London, Paris and Stockholm rank amongst the top cities using GitHub.
Social coding platform GitHub has announced plans to expand its collaborative software platform across the UK, Amsterdam, Germany, and France.
According to GitHub, Europe has 36% users for its content, which is 1% more than the Americas where it has 35%.
The company also highlighted that Europe, Germany, UK, and France are the most active countries on GitHub, while London, Paris and Stockholm rank amongst the top cities hooked on to GitHub.
Governments across Europe has been reportedly encouraging its citizens to contribute towards creative economy by giving them the necessary skills to code, and it also triggered significant growth in the GitHub user base across Europe, which encouraged the company to boost its physical presence in the continent.
GitHub highlighted that European economies are shifting towards service-based models from manufacturing based models, and even businesses are encouraging coding practices by incorporating them into their workplace.
The company expects that creation and maintenance of software in Europe will generate further income.
The company said that it has seen strong growth in Europe for its GitHub Enterprise platform and GitHub’s business offering that is aimed at helping developers collaborate across offices in a better way.
In the UK, the company recorded an increase of 39% in user base from 2013 to 2014, while it recorded a 38% increase in Germany and a 41% increase in France.
GitHub Strategy VP Brian Doll said: "Around 32 million people visit GitHub each month, and most of this traffic comes from outside of the United States (74% in fact!).
"The most active countries in Europe are Germany, the United Kingdom, and France, but if we look at users per capita we see a different story — Sweden, Finland, and the Netherlands lead the way."
"Today, around 10% of GitHub employees are based in Europe, with a dozen new faces in the last year alone — many of whom are focused solely on helping our European customers build great software."