Where’s the diversity in tech?

Written by:
Lucie Sadler
Date Posted:
10 April 2018
Category:
Tech

The change comes from within

If you haven’t read Stack Overflow’s Developer Survey yet, then you definitely should. They carry out an annual overview of the developer community around the world; discussing how developers learn, build their careers and the tools that they use in their jobs.

From the research, we noticed a common trend – virtually all of the respondents were young (49%), white (74%), straight (93%), males (92%). We’ve written a whitepaper about diversity in tech, using some of the statistics from the survey.

“When asked about job priorities in the survey, men, women and non-binary groups had very different priorities when it came to looking for a job. The highest priorities for men were benefits (19%), professional development (15%), technologies used (17%) and office environment (13%).

The report showed that the diversity of the company was their lowest priority. For women and non-binary respondents, the office environment and company culture were the highest priorities (17% and 19%).”

So, how can underrepresented groups crack the industry if the people working in it don’t prioritise them? It’s a big thing for Hyve, especially in an industry like ours, that’s known for being so inclusive.

Read the full story here – What does a developer look like in 2018?

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