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Top tech stats: Tech in Manchester, post-Brexit innovation spending & more


Welcome to your round up of some of the past week’s most interesting surveys, statistics and reports relevant to those involved in the UK tech industry.

This week, we have statistics relating to digital risk, tech in Manchester, early-stage investments, safer banking, tech salaries, the software industry and innovation spending.

Digital risk

Research by RiskIQ has revealed 82% of C-suite and senior managers in large UK organisations are worried about the vulnerability of their digital assets.

However, 57% said they don’t have a digital brand protection programme or team in place, and 34% are without a dedicated cyber threat management programme.

Some 85% of those surveyed claimed cybersecurity and brand protection concerns are affecting the rollout of new digital initiatives. Respondents also identified key cybersecurity concerns as brand and reputational damage (51%), exposing customer data (58%) and phishing and malware attacks (40%)....