Between lines of code and proofs of concept, programmers never stop evolving. The progression towards mature artificial intelligence systems, new environments such as the metaverse or the rise of technologies such as blockchain require these professionals, who are increasingly in demand, to acquire knowledge, use cutting-edge tools and specialise.
The digitalisation of companies due to the pandemic increased the demand for programming professionals, a trend that will continue.
A sector linked to innovation is an ideal breeding ground for adding young talent, but there is still progress to be made in gender equality.
Predominance of professionals under 35 years of age
With university education
And it’s all men
Initiatives to boost visibility of and support for women programmers:
Most-employed developer profiles, according to developers:
Other related roles:
Programming requires proficiency in several languages, an eye for the latest trends and soft skills.
Which programming languages are most popular?
64% of professionals like a particular language because of the ecosystem: the libraries are well updated and useful to them.
What are the latest trends to develop your work?
‘Low code’ and ‘no code’. Tools to create applications or automate tasks in an intuitive way to launch prototypes and streamline processes.
API. Using application programming interfaces enables collaboration between professionals and speeds up work.
Automation. Some platforms allow you to automate tasks to avoid errors and check lines of code.
Cloud. The giants’ applications help them reduce costs and maximise their time, in addition to offering them specific resources.
Which technologies should you track?
Beyond technique… What other skills do you need to develop?
Programming is a task that requires constant training.
Ways to learn to program
Most programmers acquire new web development skills through online sites.
Free platforms to get started
In addition to bootcamps, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, there are platforms for learning to program for free:
Websites for sharing and testing
Whether to continue learning or to improve their projects, developers have several alternatives for exchanging knowledge.
Software developers shape the next digital products. Without their work, decoding the innovations of the future would be nearly impossible.
Do you want to test your knowledge as a programmer?
The BBVA 2022 Hackathon will take place on 21st, 22nd and 23rd October. The bank’s units will test your skills with challenges that you will have to solve in multidisciplinary teams.