Cyber security sector expected to hit £1bn mark in 2023

By the end of this year, the cyber security industry in the UK is set to break through the £1bn mark in market size, driven by increased demand for protection.

The analysis of the cyber security software development sector by ID Crypt Global shows that there has already been substantive growth within the space over the last decade.

10 years ago, the market size of the sector was an estimated £456.8m, today, it is thought to have increased to £961.4m – a 110% increase.

Not only has the size of the sector increased every year over the last decade, but the 10.7% jump seen over the last year was the third highest annual increase since 2013.

This growth has been driven by demand within the sector and today, there are currently 188 operational businesses servicing this demand, a 132% increase versus a decade ago.

This growth is expected to continue in 2023, with the estimated size of the market expected to increase by a further 7.1%. In doing so, this would push the total value of the sector beyond the £1billion mark, increasing the average revenue per a business by 2.2%, despite the fact that the number of operational businesses is also expected to climb by 4.8%.

CEO and Founder of ID Crypt Global, Lauren Wilson-Smith, commented: “The world is becoming increasingly more digitised and this means that the digital identity we hold within it is becoming a far more prominent aspect of our day to day lives.”

“Everything from the way we shop, travel, communicate and even prove our identity is now done digitally and while it may provide a heap of benefits, it also increases our susceptibility to cyber criminality.”