Devs' life at a glance

Developers often raise their voices with clear demands but usually get misunderstood by hiring managers and tech recruiters. Our 2022 survey inspects three important aspects of devs' life: looking for, being at, and retaining their job. Read the full report and get the latest insights into devs' life!

#Wanted and #Misunderstood: A Developer Survey 2022

Misunderstanding #1

Job boredom

When bored with their job, developers start looking for a new jobs after just one or two months. However, before making the final decision, they will try mending things with their current employer.

Misunderstanding #2

Discrimination at work

Shockingly, more than half of the survey participants have felt or seen discrimination at their workplace! Expectedly, these incidents are mainly concerning women.

Misunderstanding #3

Toxic environments affect the desire for a job change

Awareness of the negative impact of toxicity grows among developers as one of the key factors for a job change. The traditional factor - salary - is still the most decisive factor, but for not long.

"Every job platform promises to fill your vacancies with ease, but WeAreDevelopers is the only one that delivers."

Nina Aichinger, Head of HR

"The skillset of the candidates was extremely good and more diverse than we could find on other channels."

David Boutellier, Head of Product

"WeAreDevelopers is probably the most authentic and largest developer community out there."

Michael Zettel, Country Managing Director (Austria)

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Our methodology

  • Data collection method: CAWI
  • Target group: IT professionals
  • Fieldwork period: April 2022
  • Sample size: n=756
  • Survey area: DACH (Austria, Germany, Switzerland)
  • Survey language: English or German

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