Software Top 100’s list ranks the top companies in the software industry according to annual software revenues. Software revenues are defined as revenues from licenses, maintenance, subscription and support. Custom software development revenues are excluded.


Software Top 100 states that the largest software companies in the world together generated software revenues of more than USD 220 billion in 2009. Of that amount, the top 10 companies accounted for more than 60 percent. Microsoft is by far the largest software company in the world, with IBM and Oracle ranked second and third respectively. The 2010 list is the first that includes telcos: Ericsson is number five, Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) number nine, Cisco number 15 and Alcatel-Lucent number 19.

The First 10 Companies are shown below with their revenue shares:

#

Company

Software
Revenues
mln US$

Software
Revenue
growth

Total
Revenues
mln US$

Software
Revenue
share

1
49,090 -1% 61,159 80%
2
21,396 -3% 95,758 22%
3
18,582 6% 22,734 82%
4
11,368 -2% 15,373 74%
5
7,595 5% 29,014 26%
6
6,799 -6% 17,762 38%
7
6,183 -15% 116,245 5%
8
5,565 -2% 5,992 93%
9
4,529 -15% 18,114 25%
10
4,279 -7% 4,279 100%

The full Top 100 List can be viewed at http://www.softwaretop100.org/global-software-top-100-edition-2010.

Methodology used can be viewed @ http://www.softwaretop100.org/methodology