2016 European Software Development Salary Survey

Tools, Trends, Titles: What Pays (and What Doesn't) for Programming Professionals in Europe

2016 European Software Development Salary Survey

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Of the more than 5,000 participants in O’Reilly Media’s 2016 Software Development Salary Survey, 1,353 software engineers, developers, and other programming professionals live and work in Europe. This report includes complete survey results from those respondents, including participants in organizations both large and small, and from a wide variety of industries. You’ll learn about the current state of software development—and the careers that propel it—across Europe today.

This report presents European survey results, including:

  • The top programming languages that respondents currently use professionally
  • Where, by country, European programmers make the highest salaries
  • Salary ranges by industry and by specific programming language
  • The difference in earnings between programmers who work on very small teams vs. those who work on larger teams
  • The most common programming languages that European respondents no longer use in their work
  • The most common languages that respondents intend to learn within the next couple of years

Find out where you stand in the European programming world. We encourage you to plug your own data points into our survey model to see how you compare to other programming professionals in your industry.

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John King

John King is a data analyst at O'Reilly Media. Having previously worked on survey-based sociolinguistic research in the Republic of Georgia, he now runs surveys at O'Reilly, using the results not just for internal use but also to share his findings with the public.

Andy Oram

Andy Oram

Andy Oram is an editor at O'Reilly Media, a highly respected book publisher and technology information provider. An employee of the company since 1992, Andy currently specializes in open source, software engineering, and health IT, but his editorial output has ranged from a legal guide covering intellectual property to a graphic novel about teenage hackers. His work for O'Reilly includes the influential 2001 title Peer-to-Peer, the 2005 ground-breaking book Running Linux, and the 2007 best-seller Beautiful Code. Andy also writes often for O'Reilly's Radar site (http://radar.oreilly.com/) and other publications on policy issues related to the Internet and on trends affecting technical innovation and its effects on society. Print publications where his work has appeared include The Economist, Communications of the ACM, Copyright World, the Journal of Information Technology & Politics, Vanguardia Dossier, and Internet Law and Business. His web site is www.praxagora.com/andyo.