Software Publishers (NAICS 5112) Industry Market Research Report

Software Publishers - Market Size and Forecast

The Software Publishers report contains both historical and forecasted statistics. Total market size figures from 2015 to 2025 reveal industry growth patterns and trends. Market size measurementsincludes both public and private companies in the industry.

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
Market Size (Total Revenue)


% Growth Rate
Number of Companies
Total Employees
Average Revenue per Company
Average Employees per Company
Source: U.S. government financial data.

Industry Revenue ($ Billions)

Software Publishers Industry Revenue
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021

Advanced econometric models forecast five years of industry growth based on short- and long-term trend analysis. Market size includes revenue generated from all products and services sold within the industry.

Software Publishers - Geographic Breakdown by U.S. State

Market size by state reveals local opportunity through the number of companies located in the region. Each state's growth rate is affected by regional economic conditions. Data by state can be used to pinpoint profitable and nonprofitable locations for Software Publishers companies in the United States.

Software Publishers Revenue by State

US Market Size by State

Distribution by Company Size

Company Size All Industries Software Publishers
Small Business (< 5 Employees)


Small Business (5 - 20)
Midsized Business (20 - 100)
Large Business (100 - 500)
Enterprise (> 500)

Software Publishers - Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial statement analysis determines averages for the following industry forces:
The report includes a traditional income statement from an "average" company (both public and private companies included).

Industry Average Percent of Sales
Total Revenue


Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold (COGS)
Gross Profit
Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit

Average Income Statement

Average Income Statement

Cost of Goods Sold

Salaries, Wages, and Benefits



Depreciation and Amortization

Officer Compensation

Net Income

Software Publishers - Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratios allow a company's performance to be compared against that of its peers.

Financial RatioIndustry Average
Profitability Ratios


Profit Margin
Liquidity Ratios
Current Ratio
Quick Ratio
Activity Ratios
Average Collection Period
Asset Turnover Ratio
Receivables Turnover Ratio
Inventory Conversion Ratio

Software Publishers - Product Mix

Product Description Description Revenue
($ Millions)
Industry total


System software publishing
Application software publishing
Database management software publishing
Licensing of rights to reproduce & distribute computer software
Operating systems software publishing
General business productivity & home use applications publishing
Cross-industry application software publishing
Game software publishing
Information technology (it) technical support services

Software Publishers - Compensation and Salary Surveys

TitlePercent of Workforce Bottom Quartile Average (Median) Salary Upper Quartile
Management Occupations 12%


Chief Executives 0%
General and Operations Managers 2%
Operations Specialties Managers 5%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 13%
Business Operations Specialists 10%
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 52%
Computer Occupations 52%
Software Developers and Programmers 35%
Software Developers, Applications 23%
Software Developers, Systems Software 6%
Computer Support Specialists 7%
Computer User Support Specialists 6%
Sales and Related Occupations 10%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing 6%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing 6%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 8%

Government Contracts

In 2008, the federal government spent a total of $1,669,963,041 on the software publishers industry. It has awarded 17,432 contracts to 2,906 companies, with an average value of $574,660 per company.

Software Publishers and Adjacent Industries - Top Companies

Company Address Revenue
($ Millions)


Software Publishers Industry Report
Geography United States  
Publication Date May 2020
Report Format PDF Download  
Price $450