In this week’s roundup from OfferZen, we deep dive into our data to see what makes a tech stack exciting, look at CTO strategies for making critical hires under pressure, and what C# developers earn in South Africa.
Exclusive Dev Nation sneak peek: A tech stack that makes your offer more attractive doesn’t need to be built around niche technologies
In our previous Week in Review, we explored how your tech stack can make an offer more attractive but also reduce your talent pool at the same time. This got us thinking: Does an “exciting” tech stack mean that it is built around niche skills and the latest technology? Using incoming data from our ongoing State of the Developer Nation survey, let’s look at what technologies are popular amongst developers and how that compares t what they are currently working with.
Before deep diving into that, let’s recap why your stack is so important when scaling your team.
Firstly, your tech stack is one of the most important factors developers consider when evaluating an offer after remote work and growth opportunities:
That means an undesirable one can make it harder to make your offer attractive. The same data also shows that the opportunity to work with new languages and frameworks is a key way developers assess if they can grow at a company.
So, a cutting-edge tech stack clearly affects how developers assess your offer and if they see sufficient growth opportunities. But what exactly makes a tech stack attractive to developers? It’s tempting to think that a cutting-edge stack means one built with the newest or niche technologies.
With that in mind, let’s look at the most widely used languages and frameworks: