The state of the software industry

Submitted by Ray on Thu, 08/09/2007 - 20:37

Software Engineering in the UK strives on as a growing and vital IT occupational group, although there is still a shortage of graduates offering key skills in many areas. Database software, information modelling tools and application development are amongst those areas in need of an injection of qualified personnel. One of the main factors affecting this shortage is the fact that self-employment amongst software engineers is higher than the average for other disciplines within the IT sector, obviously developing software packages of their own.