Where Developers Learned to Code

Where Developers Learned to Code
Where Developers Learned to Code

Proof Point

74% of developers in HackerRank survey learned to code on their own, with 70% also acquiring skills through formal education

Where Developers Learned to Code

2018 (percentage of respondents)

Note: Data based on survey of 39,441 developers from HackerRank community. HackerRank is a job matching platform connecting 3.2 million developers to potential jobs.

Proof Point Findings

  • Self-Learning – 74% of developers surveyed by HackerRank were self-taught, either through online platforms or offline means, such as books
  • Formal Education – 70% had some formal education from school or university, learning to program within confines of classroom
  • Key Growth Drivers – Include heightened demand for developers and coding skills among employers, vast availability of education materials on Internet, greater digitization among industries, and increased competition for talent among technology and non-technology firms

Market Disruption

Business Model and Practices

Business Model
and Practices


Information Technology


Date Last Updated

October 26, 2018

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