South London

The Royal Borough of Greenwich borders the River Thames and has a rich royal and maritime history. It has a growing population of nearly 290,000 residents and is home to shops and street markets, including the Greenwich Covered Market. Greenwich is known for its tourist attractions, such as the Cutty Sark, the Royal Observatory and Prime Meridian, Eltham Palace and the O2 Arena. The average Greenwich salary is £35,679. The occupations most in demand are Teaching and Healthcare & Nursing.

Bexley forms part of Outer London and has a population of nearly 250,000. The main settlements are Sidcup, Erith, Bexleyheath, Crayford, Welling and Old Bexley. The Bexley Town Centres strategy for regeneration provides a framework for the development and management of Bexley’s town centres. It is focused on the five larger town centres: Bexleyheath, Crayford, Erith, Sidcup and Welling. The average Bexley salary is £34,804 with high demand in Teaching and Engineering.

There are exciting developments happening in Lewisham town centres and local neighbourhoods, bringing new housing, schools and leisure facilities to the area. The regeneration of Catford town centre is developing new homes, shops and improvements to public space over the next 10–15 years. The average Lewisham salary is £34,120. Most live job ads in Lewisham are for Teaching Jobs and Trade & Construction Jobs. Salaries in Lewisham have gone up 15.5% year-on-year while the national annual change is 6.4%

Bromley is the largest borough in Greater London by area, and it is also one of the most rural. Most of its 330,000 population lives in the east and west of the borough, or in Bromley Town Centre. The shopping centres of The Glades in Bromley and The Walnuts in Orpington offer many job opportunities. The average Bromley salary is £38,287 with a high demand in the IT and Education industries.

Lambeth includes the popular cultural hub of the South Bank, the street markets of Brixton, and the open spaces of Clapham and Streatham Commons. One of the highest paying occupations in Lambeth is teaching. You can find out about teaching at The average Lambeth salary is £34,457. Most live job ads in Lambeth are for Teaching and Domestic Help.

Merton has a population of over 215,000 and is home to over 13,000 businesses. The average salary in Merton is £30,508.

The largest employers in Sutton are Epson and St Helier University Hospital. For more information about a career in healthcare, visit The average Sutton salary is £36,036 with a high demand in Healthcare & Nursing and Trade & Construction.

The average Croydon salary is £31,956 with a high demand in Healthcare & Nursing and Trade & Construction. Croydon Council has a workforce of over 6,000 staff and is one of the biggest employers in the borough.



Last update:
June 2023