About This Statistic
The statistic presents the total numbers of employed and self-employed programmers and software development professionals in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2011 to 2017. In 2017, there were 292 thousand programmers and software development professionals in employment in the United Kingdom.
Of course there are always supporting roles when it comes to professional IT occupations. In this case, there are almost 198 thousand support roles in the software and services sector. These are broken down further by the occupation itself.
There have been over 100 thousand professional employees outside of the creative industries in terms of software development.
One of the most well known software markets is the gaming software market. Entertainment software has been the leading type of gaming technology for quite some time. One of the key players in this sector is the gaming software publisher Electronic Arts, which has a market share of over 25 percent. This should come as no surprise considering that they bring out games such as FIFA, Madden, Sims, Battlefield and many more.