Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland, and the third largest in the United Kingdom (after London and Birmingham). Greater Glasgow had a population of 1,199,629 at the 2001 census. At the 2011 census, it had a population density of 8,790/sq mi (3,390/km2), the highest of any Scottish city.It is situated on the River Clyde in the country's West Central Lowlands. Inhabitants of the city are referred to as Glaswegians.

Glasgow grew from a small rural settlement on the River Clyde to become the largest seaport in Britain. Expanding from the medieval bishopric and royal burgh, and the later establishment of the University of Glasgow in the 15th century, it became a major centre of the Scottish Enlightenment in the 18th century. From the 18th century the city also grew as one of Great Britain's main hubs of transatlantic trade with North America and the West Indies.

With the onset of the Industrial Revolution, the population and economy of Glasgow and the surrounding region expanded rapidly to become one of the world's pre-eminent centres of chemicals, textiles and engineering; most notably in the shipbuilding and marine engineering industry, which produced many innovative and famous vessels. Glasgow was the "Second City of the British Empire" for much of the Victorian era and Edwardian period

Looking at the Tech Nation 2017 Digital tech economy map, it looks like Scotland stops at Dundee: there's so much more in Scotland.

Company Connecting has researched the majority of IT companies registered in Scotland. We have maps for Scotland, by Council and by city as well as infographics on skills and company size. Glasgow and Edinburgh are by far the largest centres of IT with 518 and 516 IT companies respectively. Next up is Aberdeen with 195 IT companies, and Dundee is in fourth place with 75 companies.  Over the past year we have published infographics on all of the areas in Scotland. There are significant differences in the ski

A UK start-up is pioneering technology that, it claims, can help to fight poverty in developing countries by allowing millions of people to learn to read and write in English using their mobile phones.

klik2learn logo accompaying the article UK start-up Klik2Learn begins anti-poverty journey with crowdfunding bid. Klik2Learn A UK start-up is pioneering technology that, it claims, can help to fight poverty in developing countries by allowing millions of people to learn to read and write in English using their mobile phones.

Scottish IT Companies: The 2017 Infographic Series

Company Connecting spent a  time researching, curating and tagging the 2,400 Scottish IT Companies in it’s directory, and it is Scottish companies which are the focus of this latest infographic.

Company Connecting is the authority on Scottish IT SMEs. We start 2017 by releasing a new infographic settign the digital scene for Scotland

Company Connecting Graph of Scottish IT Companies by sector

Our interactive map accompanies this weeks article and  infographic of IT companies with CMS skills on Company Connecting. We have completed the research on companies in Scotland and Cambridgeshire. The top cities are Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Aberdeen.

Map of the IT companies who can provide Content Managed Websites

IT Companies Cyber Security Skills Infographic and Interactive Map

This week we take a look at IT companies working in the Cyber Security space. We completed loading the information on 2,300+ IT companies in Scotland onto Company Connecting sometime ago. We are adding data for the rest of the UK all the time, and currently have 884 companies in England.


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We have researched 3,200 IT companies and our information has been added to by IT companies updating their company profiles. This week our infographic provides information on all the IT companies involved in software development on our database.

  • 903 IT companies with Software Development Skills of which 548 are in Scotland
  • Cambridge has 126 companies involved in software development
  • Glasgow has the most IT companies involved in software development in Scotland with a total of 124
  • Edinburgh has 105 companies involved in software development
Company Connecting word cloud of the IT companies with Software  Development skills. Top three are Cambridge, Glasgow & Edinburgh

Our research on IT companies  supplying services and products to the banking, insurance and finance sectors in Scotland indicates that there is a significant cluster of these companies in the Central Belt. At least 60% of the companies are based in Glasgow or Edinburgh.

Company Connecting: Interactive map of IT companis supplying products and services to the banking, insurance and finance sectors

Infographics: IT companies in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Cambridgeshire areas

We have recently published infographics which provides an overview of the of the IT industry in the Glasgow, Edinburgh and Cambridgeshire areas. In all three areas more than 50% of the companies have Software Development as one of their skills, a significant majority of companies have less than...

65% of IT companies in GLasgow and the surrounding area have less than 10 employees. The top three sectors that the IT companies provides services to are: Utilities, Retail & Consumer Goods and Financial Services.Our infographic summarises the size, skills, sectors and focal areas for IT companies in and around the Glasgow area. Once again Software Development comes out as the top skill.

Glasgow Skyline at night accompanying company connections Glasgow infographic