Financial and related professional services in Northern Ireland
With around a half of the region’s workforce, Belfast is the dominant finance centre in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland is an important nearshore centre for operations and support services.The region is continuing to build on its reputation for excellence in a number of key sectors, including legal services, financial services and information technology. Most of the industry is concentrated in Belfast.
The financial and related professional services industry provides jobs for some 31,100 people in Northern Ireland accounting for some 4.4% of regional employment. The 1,200 companies in the sector generate over £2bn in gross value added, over 6% of the region’s economic output.
Most of the industry is based in Belfast, the capital and largest city in Northern Ireland. Belfast accounts for around a third of the region’s population of 1.8 million. It lies at the centre of the Northern Ireland motorway network and has both a port and two airports, all of which give access to the UK mainland.
Our infographic illustrates the percentage of UK financial services jobs in Northern Ireland, indicating the major role that Northern Ireland plays in the industry.
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