The 2023 Developer Survey is now live!
It’s that time of year again where we come to the community to say, “It’s that time of year again,” again! (That recursive joke was for the 1.31% of you who use LISP.) Our 2023 Developer Survey is officially live and we are excited to hear from everyone in the developer community again, as we have for the past 12 years.
Over the years, we’ve learned so much from this survey. The last three years have been pivotal in the tech sector, and the responses of the Stack Overflow community have uniquely told that story. In 2020, before the pandemic truly began, the community told us that the SRE/DevOps contributors among you were the highest-paid developers, even before the internet was our sole source of comfort during lockdowns. In 2021, we saw fluctuations in the job status and more developers turning to school full-time, especially in India, where there was a nine percentage point increase from 2020. Last year, 46% of our respondents said they spend at least 30 minutes a day answering questions, quantifying with time the value our community takes pride in: knowledge-sharing!
This year, we want to know how these things have changed and will be exploring further the shift towards artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in software development. We want to know how developers are using these technologies, what challenges they face, and what opportunities they see.
As always, we will be using Qualtrics as our survey platform. If you use a third-party ad-blocking plugin, you may see error messages during the survey period, so we ask that you specifically unblock Qualtrics in your plugins or pause the plugin while you take the survey.
Unfortunately, Qualtrics blocks certain countries from accessing their site and data, including Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, and the Crimea region of Ukraine (including Sevastopol). We acknowledge that some users in China may have issues due to restrictions imposed by local internet service providers.
As always, we need your help to make this survey representative. Share this far and wide! Drop it in company chat channels. Post it on LinkedIn and other social networks. Do a dance about it on TikTok.
We are grateful to those who take the time to participate and share their feedback on the tools and trends that are shaping software development. Your contributions allow us to help everyone understand how the industry is changing and make everyone feel like a community here at Stack Overflow.
Special thank you to all the folks on Meta who helped with the tech lists this year—from new suggestions to capitalization/name corrections—you were instrumental in crafting the most robust technology lists we’ve had in years.developer survey, insights
Apparently Visual Studio is no longer even worth including in the list of IDEs 😅👌
Visual Studio Code is a text editor.
Visual Studio is not the same as Visual Studio Code smh
Agreed, but you’re responding to a comment about VS not VSCode
Visual Studio isn’t listed in the IDEs! You may want to add it back considering how popular of an answer it was last year: https://survey.stackoverflow.co/2022/#integrated-development-environment
I missed the back button after the question of my age, because i worndered that was checkboxes instead of radio buttons.
It just says the survey has expired.
what do I do if I accidentally selected No in the beggining of the survey? Now it just say “You have either already completed the survey or your session has expired.”
Try an incognito window or clear your cookies for stackoverflow.blog domain?
A little bit disappointed about how much less emphasis there was on specific technologies, tools, trends and languages. Those are the things I come back to to revisit and actually find useful in the Stack Overflow survey.
The other stuff is just fluff and I suppose extra information for you to be able to do some research. But honestly the lists of tech and tech questions were so slim this year that I am not even sure the results will be useful any more, you focused so much of the questions around AI when in honesty, no one know where the AI thing is going and how it will look like until the next survey.
Unfortunately this survey read as more of a focus group than something designed towards the development community.
No question about preferred formal methods tools (SPIN, TLA+, Rodin, etc.).
All surveys should have an open ended question at the end: What could we have done better with this survey?
The developer advancement section (the last section) could use some refinement.
* Why were the number of professional years a slider? Also – you already asked this question earlier in the survey.
* Many of the questions had a lower range of 1-2 times/week. For me the answer was closer to 1/month or so. Not Never, but not 1-2/week.
As one of the best AI Code Assistant I would personal add Safurai (www.safurai.com).
I’m surprised there is no gender question in the survey. With the emphasis on AI in the survey, it’s important to know that the developer community that will guide AI development is broadly representative of society. Also is there a gender pay gap in the community? If not – great news story. If so – how can this be addressed?
I think there should be sections about web servers and back-end sections
It says that the survey is already expired. Was there a deadline to enter? It doesn’t say anything on the page.
When the Survey will be published ??
When results get published?
Survey expired? Thought they usually stay open quite a bit longer, disappointed to have missed it this year!
Oops Survey expired could not contribute this year.
when will the results be out for this 2023 survey. any possible date