Increasing programming talent also depends on companies

The latest figures from the Labour Force Survey show that employment in the ICT sector grew by around 18.3% in 2020, generating a total rate of 73.91%. However, it is surprising to see that some of the more specialized profiles, such as those linked to programming, are still the most difficult to find. This is due in many cases to the lack of training in this field.

Unfortunately, during these years not all education systems have been able or knew how to incorporate programming into their curricula and give it the importance it deserves due to its growing popularity in the labour market. Fortunately, entities that were already specialized in programming have conceived dynamics such as bootcamps, a practical training that includes challenges and different tests and that is essential to boost the developer profession.

A profession where, according to Barcelona Digital Talent, the percentage of individuals who find work is between 70% and 95%. Thus, it is not surprising that many institutions develop support actions, such as the City Council of Barcelona, which will invest 5.3 million euros over the next five years to train 3,000 programmers.

Faced with this reality, companies cannot stand by and wait for the labor market to change overnight. Therefore, both companies specializing in technology, as well as those that increasingly incorporate it into their processes, must make efforts at all levels, including investment, to contribute to an increasing professionalization of programming. At this point, it is important to take into account the professional diversity of the technological world and, specifically, that of programmers. It is therefore essential to be up to date with the latest techniques in order to promote, lead and defend this profession. This is the case of back-end and front-end code specialization that, according to Recruit, will increase 30% during 2021, or Low Code, an agile technology whose market is expected to grow 23% this year, according to Gartner.

Source: El Economista