Microsoft recently shared an enlightening article over at their blog, focusing on what we can expect as far as software development trends, in light of the modern workplace being upended. Author Amanda Silver noted that 2020 marked severe disruptions in how businesses connect with both employees and customers, resulting in digital transformations that would’ve otherwise taken years to develop. Tallan was among the numerous Microsoft partners whose team had to pivot internally while helping their customers adapt to their own obstacles. Like other partners, collaborating via Microsoft Teams and shifting heavily to cloud based workloads were crucial actions in our success.
Looking ahead, we’re confident 2020’s trial by fire solutions will only act to seed even greater advancements in data management, UX, app development and cloud solutions among other practices at the forefront of IT.
Amanda Silver, Corporate Vice President of Product, Develop Division, elaborates on how what we learned in 2020 will be applied going forward.
The most successful companies understand digital transformation is not just about adding technology, but about supporting their people to continuously generate value through deep customer insights and rapid iteration. This doesn’t just apply to tech companies. LinkedIn data shows across the U.S., hiring for engineering roles grew 25% from 2019 to 2020. Digital skills will remain in high-demand – we expect to see 150 million tech or tech-adjacent jobs over the next five years. Topping the list of fastest-growing skills on LinkedIn since the pandemic hit are digital skills including programming and digital marketing.
These areas are predicted to be pivotal in supporting developer success…
High Demand for Develop Talent
Minting New Developers
Workplace flexibility and remote-first collaboration
Inclusive and supportive team cultures and human-centered developer tools
Scaling out with open source
Scaling out with low-code solutions
Continuing to build, grown and learn
There’s no doubt the last year will have a lasting impact on the technology industry and the developer profession. There’s a lot to look forward to, and I am excited to see how we all continue to build, grow, and learn together as we continue to support the resilience of our broader communities.