2013 Developer Salary Survey, November 05, 2013 Our survey of more than 3,000 developers and managers shows that after several years of being flat, salaries are on the rise once again
What Matters Most
In this question, developers were asked to choose up to seven aspects of their job that matter most to them. Reported here are the fraction of developers who listed the given item at all. The numbers are surprisingly stable, with the exception of a rise for "flexible work schedule." That item, along with base pay, were the two biggest items favored by respondents. Meanwhile, the perk that made headlines this year at Yahoo, the option to work from home, stayed stable and was of importance to barely one fourth of respondents.
The fact that half of those surveyed could find seven attributes of their job more meaningful than base salary continues to signal a workforce that is engaged in its profession for reasons far beyond money. This is consistent with the general sentiment that a passion for software development motivates most of us in this field.