applies to its job market. Startup fans will be best starting their job search around East London, where Tech City UK (fondly known as the Silicon Roundabout) has grown up around Old Street. It’s the third largest startup cluster in the world after San Francisco and New York City. London startups are just as exciting for marketing professionals as for people searching for jobs in IT, web design and software development.
Central London is home to the financial institutions, and employment in the City of London grew by 23% between 2009 and 2013. This part of the London generates more than a fifth of the UK economy, roughly equivalent to that of Sweden. Retail is HUGE in London – the sector accounts for 10% of all jobs in the metropolitan area. Media and Marketing professionals are always in demand in the city, with companies across all sectors trying to get the public’s attention.
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