Endjin - Home

February 2015 Browser Share

by Matthew Adams

header-browser-share-new-feb15-p1-1024px

As endjin.com gets a few tens of thousands of users a month, who tend to be focussed in the general segment of ‘Microsoft Platform Developers, CIOs and CTOs”, and tend to arrive via a Google search, we have (more out of interest than anything else) been keeping tabs on browser share.

We’re publishing those stats on the blog, as you might find them interesting too.

We also have a number of customer websites with interesting traffic numbers. For comparison, I’m going to publish some stats from a site whose audience has a high proportion of ABC1s, viewing in England.

Microsoft Platform Developers, CIOs, CTOs, Global

Browser January February
Share % Change (%points) Share % Change (%points)
Chrome 64 0 67 +4
Firefox 16 0 17 -2
Safari 9 +4 6 -1
IE (all) 8 0 8 -1

Then, drilling into IE versions

IE 116769

IE Version January February
Share % Share %
IE 10 14 12
IE 9 12 12
IE 8 6 6
IE 7 1 1
IE 6 0 0

IE6 and 7 are still reassuringly obsolete, but IE8 is holding steady around the 6% mark.

English ABC1s

Browser January February
Share % Change (%points) Share % Change (%points)
Chrome 29 0 30 +3
Firefox 6 -1 7 -1
Safari 46 +3 43 +1
IE (all) 15 -2 16 -3

Again, drilling into IE versions

IE 115153

IE Version January February
Share % Share %
IE 10 10 12
IE 9 22 22
IE 8 14 12
IE 7 3 2
IE 6 0 0

Again, Safari usage (iPhones and iPads) is very high amongst ABC1s. IE8 usage has declined month-on-month, to the benefit of IE10 and IE11. IE6 remains obsolete – zero visits to the sites concerned.

About the author

Matthew was CTO of a venture-backed technology start-up in the UK & US for 10 years, and is now a Founder of Endjin Ltd, which provides technology strategy, experience and development services to its clients who are seeking to take advantage of Microsoft Azure and the Cloud. You can follow Matthew on twitter.