The future of software development is now
Despite businesses’ reliance on their skills, developers are still relatively hard to come by. The talk of a skills gap refuses to die, and today, demand continues to outstrip supply. According to the UK Visa Bureau, software development and IT are among the professions with the biggest skills shortages.
However, software developers know this seller’s market won’t last forever. As more people learn to code and tooling becomes more user-friendly, the barrier to entry will lower and the industry will evolve and impact the value of code. Like anything that is abundant, it simply won’t be worth as much. This will see the role of the software developer changing. Software development will become less about taught technical skills and more about analytical and creative skills such as problem-solving in order to achieve tangible business objectives.