UK's Best Workplaces™ In Tech 2021 ranking revealed

The results of Great Place to Work® UK's annual survey have been announced – here are this year's winners

Softcat team
(Image credit: Softcat PLC)

Every year, Great Place to Work® UK puts together a hard-fought and comprehensively audited list of the top places to work within the competitive world of tech. The Best Workplaces™ In Tech 2021 ranking has just been unveiled; these are the companies that have managed to not only survive but thrive in a year that's been, to say the least, a bit difficult. 

All of the organisations in the list have earned their place for continuing to drive innovation, operate productively and deliver a great experience for all their employees over the course of 2021. They're the companies that manage to reliably attract and retain the strongest talent in the industry. In short, if you're looking for a new job in tech, they're the ones to shoot for.

The Best Workplaces™ In Tech 2021 list is shaped predominantly by employees themselves. Workers are invited to complete a confidential survey about their experience and the levels of trust and engagement within their organisation. The results are then collated and count towards the overall assessment and ranking. 

Best Workplaces™ In Tech 2021 rankings

This year's ranking includes 98 organisations; the highest number of companies to be recognised in the ranking since it launched four years ago. To keep things simple, the list is broken down by company size. In the Super Large category, corporate and private IT infrastructure provider Softcat plc takes the number 1 spot for 2021. Topping the Large category is ServiceNow, the company behind a cloud computing platform focused on digital workflow management. Global IT and Communications provider Natilik wins out in the Medium company list. Finally, UK-based sports and esports platform Recast Sports Ltd is 2021's top Small tech company. Read on for a look at the full list...

Super large

1. Softcat plc

2. Cisco UK

3. Salesforce

4. SAP

5. TikTok

6. FTI Consulting


8. Verisk

9. Experian Ltd

10. IRIS Software Group

Servicenow team

(Image credit: Servicenow)


1. ServiceNow

2. Dojo

3. Version 1

4. Crowdstrike

5. Red Hat

6. Smart Pension

7. Adobe

8. Discover Financial Services

9. Liberty IT

10. Insight Direct (UK) Ltd

11. SAS

12. Node4

13. Thoughtworks

14. Lead Forensics

15. Citrix Systems Ltd

16. FactSet Europe Ltd

17. UST

18. Mimecast

19. Checkatrade (Vetted Ltd)

20. Derivco UK

21. Kindred Group

22. Ingram Micro

Natilik team

(Image credit: Natilik)


1. Natilik

2. Adyen UK

3. Foundation SP

4. Credera UK

5. Tanium

6. Braze

7. Tessian Limited

8. The Trade Desk

9. Matillion Ltd

10. Alchemy Technology Services

11. Student Beans

12. AXON

13. Mason Advisory

14. Automation Logic

15. Napier

16. Intuit QuickBooks

17. BeyondTrust

18. Rimini Street Limited

19. xDesign

20. Technology Management

21. World Wide Technology

22. Bazaarvoice

23. Amido

24. Cadence Design Systems

25. Collaborative Solutions

26. Immersive Labs

27. Oakbrook Finance

28. Yext

29. Wazoku Limited

30. Tractable Ltd

31. WP Engine

32. heycar UK

33. Version 1 Technologies 

34. BigHand

35. Retail Insight

36. Egress Software Technologies

37. Park Place Technologies

38. GEP Worldwide

39. Alteryx UK

40. Logicalis UK Ltd

41. Coupa Software Incorporated

42. Smart Energy GB

Recast team

(Image credit: Recast Sports Ltd)


1. Recast Sports Ltd

2. Reddico Digital

3. Five9


5. Covernet

6. Computer Task Group (UK) Limited

7. Cloudsoft Corporation

8. Achievers

9. Evolved Search

10. Xledger Ltd

11. Essentia Analytics

12. The Virtulab Ltd

13. Zoocha

14. Jetstack

15. DOMO

16. Astound Commerce UK

17. PlotBox

18. Apex Systems

29. BigCommerce

20. Rockpool Digital

21. hedgehog lab

22. PubMatic

23. Automation Consultants

24. AT Global

Top takeaways

So what do the workplaces that came out on top have in common? Well, salary comes into it. 85% of employees of the top 5 Best Workplaces™ say they're paid fairly for the work they do.

Other common threads in those top 5 businesses are employee perks (86% say that they enjoy special and unique benefits) as well as a chance to explore new things (85% feel that their job offers 'a lot' or 'some' meaningful innovation opportunities). 

Part of a global organisation, Great Place to Work® UK is a consultancy that specialises in workplace culture. It's dedicated to helping organisations create exceptional, high-performing environments where employees feel trusted and valued. 

Check out the full Best Workplaces™ In Tech 2021 list here. On that official rankings page you'll also find a link to download an accompanying publication that provides extra insight into the companies that took this year's top spots.

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