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
Key information you should know about the Cyber sector from our AI-driven platform of over 5 million companies:
- The Cyber 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.
- Cyber has turnover of £124.74bn, meaning it is our 10th largest RTIC, and our 48th fastest growing sector.
- The amount of Innovate UK grants is not increasing as fast in the Cyber sector, as our other emerging economy sectors.
Our Cyber RTIC is made up of 8 individual industry verticals, including verticals such as Cryptographic Authentication, Endpoint Security, Identity Management. 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
- RTIC0006 Cyber 5210 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 Authentication437 companies
Companies specialising in technologies and processes that enable cryptographic authentication within the identity access space
- Cyber: Endpoint Security1151 companies
Companies providing hardware or software that protects devices when accessing networks.
- Cyber: Identity Management924 companies
Companies developing products or services that control user access, for example with passwords, biometrics, or multi-factor authentication.
- Cyber: Incident Detection and Response1595 companies
Companies helping other organisations react, respond or recover from cyber-attacks
- Cyber: IoT Security767 companies
Companies offering products or services to embed or retrofit security for Internet of Things devices or networks
- Cyber: Network Security2271 companies
Companies providing hardware or software designed to protect the usability and integrity of a network.
- Cyber: Risk Management2870 companies
Companies providing products or services that support other organisations to manage cyber risks, for example around security compliance or data leakage
- Cyber: Threat Management1297 companies
Companies involved in the development of products for monitoring/detecting threats to networks and systems.
Cyber industry growth
We estimate that the UK Cyber sector could be worth approximately £127.3bn by 2027, based on the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 0.4%. 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
Real-Time Industrial Classifications (RTICs)
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