Download Stack Overflow’s 2017 Developer Survey Data

Starting today, you can download the raw data from Stack Overflow’s 2017 Developer Survey, which received more than 64,000 responses from developers around the world. (The data file includes the 51,392 responses we considered to be sufficiently complete for publication.) You can download previous years’ results as well, from 2011 to 2016.

We’re always excited to share our insights about developers from the survey — such as the finding that developers who use spaces make more money than those who use tabs — and we’re eager (and curious) to see what you come up with in your own analysis.

Using the raw data, you’ll be able to answer questions about developers’ careers, how they learn, which tools they’re using, and what they want.

Want more data to play with? If you want to see data related to our Stack Exchange sites, check out the Stack Exchange Data Explorer, and if you want to see how different technologies have grown and declined over time, head to Stack Overflow Trends. You can also compare our data with other sets on Google Big Query.

If you find something particularly interesting in your analysis of our data, let us know on Meta using the [survey-2017] tag. If you use it in an academic paper, we’d love to add it to our collection.

Happy data diving!

 

 

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Comments

  • Ian Webster

    The available dataset doesn’t include responses on preferred text editor/IDE, but your report website does. Is it possible to add this data to the download?

    • Kevin Troy

      It’s there! The field name is “IDE.”

      • Ian Webster

        Ahh, thanks!

        • Using the raw data, you’ll be able to answer questions about developers’ careers, how they learn, which tools they’re using, and what they want.

  • I’m super-sad that desktop operating system was dropped from this year’s survey. I realize I have some bias, but I found that fascinating.

    On the other side of the coin, it’s interesting that “Linux desktop” is one of the possible answers for target development work, but _server_ Linux is not (unless of course you count it as basically assumed in Azure and AWS.)

    • Kevin Troy

      Both good points — we’ll definitely consider them when we’re developing next year’s iteration

      • Awesome, thanks. I know there’s a need to keep the questions short and focused to your core developer base.

  • Arjun kumar maurya

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    so plz full information .

    • Craig Stone

      cgal?

    • Rory Daulton

      Have you tried searching for “cgal” in a search engine?

  • Thanks for sharing the dataset! I left a public copy of the survey on BigQuery for anyone to query at will:

    – Public table: https://bigquery.cloud.google.com/table/fh-bigquery:stackoverflow.survey_results_public_2017
    – Top wanted databases per country: https://meta.stackoverflow.com/q/351308/132438

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