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THE WORLD'S TOP TECH LEADERS A Complete Insight

2018


The World’s Top Tech Leaders 2018 - A Complete Insight

Table of content

I.

Overview

II.

Top 25 World’s Largest Tech Companies in 2018 by Market Cap

III. Top 15 Tech Companies in 2018 by Revenue IV.

Top 20 Occupations in Tech Companies in 2018

V.

Top 10 Tech Jobs That Will Have Most Demand by 2020

VI. Top 20 Valuable Technology Brands in 2018 VII. Top 6 Tech Stocks to Buy in 2018 VIII. Conclusion

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Overview

Today, technology as a whole is influencing all the activities of human life. Now the world is at a tipping point since many of the global challenges are resolved using high-end machinery and software. The technology companies are playing a significant role in this uprising. These industries have become one among the fundamental driving forces that fuel the country’s economy. The United States is known as the largest tech market in the world. It represents 31% of the total, that is approximately $1.5 trillion in the year 2018. Whereas, the Asia-Pacific region - Japan, China, India, Australia, and other surrounding nations takes the one-third share of the total. The technology market is expected to grow continuously at a rapid phase in the future. This research report contains the statistical overview of the top technology companies worldwide. The chief objective of this report is to help the marketers and decision makers for more accurate targeting as well as sufficient allocation of resources.

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Top 25 World’s Largest Tech Companies in 2018 by Market Cap

There are hundreds of thousands of tech companies in the world. As usual, the U.S. always secures first place in the world’s largest tech companies. Asian companies are slowly inching to enter this list. Apple remains at the top position in the tech environment by ranking as the largest tech company in the world by market cap. Alphabet made it to the second place whereas Microsoft, yet again occupied the number three spot in 2018. There is no new entrant this year, but the previous entries are continually juggling with their position to reach the top. Take a look at this chart to know more about all the top companies and their size.

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Rank

Company Name

1

Apple

123,000 (2017)

California, U.S.

2

Alphabet

89,058 (2018)

California, U.S.

3

Microsoft

131,300 (2018)

Washington, U.S.

4

Tencent

44,796 (2017)

Shenzhen, China

5

Facebook

30,275 (2018)

California, U.S.

6

Samsung

489,000 (2014)

Seoul, South Korea

7

Intel

106,000 (2017)

California, U.S.

8

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC)

46,968 (2016)

Taiwan

9

Cisco

72,790 (2017)

California, U.S.

10

Oracle

138,000 (2018)

California, U.S.

11

IBM

380,300 (2017

New York, U.S.

12

NVIDIA

11,528 (2018)

California, U.S.

13

SAP

88,543 (2017)

Weinheim, Germany

14

Adobe

17,000 (2017)

California, U.S.

15

Texas Instruments

29,714 (2017)

Texas, U.S.

16

Broadcom

14,000 (2017)

California, U.S.

17

Accenture

449,000 (2018)

Dublin, Ireland

18

Tata Consultancy Services

394,998 (2018)

Maharashtra, India

19

Salesforce

30,145 (2017)

California, U.S.

20

Qualcomm

33,800 (2017)

California, U.S.

21

ASML

19,200 (2017)

Veldhoven, Netherlands

22

Sony

117,300 (2018)

Tokyo, Japan

23

Micron Technology

34,100 (2017)

Idaho, U.S.

24

Applied Materials

18,400 (2017)

California, U.S.

25

Nintendo

5,501 (2018)

Kyoto, Japan

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Employee Count

Headquarter

[Source: Global Data & Wikipedia]

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Top 15 Tech Companies in 2018 by Revenue

If you glance the list of top tech companies by revenue, you will note that it is dominated by American names followed by Chinese, Korean, and Japanese company. These names shown below are extracted from the Fortune Global 500 list 2018.

Rank

Company

1

Apple Inc.

2

Fiscal Year

Revenue($B) USD

Headquarter

2017

$229.2

Cupertino, CA, US

Samsung Electronics

2017

$211.9

Suwon, South Korea

3

Amazon.com

2017

$177.8

Seattle, WA, US

4

Foxconn

2017

$154.7

New Taipei City, Taiwan

5

Alphabet Inc.

2017

$110.8

Mountain View, CA, US

6

Microsoft

2018

$110.360

Redmond, WA, US

7

Huawei

2017

$89.3

Shenzhen, China

8

Hitachi

2017

$84.5

Tokyo, Japan

9

IBM

2017

$79.1

Armonk, NY, US

10

Dell Technologies

2017

$78.6

Round Rock, TX, US

11

Sony

2017

$77.1

Tokyo, Japan

12

Panasonic

2017

$72

Osaka, Japan

13

Intel

2017

$62.7

Santa Clara, CA, US

14

LG Electronics

2017

$54.3

Suwon, South Korea

15

JD.com

2017

$53.9

Beijing, China

[Source: Fortune Global 500]

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Top 20 Occupations in Tech Companies in 2018

The recent study revealed that mobile application developers would have a good time since this role saw an employment growth by 30% in 2018. We extracted a list of 20 such tech jobs from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that may see a huge rise this year as well.

Rank

Occupation

Employee Growth Outlook

1

Mobile Application Developer

30.7%

2

Information Security Analyst

28.5%

3

Web Developer

15%

4

Cloud Solutions Architect

12%

5

Applications Architect

12%

6

Development Operations (DevOps) Engineer

11.5%

7

Data Scientist

11.5%

8

Information Technology Manager

11.5%

9

Business Intelligence Developer

11.5%

10

Database Administrator

11.5%

11

User Interface Designer

11.3%

12

Software Engineer

11.1%

13

Computer Systems Analyst

9.1%

14

Site Reliability Engineer

8.3%

15

Computer Technical Support Specialist

8.3%

16

Computer Network Architect

6.5%

17

Solutions Architect

6.5%

18

Data Architect

6.5%

19

Network Administrator

6.1%

20

Hardware Engineer

5.5% [Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics]

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Top 10 Tech Jobs That Will Have Most Demand by 2020

The demand for tech jobs will mostly look the same as it did in 2018, with different roles in computer vision engineering, machine learning, software development, and app development dominating across IT industries. We listed 10 such most demanding tech jobs according to career site experts and recruiters. Take a look at it.

Rank

IT Jobs

1

COMPUTER VISION ENGINEER

2

MACHINE LEARNING ENGINEER

3

NETWORK ANALYST

4

SECURITY ANALYST

5

CLOUD ENGINEER

6

APP DEVELOPER

7

BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE (BI) ANALYST

8

DEVOPS LEAD

9

DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR

10

USER SUPPORT SPECIALIST

[Source: Tech Republic]

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Top 20 Valuable Technology Brands in 2018

Most valuable American brands have topped the list like every other year. The tech giants such as Google, Apple, and Microsoft secured the ďŹ rst 3 positions whereas Chinese and Taiwan companies have also occupied space in this list. Here are 20 such valuable tech brands sorted based on their brand value.

Rank

Brand Name

Brand value($B) USD

1

Google

302.06

2

Apple

300.6

3

Microsoft

200.99

4

Tencent

178.99

5

Facebook

162.11

6

IBM

96.27

7

SAP

55.37

8

Accenture

33.72

9

Samsung

32.19

10

Intel

28.32

11

Baidu

26.86

12

Oracle

25.8

13

Huawei

24.92

14

YouTube

22.96

15

Cisco

21.33

16

Adobe

17.92

17

Salesforce

17.03

18

LinkedIn

15.66

19

HP

14.8

20

Instagram

14.5 [Source: Statista]

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Top 6 Tech Stocks to Buy Now

Tech stocks are a proven way for patient investors to capitalize on businesses that positively affect their way of life. But finding the best stocks is easier said than done. We listed top 6 tech stocks you can buy this year and yield a considerable profit from it.

Sl. No 1 2

Company NetEase (NYSE: NTES)

Micron Technology (MU)

Headquarter Guangzhou, China

Boise, Idaho, U.S.

Traded As NASDAQ: NTES NASDAQ-100 Component NASDAQ: MU NASDAQ-100 Component S&P 500 Component

3 4

IAC/InterActiveCorp (IAC)

Facebook (FB)

New York, U.S.

California, U.S.

NASDAQ: IAC Russell 1000 Component NASDAQ: FB (Class A) NASDAQ-100 component S&P 100 component S&P 500 component

5

Intel Corp. (INTC)

California, U.S.

NASDAQ: INTC NASDAQ-100 Component DJIA Component S&P 100 Component S&P 500 Component

6

Alibaba Group Holding (BABA)

Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

NYSE: BABA

[Source: U.S. News & World Report]

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Conclusion

The top lists mentioned in this report reveals exciting information about technology ďŹ rms. The U.S. companies topped almost every list in 2018 whereas China and Korea secured second and third position on average respectively. Germany, Ireland, Netherland, and India have also made into the top tech companies list through its revenue and brand name. We can expect them to see an increase in its position by one or two in the coming years. Several other countries are also trying to position themselves in this list. Hence we can assume at least a few new names by 2020.

Top Tech Leaders

Stock

Brand

Revenue

Market Cap

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U.S.

10%

20%

China

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Japan

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70%

80%

Taiwan

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90%

Korea

100%


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