Software Engineering Market Research Report - Global Forecast to 2027

Global Software Engineering Market Research Report: Information By Software Type (Computer-Aided Designing (CAD), Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM), Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE), Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC), Electronic Design Automation (EDA)), Application (Automation Design, Plant Design, Product Design, 3D Modelling and others), End User (Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Banking, IT & Telecommunication, Oil & Gas, Healthcare and others) - Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/ICT/1619-CR | February 2020 | Region: Global | 94 pages

Software Engineering Market Analysis

Global Software Engineering Market is predicted to develop at an 11.72% CAGR between 2016- 2022, reveals the latest Market Research’s (MRFR) software engineering market forecast report. The strong growth of the software market can be accredited to the growing demand for automation from different industries to enhance their program manufacturing processes and design quality.

COVID-19 Analysis

The COVID-19 outbreak has spurred businesses to create customer-focused software, leading to needed changes to cultures and approaches related to software engineering. This outbreak has unleashed two key shifts- a rise in digital interactions and online buying with customers and mandated remote work. Such changing dynamics have caught several organizations unprepared. Smart organizations have fortified their capabilities of virtual software engineering and laid emphasis on robust approaches that are data-driven and software products that are customer-centric.

Software in the current emerging landscape has become center and front for each company’s go-forward strategy. The outbreak showed that companies that was along digital journeys could pivot faster, thus containing the shockwaves during the initial stage. With this crisis causing near-term disruption in business, there has been the emergence of hotspots for innovation, showing that software engineering is capable of better addressing, like improving decision making and enhancing operational efficiencies. These entail shifting offline processes online, revamping the experience of the customers, and leveraging artificial intelligence to increase process effectiveness. Software, in fact, is the glue that binds them together. The current day crisis has increased the need for a software engineering job to be more software-centric. The goal is to develop software products that are built, keeping in mind the needs of the customer. In short, the software engineer job market in COVID was not impacted much.

During this crisis, software engineering teams are collaborating from home through cloud services such as Facebook Workplace, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex Meetings, and Google Meet. The on-going crisis throws light on the need to help workers in software job market in working anywhere, anytime. Thus, the demand for collaboration tools, conferencing tools, independent developer environments, and pair-programming tools have gone up. This is likely to have a positive impact on market growth.

Market Dynamics


Adoption of CAD/CAM to Bolster Market Growth

The growing adoption of CAD, CAM, as well as other designing software across different industries such as manufacturing units, construction and building, and others, are likely to bolster market growth over the forecast period. Besides, the demand for BIM (building information modeling) is also likely to have a positive impact on market growth.

Additional factors adding to the software engineering market size include technological innovations, increasing applications in oil and gas, construction electronics, and automotive industries, growing adoption of portable computing devices in the workplace, technology advances in software engineering, easy accessibility of such software engineering over the cloud, and increasing use of cloud-based services and products. Thus, software engineering is in great demand.


Increasing Demand for Automation to offer Robust Opportunities

Increasing demand for automation across various industry verticals such as geology, entertainment, media, telecom, IT, utility, energy, and automotive has led to the growing adoption of engineering software all over the world, which is likely to offer robust opportunities to market players in the future. There is also a surging demand for automated systems like process analysis and designing software. 


Piracy Issue to Restrain Market Growth

Piracy issues of software may restrain market growth over the forecast period. Besides, the lack of professional experts to operate such products may also have a negative impact on the software engineering market share. 


High-Cost May Act as a Challenge

High license cost and high maintenance cost of housing software engineering may act as a major challenge for industry players.

Market Segmentation

Global Software Engineering Market as per the MRFR software engineering market research report has been segmented based on End User, Application, and Software Type.

Software-based CAD Segment will Lead the Market

By software type, the global software engineering market is segmented into Electronic Design Automation (EDA), Engineering and Construction (AEC), Architecture, Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE), Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM), and Computer-Aided Designing (CAD). Of these, the CAD software will lead the market over the forecast period. 

Application-based Product Design Segment will Dominate the Market

By application, the global software engineering market is segmented into 3D modeling, product design, plant design, and automation design. Of these, the product design segment will dominate the market over the forecast period. 

End user-based Automotive Segment to Have Largest Share in the Market

By end-user, the global software engineering market is segmented into healthcare, oil and gas, IT and telecommunication, banking, automotive, aerospace and defense, and others. Of these, the automotive application will have the largest share in the market over the forecast period.

Regional Analysis

North America to Spearhead the Market

By region, the global software engineering market covers the opportunities and recent trends across Europe, North America, the Asia Pacific (APAC), and the Rest of the World (RoW). Of these, North America is predicted to spearhead the market over the forecast period. Early and rising adoption of software engineering that is cloud-based, presence of some key players, industry players developing software like CAM, CAD, and others, the introduction of innovative apps for different smartphones and tablets, and increasing adoption of the software in all forms of buildings including residential types like houses and magnificent commercial and industrial structures like hospitals and factories are adding to the global software engineering market growth in the region.

APAC to Have Fastest Growth in the Market

In the APAC region, the global software engineering market is predicted to have the fastest growth over the forecast period. With the presence of many semiconductor manufacturing companies, industry bodies and government making attempts to boost the competitiveness of ESDM (electronics system design and manufacturing) to cater to the domestic need and also attract foreign investments, the regional attractiveness for vendors is on the rise for the accessibility of low-cost labor in Thailand, Indonesia, and India, and the rising manufacturing costs in China and Taiwan has compelled ESDM industry in shifting their industrial base to other alternative countries are adding to the global software engineering market growth in the region. Additional factors adding to the software engineering market size include rising demand from automation industries and rising investments in cloud solutions.

Competitive Landscape

Strategies like new development, market initiative, and acquisition are observed as highly adopted strategies in the market. This market is fragmented in nature for the presence of various system developers and manufacturers. Key players are also incorporating strategies such as partnerships, agreements, and collaborations to stay at the forefront.

Software Engineering Market Key Players

  • Geometric Ltd (India)

  • Carlson Software Inc. (US)

  • MSC Software Corporation (US)

  • Ansys Inc. (US)

  • PTC Inc. (US)

  • SAP SE (Germany)

  • Siemens PLM Software (US)

  • IBM Corporation (US)

  • Dassault Systemes S.A (France)

  • Bentley Systems Inc. (US)

  • Autodesk Inc. (US) 

Recent Developments

  • December 2020- Pune-based edtech start-up, Blend Infotech has launched its latest model, “pay after placement,” for its software engineering courses. The goal is to make sure to avoid talent remaining relegated for the absence of financial resources. 

  • December 2020- Infosys and Daimler AG have joined hands for an IT infrastructure transformation that is technology-driven. The former aims to transform its IT operating model & infrastructure landscape across SAP Basis, networks, data center, service desk, workplaces services with Infosys. This deal and partnership for Infosys will help Daimler in establishing a completely scalable on-demand digital IT infrastructure and deepen the focus on software engineering.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market expansion is expected to take place at a rate of 11.72% during the review period.

Healthcare, Oil & Gas, Automotive, Aerospace & Defense, IT & Telecommunication, Banking, are the main end-users in the market.

Software engineering refers to an application of principles that has use in the engineering field. It is used in systems to design, develop, deploy, test and manage software systems.

CAD software is generally used for surface modeling, solid modeling, drafting, assembly, reverse engineering and detailing.

Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC), Computer-Aided Designing (CAD), Electronic Design Automation (EDA), Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE), Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM), are the segment that are based on the software type.

North America formed the largest market in the year 2016.

The fastest rate of 13.32% is expected to be achieved by Asia Pacific in the coming years.