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Stack Overflow’s Developer Survey results

Every year Stack Overflow runs as survey where they asks their users about their favourite tools, languages, etc… A little while ago they published the results of the 2017 edition.

We learn something new every time we run our survey. This year is no exception:

– A common misconception about developers is that they’ve all been programming since childhood. In fact, we see a wide range of experience levels. Among professional developers, 11.3% got their first coding jobs within a year of first learning how to program. A further 36.9% learned to program between one and four years before beginning their careers as developers.
– Only 13.1% of developers are actively looking for a job. But 75.2% of developers are interested in hearing about new job opportunities.
– When we asked respondents what they valued most when considering a new job, 53.3% said remote options were a top priority. A majority of developers, 63.9%, reported working remotely at least one day a month, and 11.1% say they’re full-time remote or almost all the time.
– A majority of developers said they were underpaid. Developers who work in government and non-profits feel the most underpaid, while those who work in finance feel the most overpaid.

https://stackoverflow.com/insights/survey/2017/

Freek Van der Herten is a partner and developer at Spatie, an Antwerp based company that specializes in creating web apps with Laravel. After hours he writes about modern PHP and Laravel on this blog. When not coding he’s probably rehearsing with his kraut rock band. He loves waffles and butterflies.