The Cyber Security Landscape - South West


As part of the UK Cyber Security Sectoral Analysis 2021, Government explored the number of cyber security firms; offices; and the estimated share of UK activity (weighted for revenue, employment and the number of firms) for each region.

For the South West, the report identifies the following:

  • 110 registered cyber security businesses
  • 252 active offices related to the cyber security sector
  • Home to an estimated 8% of the UK cyber security sector’s employment
  • Key hotspots for cyber security activity include Gloucester, Bristol, Bath, Swindon, Bournemouth, Exeter, and Plymouth
  • Employers include firms such as BAE Systems and Immersive Labs

The region is also home to a range of clusters including CyNam, Bristol and Bath Cyber Security Cluster and the South West Cluster. The region also benefits from a strong military and defence ecosystem, with strong links to GCHQ in Gloucestershire.

Take a look at the key findings of the full report here.