PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES NATURALLY PLAYED A CENTRAL ROLE IN OUR SURVEY, and turned up important coefficients to explain salary differences. They also showed some correlations with other variables.
A few differences in programming language by country and other variables are worth pointing out.
- C#/ASP.NET/Visual Basic is more common in the UK (27%) than in Germany (12%); 19% of the rest of the sample (not in the UK or Germany) uses C#.
- PHP is more common in Germany and the Netherlands (25%) vs. 17% in the rest of the sample. It was very rare in Ireland with just 4% (only 2 of 48 Irish respondents reported using PHP).
- Germany had more Bash users (41% vs. 29%) and fewer ASP/ ASP.NET users (19% vs. 38%) than the rest of the sample.
- The largest companies (>10k employees) used C/C++ more, 26% vs. 15% for smaller companies.
- Young companies (2 to 5 years) had higher rates of Ruby (18% vs. 11%) and lower rates of ASP/ASP.NET and C# (4% and 9%, respectively, vs. 12% and 23%).