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Overview

As the largest, most trusted online developer community, more than 50 million professional and aspiring programmers visit Stack Overflow each month. Each year, we survey the programming community on topics ranging from their ideal working environment to their thoughts on artificial intelligence.

This year, over 100,000 respondents from around the world participated, making it the world’s largest and most comprehensive developer survey. Over 6,700 of those respondents are located in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Discover everything you need to know about developers with The UKI Developer Hiring Landscape 2018.

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What's Inside?

The 2018 Developer Hiring Landscape covers everything you need to know about developers, including basic demographics, the education they've completed, employment status, salaries, favorite technologies, and more. 

Demographics

Demographics

  • Age gender
  • Location
  • Job Titles

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Education

Education

  • Bootcamps & hackathons
  • Fields of study
  • Years of coding experience

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Work

Work

  • Employment status
  • Career satisfaction
  • Median salaries

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Technology

Technology

  • Favorite programming languages
  • Popular frameworks & libraries
  • Most dreaded databases

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Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

  • Dangers of AI
  • Ramifications of AI
  • Future of AI

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Stack Overflow

Stack Overflow

  • Frequency of visitors
  • Amount of participation
  • Feelings on Stack Overflow

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Demographics

Developers all over the world are writing the script for the future. Here's what they look like. 

  • Over 57% of developers identify as Back-End Developers.
  • Over 6% of all respondents are located in the UK region.
  • Over 65% of professional developers are younger than 35.small tweet icon.png  

 

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Job Satisfaction

See how developers in the UKI region feel about their current jobs.

  • Only 21% percent are 'extremely satisfied' with their jobs.
  • Nearly 10% of developers are 'moderately dissatisfied' with their current jobs.small tweet icon.png

 

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Work

Every company needs to hire developers. Here’s an inside look at how to reach, attract, and hire them.

  • Over 95% of developers are employed at least part-time.
  • Engineering Managers, DevOps Specialists, and Back-End Developers command the highest salaries.
  • 55% of developers are open to new job opportunities.small tweet icon.png

 

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Technology

Technology makes the world go ‘round. Here’s what developers like to use, want to use, and dread to use.

  • JavaScript and HTML are the most popular programming languages amongst developers. 
  • Visual Basic 6 is the most dreaded programming language.

 

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Job Priorities

  • Over 11% want the opportunity to work from home or remotely. 
  • Over 13% of developers prioritize the technologies they would be working with.small tweet icon.png

 

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