Enabling growth across the UK 2022: UK-based financial and related professional services
This report evaluates the financial and related professional services industry’s economic contribution to the regions and nations of the UK. It is based on analysis of the latest available data (2020).
Across the UK more than 2.2 million people work in financial and related professional services, representing 7.4% of the working population, or approximately one in every 14 jobs. This is roughly equivalent to the entire population of Birmingham, Glasgow and Edinburgh combined.
Around two thirds of these people in employment in the industry work outside London. Major UK centres with more than 30,000 in employment in financial and related professional services include Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds and Manchester. Overall, 22 towns and cities in the UK each have more than 10,000 people in employment in the industry.