Each year the StackOverflow site asks the developers that use its services to participate in a survey with a wide range of questions. They've just posted the results of their latest round - the 2016 edition.
This year, over fifty thousand developers shared where they work, what they build, and who they are. You are about to read the results of the most comprehensive developer survey ever conducted. We asked them 45 questions. Key highlights include the following:
For the first time, more developers are using Mac than Linux as their primary OS. Only 7% of developers identify as "rockstars". Most developers prefer dogs to cats. (But not developers in Germany.)
The results of the survey are broken up into several main sections, each with their own statistics (and graphs for some) showing the results:
- Developer Profile (including Geography, Age, Experience and Education)
- Technology (includes Most Loved/Dreaded/Wanted, Top Paying Tech and Development Environments)
- Work (including Job Priorities, Salary, Teams and Remote/In-office)
- Community (Visit Frequency, Motivation and Asking/Answering)
You can check out the details these results in the full page output.