Tech Nation Report 2018

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Barclays is proud sponsor of the Digital Tech Business section of this year’s Tech Nation Report.

The Tech Nation 2018 Report is part of a groundbreaking annual series that captures the strength, depth and breadth of digital tech activity in the UK. The first Tech Nation report was published in 2015 to help develop an understanding of the vibrant digital tech landscape in the UK.

The 2018 Report continues to map the evolution of the UK tech sector and is packed with data, insight, comment and useful information, but this time round they look at the collaborations and connections helping ambitious tech entrepreneurs to drive economic growth.

  • The sector is worth nearly £184bn to the UK economy
  • Digital suburbs uncovered across the UK
  • The tech sector is expanding 2.6x faster than the wider economy
  • Digital workers earn £10k more than other workers
  • There are 3,527 tech meetups across the country
  • London is the 2nd most connected tech ecosystem on the planet
  • 72% of digital tech workers are over 35
  • Only 19% of the tech workforce is female
  • 83% of clusters cite access to talent as their biggest challenge
  • 15% of digital tech workers are from BAME backgrounds

Explore the report to find out about the connections and collaborations that underpin UK tech, drive ambitious entrepreneurs and power economic growth.

Tech Nation Report 2018 PDF (2.6mb)

Visit the Tech Nation’s website to explore interactive data visualisations, community insights and founder's views in your region.

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