- Today’s average developer is male, 29.6 years old and tends to be very web-focused, according to Stack Overflow's 2016 developer survey, ZDNet reports.
- Full-stack web developers is the top programmer occupation with 28%, followed by back-end web developers with 12.2%, the survey found.
- Of the online social community's 4.7 million programmers, more than 50,000 developers responded. Only about 12% of the community's readers are women, though Stack said women make up a large percent of the developer community than the report suggests.
The survey is geared toward understanding what today's developers and programmers looks like. From the most hated languages to the most favored, the survey offers a sense of how programmer's working today operate. It even found whether programmers prefer Star Wars or Star Trek (the older they are, the more likely it is that they are Trekkies).
Of today's developers, 69% are primarily self-taught and do not hold a computer science degree, while another 44% pick up other programming skills while on the job.
"The web may be where many of these developers spend their days, but for the big money they need to move on to enterprise-level computing projects,” according to the survey.