IN 2016, O’REILLY MEDIA CONDUCTED A SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT SALARY SURVEY ONLINE. The survey contained 72 questions about the respondents’ roles, tools, compensation, and demographic background. More than 5,000 software engineers, developers, and other professionals involved in programming participated in the survey, 1,353 of them from European countries. This provided us with the opportunity to explore the software-development world—and the careers that propel it—in great detail. Some key findings include:
If you are a developer, you may be wondering, “What should I be earning?” Or at least, “What do other people with work similar to mine earn?” To satisfy this curiosity, at the end of this report, we have provided a way to do a salary estimate. Our model is based on the survey data whose coefficients are mentioned throughout the report. We hope you will learn something new (and useful) from this report, and encourage you to try plugging your own data points into the model.