Most in-demand software engineering jobs and skills

Fast-growing software engineers

2020 has been a tough year for jobs in a number of industries, but life was good for software engineers. While the COVID-19 pandemic has caused high job volatility in many industries, the tech industry as a whole has flourished as business users in 2020 invested heavily in working from home and studying. home.

As a group, software engineers were in an excellent position when it came to demanding their skills and paying salaries for those skills. Hired, a marketplace aimed at bringing together tech companies and potential employees, along with its parent company, Vettery, a New York-based talent marketplace developer, analyzed their database of interview requests and salaries from January to November 2020 to identify hiring trends for software engineering. works. The database included information on 72,000 candidates and 148,000 interview requests, with a minimum of 50 interview requests or candidates required to be a valid data point.

Hired earlier this year released their findings in their 2021 State of Software Engineers report, showing which software engineering jobs are most in demand, how salaries have increased, which coding codes are in most demand, and where software engineers are. more likely to find good remotes. work opportunities.

Josh Brenner, CEO of Hired, wrote in the report that the pandemic led to declines and volatility in recruitment and employment, but the software engineering sector was one where demand remained strong.

For an overview of where software engineering jobs are going during the pandemic and for some ideas where a software engineer could best boost their skills, click through our slideshow.

Gordon K. Morehouse