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Who Codes in 2015?

Posted on 4.12.2015

Stack Overflow, a question and answer site for novice and professional programmers, has released results from its annual developer survey, providing the 'Net community with some interesting demographic data on who is coding in 2015.

Some of the more interesting highlights from the Stack Overflow study include:

+ Worldwide, the average developer is 28.9 years old. The average age of a developer in the U.S. is 31.6. Nearly 70 percent were in the range of 20-34 years of age.
+ An astonishing 92.1 of survey respondents indicated their gender as male.
+ Only about 25 percent of developers worldwide have more than 10 years coding experience. Compared with men, women who code are nearly twice as likely to have less than 2 years programming experience.
+ 48% of respondents never received a degree in computer science; 41.8 percent indicated they were self-taught.

 There is also a great deal of interesting information on the most popular technologies (spoiler alert, it's Javascript), preferences, favorite tools, job satisfaction and compensation among others.

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