Part 1: International Talent /

By geography


  1. The shares are based on digital tech workers defined as workers who had either a main or second job in the digital tech industries listed here. Region of a worker is defined in terms of the place of residence, as opposed to place of work.
  2. Tech Nation 2016 highlights that there are 1.56 million digital tech economy jobs in the UK. The difference in the number of digital tech jobs in the UK quoted here is down to definition differences. Tech Nation 2016 covers digital tech economy jobs which includes digital tech jobs in non-digital tech industries – digital tech industry jobs excludes people who work outside these industries (see here).
  3. The statistic in the table for all other UK regions is an average across all the remaining regions, owing to small sample sizes
  4. See Nathan, M. and Vandore, E. (2014) Here Be Startups: Exploring London’s ‘Tech City’ Digital Cluster Environment and Planning A, 46(10), 2283-2299. and Foord, J. (2013) The new boomtown? Creative city to Tech City in east London. Cities, 33, 51-60.
  5. Bathelt,H., Malmberf,A., and Maskell, P. (2004) Clusters and knowledge: local buzz, global pipelines and the process of knowledge creation. Progress in human geography, 21 (1), 31-56.
  6. See Lee, N., and Nathan, M. (2011) Does cultural diversity help innovation in cities: evidence from London firms. SERC discussion paper 69.