Software Development: 9 Statistics You Need to Know

Software Development: 9 Statistics You Need to Know

Software Development: 9 Statistics You Need to Know

Software Development: 9 Statistics You Need to Know
Last Updated: June 1, 20232.1 min readCategories: Business & IT Leadership, IT Trends
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US Market Size


More than a quarter of the
$3.8 trillion global IT market
is in the United States.
There are more than 100,000 software and IT services companies in the United States, and more than 99 percent are small and medium-sized firms (under 500 employees).
E-commerce sales in the United States
reached $341 billion in 2015, growing
approximately 14 percent since 2014.

Leading States in Application/Software Development and Deployment Spending in the United States in 2016 (in billion U.S. dollars)


Georgia $1.27 billion
North Carolina $1.29 billion
New Jersey $1.31 billion
Ohio $1.59 billion
Pennsylvania $1.74 billion
Illinois $1.98 billion
Florida $2.05 billion
Texas $3.9 billion
New York $4.34 billion
California $5.38 billion

Mobile Overview


The country with the highest number of app downloads is the United States

Number of smartphone users in the United States in 2017 was 224.3m

Number of Android users in the United States is 107.7m

Median cost per hour to develop a cross-platform app in North America in 2015 is $125 USD

Mobile Operating Systems’ Market Share in the United States, July 2017


iOS 52.17%
Android 46.91%
BlackBerry OS 0.08%
Windows Phone 0.32%
Unknown/Other 0.46%

Median Cost of Mobile Application Development in Select Regions Worldwide in 2015, by Platform (in U.S. dollars per hour)



Top 3 Architectural Disruptions


Cognitive Computing


Enterprise Mobility

Top Areas of Growth Opportunities


“Exponential” technologies

Robotics, virtual reality, augmented reality, 3-D printing, artifical intelligence

Cognitive technologies

Machine learning, natural language processing, speech & pattern recognition


The foundation for the digital currencies such as bitcoin

The Internet of Things (IoT)

Physical devices, vehicles, home appliances

“Anything as a service” offerings

Services delivered through the Cloud computing – IaaS, PaaS, SaaS

Cybersecurity products & services

Threat management, identity services, and data, app, network, mobile, and IoT security

Top 5 Industries Targeted by Big Data Analytics Application Developers, as of 2016


Internet of Things (IoT)

Professional, scientific, and technical services
(non-computer related)


Manufacturing (non-computer related)

Finance / Insurance

Software and Information Technology Industry Associations


Industry Associations

  • Business Software Alliance –
  • Information Technology Industry Council –
  • Software and Information Industry Association –
  • Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) –
  • CompTIA – https://http//
  • The App Association –

Industry Publications:

  • SDTimes –
  • Computerworld –
  • Computing Now –
  • Computer Weekly –

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