About two-thirds of respondents are fully employed by a company / organization.
Developers often perform other job roles as well. Besides Developer / Programmer / Software Engineer, the top 3 roles selected by respondents were Team Lead, Architect, and DevOps Engineer / Infrastructure Developer.
How much experience does it take to go from a junior to a middle position, or from a middle to a senior one? Much depends on the specific company, tasks, and situation, but the table above shows the general trends.
About two-thirds of respondents work at companies with 500 or fewer employees.
66% of respondents have either some or great influence over their companies' new technology purchases. Respondents with job roles such as CIO / CEO / CTO, PM / PMM, Architect, Team Lead, UX / UI Designer, DBA, and Developer Advocate most frequently noted that they have great influence over new technology purchases.
While starting with a trial was by far the most popular way to learn about a product before purchasing it (79%), the share of respondents who research the companies that email them or advertise on the sites they visit has increased since last year.
Most respondents work on projects in small teams of 2–7 people.
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