The Developer Report 2019

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About the study

The Developer Report is an annual snapshot of the mood, priorities and concerns of Europe’s most desirable tech talents, conducted in summer 2019 by MindTake Research among participants of the WeAreDevelopers World Congress 2019 in Berlin.

The survey comprised more than 40 nationalities, with half of the respondents being under 30 years of age, and women making a stronger than ever showing at over 20 percent. The majority was already employed, with seven out of ten being fixed employees, with software development the top job description. Family circumstances among respondents were evenly split, with 32 % of respondents being single, 38 % in a relationship, and 27 % married, and about 2 in 10 respondents having one child or more.

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Job and Salary Satisfaction

Asked to rate their satisfaction with their current job, 3 out of 4 developers said it was high or very high, with less than 1 percent reporting extreme dissatisfaction. Almost 52 percent thought their salary was good or very good. Some 65 percent reported they were satisfied or very satisfied with the possibility to contribute new ideas, and a similar number replied favorably on the options to work from home. Some 50 percent were happy or very happy with the education and development prospects of their job. On the negative side, 5 out of 10 were not happy with the bonuses and profit participation options in their companies, and similarly with the support as regards health and leisure.

Job Change and Reasons to Change

Overall, 3 in 10 were not looking for a job and not interested in a job change. A further 6 in 10 were not actively looking but might be interested in changing if a company or headhunter approached them. Only 1 in 10 was actively looking for a job. The salary was the top reason (46%) cited for their last job change, with working conditions on an emotional level (37%) in terms of decision-making and dispute resolution coming in at a second place. The overall company brand and reputation (34%) in a new post played a bigger role in the decision to change jobs than office facilities (29%), flexible hours (25%) or bonuses and profit sharing (22%).

Skills & Seniority overview

Senior

Intermediate / Qualified / Professional

Junior

Department Head / Manager

Supervisor

Entry-level / just started

Top 5 Programming Languages

JavaScript

61%

Java

48%

Python

33%

PHP

27%

C#

27%

Top 5 Frameworks

Node.js

36%

React

32%

AngularJS

27%

Spring

25%

ExpressJS

16%

Current occupation

at school or university

18%

fixed employee

75%

freelancer / self-employed / entrepreneur

21%

currently unemployed

2%

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  • The Developer target group
  • Developer Stereotypes
  • Job and Salary Satisfaction
  • Priorities and Reasons when considering a job change
  • Women in the IT sector
  • Attractive Employers
  • Employee Retention
  • Mobility and Relocation
  • Lifestyle
  • Overall Summary
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