More people are taking up software development and coding skills

A new report from Red Hat revealed that the pandemic led many adults in the UK to learn computer programming and software development skills.

According to the study, most of them were motivated by the idea of starting a new career and finding job security and stability. Indeed, 43% of these new coders and developers came from a non-technical background, while the rest either worked in the IT industry or were unemployed.

Moreover, coding wasn’t the only skill developed by people in the UK. Some decided to take up animation and graphic design, personal development, first aid training, and editing, so as to help improve their careers.

The spread of the pandemic and the shift to home working showed that the future is digital. Hence, having people turning towards computer programming or software development as a new skill seems to be more vital than ever.