East London

The London Borough of Enfield is London’s most northern borough. It borders the London Boroughs of Barnet, Haringey and Waltham Forest, and Hertfordshire and Epping Forest in Essex. A busy market town dating back to the start of the 1300's, it is now a mix of countryside, parks, markets and shopping centres. The average Enfield salary is £30,330 and salaries in Enfield have gone down 16.5% year-on-year compared to the national annual change of -4.9%. There is a high demand in the Teaching and Logistics & Warehouse industries.

The average Waltham Forest salary is £26,294, with the top employers being the National Health Service, Waltham Forest Council and Stonegate Pub Company. With a population of over 284,000, Waltham Forest is one of the greenest boroughs north of the River Thames and is home to over 12,000 businesses.

Newham was formed from the former Essex county boroughs of West Ham and East Ham. It is in the heart of east London and is one of the most diverse places in the country, with more than 200 dialects spoken. The borough is home to London City Airport, The Siemens Crystal, Westfield Stratford City and the Excel Exhibition Centre. The average salary in Newham is £25,217 and the top employer hiring in Newham is the National Health Service. Routes into the health industry include work experience, apprenticeships and university degrees.  

Redbridge is home to the Crossrail Corridor which includes three distinct centres at Seven Kings, Goodmayes and Chadwell Heath, all of which will benefit from new Crossrail services, with significant growth potential with new investment in homes, jobs and social infrastructure. The average salary in Redbridge is £30,689 with a high demand in the Health and Social Care industry.

Havering is a thriving commercial business district and is one of the largest in Greater London at around 40 square miles. Half of this lies in the protected Green Belt, which is a huge draw for visitors. The average Havering salary is £26,464 with the most live job ads in Havering for Hospitality and Social Work jobs. The top employers include Helping Hands and Havering London Borough Council.

Barking and Dagenham is around 9 miles east of Central London and home to over 213,000 residents and nearly 8,000 businesses. The average Barking salary is £29,461 with a high demand for careers in Teaching and Logistics & Warehouse. Salaries in Barking have gone down 10% year-on-year while the national annual change is -4.9%.

With over 20k businesses, Tower Hamlets covers much of the traditional East End. Tower Hamlets Council has been awarded £99,000 from the Mayor’s Portas Pilot Initiative and has contributed a further £88,000 to develop an approach to improve three local markets - Chrisp Street Market, Watney Market and Roman Road Market. The average salary is £39,640 with a high demand for Hospitality and Healthcare Workers.





Last update:
October 2021