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Software Development Careers

Software is all around us. It controls our traffic lights, makes our phone smarter, and powers the internet. We rely on software without realising the impact it has on our lives, and we need to ensure that we have enough people to fill these exciting opportunities.

A career in Software Development means that you will play a key role in creating our future digital world. There are many different ways where you can make a difference. Below are some of the common job roles found in Scotland today.

Common feeder roles into Software Development can include:

  • IT Networking
  • Finance and Banking
  • Digital Marketing
  • Sales and Business Development
  • Law Enforcement

The Software Development Industry continues to grow rapidly with many new and exciting jobs emerging all the time.

Technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Edge Computing, and Virtual Environments will have an impact on Software Development roles.

There’s more to Software Development than just technical skills.

Soft skills are just as vitally important enabling individuals to perform highly in the ever-changing world of work:

Self Management

  • Focusing
  • Integrity
  • Adapting
  • Initiative

Social Intelligence

  • Communicating
  • Feeling
  • Collaborating
  • Leading


  • Curiosity
  • Creativity
  • Sense making
  • Critical thinking