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Tech Infographic: Balkans

What are the key job factors for developers?

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Professionals surveyed

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INTRO

Everyone can have a job they love.

Since developers know what’s best for...well, developers, we decided to ask them what they value most when considering a job or when they are making big career changes.

If you are a developer, help the companies and the community learn by participating in this survey.

If you are a company looking to employ or trying to reflect the workforce’s satisfaction - here, you’ll find some of the answers.

We’ve made this interactive infographic so users can explore data that refreshes every hour. If you like the project, please help spread the word by participating and sharing!


Thank you for caring about the community. Now let’s get down to business. 🙂

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FACTORS

We asked developers to rate the following job factors on a scale from 1 to 10
(1 is Irrelevant and 10 Important):

  1. Salary
  2. Tech Stack Technologies and programming languages you will work with.
  3. Job Definition The description of how you will be spending your time at work.
  4. Team Members Who will you be working with.
  5. Industry What business sector the company operates in.
  6. Product What the product is like.
  7. Stock Options
  8. Location The location of the office.
  9. Commute and remote option How long your journey from home to the office is and is it possible to work from home.
  10. Company Size How many employees the company has.
  11. Benefits + Perks Private Medical Care, Vehicle, Snacks at work, etc.

The chart below shows the average ratings (Scored 1 to 10), split by job factors between all survey responses.

  • Salary
    8.9
  • Tech
    8.5
  • Definition
    8.2
  • Team
    8
  • Industry
    6.6
  • Product
    7.6
  • Options
    5.9
  • Location
    7.3
  • Commute
    8.1
  • Org. Size
    5.3
  • Benefits
    7.3

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PREFERENCES BY EXPERIENCE

Surveyed developers by seniority

  • Under 1 year
    51
  • 1-4 years
    128
  • 4-7 years
    50
  • 7-10 years
    20
  • 10+ years
    41

The survey so far shows that
Product, Org. Size, Options, Benefits and Industry show an increase of interest over experience,
while Definition, Team, Tech, Salary, Location and Commute tend to become less important.

And here's a breakdown of each factor we asked to rate:

Salary loses 0.36/10 interest over time

Tech loses 0.24/10 interest over time

Definition gains 0.02/10 interest over time

Team gains 0.23/10 interest over time

Industry loses 0.04/10 interest over time

Product loses 0.15/10 interest over time

Options loses 0.56/10 interest over time

Location gains 0.67/10 interest over time

Commute loses 0.23/10 interest over time

Org. Size loses 0.23/10 interest over time

Benefits loses 1.29/10 interest over time

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GENDER

Out of the 290 developers that answered, 214 identified as male,69 as female and 7 as other.

Male 214

Female 69

Other 7

  • Salary
    8.6
    9.0
    7.9
  • Tech
    8.6
    8.4
    8.9
  • Definition
    8.2
    8.2
    9.6
  • Team
    8.4
    7.9
    9.1
  • Industry
    6.5
    6.6
    6.0
  • Product
    7.5
    7.7
    7.6
  • Options
    5.6
    6.0
    5.3
  • Location
    6.9
    7.4
    8.1
  • Commute
    8.4
    8.1
    7.1
  • Org. Size
    5.2
    5.3
    6.4
  • Benefits
    7.5
    7.2
    7.3

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RELEVANCE

The interactive map below helps you explore the relevance of every factor by country. The results are based on the average values collected for each one of the four countries.

You can click on each point of the legend to isolate them, or in the individual countries to see their stats.

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  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
LEGEND
  • Lowest interest
  • Average interest
  • Highest interest
  • Insufficient interest

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Lowest interest in : - Highest:
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BREAKDOWN BY COUNTRY

The module below breaks down each of the values we asked developers to evaluate, to display how the four countries scored on average, from highest to lowest.

Salary
HIGHEST LOWEST
  1. Macedonia  (Avg. )
  2. Croatia  (Avg. )
  3. Bulgaria  (Avg. )
  4. Serbia  (Avg. )
Tech
HIGHEST LOWEST
  1. Macedonia  (Avg. )
  2. Croatia  (Avg. )
  3. Bulgaria  (Avg. )
  4. Serbia  (Avg. )
Definition
HIGHEST LOWEST
  1. Macedonia  (Avg. )
  2. Croatia  (Avg. )
  3. Bulgaria  (Avg. )
  4. Serbia  (Avg. )
Team
HIGHEST LOWEST
  1. Macedonia  (Avg. )
  2. Croatia  (Avg. )
  3. Bulgaria  (Avg. )
  4. Serbia  (Avg. )
Industry
HIGHEST LOWEST
  1. Macedonia  (Avg. )
  2. Croatia  (Avg. )
  3. Bulgaria  (Avg. )
  4. Serbia  (Avg. )
Product
HIGHEST LOWEST
  1. Macedonia  (Avg. )
  2. Croatia  (Avg. )
  3. Bulgaria  (Avg. )
  4. Serbia  (Avg. )
Commute
HIGHEST LOWEST
  1. Macedonia  (Avg. )
  2. Croatia  (Avg. )
  3. Bulgaria  (Avg. )
  4. Serbia  (Avg. )
Org. Size
HIGHEST LOWEST
  1. Macedonia  (Avg. )
  2. Croatia  (Avg. )
  3. Bulgaria  (Avg. )
  4. Serbia  (Avg. )
Benefits
HIGHEST LOWEST
  1. Macedonia  (Avg. )
  2. Croatia  (Avg. )
  3. Bulgaria  (Avg. )
  4. Serbia  (Avg. )

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