Software Developers are safe, for now

Andy Bristow by Andy Bristow | Director
Shape 2 min read | 06-12-2022

Software developers are often well paid because their skills are in high demand. This is due to the fact that software plays a critical role in the functioning of modern businesses, and the demand for new and improved software is constantly growing. Additionally, the development of software requires a high level of technical expertise and a strong understanding of computer science principles, which not everyone possesses. As a result, companies are willing to pay a premium to hire skilled software developers.

It is unlikely that AI will replace software developers in the near future. While AI technology has advanced significantly in recent years and is capable of performing many tasks that were previously only possible for humans to do, software development still requires a level of creativity and problem-solving ability that is difficult for machines to replicate. Additionally, software development often involves working in teams and communicating with other stakeholders, which is something that AI is not currently well suited for. Therefore, while AI may be able to assist software developers in some ways, it is unlikely to replace them entirely.

To future-proof their careers, software developers should consider learning new programming languages and frameworks, as well as keeping up with the latest trends and developments in the field. Additionally, developing expertise in areas such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science can be beneficial, as these technologies are increasingly being used in software development and are likely to become even more important in the future. Finally, developing strong communication and collaboration skills can also be beneficial, as many software development projects involve working with a team of other developers and stakeholders.

About the author
Andy Bristow
Andy Bristow
Managing Director

Andy is responsible for making sure Bristow Holland delivers results for our clients. Drawing on over 20 years recruitment experience, Andy leads our team of specialist recruiters in combining modern recruitment recruitment techniques with old fashioned network building and market knowledge so we can give clients access to the best talent the market has to offer.