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Stack Overflow Reveals Results From ‘Largest Developer Survey Ever Conducted’

More than 64,000 developers from 213 countries participated in this year’s annual survey by Stack Overflow — the largest number ever — giving a glimpse into the collective psyche of programmers around the world. An anonymous reader quotes their announcement:
A majority of developers — 56.5% — 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… While only 13.1% of developers are actively looking for a job, 75.2% of developers are interested in hearing about new job opportunities… When asked what they valued most when considering a new job, 53.3% of respondents said remote options were a top priority. 65% of developers reported working remotely at least one day a month, and 11.1% say they’re full-time remote or almost all the time. Also, the highest job satisfaction ratings came from developers who work remotely full-time.
62.5% of the respondents reported using JavaScript, while 51.2% reported SQL, with 39.7% using Java and 34.1% using C# — but for the #5 slot, “the use of Python [32.0%] overtook PHP [28.1%] for the first time in five years.” Yet as far as which languages developers wanted to continue using, “For the second year in a row, Rust was the most loved programming language… Swift, last year’s second most popular language, ranked as fourth. For the second year in a row, Visual Basic (for 2017, Visual Basic 6, specifically) ranked as the most dreaded language; 88.3% of developers currently using Visual Basic said they did not want to continue using it.”


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