Edinburgh fastest growing tech hub in 2017

Published: 08 December 2017

The Scottish capital was the UK’s fastest growing tech hub in 2017 according to leading global developer community Stack Overflow.

It found Edinburgh’s developer population grew eight per cent in the second half of 2017, bringing the total developer population to nearly 20,000 - or seven developers per 100 people in the labour force.

You quickly realise how easy it is to do business in Scotland. In Edinburgh, it feels like everybody is there to help you and wants you to succeed. You can’t underestimate that.

Steve Coates, CEO, Brainwave

 

The number of data scientists working in the city grew 19 per cent over the same period - a sign that Scottish Government-backed institutions such as The Data Lab are succeeding in their push to drive more participation in the burgeoning data science sector.

London remains the heart of the UK’s tech sector, Stack Overflow’s Q4 developer ecosystem report found, but the cost of living in the UK capital’s has been cited as one reason for the growing number of coders north of the Border...

Full story via Scotsman News

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