Software - Germany

  • Germany
  • Revenue in the Software market is projected to reach US$30.38bn in 2024.
  • Enterprise Software dominates the market with a projected market volume of US$12.63bn in 2024.
  • Revenue is expected to show an annual growth rate (CAGR 2024-2028) of 3.85%, resulting in a market volume of US$35.33bn by 2028.
  • In global comparison, most revenue will be generated in the United States (US$353.50bn in 2024).

Key regions: United States, Canada, Germany, China, Japan

Region comparison

Analyst Opinion

Germany, known for its engineering prowess, is also a major player in the software market.

Customer preferences:
German customers have a strong preference for software solutions that are reliable, secure, and customizable. They value software that is user-friendly and that can be integrated seamlessly with existing systems. Additionally, German customers place a high emphasis on data privacy and security, which has led to a growing demand for software solutions that comply with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Trends in the market:
The software market in Germany is experiencing significant growth, driven by a number of key trends. Firstly, the increasing adoption of cloud computing is driving demand for cloud-based software solutions. Secondly, the rise of Industry 4.0 is fueling demand for software that can support the automation and digitalization of manufacturing processes. Thirdly, the growing importance of data analytics is driving demand for software that can help companies make sense of their data and gain insights into their business operations.

Local special circumstances:
Germany has a highly skilled workforce and a strong tradition of innovation, which has helped to drive the growth of the software market. The country is also home to a number of world-class research institutions and technology hubs, which are helping to foster innovation and drive the development of new software solutions. Additionally, the German government has been supportive of the software industry, providing funding and support for research and development.

Underlying macroeconomic factors:
Germany has a strong and stable economy, which has helped to create a favorable environment for software companies. The country is home to many large corporations, which are major buyers of software solutions. Additionally, the country has a highly educated workforce and a strong tradition of innovation, which has helped to drive the growth of the software market. Finally, Germany's central location in Europe makes it an attractive location for companies looking to expand into the European market.


Data coverage:

The data encompasses B2B, B2G, and B2C enterprises, except for the Enterprise Software segment, in which consumer (B2C) spending is not considered. Figures are based on the allocation to the country where the money was spent at manufacturer price level (excluding VAT).

Modeling approach / Market size:

Market sizes are determined through a top-down approach with a bottom-up validation, building on a specific rationale for each market segment. As a basis for evaluating markets, we use annual financial reports of the market-leading companies and reports from our primary research. In addition, we use relevant key market indicators and data from country-specific associations, such as GDP, level of digitization, GDP sector composition, and observed level of software piracy. This data helps us estimate the market size for each country individually.


In our forecasts, we apply diverse forecasting techniques. The selection of forecasting techniques is based on the behavior of the relevant market. The main drivers are the GDP and the level of digitization.

Additional notes:

The data is modeled using current exchange rates. The market is updated twice a year in case market dynamics change. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is considered at a country-specific level.


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