But how much are they paid?
I'm guessing the report has it more-or-less correct in terms of the _number_ of developers, but the wages paid will be the real shock.
1) Western countries can simply move coding activities off-shore, where slaries are much lower.
2) So-called 'free' software has hurt wages. Plenty of IT managers (and Reg readers) think developing code is now an un-paid hobby, not a professional career deserving a professional wage.
Why can't I find the Penguin with devil horns icon?