It seems that coding is on the rise among students! According to a global survey conducted by CloudBees , 18-24 year olds see software development as their first choice of career. Nine out of ten respondents believe that many jobs will emerge over the next few years.
Technology is constantly evolving and students are not wrong to look to the profession of developer. Whether it's security or new tools, programs are becoming increasingly important in our world. New entrants to the job market are in tune with this trend, says Dinesh Keswani (Chief Technology Officer at CloudBees).
Although still on the school benches, Generation Z says it is ready to join the world of work Among the thousand students surveyed in France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States, 56% say they want to devote part of their course to coding, 39% expect to touch code in their future job and 29% want to understand coding to “better understand the work of their future colleagues.” Not to mention the 10% who code “for fun”!
By digging into the subject a little, we see that, despite the great interest in development, a gap is widening between what is taught in school and the world of work. On the one hand, Java and Python are the langmost studied ages. However, 41% of graduates say that the programming language seen in class is not the one they use in the office. On the other hand, the deadlock is too often made on cybersecurity for 25% of those surveyed. A figure that rises to 29% in France.
So yes, coding changes with the fashions and it is difficult to teach today what will be used tomorrow. But the fact of learning on the job is an additional burden for employers and even future colleagues of these students. Companies must therefore be prepared by setting up specific training and induction programs to fill their gaps.
Jobs, wages and teleworking
Regardless of the continent, 53% of graduates surveyed report that they found a job within six months of have completed their studies. While many sectors are saturated or require a minimum of professional experience, the developmentis doing relatively well!
Finally, salary and social benefits are important for 47% of French people surveyed, followed by the location of the workplace for 11% and the possibility of teleworking for 8%.