What if you can remotely add a new autopilot function to an existing vehicle by streaming radio waves through the air?
That’s exactly what Tesla just did recently when it rolled out its “autopilot mode” as a software update.
Mindblowing if you think about it! That’s just the world we live in today, where programming and development skills are some of the most in-demand skills.
Programming / development demand in Australia
Recruiting in the IT space specialising in development / programming, I interview and talk to at least 30 – 40 candidates a week. A lot of them tell me that they receive at least one to two job offers a week!
Based on what our clients have been requesting and the projects in the pipeline, these programming and development skills will enjoy growing demand in the next 12 months:
Beyond technical skills
While technical skills are essential, what our clients value even more are business acumen and the ability to communicate / manage stakeholders.
They want talented developers who can transform business requirements into technical solutions, as such strong communication skills are absolutely important. Being able to “bridge the gap” – to explain technical solutions to non-technical individuals is highly valued.
It’s never too late – which programming language should you learn?
With developers and programmers in such high demand today, and paying quite well too (AUD$85,000 – $110,000 according to SEEK’s latest report), it’s never too late to pick it up.
But which programming language should you do? What platforms should you skill up in? Here’s a great infographic by Udacity that might help you decide.