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Software Publishing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Software Publishing Market Research Report | SIC J58.290 | Feb 2017

Rapid growth: New technology has allowed for innovative products and revenue expansion

IBISWorld’s Software Publishing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
IBM United Kingdom Ltd IBM United Kingdom Ltd market share
Microsoft Ltd Microsoft Ltd market share
Oracle Corporation UK Ltd Oracle Corporation UK Ltd market share
SAP AG SAP AG market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Businesses in the Software Publishing industry publish ready-made, non-customised computer software. Industry firms may also translate or adapt software for a particular downstream market or a slightly different application. Operators in the industry provide a wide range of software, such as operating systems, applications and middleware, to businesses across a range of industries as well as software for household use. IBISWorld estimates that revenue will grow at a compound annual rate of 8.2% to £1.9 billion over the five years through 2016-17. Revenue is forecast to increase by 5.5% during the current year as investment in software by private-sector businesses expands... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Software Publishing industry is considered to be in the growth phase of its life cycle. Industry value added, a measure of the industry's contribution to the overall UK economy, is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 6.8% over the 10 years through 2021-22, while UK GDP is estimated to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.3% over the same period. This indicates that the industry is expanding at more than twice the economy's pace. This is unsurprising given the constant and consistent developments in both computing hardware and software, which are driving industry growth. New products and services are, therefore, a key feature of the industry. Further consolidation is expected between operators, which would hint that the industry is mature rather than in its growth phase. How.. purchase to read more


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What is the Software Publishing Industry?

This industry includes companies that publish ready-made non-customised software, engaging in activities such as marketing, translation, technical support and the design of packaging and documentation. The industry does not include the printing of software onto discs, which is done by downstream distributors, or the programming of software, which is usually performed by separate developing companies. Computer and video game publishing is also excluded (see IBISWorld report J58.210).

Industry Products
Operating systemsWeb- and cloud-based softwareDesktop applicationsSoftware adaptationEmbedded software
Industry Activities
Marketing softwareTranslating, localising and adapting softwarePackaging softwareDistributing software toers

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