Middlesex was an historic county that now falls almost entirely within Greater London. The county, which is also divided between Hertfordshire and Surrey, once had a strong Agricultural sector but now has an economy that largely reflects that of the capital. Recruitment agencies are therefore frequently in demand and will make staff placements in areas such as Staines, Uxbridge and Harrow.
At one stage, Middlesex was made up of 26 districts including Potters Bar, Feltham and Twickenham, and local recruiting firms can be found in all of these main settlements. The recruitment sector is largely influenced by London and agencies that serve the former Middlesex area are most commonly found to the west of the capital. Harrow and Heathrow are popular settlements for Middlesex recruiters, as is the Hillingdon Road area of Uxbridge.
Employment in Middlesex is typically slightly higher than the UK average, with salaries also being some of the greatest in Outer London. The largest earnings are found mostly in towns such as Staines and Hounslow, with the latter having an average median salary in excess of £30,000. Technical, Professional and Management jobs are particularly common in the county.
The job market in Middlesex now largely reflects that of London. The Creative and IT industries play an important role in local recruitment and this is supported by firms such as Orckid Design & Marketing, in Staines, and Cisco Systems, in Feltham. The Public Sector is also a significant provider of Teaching and Nursing jobs, due to establishments including Middlesex University and Central Middlesex Hospital. Hiring opportunities in Middlesex can likewise be found with Johnson & Johnson, Heathrow Airport and Sky, while Construction and Admin vacancies offer temporary and contract employment.