Software development jobs to watch in 2020
Information technology appears among us, fiction movies seem to be gradually turning into reality, from eating, dating or shopping, not far away but all in our hand, a smartphone is enough to hang out with friends.
In 2020 we have witnessed two “booms”, the first one is the notion of “Pandemic Explosion” and the second is the “Technology Explosion” when entrepreneurs apply technology to their businesses and as Elon Musk once said:
“I think the high-tech industry is used to developing new things very quickly. It’s the Silicon Valley way of doing business: You either move very quickly and you work hard to improve your product technology, or you get destroyed by some other company”
Therefore, human resources of Information Technology or IT (for short) is always a tough problem when the supply is low but the demand is too much, leading to a serious shortage of manpower.
Which can make sense, IT-related jobs, especially Software Development Jobs, are less appealing for students since it’s often very boring and difficult to swallow.
But don’t worry, Designveloper will clarify your considerations through the blog’s topic today “5 Software Development Jobs Trending Right Now“.
Software Development Jobs is Okay to not be Okay!
Software development jobs are an IT industry, if you have questions like “What is software development work?” the answer you’ll most likely get is “writing code in a programming language, so the computer can understand and handle a job in real life”.
After listening to the answer, I am sure you will imagine the scenery of a human with thick glasses, droopy hair, staring at the computer all day, right?
Then you are extremely wrong. Because the software development jobs require more of you, including:
- Identify the problem
- Build / collect requirements: After you have clarified the problem, then you will collect the customer requirements and see what their needs are?
- Implementation planning: Software development is like building a building, because of that complexity, you need to plan carefully to avoid unnecessary mistakes and ensure all your work goes in the right order.
- High-level Design: Once you have identified the problem, you need to select the necessary tools to perform, the key steps to be handled, and an overview of the work to be done.
- Detailed Design: Once you have high-level design, the next thing you have to handle is one problem at a time because of the same desire, but there will be many different ways to do it.
- Writing code and debug: Now that we have come to the coding step, we still have to go through 5 stages to write the code, but behind it is not the end of the software development work.
- Software testing (Unit test, integration test, …): Nothing is perfect, so there is no software without errors. Please check that the software is working correctly.
- System consolidation: If the software is very large and needs to split into small modules to work in parallel by many people, it must merge into a unified whole.
- System maintenance: Perfect people sometimes get sick, software too, it also needs regular maintenance and care.
As you can see, it takes a lot of time and brainpower for the software developer to launch software to the market.
Not only is software development jobs’ salary is attractive, less cutthroat, but it also gives you the flexibility of work like remote software development jobs, even if COVID comes, you will never have to worry about being unemployed.
So what are those jobs …?
5 Software Development Jobs Trending Right Now
*The average salary data based on Payscale’s source.
Our day is the age of connectivity when all things are connected (Internet of thing), it creates a huge database called “Big Data” and huge data sources.
That giant data source will be analyzed by an object, turning it from its raw form into information we can exploit.
For example, your comments, posts like or share on Facebook are also a type of data and based on that data, data scientists will know when Christmas is about to come, the access rate to buy chocolates will be higher.
And marketers can use this useful information (insight) for their advertising campaigns.
Sounds cool right?
Because of the complexity of the job, the average income for a data scientist is $96,009 per year.*
Cyber Security Engineer
The network ecosystem’s like an actual society where there still needs “police” to prevent crime and ensure the safety of the system and those “societies” are called businesses.
In the field of information technology, the bigger society, the more the police force there should be and these police forces are called the “Cyber Security Engineer”.
For businesses, the Cyber Security Engineer plays an important role in the survival of that business since they protect the system and ensure it won’t be compromised by any hackers.
That is also the reason why large companies or corporations are willing to pay a lot of money for Cyber Security Engineer force and their salary can reach $96,220 per year.
Mobile Applications Developer
Have you ever heard of Flappy Bird? A product by Nguyen Ha Dong, a simple game but able to attract millions of users, and did you know that Nguyen Ha Dong is also a Mobile Application Developer.
What I want to emphasize here is the great flexibility of this job, not only you can design the app for clients, but also can build your own mobile app and Mr.Ha Dong is utterly a quintessence.
Mobile applications are now becoming extremely popular because of quick manipulation and easier access to users, mobile applications now don’t necessarily have to be social networks like Facebook or Twitter, they can be anything, from fashion brands “Zara, H&M,…” to government organizations.
Therefore, the Mobile Applications Developer jobs have been recently “hot” and their salary will be about $73,023 per year.
Software Engineer acts as an “architect” to create your software. This is, for sure, one of the most important and common software development jobs nowadays.
Granted, you want to build a software to amplify your business, the first person you should meet must be a Software Engineer, you say what your needs are and the Software Engineer will draft the software’s blueprint or in a nutshell, they are your voice.
Then, they will instruct computer programmers to write code for the software, and edit it to suit the needs of customers.
Programmers also need to work with them to build the perfect software.
Software Engineer jobs are full-blown and the recruitment rate for companies is very high, their salary is approximately $85,679 per year.
Embedded System Software Engineer
Embedded system is a system that operates according to a set of rules.
Each system does one or more tasks. Each unit is embedded and constitutes a larger functional system.
Or just understand briefly that the embedded system is like the commands that have been set before, integrated into electronic devices (TVs, washing machines, …) and when you press the buttons on the devices. The electronics are going to do what you say thanks to the embedded system.
Embedded systems are very important for all industries when human demand is increasing, the more we require, the more Embedded System Software Engineer jobs develop.
The average salary of Embedded System Software Engineer is $81,501 per year.
Conclusion about top software development jobs
This article has summarized 5 jobs with a window of development opportunities and stable incomes.
However, in the wave of the technology age, you need to keep up with the development trend of the world and constantly learn to be able to succeed in the field of information technology.
But do not worry because software development jobs are also highly promoted, you can start with entry-level and climb to the higher positions. It happens commonly in the IT field.
As long as you work hard, the success will stand by you. Good luck!