UK Female Developers on the Rise

According to a report by Stack Overflow Careers, despite females making up 4% of all UK developers, 19% have less than a year's experience compared with 3.4% of men, which reveals signs of growth in the sector for women.

The study questioned more than 26,000 developers from 157 countries.

According to the research, women are less concerned about salary than men in this sector, but place greater emphasis on job title and work/life balance.

The research also showed that UK female developers were less likely to be self-taught and more likely to have participated in an online course or intensive coding training; and revealed that UK developers are paid on average £45,000, higher than any other country in Europe.

The figure was however found to be significantly lower than developers in the US, who earn an average of $89,631. The equivalent of the UK pay in dollars is $68,680.

Over a third of UK developers said they had changed jobs in the last 12 months and over half said they would consider leaving their current role if something more interesting came along.

CEO and co-founder of Stack Exchange Joel Spolsky said: "The UK remains a hotbed for developers and the boom in London is sucking up all the available coding talent.

"The market for developers is incredibly tight, which in turn drives wage inflation and poses a huge challenge for the tech community as it strives to build on its global potential."

The report also found a call for more employers to reach out to developers in the recruitment process to ensure the right candidate is hired.

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