DigitalThe North East’s digital and software industry is growing at a phenomenal rate. Outside London, the North East has the fastest growing IT and digital sector in the UK, and it is estimated that by 2020, it will be a £2.5bn industry. Fact card download
Jobs in the North East’s tech sector are abundant, and schools, colleges and universities are churning out skilled people to feed the skills needs of North East based giants like Sage Plc and Ubisoft among others. There is plenty of talent to go round – as businesses in North Tyneside will attest to.
The region is also a hotbed of creative talent and has a vibrant gaming sector with companies like Eutechnyx, one of the world’s leading developers of driving platform games, achieving great success.
The rapid growth that the region’s tech scene has experienced means that a number of powerful networks have been borne, designed to stimulate and spur on the development of digital and tech. This collaborative approach is not only raising awareness of the region in the corridors of power, but is also championing the innovation and skill that exists in North Tyneside and the wider North East area.
North Tyneside is already home to major names like Ebiquity, Accenture, DXC Technology, IBM and TSG. Stellium Data Centres are also expected to attract investment from national and international businesses, driving growth and the transfer of technology in this fast moving industry.