UK AdTech Industry
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UK AdTech Industry

Understand the UK’s AdTech industry and the companies shaping the future of advertising through our unbeatable real-time sector data and trends.

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What is AdTech?

What does AdTech mean? Well in short, AdTech means Advertising Technology – a term used to describe the software and technology advertisers use to launch, deliver, monitor, and measure the effectiveness of their digital campaigns.

AdTech companies range from analytics software and data management services to programmatic platforms and ad exchange marketplaces.

AdTech sector summary

Key information you should know about the AdTech sector from our AI-driven platform of over 5 million companies:

  • AdTech has turnover of £10.27bn, meaning it is our 35th largest RTIC, and our 21st fastest growing sector.
  • The AdTech sector is one of our top 10 sectors for overall venture capital funding.
  • The AdTech sector has not received additional investor attention in recent years and the amount of venture capital funding is not increasing as fast as our other emerging economy sectors.
782
COMPANIES CONSIDERED
£12,523,905,267
TOTAL TURNOVER
44,132
TOTAL EMPLOYEES
£27,682,030,000
TOTAL INVESTMENT FUNDING
£6,977,247
TOTAL INNOVATE UK GRANT FUNDING
4.1%
AVERAGE COMPANY GROWTH PER YEAR

AdTech verticals

Our AdTech RTIC is made up of 5 individual industry verticals, including verticals such as AdExchange, Advertisers, Data Management and Analysis. You can find out more about the verticals by buying a report, visualising the sector on our platform, or by downloading the data.

  • Sector Code Description Records
  • RTIC0001 AdTech 782 companies

    Companies that create technology and SaaS platforms that marketers use to target, design, deliver and review the effectiveness of their advertising.

    • AdTech: AdExchange

      Companies creating a digital marketplace where advertisers and publishers can interact

      84 companies
    • AdTech: Advertisers

      Companies providing technology enabling advertisers to reach audiences and offer products/services

      133 companies
    • AdTech: Data Management and Analysis

      Companies offering online platforms that support data analytics and management for advertisers and publishers

      623 companies
    • AdTech: Programmatic Platforms

      Companies providing online platforms that automatically buy and sell online advertising

      191 companies
    • AdTech: Publishers

      Companies that offer technology to those that sell or hire online space for advertisement purposes

      174 companies

AdTech industry growth

We estimate that the UK AdTech sector could be worth almost £12bn by 2027, based on the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.1%. Below you can see the five year turnover forecast for the RTIC from 2023 to 2027.

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– Summary of RTIC data & industry performance
– Overview of key verticals
– Geographic analysis & breakdown
– Key insights & trends

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