Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland, located in Lothian on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth. It is the second most populous city in Scotland and the seventh most populous in the United Kingdom. The mid-year population estimate for 2014 is 492,680. Edinburgh lies at the heart of a Functional Urban Area with a population in 2011 of 834,648. The Edinburgh city region has a population of 1,330,480. Recognised as the capital of Scotland since at least the 15th century, Edinburgh is home to the Scottish Parliament and the seat of the monarchy in Scotland. The city is also the annual venue of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and home to national institutions such as the National Museum of Scotland, the National Library of Scotland and the Scottish National Gallery. It is the largest financial centre in the UK after London.

The city has long been known as a centre of education, particularly in the fields of medicine, Scots law, the sciences and engineering. The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1582 and now one of four in the city, was placed 17th in the QS World University Rankings in 2013 and 2014. The city is also famous for the Edinburgh International Festival and the Fringe, the latter being the largest annual international arts festival in the world. The city's historical and cultural attractions have made it the second most popular tourist destination in the United Kingdom after London, attracting over one million overseas visitors each year

We have over 700 IT companies in the Edinburgh and surrounding area (EH Post Code). 61% of the companies have less than 10 employees, and less than 7% have 100 employees or more. Around a third of companies work in the area of software development, slightly lower than in Cambridgeshires. The main sectors that companies supply their services too are IT, Financial Services and Healthcare. The Oil & Gas sector takes fourth place which is interesting, as the main Oil & Gas companies are located further north.

Word Cloud of the Sectors that companies in Edinburgh and the surrounding area work

Visit us at our stand at Digital Transformation on 25th February in Edinburgh

We are very much looking forward to attending the Digital Transformation event on the 25th February at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh. We have a stand and will be delighted to see you and help you get the best out of Company Connecting. Digital Transformation is organised by Scot Tech Engagement ...

Digital Companies in Edinburgh and the surrounding area

There are more than 700 companies in Edinburgh and the surrounding area (EH post code). Check our Edinburgh infographic with details of the company sizes, main sectors and skills and compare with last weeks information for Cambridgeshire.

Interactive Map of IT companies working in the Banking, Finance and Insurance Sectors

This week we bring you an interactive map of  IT companies supplying services and products to the banking, insurance and finance sectors. 

In Scotland there is a clear cluster of companies in the central belt. Edinburgh and Glasgow have the largest concentration. Total companies we have...

Preview of our Map of IT companies supplying the banking, insurance and finance sectors

Our map this week is of IT companies supplying services and products to the banking, insurance and finance sectors. This will include Fintech companies. In Scotland there is a clear cluster of companies in the central belt. Edinburgh and Glasgow are by far the biggest hub for these sectors with...

Please try out our interactive map of IT Games companies in Scotland.  We will udpate as we bring on more companies in other regions of the UK. There are companies throughout Scotland from Moray in the North East to Dumfries in the borders, and of course the games hubs of Dundee, Glasgow and Edinburgh in between.




Map of the IT Games Industry in Scotland