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Are developers paid fairly?

Posted: 24 Apr 2015     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:ICT  software developers  embedded 

Stack Overflow unveiled a new survey of it readership, and it showed interesting results.

Perhaps the most surprising result: We are not them. They claim 32 million visitors per month. Most estimates peg firmware developers at about 500,000 worldwide.

IDC figures there are, well, a lot of software engineers in the world. (ICT means "Information and Communications Technology.")


Consider the age of respondents to the Stack Overflow study:


The most recent UBM study of the EE/Embedded market pegs the average age of those of us in this business at just shy of 48.

Or experience:


Again, that UBM study pegs us at an average of 20 years. I wonder if this is why this morning wanted a password to view anything? Those young 'uns writing web code need a little seasoning!

In a shocking result, considering how important software is to the functioning of the world, most Stack Overflowers have little formal education in the field:


- Jack Ganssle

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