Developer Ecosystem: Data Playground

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Trends at a Glance

Over the past few years, the tech sector has seen both significant growth and the democratization of development. More professionals are choosing careers as developers or exploring various roles beyond the conventional developer positions, such as designers, analysts, engineers, and more. By 2023, the number of professional developers worldwide reached approximately 13.4 million people. See charts below for a breakdown of trends in the total number of professional developers globally between 2019 and 2023.

Number of Software developers (in millions)

12.6

2019

13.1

2020

13.3

2021

13.3

2022

13.4

2023

Top 15 countries by number of professional developers

0K

92K

135K

197K

289K

424K

621K

910K

1,333K

1,952K

2,860K

2019

2020

2021

2022

2023

2019

2020

2021

2022

2023

ChinaUnited StatesJapanIndiaGermanyUnited KingdomBrazilSouth KoreaFranceSpainCanadaPolandMexicoTürkiyeArgentina

Number of professional developers by age groups (in millions)

0.2

18‑20

5.8

21‑29

4.5

30‑39

1.9

40‑49

0.7

50‑59

0.2

60+


Number of developers by segments

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General Statistics

Number of software developers by top 15 countries

1,212,000

India

0

Argentina

0

Brazil

0

Canada

0

China

0

France

0

Germany

Number of software developers by age group

20,000

18‑20

748,000

21‑29

324,000

30‑39

103,000

40‑49

14,000

50‑59

<1,000

60+

Number of software developers by professional experience

68,000

<1 year

279,000

1‑2 years

335,000

3‑5 years

321,000

6‑10 years

112,000

11‑16 years

94,000

16+ years

Number of software developers by activities involved

97,000

Academic Research

1,212,000

Coding / Programming

858,000

Code Reviewing

549,000

Testing

555,000

System Design

40,000

Graphic Design / Art

253,000

Infrastructure Development / DevOps

Number of software developers by job title

1,024,000

Developer / Programmer / Software Engineer

73,000

DevOps Engineer / Infrastructure Developer

18,000

DBA

129,000

Architect

36,000

Tester / QA Engineer

49,000

Technical Support

111,000

Data Analyst / Data Engineer / Data Scientist

Technologies

Number of software developers by primary programming language

Respondents were allowed to select up to 3 primary languages

<1,000

Assembly

36,000

C

100,000

C#

92,000

C++

3,000

Clojure / ClojureScript

4,000

COBOL

<1,000

CoffeeScript

Number of software developers by programming language used in the last 12 months

9,000

Assembly