Cyber security is the fastest growing sector in the Midlands, boosted by the region’s strong position related to advanced manufacturing, automotive, rail and other key industrial sectors. As businesses continue to digitise, their requirements for cyber products and services becomes critical. The Midlands have significant strengths in the Internet of Things (IoT), 5G innovation and Security by Design.
The region also has the largest concentration of business, professional and financial service companies outside of London Including an impressive range of company headquarters, such as; KPMG, HSBC, HS2, Falanx Cyber, JCB, Jaguar Land Rover, Rolls Royce, QinetiQ and IBM. Due to the strong market opportunities, the proximity of other major cities, comparable lower operational costs and the highly skilled talent base, the cyber security sector is growing rapidly.