London is home to more tech talent than the cities of New York and San Francisco – or anywhere in Europe.
There are more than 71,000 professional developers in the capital, according to research from Stack Overflow, an online developers’ group: 25 per cent more than NYC.
A separate set of data from Oxford economics for the Mayor’s company London & Partners predicts that the number of tech workers in London is likely to increase by 22 per cent over the next 10 years, taking the total number of people employed in the tech industry to 239,000 by 2025.
London’s technology sector is growing four-times faster than any other sector in the UK.
The number of tech companies is also set to rise in the next 10 years, to 51,500, a 92 per cent increase from 2010.
Mayor Boris Johnson said: “London is a hotbed for tech talent and Europe’s fastest growing tech hub.”