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Demand and hiring trends

2020 IT skills: what we learned from 213,782 coding tests

The IT job sector is growing and with its growth comes a higher demand for programmers. What skills and programming languages should you focus on? Data from over 213,000 coding tests revealed some IT skills hiring trends to look for in 2020. See what DevSkillers’ data reveals about recent IT trends from 49 different countries.

Salary figures and hiring trends

JavaScript developers average 2020 salaries hits $114,986 in the US

Any JavaScript developer will tell you that a fair salary leads to better work. Despite this, many devs are underpaid, and so they are jumping from job to job. The tech sector has the highest turnover rate, and losing good employees is costing businesses money. What should you be earning? Check out some of the current hiring trends for JavaScript developers in 2020.

Profile: Birgit Krenn, Head of Manufacturing Science and Technology at the VTU Group

Women in Tech: “Stop telling women what they are doing wrong”

Women are underrepresented in the tech sector —myth or reality? Two years ago, we launched a diversity series aimed at bringing the most inspirational and powerful women in the tech scene to your attention. Today, we’d like you to meet Birgit Krenn, Head of Manufacturing Science and Technology at the VTU Group.

People-centric and smart space tech

Adopt these 10 strategic technologies in 2020

Take a look into the crystal ball. What does Gartner predict for 2020? Here are ten strategic trending technologies that tech leaders should have on their radar in the coming years. Augmented and virtual reality might train employees in the future, voting might become based on a blockchain, and AI security might become the most important factor in risk management.

Improving telecommunications

How machine learning is changing business communications

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are increasingly used to make decisions in place of humans. As you might expect, machine learning is being applied extensively in real-world situations. There is much to look forward to in terms of discovering how it can help business communications to improve. In this article, we dig into the trend.

Beyond cryptocurrencies

3 challenges of blockchain adoption for enterprise developers

Now that we know all the possibilities blockchain can achieve, we are potentially on the verge of a mass blockchain adoption, starting with enterprises. However, since the technology is still so young, there are still a number of hurdles businesses will have to jump over and research before they implement it successfully. Here are the three biggest challenges that enterprises face regarding blockchain adoption.

Aligning IT decision makers and developers

Research: Developers are trusted by the business but the alignment is not felt evenly across different generations

Welcome to the first in a series of in-depth articles looking at the developer’s role in the modern organisation. In this first post: a new generation has arrived. As organisations shift to becoming technology-focused, developers’ roles have evolved so that they are now playing a crucial role in decision making across their businesses. However, all this newfound alignment isn’t so keenly felt across the whole developer workforce…

Profile: Laurie Barth, Staff Software Engineer on the GatsbyJS Learning Team

Women in Tech: “Diversity isn’t a debate, it’s reality”

Women are underrepresented in the tech sector —myth or reality? Two years ago, we launched a diversity series aimed at bringing the most inspirational and powerful women in the tech scene to your attention. Today, we’d like you to meet Laurie Barth, Staff Software Engineer on the GatsbyJS Learning Team.

Guiding product managers

Security engineering: Glide path for software products

How can you identify security engineering for the end state of your project? A product manager needs to answer the following questions: – What is the right security engineering end state for me? What is the minimum? When should I stop? This article explores security engineering, investing in security compliance, and the journey to reaching maturity.

Perfectionism and procrastination go hand in hand

The downsides of perfectionism in software development

Is perfectionism holding you back? As a part of the modern workforce, developers, more often than not, have to switch between tasks or work on multiple projects simultaneously. Taking into account the high demand of the industry, it is understandable, why multitasking is needed to piece the project together in time for the release date.