The ICSA operates throughout the UK and abroad. I've done an analysis of UK jobs advertised in our latest journal. With Scotland having around 9% of the UK population one might think that the percentage of jobs up here would reflect that. Most months there are Scottish jobs advertised but there are none at all this month.
So what about the rest of the "provinces"? Here's what I found.
Jobs in Northern Ireland: 0%
In Wales: 0%
In the Northwest of England: 0%
In Yorkshire and Humberside: 0%
In the Southwest of England: 0%
In the Northeast of England: 1%
In the East Midlands: 1%
In the East of England: 1%
In the West Midlands: 6%
In the Home Counties: 22%
In London: 69%
So, 91% of these well-paid head office jobs are in London and its outer suburbs. Market forces say our southern friends. We're just so much more entrepreneurial than the rest of you. I don't believe that for a moment.
Surely the huge centralisation of the UK state apparatus leads to private companies needing to base themselves in the Southeast. Fortunately we in Scotland have a way out.