Islington is a borough in the heart of London with an estimated population of 199,130. Its location, adjacent to the City of London, has been an important factor in the development of its diverse economy.
The borough is home to almost 10% of Central London businesses and a significant proportion of its working age population is highly qualified. Recruitment agencies often look for staff to take on managerial, professional and technical roles in this area.
Islington's location on the A1 and its good public transport links contribute to its popularity with businesses and almost 12,000 commercial companies of all types operate within the borough.
Its position close to the West End means that it also attracts employers in a wide range of retail, culture and media companies, as well as a range of legal and communications firms and restaurants and hotels.
One of the borough's important local employers is Arsenal Football Club, which is located at the Emirates Stadium in Highbury. Workers are employed by the club in areas ranging from coaching and youth and community development to medical and finance. Roles are also available in legal, hospitality, administration and security departments.
The average annual income per household in the borough ranges from £30,000 to £36,000.