Stack Overflow is one of the largest developer communities in the world. Every year they survey tens of thousands developers across the world about various aspects in the IT industry, including technologies, languages, salaries, etc. This year over 50000 developers participated in a survey. So here is all you need to know about this research.
The majority of responders were Full-Stack Web Developer (28.8%), followed by Back-End Web Developers (12.2%), Students - 11.4%, Mobile Developers - 8.4%, Desktop Developers - 6.9%, Front-End Web Developers - 5.8%.
The average developer is 29.6 years old. The median is 27. Most of them, over 30%, have 2 - 5 Years experience.
92% of developers were Male and just 5.8% marked Female. While most of Female developers are Designers.
An interesting fact about developers is that around 70% of them are self-taught, without development or programming related education background.
Average salary among developers with 5+ years experience the USA 2016.
For the second year in a row Rust, Swift and Go make the top 5 most loved programming languages. VB tops the list of the most dreaded technologies – developers wouldn’t miss it if it went extinct. Developers who don’t currently develop with Android, Node and Angular want to do so.