StackOverflow finished with the 2015 developer survey....
I value education...my wife has her Ph.D. and teaches in higher education, and I have a Masters in Computer Science. So education is important in our household.
Being self-taught in new disciplines is fine, as long as you have the fundamentals. I doubt a lot of these self-taught developers, know how to create a Linked-List in C, or a build a Compiler and a Linker.
Over the years, we've just fixed lazy by "adding more memory" and "throwing another processor" at the problem instead of really focusing on memory management, etc.
Look, I wish I had access to the tools that kids have now-a-days. I just hope the self-taught's are not cranking out crap code, full of buffer overflows, insecure security libraries, etc. It get's increasingly more important to be cognizant of these issues as we more forward to an entirely digital society.
Crossing my fingers!