The year is coming to an end and many experts are beginning to sum up the state of software development in 2016. Which software development trends have been fulfilled and which have not? Which programming languages were in demand and which were barely used? Where do developers earn more and where do they earn less? We tried to answer these questions in the following analysis.
The top paying technologies in 2016 according to StackOverflow were F#, Dart, Cassandra, Spark, Hadoop, Clojure, Scala, Salesforce, Redis, Go, and the cloud (AWS, Azure, GAE, etc.). The most trending technologies were React, Spark, Swift, Cassandra, Raspberry Pi, Node.js, the cloud, and Python.
The highest salaries software engineers received in the U.S., Switzerland, and Japan. Also, developers in Northern and Western Europe tended to have higher salaries than their colleagues in Eastern European countries.
Finally, programmers got higher salaries with cloud-related technologies and such languages as Swift, Go, Scala, and Python, which the majority of software development community is eager to learn within one to two years.