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Search Engines in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Search Engines Market Research Report | SIC J63.120 | Jun 2014

Searching for more: Innovation and targeted marketing are the key words for growth

IBISWorld’s Search Engines market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Google Inc. Google Inc. market share
Microsoft Ltd Microsoft Ltd market share
Yahoo! Inc. Yahoo! Inc. market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£1bn
Annual Growth 10-15
9.8%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
5,783
Businesses
1,449
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Search Engines industry is the perfect example of a concentrated market structure, since just three companies control almost the whole industry and the largest dominates with nearly a 90% market share. Industry operators provide web portals that generate and maintain extensive databases of internet addresses. Industry participants generate the majority if not all their revenue from advertising. The technological revolution, which has seen more of the UK public connected to the internet, and a boom in e-commerce has made the industry one of the most innovative and successful.

The success of the industry is largely based on the ability of industry giants to offer efficient and cost-effective advertising methods... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Search Engines industry has a moderate level of capital intensity. In 2014-15, for every pound spent on capital, operators typically spend £4.18 on wages. As a young, technologically intensive industry, it requires a significant number of highly skilled workers. Search engines are major employers of software engineers, programmers and IT specialists. Similar to other varieties of software development, the initial product development stages of a search engine require the most labour from highly paid software engineers and programmers. Reflecting this, a search engine company typically has a high average wage. Wages are estimated to account for 20.9% while depreciation accounts for 5%... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Search Engines Industry?

This industry covers the operation of search engines and other websites that act as portals to the internet. Typically these platforms allow users to search through and filter the information available on the internet. Firms generate revenue by selling advertising space or sponsoring search results presented to portal users.

Industry Products
Search adsDisplay adsLicensingSubscription
 
Industry Activities
Providing internet search and filtering servicesProviding targeted online advertisingOffering web-based applications


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