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The Software Developer Recruitment Trends in 2020 and Beyond

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( 15, 2020)--Employment prospects do not look too good in the near future for many industries. Thankfully, software development is in demand, so if you want to find a new project, and further your career now is a good time to do so.

Go back a few years, and you probably joined a recruitment agency throwing jobs at you that were unsuitable for your skillset. Happily, this is changing for the better. Specialist recruitment companies are coming up with new ways to find the right software development role for you.

With this in mind, let’s take a deep dive into the software developer roles that will be in demand in 2020 and beyond.

Recruitment Companies Up Their Game

As mentioned, recruitment companies were often hit and miss. In 2020 and into next year, software developer recruitment companies such as Getwith are taking a new fresh approach. They work with stellar companies to secure better software developer roles.

When you apply, your skills are matched with demand. This takes out the so-so roles and provides good opportunities for you to leverage. You can join their database and see some of the best software developer roles available right now.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

At every level of computing, the rise of AI is unstoppable. From chatbots to piloting planes, this is an aspect of development that is not only going to grow but shape the future.

Most AI will take the shape of personalised experiences in the fields of social media, travel, education, healthcare, and online retail. Prediction services are a strong area of focus. Tensorflow 2.0, the Deep Learning framework is predicted to be in demand.

Edge and Cloud Computing

The Cloud continues to grow and is very much a growth industry in of itself. By the end of 2020, it is predicted to be worth around 266.4 billion USD. On the back of the Cloud, Edge computing is coming down the track and is seen by some to be the Cloud’s logical successor. By 2025, the Edge computing market is said to be worth26.84 billion USD.

Rust, TypeScript, Kotlin, and Swift

Although hundreds of programming languages have been created, many in the know point to Rust, TypeScript, Kotlin, and Swift as being the most in-demand as we go into 2021. More focused on developer ergonomics and more in tune with hardware, increasingly these languages are seen to be the ones that will be developing systems for some time to come.

Python Continues to Underpin AI and ML

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (ML) will continue to be underpinned by Python. It has a low entry barrier, and most chatbots run on the language. This may change as other languages are developed and utilised, but for the time being, Python developers are going to be in demand well into next year.

Self-Taught Developers

Given the rising cost of degree-level education, more self-taught developers are entering the job market. This is expected to be a consistent trend next year as more developers learn necessary skills via online courses at a fraction of the cost of a university education.

If you want to break into the industry or learn new skills, this could offer a low-cost solution.

Now is a good time to be a software developer, so get on board!