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Job trends in Islington

In Islington, most employers are small private businesses on a single site

There are over 18,000 businesses in Islington. Most of these employ between 1 and 9 people, but there are 100 businesses and organisations that employ over 250 people. Nearly 6,000 new businesses have been started since 2012.

The top business sectors for growth are:

  1. Professional, scientific and technical services
  2. Information and communication technology
  3. Business administration and support services
  4. Construction
  5. Health and social care
  6. Arts, entertainment, recreation and other services
UK Business Counts 2018

Most frequently advertised occupations listed online 2017:

Occupation Number of postings
Secondary teachers 291
Primary and nursery teachers 265
Other sales occupations 206
Managers in other services 204
Marketing and sales  directors 199
Other administrative occupations 188
Marketing associate professionals 183
Chefs 155
Teaching assistants 148
Human resources officers 133
Nurses 125
Higher education teachers 118
Childminders and related 110
Care workers 106
Social workers 104
Catering assistants 92
IT business analysts, systems designers etc. 91
Programmers and software developers 83
Waiters and waitresses 82
Advertising and PR directors 73
Labour Insight, Burning Glass 2018

Top sectors for employment:

Sector 2015 2016
Professional, scientific and technical services
48,000 56,000
Information and communication technology 33,000 32,000
Business administration and support services
28,000 28,000
Health and social care 20,000 19,000
Financial and insurance services 14,000 14,000
Arts, entertainment, recreation etc. 12,000 13,000
Retail 14,000 13,000
Business Register Employment Survey 2018

Top employers advertising online 2017:

Employer Number of
postings
Sector
City University
332 Education
Islington London Borough Council  212 Local authority
City and Islington College 84
84 Education
Notting Hill Housing Trust
74 Housing association
NHS
56 Health
City London Academy
40 Education
University of London
34 Education
Holloway School
32 Education
Plan International (UK)
30 Charity
Centre 404
24 Charity
Cancer Research UK
24 Charity
Clarion Housing Group Ltd
24 Housing association
St Mary Magdalene Academy 24 Education
Aura Beauty Clinic
22 Beauty therapy
Central Foundation Boys School 19 Education
Dogs Trust Ltd 18 Charity
Care Com Ltd
16 Care provider
Elizabeth Gareth Anderson School 16 Education
Royal Mail 15 Postal services
Arts Incorporated Ltd 14 Education
Labour Insight, Burning Glass 2018