Trends | Happy Workers

CREDIT skilledupResults of a new survey are in, tracking the often circuitous career path and unusually high job satisfaction rate of web developers. Carried out on behalf of SkilledUp, a curator of online and alternative education sources, the online study was conducted by Provoke Insights, a NYC-based market research and strategy firm and surveyed 303 U.S. web developers. Following are highlights:

  • 56% of web developers actually started in different careers (e.g. teacher, engineer)
  • 72% say a computer science undergraduate degree is not required
  • The vast majority of web developers (88%) are satisfied with their career
  • Work life balance (61%) and job flexibility (52%)
  • Two-fifths of web developers also mention “pay” as a reason for satisfaction, with 81% of salaries among those surveyed in the $50,000-149,000 per year range
  • The majority (82%) expect to receive a significant raise over the next six months
  • Universally (95%), web developers agree that their occupation is in high demand
  • Compared to other developers, those who specialize in mobile/ responsive are more satisfied (47%) with their current job. Read the report.
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