The Future of IT Skills: Software Development

The nature of work is changing. New trends in technology are creating new possibilities for automation and artificial intelligence. While the impact to overall job numbers is unclear, one thing is certain: technical skills will be in high demand.

As part of a series on job roles, this research brief examines the role of software development. Software is becoming a critical part of digital transformation efforts as companies seek greater degrees of automation and customization, and the practice of developing software has gone through major shifts. This brief describes those shifts and the skills that are needed to add software to technology strategies.

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