Category: Reports

Sheffield Digital Quarterly Briefings

We’re extremely happy to announce the publication of the first Sheffield Digital Quarterly Briefing, providing a snapshot of our digital tech sector!

We’ve had an ambition to produce a regular update on our digital tech cluster for a very long time – a way of reminding our politicians, business leaders and policy makers nationally, regionally and locally that there is a thriving digital tech industry here, what it does, what it needs and how to engage with

Quarterly Briefing Q2 2019: Creating a Narrative

Mel Kanarek introduces Sheffield Digital’s first Quarterly Briefing.

It gives me a great deal of personal satisfaction to write this introduction to the first Quarterly Briefing on Sheffield’s digital economy. For those of us who spend our working days immersed in the sector, it is easy to assume that everyone knows about the wealth of local talent that is driving innovation, job creation

Quarterly Briefing Q2 2019: Focus – The “Four Pillars” of Sheffield’s Digital Tech Identity

The focus of this edition of the Quarterly Briefing is on what is unique about Sheffield's digital technology industry and which 'verticals' we have particularly strengths in.

Sheffield has a long history of computing and applied software development stretching back decades. Indeed, The University of Sheffield was one of the very first educational institutions in the world to offer Software Engineering as an undergraduate degree in the 1980s, and the city has been fertile ground for collaborations between academia and industry in

Quarterly Briefing Q2 2019 Headline Info

Each edition of the briefing we compile some facts and figures that look at a different aspect of Sheffield’s tech sector, along with a set of current priorities.

Economic Figures Some of the statistic we use are from public sources, but others are original pieces of analysis compiled for us by Dr Andrew Johnston at Sheffield Business School. The 2018 Tech Nation Report estimated the total number of people engaged in digital technology roles in the Sheffield and Rotherham tech cluster at 22,034.