Survey Results
Q4 2017

Overview

Below are graphs to help you track developer experience across platforms, revenues, apps, languages, tools, APIs, segments and regions. The graphs draw data from our 14th Developer Economics survey, which reached more than 21,700 developers from 169 countries. The sample size used for each trend depicted is included in each graph.

Developer Economics is the leading research programme on mobile, desktop, IoT, cloud, web, game, augmented and virtual reality, and machine learning developers as well as data scientists.

Scroll to the end of the page to access the full analyst report on trends in Q4 2017.

  • 1. key development trends

    • A. Roles in app development

      What’s the breakdown of roles in app development?

    • B. Programming languages

      Which are the most popular programming languages?

    • C. Company sizes

      How are developers distributed across companies of different sizes?

  • 2. mobile

    • A. Mobile platforms

      Which mobile platforms do developers use?

    • B. Mobile app categories

      Which mobile app categories are developers targeting?

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    • C. Mobile target audiences

      Which audiences are primarily targeted by mobile developers?

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    • D. Mobile business models

      How do mobile developers make money?

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  • 3. desktop

    • A. Desktop platforms

      Which desktop platforms do developers use?

    • B. Desktop app categories

      Which are the most popular desktop application categories for developers?

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    • C. Desktop target audiences

      Which audiences are primarily targeted by desktop developers?

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    • D. Desktop business models

      How do desktop developers make money?

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  • 4. cloud

    • A. Cloud developer segmentation

      What is the breakdown of cloud developers across professionals and hobbyists or students?

    • B. Cloud target audiences

      Which audiences are primarily targeted by cloud developers?

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    • C. Cloud business models

      How do cloud developers make money?

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  • 5. IoT

    • A. IoT markets

      Which IoT markets do developers target?

    • B. IoT projects

      Which IoT projects are developers undertaking?

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    • C. IoT target audiences

      Which audiences are primarily targeted by IoT developers?

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    • D. IoT business models

      How do IoT developers make money?

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  • 6. machine learning

    • A. Machine Learning expertise

      What is the breakdown of machine learning developers / data scientists across professionals and hobbyists or students?

  • 7. About the data

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