East Anglia is a region in the East of England comprising the counties of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. Major conurbations include Cambridge, Peterborough and Norwich.

Cambridge has a diverse economy with strengths in sectors such as research & development, software consultancy, high value engineering, creative industries, pharmaceuticals and tourism. Over 40% of the workforce have a higher education qualification, more than twice the national average.

The Cambridge Biomedical Campus lies at the core of Europe’s leading biotechnology cluster and combines world-class biomedical research, patient care and education as leading pharmaceutical companies are based alongside a booming community of academics and healthcare professionals. The Cambridge Science Park is a concentration of science and technology related businesses, and has strong links with the nearby University of Cambridge which is amongst the oldest and most famous universities in the world.


Housing and population levels are expanding in Peterborough and a £1 billion regeneration of the city centre is underway which will see an increase of 17,500 jobs by 2020 in retail, leisure, tourism, distribution and related business services. In line with UK trends, industrial employment has fallen, with a significant proportion of new jobs in financial services and distribution.

Peterborough also has a strong economy in the environmental goods and services sector and has the largest cluster of environmental businesses in the UK.

Norwich has strong employment levels in business and financial services, public services, retail, manufacturing and tourism. Investment and expansion in the area will further strengthen the community of research organisations and science and technology based businesses.

The average salary in East Anglia currently stands at £26,346 and the average house price is £192,386.


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