The top UK tech-training towns 2014 revealed

Following on from our recent Hump Day research on what day of the week individuals search for new opportunities, we were interested to discover more about the nation’s interest in the IT industry.  

With so many people of all ages gaining an IT qualification – whether it is as an alternative to university or as a way of changing career – we wanted to see where in the country the interest to get involved in IT was most prominent.  

We’ve published the top 50 emerging techie towns and, taking a closer look, we were surprised to see so many towns rather than bigger cities feature highly on the list.

How we measured it...

Visits from city / number of equiries from the same city
Level of IT interest in a specific town


What does this say about the UK and IT?

Crowned the emerging techie town is Blackpool with a variety of towns and cities not far behind – what was interesting about these towns is that many of them are located in close proximity to larger business centres.

Does your town or city feature? Do you think your town deserves to make the list of emerging techie towns? 

The UK's Top 50 Emerging Techie Towns

  City   City
1 Blackpool 26 Huddersfield
2 Bushey 27 Brighton
3 Brentwood 28 Brentford
4 Wembley 29 Dartford
5 Southampton 30 Maidstone
6 Sale 31 Walsall
7 Dudley 32 London
8 Coventry 33 Crewe
9 Leicester 34 Slough
10 Oldham 35 Petersborough
11 Norwich 36 Middlesbrough
12 Brasted 37 Southend-On-Sea
13 Glasgow 38 Canterbury
14 Aberdeen 39 Manchester
15 Cambridge 40 Blackburn
16 Ipswich 41 Milton Keynes
17 Poplar 42 Watford
18 Colchester 43 Basingstoke
19 Reading 44 Croydon
20 Iver 45 Leeds
21 Bath 46 Plymouth
22 Exeter 47 Newcastle Upon Tyne
23 Wrexham 48 Birmingham 
24 Warrington 49 Bristol
25 Preston 50 Chelmsford

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