Software companies listed in the UK

With the news that Apple (AAPL) has overtaken Microsoft (MSFT) to become the largest software company in the world by market capitalisation it seems like a good time to have a look at the software companies listed in the UK.

Below are the details for the largest UK pure-play (almost) software companies. Limited to FTSE 350 components the sector has it’s own tracking index NMX9530.L

With a combined market capitalisation of approximately £18.3 b ($26.7 b) the whole sector is dwarfed by Apple at $231 b.

£4.18 b – Autonomy (AU.L)
£3.11 b – Sage Group (SGE.L)
£2.25 b – Invensys (ISYS.L)
£2.01 b – Logica (LOG.L)
£1.69 b – Dimension Data (DDT.L)
£1.22 b – Misys (MSY.L)
£987 m – Micro Focus (MCRO.L)
£781 m – Aveva (AVV.L)
£753 m – Telecity Group (TCY.L)
£488 m – Computacenter (CCC.L)
£483 m – Fidessa Group (FDSA.L)
£358 m – SDL (SDL.L)

Prices at close of 27 May 2010 from Yahoo Finance (