There has been quite a bit in the press about the rate of growth of the Scottish Digital Economy. Recent insights from Tech City UK and Nockolds Solicitors has identified the Scottish digital economy as the fastest growing outside London. This is great news. However, taking a look at the Tech Nation 2017 Digital tech economy map – it looks like Scotland stops at Dundee. Clearly Tech City, who prepare the report, do have to be able to cluster technology centres geographically, but it is a pity that Scotland is not better represented in the report.
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 skills across the various areas.