For its report, HackerRank conducted an online survey of 116,648 software developers from 162 countries. It found that Go is the programming language developers most wanted to learn for the third consecutive year – followed by Python and Kotlin. Angular was ranked the best-known framework, followed by React. Django went two spots above previous year taking the sixth position.
Looking at the other side of the research, 14% of hiring managers globally are language-agnostic when it comes to new hires, compared to 21% in the Americas region. What’s more, 39% of global developers believe they are not paid fairly, compared to the American developers who are paid the highest.
The same month found data collected by Yell Business which highlighted the difference in salaries which developers are offered around the world (adjusted for the cost of living). For instance, developers in China are the biggest winners, benefiting from an adjusted salary of around £55,352. The unadjusted salary (£34,318) is lower than many countries but so is the cost of living in China.