The State of Engineering Careers 🗳️
We surveyed 500+ people over more than 4 months — here is what we learned!
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As some of you already know, in the past few months we have been working on a comprehensive survey about the State of Engineering Careers.
We followed these steps:
We ran tens of initial 1:1s interviews with selected members of our communities.
We used those insights to create a wider survey about trends, skills, and careers.
We distributed the survey across the community and got 500+ answers from selected developers, managers, and tech leaders across the world.
We cleaned up the results, gathered insights, and wrote this commentary.
We are publishing now the first edition of such results, released exclusively for Refactoring subscribers!
Here is what we will cover:
🙋 Demographics — who we reached out to.
📈 Trends — what trends people are watching out for.
🎓 Skills — what people want to work on for their professional growth.
🪜 Career — preferences & challenges experienced throughout the journey.
💼 Tenure — feelings about your current job, and insights about how people change companies.
Results are also broken down by various dimensions, like the average years of experience of respondents, and their role.
It turns out, in fact, that an Engineering Manager with 8+ years under his belt has a totally different take than a fresh Software Engineer who has been working for 3-4 years. It was important to capture that, rather than just publish the raw numbers.
Let’s go! 👇