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Market share in the software industry by main supplier 2019

In the year to end June 2019, Microsoft is the largest vendor in the software industry: the company's products accounted for around 4.7 percent of the global software industry. Oracle and IBM round out the top three largest software vendors in the world, each of which holding over two percent of the trillion-dollar market.

Microsoft: a global software giant

    Founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen, Microsoft has grown into one of the most successful firms in the world. The company’s major business ventures include its Windows operating system, consumer electronics, software packages such as Microsoft Office, and its newer cloud computing offerings. Microsoft achieved its highest revenue in their 2020 financial year - with revenues exceeding 143 billion U.S. dollars. The company has three major business segments: productivity and business processes, intelligence cloud, and personal computing.

A connected world through software

   The software industry can be broken down into the following segments: programming services, system services, open source, and software-as-a-service. Software form the basis of many modern devices/services we have come to rely on in our everyday lives - from PCs and smartphones to navigational systems. As more and more devices and appliances become “smart” devices, the software market will only continue to expand and evolve.

Software industry market share in year to end June 2019, by major supplier

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Release date

September 2019



Survey time period

Year to end June 2019

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