Just kidding: it’s The City, obviously, and by a pretty margin, too. As revealed in a new report by the Office of National Statistics, pinstriped types earn an average salary of £50,575, well above the London-wide average of £34,315.
Tower Hamlets (the borough in which Canary Wharf lives) comes in second with average earnings of £41,866 a year, while the city’s politicians make do with third place, with Westminster salaries averaging £35,721.
Unsurprisingly, incomes are more modest in the outer limits of town, with Sutton (£22.1k), Bexley (£20.9k) and Harrow (£17.8k) propping up the city’s earnings league table.
But what about you? Is it time you jacked in the day job and found yourself a more lucrative postcode? Or perhaps you’re in need of a little evidence your boss is shafting you? Read on and get negotiating.
City of London, £50,575
Tower Hamlets, £41,866
Hammersmith and Fulham, £31,062
Kensington and Chelsea, £27,656
Richmond upon Thames, £27,463
Barking and Dagenham, £25,232
Kingston upon Thames, £24,365
Waltham Forest, £22,246