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With the constant advancement of technology, software engineering is a key part of the ever-evolving computing industry. If you own an iPhone or other Apple product, you’ll be aware of how frequently they release new iOS updates; accommodating the constantly evolving technological developments.
According to GlobeNewswire, the global DevSecOps market is set for a net worth over £20 billion by 2029, rising from a figure of £2 billion back in 2021. This indicates a huge demand for industry professionals, meaning there is no better time to study and enter the sector.
Let’s explore what the top software engineering trends are that we expect to see in 2023; and explore how a software engineering degree can help you develop your skills.
Short for development, security, and operations, DevSecOps are an approach to culture, automation, and platform design that integrates security as a shared responsibility throughout the whole IT lifecycle. It’s something that’s vital to touch on in the modern world of software engineering as it’s set to rapidly evolve. The combination of software development, security, and operations means that companies are now able to deliver both secure and reliable software at a faster pace. Let’s take a look at a few key points that are set to shape the future of DevSecOps:
- Companies are expecting to see a shift in focus to automation
- Security is set to be a key focus for everyone!
- There will be a prominence on container orchestration
- There is set to be increased use of cloud-native technologies
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
If there’s one thing that’s quickly moving to the forefront of the digital revolution, it’s AI! AI refers to the ability of a computer to simulate human intelligence in its own function, and recent years have seen it evolve from being a scientific function to trying to take on more artistic responsibilities, such as content writing. By incorporating human cognitive learning skills, AI is beginning to become mainstream in almost every industry. Today, you can see many companies using it through features such as voice assistants and chatbots.
Specifically in 2023, we can expect to see an increased use of AI in the workplace. It is already being used to complete mundane tasks such as data entry, but it is set to evolve to take on more complex duties such as data analytics and decision-making.
An emerging software engineering trend that is also set to expand is quantum computing. According to the global organisation IBM, quantum computing is a rapidly-evolving technology that harnesses the law of quantum mechanics to solve problems that are too complex for classical computers. With a current market worth of nearly £30 billion, set to increase further in 2023, as governments, start-ups, and major technology companies set to increase investment in it. Companies such as Google and IBM are at the forefront of this technology, so expect it to be an exciting and well-paid field to consider continuing your studies into after graduation.
Why Study a Software Engineering Degree?
At the University of Bolton, we take great pride in supporting our student’s career ambitions. Our BEng (Hons) Software Engineering degree offers a positive and supportive learning environment, with small class sizes and purpose-built teaching facilities that prepare our students for entry to this exciting industry.
Let’s take a look at some of the course highlights…
- Our computer science courses have been voted first for Student Satisfaction*
- We have strong industry links and we regularly review the course content to ensure that is industry-relevant and introduces our students to the latest thinking and innovations
- Our lecturers are experts in their field with professional experience and industry knowledge that they are proud to share with our students; giving our students the support they need to reach their full potential
- We have a dedicated Careers and Employability Team who help our students develop their employability skills; ensuring they are career-ready, and hopefully find employment
Click here to view our full details and let the University of Bolton help you learn the skills to succeed in a forward-thinking industry.
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*Complete University Guide – Student Satisfaction – Northwest – 2023