Software Engineering Market Research Report - Global Forecast to 2030

Software Engineering Market Research Report Information By Application (Plant Design, Product Design, 3D Modelling, and Automation Design), By Software Type (PLC, Computer-Aided Engineering, Engineering & Construction, Architecture, Electronic Design Automation, Computer Aided manufacturing, and Computer-Aided Designing), By End User (Healthcare, Banking, Aerospace, Oil & Gas, IT & Telecommunication, Automotive, and Defense), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) โ€“ Market Forecast Till 2030.

ID: MRFR/ICT/1619-CR | 94 Pages | Author: Aarti Dhapte | February 2020         

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Software Engineering Market Overview


The Software Engineering Market Size was valued at USD 52.7 billion in 2021.The software engineering market industry is projected to grow from USD 58.63 Billion in 2022 to USD 123.74 billion by 2030, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.26% during the forecast period (2022 - 2030). The growth of the market can be attributed to the increasing demand for software engineering services from various industries such as aerospace & defense, automotive, banking, IT & telecommunication, oil & gas, and healthcare. Furthermore, the growing trend of digitalization and automation is also fueling the growth of the software engineering market.

Software Engineering Market Overview..
Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Software Engineering Market Trends Increase in adoption of IoT and 3D printing to fuel market growth


The increase in the use of digital technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), automation, cloud, and others in designing products aids in enhancing product quality and durability. Furthermore, to minimize product development time & cost, users are adopting computer-aided engineering solutions that are expected to drive market growth. The evolving engineering modes such as building information modeling (BIM), 3D printing, and concurrent engineering is expected to influence the computer-aided software engineering trend. 3D printing is a form of additive manufacturing that enables users to print any object as a 3-D image. This technology aids in minimizing production costs and assists in developing new methods of production. Moreover, the ease of use and unlimited customization capabilities are the major factors influencing the 3D printing market, which is further anticipated to positively impact the market.


Furthermore, 3D printing is gaining importance in several industry verticals such as consumer electronics, aerospace & defense, automotive, and healthcare. For instance, 3D printing in the healthcare sector has resulted in more robust and customized surgical tools, medical devices, and lab equipment such as eyeglasses, drug delivery devices, hearing aids, exoskeletons, and others. Moreover, additive manufacturing methods also improve the patient-specific and prosthetics implants in dental and orthopedic surgeries, which is increasing the need for computer-aided engineering solutions.


Further, the Introduction of new solutions and other strategic alliances by the key player creates a lucrative demand for the market. For instance, in May 2022, Intel announced the launch of Intel VTune Profiler to escalate system performance, application performance, and system configuration for cloud, HPC, IoT, storage, media, and more. It aids users in tuning the performance of the complete application. Therefore, the aforementioned factors, such as an increase in the adoption of IoT and 3D adoption, are expected to boost the computer-aided software engineering market revenue growth.


Software Engineering Market Segment Insights


Software Engineering Application Insights


The software engineering market segmentation, based on the application, includes plant design, product design, 3D modelling, and automation design. The 3D modelling dominated the market in 2021. In the engineering software market for the drafting & 3D modeling segment by application, there is a constant pressure on plant O/Os and EPC companies to fulfil the demands in a highly competitive market environment. Faster and cheaper delivery to the market helps in reducing project margins and anticipates more for less in the current CAPEX process, marine and power market. Thus, power and manufacturing industries are implementing solutions that enables them to meet higher production objectives and stringent regulatory requirements for building a plant. 2D CAD models do not always offer required accuracy and speed thus, the professionals are using 3D modelling for enhanced efficiency and visual of their designs. 3D modelling offers several benefits, which includes enhancement in the design quality, easy documentation, increased designer productivity, automatic design redrawing, international standards compliance, better client visualization, design time reduction, data, and drawings savings, as well as cost savings. Thus, the drafting & 3D modeling segment by application for engineering software market is projected to provide numerous lucrative business opportunities for the market players in the forecast period.
Software Engineering Market SHARE BY Size 2021
Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Software Engineering Software Type Insights


The software engineering market segmentation, based on the software type, includes PLC, computer-aided engineering, engineering & construction, architecture, electronic design automation, computer aided manufacturing, and computer-aided designing. The computer-aided engineering segment held the majority share in 2021, contributing to around ~60-64% of the software engineering market revenue. The practice of using computer software to simulate performance in order to enhance product designs or assist in the solving of engineering problems for a variety of sectors is known as computer-aided engineering (CAE). This covers the simulation, validation, and improvement of manufacturing tools, products, and processes. Furthermore, the organizations are implementing the hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) platform for establishing a private cloud that provides advanced storage and computation services which are projected to propel computer-aided engineering software market growth.


Software Engineering End User Insights


The software engineering market segmentation, based on the end user, includes healthcare, banking, aerospace, oil & gas, IT & telecommunication, automotive, and defense. The automotive segment had the highest market revenue share in 2021. Automotive to gain maximum segment share during the forecast period. The increasing need to evaluate the viability of heat dissipation methods such as ventilation, cooling, and aerodynamics in the region is expected to fuel the demand for computer-aided engineering software. The countries such as Brazil and Argentina are the key automotive manufacturer in the region.


Healthcare and medical devices to gain rapid software engineering market growth during the forecast period. The government's growing focus on the healthcare system is expected to fuel the manufacturer of medical devices to invest in computer aided engineering software. Its capability to offer accurate products is driving its demand for healthcare sector.


Software Engineering Regional Insights


By Region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. The North American software engineering market is expected to grow at a significant CAGR during the study period, accounting for USD 22.76 billion in 2021. Many companies in the North America such as ANSYS Inc, Altair Engineering Inc, Dassault Systems, and Bentley Systems Inc, among others put a robust emphasis on digital revolution and are frequently considered among the initial adopters of next-gen technologies, such as IoT, Artificial Intelligence (AI), automation, and cloud. The continual implementation of these technologies by companies in the region is fueling the market in the region. Major investments in software and services by large companies, along with the adoption of new technologies across industries, have contributed to the revenue growth of the regional market.


Moreover, the major countries covered in the market report include the United States, Germany, Canada, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, India, Japan, Australia, China, South Korea, and Brazil.
Software Engineering Market by Region, 2021 & 2030
Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


The European software engineering market is the world's second-largest. The presence of key market players across European countries is further expected to boost the market. Similarly, the automotive industry is the key industry across Europe, and this is likely to fuel the computer-aided engineering demand. The increasing developers of virtual vehicles and connected car providers are significantly investing in reliable engineering tools in optimizing the production cost. Further, the UK software engineering market held the largest market share, and the German software engineering market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.


The Asia Pacific software engineering market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period due to increasing government spending on manufacturing industry development and increasing the capacity for producing renewable energy. Moreover, the region has shown a rebound in the sales and manufacturing sector, considering the increase in hardware and device demand. Moreover, China’s software engineering market held the largest market share, and the Indian software engineering market was the fastest-growing market in Asia-Pacific.


Software Engineering Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


The rapid adoption of new technologies, such as cloud computing, mobile devices, and big data analytics, by organizations seeking to improve their competitiveness. Growing demand for mobility and data portability drives the need for data-centric solutions and business software. Market players are pursuing several growth strategies to remain competitive in the industry, such as alliances, strategic contracts and collaborations, mergers & acquisitions, and developing new products.


The low code app development platform is a key trend gaining popularity in the software engineering industry. Low code development is an approach of software development to optimize the development process and speed up the delivery of the software, thus helping the enterprises to automate every step of the application of the product lifecycle.


Salesforce Inc is an American cloud-based software company provides customer relationship management software and applications focused on sales, customer service, marketing automation, analytics, and application development. For instance, in June 2021, Salesforce, a US-based software company, released a powerful set of low-code development tools that allow everyone within an organization, to create and ship apps on a single platform. The platform includes interactive app development and automation, along with the new elastic computing, identity management, AI-driven data protection, and DevOps capabilities to help teams drive business outcomes faster.


In January 2021, Cognizant, a US-based information technology services and consulting company, acquired Magenic Technologies for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition is expected to enable Cognizant to enhance its capabilities in software development and cloud modernization along with Cognizant's software product engineering footprint. Magenic Technologies is a US-based custom software development services company.


Key Companies in the software engineering market include



Software Engineering Industry Developments


June 2022: Ansys & SoftInWay, an analysis and design software supplier for 1D-2D designs, partnered to simplify the design workflow for multi-stage, single-stage, and multi-module turbomachinery.


May 2021: Siemens launched Simcenter Femap which is an enhanced simulation application for editing, creating, and reviewing finite element models of complex systems or products.


January 2020: SimScale raised USD 32 million in Series C funding to increase its cloud-driven engineering simulation tool.


Software Engineering Market Segmentation


Software Engineering Application Outlook




  • Plant Design




  • Product Design




  • 3D Modelling




  • Automation Design




Software Engineering Software Type Outlook




  • PLC




  • Computer-Aided Engineering




  • Engineering & Construction




  • Architecture




  • Electronic Design Automation




  • Computer-Aided manufacturing




  • Computer-Aided Designing




Software Engineering End User Outlook




  • Healthcare




  • Banking




  • Aerospace




  • Oil & Gas




  • IT & Telecommunication




  • Automotive




  • Defense




Software Engineering Regional Outlook




  • North America






  • US




  • Canada






  • Europe






  • Germany




  • France




  • UK




  • Italy




  • Spain




  • Rest of Europe






  • Asia-Pacific






  • China




  • Japan




  • India




  • Australia




  • South Korea




  • Australia




  • Rest of Asia-Pacific






  • Rest of the World






  • Middle East




  • Africa




  • Latin America



Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2021 USD 52.7 billion
Market Size 2022 USD 58.63 billion
Market Size 2030 USD 123.74 billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 11.26% (2022-2030)
Base Year 2021
Market Forecast Period 2022-2030
Historical Data 2018 & 2020
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Application, Software Type, End-User, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S, Canada, Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Geometric Ltd, Ansys Inc, Siemens PLM Software, Dassault Systemes S.A., Bentley Systems Inc, MSC Software Corporation, Carlson Software Inc, Ansys Inc, IBM corporation
Key Market Opportunities Emerging penetration of low code app development platforms
Key Market Dynamics Rising adoption of aircraft designing Increasing demand for customized Softwares




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The software engineering market size was valued at USD 52.7 Billion in 2021.

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 11.26% during the forecast period, 2022-2030.

The key players in the market are Geometric Ltd, Ansys Inc, Siemens PLM Software, Dassault Systemes S.A., Bentley Systems Inc, MSC Software Corporation, Carlson Software Inc, Ansys Inc, and IBM corporation.

The 3D modelling category dominated the market in 2021.

In 2021, computer-aided engineering had the largest share of the market.

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

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