Software Development Career Outlook

Job growth for software developers is expected to be faster than average for all occupations, increasing by 21% by 2018. The most opportunities will be open to applicants with at least a bachelor’s degree in a related field and practical experience, especially in the areas of cyber-security and mobile/handheld devices. Additionally, those with a well-rounded background of strong programming, systems analysis, interpersonal and business skills will be highly sought after.