The Life of a Remote Software Engineer: Upskilling for a Flexible Future
23 Nov 20
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Our MSc Software Engineering course is designed for those with a computing-focused Undergraduate degree or an equivalent qualification. If you’re looking to reskill, becoming a software engineer is a great career move, one that offers promising security for the future.
Enrol for the master’s in Software Engineering at the University of Bolton in January 2021 and unlock your potential in a supportive and friendly environment, with one-to-one mentorship and excellent opportunities for career development.
Here are just some of the reasons why reskilling in this specialism is so important in the era of digital transformation.
Software engineer jobs are in demand
According to research by recruitment company, Michael Page, software engineer jobs are now the world’s most in-demand profession, with plenty of potential for promotion. As well as the skills gap in the UK, the demand for software development talent is on the rise across the globe. Not only do those with the right qualifications have access to more job opportunities here, but there’s also the chance of world travel and exciting expat work.
Great earning potential
The average software engineer salary is more than £50,000 in the UK according to employment agency, REED, with some salaries reaching £80,000 or higher. As predicated demand for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workers increases in the coming years, earning potential is set to rise even further.
Job security in the time of Artificial Intelligence
As well as an attractive starting salary, software development is set to be one of the safest professions in the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation. While fear of robot takeover has placed fear on some industries, software development is an area that will work hand-in-hand with AI and machine learning to create better products and solutions for the next generation.
The business landscape is changing
Software adoption, particularly in the cloud, has ramped up since COVID-19, altering the business landscape forever. With the shift from legacy systems to a more nimble infrastructure taking place right now, there is no better time to reskill with our master’s in Software Engineering course.
If you would like to find out more about reskilling, head over to our MSc Software Engineering course page. Enrol in January and join one of the top universities in the country to enjoy #UniAsItShouldBe.
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