Do you think you have a pretty good handle on the worldwide full-stack developer picture? If so, you might want to take a look at the 2016 developer survey from Stack Overflow, the global online community for software developers looking to communicate, collaborate, and just hang out. There were a lot of surprises in this year’s survey, as evidenced by responses from Tech Republic and other technology media outlets. For the record, the summary of the 2016 report says a new question is asked in the community every 8 seconds or so. They decided to turn the tables and ask 45 questions of their own to gauge the state of the developer community. More than 56,000 developers from 177 countries participated. Below are some of the biggest surprises.
Developer Titles and OccupationsTo start with, roughly 71% of all of the survey respondents initially identified themselves as developers at the beginning of the survey. But when Stack Overflow asked them to be more specific about their titles, things got interesting. The top five responses were as follows:
- Full-Stack Web Developer – 28.0%
- Back-End Web Developer – 12.2%
- Student – 11.4%
- Mobile Developer – 8.4%
- Desktop Developer – 6.9%.