Technology & Digital

Let's get digital

The UK has a leading position in Europe when it comes to technology, attracting far more investment into the sector than any other country around the continent. Its strong position is underpinned by the strength of British universities and the vibrant community of start-ups in the 30+ cities and tech clusters around the country. While London is the most important centre for this industry – with £56bn of the industry’s total turnover of £170bn – other centres play a vital role, with close to 70% of digital tech investment being made outside the capital in 2016, led by Edinburgh and Cambridge.

Sector at a glance

£170bn - The turnover of digital businesses in the UK in 2015

1.6 million - The number of digital tech jobs in the UK

14 - The number of 'unicorn' businesses in London, more than any other city in Europe