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UK Sensors Industry

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What are Sensors?

Sensors are a critical component of modern life, enabling us to measure, track and monitor data for a wide range of applications.

Sensors are increasingly being used in various industries, due to the wide range of advantages they provide. For instance, they are used in automotive industries to monitor vehicle performance, in medical applications to track vital signs, and in manufacturing processes to monitor machinery and production lines. This is in line with the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) that focuses on leveraging sensor-based technology to automate and optimise production processes.

The growth of the sensor market is expected to continue as more industries recognise the value of sensors for monitoring, data collection, and decision-making.

Sensors sector summary

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Here are the key facts about the Sensors sector. The sector has a turnover of £22.1bn currently, has received £3.6bn of investment and the sector is growing at -5.0% per year.


Sensors verticals

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

Our Sensors RTIC is made up of 6 individual verticals. The top verticals in this sector include Industry 4.0, and Environmental Monitoring. 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
  • RTIC0030 Sensors 2476 companies

    Companies designing or deploying devices or management systems related to those devices that enable products to sense their environment and respond or create data for further analysis.

    • Sensors: Autonomous vehicles

      Companies integrating photonics technology into quantum technologies

      736 companies
    • Sensors: Environmental Monitoring

      Companies supplying sensors to measure weather, climate, environment and their conditions such as radiation, humidity or particles

      818 companies
    • Sensors: Image and Video Analysis

      Companies providing sensor technology that can capture and analyse motion, imaging or video

      487 companies
    • Sensors: Industry 4.0

      Companies developing sensors applied in industrial settings to collect data, automate processes or detect specific anomalies.

      1422 companies
    • Sensors: Medical

      Companies manufacturing sensors in the field of healthcare, enabling remote patient monitoring and precision medicine

      482 companies
    • Sensors: Mobility

      Companies providing sensors that analyse movement and travelling objects (i.e., people counting sensors)

      458 companies

Sensors industry growth

Based on a growth rate of -5.0%, we expect that this sector could be worth £22.6bn by 2024. Below you can see our forecast of the growth of the sector.

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