Am I the only one that just LOVES reading stuff like this? It's like an all-you-can-eat buffet, I can never have enough.
make us two!
Man, a DN survey would be awesome. There was a salary survey a while back, but a broad survey such as this for designers would be so cool.
That's an excellent idea actually.
I tell everyone it’s a great industry, but this sends it home!
"If you're a software developer, you probably have a job. 97.5% of workforce respondents are employed in at least a part-time capacity."
"76% of developers report being at least satisfied with their job, and 36% love their job."
"60% of survey respondents have provided an answer on Stack Overflow. What motivates answerers? More than any other motivation, developers answer because it feels good to help a fellow developer."
Awesome survey, great post Mattan!
Thanks Julian! It really is a great industry, but we still have a lot of stuff we can improve (that gender breakdown is depressing).
I found it interesting that the average developer was born around 1986. I read an article emphasizing that personal computers were marketed almost exclusively as a gaming machine for boys, which was proposed as a large factor in the gender disparity.
That definitely played a big part in it, although I was confused when I first discovered the gender disparity (many years ago) since the first web developer I ever met (back in the 90s) was a woman, but since then the vast majority have been men.
I find it interesting that they determine country compensation equivalence by the cost of a McDonald's Big Mac, making Ukraine the country that provides the best average developer compensation.
Overall decent and straightforward data visualization, however I prefer country volume to be depicted by the whole country being colored in at different intensities, not by the size of a circle overlapping the country.