Not only is Chelmsford a modern and inspiring place to work, it’s also one of the fastest-growing centres for commerce in the East of England.

Chelmsford boasts a strong economy, as it:

  • contributes over £3 billion per year to the Essex economy
  • has the highest business start-up rate in the county
  • is the base for around 12,000 businesses
  • has approximately 87,000 jobs based in city, which has increased by more than 7% since 2015 

The largest industries in Chelmsford are health and social work, retail, education and professional, scientific and technical services.

The industries set to grow the most over coming years are professional, scientific, technical, accommodation, food, administrative, finance and insurance services.

For more detailed Chelmsford labour market information, visit the South East Skills website.

£27,800 average wage
7.4% increase in jobs from 2015 to 2020
31.2% of residents have a degree or equivalent

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