Learn about the types of people who become software engineers. This page goes into detail about the ethnic and gender ratio of the workplace.


Ethnic Mix, 2019

The largest ethnic group of software engineers are White, making up 41% of the population. The next highest segments are South Asian and East Asian, making up 24% and 12% respectively.


Employment Type Mix, 2020

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