Edinburgh is Scotland’s high-tech hotspot

The number of digital companies has grown by a third in three years.

Edinburgh Castle


According to a recent Tech Nation report, said to the first major analysis of Britain’s digital technology clusters, Edinburgh supports just over 17,100 digital jobs.

Edinburgh has particular strengths in software development, financial technology and education technology, with extensive use of social networks within the Edinburgh digital cluster. Access to talent was also rated highly.

The number of IT start-ups in Scotland as a whole has increased by over 32% since 2009, going from 4,930 to 6,520.

Edinburgh isn’t just a great city for tech – it’s also a great place to live. In fact, the city gets a 97% satisfaction rating as a place to live from it residents. If you’re looking for your next tech job opportunity, why not consider Scotland’s capital city?

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