Highlights of the StackOverflow 2019 Survey Result for Developers

StackOverflow is one of the most loved Forum for Developers around the world working with various programming languages. StackOverflow has the answers to almost every problem that you might face while developing any type of software. StackOverflow has a monthly traffic of 560 Million page-views. StackOverflow has been launched since 15 September 2008. Now let’s look at the outline of the article,

1] Key Results
2] The Top 3 Participants in Survey
3] The Top 3 Monthly Visitors
4] Most Popular Technologies
5] Most Loved, Dreaded, and Wanted Technologies
6] Most Popular Development Enviroment / IDE
7] Top Paying Technologies
8] Percentage of Students among the Survey Takes

Recently StackOverflow conducted an on-site survey in which they asked developers various questions and their feedback and opinions regarding development in the future and in the past. I have to say that it was one of the lengthiest surveys I have ever taken. But it was worth it because StackOverflow has helped me more than any other person or platform.

In a recent survey, there were some shocking results that were unexpected. In today’s article, we will summarise all these outcomes that are must for a Developer to be aware of.

Key Results

1] Python, the fastest-growing major programming language, has risen in the ranks of programming languages in our survey yet again, edging out Java this year and standing as the second most loved language (behind Rust).

2] Over half of respondents had written their first line of code by the time they were sixteen, although this experience varies by country and by gender.

3] DevOps specialists and site reliability engineers are among the highest paid, most experienced developers most satisfied with their jobs, and are looking for new jobs at the lowest levels.

4] Of the top countries in our survey, China has developers that are the most optimistic, believing that people born today will have a better life than their parents. Developers in Western European countries like France and Germany are among the least optimistic about the future.

5] When thinking about blockers to productivity, different kinds of developers report different challenges. Men are more likely to say that being tasked with non-development work is a problem for them, while gender minority respondents are more likely to say that toxic work environments are a problem.

6] We asked respondents to think about the last time they solved coding problems with and without our site. The data indicate that Stack Overflow saves a developer 30 to 90 minutes of time per week!

The Top 3 Participants in Survey

This survey was conducted in the whole world wherever StackOverflow is available. Among all the people who took the survey,
1] 23.64% were from the USA.
2] 10.23% were from India.
3] 6.47 were from the UK.

The Top 3 Monthly Visitors:

Each month, about 50 million people visit Stack Overflow to learn, share, and build their careers. StackOverflow estimates that 21 million of these people are professional developers and university-level students. The majority of survey respondents this year were people who said they are professional developers or who code sometimes as part of their work or are students preparing for such a career.

1] 23.11% Visitors From USA.
2] 12.31% Visitors From India.
3] 4.94% Visitors From UK.

Most Popular Technologies

JavaScript 67.8%
HTML/CSS 63.5%
SQL 54.4%
Python 41.7%
Java 41.1%
Bash/Shell/PowerShell 36.6%
C# 31.0%
PHP 26.4%
C++ 23.5%
TypeScript 21.2%
C 20.6%
Ruby 8.4%
Go 8.2%

Assembly 6.7%
Swift 6.6%
Kotlin 6.4%
R 5.8%
VBA 5.5%
Objective-C 4.8%
Scala 3.8%
Rust 3.2%
Dart 1.9%
Elixir 1.4%
Clojure 1.4%
WebAssembly 1.2%

Most Loved, Dreaded, and Wanted Technologies

Rust 83.5%
Python 73.1%
TypeScript 73.1%
Kotlin 72.6%
WebAssembly 69.5%
Swift 69.2%
Clojure 68.3%
Elixir 68.2%
Go 67.9%
C# 67.0%
JavaScript 66.8%
Dart 66.3%
SQL 64.1%

HTML/CSS 62.2%
F# 61.7%
Bash/Shell/PowerShell 59.5%
Scala 58.3%
Java 53.4%
C++ 52.0%
R 51.7%
Ruby 50.3%
Erlang 47.4%
PHP 45.8%
C 42.5%
Assembly 35.6%

Most Popular Development Enviroment / IDE

Visual Studio Code 50.7%
Visual Studio 31.5%
Notepad++ 30.5%
IntelliJ 25.4%
Vim 25.4%
Sublime Text 23.4%
Android Studio 16.9%
Eclipse 14.4%
PyCharm 13.4%
Atom 13.3%

Top Paying Technologies

Clojure $90k
F# $80k
Go $80k
Scala $78k
Elixir $76k
Ruby $75k
WebAssembly $73k
Rust $72k
Erlang $71k
Bash/Shell/PowerShell $69k
R $64k
Python $63k
Objective-C $62k

TypeScript $60k
C# $59k
Swift $59k
Kotlin $57k
SQL $57k
JavaScript $56k
C++ $55k
VBA $55k
Assembly $52k
C $52k
Java $52k

Percentage of Students among the Survey Takes

No 75.6%
Yes, full-time 18.1%
Yes, part-time 6.2%

So these were all the Highlights of the StackOverflow Survey 2019 that a person associated with Computer Technology should know. What do you think of these results? let me know in the comment section.

Did I miss something? Please let me know in comments.

Manish Garhwal

Manish is Article writer at Global Technology Updates. Loves Programming and Xiaomi. He is Xiaomi Software Repairer. Gaming is one of main part of his daily routine. He is currently Studying Computer Science Engineering in Thakur Shivkumar Singh Memorial Engineering College.

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1 Response

  1. Monika Bhardwaj says:

    Nice Outline of the Survey. Keep it up.

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