A large number of our most active members are software developers (emphasis on large, because there are way more than I'd intuitively expect). At least three of our moderators mention in their "about me" sections that they're employed by software companies (hence presumably software engineers or similar), and 2 of them are extremely active physics content creators.
To a certain extent, it makes sense, as there is (apparently) a significant overlap in skills which can encourage people from physics backgrounds to move towards software development. However, it doesn't work the other way: after software engineering and computer science degrees, I'm quite sure you won't know a huge amount of physics.
I don't have a problem at all; even I'm a somewhat active programmer. But it is definitely interesting. Why is this so? Does it imply anything about Physics SE?
There's a lot of talk about how Theoretical Physics SE's questions are supposed to be asked here, now that TPSE's closed, but if so many of our best answerers are software creators, will we be able to cater to them well? Will it be productive to try a survey similar to the StackOverflow developer survey to gauge who we're creating content for, who's using it, and who's creating it? I personally feel that it'll be very beneficial, because it's necessary to know your audience well t write for them, and it's also good to be aware of where the author of an answer is coming from.
This sounds like many questions rolled together, but at the heart of it, it's just What's the significance of the large proportion of software developers on Physics SE?
The answer may be "nothing", but it could potentially tell us something very interesting about what's going on here.
Edit: Some answers and comments have brought up the point that there're no reliable statistics/samples to prove this, which makes sense. I'll emphasize that it was as simple as me being surprised by the number of software developers, and leave the quantification at that. It's possible that I misjudged things. This observation is just my opinion and was based upon a section of active participants only. The theory cannot be extended across all users.