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UK Cyber Industry

Understand the UK’s Cyber sector and the companies working across cyber security, risk management, computer safety and beyond. Find sector trends, growth information, financials and more with our Cyber industry Real-Time Industrial Classification (RTIC) data.

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What is the Cyber sector?

Cyber is a broad term used to describe the UK’s ecosystem of cyber security and computer safety companies.

Cyber security is essentially how companies and individuals protect themselves against cyber attacks where criminals can get hold of key account information, data, networks and access to devices.

There are many forms of cyber security or ways of providing computer safety. Today we can make use of a series of technologies, processes, applications or controls to combat the increasing sophistication of cyber attacks.

Today in the UK’s there’s a thriving cyber industry made up of a mixture of established companies and start-ups. This includes a wide range of risk management, endpoint security, cryptographic authentication and incident detection experts.

Cyber sector summary

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Here are the key facts about the Cyber sector. The sector has a turnover of £96.6bn currently, has received £34.1bn of investment and the sector is growing at 31.8% per year.


Cyber verticals

Our industry data goes deep. See the top verticals and specialisms making waves in the UK Cyber industry today.

Our Cyber RTIC is made up of 8 individual verticals. The top verticals in this sector include Risk Management, and Network Security. You can find out more about the verticals by downloading our RTIC report, or by signing up for a free trial of The Data City platform.

  • Sector Code Description Records
  • RTIC0006 Cyber 5720 companies

    Companies working across the cybersecurity and computer safety sector; Cryptographic Authentication, Endpoint Security, Identity Management, IoT Security, Network Security, Incident Detection and Response, Risk Management, Threat Management.

    • Cyber: Cryptographic Authentication

      Companies specialising in technologies and processes that enable cryptographic authentication within the identity access space

      480 companies
    • Cyber: Endpoint Security

      Companies providing hardware or software that protects devices when accessing networks.

      1051 companies
    • Cyber: Identity Management

      Companies developing products or services that control user access, for example with passwords, biometrics, or multi-factor authentication.

      1140 companies
    • Cyber: Incident Detection and Response

      Companies helping other organisations react, respond or recover from cyber-attacks

      1136 companies
    • Cyber: IoT Security

      Companies offering products or services to embed or retrofit security for Internet of Things devices or networks

      794 companies
    • Cyber: Network Security

      Companies providing hardware or software designed to protect the usability and integrity of a network.

      2164 companies
    • Cyber: Risk Management

      Companies providing products or services that support other organisations to manage cyber risks, for example around security compliance or data leakage

      2769 companies
    • Cyber: Threat Management

      Companies involved in the development of products for monitoring/detecting threats to networks and systems.

      1322 companies

Cyber industry growth

Based on a growth rate of 31.8%, we expect that this sector could be worth £103.1bn by 2024. Below you can see our forecast of the growth of the sector.

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