A Software Developer understands a customer’s needs and recommends software solutions, builds custom software proposals and helps implement new ways of working. Those looking to become a software developer will do this by using analytical thinking skills and their understanding of programming. They need the ability to come up with new ways of doing things by overcoming complex problems.

The individual will need excellent communication skills talking to their client and development team. They will need to  develop technical designs, write and amend computer codes while testing software and fixing issues.

If you’re interested in a career in software development, our competition is the perfect place to develop and test the vital skills you will need.

KEY SKILLS
Have excellent IT skills
Have good customer service skills
Are able to think outside the box
Are patient

Career opportunities

  • Solutions Architect

  • Software Engineer

  • Software Solutions Specialist

  • International work & travel

Average Salary
Entry Level
£20,000
Experienced
£70,000
+ 5.9%
Projected workforce change
This is an estimation of the overall number of job opportunities in this career area up until 2027.

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Emily

Emily is one of our Career Role models in IT Software Development.

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