JetBrains 2019 Annual Highlights

Founded in February of 2000, we are happy to celebrate JetBrains’ 20th birthday with you and share our highlights from 2019!

TLDR; We're turning 20, as of today! Growth, new sites, Space, IDE themes & font, education, partners, open source, and lots of fun are the order of the day.

Dive in!

Without any external funding, JetBrains has grown from a small startup in Prague with a handful of employees into an established software development tools company with nine offices in five countries.

Founded on a single product, our portfolio now boasts 28, including the JetBrains created programming language, Kotlin®, and the recently announced integrated team environment, JetBrains SpaceTM.

Today, we share The Drive to Develop with over 8 million users from all around the world, continuing to venture forward into the exciting future with the same startup mentality and youthful spirit that our founders set out with 20 years ago.

JetBrains’ Founders


Developers use and trust our tools


Total customers in 2019 (free+paid)

Customers who have been with us 10+ years


Individual customers


Business customers

Customers who have been with us 15+ years


Individual customers


Business customers


Team members across nine offices

Long-term employees:


10+ years


15+ years


Number of complimentary licenses shared over the last 20 years


Number of OS projects we have supported lifetime


JetBrains tools


Industry awards won over
20 years

The JetBrains way of doing things

At JetBrains, we’ve made the practice of Dogfooding into a way of life. Our development process is designed to be a virtuous circle. We use the tools that we develop, and this gives us valuable experience to help us implement and improve those tools. This practice gives us unique insight about what needs to be changed, improved, or even redesigned. Watch the video to find out more about how we do it!

The JetBrains Early Access Program allows users to try products from the very early stages of development. From analyzing what needs improving through feature usage statistics to discovering and fixing bugs, EAP participants directly help perfect the final product and shape our future plans.

Early Access Programs

Our fourth annual report on the current state of the developer ecosystem is ready. In the beginning of 2020, almost 20,000 developers helped us to quantify developer community trends in programming languages, tools, technologies, and even lifestyle. Check it out!

Developer Ecosystem Survey 2020

Collaborating on technological and product advancement

Product advancement and community contributions

We strive to help developers work faster by automating common, repetitive tasks to enable them to stay focused on code design and the big picture. We provide tools to help developers explore and familiarize themselves with code bases faster. Our products make it easy to take care of quality during all the stages of development and to spend much less time on maintenance tasks afterward.

Whichever technologies you use, there's a JetBrains tool to match. JavaScript, .NET, Java, C++, macOS & iOS, Python & Django, PHP, Ruby & Rails, Android, Go, Kotlin, or SQL? No problem!

Find a tool that is right for you


The first version of IntelliJ® IDEA was released in January 2001 and was one of the first available Java IDEs with advanced code navigation and code refactoring capabilities integrated. IntelliJ IDEA quickly found a place among top tier Java IDEs, collecting many awards along the way to becoming today’s IDE of choice for polyglot programming.

As a strong proponent of open source, JetBrains made IntelliJ IDEA open source in October of 2009. While RubyMine®, WebStorm®, and MPS were already available at that time, more IDEs based on the IntelliJ Platform were added over the years, each focused on a particular programming language and related technologies: AppCode®, CLion®, DataGrip®, GoLand®, PhpStorm®, PyCharm®, and JetBrains Rider®. Whatever technology you need, whichever JetBrains IDE you choose, the UI/UX will be familiar and keep you in the flow.

.NET & Visual Studio Tools

ReSharper®, the award-winning Visual Studio Extension for .NET Developers, launched in 2004 and laid the groundwork for future .NET and Visual Studio tools: ReSharper C++, dotCover®, dotMemory®, dotPeek®, and dotTrace®.

The latest addition to this family of tools is Rider, a fast and powerful cross-platform .NET IDE for developing .NET, ASP.NET, .NET Core, Xamarin, and Unity applications on Windows, Mac, and Linux. JetBrains Rider is unique in that it is based on the IntelliJ Platform and ReSharper. Rider was JetBrains’ fastest-growing product of 2019, with 98% YoY growth.

Team Tools

TeamCity® is a build management and continuous integration server from JetBrains that launched in 2006. It was our first team tool and fourth product overall. In subsequent years we have added YouTrack®, Upsource®, and Hub.

At KotlinConf ‘19 we announced Space, an integrated team environment that provides teams and organizations with the tools they need to collaborate effectively and efficiently. It reaches across more parts of an organization than any previous JetBrains product.


Both JetBrains MPS® and Kotlin are open source. JetBrains MPS is a language workbench that allows you to create your own domain-specific languages and has been available since 2009.

Kotlin is a statically typed programming language that targets Android, the JVM, JavaScript, and Native and is developed by JetBrains. The project started in 2010 and was open source from the very early stages. The first official 1.0 release was in February 2016. Since then Kotlin has become a first-class programming language for Android and has gained its own annual conference, KotlinConf. In 2019, more than 4M developers edited Kotlin code!

Having fun and giving back

We know it can be hard to spend so much time working in your IDE, so we have always looked for ways to make it just that little bit more comfortable. In 2012 we brought you the Darcula theme, and in late 2019 we introduced JetBrains Mono – a new typeface made specifically for developers. It began to make its way into our IDEs late in the year and will soon be available in all of them. Did we mention that it is open source?

Speaking of open source, we try to give back to the communities that have done so much for us and developers and have helped everyone progress. We have provided 4.8 million complimentary licenses over the years through open source sponsorships, student licenses, and user group and developer recognition programs.

We love having fun and sharing, and we believe that coding is art!

Thank you for sharing our 20th Birthday with us, and enjoy the 2019 Annual Highlights...

JetBrains Today

We continue expanding our operations, increasing our team size, and improving JetBrains facilities.

Location news

The new office in Saint Petersburg is fully operational.

The Prague office expansion and renovation has been completed.

Construction of a new office in Munich is underway.

The new Amsterdam office opened providing R&D and corporate management functions.

Are you interested in joining JetBrains?

Explore career opportunities at JetBrains!

2019 Team Photo Gallery

7th Annual Hackathon








hours 22 minutes of presentations








projects finished


projects submitted






dollars worth of prizes

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Customer Highlights

The number of developers choosing JetBrains tools has reached 8 million with strong growth coming from the APAC region.


Developers use and trust our tools.


New individuals become JetBrains customers every day.


New organizations become JetBrains customers every day.


Number of countries and territories where subscriptions were sold (paid purchases only).


Forbes Top 100 Digital Companies are our customers.

Total number of unique active users per month from 2015 through 2019 (in millions)

Adoption of JetBrains tools continues to grow in almost every region:


total customers in 2019 (complimentary + paid).


paying customers in 2019.

Total Downloads of JetBrains IDEs and .NET Tools





Interesting fact

Burkina Faso has been the fastest growing country 2,587% YoY

Did you know that we’ve made our Startup Program even better? Learn more about the recent changes, as your startup may be eligible for a 50% discount on JetBrains tools!

Revenue Growth by Region

North, Central and
South America

Europe, Middle-East
and Africa

Asia Pacific

Top 10 Countries

Paying Customers YoY Growth


Mainland China



























Russian Federation


Total Active Users (complimentary + paying)

Mainland China in 2019:

Mainland China is the fastest-growing country among our Top 20 markets for the second year in a row!

Top Regions in Mainland China by Revenue

  1. Guandong
  2. Zhejiang
  3. Beijing
  4. Shanghai

Fastest Growing Products in Mainland China by number of licenses purchased

Product Highlights

Fastest Growing Products by Paying Users in 2019

The products developers most frequently move to the All Products Pack from:

  1. IntelliJ IDEA
  2. PhpStorm
  3. PyCharm
  4. WebStorm
  5. ReSharper Ultimate


The first smart IDE for Python developers.

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PyCharm revenue grew by


in 2019

Python — The most studied language according to The State of Developer Ecosystem 2019 report.

2 out of every 5 JetBrains IDE and .NET Tools users developed with PyCharm in 2019 (includes all PyCharm variants: Professional, Community, Educational).

New product

Space EAP

Introducing Space – The Integrated Team Environment.

Sign up now to get Space for your team! The EAP is open.

Sign up

JetBrains announced a brand new product, Space, and has opened the Early Access Program. Space is an integrated team environment that provides teams and organizations with the tools they need to collaborate effectively and efficiently. It has Git-based Version Control, Code Review, Automation (CI/CD) based on Kotlin Scripting, Package Repositories, Planning tools, Issue Tracking, Chats, Blogs, Meetings, and a Team Directory, among other features.


people requested invites to Space EAP from December 5-31, 2019.

JetBrains Educational Products

JetBrains Educational Products help educators and learners teach, learn, and practice programming with the support of a professional development environment. The educational functionality is provided by the special Educational Editions of our IDEs – IntelliJ IDEA Edu and PyCharm Edu, which are free and open source. Alternatively, you can get the same experience by installing the EduTools plugin for IntelliJ IDEA, PyCharm, WebStorm, CLion, or Android Studio.

New Languages




New Features

YAML config files

Hyperskill integration

JetBrains Academy

In February 2019, we launched JetBrains Academy – an educational platform for future professionals. We started with Java, and during those first months, we worked to identify and adopt the learning concepts we believe in. At the end of the year, we also unveiled a Kotlin track.

Visit JetBrains Academy
JetBrains Marketplace

Find a home for your commercial plugin with JetBrains Marketplace.

JetBrains Marketplace is live!

Get more out of your JetBrains tools with commercial third-party plugins. Since its launch, approximately $130,000 USD has gone back into supporting plugin developers.

There are


IntelliJ Platform products on the JetBrains Marketplace

Key stats and figures


Total plugin downloads


New Plugins,
and 999 not JetBrains


New Updates,
and 9,815 not JetBrains


Unique plugin downloads


Distinct vendors uploading update/plugin


Distinct authors uploading update/plugin

"I started using JetBrains Marketplace in 2019 and I really like how they take all responsibilities of payment processing (especially payments from companies) and how easy it is to prepare a plugin for selling on JetBrains Marketplace. All questions quickly get answered in Slack. Marketplace allows developers to fully focus on development, not sales."

Adel Faizrakhmanov, Laravel Idea

Everything Kotlin

In 2019, more than 4 million developers edited Kotlin code. 95 developers work on the Kotlin language along with 350+ contributors.

All sessions from KotlinConf ‘19 are now available.

Kotlin news

Kotlin wins Breakout Project of the Year award at OSCON ‘19


Montreal, Canada Sep 9-11, 2020

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More than 1.4M complimentary licenses were provided during 2019 through our various community support programs.

Student Licenses


educational license packs were issued to students and faculty members in 2019. That’s 18% more than in the previous year. 8,000+ students took advantage of the 25% graduation discount.

Educational Institutions


schools and universities received 119,937 complimentary licenses for classroom assistance.

Open Source Projects


open source projects received 8,571 complimentary licenses for non-commercial open source development.

User Groups


user groups from 85 countries around the world distributed a total of 11,594 licenses.

Developer Recognition Program


Google Developers Experts, Java Champions, Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals, Docker Captains, and ASPInsiders received complimentary All Products Packs.

Training courses and bootcamps


training courses and bootcamps received a total of 38,662 complimentary JetBrains licenses to share with their students.

* The Developer Recognition Program was expanded to include Docker Captains, Apache Software Foundation and NumFOCUS-sponsored projects.

Are you looking to set up a local user group or improve an existing one? Take a look at our 8 Steps to a Successful User Group for pro tips and tricks.

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Open Source

On GitHub, JetBrains has 442 repositories available for more than 25+ programming languages.

JetBrainers make code commits to various open source projects every day. Watch the numbers grow in our monthly tracker.

Our new typeface for developers is free, open-source, and already available in your favorite IDEs. Check out this page for the installation instructions and to find out what makes JetBrains Mono so unique.



JetBrains Day/Night events

The entrance fees collected at select JetBrains Days/Nights were donated in their entirety to a local charity. Our India tour collected nearly $10K, which was donated to Sneha Charitable Trust to support children with HIV/AIDS.


Conferences participated in around the world.

Can’t make it to an event near you? Why not join one of our live webinars!


At JetBrains we strongly believe in research, and this manifests in a commitment not only to scientific research but also to market research.

Market Research Reports

The State of Developer Ecosystem 2019

In the beginning of 2019, we polled almost 7,000 developers to identify the State of Developer Ecosystem. Find out what we learned.

  • Java, JavaScript, and Python are the most popular programming languages.
  • 57% of developers expect AI to replace them.
  • 52% of the respondents code in their dreams.
  • 89% of developers customize their IDEs in some way.
  • Get more insights in the full report.
Learn more

Python Developers
Survey 2018

The Python Software Foundation partnered with JetBrains to conduct the official annual Python Developers Survey. More than 20,000 developers representing 150+ countries took part.

Java Learning Topics

JetBrains polled over 1,500 Java developers worldwide to identify their learning patterns and preferences.

Kotlin Census

4,300 developers (not just Kotlin users) shared their insights and feedback about how Kotlin fit into their world with us.

Data Science Survey

Raw Data Available.