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Europe's larger countries are, of course, home to the largest developer talent pools. It's useful, therefore, to explore the density of talent on a relative basis to the general population size of different countries. When looking on this population-adjusted basis, a number of smaller countries emerge as having a relatively higher density of developer talent, such as Sweden, Switzerland or the Netherlands.

Number of professional developers per 1,000 inhabitants



  • # of professional developers per 1,000 inhabitants
Calculated based on the total number of professional developers in the country in 2019 divided by the total population. World population figures taken from World Development Indicators using 2018 world population data.