Stack Overflow has published its 2020 developer survey. With the questionnaire they have interviewed almost 65,000 programmers to tell them things like their favorite technologies, the interests they have, and the salaries they receive.
One of the most interesting facts is how the adored Python has dropped two spots in popularity to Rust and Microsoft’s TypeScript as the most loved programming language by developers, albeit by a very small margin.
The programmer career in 2017 and in the future (with Javier Santana)
More loved does not mean more used
Even if only 5.1% of developers interviewed say they have used Rust, it turned out to be the most loved by 86.1% of those who responded. And it has been the language most loved by many programmers for a while, although it is still a great unknown.
Python and R pay better
Stack Overflow also offers a lot of data on the work status of programmers, making it clear that a good salary is the most important factor when looking for work, followed by the opportunity to work with new technologies.
Not all jobs pay the same, and both on the global average and in the United States, the engineering directors they are the highest paid, averaging about $ 92,000 annually. This is followed SRE (Site Reliability Engineering) with about 80 thousand a year.
75% of developers work less than 45 hours a week
DevOps pays an average of 68 thousand, data engineers They are close to 65,000, and data scientists and machine learning specialists are around 58,000. Desktop or enterprise application developers are around 56,000, system administrators 54,000.
Mobile developers and academic researchers are at the bottom of the table, hovering around $ 43,000 and $ 41,000 annually. In addition to this there is the component of years of experience and mastered languages. There they noticed that those who work with Python and R handle higher salaries.
However, they are Perl, Scala, Go, Rust and Ruby the five highest paid technologies. With salaries that exceed 70 thousand dollars a year for all.
This survey was done in February 2020, before COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, so Stack Overflow wants to point out that wages and various other job data can paint a different picture at this point.