SANTA CRUZ, CA. April 18,2017, – The median age of today's software developers has decreased overall on a worldwide basis and the number of women developers has increased, according to Evans Data's recently released Developer Marketing 2017 survey report.
The overall age decline is largely due to an increase in younger Latin American developers, where the median age is now 35 as well as to the APAC region where the median age is 34. Developers in the EMEA region, typically the oldest developers have also gotten younger with a median age of 40 – down from 42 last year. The median age of developers in North America remained steady at 39.
However, the real change that has been occurring is the rise in number of women developers. That number has quadrupled in the last ten years, with sharp increases over the last few years. Today, more than a quarter of all developers are women. The largest area of growth for the number of women developers is occurring in the APAC region.
“There has been a concerted effort among major industry leaders to reach out to women in the science and technology innovation fields and encourage them to participate”, said Janel Garvin, CEO of Evans Data. “That effort is really paying off.”
The Developer Marketing 2017 is the 19th annual survey of developers focusing on developer demographics, psychographics, and tactical marketing approaches and methods. It is designed for professional marketers and also covers Developers Purchasing Authority, Outreach, Motivations and Influences, Trade shows, Social Media, and other forms of marketing.
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