Developer Salaries in 2017

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Are you interested in finding out more about Developers salaries? If so, have a look at the graphs we’ve assembled for the different programming languages.


(Per language in South Africa, 2-4 years experience. Source: Offerzen)

International Job Market


AngelList is the go-to place for startup job postings, so we’ll take a look at the demand for programming skills based on the software developer ads in AngelList, as shown in the chart below.

Angel List Job Postings (USA) as of April 2017


Again, JavaScript turns out to be the most in-demand skill, but companies seem to favor Python and Java more than Ruby, PHP, C, or C#.

Salary & Experience by Language


According to the Stack Overflow Survey in 2017, which includes responses from over 64 000 developers worldwide, developers using languages listed below the blue line in this chart such as Go, Rust, and Clojure are being paid more, even given how much experience they have. Developers using languages below the blue line like PHP, however, are paid less even given years of experience. The size of the circles in this chart represents how many developers are using that language compared to the others. Junior developer specialised in Python seem to be earning more than such developer in C++, C# and Java.