Stack Overflow’s Developer Survey 2015 Part 2: Compensation and happiness at workStack Overflow’s Developer Survey 2015 Part 2 – Compensation and happiness at workStack Overflow’s Developer Survey 2015 Part 2 – Compensation and happiness at work

 

Here is the 2nd and final part of the blog post journey into Stack Overflow’s Developer Survey 2015. In this part we go into employment and compensation. You can find first part here.

 

Let’s go at it shall we?

 

  • Occupation

 

Stack Overflow provided a list of 24 most common types of occupation for developers and asked to choose the one that best describes their role. Third year in succession the full-stack developer is the most common role. Mobile developers have been rising as well compared to past 3 years but only with few percentage of the overall.

 

  • Mobile Developers

 

Only 2 percent identify as Windows Phone developers. I can bet that is higher in Finland but looking even at the current hunt for iOS developers it seems that it is the most sought after profile with not so many having it in Finland.

 

  • Compensation by Technology

 

Stack Overflow asked in US dollars how much they get paid and then compiled it to see which ones pay best. I western Europe they are the following ones and in general niche and rising technologies pay best. Something to consider when recruiting?

 

  • Compensation by Purchasing Power

 

Big Macs matter when counting purchasing power in each country compared to salaries. Ukraine is the highest on the list but one good thing to consider is travelling. If you’re salary is low compared to average in Europe for example then travelling will get more costly compared to countries with lower purchasing power.

 

  • Compensation by Stack Overflow rep

 

Having a good reputation in Stack Overflow is good for your career and they have provided proof of it. Maybe be a part of the community more actively?

 

  • Job Satisfaction

job satisfacion

 

76% are satisfied with their job with 36% loving it. Does this mean that they are not looking for new opportunities? I doubt to a certain extent depending on the interest towards the task what they’d get to do and based on their existing network. The job itself ain’t all in all and must include great people.

 

The whole study can be found here 

Here is the 2nd and final part of the blog post journey into Stack Overflow’s Developer Survey 2015. In this part we go into employment and compensation. You can find first part here.

 

Let’s go at it shall we?

 

  • Occupation

 

Stack Overflow provided a list of 24 most common types of occupation for developers and asked to choose the one that best describes their role. Third year in succession the full-stack developer is the most common role. Mobile developers have been rising as well compared to past 3 years but only with few percentage of the overall.

 

  • Mobile Developers

 

Only 2 percent identify as Windows Phone developers. I can bet that is higher in Finland but looking even at the current hunt for iOS developers it seems that it is the most sought after profile with not so many having it in Finland.

 

  • Compensation by Technology

 

Stack Overflow asked in US dollars how much they get paid and then compiled it to see which ones pay best. I western Europe they are the following ones and in general niche and rising technologies pay best. Something to consider when recruiting?

 

  • Compensation by Purchasing Power

 

Big Macs matter when counting purchasing power in each country compared to salaries. Ukraine is the highest on the list but one good thing to consider is travelling. If you’re salary is low compared to average in Europe for example then travelling will get more costly compared to countries with lower purchasing power.

 

  • Compensation by Stack Overflow rep

 

Having a good reputation in Stack Overflow is good for your career and they have provided proof of it. Maybe be a part of the community more actively?

 

  • Job Satisfaction

job satisfacion

 

76% are satisfied with their job with 36% loving it. Does this mean that they are not looking for new opportunities? I doubt to a certain extent depending on the interest towards the task what they’d get to do and based on their existing network. The job itself ain’t all in all and must include great people.

 

The whole study can be found here 

Here is the 2nd and final part of the blog post journey into Stack Overflow’s Developer Survey 2015. In this part we go into employment and compensation. You can find first part here.

 

Let’s go at it shall we?

 

  • Occupation

 

Stack Overflow provided a list of 24 most common types of occupation for developers and asked to choose the one that best describes their role. Third year in succession the full-stack developer is the most common role. Mobile developers have been rising as well compared to past 3 years but only with few percentage of the overall.

 

  • Mobile Developers

 

Only 2 percent identify as Windows Phone developers. I can bet that is higher in Finland but looking even at the current hunt for iOS developers it seems that it is the most sought after profile with not so many having it in Finland.

 

  • Compensation by Technology

 

Stack Overflow asked in US dollars how much they get paid and then compiled it to see which ones pay best. I western Europe they are the following ones and in general niche and rising technologies pay best. Something to consider when recruiting?

 

  • Compensation by Purchasing Power

 

Big Macs matter when counting purchasing power in each country compared to salaries. Ukraine is the highest on the list but one good thing to consider is travelling. If you’re salary is low compared to average in Europe for example then travelling will get more costly compared to countries with lower purchasing power.

 

  • Compensation by Stack Overflow rep

 

Having a good reputation in Stack Overflow is good for your career and they have provided proof of it. Maybe be a part of the community more actively?

 

  • Job Satisfaction

job satisfacion

 

76% are satisfied with their job with 36% loving it. Does this mean that they are not looking for new opportunities? I doubt to a certain extent depending on the interest towards the task what they’d get to do and based on their existing network. The job itself ain’t all in all and must include great people.

 

The whole study can be found here