Independent report

UK Safety Tech sectoral analysis

A sectoral analysis of UK Online Safety Technology, published in May 2020 and updated in May 2021, July 2022 and June 2023.

This was published under the 2019 to 2022 Johnson Conservative government


UK Safety Tech Sector: 2023 analysis

UK Safety Tech Sector: 2022 analysis


Safety tech providers deliver products and services that enable safer online experiences for citizens.

The independent report, ‘The UK Safety Tech Sector: 2023 Analysis’ provides key metrics on UK safety tech sector growth, building on the framework provided by the 2022, 2021 and 2020 reports. Key findings highlighted in the report include:

  • 20% annual rise in sector revenue, to £456 million, and still predicted to hit £1 billion in the mid-2020s
  • 16% annual rise in sector employment, to 3,300 FTE employees
  • 51% of safety tech firms based outside London
  • 54% of UK safety tech firms with an export presence.
  • Investment performance has remained consistent with the previous year, generating £64 million across 16 deals in 2022, and £63 million across 16 deals in 2021

Previous sector surveys from 2020-2022 can also be downloaded from this page.

Further information

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Updates to this page

Published 27 May 2020
Last updated 15 June 2023 + show all updates
  1. UK Safety Tech Sector: 2023 analysis published.

  2. Report added to cover 2021/22, along with link to accompanying press release.

  3. Report added to cover 2020/21

  4. First published.

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