Learn about the types of people who become back-end developers. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.


Employment Type Mix, 2024

83% of back-end developers work in full-time roles while 17% work part-time.


Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2024

This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming a back-end developer. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.

More men than women are interested in becoming back-end developers at a ratio of 3.29 to 1.


Actual Gender Mix, 2024

22% of back-end developers are female and 78% are male.


Gender Bias, 2024

This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being a back-end developer and the actual gender mix of people in the career.

If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming a back-end developer and those who end up becoming one.

In this case there are more women interested in becoming a back-end developer than those actually working as one. It is hard to pinpoint the exact reasons why, but there are likely various forces at play, from changing interests over time to societal norms and biases.


Ethnic Mix, 2019

The largest ethnic group of back-end developers are White, making up 43% of the population. The next highest segments are South Asian and East Asian, making up 21% and 12% respectively.