Wiltshire is situated in South West England and is bordered by the counties of Berkshire, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire and Somerset. It is well known as home to the Neolithic sites of Stonehenge and Avebury.
The county has a total area of 3,485 square kilometres and a population estimated to be over 474,000 (in the 2011 census). The economy is boosted from what is known as the "M4 corridor effect" and which brings business to the area. Swindon is home to companies including Motorola, Honda, Intel and Catalent, while Dyson have offices close by in Malmesbury. Recruitment agencies will be able to connect employers and staff in the area.
The county has high numbers of staff working in defence and public administration, due to the presence of the British Army, the RAF and the Ministry of Defence. A profile by the South West Observatory showed in 2012, employment in education and health made up more than a quarter of the total jobs at 29.3%, followed by manufacturing, wholesale and retail (24.7%), and tourism.
The full-time annual pay (gross) for Wiltshire staff was £26,816, which was the third highest in the South West, and above the median average for England (£26,615).