The UK is one of the world’s leading global financial services centre and one of the most internationally focused marketplaces in the world. A number of the UK regions contribute to the success of the sector. London is core to the UK’s leading position, but other cities including Edinburgh and Glasgow, Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Norwich, Reading and Sheffield, Cardiff and Belfast are also important financial sectors.
Covered within the financial sector, the leading roles include banking, insurance, securities, derivatives and fund management. Professional services include legal services, accounting and management consulting.
The UK offers a great work/life balance and salaries, although varying through regions, can be very rewarding. With great airport and rail links it can be very easy to jet off to foreign destinations or to merely escape to the beautiful UK countryside.