London is top European hub
for global tech talent

London is the No 1 destination in Europe for international tech workers, according to latest figures from LinkedIn and Stack Overflow.

Analysis of LinkedIn’s members shows that London welcomed more European and non-EU tech professionals than any other major European city in 2018.

The capital retained the top spot as the most attractive destination for tech workers looking to move for work for the second year in a row, ahead of Berlin, Paris and Amsterdam.

Separate research by Stack Overflow, the world’s largest developer community, shows that London is also home to more software developers than any other European city, with over 357,900 workers across the capital.

Some of the world’s largest technology companies have taken advantage of London’s high concentration of software developers, with the likes of Amazon, Facebook, Yoox Net-A-Porter Group and Expedia all choosing to base developer teams in the UK capital.

The research has been compiled by London & Partners, the Mayor of London’s official promotional agency who use the hashtag #londonisopen.

It has been released today to coincide with the launch of a new online resource hub,, to help international businesses with talent and recruitment in the capital.

Smith Stone Walters continues to acquire clients in the tech sector both in London and throughout the UK. We are delighted to be one of London & Partners’ commercial partners specialising in immigration.

Helping people move to the UK has been our business for more than 17 years. We understand, manage and support corporate immigration strategies, advising our clients on all aspects of nationality and UK work permit law.

We provide friendly, comprehensive, up-to-date UK immigration services for work permit applications that cater to our clients’ individual needs.

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