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UK Data Infrastructure Economy

Understand the UK’s Data Infrastructure economy and the companies involved in data centre cooling, data storage, hardware development and more. View sector insights, key metrics and download our free report today.

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What is Data Infrastructure?

Data Infrastructure is a digital infrastructure that promotes data consumption and sharing. Data Infrastructure is normally made up of several different components such as hardware, software, services and more, all of which allow organisations to create and manage their data.

Data Infrastructure plays a vital role in our modern society and economy, allowing the UK’s businesses and organisations to get the most value from their data. Some examples of companies that make up the UK’s broad Data Infrastructure sector include those working in data centre cooling, hardware suppliers, software developers and data store providers.

Data Infrastructure sector summary

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Here are the key facts about the Data Infrastructure sector. The sector has a turnover of £125.1bn currently, has received £37.9bn of investment and the sector is growing at 21.7% per year.


Data Infrastructure verticals

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

Our Data Infrastructure RTIC is made up of 7 individual verticals. The top verticals in this sector include Data Infrastructure Services, and Data Infrastructure Hardware. 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
  • RTIC0007 Data Infrastructure 9698 companies

    Companies involved in; Data Centre Cooling, Data Centres, Data Storage, Data Infrastructure Hardware, Data Infrastructure Services, Data Infrastructure Software, Trusted Execution Environments.

    • Data Infrastructure: Data Centre Cooling

      Companies developing and providing highly efficient cooling technologies for data centres.

      204 companies
    • Data Infrastructure: Data Centres

      Companies providing the technological resources to process the information coming from one or various organisations.

      1064 companies
    • Data Infrastructure: Data Infrastructure Hardware

      Companies providing and developing hardware and infrastructural components that make possible systematic data transfer.

      3477 companies
    • Data Infrastructure: Data Infrastructure Services

      Companies offering complementary services for overall data practice.

      6118 companies
    • Data Infrastructure: Data Infrastructure Software

      Companies developing and commercialising software that contribute to efficient data management, transfer and storage -among others.

      2180 companies
    • Data Infrastructure: Data Storage

      Companies focusing in the provision of data governance and storage services.

      2420 companies
    • Data Infrastructure: Trusted Execution Environments

      Companies structuring secure locations within a principal processor, ensuring that the information is protected.

      450 companies

Data Infrastructure industry growth

Based on a growth rate of 21.7%, we expect that this sector could be worth £135.2bn by 2024. Below you can see our forecast of the growth of the sector.

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