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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 is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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 Threats & Opportunities
  • Rapid growth in IT and telecommunications adoption has supported industry expansion
  • Despite considerable acquisition activity, enterprise numbers are projected to have risen
  • Falling business confidence due to the referendum could cause businesses to defer investment
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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 Analysis Chapter

The Software Publishing industry is highly globalised. It licenses and publishes software for a wide range of public- and private-sector clients as well as for consumers. The performance of software publishers is linked to a number of external factors, the foremost being the development of more advanced hardware and software as well as a growing need for link-up technology in order to conduct business efficiently across all sectors of the economy. This has resulted in the rapid growth of IT and telecommunications adoption, particularly among private-sector businesses, which has supported industry growth. Alt.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Software Publishing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Software Publishing Industry are

  • Development of new products
  • Access to high quality inputs
  • Close monitoring of competition
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Business software investment and IT and telecommunications adoption in the Software Publishing industry impact industry performance... 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

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Business software investment
  • IT and telecommunications adoption
  • Business confidence index
  • Demand from computer and gaming product retailers
  • Number of businesses
  • Current Performance
  • Business development
  • Acquisition activity
  • Cloud computing
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Confidence drops
  • Licence agreements
  • The EU exit
  • Table: Software Publishing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Software Publishing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Grocery Wholesaling
  • Computer & Gaming Product Retailers
  • Computer Consultants
  • Banks
  • Allied Health-Care Services
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Software Development
  • Products & Services
  • Desktop applications
  • Web- and cloud-based software
  • Operating systems
  • Embedded software
  • Software adaptation
  • Chart: Software Publishing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Corporate businesses
  • Small businesses
  • Medium-sized businesses
  • Public sector
  • Households
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Software Publishing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Amortisation
  • Marketing
  • Depreciation, rent and utilities
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Software Publishing
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Software Publishing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Oracle Corporation
    IBM United Kingdom Ltd
    Microsoft Ltd
    SAP (UK) Limited
  • Table: Oracle Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: IBM United Kingdom Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Microsoft Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: SAP (UK) Limited - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Software Publishing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Software Publishing Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Cloud Computing
  • A type of program that can be accessed remotely. Storage and computing tasks are handled by networked machines.
  • Enterprise Software
  • Also known as enterprise application software (EAS). A type of software intended to solve an enterprise problem rather than a departmental problem.
  • Firmware
  • Software that remains in place in a device and is not intended to be deleted. Operating systems for mobile devices are examples of firmware.
  • Link-Up Technology
  • Technology that integrates separate computing systems.
  • Middleware
  • Computer software that provides support to applications beyond what is offered by the operating system.
  • Moore's Law
  • The observation that the performance and power of a computer doubles approximately every two years.
  • Saas
  • Software as a Service. A software licensing model through which software is centrally hosted and accessed on a subscription basis.

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    This report on Software Publishing:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Software Publishing market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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