Software developers are currently in high demand and short supply. An increasing number of people, from all kinds of backgrounds, are consequently starting to explore it as a career option – and with good reason. There are a great many benefits associated with working in the programming industry, both in terms of professional development and general job satisfaction. Read on as we explain some of the ways in which becoming a software developer could be the right move for you.
There is no denying that many people eyeing an exciting new career as a are initially attracted by its considerable earning potential. Companies are currently experiencing a shortage of qualified developers, meaning professionals possessing the necessary skills can command a very competitive wage, even in entry level positions. Software developers in the UK for example, earn an average salary of more than £30,000 while it is not uncommon for those in more senior roles to take home closer to £60,000.
As with any job in the IT industry, software developers are on a constant learning curve. There is very little room to get bored when you are required to stay on top of rapid advancements in technology and build truly cutting edge, products, platforms and experiences. Don’t be fooled into thinking all a developer does is code. More often than not they will be involved in everything from the design, installation, testing and maintenance of a project. Creativity and outside-the-box thinking are both therefore key assets for any software developer.
Software developers cannot rely on technical expertise alone if they are to forge a successful programming career. The role also requires a wide range of transferable skills which are highly valued by employers across the board. These include project planning and problem solving as well as the ability to communicate effectively and work well as part of a team. Developers therefore, do not need to worry about being pigeonholed as a tech specialist if they decide to make a career change somewhere down the line.
With full and part-time roles available across the industry, programming has the potential to be one of the most flexible careers around. Software developers also benefit from not necessarily having to be based in a traditional office environment. They will often have the opportunity to work from home or anywhere with a decent internet connection if the job allows.
If you want a well paid job with great benefits and endless opportunities, it may well be time for you to pursue a career as a software developer – but what next? We have designed a training programme to equip you with all the knowledge and skills necessary to land your first role as a developer in the shortest possible time. You will receive project-based certification training from Microsoft while also learning about things like collaborative software and ticketing systems.
Our dedicated recruitment team will also work closely with you to build a winning CV and provide interview advice before presenting you to our large pool of employers, confident of securing you a work experience placement.
If this sounds good to you, please call us on 020 3965 1966. A career advisor will happily answer any questions you have and explain your training options in more detail.
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