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Normally we just publish a map of a sector or skill - see earlier article in our news section.

However we found the spread of IT company sizes working in the the Aerospace & Defence interesting and decided to make an infographic today as well.

Map of IT companies working in the Aerospace & Defence sector

From Alness to Darvel, we bring you a map of the Scottish IT companies working in the Aerospace and Defence Sector. The top locations for IT companies in this sector are Glasgow (10), Edinburgh (8) and Dunfermline (4).

We have started to load the information for the rest of the UK so there are a few companies from England on the map too.

MAp of our Map showing where Aerospace and Defence skills are in Scotland and the UK

Can there really be such a difference in the availability of Cyber Security skills in Scotland and England? 

Our current information suggests that about 1% of IT companies in Scotland offer Cyber Security skills and services and 11.5% in England.  Our data for England is incomplete but given that Cyber Security skills are very much in the public eye we felt it was worth publishing the map using all the information we have for the UK.


Interactive Map of Cyber Security Skills in the UK

In last week’s blog I proposed greater collaboration between large and small companies so that each can benefit from the other. However these companies have fundamental differences. This week we are going to look at the potential benefit of a large company engaging with smaller companies and surmounting these differences.

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Come on IT Companies - Let's be disruptive! Why Use small Companies? Part three of the disruptive blog by Janice Grant Shaw

In last week’s blog I commented on how quickly things change, and used the example of the severe downturn in the Oil & Gas industry. The IT skills shortage is well documented, but are we doing anything different to address the skills issues? Is there a different way of working and using underutilised skills in small IT companies in various locations around the country?

In the words of a Twitter feed from an attendee at #DPSTech2015 ' If you keep doing what you've always done, you'll keep getting what you've always got'.

So let's look at things differently.



Blog from Janice Grant Shaw - Com On IT Companies - Let's be disruptive! Can we collaborate?

Robin, our Community Manager, demonstrates how to update your Company Profile

How to update your Company Details on CC

In the early 80s I started my career in IT as a trainee programmer working in a software bureau where the proportion of men and women were more or less equal. In fact, my second boss was female. In these early days we did everything. We wrote code,   we managed what was then a complicated process of printing and distributing reports, and we could re generate the whole computer from a cold start.


Women working in IT and with DEC  (Digital) PDP 11/70 in the 1980s

Slides of an Example Search for Companies

Searching for IT Skills such as RFID, Oracle, CIsco, Software Development, Infrastructure Support

We will regularly publish info and graphs on the IT tech business. We have already gathered a huge amount of information on tech companies in Scotland, and will keep on adding more info as we move into other regions and countries.

Map of IT companies in Scotland

We launched mid July 2015 with almost 2,500 IT tech companies mainly in Scotland. Over the next few months we will continue to develop the site, review and add to the information we hold about companies.

Company Connecting expands into the rest of the UK and overseas.