According to Evans Data Corp.’s Global Developer Population and Demographic Study, there are currently about 18.2 million software developers worldwide. By 2019, that number will like rise 45 percent to reach 26.4 million.
Today, the U.S. has the most developers of any country—about 3.6 million. By comparison, India has about 2.75 million. But by the end of 2017, Evans forecasts that India will overtake the U.S. with 5.2 million developers compared to 4.5 million in the U.S. Already some global technology companies, including IBM, employ more workers in India than in the United States.