Developers in Germany feel undervalued and want a better pay for their work. According to a non-representative survey from Stack Overflow, 52 percent of developers are of the opinion that you would need to earn more, 11.6 per cent of the respondents are even of the opinion that your salary would need to be significantly higher.
A possible reason for this broad dissatisfaction, a regional or international comparison provides. Accordingly, in this country there is a North-South gradient. While developers in southern Germany per year, earning about € 50,000, to give developers in the North of Germany with 45,000 euros satisfied. The East (including Berlin) achieved with 49.200 euros, is also a higher value than the North. In North America, the average salary of a developer is 87.275 dollars, which is equivalent to around 80.800 Euro.
Stack Overflow also includes industry-specific differences. Developers who deal with Machine Learning or mathematical or statistical areas that receive an average annual salary of 55,000 or € 52,000. Web and Desktop developers – the largest group among the German participants of the Survey – with an average of 46,000 to 47,000 Euro home. Designer make up with 39,000 in the year of the final light.
The IT project market in Germany in 2016, a record high. Despite rising rates, many developers are still using your current salary level is not satisfied. (Image: Gulp)
Nevertheless, 49.3 percent of the developers, valued in your Job, with seven to eight out of ten possible points. 9 percent said they were actively searching for a new Job. 59.4 per cent were also open to a change. Stack Overflow sees this as a huge opportunity for companies to attract new employees. Job offers from abroad, 13 percent of respondents were open.
Developers, looking for a new Job, set according to the survey, especially on professional development opportunities, technologies, and the work environment. Then, the content plays in the decision on a change of job role. In addition, developers pay attention to Home Office regulations, the number of paid vacation days and the number of hours per Week.
Developers fill in a company, the role of the Recruiters, on the other hand put a high value on communication skills and independent Work. This is more important to you as a specific knowledge or a University education. The latter is consistent with a statement of 93 percent of the German respondents. They have taught their skills, at least partially, by yourself.
[mit Material von Stefan Beiersmann, ZDNet.de]