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10 Ways Developer Hiring Has Changed

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    1. Industries Hiring More Software Developers

    1. Industries Hiring More Software Developers

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    You might think that the best place to find a job as a developer is at a technology company. That might have been true once upon a time, but these days a lot of the software jobs are in industries outside the technology industry. For example, in 2012, retailers accounted for just 6.4 percent of all software jobs. But in 2017, retailers had 13.9 percent of the software jobs, making it by far the fastest-growing industry for job titles like software developer, software engineer, and so forth. Other fast-growing industries included banking and manufacturing. The truism that "every company is a software company" seems to be particularly true for these segments of the economy.


If you've been working as a developer for more than a couple of years, you might have noticed that the job market seems to be evolving. Demand for programmers is still high, but the companies doing the hiring seem to be a little different than in years past.

You aren't imagining things.

Online job information hub Glassdoor recently conducted research examining how software jobs have changed between 2012 and 2017. And, the company's findings challenge some of the traditional wisdom about where developers should be looking for jobs.

Additional analysis of data available from Dice.com and Robert Half Technology revealed other changes in salaries, bonuses, and the types of job skills employers are looking for.

The slides that follow cover ten ways that developer hiring has changed over the last five years.

This article was originally published on 2017-08-04

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