Software Developer

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How to begin your career in Software Development

If you want to become a Software Developer, you are in the right place! A career as a Software Developer can be both challenging and rewarding. Here you can familiarise yourself with the skills and attributes needed to land a software development role.

Software Developer

What is Software Development?

Starting your career as a Software Developer

The need for Software Developers has never been more acute, and the rise in demand is set to continue. This makes it one of the most in-demand jobs for organisations of all sizes.  

A Software Developer is responsible for designing, developing, testing, and maintaining software applications. Their primary focus is on writing code and creating functional, efficient software solutions. Interested? Please read on to find out more about how to become a Software Developer. 

Is a career in Software Development right for me?

Software Development skills

Deciding whether a career in Software Development is right for you will depend on your interests, skills, and career goals. Assess your current skills to ensure you have the correct toolkit for success. At Learning People, we are on hand to provide guidance and support to help you hone these skills.


  • Key attributes of a Software Developer include:
    Problem solving attitude
    A meticulous eye for detail
    A logical brain and a propensity for maths and programming
    Can do attitude to learning and development

Software Developer responsibilities

  • Key responsibilities of a Software Developer include:
    Programming languages
    Web development
    Mobile app development
    Backend development
    Programming frameworks
    Cyber security
    AI management
    Database management


Tasks and responsibilities of a Software Developer can vary depending on your organisation, project, and area of specialisation - for example, web development, mobile app development, backend development, and so on. Once you have more experience and you have achieved the basics there are many different career routes you can take as a Software Developer.   

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How do I become a Software Developer?

Qualifications needed to become a Software Developer

There are several routes to becoming a Software Developer - one of the most efficient ways is to enrol in a coding boot camp and get certified online. Online courses offer intensive training programs focused on practical skills that help you prove your capability to employers. 

You can select courses that focus on a particular language, but it can be beneficial to study a programme that introduces you to a range of programming languages and therefore enhances your employability. Common languages include Python, Java, C++, JavaScript, and Ruby.  

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Does a career in Software Development sound right for you?

If you are interested in starting a career in software development, contact us today to arrange a FREE consultation with one of our experts who can help you explore your options. 

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You can earn an average of £58,080.00 a year

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Senior Software Developer

You can earn an average of £58,080.00 a year

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