• Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, 5 years ago

    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.

    5 points
  • Daniel GoldenDaniel Golden, 5 years ago

    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.

    3 points
  • Julian LloydJulian Lloyd, 5 years ago (edited 5 years ago )

    I tell everyone it’s a great industry, but this sends it home!

    1. "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."

    2. "76% of developers report being at least satisfied with their job, and 36% love their job."

    3. "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!

    3 points
    • Mattan Ingram, 5 years ago

      Thanks Julian! It really is a great industry, but we still have a lot of stuff we can improve (that gender breakdown is depressing).

      1 point
      • Julian LloydJulian Lloyd, 5 years ago


        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.

        1 point
        • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, 5 years ago

          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.

          0 points
  • Mattan Ingram, 5 years ago

    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.

    1 point