Africa Developer Survey

Africa Developer
Survey 2022

Since 2014, Andela has been deeply embedded in the African tech landscape, mirroring the agility and expertise that technology and innovation demand.

The Africa Developer Survey polled over 1,000 developers across the continent during late 2021. Proudly showcasing Africa’s exceptional talent pool and capturing the DNA of African technologists, the survey highlights the innovation emerging from this often under-represented region.

A cohort eager to learn

Africa’s developers are typically university educated but look to online resources for professional growth.

88%

Post-secondary education

67%

Bachelor’s
degree

7%

Master’s
degree

Over 90% of Africa’s developers
want to work fully remotely, or in a hybrid work environment.

Why do African developers want to work remotely?

32%

To focus on work

30%

To be creative

17%

To collaborate

Companies are lagging in their support of flexible and remote work:

Very prepared

bar-49-percent

49%

Somewhat prepared

32%

Not prepared

19%

Taking their future into their own hands

77%

Taught themselves
to code

88%

Use free,
online resources

Developers are constantly on the lookout for the next trend
and keeping themselves up to date.

Javascript

#1 Language used

Python

#1 Language developers
want to learn

Tools of the trade

Developers across the continent are consistent in their choice of tools and technologies.

Github

95%

Cloud services

92%

Platform-as-a-Service

62%

Visual Studio

50%

Jetbrains

49%

Three technologies dominate developer’s views
on the future of technology

Artificial Intelligence

The Internet of Things

Blockchain

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