It was recently found out by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics that the demand for software developers is expected to rise by 22% between 2019 to 2029.
Indeed, the digital transformation and need for remote work driven by the pandemic led to an increased demand for software developers, and, as products require more coding, organizations have started to look for more experienced developers.
Developers’ goals are to create innovative, reliable, and easy-to-use products that address specific customer needs. Yet, many developers do not have specific experience regarding building security provisions into software products. It has been reported that many do not want to do it as they think security features might have an impact on the quality, performance, and usability of the applications they are creating. Hence, developers will mostly avoid doing something that could degrade the products.
However, more and more organizations are looking for developers who would add security features to the products, as IT leaders are trying to ensure strong security due to the rising number of threats and vulnerabilities.
Many companies are then trying to make sure to have security as part of the development process by developing a developer-centric security approach. Hence, by doing so, companies make it easier for developers to include security in the development process without it becoming too complicated or time-consuming.