The 6 most desirable coding jobs (and the types of people drawn to each)

The 6 most desirable coding jobs (and the types of people drawn to each)

By David Venturi

September 16, 2016

More than 15,000 people responded to Free Code Camp’s 2016 New Coder Survey, granting researchers (like me!) an unprecedented glimpse into how people are learning to code. The entire dataset was released on Kaggle.

6,503 new coders answered the question: “Which one of these roles are you most interested in?”

Here are the 6 most popular coding jobs and the (very different) types of people drawn to each.

These roles are full-stack developer, front-end developer, back-end developer, data scientist/engineer, mobile developer, and user experience (UX) designer.* For each, we’ll look at three categorical variables:

  • gender
  • citizenship by continent
  • school degree

…and five numerical ones:

  • age
  • programming experience
  • hours dedicated to learning per week
  • current salary
  • expected next salary (the first one after advertising their new coding skills)

Read the rest of the article at Free Code Camp on Medium.