Where are Asians in Programming & Development?

Ciceer Ghimirey
May 17 · 4 min read

Young programmers often stumble upon their choice of the programming language they want to learn. Programming Universe is confined with so many choices that young developers who had just stepped in this universe always seek for a better opinion about:

  • Which programming language to learn in this year?
  • Which is the most difficult programming language?
  • Which provides much income while programming?

Speaking in the context of Nepal or any other South Asian countries, programming is always taken as the highest paid job. So it attracts the majority of young students to devour their focus on this subject. In the context of Nepal, programming introduction of students up to secondary schooling is of a very low rate. South Asia is the group of developing countries and having China and India as the worlds Largest Consumer Market at its center has these problems as we compare the ratios with the world.

This is a comparison between Asian developers with remaining developers. Let’s compare the facts and stats in different topics:

  1. Employment Status:

Taking reference to India, employment opportunities in Asia can be considered. 75.1% working as a full-timer and 7.3% as independent(freelancer) has made it clear that there are adequate employment opportunities in Asia.

2. Hours Worked Per Week:

42.2 hours a week can’t be taken lightly. It is much more than sufficient working hours offered in USA or UK for a developer.

3.Job Search Status:

Let's look at the weak factor, only approx.30% actively looking for a job inclusively makes us clear about the status of developers in Asian Society. These active job searching developers are ones engaged in some jobs and are looking for better actively.

4.Race and Ethnicity (Students):

As previously mentioned, the inclusion of python in the secondary syllabus and early proactive effort of schools makes European and White race ahead with 60% students as developers. But lack of knowledge, education systems and inclusion of these subjects resulted in only 26% of students as developers. It’s very few if the population of Asia is compared with the rest of the World.

5.Race and Ethnicity (Pro.Developers):

Asians are far behind with their involvement in professional development stuff. Even though different frameworks and languages are being developed from Asia lately, Asian developers are rising their standard in professional development.

6.Age and Experience:

Asians can be considered as the eldest member in the developing clan if their programming experience is considered. Nepal is even at it’s developing the state as the country poses only one supercomputer, datacenters, hubs e.t.c

7.Average age to write the first line of code:

In average, a normal Asian student writes their first line of code at the age of 17.

So, Asians start late and land late in proffesional development.

As insight of these all data suggests, Asians start late, they are less experienced than the rest of developers but the employment opportunities for developers in Asia is maximum. Asians stand at the mid of development experience-opportinities chart. It suggests developing a ( rapidly developing) condition of Asians.

Reference: https://insights.stackoverflow.com/survey/2019

Ciceer Ghimirey

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Ciceer Ghimirey is currently working as a JavaScript Developer and WordPress Developer. He is an ardent follower of new technologies in web development.