Luxembourg, city of developers
According to the new survey published by StackOverFlow, Luxembourg delivers more developers per capita than any other country. A great pool to help start-ups and new business to grow and be more innovative. Let's understand more about this important workforce.
April 15, 2015
According to the new survey published by StackOverFlow, Luxembourg delivers more developers per capita than any other country. A great pool to help start-ups and new business to grow and be more innovative. Let’s understand more about this important workforce.
26,086 people from 157 countries participated in their 45-question survey. 6,800 identified as full-stack developers, 1,900 as mobile developers, 1,200 as front-end developers, 2 as farmers, and 12,000 as something else.
Accounting for 25% of all sessions, the United States is the top traffic source to Stack Overflow. India is second (12.5%), followed by the UK (5.5%), and Germany (4.2%). But Luxembourg delivers more uniques per capita than any other country.
The programming field is growing extremely rapidly. In the United States, nearly 40% of doctors have 10+ years of professional experience. By contrast, only about 25% of developers worldwide have more than 10 years coding experience. Most of those veteran developers have probably been coding professionallymuch shorter than that.
There are many ways to learn how to code. 48% of respondents never received a degree in computer science. 33% of respondents never took a computer science university course. System administrators are most likely to be self-taught (52%). Enterprise level services developers are most likely to have an industry certification (13%). Machine learning developers and data scientists are 10 times more likely than any other developer type to have a PhD (15%).
An history of passion
For many developers, programming is a labor of love. 70% of respondents reported that they spend 2 or more hours per week programming either as a hobby or working on open source software. 20% of respondents spend more than 10 hours programming away from work. The average developer spends more than 7 hours per week coding on the side.
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