Top 10 Information Technology (IT) Companies in UK 2016

Published in Top Brands category by MBA Skool Team , Last Updated: August 21, 2016

UK is the home to some of the biggest industries in the world. The main industries are banking, automobile, services etc. But some of the leading IT companies are also based in United Kingdom. The top IT companies in UK include Phoenix IT, Telecity (Equinix), Micro Focus, Computacenter, Fidessa Group along with Attenda, Avecto, Aveva, Sage Group and RM Plc. Here is a list of the top 10 IT (Information Technology) companies in UK 2016.

10. RM Plc

RM is a British organization that works in giving Information Technology items and administrations to instructive associations and foundations.

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Its key business sector is UK training including schools, universities, colleges, government instruction offices and instructive offices. RM utilizes around 1,600 individuals, the dominant part situated in the organization's central station situated on Milton Park, close Didcot, Oxfordshire.

RM likewise has workplaces over the UK and a product improvement office in India. The organization glided on the London Stock Exchange in November 1994 under the name RM plc. In 2003 the organization won the agreement to convey online tests for Key Stage 3 ICT. Regardless of a pilot stage in 2005 including 45,500 understudies that was judged a win by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority the legislature scratched off the agreement in 2007, without further ado before their booked introduction.

Cuts in the financial plans of UK instructive foundations in 2011 harmed RM's incomes, driving it to shed several workers and offer less beneficial parts of its business.

RM already offered items from other classroom assets firms it had procured:

• SpaceKraft Ltd – designer and producer of a scope of tactile items. Obtained in 2007, sold back to unique proprietors in 2016.

• DACTA Ltd – wholesaler of instructive items from LEGO, TOLO and BRIO. Procured in 2007[20] and sold in 2012.

• ISIS Concepts Ltd – a UK furniture producer. Gained in 2009 and sold in 2012.

The organization offers a scope of instructive programming including the Kaleidos Virtual learning environment, MathsAlive, DiscoverAlive, Living Library and SuccessMaker. They additionally bundle programming titles from different organizations to permit simple unified establishment on RM networks.In 2005 RM was recompensed the agreement for Glow (formally known as Scottish Schools Digital Network (SSDN) National Intranet venture).

Revenue=178.23m Euros

Profit=14.96m euros

Number of employees=1600

9. Sage Group

The Sage Group plc, usually known as Sage, is a British multinational venture programming organization headquartered in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.

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It is the world's third-biggest supplier of big business asset arranging programming (behind Oracle and SAP), the biggest supplier to little organizations, and has 6.1 million clients worldwide. It has workplaces in 24 countries. The organization is the benefactor of The Sage Gateshead music venue in Gateshead. On 19 April 2010, Sage declared that its CEO, Paul Walker, had shown an enthusiasm for venturing down from his position, which he had held for 16 years. The Financial Times reported that his flight would prompt hypothesis over Sage's mergers and acquisitions, which have been a key part to the gathering's development in the previous 20 years. In a meeting with The Times, the CEO of Sage's UK business expressed that: "Acquisitions are a piece of our DNA".

Walker was one of the longest serving CEOs of a FTSE100 organization, just surpassed by Sir Martin Sorrell at WPP and Tullow Oil's Aidan Heavey. According to the Daily Mail, Walker is prone to have left Sage with as much as £21 million given his shares, reward arrangement and salary.[18] Walker left the organization on 1 December 2010.

In August 2014, Sage declared that Guy Berruyer was to resign; Stephen Kelly, the UK government's previous head working officer, got to be Group CEO in November 2014. In 2015 the Sage logo was revived. Established and headquartered in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, the organization at first became naturally, yet all the more as of late has become essentially through acquisitions.

Sage has 6.1 million clients and 13,400 workers over the world. Key industry center incorporates: Healthcare; HR and Payroll; Construction/Real-Estate; Transport/Distribution; Payment Processing; Accountancy; Not-revenue driven; Manufacturing; Retail; Automotive Distribution.

Revenue=1435.5m Euros

Profit=268.2m Euros

Number of employees=13271

8. Aveva Group

AVEVA Group plc is a British multinational data innovation organization headquartered in Cambridge, United Kingdom.

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It gives building outline, data administration arrangements, and CAD/CAM programming, including specific innovation counseling administrations for the plant, force and marine commercial ventures. AVEVA became out of the administration supported Computer-Aided Design Center which was built up in 1967. The inceptions of AVEVA begin in 1967 in Cambridge, UK, with the foundation of the Computer-Aided Design Center or CAD Centre as it was all the more generally alluded to, and later formally got to be. It was an administration subsidized exploration foundation made by the UK Ministry of Technology, with a mission to create PC helped outline strategies, and advance their take-up by British industry. Its first chief was Arthur Llewelyn, who at first contracted out the enrollment and administration of pro staff to ICL.

On 23 May 2012, AVEVA declared the procurement of the Belgium and Germany-based Bocad gathering of organizations, a supplier of building data modeling programming for GBP14 million. The securing fortified AVEVA's 3D basic itemizing abilities for the plant, marine and development markets.

On 17 December 2012, AVEVA declared the securing of all advantages identifying with the propelled representation and reenactment programming of Huntsville, Alabama-based Global Majic Software, Inc.

On 5 January 2015, AVEVA declared the securing of Derry-based 8over8 Limited for GBP26.9 million. 8over8 gives contract hazard administration programming - ProCon - for the oil, gas and mining, and other framework industries. AVEVA has around 55 workplaces in more than 37 countries.

Revenue=201.5m euros

Profit=20m euros

Number of employees=1620

7. Avecto

Avecto is a spearheading security programming organization with a dream to change business societies, liberating all clients to be innovative, beneficial and productive.

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Avecto is headquartered in Manchester (UK) with a system of worldwide accomplices and workplaces in Boston (US), and Melbourne (Australia). Achievements through the years: In 2012, Avecto places in the Red Herring Top 100 rundown which showcases rising European brands. Benefit Guard variant 3.0/3.5 and 3.6 hit the business sector with McAfee ePO release expanding on the first Group Policy version of Privilege Guard. Built in 2008 by UK business people Paul Kenyon and Mark Austin. Venture reporting is created as a discretionary extra after client request. Initially server contract sees Privilege Guard conveyed on more than 33,000 servers at a worldwide bank

In 2013, Deloitte crowns Avecto as the UK's quickest developing programming organization with 4731% development more than five years. Benefit Guard 3.8 version is discharged, putting up another 14 new components for sale to the public. McAfee names Avecto as its Most Innovative Partner, in acknowledgment of our nearby coordinated effort and mix Avecto stretches out nearness to Melbourne, Australia with a satellite office.

In 2014, expanding on their minimum benefit legacy and the accomplishment of Privilege Guard, they dispatch three unmistakable modules to frame a remarkable security suite; Defendpoint. Boston office migrates from Andover to Cambridge, MA to provide food for our developing US group. 100th associate joins the group and the product is conveyed on more than 4 million endpoints, crosswise over 600+ worldwide brands.

Revenue=14.6m euros

Profit=3.5m euros

Number of employees=119

6. Attenda

Attenda Limited gives IT counseling benefits, and oversaw administrations and cloud stage for business basic applications.

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It offers cloud administrations, for example, oversaw private cloud, oversaw AWS open cloud, test and improvement cloud, and cross breed processing administrations for organizations to indicate, plan, construct, test, convey, and oversee applications, stages, and supporting foundation. It also gives basic applications, which incorporate venture applications, computerized business arrangements, and customer particular applications; and end client registering, including desktop change, and efficiency and joint effort. The organization additionally gives facilitating framework arrangements, for example, foundation administration and advancement, remote checking and administration, colocation, and fiasco recuperation arrangements; and counseling administrations. It has key associations with Microsoft, SAP, Citrix, Mimecast, Akamai, Oracle, HP, VMware, Amazon Web administrations, Datum, and RedHat. Attenda Limited was consolidated in 1996 and is situated in Staines, United Kingdom.

Also, the organization is pleased to have held a Three Star Extraordinary Best Companies Accreditation. Attenda's positioning at twentieth in the Top 100 Mid Companies, demonstrates enduring change on a year ago's position at 23rd spot, and with proceeded with year on year change in the Top 100 in the course of the most recent six years.

With more than 40 new staff selected amid 2014, large portions of whom based at its Caerphilly office which opened in June 2012, the organization has put resources into building up its group coordinated effort abilities to guarantee that land detachment does not restrain Team work and expert improvement. The organization keeps on putting resources into selecting graduates and students into the business, as an individual from The 5% Club, to manufacture a workforce for the future; and to make a society that keeps on empowering, perceive and remunerate development, imagination and uncommon execution.

Revenue-40.728m Euros

Profit=1.041m euros

Number of employees=283

5. Fidessa

Fidessa Group plc is a British-headquartered organization which gives programming and administrations, for example, exchanging frameworks to customers in the monetary administrations part.

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The firm additionally gives market information and related administrations to purchase side and offer side money related administrations clients. The Company was initially established in 1981 as Intercom Data Systems (IDS): after which it was called Royalblue Group plc, and comprised of two separate working divisions, Royalblue Financial and Royalblue Technologies. Royalblue Financial focused on the money related exchanging stage that has ended up Fidessa today, and Royalblue Technologies fixated on two separate items - rostrvm, a call focus innovation stage, and HelpDesk for Windows. It has been recorded on the London Stock Exchange subsequent to 1997.

With the gathering's center exchanging stage, Fidessa, being better known in the commercial center, the Royalblue Group plc changed its name to Fidessa Group plc taking after shareholder endorsement at the AGM held in April 2007.

An offer side suite giving exchanging, market information, request administration and execution capacities which is utilized by 85% of the level one worldwide value brokers. A purchase side suite involving three principle items: Minerva, Sentinel, and Tesseract. Sentinel is utilized by 8 out of 10 of the biggest worldwide resource chiefs for pre-exchange and post-exchange consistence checks. It was named Buy-Side Product Of The Year in 2008 and 2009.

Revenue=295.5m euros

Profit=29.522m euros

Number of employees=1700

4. Computacenter

Computacenter plc is European association that give PC organizations to open and private-portion customers.

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It is a UK association arranged in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, and the association is recorded on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. Computacenter was built up in the UK by Hulme and Ogden, and in 1990, it opened Europe's greatest PC outlet; in 1991, it was recorded by The Independent every day paper as one of the fastest growing free associations in the UK and, by 1994, it had created to wind up the greatest elite IT association in the UK. Computacenter was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1998. In 2006 the association extended its organization workplaces to consolidate another International Service Center in Barcelona, Spain, and a customer work territory and remote organization office in Cape Town, South Africa.

Because of the association's directed organizations/outsourcing business, a heavy partition of these people manage customers' destinations. Computacenter uses specific counsels, wander executives, field engineers, bargains head and record boss and Service Desk staff.

Computacenter is focal business accessory and title benefactor of the Professional Rugby Players' Association's ("PRA") Rugby Players' Awards Dinner, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel.

It underpins Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service's fire examination canine, one of seventeen such puppies used as a piece of England to reinforce reviving specialist area in unlawful blaze examinations, which is a dim Labrador Retriever named "CeeCee"

Revenue=3,058m euros

Profit=103m Euros

Number of employees=12,993

3. Micro Focus

Micro Focus International plc is a multinational programming and data innovation business situated in Newbury, Berkshire, England.

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The firm gives programming and consultancy administrations to customers redesigning legacy frameworks to more present day stages. The organization is recorded on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index, and the organization was established in 1976, and in its initial years, focused on COBOL items. In 1981, it turned into the main organization to win the Queen's Award for Industry only to develop a product item. The item was CIS COBOL, a standard-consistent COBOL execution for microcomputers.

In December 2013, Micro Focus obtained the Orbix, Orbacus and Artix programming product offerings from Progress Software. These business sector driving executions of the CORBA standard were initially created by IONA Technologies.

On 15 September 2014, Micro Focus reported that it would secure The Attachmate Group for US$1.2 billion in shares, which will give it responsibility for Attachmate, NetIQ, Novell, and SUSE product offerings.

On 22 March 2016, Micro Focus reported its purpose to get Serena Software, then esteemed at $540 million. The organization asserted police and different offices were utilizing 16,500 duplicates of its product on different PCs when police were just ever qualified for 6,500 licenses. The gathering at first asserted A$10 million in harms however later expanded this to A$12 million subsequent to checking on the consequences of a court-requested, A$120,000 KPMG review of the NSW Police Force's PC frameworks.

Revenue=1230.7m Euros

Profit=138.465m Euros

Number of employees=4500

2. Telecity Group

Telecity Group plc (in the past TelecityRedbus and before that Telecity), is a European bearer unbiased datacentre and colocation focus supplier.

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It represents considerable authority in the configuration, assemble and administration of exceedingly associated, strong and secure situations in which clients can house their telecoms, web and IT framework. It was recorded on the London Stock Exchange until it was procured by Equinix in January 2016. TelecityGroup plc is the consequence of the joining of three separate organizations – TeleCity Limited, Redbus Interhouse Limited and Globix Holdings (UK) Limited. Around then 3i Group made a venture of £24m in the Company.

In August 2012, TelecityGroup gained Tenue Oy, a supplier of bearer nonpartisan server farms in Helsinki, Finland. In November 2012 TelecityGroup obtained Academica, a server farm and IT administrations administrator, likewise in Finland, giving the developed TelecityGroup Finland a sum of three server farms and 2MW of operational limit; 7MW of extra limit will be opened in two new offices in due course.

In May 2013 TelecityGroup gained SadeceHosting, a supplier of server farm and facilitated administrations in Istanbul, Turkey and in November 2013, TelecityGroup procured 3DC, a free server farm supplier in Sofia, Bulgaria. In May 2015, US information organization Equinix declared it would get TelecityGroup for £2.35 billion. On 13 November 2015, the European Commission conceded leeway for the Equinix offer to secure Telecity. On 15 January 2016 Equinix reported that it has finished the obtaining of Telecity.

The organization works 37 server farms, midway situated in the key European urban areas

TelecityGroup server farms host telecoms systems, including settled line systems, portable administrators, Internet administration suppliers and substance circulation systems. These organizations use TelecityGroup server farms to interface with Internet trade focuses, each other and their end clients, for example, Internet content organizations



1. Phoenix IT

Bringing Phoenix into the Daisy Group has made something that is really extraordinary.

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Phoenix's family in IT framework administrations, facilitating and business coherence and Daisy's history in business bound together interchanges and systems, join to give our clients access to a more extensive arrangement of complete end-to-end arrangements and business sector driving administrations. It is one of the leading IT companies in UK. The Daisy Group is a main UK supplier of a scope of brought together interchanges and IT Services, including availability, voice, upkeep, and also cloud and facilitating arrangements serving 65,000 clients across the country.

Phoenix deliberately supplements Daisy's own becoming corporate and accomplice organizations serving mid-market clients and its offering to framework integrator accomplices. The biggest specialty unit at the organization, Partner Services, posted incomes of £49.8m, a drop of 12 for each penny. This territory was additionally spooky by the loss of the Cisco establishment where it gives support to integrators/affiliates that don't have limit or craving to do it without anyone's help.

Phoenix attempted to plug the Cisco hole by increasing top level accreditations from HP and Huawei to benefit their system unit for exchange clients, yet consequent contracts wins couldn't veil the general decrease.

The organization is taking a gander at making interests in an administration work area to accept responsibility for so specialists can choose if an issue can be settled remotely or on the off chance that it requires nearby backing. Ian Spence, portrayed the main half year for Phoenix as "soaked", highlighting the absence of money era at net level. He noticed early today that "financial specialists will search for enhanced requests in the second 50% of this current year to support monetary 2016 desires".

Revenue=685m Euros

Profit=249m euros

Number of employees=300


Ranking Methodology:

The leading IT companies in UK were considered for this analysis and parameters like revenues, profits and employees were found. After this a consolidated score was calculated based on revenue per employee and profit per employee with 0.7 and 0.3 weightages respectively, and final ranking was done.

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