Financial services sector

Latest Dorset financial services sector insights.

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Financial Services Sector Dashboard

Dorset is known as a thriving financial centre and the sector is well established with over 4 thousand firms in the county, employing 14,000 people (4.2%) and contributing £1.4 billion (8%) to the economy – marking £180 million in growth since 2015.

Bournemouth and Poole are locations of choice for market leaders Ageas, Barclays, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan (whose campus based in Bournemouth has 4,000 employees), LV (Liverpool Victoria), Nationwide etc. operating contact centres and headquarters in the area.

Explore key industry findings, skills, employers and occupations in the sector in the interactive dashboard below – clicking on the occupation bars will reveal salary, automation and education specifics. Download a copy of the Financial Services Sector Dashboard


Click on the arrow at the bottom right-hand corner to view the dashboard in full and scroll through the pages.

Career Prospects

The Finance and Insurance sector has been among the least affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our research of jobs advertised in the sector throughout 2019 shows that:

  • Over a quarter of jobs were for professional occupations - programmers and software developers, management consultants and business analysts and researchers
  • One fifth were for sales and customer service occupations and associate professionals where the financial and investment specialism is concentrated. A further 16% were for managers, directors and senior officials - such as chief executives, financial managers and marketing directors.

Explore pathways ( and career prospects ( in the sector.

Key Employer Websites

Explore current opportunities and learn more about recruitment process directly from key employers in Dorset: