Technology & Digital

Innovation for the nation

The UK is becoming a digital nation and the industry is helping to drive innovation and change across the economy – over one in three of the technology sector’s 1.5 million jobs are within traditional industries. And contrary to popular perception, the industry is far from being one dominated by London: four in five tech jobs are based outside the UK’s capital and there are 27 key tech hubs nationwide, from Truro in the southwest to Dundee in Scotland and Belfast in Northern Ireland.

Sector at a glance

  • 58,000 - The number of digital tech businesses in the UK
  • £161 billion - The annual turnover of digital tech industries
  • £50,000 - The average salary advertised for jobs in digital tech
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