Software Developers: 6 Statistics You Need to Know Now

A peak inside the profession

The 10 hottest developer jobs of 2017

software developer jobs

1. Ruby developers

2. Mobile app developers

3. Information security software developers

4. IoT developers

5. JavaScript developers

6. Cloud developers

7. Full stack developers

8. Machine learning developers

9. DevOps engineers

10. UX/UI developers

Source: Techrepublic


Software Developers, Applications & Systems Software Gender Composition, 2015

Gender
934,115 Male Workforce (79.70%)
238,655 Female Workforce (20.30%)

Dataset: ACS PUMS 1-year Estimate | Source: Census Bureau

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Software Developers, Applications & Systems Software

White
Asian
Black or African American
Other
White – 60.30%
Asian – 31.70%
Black or African American – 4.30%
Other – 3.7%

Dataset: ACS PUMS 1-year Estimate | Source: Census Bureau

Most pressing long-running challenges facing software developers worldwide, as of 2015

Staying current with new languages, frameworks, and tools

Striving to develop high-quality, high-performance, and secure code

Overall work/life balance

Overly demanding clients that do not appreciate the complexity

Finding work that utilizes the skills developed

Difficulty in communicating with team members and stakeholders

Immature tools and platforms that make work harder

Source: Statista


20 Most Popular Types of Programming & Development Tools for Software Development

software developer tools

  1. Code text editors
  2. IDEs
  3. SQL databases
  4. Debuggers
  5. Testing tools
  6. Bug-tracking software
  7. UI design and prototyping tools
  8. Project management tools
  9. Code analysis tools
  10. Performance profiling tools
  1. DB modeling and design tools
  2. App servers and middleware
  3. Requirements management tools
  4. System and object-modeling tools
  5. Cross-platform mobile AD tools
  6. Load and stress testing tools
  7. Release management tools
  8. Commercial software components
  9. Business rules engines
  10. NoSQL databases

Source: Statista


8 Leading Reasons for Software Project Failure According to Developers Worldwide, As Of 2015

48%
Changing or poorly documented requirements

40%
Underfunding or under-resourcing

37%
Poor team or organizational management

32%
Insufficient time allocated to testing

23%
Developer churn and loss of key talent/employee

22%
Missed delivery timeline expectations

21%
Time constraints and pre-mature software release

17%
Immature dev tools and application platforms

Source: Statista

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